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Diamonds in the Dirt: Bozeman, Montana

11.05.2014 //

Lydia Tanner is a dirt connoisseur who lives in her car. She spent her fall drinking gallons of coffee and riding lesser-known trails all over the Northwest. These are her stories.

Photo of the Day: Kevin Lange

11.04.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Kevin Lange | Christian Prout in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bike Test: Trek Remedy 9.8 29

11.04.2014 //

My first ride on the new carbon fiber Remedy 9.8 29 reminded me how capable this line of bikes is, plus now it’s much livelier, snappier and over a pound lighter. It’s a markedly better ride. The bike scoots up hills just as well as the Fuel EX, but ups the ante on descents.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

11.03.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson | Sven Brunso riding an epic singletrack on the Colorado Trail at 12,000 feet above Molas Pass close to Durango, Colorado. Vestal Peak in the background.

California Enduro Series 2014 Season Recap

11.03.2014 //

The 2014 California Enduro Series challenged racers at five venues and on some of the best singletrack the Golden State has to offer. In just its second year, the series proved to be huge success with over 800 athletes participating and three out of the five races selling out. The organization of the series was incredibly successful with well-planned events, awesome courses, and consistent and accurate timing. Many racers were originally drawn to the series because of the world-class organization of the events, however as the season unfolded participants recognized something even more significant.

Video: Goin’ Full Blown Hoff At Retallack

11.02.2014 //

From EpicTV: Retallack, in the Selkirk mountains of British Columbia, has over 5,000 vertical feet of amazing MTB trails. With a huge network of even more trails being constructed right now, this bike park is becoming a world-renowned mountain bike operation.

Photo of the Day: John Wellburn

11.02.2014 //

Photo of the Day: John Wellburn | James Doerfling in Wallachin, B.C. by John Wellburn

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

11.01.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence | Andrew Shandro in Whistler, British Columbia

Beatdown: The Crank Brothers Iodine 3 Rims Gain Muscle

10.31.2014 //

CRANKBROTHERS GOT A BLACK EYE WHEN IT RELEASED ITS first wheel line back in 2010 and the rear hubs failed at a rate of about 17 percent. When your product looks this odd and its guts start seizing up on the trail, you’re in a precarious position. So Crank- brothers redesigned its hubs in 2011 and they’ve proven up to the task ever since. With its hubs sorted, the company went into 2014’s version 3.0 looking to improve the rims.

Video: Backcountry Spirit from MADproductions

10.31.2014 //

Have you ever thought about packing up your bike and heading deep into the alps on a mountain bike adventure of your life? Well, these two guys, Rui Sousa and Paulo Batista, did just that. And along the way they produced a beautiful video of the experience.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

10.31.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson | Rider: Holger Meyer in Pila, Italy.

Giant Off-Road squad focuses on DH, Enduro in 2015

10.30.2014 //

Former World DH Champ Danny Hart and veteran South African champion Andrew Neethling are departing Giant’s World Cup DH squad next year, which will be led by Colombian Marcelo Gutierrez and newcomer Alex Marin, a 17-year-old from Spain.

BIKE Magazine Newsletter – October 30, 2014

10.30.2014 //

So, You Want An Affordable Bike?

Always Summer Somewhere

10.30.2014 //

We always dream about journeys to places like this, but for most mortals these reveries rarely become a reality. When it was decided that a group of us would spend seven days on the roads and trails of New Zealand’s South Island, hovering largely around the Craigieburn and then Nelson area, most of us were in disbelief until the moment we landed on Kiwi soil.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

10.30.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary | Riders: Nash Masson and Nick Quinn in Revelstoke, British Columbia.

Video: Bernardo Cruz at Taxco Urban Downhill

10.30.2014 //

Here’s GT’s Bernardo Cruz racing the 2014 Taxco Urban DH race in Mexico. He’s riding ridiculously fast, flying past people’s living rooms, patios and experiencing near-misses all the way. This POV footage is from his qualifying run in 2014, which he went on to win outright. Would you ride this course full out?

Cane Creek Product Safety Notice

10.29.2014 //

At Cane Creek, we strive to make best-in-class products that provide exceptional performance and rider experience. During the initial production of the DBinline rear shock, we did not live up to this promise. We have determined that certain DBinline shocks manufactured from May 23, 2014 through September 15, 2014 have graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for High Speed Rebound (HSR) damping. We are extremely sorry for the confusion this may have caused and have corrected this mistake


10.29.2014 //

IT’S BEEN ONLY A TAD MORE THAN THREE YEARS SINCE YETI introduced its ‘Switch Technology’ suspension platform on its ‘SB’ (Super Bike) line of full-suspension rigs, drawing accolades from longtime Yeti lovers while also converting new members to the tribe. We at Bike were early advocates of the company’s flagship Switch Technology bike–the 6-inch-travel, 26-inch-wheeled SB-66–and we reveled in the countless hours of trail time spent aboard that capable all-rounder.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

10.29.2014 //

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham | Riders: Wade Simmons and Brice Minnigh in Ecuador.

Video: Ludo May’s Fireworks Freeride

10.28.2014 //

Kids: Don’t Try This At Home. Adult, you shouldn’t either. But wow, this video by Nico Falguet featuring Ludo May ripping through blasting fireworks while simultaneously launching fireworks off his helmet is a beautiful visual delight.

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