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Guts and Glory in 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifiers

10.06.2012 //

Photos By Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith Words By Brice Minnigh First day of class—the world’s best freeriders know to pay attention when Rampage organizer Todd Barber delivers his dissertations. All Quiet on the Western Ridgeline: This is where riders’ dreams and nightmares will become reality. Red Bull Rampage volunteers do the heavy lifting for […]

NEWS: How Rampage Riders Ready Themselves to Compete

10.06.2012 //

How do you get yourself in the right mental state to jump off a cliff? Every Red Bull Rampage competitor has his own ritual, from climbing tall trees to playing ukelele in the desert to hitting the jumps. Here how some of the competitors get into the zone.

Back Page: The Abuse of Cliche

10.05.2012 //

The flock, ripe with the lanolin-greasy smell of wool and dung, cluttered together in the usual half-stunned confusion, doing nothing to raise the image of the ovine species up from the basement in terms of relative intelligence within the animal kingdom. And as he idled there, rolling slowly into the flock, he knew beyond certainty that this image would be his legacy of the trip.

Butcher Paper: Welcome to the Pain Cave

10.05.2012 //

You’d think we would avoid the Pain Cave at all costs—the name certainly isn’t doing its tourism business any favors. But instead of fleeing from it, we seek it out, sometimes traveling through the night with friends we hope won’t crack 50 miles into the woods. We enter events we doubt we’ll finish and pretend placing at a local race matters more than it does.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – Ocotober 4, 2012

10.04.2012 //

Exclusive: Semenuk on Rampage, Exclusive: Trans-Provence…The Last Day, Tom Ritchey’s 40-Year Ride honored with film and fanfare, News: Red Bull Rampage Returns, and Video: Rachel Atherton – Downhill at Fort William – Four by Three.

Bike Magazine Newsletter -September 27, 2012

09.27.2012 //

First Ride: 2013 Specialized Enduro Expert Carbon, Video: Fox’s Electronically-Activated Suspension, News: Ready or Not, Here Comes 650B, Exclusive: Trans-Provence Day One, and Bike Mag’s Heavy Pedal Tour: The Final Episode.

NEWS: From the Depths of Interbike: Part 2

09.23.2012 //

More of Ed’s observations from Interbike 2012

NEWS: From the Depths of Interbike: Part 1

09.22.2012 //

A look at the trends–some new, some continuing–that made their appearance at Interbike this year.

Test Ride: XX1: SRAM’s Single-Ring Group

09.18.2012 //

Simplicity, reliability and surprising versatility…SRAM’s new single-ring XX1 group has more to offer than you might have guessed.

Bike Magazine Newsletter -September 13, 2012

09.13.2012 //

RockShox Lyrik RC2 DH, Downieville Adventure Part 2, Heavy Pedal Tour Episode #4, The Secret Race, and Think Your Job Sucks?

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

09.09.2012 //

Kamloops, B.C., Canada.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

09.08.2012 //

Trond G. Hansen and Hans Rey. Livigno, Italy.

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

09.06.2012 //

Logan Binggeli. St. George, Utah.

Bike Magazine Newsletter -September 6, 2012

09.06.2012 //

An In-Depth Look at The New Cannondale Trigger, Bikes + Beer + Singletrack = Rad, Review: Bontrager Specter XR Helmet, Amazing Danny MacAskill Video, and Wade Simmons and Dan Barham Get The Cover.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

09.05.2012 //

Nick Quinn. Canmore, AB.

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

09.04.2012 //

Andreas Hestler and Seb Kemp. Vancouver Island, BC.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

09.03.2012 //

Richie Schley. Whistler, BC.

Scene: Homespun Hoe-down

09.02.2012 //

Though Grand Junction is renowned for its cross-country trails, its freeride, downhill and slopestyle scenes remain well under the radar. But you’d never
know this if you showed up during the annual ‘Ranchstyle’ event, when pro and amateur slopestyle riders converge near the town for a weekend of flair in the air.

Butcher Paper: Dig the Dirt

09.02.2012 //

It’s still dark, but the alarm yells at us to get out of bed anyway. After a week like the last one, a long day on the trail is exactly what the doctor ordered. With breakfast in one hand and a much-needed cup of coffee in the other, we traipse around the house collecting gear for the big day ahead.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

09.02.2012 //

Brian Astell. Woodacre, California.

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