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Friendship Barspins - It Never Hurts to Ask for Help
Watts and McCaul in 2006. photos by gordo
They say team work is the dream work, so when we saw Justin Skinner's and Bobby Lamirande's double friendship barspin, we were stoked! They're taking the power of friendship and doubling it. Get pumped on friends and bicycles with a look at ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by VP
UPDATE: Ewa Kania's shot of Albert ripping the turns took this week's top spot. Brian Cahal was the lucky voter to also win. Our two winners will each receive their choice of one of the new VX pedals from VP (Trail, Adventure, or Race models). ... more »
Best of Vital - April 2014
When it rains it pours. The racing season couldn't get here fast enough, then came April and an absolute onslaught of red hot between-the-tapes action from the Southern Hemisphere. The World Cup circus got off to a flying start in hot and dusty ... more »
The Man Behind BOS - Interview with BOS Suspension Founder, Olivier Bossard
Written by Daniel Slusser. Images by Sven Martin, Duncan Philpott, Joe Bowman and Daniel Slusser
Unassuming, often recoiling from media attention, Olivier Bossard prefers to do the hard work of developing suspension products that win World Cup DH titles rather than sitting down for an interview. When asked about his approach to the relationship ... more »
First Look: SRAM X1 Drivetrain - 1x11 Trickling Down
Ever since SRAM's XX1 turned the drivetrain world on its head in 2012, many riders have been waiting for the technology to trickle down to more affordable levels. SRAM provided a partial answer in 2013 when it launched the X01 drivetrain, which retails for about $200 less than XX1 for the complete
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This Guy Earned a $100 Jenson USA Gift Card for His Vital MTB Member Reviews - You Could Too!
Every 30 days, we award the Top User Reviewer with a little prize. This month Jenson USA pitched in a $100 gift card! Vital MTB member awol12 wrote several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight the ones that helped earned him the Top Reviewer ... more »
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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Gravity
UPDATE: Monika Marcinkowska's shot of shreddy shrubbery takes home a close round of voting this week, much to the delight of Vital member Alon, this week's lucky voter. Our two winners will each receive a Gradient Carbon Bar (winner's choice ... more »
All You Need to See from the 2014 Cairns World Cup
The spiders and snakes may have scared you away from seeing all the incredible content from the 2014 Cairns UCI World Cup. Consider this your bug spray, so you can check out the photos, videos and news without fear of the critters. Cairns World ... more »
Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Cairns World Cup
Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's downhill at the 2014 UCI World Cup in Cairns, Australia and you could win a brand new SRAM X01 DH drivetrain. How to Play In the comments below, predict the winners and times of Elite Men's ... more »

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