UPDATE: There were only 7 votes in it this week! In the end, Sebastien Wilhelmi's tunnel vision gets him the win, much to the delight of Vital member whisky who is this week's lucky voter. The 2 winners will each receive a rad riding pack and glasses combo from Shimano!

Beneath its deceptively peaceful surface, Mt. Unzen in southern Japan hides the awesome explosive power of a volcano. It was the hidden primal force of this mountain that inspired Shimano to create the UNZEN hydration pack collection. With no excess straps or bulk to hold you back, UNZEN bags are specifically designed to power an aggressive off-road riding style. After installing your hydration system, just throw in your tools and favorite energy bar and head for the hills. The body-hugging fit of Shimano's Accu-3D technology frees you to follow the path less cycled. So if you're ready to unleash your own hidden power, try UNZEN by Shimano.

To make sure you can see where you’re going, Shimano’s riding glasses are made from lightweight, strong and durable Grillamid TR90 material, and are CNC molded for ultimate precision, symmetry & quality. The interchangeable lenses are made from lightweight and strong polycarbonate featuring specific anti-fog and anti-scratch surface treatment to keep your vision clear under all circumstances. The lenses provide full UV400 protection.



Michael Franz by Sebastian Wilhelmi

SRC Challenge by Jason Cleghorn

Herding Cats by Dennis Yuroshek

Angus by Thomas Sandell

Elliot Smith by Kaneo Photo

The Vital Photo Comp is a weekly photo competition, with prizes awarded to the picture that receives the most votes, as well as a randomly selected member who voted for the winning shot. If you'd like your photos to be eligible, create an account and upload your shots. To be eligible for the voter prize drawing, just make sure you are logged in to your Vital account when you vote - it's that simple!

This Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp is presented by Shimano.

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  • olieDH

    12/3/2013 4:15 AM

    Wouldn't it be fairer if the prize was randomly selected from all the voters, to avoid people trying to second - guess the winning photo?

  • Big Bird

    12/3/2013 8:12 PM

    Isn't "Second guessing the winning photo" the whole point? The winning photo is the best photo in the average opinion of the readership. I voted for "Herding cats" by the way. The timing was exquisite. I'm not a big fan or artificial light.

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