Tested: 210mm OneUp Dropper v2 5

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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

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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

2009 UCI World Cup, Fort William

In a whirlwind of speed, crowds and split-second finishes, Greg Minnaar takes the win at Fort William. The UCI World Cup downhill in Scotland is known as a true test of stamina and skill. View action-packed videos and over 60 photos from the race in the land of Haggis and bagpipes

Posted by sspomer on 7/6/2009 10:24 PM

Fabien Barel Wins Maribor

Wow, what a race day in Maribor! Fabien Barel grabs his first World Cup podium since 2005 and Sabrina Jonnier keeps up her winning ways to seal up the first half of the 2009 season. Action-filled photos are waiting to be clicked on, so hop to it!

Posted by sspomer on 7/6/2009 7:57 PM

Maribor World Cup - Photo Feature - Day 3

Downhill qualifiers were cancelled and 4X finals took place in the muck and the myre. Caroline Buchanan stayed tough for the win as Kintner and Anneke took each other out and Joost Wichmann rallied and railed his way through dudes jumping on top of each other to take the top spot in the men’s.

Posted by sspomer on 7/6/2009 7:51 PM

Kranked ReJeKt Episode 5

Rene Wildhaber aka the Piston ReJektd! Due to technical difficulties we have bumped Episode 4 with this edit. Here the Bossman tries to add some excitement by trying a new format. Let us know what you think.

Posted by sspomer on 7/6/2009 7:17 PM

Maribor World Cup - Photo Feature - Day 2

Another beautiful day in Eastern Europe. Graves and Kintner qualified first in 4x and Thomas Vanderham is doing DH laps with the fastest guys on the planet.

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

Maribor World Cup - Photo Feature - Day 1

16 story-telling images from the UCI World Cup of Mountain Biking round in Maribor, Slovenia.

Posted by sspomer on 7/6/2009 6:47 PM

2009 UCI World Cup, Maribor

The World Cup returns to the classic Eastern European venue at Maribor, Slovenia. The best photo galleries and videos are being loaded and updated throughout the weekend, right here.

Posted by sspomer on 7/6/2009 7:43 AM

Shaun Palmer Returns to Downhill 2

Shaun Palmer was riding at SolVista at the end of June, preparing for a return to downhill mountain bike racing. Here's a glimpse into the the feature video coming soon.

Posted by sspomer on 7/6/2009 7:38 AM

Thrashbike Chase Life Video

Aaron Chase, Adam Hauck, George Ryan and Jackson (the dog) get loose in a teensy space in dirty Jersey.

Posted by sspomer on 7/6/2009 7:34 AM

Cathrovision - Andorra World Cup DH Track Walk

You know the drill...

Posted by sspomer on 7/3/2019 8:16 PM