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New Profile Crank Color

Profile sent over this shot of their new crank color, hot off the line.

Posted by sspomer on 8/22/2009 9:15 PM

Eric Porter "Fun Check" 2

We invade Eric Porter's garage and dismantled his entire quiver of Haro Bikes and other motorized pieces of fundom.

Posted by sspomer on 8/22/2009 9:10 PM

Insight: 2010 RockShox 7

During Crankworx Colorado, we got to spend some time learning about the 2010 RockShox line up. Enjoy the photos and audio from our little pow-wow.

Posted by sspomer on 8/20/2009 1:24 PM


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Matt Hunter and Trond Hansen in Pemberton 2

Hunter and Trond get some POV angles of a riding session in Pemberton, as they escape the crowds of Crankworx.

Posted by sspomer on 8/20/2009 12:22 PM

Yeti Cycles Snowmass Mountain States Cup Video

John "Melon Clapper" Reynolds delivers up a ripping video from the 2009 Mountain States Cup at Snowmass, featuring the Yeti squad.

Posted by sspomer on 8/20/2009 11:39 AM

Member Video: Kalaheo Mix 5

Check out this smooth video from Hawaii!

Posted by sspomer on 8/20/2009 8:31 AM

Antonym - Brandon Semenuk 6

Semenuk is a contest killing machine and Sagerian is there to document his destruction.

Posted by sspomer on 8/19/2009 4:23 PM

Trek World Racing Crankworx Video

The Trek World Racing crew lets it rip in Whistler.

Posted by sspomer on 8/19/2009 4:02 PM

A Full DH Bike in a Duffle Bag? 7

George Ryan shows you how to avoid airline bike baggage fees by cramming your downhill bike into a duffle bag. You can practically carry it on if you watch this video.

Posted by sspomer on 8/19/2009 6:49 AM

Diamondback Ride Highlights: Summer 2009

A variety of footage featuring a good mix of DH and trail riding with the Diamondback crew from their 2009 summer.

Posted by sspomer on 8/19/2009 6:44 AM

USA Cycling Trustee Election Results 2

Press Release from USA Cycling regarding the Trustee Elections. 3970 votes cast from a reported member-base of 60,000. Bummed to see Todd Seplavy just miss the win. Thanks for your time and your voice while you were in there, Todd!

Posted by sspomer on 8/18/2009 7:04 AM

Foot Out Flat Out 2 Teaser 3

Foot Out Flat Out 2 is the new film from Aaron Bartlett and Paul Roberts. Filmed in 3 different continents and featuring the World Cup series and the World Championships in Australia as well as some awesome rider sections in Spain, Canada and the UK.

Posted by sspomer on 8/18/2009 6:45 AM

UK NPS Round 4 Caersws

The course was short, but awesome and Matt Simmonds railed his way to the top of the podium at the UK NPS round in Caersws. Video by MTBcut.

Posted by sspomer on 8/18/2009 6:36 AM

Cockpit Camera Capturing Crank It Up Cruising 5

This one is for all the homies out there stuck behind a desk, saving money for their Whistler trip. A mellow, turn bar-filled cruise down Crank It Up at Whistler. Get lost in the daydream of riding at Whistler instead of pushing papers. View from Gordo's bars. Oh to be riding that right now...

Posted by sspomer on 8/18/2009 6:32 AM

Greg Watts Wins Crankworx Slopestyle 4

Wanna win $15,000? Then beat Greg Watts and his arsenal of flips, whips, trucks and spins. More video later, but now, Greg Watts gets the spotlight.

Posted by sspomer on 8/16/2009 12:55 AM

Troy Lee Designs D3 Helmet Release 6

It's official, the long-awaited Troy Lee Designs D3 helmet has been released. Get a glimpse at the helmet and colors along with some photos from the release party, that happened a few hours ago in Whistler.

Posted by sspomer on 8/14/2009 11:53 PM

Kirt Voreis' Camelbak Karaoke Kickout 5

Today was a great day in Whistler. The rain stopped, the sun came out and everyone had fun schralping. Plug your ears as the Karaoke Kickout hosted by Kirt Voreis and Camelbak takes over the dirt jumps in Whistler. No, seriously, plug your ears. THANKS KIRT!!!

Posted by sspomer on 8/14/2009 11:29 PM

Fox Racing Shox "In a Perfect World Contest"

How often do you dream of perfect bike shredding scenarios? Often, I bet...I mean, who doesn't? Well, it's time to put those dreams to good use with this cool contest from Fox Racing Shox...

