Video of the Month Presented by Pro-Tec 35

10 days left in Vital's Video of the Month contest presented by Pro-Tec. February's assignment is bike check videos, so get yours uploaded and win $250 and a Pro-Tec Pro Kit!

Posted by sspomer on 2/17/2010 10:56 PM

SRAM's 2X10 Drivetrain Website Goes Live

Here's one for all the trail riders out there. SRAM has released a new website detailing the ins and outs of their 2X10 drivetrain system - that's right, 2 gears up front and 10 in the back - which promises many advantages over the traditional 3X9 system. Get the skinny inside.

Posted by bturman on 2/17/2010 5:38 PM

Fogelsode #15: Woodward Round 2 4

One of the best Fogelsodes to date! Zoom on down to Woodward West with some of Cali's best up-and-comers.

Posted by bturman on 2/17/2010 1:44 PM


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Race Report: The 2010 New Mob at Bootleg Canyon

Gene Hamilton of just sent over this killer race report from the recent Bootleg Canyon race. The event hosted some top riders battling it out in DS, SuperD, and DH. Who won? Keep on reading...

Posted by bturman on 2/17/2010 11:38 AM

Here We Go Again: 17 of 25 1

Ebbett finally finds his calling in life as a snow jump enhancer.

Posted by sspomer on 2/16/2010 8:30 PM

Video: Eddie Roman's Hammertime 10

It doesn't get much more classic than this! Revisit the year 1995 and compare what the big dogs were doing then to the things we see today, just 15 short years later.

Posted by bturman on 2/16/2010 7:17 PM

Member Vid: Simon Leclerc's NS Capital Bike Check 7

Freaking sick! LOL at the very, very end, too.

Posted by sspomer on 2/16/2010 1:08 PM

MADE: Peat and Bryceland 4

Get a quick look into MADE from UK camera wizard Callum Swift as he shoots some home turf with Steve Peat and Josh Bryceland.

Posted by k.shiz on 2/16/2010 12:10 PM

Press Release: FOX Racing Shox Upgrades 2011 Forks

This just in . . . FOX Racing Shox’s 2011 mountain bike products will feature the gold-colored Kashima Coat developed by the Miyaki Company of Japan. Graves had it. Gee had it. Now you can too. Read on for

Posted by bturman on 2/16/2010 9:03 AM

Member Pics: Custom Commencal Supreme Paint 2

I have to say, I'm a fan of this custom paint job! From member, dspmedia

Posted by sspomer on 2/16/2010 8:53 AM

Australian National Round 3, Thredbo 19

Ben Cory and Claire Buchar win the 3rd Australian National Round in torrential rains and Damian Breach has the pics to prove that Australia isn't all sunshine and sand.

Posted by sspomer on 2/16/2010 8:50 AM

Hans Rey Signs With iXS For Helmets and Protection 1

Even Hans Rey falls down sometimes, so he's now running iXS for safety.

Posted by sspomer on 2/15/2010 9:19 AM

New Superco Frame Colors 7

Superco unveiled some new colors. Get your bibs on because you'll be drooling.

Posted by sspomer on 2/15/2010 9:07 AM

Member Video: Anthony & Taylor by sevenbmedia 1

The snow is melting in some parts of the country and these shredders took advantage with a killer edit.

Posted by sspomer on 2/15/2010 7:30 AM

Bike Check: Tyler McCaul's Prototype GT Ruckus 7 17

Sometimes the bikes are faster than you think and you have to catch 'em before you ride 'em. Check out Tyler McCaul's prototype GT Ruckus 7 freeride bike that he has dialed for downhill shredding.

Posted by sspomer on 2/15/2010 7:04 AM

Member Video: Downhill National Champs 2009 6

Remember when those big scary jumps straight up murdered every pro in the USA...? Oh, they didn't. And in fact the track did indeed have other features. Member Brand Used has the proof in this nifty video. Thanks for sharing Brand Used.

Posted by k.shiz on 2/14/2010 1:22 PM

Forum: How are you affected by the winter/snow? 38

When the day after yesterday comes and our climate goes bonkers, how will the snowpocalypse affect your bike loving lifestyle? Run away? Sit on a trainer? Get fat as hell like me?

Posted by k.shiz on 2/13/2010 11:50 AM

VitalMTB is on Facebook, are You?

We know you're a fan - that's why you're here. So why not be a fan on facebook too?

