Ditch Work? Ditch School? Heck Yeah! Kirt Voreis shreds at #vitalditchday

VitalMTB celebrates the opening of shred season each year by inviting their friends to ride at Snow Summit for a day of jumps, scrubs, trails and whips. Here, Kirt Voreis gets after it on his RIP 9 RDO on the Party Wave trail with VitalMTB staffer, Josh Nevelson. A closer …

Kirt Voreis and the Legendary Jackalope

Jackalope? What’s that? As a kid on my first drive across the U.S. with my folks, there was talk about something called a jackalope. Postcards at Wall Drug showed images of a rabbit with antlers. Did this thing really exist? Or shall we ask, “Does this thing exist?” All you …

Check, Check, Bike Check with Kirt Voreis and his Niner trail bikes

On a recent road trip along the California coast with Kirt Voreis, we forced him to stand in the direct sunlight, without his Smith shades, and take pictures with his JET 9 RDO and his RIP 9 RDO. (He loved every minute of it.) Both frames use Niner’s Carbon Compaction …

Speed and Style along the California Coast with Kirt Voreis: A Photo Collection

What? Ride a 29 inch mountain bike in the downhill at Sea Otter? And then ride a different 29er in the dual slalom? Yes and Yes. When we asked Kirt Voreis to do such a thing he was ready, willing, able and excited about it. We put together a little …

SUPPORTING TRAILS. NINER ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION JET 9 RDO. ENTER TO WIN YOURS.

WITHOUT TRAILS, WHAT WOULD WE ALL DO? Founded in 1988, the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) has worked to promote mountain biking throughout the world. Through advocacy, trail building and education, IMBA continues to work with government agencies, local municipalities and local bike clubs to make sure mountain bikers are …

WELCOME HOME KIRT. YOU’RE ALLRIDE…

A 5 a.m. casting call? Are you kidding me? When a mountain bike legend like Kirt Voreis shows up in town to shoot video and photos, an early morning isn’t out of the question, even if your role is to be the driver and the videographer’s lackey. You just do what …

DO YOU RIDE CROSS COUNTRY? OR TRAIL? UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT TYPES OF MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING

When you’re out on the trails, there’s no doubt you’ll see a variety of different mountain bikes. You may even scratch your head as to what bike makes the most sense for you. But before we talk about bikes, let’s take a look at the differences between cross country riding …

QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AND A COUPLE OF LIFE RULES WITH KIRT VOREIS

NINER: Does riding a bike ever feel like a job? KIRT: Umm, no, not really. I’m proud of my job. I’m stoked to be doing what I’m doing and I take it seriously, like a job but it doesn’t feel like a job. Maybe when I raced World Cups back in …