Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 32

Want a bike that can pedal like crazy and maximize fun on smoother terrain? Here's an in-depth look at a handful of 2020 bikes helping lead the charge - the Banshee Phantom, Norco Optic, Ibis Ripley, Marin Rift Zone, and Santa Cruz Tallboy.

Video: Crankworx Dual Slalom 4

Dual Slalom action from Crankworx in Video form with Brett Tippie...heck yes.

Posted by sspomer on 8/8/2010 4:08 PM

2011 Trek Session 88 Sneak Peek 6

Sure it's a bit muggy in Wisconsin for Trek World, but the 2011 Trek Session 88 is here (among a ton of other cool stuff), so here's a quick peek at the bike with a full feature coming soon. Sickness!

Posted by sspomer on 8/8/2010 3:57 PM

Video: A Windy Day 5

Really fun looking jump trails here shot in POV and regular old fashioned ways

Posted by k.shiz on 8/8/2010 9:57 AM

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Video: Patto Riding Park 2

Short vid of a guy shredding a fun little park to ribbons.

Posted by k.shiz on 8/8/2010 9:51 AM

Gee Atherton & Micayla Gatto Win Crankworx Dual Slalom 8

Gee Atherton takes out Mitch Roplelato in Men's Pro and Micayla Gatto sweeps the Women's Pro Dual Slalom field at 2010 Kokanee Crankworx. Full results inside.

Posted by sspomer on 8/8/2010 7:20 AM

Kokanee Crankworx LIVE! 3

We've got a full week of live coverage coming at you from Crankworx.

Posted by bturman on 8/7/2010 9:40 AM

Video: Ryan Howard Shredding 14

Here's the email from member OCsponger587, "hey, i made a video of ryan howard after crankworx colorado at my secret jumps near aspen. your free to use it on the front page." You bet we will! Thanks OC! Good stuff, but it's "you're." FYI.

Posted by sspomer on 8/6/2010 9:03 PM

Mega Crash at BMX Worlds Cruiser Class 17

Some of you ride 24-inch wheels right? WOW at this slamtastic adventure.

Posted by sspomer on 8/6/2010 6:34 PM

Block Party at Crankworx, Tomorrow Night!

Kokanee Crankworx kicks off proper like with an old school Block Party and a showing of the original New World Disorder.

Posted by sspomer on 8/6/2010 1:13 PM

Video: Helmet Prototype CNC'd from Aluminum 7

For all you machining nerds out there, this is pretty neato and almost MTB-relevant. I'm sure there are a million vids out there like this...ah, the future.

Posted by sspomer on 8/6/2010 12:58 PM

Lapierre in Val di Sole

More World Cup video action with Blenki and company.

Posted by sspomer on 8/6/2010 12:48 PM

MTB Strength Tip: How to Warm Up for a Gravity Race 3

James Wilson, the strength coach for the Yeti World Cup Team, walks you through a proper race day warm up routine. If you want to perform the best you can, this is need-to-know information.

Posted by bturman on 8/6/2010 11:45 AM

2011 Transition TR250 5

Find out the details on this new mini shredder from Transition.

Posted by sspomer on 8/6/2010 11:23 AM

KHS Factory Team Report: Crankworx Colorado

Binggeli and Buhl get on the box in Winter Park.

Posted by sspomer on 8/6/2010 11:18 AM

Vital Video of the Month Assignment, August

ANY video uploaded to Vital MTB during August is eligible to win $250 and the Pro-Tec Pro Kit. Get the details inside and get to work, lurkers!

Posted by sspomer on 8/6/2010 11:08 AM

Ryan Meyer Wins the July Vital Video of the Month

Ryan Meyer wins the POV contest brought to you by Pro-Tec for his "Summer" submission. Check it out!

Posted by sspomer on 8/6/2010 11:07 AM

Jack Fogelquist on X-Fusion 1

Jack Fogelquist fogel-schralps his fogel-way onto the X-Fusion squad. Check out the fogel-release inside.

Posted by sspomer on 8/6/2010 10:59 AM

Video Throwback: What's Next? by Aaron Larocque 3

While I was perusing the Vital video archives, I discovered that we were missing one of the absolute BEST feature films to ever hit the web. If you haven't seen it before, it's an absolute must watch. If you have, you know it's worth watching again!

