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Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Pietermaritzburg South Africa World Cup
Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's downhill at the 2012 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa World Cup and you could win a brand new RockShox BoXXer World Cup downhill fork. How to Play In the comments below, predict the winners and times ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp
UPDATE: Jeffrey Riedstra's shot of Jeremy Struik takes the cake this week. The shot has great colors, lighting, and the reflection adds a nice touch. Jeffrey will receive either the impact-ready Pro-Tec Shovelhead 2 Helmet or a pair of the super comfortable ... more »
Yeti's New Carbon 303WC Frameset
The Yeti crew is in South Africa making final preparations for the upcoming World Cup. Take a gander at their new kits and a fancy new carbon frame that just showed up...
We'll scout out more details when Sven finishes his four-plane ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp
Every Tuesday we hold a photo competition where five of seven 'Daily Shots' from the previous week go head-to-head in a winner-take-all photo face-off. This week we've got big whips, fast turns, and a creative line in the skatepark.  WE ... more »
Strength in Numbers Visits Nepal - Teaser
Riding in Nepal on a trail at four thousand meters (13,000 ft) elevation and looking over at a mountain that is eight thousand meters (26,000 ft) tall is a surreal experience. The fact that the trail below your bike has never seen tires on it makes it
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Bar Drag Bounty 2 Winners
Vital MTBers, you all made the Bar Drag Bounty 2 Video Contest one incredible, turn-smashing good time! We can't thank you enough for your hard work, creativity and aggressive turning skills! Picking a winner was not easy and our panel of judges ... more »
Join the 2012 Vital MTB Mini Fantasy League on DIRT
Who's ready for some World Cup action?! We sure are. Racers are already beginning their journey to South Africa for the opening round on March 17th. Here at Vital, we LOVE racing. Heck, live and breath it for several months each year. So does DIRT Magazine,
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Trail Rider? Check Out Shimano's 2013 SLX Group and New Wheels
Shimano dropped us a note with images of their updated and affordable SLX group, which is intended for trail riders. The group is highlighted by a new rear derailleur which benefits from Shimano's Shadow Plus technology. Goodbye chainslap.  Also
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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp
Update:  Mauro Marcovecchio and Maroto rallied the troops and gained enough votes to edge out the shot of Werner Speeckaert by Nicolas Niederprüm. The winner will receive either the impact ready Pro-Tec Shovelhead 2 Helmet or a pair of the super comfortable ... more »
2012 Specialized Covert Helmet
Specialized just dropped some information on their new half shell, skate-style helmet, dubbed the Covert. It's CSPC-certified, looks clean and comes in colors that all of us can handle. Check the specs, the pics, buckle and go... 2012 Covert Helmet Specs
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