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Ridden: VP Components Angle Adjustable Headset
by Butterman Nestled somewhere in the heat of the desert at Outerbike 2011, the VP Components booth beckoned us to stop by for a test ride. The objective was to try out the VP Varial headset - VP's new angle adjustable offering - on Bootleg's varied
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Fast Five with Eliot Jackson
Eliot Jackson - King of the Scrub, American World Cup shredder, and an internationally acclaimed Mac model - tackles the Fast Five. What was the worst part about racing in Europe? Language barrier. If we don't speak the same language we both end up getting
Photo: Aaron Chao
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SRAM Introduces RISE MTB Wheels
SRAM is officially entering the MTB wheel market with the new RISE 40 aluminum and RISE 60 carbon wheels. Both are available in 26" and 29" varieties. From what we can tell, a lot of engineering went into these bad boys. While they are primarily geared
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Fast Five with Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor, man of many maneuvers, gets down and dirty with his Fast Five. Are you a millionaire from your iPhone POV camera thing yet? Soon, haha, but really we sold it to a bigger company that has the time and money to make it huge. I still have
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Five Ten Desktop Wallpapers
The awesome crew at Five Ten just dropped us a line with some rad new desktop backgrounds of Peaty and Danny Hart, so we thought we'd share. Photo credit goes to the talented Duncan Philpott. Be sure to also check out the growing collection of Vital MTB wallpapers. Step 1 - Click
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Fast Five with Brian Lopes
Brian Lopes is pretty much faster than you at everything, so this Fast Five makes more sense than most. Are you going to Tweet this interview with your shirt off? No, it's too cold up here in Santa Cruz, sorry to disappoint you. It has to be at least
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Fast Five with Cam Zink
Reno's most famous freerider gets it done proper and then front flips for your bleeding eyeballs. What was the last thing you watched on television? Inside the Outdoors on Fuel. Would you rather be punched in the face by your brother Howie or Zach Dank?
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Fast Five with Andrew Neethling
What PSI are you running in your front tire right now? Zero. My DH bike is hanging in Brendog's shed with a flat tire. Ready to be packed. How many times this year were you asked if Nate Riffle and Duncan Riffle are brothers? Don't understand the question.
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Vital MTB Envelope Art Contest
The most creative self-addressed stamped envelope mailed to Butterman will get a Vital MTB gift pack including t-shirts, a beanie and stickers! Just floss out your envelope and send it to Butterman by October 15, 2011. Even if you don't win the contest,
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2011 Trans Provence Enduro, Day 5 and 6
Greetings From Trans Provence, it's another double update day, so let's start with Day 5 DAY 5
Start: Guillaumes (793m) Trailhead: Bouchanières (1418m) Finish: St-Sauveur-sur-Tinée (500m) Riding distance: 39.22 km On-bike height gain: 977m ... more »

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