WHAT THE HECK IS AN UNDERBIKE? Vital Gear Show

Welcome to Vital MTB's Gear Show where we discuss the latest news and products in the sport of mountain biking! This past week was huge with new bikes from Marin, Pivot, Canyon and Banshee. We'll check those bikes out, drop some product and gear reviews along with epic Vital RAW riding action sprinkled in for good measure. Oh, we weigh bike parts, too!

 

What's in this Vital Gear Show video

:39 - Bell Super Air R Helmet, $275

1:39 - @brookmacdonald6 mind blown from World Champs Vital RAW

1:56 - Santa Cruz Bicycles PayDirt Fund

2:06 - Marin's Rift Zone Carbon 2 and new bike classification, UNDERBIKE! - Buy at Jenson USA -  or hit up marinbikes.com

3:51 - Pivot's Trail 429 Enduro Build

4:26 - @bernard_kerr trying to qualify for A1 Supercross #PrAy1

4:35 - Canyon Neuron CF SLX 9.0 LTD bike

5:30 - Casing Rocks is Bad - Vital RAW Vero and Leo Sandler

5:35 - Vital's $2,000 Mountain Bike Comparison

5:48 - Let's Weigh Some Stuff!

6:24 - One Up Dropper V2 210mm Seatpost Review

9:25 - @bruce_klein #lovesdemhuckz

9:30 - Vital's Comment of the last week or so...UNDERBIKE origins thanks to Vital member, JCL

9:49 - Banshee introduces Phantom, Prime and Spitfire V3 bikes

10:14 - What do 10,000 Mountain Bikers Think? Vital's annual reader survey results

10:49 - What do you think of mullet bikes? 69ers? Mixers?

11:04 - @dannyhart1 mind blown from World Champs Vital RAW

11:16 - Kyle Warner and his Skydio drone videos

11:29 - Let's Weigh Some Stuff!

12:04 - POLL - Gumwall or Black tire sidewalls?

12:11 - SixSixOne DBO Knee Pads and Recon Advance Body Armor

15:44 - Vital Gear Club goods on set

What is an Underbike MTB? Official/Unofficial description

The most fun genre of mountain bike on the planet as of November 22, 2019. Requirements: 29-inch wheels, 120.97 - 134.33mm rear travel, 140.2mm max front travel, 34-36mm diameter fork tubes, slacker than 66-degree head angle, longish reach, aggressive 2.3 - 2.5-inch tires, 200mm front rotor, 50mm stem or less, 44mm fork rake or less, low standover, short seat tube with maximum insertion depth, lock-on grips (no foam allowed), hidden inspirational slogan in graphics.

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