What Does Vital Think? The New Santa Cruz MEGAtower 16

With a name like the Megatower, you've no doubt already guessed this bike's intentions. It's the no holds barred replacement for the Hightower LT. Vital weighs in...

Crankbrothers Gem Long Pump in Vital Gear Club Box #8

Don't leave home without it because you know your ill-prepared friend is going to need it.

Posted by sspomer on 3/20/2019 1:45 PM

32 Minutes of Raw DH Footage from Portugal

Excessively repetitive? Yeah. 32 minutes of bike-smashing, rock-pinging, whistle-blowing music to our ears? Damn right!

Posted by sspomer on 3/20/2019 1:30 PM

Every Sloppy Second Counts

The Colorado kids battle the slop at Windrock. Rooted MTB Season 2 kicks off.

Posted by sspomer on 3/20/2019 8:55 AM

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Pompon Pinned and Panned - Daily Shot 1

Just a month to go until the World Cup kicks off. Yay racing!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/20/2019 4:03 PM

RESULTS: Crankworx NZ Air DH 1

Ropelato takes down some World Cup heavies and Verbeeck knocks down the women warming up for the EWS.

Posted by sspomer on 3/20/2019 7:37 AM

Bike of the Day: Norco Fluid 5 4

Extra fork travel for extra fun.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/20/2019 1:09 PM

Fabien Barel Talks New Mavic Wheels 9

A full set of fresh hoops as well as some new kicks on display from the fast Frenchies at Winter Bike Connection 2019. Jump right in for more from the master!

Posted by sspomer on 3/19/2019 2:52 PM

WINNING BIKE: Miranda Miller's Kona Process 153 from the Tennessee National

The enduro at the Tennessee National just sort of snuck on by, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't drool over Miranda Miller's winning Kona.

Posted by sspomer on 3/19/2019 1:41 PM

Trek's Big News Wasn't Natural Fiber for Bike Construction, But Helmet Technology That's "48x More Effective at Preventing Concussions."

Welp, I was way off. See the WaveCel press release and video.

Posted by sspomer on 3/19/2019 12:22 PM

Sunstar Sender - Daily Shot 1

Morning light, morning flight.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/19/2019 3:36 PM

There's Only One Foot-Out Turn By Sam Hill, But It's Pretty Good 2

CRC's team vid gets us amped for the EWS to start. The bikes look dialed (if you're a race team, you can't go wrong with yellow), the kits look good (until the mud eventually comes) and the riding is rad.

Posted by sspomer on 3/19/2019 10:03 AM

Bike of the Day: Pole Machine 6 41

What a machine!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/19/2019 1:54 PM

Deity Instagram Giveaway Contest

Enter for your chance to win a set of the new Deity Skywire carbon bars with a Copperhead 35/OS stem in the color, stem length, and bar rise height of your choice!

Posted by Jdub004 on 3/18/2019 1:06 PM

Stan’s NoTubes Introduces Flow EX3 Rims and Wheelsets

Martin Maes won an EWS and World Cup downhill on them, so....

Posted by sspomer on 3/19/2019 7:13 AM

What Does Vital Think? The New Santa Cruz MEGAtower 16

With a name like the Megatower, you've no doubt already guessed this bike's intentions. It's the no holds barred replacement for the Hightower LT. Vital weighs in...

Posted by bturman on 3/19/2019 1:27 AM

Damien Oton Injures Scaphoid 5

A silly crash on a blue trail takes down one of the fastest EWS racers.

Posted by sspomer on 3/18/2019 2:36 PM

If You Haven't Been Lurking, You Need To

Our 2019 Downhill Tech forum thread has all kinds of speculation and spy shots of bikes, gear, helmets, tires and more.

Posted by sspomer on 3/18/2019 7:47 AM

Bombing the Bluebells - Daily Shot 1

Fun with flowers.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/18/2019 9:44 AM

2019 NZ Enduro Video Recap

12 minutes of awesome from New Zealand as riders tackle 3 days of fun, challenging trails in all kinds of weather conditions. #kiwistrong

Posted by sspomer on 3/18/2019 7:36 AM

Bike of the Day: Kona Process 153 CR/DL 2 22

Trail krusher from Kona.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/18/2019 8:23 AM

Vital MTB's Top Member Reviewer Award

You can earn $100 at Jenson USA for your Vital MTB member reviews! See the best reviews from last month's Top Reviewer and learn how you could earn the top spot in March.

Posted by bturman on 3/17/2019 11:03 PM

High and Low - Daily Shot 1

Line choice with Orbea's enduro team.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/17/2019 10:24 AM

Rémy Métailler - Not Whistler but Still RAD

Different bike park, same flat out style. Rémy Métailler rips his way down Nevados de Chillan, Chile.

Posted by Dylan on 3/17/2019 9:53 AM

First Ride - Vee Tire Co's Snap WCE 9

A new gravity tire contender?

Posted by sspomer on 3/18/2019 7:18 AM

Bike of the Day: Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon CC 6 26

Proper!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/17/2019 9:48 AM

Breaking Out - Daily Shot

Melting the screen.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/16/2019 2:33 PM

Bike of the Day: GT Fury Team Carbon 4 19

Pure fury.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/16/2019 9:49 AM

Specialized Goes Sort-Of Direct - Click and Collect 27

Specialized makes the news official that they now allow online purchases with in-store pick up.

Posted by sspomer on 3/15/2019 3:29 PM

E-Bike Allows Cam & Tyler McCaul's Dad to Ride With Them 33

Talk about feel-good Friday! YEAH PAT (and Cam and Ty)!!!

Posted by sspomer on 3/15/2019 11:34 AM

Fasthouse Releases 2019 Bike Collection 3

Fresh, new gear from Fasthouse to keep you looking good on the trails.

Posted by sspomer on 3/15/2019 10:30 AM

GoPro Just Made Darkfest 2019 Look Even Wilder 2

How do you make the raddest big bike event ever even radder? You release a bunch of crazy GoPro angles that put the viewers right in the action. Pure insanity!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/15/2019 9:38 AM

Freeride Friday - Daily Shot 1

It's the end of the week, get out there and jump off something!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/15/2019 10:49 AM

Orbea Demo Tour 2019 1

If you want to throw your leg over an Orbea, here's how you can.

Posted by sspomer on 3/15/2019 8:27 AM

Bike of the Day: Alchemy Arktos 29 6 18

Cody Kelley's new race rig.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/15/2019 1:46 AM

The State of U.S. Downhill Racing According to Neko Mulally 7

An optimistic Mulally chimes in at Windrock (with a little bike nerding thrown in for good measure).

Posted by sspomer on 3/15/2019 10:30 AM

The Science Behind CushCore 16

Downtime Podcast interviews Adam Krefting, the inventor of CushCore.

Posted by Jdub004 on 3/14/2019 7:59 AM