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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.

Video Exclusive: Bas van Steenbergen Slays Wet, Greasy B.C. Trails

01.07.2014 //

Think you ride fast on wet, greasy roots and leaves? We bet you wouldn’t send it like Bas van Steenbergen does in this new Deity/Bike magazine collaboration, “Island Air.”

January 2014

01.07.2014 //

JANUARY 2014 ISSUE The Bible of Bike Tests We travel to Sedona, Arizona, to test 34 of the year’s best mountain bikes, as well as wheels, forks, dropper posts, tires and groupsets for the fifth year of the Bible of Bike Tests, the most comprehensive and honest gear guide on the market. Read how top […]

SRAM To Officially License Its Popular X-SYNC Technology

01.07.2014 //

Since its successful and celebrated introduction two years ago, SRAM’s popular single-ring 1X Drivetrains featuring X-SYNC chainrings continue to gain popularity. In an effort to provide consumers more choice SRAM has licensed this valuable, precision-based technology to Chromag and the Accell Group.

Tom van Steenbergen Becomes Newest Trek C3 Project Rider

01.06.2014 //

The Trek C3 Project (Competition, Cinematics, Creativity) is gearing up for another year of shredding with a fresh-faced addition to the already-stacked roster of Cam McCaul, Ryan Howard, Andrew Shandro, Brett Rheeder, and Brandon Semenuk.

Gear of the Year: Bike’s Editors Make Some Personal Picks

01.05.2014 //

A lot of gear moves through the warehouse at Bike HQ. The opportunity to test the latest helmets, apparel, bikes and various other bits related to pedaling on dirt is a part of the job that keeps us editors going when the deadlines, late production nights and the ever increasing pressure to create more content bogs us down. Inevitably, one or two pieces of gear rises to the top and wears more than the rest over the course of the year. These were a few of our personal favorites in 2013.

Dream Builds–the Juliana Furtado

12.19.2013 //

The Furtado stole one editor’s heart. It had all the updates from the original Juliana I’d been looking for: a lighter, stiffer carbon-fiber frame, a boost in travel, an upgrade from the single-pivot suspension platform to Santa Cruz’s VPP linkage and 27.5-inch wheels. This is how she built the bike up to be her perfect match.

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