PROVEN, The MSC F5 Downhill Bike

Two months of riding this bike lead to some pretty good conclusions. See how the MSC F5 equipped with Fox 40 RC2 treated me during epic summer time shredding. 16 photos and suspension POV video await.

Posted by sspomer on 7/29/2009 7:57 AM

Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx

Saint and Crankworx are putting on a photography contest for established pros and 3 wildcard entrants. Think you have the sniper skills to shoot with these guys? Read more...

Posted by sspomer on 7/29/2009 7:33 AM

Mustache Ride at Sunset Jumps, This Sunday

The Sunset Jumps in Lakewood, Colorado have been getting A LOT of attention from the dedicated diggers there. This Sunday, they want to share their work with you at the Mustache Ride...look inside for the details.

Posted by sspomer on 7/29/2009 7:22 AM

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Steve Peat Celebrates 50th Career Podium at MSA 2009

Santa Cruz Bicycles released their 2009 Mont Sainte Anne World Cup video featuring the Syndicate riders, Shaun Palmer and Steve Peat's 50th podium finish!

Posted by sspomer on 7/28/2009 6:45 PM

HISTORY: Kirt Voreis' Closet

(Originally published in 2007) - Travel through time as Kirt Voreis shows you and talks about bits and pieces collected over the years during his epic mountain bike career. 50mph in an old, half-shell? World Cup downhill races with rim brakes? Enjoy...

Posted by sspomer on 7/28/2009 1:37 PM

Antonym - Howie Zink

The second installment in the Antonym trailers from Taylor Sage features big man, Howie Zink.

Posted by sspomer on 7/28/2009 11:14 AM

BOS Stoy Air Shock

Sorry, there is no information that came with the photo of this rear shock, posted on Ridemonkey, but it sure looks good. Behold, The BOS Stoy Air Shock.

Posted by sspomer on 7/28/2009 8:40 AM

Shimano SLX Brakes Video

Episode three in the Simmons and Shandro video series. This time the guys are in Garda, Italy ripping it up with SLX brakes.

Posted by sspomer on 7/28/2009 8:33 AM

2010 Black Market Contraband Sneak Peek

Check out the colors for the 2010 Black Market Contraband 24" mountain bike. Pretty fresh. You know the 26" bikes are gonna pop if they look anything like this!

Posted by sspomer on 7/27/2009 3:06 PM

Big in Bavaria Results

Martin Soederstroem from Sweden won the BIG IN BAVARIA dirt jump competition in mountain bike – Brandon Dosch from the United States did so among the BMX riders.

Posted by sspomer on 7/27/2009 2:32 PM

12 photos of the Intense 951

You may end up feeling a little awkward because of how close you will get to the Intense 951 frame in this 12 photo gallery. Featuring both Stealth black and Gloss white finishes!

Posted by sspomer on 7/27/2009 11:43 AM

BetterRide Camp with Greg Minnaar at Northstar

Want to learn how to rip and race from Greg Minnaar? Here's your chance. BetterRide is hosting a camp at Northstar with the current World Cup Champion.

Posted by sspomer on 7/27/2009 9:50 AM

Trond Hansen and Cam McCaul Rockstar Video 2

Cam McCaul has signed up and is uploading his videos. Check out this Rockstar banger with epic riding and filming with Trond Hansen and McCaul himself.

Posted by sspomer on 7/27/2009 9:05 AM

Antonym, Cam Zink

Antonym, Taylor Sage's new video project? Looks like it. This is the first teaser clip features Cam Zink and it looks pretty cool.

Posted by sspomer on 7/27/2009 7:59 AM

Robbie Bourdon Oakley Bio 1

Robbie Bourdon has been on Oakley since 2000 and has been blasting gigantic jumps and gaps just as long. Take a peep at this high-quality video that features most of his banger jumps, including the enormous 360 flat spin.

Posted by sspomer on 7/27/2009 7:55 AM

Bikes and Skateparks - Interesting Article

Bicycle Retailer just posted this article about how many skateparks do not allow bike access. Read the stats, then get involved to help change this...

Posted by sspomer on 7/27/2009 7:40 AM

2 More National Champs Videos: X-Fusion & J.D Swanguen

Allout productions and J.D. Swanguen uploaded their U.S. National Champs videos this week, so avoid work and check 'em out.

Posted by sspomer on 7/27/2009 7:20 AM

Life Cycles Film blog update

When you spend millions of dollars and years of your life trying to make a mountain bike film, you'll probably have times of struggle. Derek Frankowski just updated the Life Cycles Blog with a bit of perspective. Check it....

Posted by sspomer on 7/24/2009 8:43 AM

Troy Lee Designs D3 Prototype Helmet

Sam Hill and Steve Peat are running the prototype TLD D3 helmet at Mont Sainte Anne this weekend. Get a glimpse of this new piece of protection.