Posted by bturman on 2/13/2010 12:38 AM

Video: Steve Peat Rides the Muc-Off Enduro DH Section 5

Steve Peat has set the bar for the DH section of this year's 8 Hour Muc-Off Enduro event, which goes down on April 11 in East Sussex, UK. Think you can beat him?

Posted by bturman on 2/12/2010 7:51 PM

Sam Hill and Vanderham Tease from Follow Me 9

Teaser footage of Samus and Vanderhamus on the North Shore.

Posted by sspomer on 2/12/2010 5:27 PM

The Neethlings Show off their Dirt Jumps to Fairclough 18

I know this is a tough time for you East Coasters, but here are 25 sun-filled dirt jump pics from a faraway land.

Posted by sspomer on 2/12/2010 8:28 AM

Member Video: Coastal Crew Bike Check 6

The bike checks are starting to roll in for the Video of the Month contest! Created by the guys over at the Coastal Crew, here are some ripping trails and a dual bike check at the beach. Watch for the chicken on your way out.

Posted by bturman on 2/12/2010 7:33 AM

Fox Racing Announces the 2010 MTB Team 7

Fox just dropped this news about their MTB lineup for 2010. It's safe to say that they've added some heavy hitters, including the new Giant DH team, Mitch Ropelato, Tammy Donahugh, Leigh Donovan, and Sam Reynolds.

Posted by bturman on 2/11/2010 2:54 PM

Member Album: Jason Peters' Photos

Vital member and photo extraordinaire, Jason Peters, has an action packed album just waiting for your eyes. Djs, downhilling, skateparks, street, trail riding . . . it's all there. Remember, you can click 'em to make 'em huge for your desktop background!

Posted by bturman on 2/11/2010 12:09 PM

Giant Announces 2010 MTB Team Expansion 1

Giant has some new folks on board for 2010... see who after the click.

Posted by k.shiz on 2/11/2010 9:27 AM

Member Video: Jon C's Bike Check 4

I sure hope the snow melts soon for all of you. Mega-richness in this entry for the Video of the Month from Michigan...

Posted by sspomer on 2/11/2010 8:17 AM

Vans Custom Culture Art Program

If only they had cool stuff like this when I was in high school! Vans is searching for the best young art and design talent with their Custom Culture High School Art Program.

Posted by sspomer on 2/11/2010 8:04 AM

Video: Trails 1

When you combine Alan Hepburn's riding, Jason Headley's ninja skills behind the lens, good lighting, a great vibe, and lofty jumps - well, you end up with an absolute gem. Kick back for a full minute of awesome. Boosh!

Posted by bturman on 2/10/2010 10:29 PM

Golden, Colorado to Get a New Bike Park? 7

If you live in Colorado or plan to visit for an extended period of time, please show your support for this potential bike park. All it takes is a quick email.

Posted by bturman on 2/10/2010 12:21 PM

Roger Rinderknecht with BMC bikes for 2010 1

4x shredder Roger Rinderknecht has a new ride for 2010.

Posted by k.shiz on 2/10/2010 10:49 AM

Member Video: Danny Cesare's Specialized SX Trail 13

Vital member Mwehahaha took advantage of the snowy conditions to make this creative entry into the February Video of the Month Contest. Check out his build as he re-builds his bike from the ground up, then submit your bike check!

Posted by bturman on 2/10/2010 10:38 AM

CG Racing Brigade Announced 4

Gracia is racing on some new toys for 2010. Click on through to read what bike you will see him on this next season.

Posted by k.shiz on 2/10/2010 10:35 AM

2010 Ray's Odd Couple Photo Gallery 3

The 2010 Ray's Odd Couple video contest was a big success this year. We got our hands on some great still photos so you can pretend you're in Cleveland right now.

Posted by sspomer on 2/10/2010 8:46 AM

BMX vs MTB? 39

The debate that launched a thousand face-palms is back... your thoughts?

Posted by k.shiz on 2/9/2010 2:35 PM

Exclusive Photos: Santa Cruz Syndicate Welcomes New Partners 7

The press release is official and Vital MTB has exclusive photos of the Santa Cruz Syndicate testing Edge Carbon wheels to go with the news.

Posted by sspomer on 2/9/2010 10:06 AM

Bring Back Rye Big Wheeled Contests 22

It's been too long since Rye Airfield has hosted a good old fashioned 26" and VitalMTB member wOOdy is doing some hard work to get one going again. Check the forum thread and give him a hand!

Posted by k.shiz on 2/9/2010 8:16 AM