Bike Test: Spot Brand Cream

A 29er titanium hardtail that makes boyish dreams come true

Preview: December issue of Bike on sale today

'Back to the Front' showcases Tom van Steenbergen's ballsy record-setting front flip, Jamie Nicoll's compelling comeback story and editors' gear picks of the year

Video: Jerome Clementz & Pauline Dieffenthaler Ride Indo’s Second-Tallest Volcano

Five years in the making, Clementz & his girlfriend descend Mt. Rinjani

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The Web Monkey Speaks: The Cold Truth

11.24.2014

Riding a bike can’t all be cruising buff singletrack under bluebird skies full of cotton-candy clouds. That’s great and all, but it’s only a part of the cycling experience. Taste the whole thing. Grapple with Mother Nature. Take a few lumps. Grow some snot-cicles and give as good as you get.

Bike Test: Spot Brand Cream

11.24.2014

The Cream isn’t for the masses: It’s a three-year product of passion made with little regard for cost. Each tube was selected, shaped and tapered to provide the desired ride feel, vertical compliance and lateral stiffness.

Fall Lines, featuring Tom van Steenbergen

11.21.2014

Tom van Steenbergen has quickly made a name for himself as one of the world's most progressive riders, with a signature front flip that's earned him the respect of the sport's elite freeriders. Bike's videographer Rupert Walker recently caught up with van Steenbergen to see how he's recovering from a horrific crash sustained while attempting what would have been a record-setting 73-foot front flip over the Red Bull Rampage canyon gap.

Preview: December issue of Bike on sale today

11.21.2014

The December issue of Bike hits newsstands today and it is full of inspirational images and stories to fuel your fire until the next time you can get on your local trails, whether that's tomorrow or next spring.

Video: Jerome Clementz & Pauline Dieffenthaler Ride Indo’s Second-Tallest Volcano

11.20.2014

Jerome Clementz had a dream that he couldn't get out of his head for five years. Along with his girlfriend Pauline Dieffenthaler, he recently made the vision a reality. Watch the ascent and descent of Indonesia’s second-tallest volcano, Mt. Rinjani, unfold in this beautifully shot short film by Jérémie Reuiller.

Diamonds in the Dirt: Sandpoint, Idaho

11.20.2014

Lydia Tanner is a dirt connoisseur who lives in her car. She spent her fall drinking gallons of coffee and riding lesser-known trails all over the Northwest. These are her stories.

Tested: Specialized Deflect Gloves

11.20.2014

It's hard to get excited about a glove, but a pair of good winter gloves like the Specialized Deflect can make the difference between riding and merely dreaming of riding.

Palmer’s Picks: Fix It Sticks

11.19.2014

As a mechanic, I'm always on the lookout for rad tools. Last year I saw these Fix It Sticks on a Kickstarter campaign and had to give them a try. Since then, my pack has gotten a lot lighter.

Video: Bartek “Jaws” Krzyszton Freeriding the Remote Black Hills of France

11.19.2014

Watch Bartek "Jaws" Krzyszton freeride the remote Black Hills in France, one of the best freeride spots in Europe. Miles away from any form of civilization, the men spent days sleeping in tents so they could fully explore this mountain bike haven.

Video: Behind The Bearclaw

11.19.2014

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the life and times of Mr. Darren Berrecloth in this video by Lizard Skins, narrated by The Claw himself.

Video: Mountain Bike BASE Jump

11.18.2014

What's more important in life than mountain bikes, body checking your buddy while racing downhill and base-jumping with your bike? Answer: Nothing is more important.

Scene: Poetry and Motion

11.18.2014

THE TUESDAY-NIGHT RIDE IN BROWNSVILLE, VERMONT, IS NOT your standard bro gathering. Most of the riders are old-timers with gray hair and wrinkles. They’ve built the hundreds of miles of unmapped trails that wind through the woods of Windsor, Ascutney, Brownsville and Hartland, and they’ve joined the ‘TNR’ for 20 years.

First Ride: Ibis Mojo HD3

11.17.2014

The new Ibis Mojo HD3 represents a ground-up redesign of Ibis' famed all-mountain bike. We've been lucky enough to ride the thing. Here's the story.

Bike Test: Specialized S-Works Enduro 650B

11.17.2014

TYPICALLY, BIKE BRANDS GET EXCITED TO SHOW US THEIR latest and greatest bikes, but Specialized seemed more stoked to show us its new Henge seat at this year’s product launch in Hood River, Oregon, than the new Enduro 650b–a bike so sick that it is impossible to not to get jazzed about it.

How To Video: Changing Disc Brake Pads

11.16.2014

Do you know how to change your own brake pads? Watch this video from passionate rider and photographer Dan Milner and save yourself a bunch of money while improving your riding experience.

SOMBRIO to the Rescue

11.14.2014

We’re mountain bikers, not fashionistas. Unfortunately as women who ride, and who (I’ve been told) need to wear clothes when riding, our choices are often limited to the pink, the tight, and the dreaded hibiscus print. Enter Sombrio. I got a chance to test out some of their gear in Bend, Oregon, during the Bible of Bike Tests, and I was thoroughly impressed.

VIDEO: World Bicycle Relief

11.14.2014

This video doesn’t have anything to do with shredding singletrack, but it certainly underscores how important bikes are to people all over the world—like this schoolgirl named Tamara from Zambia.

VIDEO: Andreu Lacondeguy ‘Best of 2014′ Edit

11.13.2014

In 2014, veteran freerider Andreu Lacondeguy finally won Red Bull Rampage. But that was only one highlight of this innovative rider's season. In this Best of 2014, filmed by his friend and fellow rider Nick Pescetto, Lacondeguy shows the world that his progression only continues to cement his spot not only at the top of podiums, but the entire sport.

Photo Gallery: Finding Perspective With Bruno Long

11.13.2014

Photographer Bruno Long is a master of perspective. Using his scrupulous eye, he captures nature’s abundant landscapes and mountain biking, while reminding us that we are but a small visitor in its realm. This gallery pays homage to some of his favorite outdoor spaces, and some points of view that can be gained if one just takes the time to look.

Preview: Cane Creek DB InLine

11.13.2014

This itty-bitty Cane Creek has all the same features as their full-grown Double Barrel models. Have you seen the schematics for this shock? They look like a freaking M.C. Escher wet dream. There are an ungodly number of damping pathways squeezed into something the size of a walnut. Crazier still, it works.

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