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: Straight Outta Sweden 4 2

A full length film featuring Sweden's best MTB athletes, including Martin Söderström and plenty of other rippers. It's long enough to take you through your lunch break. Watch it!

Posted by k.shiz on 12/15/2010 10:29 AM

Video: Index Ink Welcomes Andrew Bigelow 3

Bigelow doing work in the streets, at the park, and on the dirt.

Posted by bturman on 12/15/2010 10:00 AM

Member Video: Santa Catarina DH Cup - Final Round 2

This race and associated activities looks like an easy way to overdose on good times.

Posted by k.shiz on 12/15/2010 9:06 AM

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Forum: Your First Bike Video 17

Look back in fond memories on VHS... were there any Beta bike videos? Laserdisc?

Posted by k.shiz on 12/15/2010 9:05 AM

This is Why Slalom Rules 3

Slalom rules...it just does.

Posted by sspomer on 12/14/2010 8:16 PM

Steve Peat Helmet Cam on Crank It Up 11

Steve Peat getting smoked by his buddy and pro golfer, Paul Casey on Crank It up.

Posted by sspomer on 12/14/2010 3:30 PM

LifeCycles is on iTunes 14

Do you have it yet? Why not? Go get it...and watch a killer sneak peek, too.

Posted by sspomer on 12/14/2010 10:43 AM

'Why I Ride' Comment Contest 68

Leave a comment about why you ride and you may take home this one-of-a-kind Pro-Tec helmet featuring original, hand-painted artwork by Micayla Gatto...it's that easy.

Posted by sspomer on 12/14/2010 7:58 AM

Video: Sam Reynolds Double Front Flip 5

Big. Next time to dirt?

Posted by k.shiz on 12/14/2010 7:40 AM

Video: Australian National Round #1 7

While the northern hemisphere deals with winter, the Aussies in up-side-down land are shredding downhill right now.

Posted by k.shiz on 12/14/2010 7:38 AM

Video: Italy's King of the Castle Urban Race 3

David Vazquez and Emmeline Ragot take home the gold at Italy's biggest urban downhill race.

Posted by bturman on 12/13/2010 11:46 PM

Video: Epic Ride Fall 2010

When you're carrying your bike over your shoulder through boulder fields, there's a good chance your ride qualifies as an "epic" ride.

Posted by bturman on 12/13/2010 11:35 PM

Christmas Gift Guide: Answer Products 2

20 products for less than $100. These goodies by Answer sound like the perfect stocking stuffers to us! Who wouldn't want great bike stuff for Christmas?

Posted by bturman on 12/13/2010 7:00 PM

Member Video: "In My Life" Starring Chris Boice 2

In My Life is a long-term photo documentary project to capture the life behind an extreme sports athlete. The life that few have seen and some have pondered. The Journey starts here with Chris Boice.

Posted by bturman on 12/13/2010 6:36 PM

2011 Intense Tracer 2 3

The Tracer recently received a few upgrades which are highlighted in this video. Frames should be shipping in February.

Posted by bturman on 12/13/2010 6:09 PM

Video: Shimon Schocken's Rides of Hope

Pretty cool talk about mountain biking with juvenile offenders in Israel.

Posted by sspomer on 12/13/2010 2:32 PM

Micayla Gatto Rules! 1

Here is a glimpse of a project we've been working on for a few months now, featuring Micayla's original artwork, hand-painted on some Pro-Tec lids. You'll learn more soon...

Posted by sspomer on 12/13/2010 1:33 PM

Forum: All-Mountain Drivetrain Setup? 29

I think a change is due for my "old school" triple setup on my trail bike. There are so many drivetrain options and possibilities these days, so what do you run on your all-mountain rigs?

Posted by sspomer on 12/13/2010 9:20 AM

Member Video: SoCal Shredays 14

Some people go to so-cal for a shred, then there's these guys... burly crashes in here!

Posted by k.shiz on 12/13/2010 8:39 AM

Tweets of the Week 5

Gwin hucks HUGE. Needles and Wyn sign deals. Maxxis shows off a new dirt jump tire. Leatt releases integrated hydration systems. Sam Reynolds throws a double frontflip. Chase airs on TV. Dave Wardell comes back . . . and much more!

Posted by bturman on 12/13/2010 12:57 AM

Specialized P.Bike Testing Sessions 8

Kirt Voreis, the Specialized Flow Team and Specialized's R&D squad get down to P.Bike business in this Vital MTB exclusive.

Posted by sspomer on 12/12/2010 10:41 PM

Member Video: Winter Sux!

Looks like all wheels sizes can get along pretty well at this park when everyone can agree that winter stinks.

Posted by k.shiz on 12/12/2010 9:47 AM

Video: No Room for Error 5

Eric Porter and Chris Van Dine ride one of the scariest ridge lines we've ever seen. Don't fall off that cliff!

Posted by bturman on 12/12/2010 1:56 AM

Video: Live to Ride Episode Two

Nico Turner has been cranking out some good edits lately. Here's episode two of his new web series, Live to Ride.

Posted by bturman on 12/12/2010 1:42 AM

Member Video: DAVISuals Twenty Ten Demo Reel

2010 must be wrapping up, because demo reels and season recaps are coming out of the word work. Here's one that stuck out among the masses.

Posted by bturman on 12/12/2010 12:52 AM

Member Video: Scott Secco 2010 Demo Reel

Some fine shots in this demo reel.

Posted by k.shiz on 12/11/2010 1:32 PM

Video: The Forcal'Crew - Webisode #2, Lur

Join a dedicated group of trails riders as they descend a high alpine trail in Southern France.

Posted by bturman on 12/11/2010 11:24 AM

Member Video: Riding Dirt Jump Bikes 7

4 minutes of nonstop dirt jump action at Wisley, Chicksands and Porc.

Posted by bturman on 12/10/2010 3:31 PM

Speed Kings Trailer #2

More fast paced World Cup footage from the desk of Scott Marshall. Is it race season yet?

Posted by bturman on 12/10/2010 11:13 AM

Video: Follow Me - Kamloops Behind the Scenes

A look behind the scenes at two of the most memorable shots from Follow Me - the opening sequence of the film with Matt Hunter and Kurt Sorge and Hunter's, now famous, gap-to-wall ride...

Posted by bturman on 12/10/2010 10:50 AM

Video: MarkW Brakeless

Don't expect huge modern bmx bangers here but do expect what looks like a hell of a good time on a bike!

Posted by k.shiz on 12/10/2010 9:34 AM

Forum: "Let's See Your Injuries!" 26

We've all had them. Hopefully we've all recovered from them. Post up your injuries and share a few sentences about how they happened. Pictures and videos encouraged.

Posted by bturman on 12/10/2010 9:10 AM

Video: Cannondale OverMountain 1

One bike, do it all?

Posted by sspomer on 12/10/2010 9:01 AM

Announcing Team SC Intense 6

Suspension Center and Intense Cycles have teamed up for the 2011 World Cup season.

Posted by bturman on 12/10/2010 9:00 AM

Teaser Video: Montgomery/McCaul Project 17

Mike Montgomery and Tyler McCaul have some big air ideas up there sleeves. Here's a little teaser with the feature video coming soon to Vital MTB.

Posted by sspomer on 12/9/2010 6:30 PM

Video: Max Shulze Takes Unicycling to the Next Level 11

It's been a while since we've caught up with the world of unicycling, but they have come a long way from the days of the old Kranked movies. Max Shulze proves just how far they've progressed with this video.

Posted by bturman on 12/9/2010 3:28 PM