Author Archives: "Brice Minnigh"

Review: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo 650b

09.27.2014 //

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.

First Impressions: Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 1

09.10.2014 //

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.

First Impressions: Shimano XTR Di2

09.09.2014 //

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.

First Impressions: Giant Reign and Glory 27.5

08.04.2014 //

What better way to test the Giant Reign 27.5, the brand’s all-new enduro bike, than a rowdy, heli-assisted, 6,500-foot descent of Pemberton’s Mount Barbour?

Exclusive Video: Yeti launches new Switch Infinity suspension platform

07.21.2014 //

It’s been just over three years since Yeti Cycles unveiled its ‘Switch Technology’ suspension, and they’re already introducing a new system called ‘Switch Infinity’. We visited their headquarters in Golden, Colorado, to learn about the new design and create this Blueprint video to explain its intended benefits.

Rocky Mountain Element 950 RSL review

07.09.2014 //

This bike tears up technical climbs with a relentless agility, and is almost as remorseless on steep descents filled with rocks, roots and sizeable drops–despite having a steepish 70.6-degree headtube angle.

Preview: July issue of Bike hits newsstands today

06.06.2014 //

It’s Friday, the weather is warm and a weekend of riding looms large. And to top it off, the July issue of Bike hits the newsstands—both print and digital—today. So pick up a paper copy at your nearest newsstand or download our iMag on iTunes. Then crack open your favorite beverage, flip open the new issue and get stoked for a weekend of shredding.

Video: Mavic enduro adventure in Southern France

05.30.2014 //

We recently joined Jerome Clementz and the Mavic crew for a few days of high-alpine adventure in the Maritime Alps of Southern France. This video gives a glimpse of what we got up to.

Preview: Mavic introduces updated mountain bike apparel line

05.23.2014 //

Mavic’s 2014 clothing line has been trail-tested by the world’s best enduro racers and is designed to withstand the rigors of high-alpine, technical riding.

News: Mavic Introduces New Crossmax XL Wheels

05.19.2014 //

Mavic has introduced new wheels designed to withstand the rigors of ‘enduro-style’ adventure riding. We joined them in France for a multi-day test grind.

Video: Fabien Barel and Jerome Clementz Shred Southern France

05.09.2014 //

This video of Fabien Barel and Jerome Clementz chasing each other down scree slopes in southern France show what could’ve been if Barel hadn’t been injured.

News: June Issue of Bike Magazine Hits Newsstands Today

05.02.2014 //

The June issue of Bike magazine hits newsstands today, signaling the beginning of summer in North America and the start of another awesome shredding season.

Video: Huayhuash Film, A Bike Journey into Peru’s Andes

04.29.2014 //

Bike presents ‘Huayhuash,’ a short film chronicling three Colorado-based riders’ mountain-bike adventure in the Huayhuash range of the Peruvian Andes.

Exclusive: Barry Wicks Prepares for the Singletrack 6

04.22.2014 //

To help aspiring stage racers prepare for singletrack challenges, Kona XC racer Barry Wicks gives some tips on how to survive the races you set out to slay.

Video: Fishing With Joe in the Sea Otter Pond, Season Finale

04.22.2014 //

If you can spot a narrative thread to our season finale of Fishing With Joe, let us know. Even the producers are confused over this chat with Brett Tippie.

Video: Fishing With Joe in the Sea Otter Pond, Episode Eight

04.22.2014 //

Sometimes, Fishing With Joe is more about catching a beer buzz than anything else. Actually, that’s most of the time.

Video: Fishing With Joe in the Sea Otter Pond, Episode Seven

04.21.2014 //

In this episode of Fishing With Joe, our host and Scott Struve of Hayes talk about Harleys, brakes and beaches. Wanna be a smarter person? Watch this video.

Video: Martin Soderstrom Finds Renewed Strength in Recovery

04.17.2014 //

Slopestyle phenom Martin Soderstrom reflects on his long road to recovery from a broken leg—and how it has shown him what riding actually means to his life.

Video: Fishing With Joe in the Sea Otter Pond, Episode Five

04.16.2014 //

After getting second in the women’s downhill race of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic, Sarah Leishman feels the thrill of victory when she goes Fishing With Joe.

Video: Best of Sea Otter Classic 2014 Downhill Race

04.13.2014 //

The Sea Otter Classic 2014 downhill race was as much a showcase of new enduro bikes as a display of descending prowess. Our video and gallery show why.

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