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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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First Look: Specialized Boomslang Flat Pedals
Specialized has been working on a new flat pedal for quite some time - in fact, we've seen versions of this pedal going back a couple of years already. With the pedals now in production, it's time to take a closer look at what's been keeping them so busy.
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Details Unveiled! First Look: 2015 Specialized Demo Carbon 650b
You've seen the radical asymmetric design in the wild, now get the nitty gritty details on Specialized's all-new Demo.
First spotted at Crankworx Whistler last year in prototype form, today Specialized released full details for the all-new 2015 S-Works Demo Carbon. Aaron Gwin and Troy ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by 7iDP
UPDATE: There was nothing in it this week, but in the end, there can be only one winner - and that is Jacek Slonik. Vital member mateusz.handzlik is our lucky voter. Both winners will each receive a Control prize pack - knee, elbow, ankle ... more »
First Look: 2015 Devinci Spartan Carbon
Devinci launched an aluminum version of the Spartan less than two months ago. Today the Spartan Carbon becomes official. It retains the same 165mm travel and geometry that makes the bike well suited to Enduro race use, but drops nearly 2-pounds off the weight of the aluminum
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Win SRAM GUIDE RSC Brakes - Vital OTB Windham, NY World Cup
Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's downhill at the 2014 UCI World Cup in Windham, New York 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 »
Vital Power Rankings, Windham World Cup - The 15 Fastest Going In
Mont Sainte Anne's legend is steeped in heroics forever enshrined in MTB lore, and the 2014 edition certainly lived up both to the hype and the heritage. Long, fast, and rough, it is a track to separate the men from the boys, and last week ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Spank
UPDATE: it was a close race this week, but in the end, there can be only one. Or two, since we also have a prize for a lucky voter! M Kuczynski's shot took the voting, and Vital member Elek_Norbert is our lucky voter -  both winners will each ... more »

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