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Review: Specialized Air Tool UHP

02.06.2014 //

I got this imbued sense of quality the first time I picked up the Specialized UHP Air Tool. Constructed from cast aluminum, it has a solid feel, a big 350 PSI gauge and a burly oil-resistant hose attached to a beautiful two-stage valve. This clever new valve allows you to evacuate the air from the hose—but not the shock—before removing the pump. The air bleed works especially well at making finite pressure adjustments.

Video: “Spring Downhill” featuring Steve Smith and Josh Bryceland

02.05.2014 //

This video of World Champ DH racer Stevie Smith and fellow Fox Head rider Josh Bryceland tearing up Stevie’s backyard trails on Vancouver Island will make you want to get your winter shred on.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – February 6, 2014

02.05.2014 //

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Reece Wallace warms up on Vancouver’s North Shore | Professional Downhiller Amanda Batty Helps Lead SLC Clean Air Rally | The Web Monkey Speaks: Fanny Packs and Gorby Gaps | How-To: Simple Suspension Setup

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

02.05.2014 //

Ryan Stuart & Anthony DeLorenzo in Whitehorse, Yukon

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Trek Superfly 8

02.05.2014 //

Trek’s line of Superfly cross-country 29ers includes nine hardtail models and seven full-suspension versions, giving riders ample options at multiple price points. We tested the more affordable aluminum Superfly 8 on the rocky-and-ledgy trails of Sedona, Arizona.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

02.04.2014 //

Clark Lewis and flower bud on Tracks from Hell in Squamish, B.C.

Exclusive Video: “Warming Up” featuring Reece Wallace

02.03.2014 //

If snow on the trails keeps you off your bike, then Reece Wallace is a better man than you are. When his local North Shore trails get covered in snow and ice, he merely views it as a chance to warm up.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Norco Sight Carbon LE FS

02.03.2014 //

The Norco Sight Carbon LE FS is a versatile, well-rounded bike that is perfectly suited for technical terrain with plenty of vert. So why did it have our testers splitting hairs over relatively inconsequential things such as the choice of grips? Are we really such assholes? Or is the bike just that good?

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

02.03.2014 //

Dylan Sherrard nails a line down a steep, sharp, rocky section of trail on Grey Mountain in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

02.02.2014 //

Andrew Shandro and Rene Wildhaber riding on the Lupra Trail near Muktinath, Nepal.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

02.01.2014 //

Bernard Kerr riding Blue Velvet in Whistler, B.C.

Video: Legacy of Grafton

02.01.2014 //

ENVE rider Logan Whitehead explores the ruins of the Grafton wood road; a lifeline built by pioneers in the 1860s to provide them with supplies and wood.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

01.31.2014 //

Janne Tjärnström in Verbier, Swizerland

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: GT Fury Team

01.31.2014 //

While we’d ordinarily leave the limericks and whatnot for the Irishmen, we couldn’t hold back on our praise of the GT Fury Team’s straight-ahead steamroller sensibilities.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – January 30, 2014

01.30.2014 //

Bible of Bike Tests Site Goes Live | The Web Monkey Speaks: “Affordable” is debatable. “Awesome” isn’t

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

01.30.2014 //

Brandon Howey at the Red Bull Rampage

Professional Downhiller Amanda Batty Helps Lead SLC Clean Air Rally

01.30.2014 //

Last Saturday, more than 4,000 people converged on the Utah State Capital, not far from the iconic I Street dirt jumps, to send a message to elected officials that, simple: they’ve had enough. One of the groups getting the word out about the protest—dubbed the Clean Air, No Excuses Rally—is Athletes For Clean Air (AFCA), a nonprofit organization co-founded by professional downhiller Amanda Batty, along with pro snowboarder Tony Pavlantos.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

01.29.2014 //

Starbucks and Ryan Stuart gearing up for a ride in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

01.28.2014 //

Garett Buehler in Nelson, B.C.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Juliana Joplin Primeiro

01.28.2014 //

The ads for the Juliana Joplin Primeiro probably won’t have giant, half-naked, large-breasted women in them. Probably no stripper poles, either. And maybe, if we’re lucky, no butterfly orgies. Could this bike—and the marketing strategy behind it—open the door to more female riders? Watch this video to see what our testers thought.

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