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Anthill Films has just finished putting together the first rider profile for their upcoming film Follow Me. This clip features Matt Hunter talking about riding bikes since birth and his role in Anthill’s new movie. The profile was shot in Kamloops with Matt and Kurt Sorge during Anthill’s first official shoot for the film.
The Northwest’s fastest gravity racers will be pinning it at stop three of the Fluidride Series at Mt. Hood, Oregon, this weekend. The course is a favorite among racers and this year it features a new lower section for Pro/Expert racers that already has riders looking forward to the weekend. “It should be super fun, [...]
Helmet cam of Jason Memmelaar’s winning run at Seven Springs, PA that was nearly 3 seconds ahead of the runner-up Alejandro Ortiz.
The Gravity East Series will make its fourth stop this weekend, when some of the east coast’s top downhillers will converge on Windham Mountain, New York, which was recently selected as an official stop for the 2010 World Cup—the first time the international series will be held on U.S. soil since 2005. The announcement that [...]
ReJeKt is a webisode about the characters of Kranked-REVOLVE. Episode 5 features Rene Wildhaber aka the Piston ReJektd! Here the Bossman tries to add some excitement by trying a new format. Let us know what you think. We bumped Episode 4 with this edit.
Maribor World Cup Men’s 4X Final The weather was a factor in the weekend’s racing, especially on Saturday, when the organizers and the UCI were forced to postpone the afternoon’s downhill qualifying rounds after the last hour of practice was held in the pouring rain, with thunder and lightning all around the hill. Some riders [...]
The mountain bike community was shaken yesterday and this morning after learning that former world champion Missy “the Missile” Giove was arrested on federal drug charges following a large-scale drug bust near Albany, New York. According to several published reports, Giove was charged Tuesday with conspiring to possess and distribute nearly 400 pounds of marijuana. [...]
On the Cover: Kirt Voreis killing it at Black Rock, Oregon during a shoot for NWD. Photos: Scott Markewitz/NWD America’s Secret Stashes Moab, Fruita, Whistler, Pisgah. It’s a familiar litany of popular destinations. But what about the unlikely suspects? What about the trails on the other side of Downieville? What about the brown ice of [...]
In an early release of its 2010 product line, Troy Lee recently unveiled the D2 Carbon Palmer, the latest installment in an arsenal of replica of helmets to pay tribute to some of the greatest legends in racing. Palmer helped Troy Lee develop the D2 helmet for downhill mountain biking almost a decade ago, when [...]
1. Mount a tube two sizes too small (ie: 20-inch tube for a 26-inch wheel) to a non-tubeless rim and tighten the valve stem nut, then fillet the tube down the center to create a big, flappy rim strip. 2. Install one side of the tire so that the tube sticks out between the rim [...]
Making Your Own Energy Enhancing Snack Drop by your local Starbucks, order the cheapest cup of coffee they have, and snag a fistful of honey packets on the way out. Put these packets in your pack, and revel in screwing the man while maintaining an astonishing level of slothfulness. Gu 2.0 1. Mix 3 parts [...]
On the Cover: Alex Prochazka. Location: Pemberton, British Columbia Photo: Ian Millar Making the Brand John Tomac might have been the best racer to ever shimmy into Lycra shorts. The brand of bikes bearing his name, however, has been less succesful. But two years ago, Joel Smith walked away from a high-paying job at Answer [...]
Garmin today unveiled two brand-new GPS devices—the Oregon 550 and the 550t—both of which incorporate a feature never before seen: a 3.2 megapixel digital camera. The 850-megabyte capacity camera makes storing and uploading GPS-coordinate-enabled images easier than ever. For mountain bikers, the lightweight (6.8-ounce) Oregon unit works with Garmin’s existing heart-rate monitors and speed/cadence sensors, [...]
There’s been another volley in the compact point-of-view camera wars—this latest round coming from VholdR (formerly known as Twenty20), which is staking claim as the first company to offer HD capability in a helmet camera. The new design uses the same basics chassis as Vholdr’s previous design but adds high-definition capability and a wide-angle lens [...]
Santa Cruz has announced it is adding a second carbon fiber bike to its collection—the Blur LTC. The new bike keeps its 140 millimeters of travel, but still manages to lose a full “LB” to bring it down to a fighting weight of 5.6 pounds with a RockShox Monarch shock. Even with the weight loss, [...]
Words: Chris LesserShimano recently unveiled a slew of new components to the global cycling press, and the revamped Ultegra 6700 road group, with all its sexy forged parts (and even more appealing price point) hogging all the attention. But below the fold, Shimano also announced the latest iteration of its humble Deore group—the most affordable [...]
Words: Ryan LaBar The 650B wheel is finally getting some love. The unconventional wheel size—between a standard 26-inch wheel and the larger 29er—has been hanging around for a few years, but hasn’t received much attention. Until now. While at the US-Cup Pro XCT opener in Fontana, California, last weekend, Bikemag snatched some photos of Monavie-Cannondale [...]
Garmin today revealed its latest multi-sport-specific GPS device, the 310XT. Available starting in June, the new device will be sold packaged with a new waterproof, soft-strap heart rate monitor, which will be more comfortable than previous models, or on its own as a standalone unit, for a price of $349. The 310XT is the next [...]
Many 29-inch devotees, citing the increased traction delivered by larger wheels, believe they can run skinnier, faster-rolling tires without sacrificing performance. In a way, this is like putting all-season tires on a monster truck—they might work fine on a dirt road, but would lose their grip while smashing over a row of cars. Likewise, even [...]
Santa Cruz bike has lifted the veil on their new Jackal jump bike. It’s freshly redesigned after two seasons of input by Syndicate riders Jamie Goldman and Kirt Voreis, the all-new Jackal is built to do one thing – Jump. Gone is the gas tank of a formed top tube and one-piece seat stays. Even [...]