Tested: Osprey Escapist 32

Big storage for big trips

Canyon Plans Entry in U.S. market

The German brand is working on a strategy for North American sales

The Web Monkey Speaks: A Few of My Favorite Things

Vernon Felton's top picks from 2015

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Tested: Osprey Escapist 32

09.03.2015

Bikepacking is pretty damn cool. Extending out rime in the outdoors so that we move beyond the brief, impersonal rip through the countryside? I’m all for that. The gear that'd let you extend your stay, however, has been lacking. That’s where the Osprey Escapist series comes in.

Taking Pemberton by Storm with James Doerfling and Sid Slotegraaf

09.02.2015

Doerfling and Slotegraaf huck themselves down some of the gnarlier terrain around Pemberton, BC.

Hafjell Hucking

09.02.2015

Watch the Tillman brothers session jumps and tech at the Hafjell bike park in Norway.

POV: Claudio and Cedric Take on the World Camps Course

09.02.2015

Claudio Caluori chases Cedric Gracia down the DH World Championships course in Vallnord, Andorra.

Steps to the Top – Brandon Semenuk: Joyride

09.01.2015

Re-live the drama of the Crankworx Whistler Joyride competition.

Nick Tingren: Shore Style

09.01.2015

Nick Tingren shreds strangely dry and dusty North Shore trails aboard his hardtail.

Trail Hunter: Alaska

09.01.2015

When Matt Hunter met a stranger in the Mexican backcountry, there's no way that he could have guessed that the chance encounter would lead him to exploring the wilds of Alaska by bike years later.

Tested: LifeProof Bike and Bar Mount

09.01.2015

Smart phones are unbelievably cool chunks of mobile technology. The question is this: How do you actually mount them to your bike? It’s hard, after all, to partake of all that awesome when the thing is slumbering away in the depths of your jersey pocket or hydration pack.

Canyon Plans Entry in U.S. market

08.31.2015

Canyon has partnered with a third party in the U.S. to help it establish a system for customer service, technical support and warranty. Since Canyon doesn’t sell its bikes through a traditional brick-and-mortar retail model, having the right process in place to field customer inquiries is imperative.

The Web Monkey Speaks: A Few of My Favorite Things

08.31.2015

Every August hordes of bike geeks descend upon Friedrichshafen, Germany to fondle all the shiny new crud and post web stories about it all… Well, before we get all titillated about 2016, allow me to take a moment to reflect on some of the tech-related crap that I was hot and bothered about in 2015.

Five New Bikes – Eurobike 2015

08.28.2015

A quick look at five new bikes from Transition, Knolly, Cannondale and Liv.

First Look: Evil Insurgent – Eurobike 2015

08.28.2015

Rather than just slapping Goldilocks-sized wheels on the existing bike, the Evil Insurgent charges onto the 650b battle ground with a completely re-designed 150-mil-travel frame.

Intense Announces M16 Carbon Downhill Bike – Eurobike 2015

08.27.2015

Intense has been playing with plastic for about five years now, and we knew the downhill bike had to be in line for the carbon treatment at some point. That day came during Intense's 2016 product announcement here at Eurobike 2015.

First Look: WTB’s Novel PadLoc System – Eurobike 2015

08.27.2015

We take a look at WTB's new PadLoc system, which promises to end unintended grip rotation with a new interface between the grip and bar.

Product Showcase: Outdoor Demo and Day One – Eurobike 2015

08.27.2015

Check out a selection of interesting new products from the first two days of Eurobike 2015, including a coil shock with a climb switch, a torque-measuring multitool and new rubber from Maxxis.

Crankbrothers Highline Dropper Post and New Pedals – Eurobike 2015

08.26.2015

The folks at Crankbrothers have been busy. This year at Eurobike they're showing a brand-new dropper post called the 'Highline' as well as an overhauled pedal lineup.

First Look: Devinci Hendrix – Eurobike 2015

08.26.2015

Devinci has launched a new plus-size trail bike. Photos and details inside.

Wilderness Tested: Yeti SB4.5c

08.26.2015

The new Yeti SB4.5c features carbon construction, 29–inch wheels, trail–specific geometry and 148mm Boost design for added stiffness.

Magura Goes Wireless with Electronic Dropper – Eurobike 2015

08.25.2015

With the new Magura Vyron eLECT dropper post, your bike can be one step closer to the machine you're staring at right now.

First Ride: Specialized Rhyme 6Fattie

08.25.2015

Nicole Formosa finally got her hands on the top-end Specialized Rhyme 6Fattie at Crankworx Whistler earlier this month, and immediately hit the chairlift to find out if all that extra tire makes a difference when the rubber meets the trail.

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