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First Look: 2015 Commencal Supreme DH Comp and DH Park
For 2015, Commencal is looking to meet the requirements of two different types of big bike riders: the park rats and the racers. For the chrono addicts, the company continues to refine its Supreme DH platform, now rolling on 650B wheels and ... more »
First Look: SRAM Goes Hookless on New RISE 60 Wheels
SRAM's carbon RISE 60 wheels get new hubs and new rims for 2015. Built for XC and trail riders, the RISE 60 now utilizes a hookless rim design that results in a wheel that’s lighter, stronger and more resistant to impacts. The inner width of the rim
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Win SRAM GUIDE RSC Brakes - Vital OTB Meribel, France, World Cup
Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's downhill at the 2014 UCI World Cup in Meribel, France, and you could win a brand new set of SRAM GUIDE RSC brakes. How to Play In the comments below, predict the winners and times of Elite ... more »
Chain Reaction's Epic Summer Sale Just Got More Epic
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Vital Power Rankings, Meribel World Cup - The 15 Fastest Going In
All good things must come to an end, and although we're not entirely sure how we ended up here so quickly, the final World Cup of the 2014 campaign is upon us. We've had an incredible season, with first-time winners climbing precipitously to ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Royal Racing
UPDATE: Hardtail hucking paid off this week as Artur Wszolek's shot took home a landslide victory, which is sure to please our lucky voter, Vital member Callum to no end. Both our winners will each receive a very rad gear set from Royal Racing ... more »
Sneak Peek: New Additions to 2015 Dainese Line
by Zach White There are still a few of us crusty old riders who remember when Swiss rider, Philippe Parakis, showed up on the 1991 race circuit in bright pink and yellow GP-style Dainese moto protection, modified to race DH in. The motorcycle-specific Italian company had no initial intention to stray from their focus, but Parakis’ popularity
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Smokin’ Hot and on Your Heels - A Mountain Bike Race For the Ladies
by Stephanie Nitsch
The race description read like a trashy fantasy airport novel: “Hot on Your Heels will not be held responsible for any harassment directed towards the volunteers during the day. This includes the after party.” And the criterion ... more »
New Rocky Mountain Flatline Nearing Production?
About a year ago or so, we spotted an unmarked prototype being ridden at Crankworx. The bike featured a 4-bar suspension design with a Horst link, with the shock fixed at the lower shock mount (non-floater). Two rear wheel positions to allow the use
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Golden Hour, Golden Deals - Save Big with These Special Offers!
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