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Video: It’s not a race, right?

12.03.2014 //

It’s not a race, right? Or is it? In this Cat Topham video, two friends compete on some fun looking trails.

Seminal Force

12.03.2014 //

The old newsboy bikes were heavy and unwieldy, and they made better downhill rigs than they did cross-country machines. Also, going downhill fast fit the new sport’s all-fun, all-the-time vibe. The first real organized contest was the ‘Repack’ race, a 2-mile downhill time trial. The Craggs became Repack’s most prolific photo-documentarians. Wende also claimed the women’s record for fastest time.

Video: Rider Chased by a Grizzly Bear

12.02.2014 //

Being chased by a grizzly bear on trail is a nightmare for many of us, and thankfully this rider had his helmet camera on when “what if” turned into “oh shit.”

Video: Horsepower | Brett Rheeder

12.02.2014 //

Take Brett Rheeder, the Mind Spark team, a rad line, and you can expect a pretty banger edit – but this one exceeds expectations.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

12.02.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga | Leanne Tomkins in North Vancouver, British Columbia

Scene: Shred in the City

12.02.2014 //

The adults at the party are barbecuing and drinking beer under a tent next to the track. Isaac’s father, Rick Herman, is an avid mountain biker. He began frequenting Brooklyn Bike Park shortly after it was built last summer. Although New York City’s other four boroughs have some form of dirt track or mountain-bike trail system, this is it for Brooklyn.

Bike Test: Transition Transam 29 1

12.02.2014 //

THE TRANSAM HAS BEEN A MAINSTAY OF TRANSITION’S LINE- for some time, and while this hardtail has worn various wheel sizes over the years–it’s currently available in both 27.5- and 29-inch versions–one thing has held constant. The TransAm is a versatile rig that’s equally at home on both buff and burly singletrack.

Thanksgiving Ride: Turkey Hump V

12.01.2014 //

Words by Kristen Gross Before spending Thanksgiving feasting with friends and family, mountain bikers everywhere know it’s a good idea to get ahead of the gluttony. Social feeds are filled with the morning’s “Turkey Trots,” “Turkey Rides,” and “Cranksgivings.” And in North County, San Diego, there is the Turkey Hump. Dreamed up by friends Erik […]

Video: Trail Ninja in Switzerland with Ludo May

12.01.2014 //

Dan Milner and Ludo May ventured onto Verbier’s flowy trails with guide Phil Warham in search of the source of Swiss chocolate, and came back with some nugs for your viewing pleasure.

Photo of the Day: Paris Gore

12.01.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Paris Gore | Aaron Chase in Mountain Creek, New Jersey

Bike Test: Breadwinner Bad Otis

12.01.2014 //

After an hour of soul-crushing fireroad climbing, I wound up on trails I’d never ridden. Normally I’m conservative when alone on unknown terrain, but as soon as I felt the Bad Otis snap out of the first catch-berm I couldn’t help myself. My hollers echoed through the forest as I pushed my own limits trying to find those of the bike.

Photo of the Day: Kevin Lange

11.30.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Kevin Lange | Christian Prout in White Ridge, San Ysidro, New Mexico.

Video: Forrest Riesco rips the North Shore

11.29.2014 //

World Cup downhill racer and Banshee team rider Forrest Riesco pins it down just one of the amazing tracks that the North Shore of British Columbia has to offer in this Savage Films edit.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

11.29.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson |Daniel Pettersson and Janne Tjärnström in Åre, Jämtland, Sweden.

Photo of the Day: John Wellburn

11.28.2014 //

Photo of the Day: John Wellburn | Katie Holden with Aconcagua behind her in Mendoza, Argentina.

Fresh Treads

11.28.2014 //

Six tires to help you stay pinned from Schwalbe, Maxxis, WTB, Specialized, Michelin, and Onza.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

11.26.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence | Mason Mashon in Whistler Bike Park, B.C.

Video: Tyler McCaul’s God Luck and Good Speed, Ep. 4

11.26.2014 //

Graham Agassiz invited some of the best MTB freeriders in the world up to his hometown of Kamloops, B.C. for “Aggy’s Reunion,” a huge freeride event and the first stop on the infamous Fest Series. The idea was basically for MTB riders from all over the globe to fly in, have a good time, party hard, and hit some of the biggest jumps ever built for mountain bikes.

Pioneering the ‘Packbiking” Discipline

11.26.2014 //

Packbiking is tailor-made for Montana, which has a lot of federally designated Wilderness and snow that lingers in the high country until well into July. In other words, Montana has a lot of land you can’t ride on a mountain bike.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

11.25.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga | Brett Tippie in Kamloops, B.C.

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