Vital MTB Social Scoop

Instagram is the easiest way to get your marketing message out to a bunch of people who will forget about it 20 seconds later. Fortunately for mountain bikers, the overwhelming amount of Rampage posts have subsided. Unfortunately for mountain bikers, half of the posts now feature snow, snowmobiles (sorry, "sleds"), going SnoreBoring™ or racers posting pics of the 2017 season with captions that say, "the weekend be like..."

So you can rot your brain less on the scrolling satan of phone apps, we've picked out some of the less-forgettable, MTB-related (barely) posts from early December 2017.

Aaron Gwin Gets a McLaren (price tag about $190,000)

gordo: That's neat and all Gwin, but it's no Yaris.

iceman: Watch out pro football, MTB is coming for you.

Meanwhile, Back in the Gym - Sam Hill's Work Out

Staying strong ✊🏼 @f45trainingarmadale @_empir .coaching_ @mrs_samhill

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gordo: Dancing with the Stars training coming along nicely.

iceman: To think that he won all those other titles "without" training.../sarcasm

Meanwhile, Back on the DH Track - Troy Brosnan Hauling

Top minute of the Cannonball race track! Shot on my @gopro

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gordo: Faster than a McLaren?

iceman: On your right!

Welcome to the 29er Show

When everyone be testing dem big wheels this off season.

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gordo: Syndicate trying to win the season before it starts once again.

iceman: The first rule of 29er club is...

Croatian Cribs Battle

gordo: Put that popcorn emoji right here.

iceman: You know the squids shot that with their drone, it probably took off from the balcony of their youth hostel down the street.

Bikes Not Butts?

Thanks to @joanna.petterson for the "bikes not butts" title idea poach.

gordo: Looks like there may be issues with Rachel's clothing sponsor.

iceman: Rachel is making the move to beach volleyball. #teamrumors

#wheellove 1

buildin and hittin this for #wheellove 🤘🏻@samdale90

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gordo: Over-aged kids playing with dirt piles on bicycles. #thereason. #alwaysfollowtherat (watch the full video here)

iceman: Rat is like a Pringle, once he pops, he can't stop.

#wheellove 2

Gnarliest 3 attemps from @jp_sculpt for wheel love, his .commitment and energy are inspiring

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gordo: Typo ignored. Riding not. #allhailcraig

iceman: Never give up. Although sometimes. Sometimes you can give up.

Richie Rude Rides Rocks

Got some good weather and tried a new riding spot thanks to @wille .cooper #bestbuds #yeticycles #jibsess

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gordo: Actual kids playing on rocks with bikes. #thereason #alwaysfollowrichie

iceman: The jib is strong with this one. #endurotrials

Remy Metailler Heavy Hucking

gordo: Ronny Mac would go.

iceman: That sounds suspiciously close to "nope." 

Make sure you follow @vitalmtb on Instagram if you don't already. We won't rot your brain too hard.

3 comments
  • uskas

    12/12/2017 8:53 AM

    I think I have an answer to your dilemma: bikes and butts and cars, in the right order at the right time and place.
    What is wrong with the top MTB downhiller getting a new toy if it's not a bike and posting he's happy about it? He did not make an article on Vital about it. And in the first place he deserves it.
    What is wrong with one of the most successful MTB downhill female (and I actually don't like her) trying to be feminine on her personal social network? She also did not post it as an article on Vital.
    And one more thing: please don't put the work amount in front of the talent/intelligence, this is a very communist (not to say more offending words) way of thinking. I'm sure Aaron Gwin would not be the best at what he's doing if he would not train hard and at the same time Sam Hill if he was not talented.
    We don't live only for bikes.

  • T-Dawg

    12/11/2017 12:24 PM

    This kind of post should be a regular feature of Vital for 2018. That way we know who is living large .... and who is acting like a dam fool. Is Gwin gonna have a LearJet this summer too? Or Is he the MC Hammer of MTB ?

  • Nozes

    12/11/2017 2:53 AM

    Sam Hill is clearly training for the return of dual slalom.

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