ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions Bike Abuse on Geronimo Trail 21

This is how we do it. We recently tested 17 trail bikes at Vital MTB's Test Sessions in Phoenix, Arizona. The rocky, relentless beating that Geronimo Trail provided was the perfect proving grounds for our testers. Buckle up.

Watch Steve go up the mountain.

Credit: Butters 'n Wentz / Vital MTB Test Sessions
21 comments
  • Lastmissouriexit

    1/27/2016 10:44 AM

    Awesome riding fellas. Particularly like the slo-mo replay of off camber washout. A proper riding lesson. Thanks!

  • Yossi_Sarusi

    1/23/2016 10:28 PM

    that’s the way you should test bikes!!

  • Yuroshek

    1/22/2016 6:10 PM

    Pumped to see the trail is a rippin! Way to get pitted boys! Yeeoww!

  • mamath7

    1/22/2016 3:35 PM

    first harmpump watching a video. Congrats.

  • kvnsimons

    1/22/2016 12:56 PM

    From the last segment, it looked like Steve's bike was slower than Brandon's.

  • TEAMROBOT

    1/22/2016 11:51 AM

    Every time Steve's tires left the ground I held my breath. Poor little paper-sidewall tires.

  • pancakeflatted

    1/22/2016 12:11 AM

    good looking ridin

  • adrianperson01

    1/21/2016 11:26 PM

    That video makes my hands hurt. I would probably pile drive myself in more than a couple spots!

  • iRossum

    1/21/2016 9:16 PM

    Makin' em talk!!!

  • azmtbr

    1/21/2016 7:28 PM

    Nice work! Made it look alot easier than it is, and on trail bikes! Having shredded Geronimo on a big bike I can definitely appreciate the speed you guys carried through that end to end rock garden! Kudos!

  • NorCalDHR

    1/21/2016 5:50 PM

    way to smash it Steve!

  • LLLLL

    1/21/2016 3:33 PM

    very nice!

  • Acadian

    1/21/2016 2:15 PM

    jeezus that looks fun...

  • liquidSpin

    1/21/2016 1:15 PM

    How come no other bike mag or website has video's like this? This was awesome however, I would love it if they made videos of all the bikes like this. Add some commentary etc. would be perfect. A lot of work I know but would be a dream come true though.

  • neil.carnegie.1

    1/21/2016 1:21 PM

    I know, it's a bit different from the Bible of 'all these are great' Bikes on the other channel. Nice to see the bikes getting properly hammered and hopefully critiqued rather than ridden on buff trail before a catalogue copy positive 'review' for every one.

  • sspomer

    1/21/2016 1:37 PM

    glad you all appreciate the burliness! since our first test sessions in 2013, we've tried to focus on rough, significant terrain in order to push the bikes to find their limits. here's a ONE LAP from 2013 that's equally rowdy.
    http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/features/ONE-LAP-Grafton-Mesa-Hurricane-Utah,17113/sspomer,2

  • liquidSpin

    1/21/2016 8:24 PM

    Yeah, I like what you guys are doing and I want to see more! haha

    If people are going to spend a lot of $$$ on a bike they want to see the bike in action. Not just some fancy edited video or a group of guys discussing it. To see a damn good rider actually testing the bike to it's limit gives me a whole lot more respect for the person who's reviewing the bike/product. Also it's just way WAY more entertaining to watch. Keep up the great job!

  • neil.carnegie.1

    1/21/2016 12:51 PM

    Evil Following chasing a?

  • Dogboy

    1/21/2016 1:06 PM

    Looks like the Troy? Some sick riding there boys.

  • sspomer

    1/21/2016 1:13 PM

    brandon is on the 2016 Devinci Troy Carbon RR. steve is on the Evil Following

  • bikeboardorblade

    1/21/2016 12:03 PM

    The bikes really got put through the ringer!