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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 »
Jared Graves Race Journal #2 - EWS Tweedlove, Scotland
After a month back home after EWS #1 in Chile and some good riding and training under my belt, it was time for EWS #2 in Scotland. It’s fair to say that this race was one that I had been thinking about a fair bit. With the weather in Scotland ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Source
UPDATE : Pierre van der Merwe tackling a wall of roots was the winning shot this week, which will cause our lucky voter aleeann no end of joy. Both winners will receive a Whistler Riding Pack and an Ultimate Hydration System setup from Source! With 3 liters of liquid ... more »
This Guy Earned a $100 Jenson USA Gift Card for His Vital MTB Member Reviews - You Could Too!
Every 30 days, we award the Top User Reviewer with a little prize. This month Jenson USA pitched in a $100 gift card! Vital MTB member missinglink knocked it out of the park by writing several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight a few of the ones ... more »
First Look: Maxim Bikes Leela 27.5
Maxim Bikes are introducing the Leela 27.5” prototype, the next version of its original Leela. Maxim focuses on providing great value for money through a small but well thought-out range of bikes marketed and sold direct to the consumer. The ... more »
First Look: Juliana Bicycles Roubion
All the brawn of the Santa Cruz Bronson, in the spirit of Juliana, that was the goal of Juliana Bicycles when they set out to provide all you ladies who shred with a ride worthy of your most epic adventures. Mission seemingly accomplished, ... more »
First Look: Shimano XTR Di2 Electronic Shifting for MTB
5 years after launching the first electronic shifting solution for road bikes, and hot on the heels of the all-new XTR groupset launched earlier this spring, Shimano today introduces XTR Di2 - the first mountain bike specific, commercially available electronic ... more »

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