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Santa Cruz Syndicate: Behind the Scenes at World Champs 1

Interviews with Santa Cruz Syndicate riders Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar and Josh Bryceland. Syndicate Team Manager, Kathy Sessler. Santa Cruz Bicycles Owner, Rob Roskopp. Team Mechanics, Ricky Bobby and Doug Hatfield

Posted by sspomer on 9/16/2009 5:32 AM

How to: Dumped 360 with Cam McCaul 7

Learn the do do's and don't don'ts of dumping...your 360's anyhow.

Posted by sspomer on 9/15/2009 6:54 PM

Red Bull Burner 12 Hour Downhill Race 1

October 10, 2009 at Angel Fire, New Mexico, get your endurance DH race on with the Red Bull Burner! Press release info inside...

Posted by sspomer on 9/15/2009 11:05 AM


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VitalOTB Schladming - BETTING IS CLOSED. 69

Predict the top 3 Elite Men's and 1st place Elite Women's DH racers at Schladming World Cup and you could win an Evil hardtail frame! Comment to leave your prediction. It's free and easy.

Posted by sspomer on 9/15/2009 8:53 AM


This press release just came in from PUSH about their DIY BoXXer upgrade. Check it.

Posted by sspomer on 9/15/2009 8:33 AM

Proven: Trek Session 88 FR

This dialed ride does exactly what it's supposed! And while it's ripping, it looks good and gets you even more stoked for the 2010 Trek line up! 22 photos, Suspension POV Video and full review get you learned up.

Posted by sspomer on 9/15/2009 8:13 AM

Forum: Schladming World Cup 32

Can the World Cup season get any more epic? With Schladming coming up and the points race closer than ever, what will happen at one of the most well-liked tracks on the circuit? Discuss!

Posted by sspomer on 9/14/2009 11:42 AM

Oredigger MTB Challenge at SolVista This Weekend 3

SolVista hosts the Oredigger MTB Challenge presented by the Colorado School of Mines Cycling team. Collegiate and open classes, plus $100 to the rider with the highest speed on the day! More info inside...

Posted by sspomer on 9/14/2009 11:31 AM

Zach Dank's Vital Photo Gallery

Sorry, gotta give it away...member "ZD" is also known as Zach Dank and he's a digging, jumping and photographing machine. Check out his recent photo uploads and then ask yourself why you're not jumping right now.

Posted by sspomer on 9/14/2009 7:36 AM

Member Video: PlusSizeBMX Summer 09 1

Quality skatepark and street shredding from PlusSizeBMX.

Posted by sspomer on 9/14/2009 7:31 AM

Paul Basagoitia's Training Facility 7

Paul B. has one mega-sized TF in rural Nevada. He gives you the rundown and shreds it in this video. Lucky B!

Posted by sspomer on 9/11/2009 10:23 AM

Free Sticker Update and 2 Cool Contests! 11

Want free Vital MTB stickers? It's easy, look inside. If you've already followed the instructions for stickers, yours are on the way, but now you can win some cool Vital MTB gear with 2 sweet contests. READ ON and get creative...

Posted by sspomer on 9/10/2009 1:06 PM

Updated: World Championship Team Videos, Trek, Specialized, Santa Cruz and Yeti 3

The World Champs vids are trickling in and we've got the one-stop shop for all your viewing pleasure. Trek, Specialized, Santa Cruz Syndicate, Yeti Cycles and X-Fusion, all viewable on iPhone and other mobile devices...BOOSH!

Posted by sspomer on 9/10/2009 7:32 AM

2009 Sol Survivor Video 1

The 2009 Mountain States Cup concluded with the Sol Survivor race at the SolVista Bike Park this past weekend. Check out the high-speed downhill action and carnage-filled 4X. Viewable on your iPhone and other mobile devices!

Posted by sspomer on 9/10/2009 7:21 AM

Golden State Downhill Video

Golden State Downhill video that took place at Mammoth this weekend.

Posted by sspomer on 9/9/2009 7:29 AM

Member Photo: reecewallace and a Nasty Truck Driver 2

Jason Headley snapped a perfectly-timed pic of Vital member, reecewallace, on his way through a dialed truck driver at the GoatStyle contest. Got a sick shot? Upload 'em in our gallery!

Posted by sspomer on 9/9/2009 6:56 AM

Highland Bike Park Brodown Showdown 6

Highland Mountain Bike Park hosted the first annual Brodown Showdown on September 5th. Riders Dave Smutok, George Ryan, Rocco Quintiliani, Sasha Yakovleff, and others were throwing down.

Posted by sspomer on 9/9/2009 6:35 AM

Intense's Jeff Steber Gets Experimental 10

Ghost in the Machine video experiment from Jeff Steber.

