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First Look: 2015 Giant Glory Advanced 27.5
Giant rolled out the first 27.5 incarnation of  its Glory DH bike last year, and as we speculated at the time, has now followed up with the carbon version. Based on the exact same geometry as its aluminum counterpart, the Glory Advanced ... more »
First Look: Q36R Quick Release System for FOX 36 Forks
Love your FOX 36 fork, but tired of those 5 bolts standing in the way of you and quick removal of your front wheel? Colorado-based bike shop and general suspension tuners The Flow Zone have developed a product that turns the factory-supplied pinch ... more »
Earn $100 at Jenson USA for Your Vital MTB Member Reviews
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 SaddleRags wrote a handful of great reviews that we'd like to highlight. It helped earned him the Top Reviewer spot. ... more »
Jack of All Trades, Master of Many | Catching Up with Andi Wittmann
Andi Wittmann is most known as the creator and driving force behind the iconic big-mountain/slopestyle event Nine Knights. We took the opportunity to catch up with him just as he was getting ready to release Framed III, his latest seasonal edit produced
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New Found Speed | Wheel Testing with Jerome Clementz
Jon Cancellier has managed the SRAM BlackBox Program for the past 7 seasons. This includes choosing the athletes, working with them on custom projects, as well as being at the races to make sure that they have everything they need. An athlete ... more »
YT Industries Opens North America, Oceania Markets and Launches 2015 Range
YT Industries made a lot of noise in 2014, especially around its much-acclaimed Capra. Regarded by many as a game changer, this 160-170mm travel carbon bike seemed to strike a near-perfect balance of up- and down-hill prowess, and because YT sells ... more »
26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think
26-inch wheel aficionados may be some luckiest riders right now because their wallet can stay fat while their bikes stay dialed. Thanks to the help of a friend of Vital, we've been turned on to some screaming deals on brand new parts to create ... more »
Remeber That One Time? Vital Gram Central
The holidays are over. People are back at work, back into their routines. Life continues as if nothing ever happened and New Year's resolutions were never made. Click, tag, comment, like, follow all in the name of remembering that one time ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Canfield Brothers
UPDATE: Nikos Rigas' shot took home a solid win at the polls this week, much to the delight of Vital member bizutch, this week's lucky voter. Nikos Rigas will take home the brand new AM/DH cranks while bizutch scores a pair of Crampon pedals- both from from ... more »
First Look: 2015 Kali Maya Helmet
Kali first showed us their new Maya helmet in the middle of 2014, and they have now taken it to production. The Maya is a "deep coverage" trail or enduro helmet which much like other helmets from the brand features a multi-density foam shell ... more »

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