Author Archives: "Kevin Rouse"

Video: Minnesota’s Best

06.30.2012 //

It’s no small secret we’re big fans of One On One Bike Shop in Minneapolis Minnesota, and here’s why. But, as it turns out, so are the people of Minnesota.

Dave Wiens Named Mountain Sports Director At Western State College of Colorado

06.27.2012 //

Dave Wiens has had a storied career as a professional mountain biker. A six-time Leadville winner, he was the first rider to break the seven-hour barrier there. Wiens has also won two national titles, as well as two World Cup races. And, in 2000, Wiens was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. At

Spinlister: Introducing Peer-to-Peer Bike Rentals

06.25.2012 //

By Kevin Rouse In my experience, there are few better ways to experience a new place than on a bike. Fast enough to cover some serious ground, and slow enough to take it all in, if I had my druthers, I’d have a bike with me on all my travels. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible

Preview: NiteRider 2013 Light Lineup

06.24.2012 //

The 2013 NiteRider product line has undergone some serious changes that will no doubt leave consumers happy. With the goal of increasing both output and value, Nitrider has been busy this past year. Major changes include the replacement of Niterider’s popular Cordless model line with the new Lumina series, a cordless USB-rechargeable light available with

Video: Crankbrothers Speedier Lever

06.23.2012 //

Maxine Irving from Crankbrothers runs through the proper use of their nifty Speedier Lever.

The North Face Send It To Win It Video Contest

06.21.2012 //

The premise is dead simple. Find a line, film yourself going big and submit it on our Facebook page to enter for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Whistler for you and a friend. You’ll kick back at the Bear Back Lodge and ride the bike park, with plenty of time in-between

2012 Bicycle Film Festival: Coming To A City Near You

06.21.2012 //

The Bicycle Film Festival started 11 years ago in New York City, and has come a long way since then, growing to encompass events in 25 cities in the United States and across the globe from Helsinki to Tokyo. An all-inclusive celebration of all things cycling, the festival seeks to highlight cycling in all its

Ritchey Introduces WCS Trail Group

06.20.2012 //

Tom Ritchey is well-known as one of the founding fathers of mountain biking. Along with Gary Fisher, Ritchey was responsible for many of the first commercially-produced mountain bikes to ever see trail time. Since then he founded Ritchey Bicycle Components, a brand long known for its race-oriented offerings. Tom Ritchey and Gary Fisher catch up

Preview: Niner Bikes S.I.R. 9

06.19.2012 //

Niner Bikes S.I.R 9 $999 (frame-only) / By Kevin Rouse Niner Bikes is looking to prove that steel has a solid spot on the list of modern mountain-bike building materials. Their argument for ferrous fabrication? Look no further than the completely redesigned Niner Bikes S.I.R 9. Centered around a proprietary steel tubeset that includes

Sun Valley Remedy Contest Winners Announced

06.16.2012 //

We’ve already keyed folks in on the Grade A singletrack Sun Valley has to offer, and we’ve also enlisted your help to assist Chopper with choosing the winners of Visit Sun Valley’s Singletrack Deficit Disorder Remedy Contest. And now, drumroll please, the winners: Here’s Zac and Dicky’s winning entry: When consulted about the selection process

Video: Crush Every Line With Zee

06.13.2012 //

Source: Shimano Shimano introduces Zee, a new line of gravity components that are an ideal starting point for aggressive riders and racers. Zee is the gateway gravity component line that allows riders to get on board with Shimano’s gravity program and experience premium new component technologies at a price they can afford. Highlights in the

Life Behind Bars: MTB Lillooet w/ Semenuk – Episode 4

06.12.2012 //

Source: Red Bull Convoyed to Lillooet where Norb discovered an epic zone on Google Earth. Brandon Semenuk, his friend Graham Agassiz and the crew dig out some trails and let ‘er rip. Some of the raddest mountain biking ensues. Even The Intern gets amped as he hits a berm after a long night spent in

Video: Fort William World Cup Racing—A Norco Perspective

06.12.2012 //

Video: Norco Bicycles Norco got down and dirty at Fort William. Jill Kintner was able to pull off a 10th place finish in the women’s race despite a solid crash mid-run, while on the men’s side, Bryn Atkinson was able to fight his way through the rapidly changing course conditions to 20th.

Video: Geared Up

06.09.2012 //

Video: Chain Reaction Cycles Set to be the first of many long-format documentaries from Chain Reaction Cycles, ‘Geared Up’ follows the story of two of the largest online bike retailer’s very own employees. They may have day jobs, but downhill rider Michael Cowan and BMX flatland star Peter Hollinger still find plenty of time to

Trail Access for Southern California Mountain Bikers Under Threat

06.08.2012 //

Sign IMBA’s Petition To Maintain Access for Mountain Bikers HERE By Kevin Rouse and Brice Minnigh Attention mountain bikers: We risk losing legal access to some of Southern California’s most legendary singletrack if a revised land-management plan from the US Forest Service is approved. The heavily populated SoCal area already suffers from a dearth of

Osmo Nutrition: Up Close and Personal

06.02.2012 //

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been known to receive some strange things in the mail here at the office. Still, I couldn’t help but be surprised when I received a box containing a two-page press release, a canister of ‘Whiz Wands’ and instructions for a good ‘ol fashioned experiment. For those as

From XC to Freeride in One Weekend (No Dudes Allowed)

05.27.2012 //

By Kim Cross Photos by David Ditzler “Rapha and the foam pit do not mix,” chided my friend Mike when I showed him a pic of myself standing before the drop-in at Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Milwaukee. “You need jeans and a flannel.” Mike, who probably went out and bought a hoodie to

Review: Ventana El Toro Bravo

05.26.2012 //

By Stevil Kinevil Ventana El Toro Bravo $2600 (as tested) To begin this review, I will offer you a little history lesson, during which time absolutely no note-taking is required. Despite the fact that Ventana Bicycles is a relatively intimate operation, their name is synonymous with an array of revolutionary suspension advancements and fabrication

First Impressions: Niner E.M.D. 9

05.18.2012 //

By Kevin Rouse Niner E.M.D. 9 $550 (frame only) First things first, basketball’s not exactly my forte, I rely on stepstools quite a bit and, freshly shaven with a beanie and sunglasses on, I was able to get youth lift passes well into my late teens. Accordingly, when 29ers hit the scene, I was

Preview: Felt Edict Nine LTD

05.17.2012 //

Felt introduced the all-new Edict in 2011 to some pretty positive reviews. It featured one of the lightest frames in its class and an innovative, updated suspension design—Felt Active Stay Technology (F.A.S.T.).

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