What a debut for our Vertigo Combat Vertical 2018. Dougie Lampkin claimed the victory at the popular Scott Trial after a solid race to add another win to his already successful record book. This edition of the Scott Trial proved as always why it is considered the most demanding 1-day race in the world, with the riders having to get over 70 muddy and slippery sections.

Our developer and brand ambassador demonstrated once again that he is still in great shape. Despite not being the fastest one and for instance adding 11 marks due to time, his low punctuation of 43  was enough to take the victory ahead of Ian Austermuhle (Beta) by a margin of 7 marks.

Lampkin plan was to focus more on the observation marks, and not too much on the time. This finally paid off as it allowed him to finish only a few minutes behind of his former teammate James Dabill (Gas Gas), and in the meantime, be able to score the second best observation score of the day. Even Lampkin suffered a little bit at the last part of the race he managed to hold on the rhythm and put in an impressive ride that finally led him to the victory.

This was undoubtedly the best debut possible for the Combat Vertical 2018. It was even a more remarkable win as it came aboard a completely standard production Vertical without any extra adjustments. We are really pleased with how the bike is working, and winning this famous race just confirms the hard efforts Vertigo has put in to build a proper standard bike for the 2018 season.



After an edition of absence, Vertigo has returned to EICMA with great strength. There, the green brand has launched a new bike alongside with the already known 2018 Combat range, and this is no other than the high expected Vandal.

The new model features important differences with the Combat Vertical and the Titanium R, but it has been built following Vertigo’s philosophy too, which is to build a bike capable to offer great performance both in the most demanding competitions and in the leisure side of trials. With a short look at it we can easily see many changes, especially with the frame and the exhaust, which are completely different from the Combat models. More details from this new Vandal will be released pretty soon with production beginning in the first trimester of 2018.

But this hasn’t been the only surprise that Vertigo had in store, as alongside with the Vandal, a new creation was presented to the public for the first time. It was the Crossbow Bullet, a new e-MTB fully equipped with high performing components coming from brands such as Shimano, Renthal or Rock Shock. The aim of this bike will be to provide its customers with a great experience while they continue to enjoy their trips through the mountains and forests, combining the traditional pedalling with a support battery to enjoy even more every kilometre. As with the Vandal, more details from its features will be released in a short period of time.