Posted by sspomer on 8/14/2009 8:13 PM

Crankworx Slopestyle Riders List 1

List of riders who are automatically in the show and those who have to qualify for the 2009 Crankworx Slopestyle

Posted by sspomer on 8/14/2009 9:14 AM

Crankworx Air Downhill Race 4

Unlike a World Cup, things are laid back in Whistler during Crankworx. As a result, the A Line DH race pics are a day late. Does it matter? Not really because the shots are epic, as always! Audio interviews included for your viewing pleasure.

Posted by sspomer on 8/14/2009 8:48 AM

USAC Announces Worlds Squad 13

Here ya go, the USA Cycling Worlds team announcement has come through with a relative surprise Brian Lopes on the list. (You may remember the caption from slide 22 in the Bromont finals slideshow published a week ago that hinted at this, but we'll ignore that : )

Posted by sspomer on 8/13/2009 10:07 PM

Crankworx Slopestyle Course Walk with Cam McCaul 5

At Crankworx today, it rained most of the day, Best Trick was canceled, it got sunny and now it's raining again. Regardless, Cam McCaul takes you on a tour of the gnarliness that is the Crankworx Slopestyle track!

Posted by sspomer on 8/13/2009 9:46 PM

Snomwass Mountain States Cup / Pro GRT 4

Near a little place called Aspen, the Mountain States Cup rolled on with the race in Snowmass. On the classic-style downhill track, Aaron Gwin took the win with Jared Graves ruling the MTX.

Posted by sspomer on 8/12/2009 4:53 AM

Crankworx Dual Slalom Video 3

The Parkin Bros and Dirt TV just posted a killer video from the "K"rankworx Dual Slalom race. Kinda makes me want to go pop some caps. How 'bout you?

Posted by sspomer on 8/11/2009 6:46 AM

2009 Crankworx Video Gallery

Stay up-to-date with the latest event videos from the 2009 Kokanee Crankworx event in Whistler with the official event video gallery.

Posted by sspomer on 8/10/2009 7:01 AM

Member Video: SolVista is Watching You

Funny and shred-heavy POV downhill video from member dacrebrochill 17. Includes the "3 Amigos" jumps from the U.S. National track.

Posted by sspomer on 8/10/2009 6:48 AM

Crankworx Garbanzo Downhill Race 6

14 minutes of top-to-bottom Whistler abuse ain't nothin' to scoff at. Justin Leov swoops Chris Kovarik and Sam Hill for the win in one of the most legitimate downhill races of the season.

Posted by sspomer on 8/10/2009 6:37 AM

Crankworx Dual Slalom 2

Kyle Strait beats Brian Lopes in the 2009 Crankworx Dual Slalom Finals in Whistler. Peep 10 photos and audio clips from the race!

Posted by sspomer on 8/9/2009 9:24 AM

Bright as Night Party Pics Gallery

Nearly $3500 was raised at the Bright as Night Party, hosted by Aaron Chase and Vital MTB...check the pics.

Posted by sspomer on 8/8/2009 11:40 AM

History: Crankworx of Years Gone By

If you don't know where you've come from, how can you know where you're going? 24 photos and 6 videos from Crankworx events of the past...2004-2008. We've come a long way, baby! I'm leaving for Whistler in the morning, so stay tuned for the goods!

Posted by sspomer on 8/7/2009 8:48 PM

Evil Bikes Bromont World Cup Video 4

Lucent Productions put together this killer clip of the Evil crew at the Bromont World Cup. It's nearly 12 minutes and goes perfectly with a chicken burrito! Enjoy.

Posted by sspomer on 8/7/2009 7:18 PM

Trek World Racing Bromont Downhill Video

Bromont World Cup downhill video from Trek World Racing, featuring Needles, Leov and Moseley, ripping it.

Posted by sspomer on 8/7/2009 12:52 PM

World Championships XC Track Preview Video 2

Ben Henderson rides "The Hammerhead" on the 2009 World Championships XC track at Mt. Stromlo, Canberra, Australia. Good to see some technical descents.

Posted by sspomer on 8/7/2009 7:09 AM

Funny blog post at Life Cycles Film site 3

"Shoulda been here yesterday" and dragons carrying golden eggs make this blog post from Derek Frankowski a winner for your work-avoiding Friday morning.

Posted by sspomer on 8/7/2009 6:21 AM

Member Photo: Brandon Semenuk at Crankworx Colorado 4

Member, JBrantley posted a well-lit clicked 360 x-up from Brandon Semenuk during his winning run at Crankworx Colorado. Peep it, son!

Posted by sspomer on 8/7/2009 6:04 AM

Member Blog: Your Bike is Too Light 8

Vital MTB member k.shiz originally wrote this for Littermag and boy-howdy were the comments fun...and interesting? So, why not post it again? If you have major opinions, cool stories to tell or nothing but nonsense, create a Vital MTB profile, get to typing. Maybe your words will end up here on the front page.

Posted by sspomer on 8/6/2009 6:37 PM