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Day One coverage of all the latest and greatest from the trade show floor here at Interbike was delayed due to an urgent mission regrading the Shitbike. Stay tuned to the December issue for the full report, but suffice it to say the mission was a raging success. Without further ado, here’s a double-dose of
By Ryan LaBar Stuffed into the back of a military surplus Mercedes-Benz Unimog that was tearing around the desert as if to elude pursuers, and with the flaps of the truckbed drawn closed to leave me completely shrouded in darkness, I had no idea what was going on. Cannondale had something top-secret to unveil, and
After two full days of desert winds and scorching heat, we bring you a highlight reel of new bikes and gear from Bootleg Canyon. Stay tuned for much, much more from inside the halls of Interbike all the rest of this week. Find the latest reports here: Sabrina Jonnier rode the new Rocky Flatline
For the last few years the trend at Interbike has been fewer vendors and/or smaller spaces inside the Sands Convention Center, and more exhibitors with a bigger presence showing up to offer demo bikes and brave the winds of the Bootleg Canyon Trails here in Boulder City, Nevada. After Day One of the two-day Outdoor
Words and Photos by Anthony Smith I’ve spent many years grinding up climbs on a heavy downhill rig not even suitable to ride to the corner store—all for the glory of shredding epic descents. Many companies claim they have a bike that can master both the ups and the downs, but accomplishing such a feat
After 16 years as a member of the British team, Sir Steve Peat has finally capped his long resume of accomplishments, including three regular season World Cup victories this year, with a gold medal at the World Championships in Canberra. On the women’s side, Emmeline Raggot took the top spot. Check out the complete racing
Can Steve Peat finally pull off a World Championships Win? It would be a fitting end to a stellar season for Sheffield Steel. Watch video of his practice run and a pre-race interview, courtesy Freecaster. INTERVIEW: PRACTICE RUN:
Another Crankworx Slopestyle contest is in the books, and neither the odds-on favorite nor the returning champion came away with the win.
Love him, hate him—but beat him? Good luck. Lopes came in second to Kyle Strait in the dual slalom earlier in the week, and he’s been winning everythign he’s entered ever since. He won the Air DH for the fourth straight year on Wednesday—a mad race down Whistler’s famed A-Line. Then he took out Brett
New World Disorder is ringing in its tenth year in business with NWD10, which will premier next month at the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. But the party started early with a 10 year retrospective hosted at the Blake Jorgenson photo gallery in Whistler Village. Revelers came to mix and mingle amid a few
When she’s not winning races racing for Intense (and sundry other sponsors), Jill Kitner is rolling deep in this pimp-wagon sprinter van. Besides a bed, a pop-out awning and a place to eat, she’s got a full garage in the back and a canvas to fill with her sponsors and various other graffiti. Three words:
Rained most of the day today in Whistler, which meant the Volkswagen Best Trick contest is being canceled until Saturday, when it’s going to get rolled into the Monster Energy Slopestyle Contest. Word to the wise: when it’s raining in Whistler, go to Pemberton—it never rains there. Really. Rocky Mountain led a shuttle there to
Arrived in Vancouver Wednesday en route to Whistler and was greeted by bluebird skies and a clear drive up the Sea to Sky Highway. The denizens of this fair city stayed out of the way of the shuttle bus and I got into town just as a rainbow was breaking over the resort. I barely