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Bike Magazine Newsletter – January 23, 2014

01.17.2014 //

Why Are Bikes So Expensive? | Dream Builds: Stumpy EVO | Bible of Bike Tests: Evil Uprising

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

01.17.2014 //

David Bishop, Spruce Lake Protected Area, Southern Chilcotins, B.C.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Yeti ARC Carbon Race

01.17.2014 //

The carbon-fiber version of a classic Yeti model embodies the brand’s racing spirit, and ignited our testers’ inner competitive fires.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

01.16.2014 //

Rachel Atherton at Quebec World Cup Downhill

Video: The Ten Essentials

01.15.2014 //

A high-alpine, all-mountain stage race such as the Trans-Provence could be considered the ultimate test of fitness, endurance and technical skills. “The Ten Essentials” doles out some light-hearted advice on how to survive a weeklong suffer-fest like the Trans-Provence with appearances from North American enduro riders Ben Cruz, Mark Weir and Adam Craig.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – January 17, 2014

01.15.2014 //

Bible of Bike Tests Rolls On

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Devinci Wilson Carbon RC

01.15.2014 //

Devinci’s downhill beast feels comfortable from the first pedal stroke. The short 430-millimeter chainstays paired with the low standover instilled confidence to throw this bike around on rugged terrain. For a downhill bike, the Wilson pedals efficiently, and cranking out of corners was simple and enjoyable in comparison to some of the other DH bikes we tested.

Video: Winter Break, featuring Chromag Bikes’ Jarrett Moore

01.15.2014 //

Rupert Walker films Chromag Bikes’ Jarrett Moore slashing loam, hucking rocks and steezin’ tables in Victoria, British Columbia, for this two-minute cinematic gem.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

01.15.2014 //

Katie Holden in Whistler, B.C.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

01.14.2014 //

Matt Hunter in Kamloops, British, Columbia

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Giant Trance Advanced SX 27.5

01.14.2014 //

Few bike companies have forged more boldly into the 27.5-inch-wheel market than Giant Bicycles, and the company’s new Trance Advanced SX 27.5 certainly ignited the passion of our 2014 Bible of Bike Tests crew. Check out our latest ‘Roundtable Reels’ video to find out what stoked the flames of this fireside debate.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

01.13.2014 //

Darcy Turenne and Teo Gustavson in Åre, Sweden.

JVC Adixxion Action Cam

01.11.2014 //

Since the point-of-view camera took off in popularity, I wondered when and how the big electronic brands would enter the market. With Sony and JVC both recently joining the market with competitively spec’d and priced cameras it’s clear, at least on paper, that the long-monopolized market has some competition. I tested the JVC Adixxion Action Cam to see if it could hold a candle to the tried-and-true POV brands like GoPro.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

01.10.2014 //

Nick Quinn. Golden, BC

Video: Logan Peat and Josh Bryceland Daytrip to Rip

01.10.2014 //

Logan Peat and Josh Bryceland rip around Santa Cruz with two classics: the Jackal and a 1949 GM 4101 Union Pacific Streamliner. This will get you stoked to ride this weekend.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Intense 951 EVO

01.10.2014 //

In its former life, the Intense 951 was playful, lively and nimble, leaving full-on racing duties to the M9. Not anymore. The 951 EVO has been reincarnated into a focused racer-type, drinking protein shakes and sharing gym time with the Athertons. The trouble is, it lost its sense of humor.

Bike Magazine Newsletter – January 10, 2014

01.09.2014 //

When did 29ers start sucking so bad? | 2014 Bible of Bike Tests | Video Exclusive: Island Air

Exclusive: Dream Bikes – The Extended Version

01.09.2014 //

Given a carte blanche opportunity to build my one and only, I opted for a bike that was hopefully an evolution of my own riding philosophy. I chose the Ibis Ripley, hoping it would strike a balance between 100-millimeter-travel, XC-oriented bikes and more burly, but less XC-friendly 140-millimeter-plus bikes I had been alternating back and forth between for the past few years.

Reviewed: Kitsbow Soft Shell A/M Shorts

01.08.2014 //

After twelve months wearing Kitsbow’s shorts and jacket I feel that the jacket and shorts are some of the best items of cycle specific clothing I have ever worn. It isn’t just nicer than most, it is considerably better than anything that is available. The fabrics are superior, the cut is without comparison, and the attention to detail is phenomenal. It all feels like it was custom tailored, they are just that good.

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