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Vital Power Rankings - Leogang, Austria World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In
We've barely had time to catch our breath after the banger of a race that went down a few days ago in Fort William, and it's already time to don our pointy hats again and shake the Aonoch Mor cement dust off our Power Rankings crystal balls ... more »
Formula 1 Meets Mountain Biking in Trek's New RE:aktiv Suspension
After five plus years of development, the minds at Penske Racing Shocks, Trek, and FOX are excited to introduce RE:aktiv, a new suspension design using regressive damping - a technology proven in auto racing that has never before been applied to mountain
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Brandon Semenuk's Rad Company - A Review
The New World Disorder series was one of only a few truly iconic series of mountain bike movies, and it introduced a whole generation of new riders to the sport of freeriding. Over the span of 10 releases, each NWD would raise the bar of what ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Atlas
UPDATE: The voters came out in force this week, and ultimately Kaczmarczyk's shot of Xavi Pasamonte took home top honors. Vital member connnordoll21 will be thrilled, he is this week's lucky voter! The Vital MTB Photo Comp is a weekly photo competition, ... more »
7 Things the Fort William World Cup Taught Me
By gordo, Photos by Sven Martin and Duncan Philpott It's hard top the excitement created by the pinnacle of downhill competition in our two-wheeled, human-powered community, and the Fort William World Cup lived up to the hype. Despite the numerous times
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Troy Brosnan and Emmeline Ragot Win 2014 Fort William UCI World Cup Downhill Race
The sun made an unceremonial appearance at Fort William, but apart from this anomaly, the rest of the race day was vintage Fort Bill - huge crowds and redhot racing. First up, in the junior's, what can we say about Martin Maes? He qualified second with
A sign of things to come from Maes? - photo by Sven Martin.
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Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Fort William World Cup
Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's downhill at the 2014 UCI World Cup in Fort William, Scotland and you could win a brand new SRAM X01 DH drivetrain. How to Play In the comments below, predict the winners and times of Elite ... more »
First Look: 2015 Lapierre DH
We knew Lapierre had been working on a brand new design for their new DH bike, and the heavily taped-up prototype we spotted a month ago left little doubt that the "PendBox" suspension system of the previous generation was headed for retirement. ... more »
Best of Vital - May 2014
May is the time to regroup. After the first big races of the season, things slow down to let everybody catch their breath a bit. Following the initial double volley of Pietermaritzburg and Cairns, World Cup downhill disappeared for a month ... more »
Vital Power Rankings - Fort William, Scotland World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In
A monsoon in the jungle, if the Vital Power Ranking staffers were looking for excuses after Cairns, mother nature certainly obliged. All that water left the riders slithering down a muddy, root-infested jungle track and our carefully constructed ... more »

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