The Web Monkey Speaks: A Civil Conversation

Trolls, journalism, and plus-size

Preview: Niner RIP 9 Carbon 2-Star SLX

Niner’s all-purpose trail bike gets a hair more affordable

All Things Kinetic: The Aaron Baker Story

Motion, progression and evolution

What Does it all Mean? 27.5+ and 29+ Bikes

Your guide to the fattening

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The Web Monkey Speaks: A Civil Conversation

04.27.2015

If you’re going to write stories and put you name atop the article, you better grow a thick skin. There’s no pleasing everyone. If that’s your aim, you might as well get a gig at Hallmark writing those crappy greeting cards with roses and kittens on the covers. That said, I draw the line at being called a "whore".

European Enduro Series 2015 Punta Ala

04.27.2015

Michal Prokop (CZE) and Macheda Valentina (ITA) emerged victorious at the first stop of the European Enduro Series in Punta Ala, Italy.

Intense Tracer T275 Carbon Pro Review | Dual Tester

04.26.2015

Our testers were hard-pressed to resist the drop-dead looks of Intense's Tracer.

Chasing Gold with Sam Hill, Fabien Barel and Mike Jones

04.25.2015

Three fast dudes escape the race circuit for some adventure on the old gold mining trails of Alexandra, New Zealand.

Ryders Thorn Anti-fog Photochromic Review

04.24.2015

Ryders Thorn glasses cut through the fog with a new lens treatment.

Cannondale Enduro Tour: Round Two – Belfort

04.24.2015

The Cannondale Enduro Tour stopped off in Belfort, France, and some big names turned up to race.

Flowing Blade Reversal

04.24.2015

Bill Hawk and Kelend Hawks rip down the Blade Reversal flow trail.

Cruzfest Course Preview – FEST Series 2015

04.23.2015

The FEST series boys have outdone themselves once again, having built a massive series of senders in the woods of Santa Cruz.

Bruce Gordon | Kitsbow Obsessives

04.23.2015

Bruce Gordon, notorious, legendary, and stubborn, is part of a small group of early frame builders in the US, and has integrated his passion for artistic expression in his classic frames.

ODI and 100% | 30-Second Warning

04.23.2015

ODI and 100% get the 30-Second Warning treatment at Sea Otter.

Snow Summit Bike Park to Open May 8

04.23.2015

The Snow Summit bike park in Big Bear Lake, CA is slated to open on May 8th, with expanded operations supported by Mammoth Resorts.

Preview: Niner RIP 9 Carbon 2-Star SLX

04.23.2015

For 2015, Niner introducted a half carbon/half aluminum version of the Rip 9, which means you can get into a carbon Rip 9 beginning at $2,200 for the frame and $3,300 for the “1 Star” model. Here are some impressions on the slightly (and smartly) up-spec'd "2 Star" version of Niner's all-purpose machine.

Voting Now Open for Bell Built West Coast

04.22.2015

Voting is now open for the Bell Built West Coast semifinalists! Check out the candidates and cast your vote.

All Things Kinetic: The Aaron Baker Story

04.22.2015

For recovering quadriplegic Aaron Baker, the challenge is finding balance–but not the kind you'd expect.

Tracing Dirt: Discovery Islands

04.22.2015

Exploring the trails and ecosystems of Quadra Island in the Discovery Islands of British Columbia.

Destination Trail – Maui

04.22.2015

Brad Benedict and Mitch Ropelato land on the Hawaiian island of Maui only to find that the trails the planned on riding had been destroyed, forcing them to get creative and find some unique singletrack.

Trek issues voluntary nationwide quick release safety notices

04.22.2015

Cyclists urged to bring their bikes to authorized retailers for quick inspection and tune up ahead of the season.

What Does it all Mean? 27.5+ and 29+ Bikes

04.21.2015

What the heck are plus-size bikes anyway? What are these bikes supposed to do well? What are their limitations? Why are we suddenly popping up? We dive deep into the answers with this story.

Trail Hunter – Sun Valley

04.21.2015

Matt Hunter reconnects with some friends for a rip on the beautiful singletrack of Sun Valley, ID.

Yoann Barelli – Draw The Line

04.21.2015

Yoann Barelli finds some creative lines to ride with his exceptional bike handling skills.

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