THE BATTLE BEGINS - Losinj Croatia World Cup DH Slideshow 1

The riders fight the rocks and the rocks fight back.

Posted by sspomer on 4/20/2018 8:17 PM

Fresh Goods! See the Latest & Greatest Products from the Sea Otter Classic

It's Sea Otter time, and that means a whole bunch of new mountain bikes, components, and riding gear to stoke you out on riding and keep things fresh. Check back often as we add to a growing collection of coverage from some of MTB's favorite brands.

Posted by bturman on 4/20/2018 11:57 PM


UPDATED with a bunch of rider helmet cams. Scroll on down the thread. Your one-stop shop for all things Croatia. Updated regularly.

Posted by sspomer on 4/20/2018 6:57 AM


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Some post-practice destruction added and much more in our massive PIT BITS gallery from Croatia!

Posted by sspomer on 4/18/2018 7:12 AM

G-Out Project! Croatia Casing & Carnage 8

We always feel so guilty about laughing so hard at how distorted DH bikes are under full squish. Then we get over it real quick and laugh some more. DH bikes are incredible!

Posted by sspomer on 4/20/2018 1:07 PM

Vital RAW - Croatia World Cup DH Day 1 16


Posted by sspomer on 4/20/2018 11:26 AM

RESULTS: Timed Training, Croatia World Cup DH 6

Brook MacDonald and Rachel Atherton on top. Check out the results from a brutal timed training sesh in Croatia.

Posted by sspomer on 4/20/2018 8:19 AM

BOS Data Acquisition on Brendan Fairclough's Prototype Scott Gambler

The style master gets tech with BOS!

Posted by sspomer on 4/20/2018 10:38 AM

Loic Bruni Injures Arm in Croatia

Details are sparse, but we're getting word that Loic broke his arm or disclocated his elbow during his first run in Croatia. More details as we get them, but heal up, Loic! #gutted

Posted by sspomer on 4/20/2018 5:01 AM

Claudio Caluori Interview After He Crashed During Croatia POV Run 3

Sven catches up with Claudio Caluori after a crash during the Croatia POV run for Red Bull TV. Heal up, Claudio!

Posted by sspomer on 4/19/2018 2:49 PM

World Cup DH Track Impressions, Croatia 3

A host of hitters give their first impressions of the Croatia World Cup DH course.

Posted by sspomer on 4/19/2018 12:12 PM

Eminent Cycles Haste Frameset Giveaway

Share on Instagram, win a Haste Frameset!

Posted by Vital MTB on 4/19/2018 10:52 AM

YOU FIRST! Croatia World Cup DH Track Walk & Pre-Race Rider Interviews 6

Super fans rejoice! The World Cup is here.

Posted by sspomer on 4/19/2018 6:24 PM

Vital Tests the New Maxxis Assegai Tire 16

Greg Minnaar-designed and ready for serious descenders.

Posted by sspomer on 4/19/2018 9:00 AM

Pro Bike Check: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 3

Fresh look and some brand new parts for Loic, Miranda, and Finn.

Posted by sspomer on 4/19/2018 9:59 AM

Pro Bike Check: Bruce Klein's Commencal Supreme DH 29 2

Fresh big-wheeled basher for #USDH ripper, Bruce Klein in Croatia.

Posted by sspomer on 4/19/2018 7:24 AM

Sam Blenkinsop's Norco Aurum DH Bike 1

From prototype to production, Sam Blenkinsop shows off his race-ready Norco Aurum in Croatia.

Posted by sspomer on 4/19/2018 2:21 AM


Hope you like sharp-ass rocks. Iceman said the course builders are already hiding from a mob of angry wheel builders. BRUTAL!

Posted by sspomer on 4/17/2018 12:18 PM

Introducing the OneUp Components Dropper Post 3

The world's shortest, long-travel dropper post is here from OneUp.

Posted by sspomer on 4/18/2018 2:29 PM

FUNN Launches UpDown Stealth Dropper Post

New seatpost goods from FUNN. Check out the press release with all the details.

Posted by sspomer on 4/18/2018 6:44 AM

The Inside Line Podcast - Leigh Donovan 7

American mountain bike racing legend, Leigh Donovan, talks history, sponsorship struggles, anxiety and ultimately getting more people on bikes.

Posted by sspomer on 4/18/2018 6:05 AM

Introducing the All-New 2019 RockShox BoXXer 11

You've seen it on the bikes of the Pros, now it's time to learn what makes it new and different.

Posted by bturman on 4/17/2018 7:00 AM

Vital Rides the All-New Specialized Stumpjumper 44

From 1981 to 2018, the Stumpjumper has come a long way. Launching today, find out what's great about the very latest version right here.

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/16/2018 12:18 PM

Vital Rides the New Race Face Turbine R Dropper 5

To create the new Turbine R, which launches today, Race Face decided to rebadge and tweak one of the best droppers in the world. Find out how it delivers in our review.

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/17/2018 11:00 AM

What Do Riders Think? 10 Tires Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 14

With hundreds of tires to choose from, how do you find the best rubber combo? Vital MTB members weigh in on 10 popular options.

Posted by bturman on 4/16/2018 7:33 PM

Jared Graves & Curtis Keene Testing the New Specialized Stumpjumper - A Vital Exclusive 8

We get lucky enough to spend a day with Jared Graves and Curtis Keene as they test the redesigned Stumpy.

Posted by sspomer on 4/16/2018 9:21 PM

PIT BITS - Pre-Croatia World Cup DH Goods from Maribor 15

Dig in to these snaps from the pits with a keen eye and you may learn a thing or two.

Posted by sspomer on 4/16/2018 11:53 AM

DH RACE ACTION - Pro GRT Port Angeles 5

The slippery sloppy video goods from Port Angeles!

Posted by sspomer on 4/16/2018 3:04 PM

You Can't Deny That Alex Volokhov Has Style 1

Deep in the Mount Prevost woods, you'll find Alex either shaping dirt into art or carving his trusted two-wheeled steed effortlessly through his creations.

Posted by Dylan on 4/17/2018 9:00 AM

Descending the World's Highest Sand Dune

Standing at 2078 meters tall, Cerro Blanco is the world's highest sand dune and Kilian Bron, doing his best Where The Trail Ends impersonation, hiked up to tackle the once in a lifetime, long, sandy descent.

Posted by Dylan on 4/17/2018 8:59 AM

Alexandre Fayolle Not Racing Croatia - Maribor Crash Video

Holy cow! This looks like it should have been so much worse. Thankfully Fayolle is not seriously injured, but he will not race Croatia this week. Gnarly!

Posted by sspomer on 4/16/2018 12:48 PM

Pro Bike Check: Troy Brosnan's Canyon Sender

No gimmicks, no gizmos, just a super-dialed steed ready for skimming the rocks of Croatia.

Posted by sspomer on 4/16/2018 9:20 AM

Commencal Teases New Meta AM 29 2

Commencal's enduro slayer is set to get bigger wheels. Here are a few shots that showcase the the new beast, with more information due to drop shortly.

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/16/2018 9:00 AM

RESULTS: Pro GRT #2, Port Angeles, Washington 2

Magnus Manson and Kialani Hines take victories in Port Angeles.

Posted by sspomer on 4/16/2018 8:26 AM

Losinj World Cup Preview Teaser 3

More preview action from the World Cup track in Losinj, based on footage from previous races held here. We can't wait for the big show to kick off!

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/16/2018 1:58 AM

Bike of the Day: Transition Patrol Carbon 1 5

What do you do when you want a purple Patrol? You paint it!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/16/2018 1:42 AM