Pierre Edouard Ferry at Chatel Mountain Bike Park, France. Photo of the Day Shot by John Gibson.
Santa Cruz Bicycles has revamped its popular Nomad all-mountain bike, incorporating a single-ring specific design, internal cable routing, 165 millimeters of VPP travel and a new compact lower link and a V10-style upper link, all built around 27.5-inch wheels.
Stephen Matthews & Evan Schwartz Dropping into Triora, Italy (site of the last witch trials in Italy). Photo of the Day by Dan Barham.
Brandon Semenuk in Robert’s Creek, B.C. Photo of the Day by Sterling Lorence.
The 4th Annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival returns June 26-July 5, 2014, with a packed week of events, races, rides and high times on two wheels for all ages and persuasions of mountain biker. With over 400 miles of stellar singletrack twisting around one of America’s premier mountain bike destinations, this event is a great reason to get out of town for an epic week of singletrack therapy.
Tyler McCaul in Southern Utah. Photo of the Day. Shot by Scott Markewitz.
Mike Hopkins at Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada. Photographed in by Mattias Fredriksson. Photo of the Day.. Photographed by Mattias Fredriksson
Amazing views, sick trails and local brews–what mountain biker would ever want to go to Sedona? Bike contributor Simon Stewart doles out some sound advice for those thinking of making a trip to the shred sanctum in the desert. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Reviewed: Tires. Seven of this year’s most sought-after tires from Bontrager, Specialized, Continental, Schwalbe, Mavic, Maxxis, and WTB.
Cross-country up-and-comers Kate Courtney and Russell Finsterwald shed the race plates and team logos for a laid-back exploration of the mountains above Palm Springs, California, riding the forthcoming RockShox RS-1 fork.
Garrett Buehler in Trail, B.C. Photo of the Day Shot by Margus Riga.
Ryan Stuart & Anthony DeLorenzo in Whitehorse, Yukon. Photo of the Day. Shot by Ryan Creary.
As part of the 2014 Bible of Bike Tests, we reviewed four of the year’s most sought after forks from Rockshox, X-Fusion Shox, Fox, & Suntour.
Shredding threads with Bike Mag crash tester, Simon Stewart
Brian Lopes joins the Southern California-based Intense Cycles after splitting with longtime sponsor Ibis Cycles earlier this month. Lopes will presumably be shredding Intense’s new Tracer 275 as he races the enduro circuit this season.
Ben Walker leads his wife, Corinne Furer Walker in Morgins Bike Park, Switzerland. Photo of the Day Shot by John Gibson.
The names spill out, a landslide of exotic words, places glimpsed only in photos or maps, sent via email with descriptions that conjure mental images of tires biting dirt and the dappled strobe of green and sunlight. These are the tip of the iceberg, the first easily recalled names on a long list of places and trails I didn’t ride.
Wade Simmons and Guillermo Tobar in Ecuador. Photo of the Day by Dan Barham.
As part of the 2014 Bible of Bike Tests, we reviewed six of the year’s best wheel sets, including DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One 29, Specialized Traverse SL 29, Bontrager Rhythm Pro, Industry Nine Torch Trail 24, Mavic Crossmax Enduro, and SRAM Roam 6.
Callum Jelley in Oahu, Hawaii. Photo of the Day by Sterling Lorence.