Author Archives: "Bike"

The Bakery: Are You Going to Crush Your Race Season?

04.25.2013 //

Working out in a gym may not be a thrill-a-minute proposition for most of us, but the grunt work leads to more fun out on the trail. A growing number of riders are learning that lesson from trainer Monika Marx.

Sea Otter News: Shimano XTR Gains New XC Bits

04.19.2013 //

For 2014, Shimano’s latest XTR series will see the addition of new lighter weight hydraulic disc brake components, new drivetrain components including a lighter bottom bracket (and a more durable chain) and carbon 29er wheels.

News: Scott Scale 650b Hardtail Release

04.18.2013 //

Just before all the Sea Otter commotion began, we headed out for a few laps on Scott’s new Scale 700 series 650b hardtail.

Exclusive: Rides Like Slickrock, Tastes Like Chicken

04.15.2013 //

To the uninitiated, the big-tired bikes may appear as the next dorky fad for bored bicycle geeks or winter-challenged non-skiers – but to those who have had the opportunity to ride one in conditions where they excel, they quickly become the next must-have addition to one’s outdoor gear quiver.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – April 11, 2013

04.11.2013 //

26 Inch/650b Death Match, Brandon Semenuk to compete in fewer FMB events, SRAM Unveils New Roam and Rail Wheels and more.

The Bakery: Why Do You Hate My Vagina?

04.11.2013 //

The fact that you could kill someone while simply texting or talking on your cell phone while driving, I assume, would be enough of a deterrent not to do it. And obviously you weren’t drunk… With the exclusion of these factors, I can only assume that you were out to get my vagina and I am left wondering what it possibly could have done to offend you.

Video: RockShox Pike in Action

04.05.2013 //

Yesterday we ran one hell of a comprehensive story on the return of the RockShox Pike. Today, we’re adding another video (it’s of the official, party line variety) to the mix. Enjoy.

The Bakery: Playing Hooky

04.04.2013 //

Obviously we won’t all make it to all the trail days. In the real world most of us don’t have the luxury of being that kid that got the perfect attendance record at school. Seriously, what was the deal with that kid? However if you do go riding on a trail day the guilt may weigh on you and people may judge you.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – April 3, 2013

04.03.2013 //

Blueprint: Bronson-Santa Cruz’s New 650b Trail Bike, News: Bell Super in the Spotlight, Dirty Words: Brother, can you lend me a Hand Job?, Video: Giant Takes Off the Gloves, and Video: Converting Your Bike from Chain to Belt.

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review – Felt Edict Nine 3

04.03.2013 //

Felt’s smartly dressed, carbon 29er is more than just a good value, it’s an excellent choice for aggressive XC racers desiring a fast and nimble bike.

Exclusive Video: Bronson—Santa Cruz’s New 650b Trail Bike

04.01.2013 //

What’s the story on Santa Cruz Bicycles’ new Bronson 650b bike? Here’s the exclusive Blueprint video and story on the Bronson’s development. Bike Magazine’s Seb Kemp is the only person outside of Santa Cruz Bicycle’s inner circle to have extensively ridden the Bronson. Check out Seb’s impressions of the Bronson and the bike’s designers thoughts on the new bike.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – March 28, 2013

03.28.2013 //

Exclusive: What is Enduro? What is Super D?, The Bakery: Child’s Play, Bike Test: Fatback Titanium, Video: An Evil Uprising, and Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review – Scott Gambler 10.

The Bakery: Child’s Play

03.27.2013 //

Some of the guys at my local bike shop have embraced winter, not with skis or snowboards, but with toys made for children: GT Snow Racers. Instead of tuning up their bikes after work while lamenting the weather, they work on their sleds, adding custom parts, reinforcing the frames, bending plastic, and shimming steer tubes with pieces of beer cans.

Video | What’s so cool about Katie F’n Compton?

03.26.2013 // Meet Katie Compton, known to her fans as KFC. Trust us, the “F” isn’t for Francis. Compton earned her middle initial the hard way, powering through nine grueling seasons of cold, muddy Cyclocross mayhem. Turns out powering through is sound strategy: this year Compton became the first American to win the Cyclocross World Cup […]

The Bakery: Soul Sucker

03.20.2013 //

USA Cycling, while claiming that their mission “is to achieve sustained success in international cycling competition and grow competitive cycling in America”, is essentially grinding out their cigarette butt on the very grassroots events that actually contribute to growing cycling.

Exclusive Video: Ibis Ripley 29er

03.18.2013 //

It took six long years to make the new Ibis Ripley 29er…What took them so long? We crashed Ibis headquarters, brought a video crew and got the exclusive story. Check out our video and, if you’re feeling particularly literate, we’ve got words and pretty pictures too.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – March 14, 2013

03.14.2013 //

Cannondale Trigger 29er Preview, 2013 Bible Review – Kona Operator, You Choose the Dates, We’ll Get You The Best Calendar on Earth, Fatbikes, and Note to North Korea-Don’t mess with our “Missile.”

The Bakery: The Three Universal Truths of Trail Building

03.14.2013 //

Spending some time in the forest with a man named Digger, a radio playing classic rock, and some hand tools taught me more about Buddhism that my Eastern Religion class ever did.

Video: Singletrack High–The Teaser

03.12.2013 //

Singletrack High, a new film chronicling the growth and impact of high-school racing, is beginning to make the rounds in a series of public screenings. Here’s the teaser.

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review – Kona Operator

03.11.2013 //

Calling a bike ‘vanilla’ is usually an insult, but inthe case of the Kona Operator, it’s just the opposite. This bike is plain, simple and durable, and these traits are exactly why we loved it.

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