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.
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.
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.
More of Ed’s observations from Interbike 2012
A look at the trends–some new, some continuing–that made their appearance at Interbike this year.
Simplicity, reliability and surprising versatility…SRAM’s new single-ring XX1 group has more to offer than you might have guessed.
RockShox Lyrik RC2 DH, Downieville Adventure Part 2, Heavy Pedal Tour Episode #4, The Secret Race, and Think Your Job Sucks?
Trond G. Hansen and Hans Rey. Livigno, Italy.
Logan Binggeli. St. George, Utah.
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.
Andreas Hestler and Seb Kemp. Vancouver Island, BC.
Richie Schley. Whistler, BC.
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.
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.
Brian Astell. Woodacre, California.
Rider Unknown. Squamish, BC.
CamelBak Volt Hydration Pack, Heavy Pedal Tour: Utah and Wyoming Bound, Armstrong Throws in Towel in Legal Dispute over Doping, How To Lose the Deep Summer Photo Challenge, Video: Highlights from Red Bull Joyride 2012, and Kona’s New Process and Process DL All-Mountain Bikes.