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12 Bike Rides That Will Give You Nightmares
No risk, no reward, right? The difference between a worthy adrenaline rush and pure stupidity is a variable that can't be quantified scientifically, so we'll let you be the judge with these nightmare-inducing bike rides. Happy Halloween Eve. ... more »
12 Bikes That Will Give You Nightmares
We're in the heat of fright season with Halloween right around the corner, so what better way to get into the spirit of scare than to look at 12 bikes that will give you nightmares. The Forkless Bike - FL-01 Outset
Dr. Octagon had that song ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Birzman
UPDATE: getting a bit wet proved well worth the while for Pongkird Kongnaka, as his muddy mayhem shot took home top honors in this week's comp - much to the delight of Vital member Feral Marmot, this week's lucky voter! Both winners will each ... more »
INSIDE: Fly Racing
Any fan of motocross or BMX racing is probably familiar with Fly Racing apparel and protective gear. Nearly 20-years ago, the brand was born out of Western Power Sports distribution with the introduction of a moto handlebar and helmet. 13-years ... more »
Vital MTB Bi-Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Club Ride
UPDATE: It was a close one, but Gabriel Smogorzewski's early morning suicide ended up taking top honors - much to the delight of Vital member om1wan, this week's lucky voter. Both Gabriel and om1wan will each receive a Jack Flannel shirt and a Precinct jersey ... more »
Ken Block's Custom Specialized Demo DH Bike
Ken Block (yes, that Ken Block) just picked up a 2014 Specialized S-Works Demo downhill bike that we had to share. From the custom paint job and decals to the components, this thing looks dialed.
"Received a special delivery a few days ago ... more »
Jared Graves Race Journal - World Champion
There have been so many things going through my head over the last six weeks since the Whistler EWS. All the “what ifs!” My worst result of the season to this point was 9th. On paper, just needing 23rd or better in Finale Ligure sounds easy ... more »
Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike
How light? You read that right. This custom 2015 S-Works Demo Carbon build weighs just 33.22-pounds (15.07-kg) and is race ready.
Often times super light downhill bikes are built with a number of compromises in order to shave grams, but this ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by KORE
UPDATE: when you take the time to reflect, great things can happen - like Ewald Sadie's shot of Matthieu Hamel, for example! Ewald wins the Rivera DJ wheelset, and northwestdhdad, this week's lucky voter the Rivera DJ cockpit - both from KORE! The Rivera ... more »
Best of Vital - September 2014
Not that we had much of a break over summer anyway, but September rolled around with a packed agenda and at the coalface, the action showed no signs of letting up. After an incredible season of DH World Cup racing all eyes were on World Champs ... more »

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