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Crankworx Rotorua Whip-Off Highlights

03.25.2015 //

The latest addition to the Crankworx mountain-bike festival tour, Crankworx Rotorua, kicked off with the Whip-Off Champs, and things got rude.

2015 Taipei International Cycle Show

03.20.2015 //

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.

Gallery: 2015 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

03.09.2015 //

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.

Feature: Elevated Spirits in Revelstoke

02.25.2015 //

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.”

Preview: March issue of Bike on sale today

02.20.2015 //

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.

Dream builds | Santa Cruz Nomad

02.10.2015 //

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 2015 Bible of Bike Tests is here

01.02.2015 //

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.

The Process: 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

10.15.2014 //

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.

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.

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