Vital MTBers, you all made the Bar Drag Bounty 2 Video Contest one incredible, turn-smashing good time! We can't thank you enough for your hard work, creativity and aggressive turning skills!

Picking a winner was not easy and our panel of judges was put to the test. In the end, however, a consensus was made and a video full of mind-blowing turns and high-quality camera work took home the win and the brand Trek Remedy 8 bike.

Bar Drag Bounty 2 with Keith Morelan by JBrantley
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Our judges stayed at work late to put together a list of their five favorite runner-up videos. Each of these entrants will receive a prize pack with HT Pedals, SDG Saddle and a Bell Helmet! Enjoy them below.

Most Hilarious Non-riding Section
Squamish Mayhem by LJ-jackson
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Best Use of a Bottle Cage and Interpretation of a Bar Drag by a Non-human
Jank Bike Shred Fest by kyle10bike
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Best Cinematography
Behind Bars by the Rob Parkin
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Bounty of Bar Drags Award
Bar Draggin' and Getting Rowdy by GnarHuck
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Bigtime Berm Blowout Award
Bar Drag Radness by DEFCONmedia
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Once again, thanks to all who participated. Your videos were inspiring and entertaining. You kept the smiles on our faces and the wow-factor through the roof.

Stay tuned for the first annual Vital MTB Big Air Bounty Video Contest coming this summer!

Prizes provided by
Trek Bikes | Bell Helmets | HT Components | SDG

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  • dirtjumper

    3/11/2012 9:08 AM

    How do you break an XO crank?!?!?!?!!?

  • GnarHuck

    3/13/2012 8:36 PM

    G out. interestingly enough. He now has saints. carbon cranks not a smart idea for DH in my opinion.

  • ExiTwelve

    3/7/2012 5:49 PM

    Congrats again to everyone who entered, and BIG CONGRATS to all of the winners! Nice work, can't wait till the next one comes around! I'm also anxious for the details on the Big Air Bounty thats coming up, should be another fun one!

  • alexshirley

    3/6/2012 6:10 PM

    The winner was good but I would have liked to see someone who doesn't already have a really nice bike win. I broke my hand right after they announced this contest so I couldn't enter.

  • Scott_Townes

    3/6/2012 2:48 PM

    Yessss! The winner def. deserved it and he was actually doing bar drags and not snagging his bar in a turn where the land was 3ft. off the ground. This year was so much more impressive overall though.

  • Scrub

    3/6/2012 3:15 PM

    I agree with you, otherwise I woulda just rode through a hallway and hit my bar ends on the walls and called it good. lol.

  • Pasch

    3/6/2012 8:07 AM

    "remember kids, jumps don't count" ?

  • iceman2058

    3/6/2012 12:18 AM

    Yeah, well-deserving winner here. Ripped those turns. Bring on the Big Air Bounty!!!

  • Lj-jackson

    3/5/2012 11:12 PM

    decent, stoked on 2nd!! 1st place deserved it...riding was unreal

  • Scrub

    3/5/2012 10:59 PM

    There was a distinct overall winner of all the videos and it was awarded accordingly to what the guidlines specified. Congrats to Jeff and Keith for killing the turns and shooting the gnar angles. Now as for the other category awards, I think there should have been a "over 40yr. old and I could be your dad" category since most of these guys are probably half my age..LOL. Next year I tell ya...

  • bjenson

    3/5/2012 10:49 PM

    well deserved. did you see that moto turn?! foot up and RAILING. ace!

  • Slyp823

    3/5/2012 9:07 PM

    sooooo much shred.....

  • Scharney127

    3/5/2012 8:48 PM

    fuck yeah Keith and JB!!!!! Stoked for you guys

  • GnarHuck

    3/5/2012 8:32 PM

    As a fellow contestant, Keith deserved that award regardless of his "Film Crew" the riding is what won that prize.

    thanks for the honor of the Bounty of Bar Drags award vital!!

  • gravis

    3/5/2012 8:30 PM

    Congrats to the winners... Bummed our edit wasn't in the finals. Jbrantley better watch out, we'll be back for revenge.

  • Climbermo

    3/5/2012 8:12 PM

    Lot of BS that the Pros Win!! There bikes are worth more than the grand prize!!

  • OCsponger587

    3/5/2012 8:16 PM

    the haters are jealous. hahah pros. never even heard of that rider. dont they just film with a canon that all you clowns could by to? good vid it was the winner

  • conner.kuhns

    3/5/2012 8:18 PM

    by pro's i ment the filmers... and no not just any other canon.. the gear they use is worth much more then the bike. the video is killer i know and the riding.

  • BeigeWolf

    3/5/2012 9:24 PM


  • Acadian

    3/5/2012 8:01 PM

    Congrats - Jeff and Keith...that was a rippin' vid.

  • immortal

    3/5/2012 7:42 PM

    Congrats Keith & JBrantley !! I'm glad Vital MTB picked the right winner, best berm shred video I've ever seen. BIG AIR BOUNTY! I'm in.

  • bturman

    3/5/2012 10:53 PM

    Haha! I could see why you'd be all about the Big Air Bounty. You never know, it just might happen...

  • immortal

    3/6/2012 12:05 AM

    I'll be ready to throw down if the time comes!.... need to work on getting some tricks dialed now... dang I thought the contest was over but now it just began all over in my head again ..... ahhhhhhhhh

  • Scharney127

    3/6/2012 12:37 AM

    Big Air Bounty sounds like my death wish

  • conner.kuhns

    3/5/2012 7:41 PM

    course the dudes who get paid by large companies win. looking forward to the next one

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