Author Archives: "Bike"

Fresh Produce: Knog Lights and Locks

11.08.2012 //

Knog gives the industrial-design love to their smart, new line of locks and commuter lights.

Butcher Paper: Back in the Saddle

11.06.2012 //

I’ve been off the bike more times than I want to remember and for more reasons than I care to admit. Winters, hurricanes, a couple of douchebag discs
in my back and a general propensity for laziness have all taken their toll on my riding. Throw in the occasional injury and pregnancy, and I’ve been benched enough times to know that getting back on the bike is never quick. Or easy. Or painless.

Scene: The Faithful of Fort William

11.05.2012 //

It is this—the electric crowd so caught up in the glory and the spectacle of
racing, their excitement and enthusiasm so palpable that it makes the hair on your scalp tingle, this roiling party of the sport’s faithful—this is what cements Fort William into legend.

Scene: Valmont Bike Park unites the two-wheel tribes and kids of all ages

11.02.2012 //

For most of us, our passion for riding started when we were simply kids playing on bikes. then we turned into ‘cyclists’ and began sorting ourselves into razor-thin niches. With divisions based upon minutia like wheel size or the irony of one’s throat beard, it’s easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole of a particular riding style. that is, until stepping foot into Valmont Bike Park.

Start Here: Open Course, Amateur Driver

11.02.2012 //

Air Terror is not 100-percent curable in every patient and manifests itself in many different ways. In mild cases, it acts as a governor, limiting the amount of space between a rider’s wheels and the ground. In extreme cases, it has been known to send the victim into rabid fits of self loathing, in which they disparage all forms of fun.

Exclusive: The Sombrio Rig Life

11.02.2012 //

Danielle Baker survived dumpster churros, sketchy truck stops and the rigors of life on the road with Sombrio’s traveling circus (pump track). Here’s a glimpse into the journey.

Back Page: Kill Your Television

11.02.2012 //

Plugged in. Connected. It’s the digital age and I’m surrounded by screens. Too many screens. The average kid watches television or his computer something like 50 hours a week. It’ll be a sad day when the shovel becomes obsolete because no one knows how to use one.

First Impressions: 2013 Kali Protectives Maraka XC Helmet

11.01.2012 //

Kali’s new XC helmet is s ridiculously lightweight and comfy, weighing in at a scant 260 grams. Made with a carbon and polycarbonate composite, the Maraka XC barely registers on your head,

First Impressions: 2011 Clif Rte. Blanc

10.31.2012 //

Sports hydration has ridden the wave of dietary fads for decades, but nothing can beat the centuries-old longevity of reliable wine.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – Ocotober 25, 2012

10.25.2012 //

Video: Sam Pilgrim in Japan, News of the Tweet: Hashtags, Review: Dog Sh*t on My Shoe, First Impressions: Shimano MO-88 Trail Shoes, and Dirty Words: A Look Back at Lance.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – Ocotober 18, 2012

10.18.2012 //

Destination: Fruita’s 18-Road Trail System, Review: Kona Wah Wah Pedals, The Web Monkey Speaks, Miracle Mike, The Headless Chicken, Is Our Muse, and Tested: Converting the Intense Carbine from 26er to 650B.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – Ocotober 11, 2012

10.11.2012 //

Red Bull Rampage Enters a New Evolutionary Stage, The Bible of Bike Tests Begins, Red Bull Rampage’s Winning Run, and The Brutal Beauty of Red Bull Rampage.

Gallery: Red Bull Rampage Enters a New Evolutionary Stage—Without the Carnage

10.07.2012 //

Photos by Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith Words by Brice Minnigh By now you’ve probably seen the live feed of the 2012 Red Bull Rampage. And the @bikemag Instagrams might have given away the results before you finished that feed. But you should look at these photos anyway. And you might want to read the […]

Vignettes from the 2012 Red Bull Rampage Qualifiers

10.06.2012 //

Words by Brice Minnigh Photos by Anthony Smith Most people know that the Red Bull Rampage is a non-stop succession of paradigm-setting performances by the world’s most fearless big-mountain riders, but at least half the action takes place in between the labyrinth of lines that lace the dry, dusty mesas. In between these lines—and often […]

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.

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