Author Archives: "Dylan H. Brown"
Inspired from the desire of comfortable, well-looking clothes that still function, long-time mountain biker Matt Hayes said he grew tired of wearing his lycra to the bar following his rides in the mountains above Boulder, so he designed a line of performance-oriented mountain-bike clothes that include v-cut shirts, western-style plaid shirts and low-cut bibs that allow for easy bathroom breaks.
Try a carbon, 1×11 hardtail that weighs just shy of 19 pounds. Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, how about a 160-millimeter, 4-bar, all-mountain machine that looks like it’s ready to take on a multi-stage enduro race? Still not convinced, how about a 110-millimeter 29er that looks like it’ll give Trek, Specialized and Yeti a run for their money.
The perusing continued on the second day of Outdoor Demo, with still more products to be seen and more gadgets to be photographed. Fresh shoes, redesigned brakes and of course, innovative electronics were all part of the fun in the south Nevada desert.
For the better part of a week, Interbike is a hustle of bodies moving about, taking quick glances at the latest gadgets of the cycling world and exchanging business cards, and the majority of this happens under great, giant florescent bulbs and artificially cooled air. But for the first two days of the week, the convention attendees head south to Boulder City for the Outdoor Demo. This is what I stumbled upon, during our perusing on first day of the demo days:
Holger Meyer has been to Eurobike 15 or so times and new for this year is a booth that has boxes. So in the spirit of all things dumb, Joe and Holger jump on them.
Joe catches up with Wick, The Legend, over a few bottles. Their talk goes away from fishing and lands on stage with bands that they believe should play at Eurobike.
What do these riders do when snow blocks their trail? They ride the scariest trail ever seen, instead.
In “Trail Ninja,” Ep. 17, Dan Milner and the crew head to Italy to ride one of the most rewarding trails on the planet: a 50-kilometer mountain bike ride from the mountains to the Mediterranean coast. Starting high in the Ligurian Alps, the Trail Ninja finds that danger is around every turn when snow forces him to take a deviation from the trail in wolf country.
The fifth episode of this season takes a look into the lives of downhill legend Steve Peat and the 2014 UCI World Cup Champion Josh “Ratboy” Bryceland, as they venture across the Atlantic to North American. In wild British fashion, they get slapstick crazy during their “summer Christmas” and dive deep into the mental challenges of tackling some of the fastest tracks on the circuit. Windham was the last North American stop and the times across the line were mere seconds apart, but when Ratboy came across, he showed why he’s now number one.