A series of product trades at this year’s Sea Otter festival eventually led to the donation of a brand-new Juliana bicycle to an unsuspecting high school mountain bike racer from the National Interscholastic Cycling Association.
Magura marks the 40th anniversary of USA operations with its annual media camp in Sedona, Arizona, letting Brian Lopes and Shaun Palmer loose on the trails.
In the second installment of Bike’s “30-Second Warning,” Norwegian freerider Mads “Makken” Haugen shows us how to do sweet skids on his new Rampage rig.
Bike’s “30-Second Warning” video series returns for Sea Otter 2015. We simply shove a camera in someone’s face and ask them what the fuck they’re doing.
The Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle finals went off today, despite almost 24 hours of persistent rain leading up to the event. Here’s a look at what went down.
The Crankworx Rotorua Enduro race brought all the guts and glory that we’ve come to expect from the ever-popular format. Here’s a glimpse of what went down.
The 2015 Crankworx Rotorua Pump Track Challenge proved to be the most well-attended pump track contest in Crankworx history, drawing hundreds of rowdy fans.
The Crankworx Rotorua Downhill race was filled with frenetic action yesterday, with Frenchman Loic Bruni taking the win with a gap of more than two seconds.
The Crankworx Rotorua Dual Speed and Style contest evoked some fierce competition today, with Swedish phenom Martin Soderstrom finally emerging victorious.
The latest addition to the Crankworx mountain-bike festival tour, Crankworx Rotorua, kicked off with the Whip-Off Champs, and things got rude.
The 2015 Taipei International Cycle Show was busy, with 1,104 companies showing their newest product. But talk of the new 27.5-plus standard stole the show.
Conditions were all-time for the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival, with recent snow and rain sprucing up some of the American Southwest’s finest singletrack.
The March issue of Bike is on sale, and we want to share some more images from our cover story on Revelstoke, British Columbia. Here is “Elevated Spirits.”
It might seem strange for us to be putting out an issue of Bike that is largely devoted to high-alpine riding at a time when much of the Northern Hemisphere is still buried under snow. Though one could argue that it’s masochistic to pine for something that seems so far away, in practice it’s one of the best ways to ward off the mid-winter doldrums.
Behold, black beauty. A beauty that is also a beast–at least when it comes to slaying singletrack with the instinctual precision of an apex predator determined to stay at the top of the two-wheeled food chain.
The world’s foremost mountain-bike gear guide—Bike magazine’s 2015 Bible of Bike Tests—hits newsstands today, providing you with the definitive overview of the most important new bikes and gear for 2015.
For the past six years, Bike’s core editorial staff and a hardy crew of freelance mountain bike fanatics have converged at some of North America’s finest riding destinations to test the upcoming year’s most promising bikes, components and soft goods. This extended test—known as The Bible of Bike Tests—usually spans most of October and involves more than 15 people to test gear and photograph/film the effort.
While I cannot say that I like the 650b Stumpy more than the 26- or 29-inch versions, I can say that it is extremely capable.
Giant Bicycles has really stepped up its game this year in the longer-travel department, launching a completely redesigned 6-inch-travel Reign that was built around 27.5-inch wheels. The company spent the better part of two years making sure the new Reign meets the needs of its fastest enduro racers, and after spending hundreds of hours of trail time on it, we think it’s a bike you should know about.
What do you think of electronic shifting in mountain biking? We rode a bike outfitted with the new Shimano XTR Di2 system and found it downright impressive.