Posted by sspomer on 9/9/2009 6:28 AM

Adventures of GR 4 - Whistler Helmet Cam with Friends 2

George Ryan gives you the "horn's eye view" of his Whistler experience during Crankworx 2009.

Posted by sspomer on 9/8/2009 7:30 AM

Roadtrippin' with X-Fusion #10: World Champs

Allout Produx brings you the World Champs action with the X-Fusion squad.

Posted by sspomer on 9/8/2009 7:24 AM

Eurobike Pics at 43ride

Eurobike and World Champs are on the same weekend, making it a bike nerd smorgasbord of online goodness! Forget about work and check out a bunch of Eurobike shots at

Posted by sspomer on 9/8/2009 7:17 AM

2009 UCI World Championships Downhill Finals 12

23 jaw-dropping photos and robust audio tell the story of one of mountain biking's most historic days as Steve Peat wins his first World Championship title. It's been a great week! Thanks to Sven, Gary and Damian for their hard work and all of you for checking out the action right here on Vital MTB.

Posted by sspomer on 9/7/2009 5:44 PM

Steve Peat, World Champion Interview 12

Listen to an incredible, candid interview just moments after Steve Peat's first-ever World Champs victory. 6 minutes of insight and emotion from a living legend of downhill. Conducted by Sven Martin.

Posted by sspomer on 9/6/2009 8:07 AM

MTBcut World Championships Race Day Video 2

The incredible day comes together in this drama-capturing video from

Posted by sspomer on 9/6/2009 7:00 AM

Steve Peat Wins World Championships 12

In an effort that altered the rotational axis of the Earth, Steve Peat finally secured a World Championship in Canberra. WELL DONE, STEVE! Everyone at Vital MTB is so stoked for you and proud of your dedication. Full update coming shortly with complete downhill results here.

Posted by sspomer on 9/6/2009 6:43 AM

Santa Cruz Syndicate World Championship Winning Bikes 12

The Syndicate gives you the tour of their personalized V10 bikes for the 2009 World Championships. Bling-tastic! Did we predict the future? Hmmmmm. : )

Posted by sspomer on 9/5/2009 3:08 PM

World Champs - MTBcut Day 5 Video

Another zinger from the 2009 UCI World Championships and the hustlers at

Posted by sspomer on 9/5/2009 6:57 AM

Fabien Barel's Mega-Tweaked Mondraker 12

Fabien Barel comes prepared! Get an education on his World Champs Mondraker complete with altered chainring to help compensate for his weaker knee while pedaling! It's serious out there, kids! Fabien rules.

Posted by sspomer on 9/4/2009 8:37 PM

Trek World Racing Q-Project Bikes 12

Trek World Racing reveals the results of aerodynamic testing with their Q-Project Session 88 builds. Carbon and aero return in 2009!

Posted by sspomer on 9/4/2009 7:36 PM

"maximusramis" wins Vital OTB for World Champs 146

Vital member maximusramis had the closest predicted times and riders for our World Champs Vital OTB. No one predicted the exact winning time and rider, so the Evil hardtail remains unclaimed, but "Max" will be getting a sweet Vital MTB T-shirt and sticker schwag pack! Thanks for playing and stay tuned for Schladming!

Posted by sspomer on 9/4/2009 6:43 AM

World Championship 4x Reply - The Full Show 3

Freecaster has provided the complete, 2 hour replay of the 2009 UCI World Championships 4X webcast. Check it here.

Posted by sspomer on 9/4/2009 6:22 AM

MTBcut World Champs Timed Practice Video

Ripping vid of timed practice from Canberra.

Posted by sspomer on 9/4/2009 6:11 AM

Steve Smith's World Champs Evil Revolt 3

Steve Smith and Evil Bikes go together like fluorescent and the 80's. Check out Stevie's eye-popping World Champs-edition Evil Revolt downhill bike and newly formed creeper mustache at the same time.

Posted by sspomer on 9/3/2009 11:50 AM

Santa Cruz Syndicate World Champs Helmet Cam 2

The Syndicate rips the World Champs Downhill Track and you get to ride along. Thanks to Acadian for the find and Freecaster for the vid.

Posted by sspomer on 9/3/2009 9:49 AM

World Champs - Mick Hannah's GT Fury 12

Get in close to one of the hottest looking bikes at World Champs. Mick Hannah's custom-painted GT Fury.

Posted by sspomer on 9/3/2009 7:38 AM

Antonym: Dave Smutok 2

I'm just gonna say this...HECK YES!

Posted by sspomer on 9/3/2009 5:34 AM