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Race Report: Shimano Winter Series Race #3 Presented by Southridge USA
by Walt Malzahn
As we roll into February and get that much closer to the start of the 2012 World Cup season, the Shimano Winter Series Presented by Southridge USA is at the mid-point with the third race of what will sure to be an amazing  and ... more »
Tested: Scott Voltage FR 20
by Evan Powell Ever since the Whistler premiere of ‘From the Inside Out’ last October, I’ve been riding and evaluating the 2012 Scott Voltage FR 20.
The bike is geared toward the entry to mid-level gravity rider. Scott says it’s a freeride ... more »
2012 Fox Mountain Bike Line + Video
Fox just sent over this preview of their new 2012 MTB apparel and protective gear. Looks sick! Don't miss the video from the Anthill crew.
View the entire 2012 Fox MTB Collection Here All catalog photos are by Ian Hylands, Sterling Lorence, Sven Martin, ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp
Update: The ripping photo of Taylor Vernon by Eyesdown Films narrowly edged out the action packed 'Winter Mayhem' scene by Harrison Mendel and crew. Eyesdown Films will receive a great set of knee pads from  Pro-Tec. If you'd like ... more »
Race Report: 2012 Southridge Winter Series Race #2 Presented by Shimano
by Walt Malzahn The weekend of January 22 saw the second race of the Southridge Winter Series presented by Shimano take place in Fontana, CA. Mother nature was up to her tricks again and treated all of us here in Southern California to something that we
Cody Johnson getting aero. Yeah buddy! - Photo by Blue Fire
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Avid's New Four-Piston Disc Brakes(?)
Earlier today we caught a first glimpse of a new prototype rear derailleur from Sram. The boys over at mtb-news.de have a photo of it from a different angle. The derailleur is certainly interesting, but there's something else that caught our eye in this photo. Check out the brake caliper.
Moar pistons moar better? We'll find out soon.
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SRAM "Leaks" A New Rear Derailleur Design
I spy...
Sram released this image via their facebook page just a few hours ago. The caption on it was "Can you spot anything interesting?" It's pretty obvious, isn't it? Check out the rear derailleur. Just last year Shimano introduced the XTR Shadow ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp
Update: Giacomo Proserpio's photo of Rhys Willemse at the 2011 Val di Sole World Cup won this round. Check back next Tuesday for another photo comp! If you'd like your shots to be eligible, upload them here. It was a great week for ... more »
The Tom Wheeler Project - Part 2.5
For those that aren't familiar with Tom's story, be sure to watch these two videos first one, two). We're inspired Tom's determination to make it work. Keep it up! Words by Tom Wheeler, video and photos and Eyesdown Films
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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp
Update: The photo of Mucsi Balázs getting rad in Livigno wins this round. It was taken by Norbert Szász. Good depth of field, composition, and timing. Congrats! Upload your shots to be considered for the next contest. Every Tuesday we ... more »

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