Posted by bturman on 8/6/2010 8:13 AM

Video: Dakine Freeride Fest 2010

Finally released from the shackles and tyranny of being told how to ride, these newly freed riders have some fun in a sort of festival type environment.

Posted by k.shiz on 8/6/2010 7:27 AM

Video: Tri-Ride Val Di Sole 6

TriRide's coverage of Val Di Sole, including a shot of Leov's crash.

Posted by k.shiz on 8/5/2010 1:46 PM

Frame Check: The "Evil Twin" by Side Project 2

Thomas Hosford is pretty well known for his handmade creations. By the looks of things, he recently stepped it up a notch by entering the full squish world with this bike.

Posted by bturman on 8/5/2010 10:39 AM

Exclusive Premiere: Hold On Loosely Tour, Episode 2 10

Chase, Smutok, and Zink burn rubber outta VT and hightail it to Highland Mountain Bike Park to lay low. Little do they know, the city boys are right on their tailpipes and looking for some revenge.

Posted by bturman on 8/5/2010 8:03 AM

Video: Chain Reaction in Val Di Sole

You know who else delivers the goods? MTBCut. Here's their edit for the Chain Reaction Cycles squad of rippers.

Posted by k.shiz on 8/5/2010 8:02 AM

Video: Santa Cruz In Val Di Sole 1

Lawlor always delivers the goods. And that's swell because it is Goods Thursday.

Posted by k.shiz on 8/5/2010 8:00 AM

Video: Val Di Sole a la Amado 4

Amado traveled abroad and hit up some World Cup fun. Here's his edit from everyone's favorite Val Di Sole.

Posted by k.shiz on 8/5/2010 7:59 AM

Video: Billy Lewis on the 2011 Diamondback Scapegoat 9

Billy getting rowdy on the new Scapegoat. Looks pretty snazzy!

Posted by bturman on 8/4/2010 5:01 PM

2010 Red Bull Illume "Biking" Selections 4

The top 250 photos in the 2010 Red Bull Illume have been chosen and out of those 250, here are the "biking" photos that made the cut.

Posted by sspomer on 8/4/2010 9:16 AM

Forum: 2010 World Championships Video Rules 32

If you plan on filming at the 2010 World Champs, get out your wallet and make sure you know these important rules.

Posted by sspomer on 8/4/2010 8:10 AM

Video: Team Geronimo - The SolVista Sessions 5

Team Geronimo / Banshee Bikes shredding at SolVista. Unfortunately Butters had a broken chicken wing and couldn't ride. But luckily, he did get another directorial credit under his belt. Hope to see more Geronimo edits soon!

Posted by k.shiz on 8/4/2010 7:42 AM

Video: Airdome POV

More Whistler POV for those stuck in cubicles. With this music I half expected to see the skating of a pre-born-again-hack-rapper Jerome Rogers.

Posted by k.shiz on 8/4/2010 7:35 AM

Video: Whistler Bits 3 3

A little pov of Dirt Merchant and Whistler fun. Though this video does come in a little late for the Video Of The Month Contest for last month. Anyways, it's Whistler jealousy season for us working turds. So Whistler POV will be our methadone.

Posted by k.shiz on 8/4/2010 7:32 AM

2010 Megavalanche Slideshow 10

If this epic slideshow from Sven Martin doesn't make you want to ride, then you may be on the wrong website. WOW!

Posted by sspomer on 8/4/2010 7:07 AM

Video: Crankworx Whistler Boneyard Slopestyle Course Tour 3

Things heating up in Whistler, with the Slalom and Garbonzo DH race happening this coming weekend leading up to the big slopestyle event the following weekend. Here's a sneak peek thanks to John Cowan of what the riders will be riding in the slopestyle.

Posted by bturman on 8/4/2010 6:48 AM

Trek World Racing In Pursuit 5 1

The latest installment of Trek World Racing's webisode series features the first ever Crossover Challenge at the Trek World Racing Summer Camp in Chatel, France. Watch Emily Batty and the Flueckiger Brothers race downhill for the very first time!

Posted by sspomer on 8/3/2010 8:23 PM

Video: Fun in Europe 6

A little too much fun? Nah...

Posted by bturman on 8/3/2010 3:56 PM

Video: 72 Hours with Darren "The Claw" Berrecloth 6

As a part of the I Am Specialized mini-series, check out a day-in-the-life of style movie with the Claw.

Posted by bturman on 8/3/2010 3:52 PM