8. Vital MTB

The best site for all biking dirt

Nov 28, 2011
Outside Magazine
Vital MTB

Vital MTB    Photo: Courtesy of Vital MTB

Good for: Dirt fiends looking for race coverage, rider interviews, multimedia gear reviews, and, most importantly, all the greatest mountain bike clips.

Written by: Founder Brad McDonald hails from a BMX and motocross background, with a long stint at Transworld Media prior to the launch of the Vital Media Network in 2006. Eight staff members produce the company's three websites.

Okay, it's a website, but the multiple daily updates makes it read more like a blog. From an iPhone Q&A with DH World Champ Aaron Gwin (his power animal is the penguin, btw) to an acoustic guitar-accompanied video review of the Easton Haven wheelset, this is largely fresh, video-driven mountain bike content. Fun-haters who don't appreciate footage of pros screaming down rugged DH courses need not log on.

Sample post: In "Downhill Mountain Bike Legos?" Vital MTB documents one man's quest to get the iconic toymaker to bring DH mountain biking to their stable of products.

Read more at Vital MTB

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