2012 Bike of the Year, Vital MTB Shreddy Award 5

That's right, we have made our choice for 2012 Bike of the Year and it's right behind that play button. Following the official launch of this bike in Whistler, we've been riding it for nearly one full year. That's a long time for a test bike. The reason? We just can't let go of this one. It's that good. So good, in fact, that we're giving it the illustrious Vital MTB Shreddy for 2012 Bike of the Year.

Don't miss the long term review of this incredible ride.

Credit: Vital MTB
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5 comments
  • Dirty-Birdy

    12/20/2012 10:14 AM

    I might be wrong but isn't this the only bike that vital test rode this year?

  • bturman

    12/20/2012 10:47 AM

    Nope. We've ridden nearly every major platform. Controversial I know. Everyone has their favorite, this just happened to be the best 2012 performer in our eyes. Cheers buddy. 2013 might be a different story...

  • Dirty-Birdy

    12/20/2012 1:50 PM

    Oh I wasn't necessarily arguing haha. I guess I only saw the 9.9 video testing

  • astrizzle

    12/19/2012 5:30 PM

    Now all Giant needs to do is go full carbon and change to Fox/Shimano and its the Bike of the year in a heartbeat!! lol

  • davetrumpore

    12/19/2012 4:56 PM

    those are some rad trails... love that spot