Posted by sspomer on 7/24/2009 8:22 AM

MSA World Cup Course Walk with Rob Warner

Rob Warner brings you the 6th Fox Racing Shox Course Walk of 2009, from Mont Sainte Anne in Canada. We catch up with Steve Peat & Josh Bryceland for a chat on the way down and catch a few glimpses of Shaun Palmer (no. 55) training with Sam Hill in practice.

Posted by sspomer on 7/24/2009 8:15 AM

45 Minute Megavalanche Helmet Cam Run

Get the true experience of the Megavalanche Alpe D'Huez with this helmet cam run. Snow, rocks, dirt and hundreds of riders ready to run you over. EPIC!

Posted by sspomer on 7/24/2009 8:08 AM

"The Adventures of George Ryan" - Episode 2

"The Adventures of George Ryan" - Episode 2 - features a video bike check of GnR's downhill race bike, the Jamis Dakar BAM.

Posted by sspomer on 7/24/2009 8:02 AM

Testing the Prototype Santa Cruz Syndicate V10

Originally Published January 2009 - Today was a big day in Santa Cruz Syndicate country. Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar and Josh Bryceland showed up to the factory to check out their new 2009 World Cup season downhill bikes and we tagged along snapping photos and making a feature video on the day.

Posted by sspomer on 7/23/2009 6:13 PM

"Testing" 2009 Pro-Tec Helmets and Pads

What you’ll see here is a real-life test. You, as a human being, should always be concerned for your safety. Beer bottles, firecrackers and water balloons could injure you at any moment. Stay protected, LOL.

Posted by sspomer on 7/23/2009 5:53 PM

Team America U.S. National Championships Video

Specialized Team America just released a video of their squad from the U.S. National Championships. Features Cody Warren, Kyle Strait and the rest of the team.

Posted by sspomer on 7/23/2009 9:13 AM

970Biking Issue 8

Andy Holloway and the Fort Collins, Colorado crew come through with another killer issue of 970Biking. Issue 8 features - Road 34 Jump Jam 2009, The Swamp Loop and a road trip to Ray's MTB Park.

Posted by sspomer on 7/23/2009 7:50 AM

Freeride Blasting in Rural Colorado

Elliot Hoover, Nick Simcik and Jerad Fischer spend more time in the air than they do on the ground in this video.

Posted by sspomer on 7/22/2009 6:01 PM

Atherton Project Episode 5

Part 5 of the Atherton Project focuses on Rachel as she goes into surgery. Rachel injured her shoulder training in January and has been out the entire 2009 season.

Posted by sspomer on 7/22/2009 2:31 PM

2009 Claymore Challenge - 20 photos & 4 Videos 1

Brandon Semenuk wins the Claymore Challenge at the Highland Bike Park in New Hampshire. Check out 20 photos an exclusive VitalMTB video cut and runs from the top 3 riders.

Posted by sspomer on 7/22/2009 9:49 AM

The 2009 U.S. National Championships of Mountain Biking

Get lost in the photos and videos from an incredible week at the SolVista Bike Park during the 2009 U.S. National Championships of Mountain Biking. Aaron Gwin and Melissa Buhl claimed victory in downhill, while Mitch Ropelato and Jill Kintner earned mountaincross titles.

Posted by sspomer on 7/21/2009 8:01 PM

Who Will Be the Next American Downhill Champion?

VitalMTB takes a pre-race look at 22 pro downhill contenders for the 2009 U.S. National Mountain Bike Championships.

Posted by sspomer on 7/12/2009 6:40 PM

2009 UCI World Cup, South Africa

The 2009 UCI World Cup season kicks off at a brand new venue in Greg Minnaar's home town - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Check out 4 days of photo galleries and videos from the highest level of mountain bike competition.

Posted by sspomer on 7/8/2009 2:12 PM

Morewood Bikes Factory Tour

Morewood bikes have been around for a while and they're gaining more momentum each year. Take a look at their new facility in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa thanks to our photo-frenzied friend, Gary Perkin.

Posted by sspomer on 7/8/2009 1:27 PM

Gordo's Leftover Portraits

Not all mountain bike photography involves action. Sometimes the lifestyle end needs to be captured, whether it's through a posed, lit portrait or a candid snap of a moment in time.

Posted by sspomer on 7/8/2009 1:02 PM

Intense Cycles 6.6 SS Frame, Up Close

We got our hands on an Intense 6.6 SS frame in Works Raw and Works Red, so now you get to see it up close and personal.

Posted by sspomer on 7/8/2009 12:39 PM

10 Days in Utah - 64 Freeride Photos

Don Hampton put together a rowdy crew to spend 10 days in Utah, filming for his latest release, Latitudes. With the Van Dine Brothers, Lars Tribus, Wayne Goss and JD Swanguen, it's no suprise Utah wasn't the same when the trip was over.

Posted by sspomer on 7/8/2009 12:22 PM