- Bike Checks
Funniest thing you'll see all week (until we release the B-Sides). Former World Cup DH shredder and the classiest man in the booth during the World Cup DH webcasts, Rob Warner, handles the dreaded 17 without hesitation. #29ersindownhill How many riders in the Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be...
Posted by sspomer on 4/12/2017 8:51 AM
#allhailpeaty One of downhilling's greatest, Steve Peat, takes some time out after filming his Vital RAW to answer the dreaded 17. Don't worry, he's not as retired as we may think. What's a podcast? See Steve Peat's Santa Cruz 5010cc
Posted by sspomer on 4/3/2017 9:45 PM
A fresh, new face lands on the Specialized Racing team for 2017. Miranda Miller is a promising, up-and-coming Canadian downhiller who's challenged factory racers for World Cup podium results in the past. Until this year, she was a privateer, paying her own way to get to a few select races through...
Posted by sspomer on 4/1/2017 7:36 AM
The only way to really get to know the depth of a World Cup DH team is to subject them to a Vital MTB Quizzed. It's a battle for national bragging rights as Dean Lucas and Jack Moir represent Australia as they go against Charlie Harrison and Nik Nestoroff wearing the stars and stripes. Spoiler:...
Posted by sspomer on 3/21/2017 10:29 AM
Not one pedal stroke. That's how Luke Strobel goes about burning down the Pacific Northest with his annual #VitalRAW edits. Flat pedals, flannel and traction for days. We say this every year, but it's time to re-think where we live. Watch more Luke Strobel shredding
Posted by sspomer on 3/14/2017 7:50 AM
Josh Ratboy Bryceland may arguably be the most enteraining World Cup downhill racer of modern times. His free, natural style paired with elite-level talent led him to top of downhiling's most coveted podium. Rat takes a break from the rigors of racing but can't escape the dreaded 17 Questions. E...
Posted by sspomer on 2/28/2017 9:23 PM
We're always excited at Vital to learn about the vast reach of mountain biking. Retired NBA superstar for the Indiana Pacers and current TNT basketball commentator, Reggie Miller, has been tackling trails on two wheels since the early 2000's. If you follow his Instagram account, @reggiemillertnt...
Posted by sspomer on 2/19/2017 8:14 AM
Irish Enduro World Series shredder, Greg Callaghan answers the dreaded 17 in a local pub. Mmmmm, Guinness. Stay tuned for Greg's Vital RAW which drops this Friday! See Greg's Pro Bike Check
Posted by sspomer on 1/24/2017 6:55 AM
You'll never have an excuse for saying your local trails are too tame or too boring now. Take a $30 jump ramp, turn it into a backpack and have at it like Loosedog, Craig Evans, Max Nerurkar and James Chatterton. #makemountainbikingfunagain #justpuntit
Posted by sspomer on 1/20/2017 11:55 PM
2016 was the year of the sick mountain bike, and as always, the sickest of them all were to be found in Vital's Bike Check section. From short-travel trail slayers to full-on DH shred sleds, check out the finest selection of baller builds on the internet, but be warned - you might want to cancel...
Posted by sspomer on 1/3/2017 8:24 AM
2016 Bike of the Year: Pivot Cycles Switchblade Picking just one bike to rule them all is no easy task, but our team of testers spent hundreds of hours riding the latest and greatest two-wheeled steeds over the past twelve months enabling them to do just that. Which one came out on top? 2016's...
Posted by sspomer on 12/29/2016 11:17 AM
2016 Product of the Year - RockShox Super Deluxe Rear Shock For the past few years Vital's Product of the Year Shreddy Award has gone to a suspension product. Why is that? Well, technology improvements in the suspension game have the potential to make arguably the biggest gains in on-trail perf...
Posted by sspomer on 12/28/2016 8:48 AM
It is our honor to give Brandon Semenuk the Shreddy Award for 2016 Rider of the Year in mountain biking. Brandon's performances at events like Crankworx Rotorua and Red Bull Rampage combined with video projects that showcased mind-blowing tricks and unparalleled style make this an easy choice for...
Posted by sspomer on 12/27/2016 7:20 AM
Posted by sspomer on 12/18/2016 7:47 PM