Take a peek inside the latest issue of Bike Magazine’s December 2014 issue.
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.
Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson |Mike Hopkins ripping his home trails in Rossland, British Columbia
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.
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.
Photo of the Day: John Wellburn | Darren Butler, Williams Lake, B.C.
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.
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.
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.
Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence | Rene Wildhaber near Queenstown, New Zealand
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.
Photo of the Day: Margus Riga | Thomas Vanderham in Tronador, Argentina
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.
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.
Photo of the Day: Dan Barham | Riders: Wade Simmons near Quito, Ecuador
Photo of the Day: Kevin Lange | South of Green River, Utah
Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson |Richie Schley in Whistler, British Columbia
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.
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.
Photo of the Day: John Wellburn | Darren Berrecloth in Turpan, Xinjiang, China