Familiarly Strange

The joy of reconnecting with a stable of well-ridden bikes

Video: Beyond the Bike, featuring Danny Hart

Episode 5 of the compelling series from DirtTV

Video: Ride Canyons, featuring Cody Kelly

Pumping flow through Canyons Bike Park

Interbike 2014 gear videos, part 6

LEV dropper posts, Giro's latest lace-up shoes and Race Face's Cinch Interface

Remember the Kamikaze Bike Games? What ever happened to those?

We sat down with last year's Kami winner Brian Lopes

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Familiarly Strange

09.17.2014

The slider door to my house hadn’t been opened for over a month. A month of wind and dust and fog, the usual elements of rural coastal California had crusted it with a layer of brown, enough so that it was sticky to open. Inside, leaning against the bookcase, four bicycles sat beneath a fine grey patina of settled particles...

Video: Beyond the Bike, featuring Danny Hart

09.16.2014

Episode 5 of "Beyond the Bike" takes an intimate look at British racer Danny Hart. The downhill ripper opens up about the stresses of being a professional mountain biker, what has changed since his 2011 World Championships win and what he sacrifices to pursue his dreams.

Video: Ride Canyons, featuring Cody Kelly

09.16.2014

Utah native, Justin Olsen, is well known for his photography, and well, it seems like his videography skills are soon to follow suit. He is embarking on a new video series, "Ride Canyons." This is the first episode in the series and features Cody Kelly, who recently won dual slalom at Sea Otter. Sit back and enjoy the ride!

Interbike 2014 gear videos, part 6

09.16.2014

Titanium bolts, carbon masts, Vibram rubber, interchangeable cogs... It was all present at Interbike 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here's our last gear-video roundup from the annual event. Enjoy!

Remember the Kamikaze Bike Games? What ever happened to those?

09.16.2014

The Kamikaze Bike Games were resurrected last year, so we sat down with Brian Lopes to catch up on what's new and what's stayed the same.

Video: Martin Söderström Invitational highlights

09.15.2014

Grab your seat, these guys seriously sent it at the Martin Söderström Invitational.

Interbike 2014 product videos, part 5

09.15.2014

There was more gear in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to fill, well, one of the largest convention centers in Las Vegas, and as we wandered around, looking at new products, talking to start-ups and simply geeking out, we just had to ask the vice presidents and marketing directors to give us quick 1- to 2-minute explanations on what's new for 2015.

The Web Monkey Speaks: Trail etiquette

09.15.2014

Your horse poops, leaves post holes in wet trails and has a tendency to panic. So, where's the trail etiquette?

Peace of mind: 2014 helmet reviews

09.14.2014

Helmet reviews from 2014's best models including Scott, Fly, Specialized, Smith, etc.

Interbike 2014: Made for Women

09.12.2014

Female mountain bikers rejoice–apparel designed for our contingent of riders is finally improving. The clothing coming out next spring covers a wide range of styles, and is designed around practical fabrics, flattering fits and color combinations that have actually been thought-out instead of being an afterthought.

Interbike 2014: Gear roundup day 5

09.12.2014

When you put the industry's best and brightest in a giant room together you'll find a seemingly, endless supply of awesome stuff. Here's yet another gallery of show floor finds.

First Look: Bell Super 2R helmet

09.12.2014

Now the Bell Super 2R isn’t directly marketed as an enduro-specific helmet, but one look at it, and well, it’s the perfect enduro helmet. Why carry two helmets, when you can carry one?

Interbike 2014 product videos, day 4

09.12.2014

Sometimes it's better to hear straight from the source when learning about new products. Here's a couple videos from our fourth day on the Indoor Demo floor of Interbike 2014.

Interbike 2014: Gear roundup day 4

09.11.2014

We combed the 2014 Interbike tradeshow floor today in search of new products from companies big and small. Here are some of the highlights. Stay tuned for more galleries in the coming days.

Interbike 2014: Sombrio apparel comes back strong

09.11.2014

Freeride and gravity-inspired apparel brand Sombrio returned to Interbike this year, refreshed with a new owner and a new collection for spring/summer 2015.

Tested: Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone

09.11.2014

Troy Lee Designs spent three years fine-tuning this helmet. That sounds ludicrous, until you strap it on. It's not perfect, but the A1 is damn close.

Videos: Interbike gear roundup day 3

09.11.2014

A quick glance at select products from the Indoor Show at Interbike 2014 in Las Vegas.

First Look: KTM mountain bikes

09.11.2014

Try a carbon, 1x11 hardtail that weighs just shy of 19 pounds. Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, how about a 160-millimeter, 4-bar, all-mountain machine that looks like it’s ready to take on a multi-stage enduro race? Still not convinced, how about a 110-millimeter 29er that looks like it’ll give Trek, Specialized and Yeti a run for their money.

Gallery: California Enduro Series – Round 3

09.10.2014

Over 230 competitors took on round 3 of the 2014 California Enduro Series on Saturday, August 30 at Northstar California Resort in Truckee.

First Impressions: Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 1

09.10.2014

Giant Bicycles has really stepped up its game this year in the longer-travel department, launching a completely redesigned 6-inch-travel Reign that was built around 27.5-inch wheels. The company spent the better part of two years making sure the new Reign meets the needs of its fastest enduro racers, and after spending hundreds of hours of trail time on it, we think it's a bike you should know about.

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