Author Archives: "Bike"
We heard about surfer Tom Carroll and these very cool lamp-and–battery setups he devised for night surfing in Southern California. We didn’t have waves but we had lots of nasty, rocky and rooty trails that would trap your front wheel like alligator jaws.
Kieran Bennett knows how to handle a bike: downhill, enduro or moto, no problem. His fast, smooth-flowing, pinpoint accuracy and hard working attitude recently led him to his first downhill nationals round win this year in Nelson, New Zealand.
The world’s best 24 riders performed an incredible array of mind-blowing tricks to amp up the 62,000 live spectators. For 2 days, Nuremberg’s historic city center turned into a boiling pot for extreme mountain biking. The crowds witnessed the first ever Tsunami Flip in a MTB contest as well as a head-to-head battle until the last minute.
The slider door to my house hadn’t been opened for over a month. A month of wind and dust and fog, the usual elements of rural coastal California had crusted it with a layer of brown, enough so that it was sticky to open. Inside, leaning against the bookcase, four bicycles sat beneath a fine grey patina of settled particles…
In the opening episode of season 3 of “Fabien Barel Presents,” mountain biking legend Fabien and his buddy Jey Clementz are in the south of France. With Fabien’s grandma watching, the guys try their hand at petanque, a traditional game of the region. But it doesn’t go very well, so they go back to doing what they do best: ripping nearby trails and ripping on each other along the way.
Episode 5 of “Beyond the Bike” takes an intimate look at British racer Danny Hart. The downhill ripper opens up about the stresses of being a professional mountain biker, what has changed since his 2011 World Championships win and what he sacrifices to pursue his dreams.
Utah native, Justin Olsen, is well known for his photography, and well, it seems like his videography skills are soon to follow suit. He is embarking on a new video series, “Ride Canyons.” This is the first episode in the series and features Cody Kelly, who recently won dual slalom at Sea Otter. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
The Kamikaze Bike Games were resurrected last year, so we sat down with Brian Lopes to catch up on what’s new and what’s stayed the same.
There was more gear in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to fill, well, one of the largest convention centers in Las Vegas, and as we wandered around, looking at new products, talking to start-ups and simply geeking out, we just had to ask the vice presidents and marketing directors to give us quick 1- to 2-minute explanations on what’s new for 2015.