Video: Backcountry Spirit from MADproductions

Adventure riding in Les Arcs, France

Always Summer Somewhere

Join the SRAM crew on a dream trip adventure in New Zealand

Video: Bernardo Cruz at Taxco Urban Downhill

Electrifying POV footage from his qualifying run in 2014, which he went on to win outright

All News

Beatdown: The Crank Brothers Iodine 3 Rims Gain Muscle

10.31.2014

CRANKBROTHERS GOT A BLACK EYE WHEN IT RELEASED ITS first wheel line back in 2010 and the rear hubs failed at a rate of about 17 percent. When your product looks this odd and its guts start seizing up on the trail, you’re in a precarious position. So Crank- brothers redesigned its hubs in 2011 and they’ve proven up to the task ever since. With its hubs sorted, the company went into 2014’s version 3.0 looking to improve the rims.

Video: Backcountry Spirit from MADproductions

10.31.2014

Have you ever thought about packing up your bike and heading deep into the alps on a mountain bike adventure of your life? Well, these two guys, Rui Sousa and Paulo Batista, did just that. And along the way they produced a beautiful video of the experience.

Giant Off-Road squad focuses on DH, Enduro in 2015

10.30.2014

Former World DH Champ Danny Hart and veteran South African champion Andrew Neethling are departing Giant's World Cup DH squad next year, which will be led by Colombian Marcelo Gutierrez and newcomer Alex Marin, a 17-year-old from Spain.

Always Summer Somewhere

10.30.2014

We always dream about journeys to places like this, but for most mortals these reveries rarely become a reality. When it was decided that a group of us would spend seven days on the roads and trails of New Zealand’s South Island, hovering largely around the Craigieburn and then Nelson area, most of us were in disbelief until the moment we landed on Kiwi soil.

Video: Bernardo Cruz at Taxco Urban Downhill

10.30.2014

Here's GT's Bernardo Cruz racing the 2014 Taxco Urban DH race in Mexico. He’s riding ridiculously fast, flying past people’s living rooms, patios and experiencing near-misses all the way. This POV footage is from his qualifying run in 2014, which he went on to win outright. Would you ride this course full out?

Preview: RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir

10.30.2014

RockShox's answer to the question of how to achieve the perfect balance between small bump compliance and big-hit performance? They call it DebonAir. Here are some first ride impressions of the DebonAir-equipped Monarch Plus RC3 shock.

Cane Creek Product Safety Notice

10.29.2014

At Cane Creek, we strive to make best-in-class products that provide exceptional performance and rider experience. During the initial production of the DBinline rear shock, we did not live up to this promise. We have determined that certain DBinline shocks manufactured from May 23, 2014 through September 15, 2014 have graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for High Speed Rebound (HSR) damping. We are extremely sorry for the confusion this may have caused and have corrected this mistake

BIKE TEST: Yeti SB5C

10.29.2014

IT’S BEEN ONLY A TAD MORE THAN THREE YEARS SINCE YETI introduced its ‘Switch Technology’ suspension platform on its ‘SB’ (Super Bike) line of full-suspension rigs, drawing accolades from longtime Yeti lovers while also converting new members to the tribe. We at Bike were early advocates of the company’s flagship Switch Technology bike–the 6-inch-travel, 26-inch-wheeled SB-66–and we reveled in the countless hours of trail time spent aboard that capable all-rounder.

Cross Country Ain’t Dead

10.29.2014

Enduro is all the rage these days, but people have been racing their bikes without taking 'time outs' long before someone brilliantly decided to stop the clock on the climbs. Cross country racing put mountain biking on the global map, and it started right here in the good old U S of A. Grassroots cross country racing is alive and well in the US, but our elite races–the ones that make the fastest euros leave behind their delicious chocolate and cheese for Hershey's and Cheese Whiz–need a boost.

Video: Ludo May’s Fireworks Freeride

10.28.2014

Kids: Don't Try This At Home. Adult, you shouldn't either. But wow, this video by Nico Falguet featuring Ludo May ripping through blasting fireworks while simultaneously launching fireworks off his helmet is a beautiful visual delight.

Diamonds in the Dirt: Pocatello, Idaho

10.28.2014

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.

The Web Monkey Speaks: So, You Want An Affordable Bike?

10.27.2014

Last week we listed 10 of the Best Deals when it came to 2015 mountain bikes. Were those too rich for your blood? Okay, try these on for size.

Swiss Army Knife

10.27.2014

THE FOURTH-BIGGEST ROAD STAGE RACE IN THE WORLD, THE Tour de Suisse, is one of two warm-ups for the Tour de France. Its grueling mountain passes prepare the world’s best roadies for the steep stages of the TDF. This year’s start list included 2012 TDF winner Bradley Wiggins, time-trialist Fabian Cancellara, sprinters like Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish and one mountain biker with a sweet tail- whip. In only his second professional road race, Swiss cross-country racer Nino Schurter held his own, launching an attack, sprinting to two Top-10 finishes and earning Stage 3’s most active rider award.

Video: The Samson Brothers Shred Spain

10.26.2014

This episode follows the Samson brothers as they shred one of the sickest downhill tracks in Spain. Afterwards local shredder JC showed the mountain biking brothers their secret mountain dirt jump spot with some epic views.

Video: Jared Graves + Yeti SB6 + The Kootenays

10.24.2014

From Yeti Cycles' "Proven Here" series, comes a dramatic cinematic romp through British Columbia's Kootenay mountains with Enduro badass Jared Graves.

Urban Undercover

10.24.2014

A FEW MINUTES AFTER I LEAN MY BIKE AGAINST THE FLYING BISCUIT, a legendary Atlanta breakfast joint, one guy tells me how he witnessed a shooting on this same ride earlier in the month. Before that, it was an armed robbery. “Guy pulled his gun out and shot it in the air,” a skinny rider with lights on his helmet and handlebars says.

VIDEO: Deity’s In the Groove with Tracy Moseley

10.23.2014

Get a glimpse at the speed required to be a back-to-back Enduro World Champion in the latest edit by Deity, "In the Groove" featuring Tracy Moseley.

Tested: Schwalbe Super Gravity Hans Dampf

10.23.2014

With the Hans Dampf Super Gravity, Schwalbe has mated a downhill casing to an all-mountain tread. You get super stout sidewalls that fend off gashes and punctures, and also enable you to run exceptionally low tire pressures. In short, gobs of traction, minimal squirm and bomber durability.

VIDEO: Thicker Than Water w/ Bas and Tom van Steenbergen

10.22.2014

Deity just dropped this ripping video of Bas and Tom van Steenbergen. This should help push you over the bump in the hump day.

California Enduro Series Finale: Santa Cruz Super

10.22.2014

Racers at the Bell Santa Cruz Super Enduro were not only battling for the fastest times of the day, but were also racing to decide the Overall Points standings for the series. Many racers had an awesome season participating in all five events and getting to race some of the best singletrack in California.

The Connect

Instagrams - @bikemag