Author Archives: "Brice Minnigh"

First Impressions: Racing the New Cannondale Jekyll 27.5

03.28.2014 //

One of the highlights of this year’s Cannondale Factory Racing camp was the chance to ride the new 27.5-inch Jekyll on southern Spain’s steep, rocky trails.

First Impressions: Cannondale Trigger 27.5

03.26.2014 //

We got some quality riding time on the new Cannondale Trigger 27.5 bike in southern Spain, and we can’t wait to get some more time on this promising model.

Cannondale OverMountain Team to Race on New SuperMax Lefty Fork

03.21.2014 //

Cannondale’s North American OverMountain team riders will race this year on the new SuperMax Lefty fork, including longtime Fox Racing Shox rider Mark Weir.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Trek Remedy 27.5

03.17.2014 //

Our longtime romance with the Trek Remedy has had highs and lows. But with the new 27.5-inch-wheeled Remedy, we’ve been reunited—and yes, it feels so good.

Video: The Kona Cinder Cone Time Machine

03.17.2014 //

It might not have gull-wing doors and a fiberglass underbody like the DeLorean from Back to the Future, but Kona’s iconic Cinder Cone sure has come a long way since its inception in 1988.

Gallery: Tales from the 2014 Taipei International Cycle Show

03.12.2014 //

The Taipei International Cycle Show is about more than handshakes and the ritual exchange of business cards. It’s also about zombie metal and breastfeeding.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Yeti SB-75 Race

03.12.2014 //

After spending serious time on the new Yeti SB-75 during our Bible of Bike Tests , we were divided over how it stacks up against its ‘Super Bike’ siblings.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Intense Carbine 29

03.10.2014 //

The Intense Carbine 29 certainly evoked some intense feelings from the testers who put this impeccably equipped 29er through its paces in Sedona, Arizona.

Video: Brett Rheeder in Airs & Alleys

02.27.2014 //

Sometimes the only friends one needs are a ramp and a delivery van—and your bike. Watch this video as Brett Rheeder turns Vancouver into a skate park.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Specialized Epic Comp Carbon

02.26.2014 //

The Specialized Epic Comp Carbon made our testers want to don race bibs and give Dave Wiens and Lance Armstrong a run for their money in the Leadville 100.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Salsa Horsethief 2

02.24.2014 //

The latest version of Salsa’s all-mountain 29er, the Horsethief 2, left some of our testers wanting to hit the trail as if they were running from the law.

Bike Magazine Drops Into Third Decade With An All-New Look

02.21.2014 //

As Bike magazine drops into its third decade of publication, we’re revamping our look and feel to keep things nice and edgy. Are we really all grown up?

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Marin Mount Vision Carbon XM Pro

02.20.2014 //

Marin has made a comeback with the Mount Vision Carbon XM Pro. But how does this smartly equipped model rank against other top-of-the-line ‘enduro’ bikes?

Exclusive Video: Marshall Mullen Digs His Field of Dreams

02.18.2014 //

It took Malibu, California native Marshall Mullen five years to perfect his private backyard dirt jumps. Our video and photos give you a rare look at them.

Video: Kona Celebrates Cross Country’s Fun Side

02.18.2014 //

Since when did cross-country mountain biking become synonymous with spandex, seriousness and shedding every possible gram from your bike? For most riders, it’s simply about going for a shred with your friends—and, of course, going as fast as you can, both down and up.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels: Specialized Camber 29

02.16.2014 //

Most mountain bikers are well aware of Specialized’s flagship Stumpjumper and Enduro models. But hiding in the shadow of these standout bikes is a less-celebrated yet equally capable beast: the Specialized Camber Expert Carbon EVO 29.

Video: Mike Kinrade Shreds Nelson, BC Smoother Than a Runway Model

02.11.2014 //

Sure, we know this video is a Race Face ad—a grandiose, big-production piece designed to unveil the company’s 2014 apparel line in grand fashion. And it certainly does that. But perhaps more importantly, it showcases some of the many sick-ass trails around Nelson, with Kinrade joyfully shredding amid a sublime backdrop of mind-numbing alpine scenery.

Video: Nico Vink Shreds the Whistler Mountain Bike Park

02.11.2014 //

Anyone who’s seen Nico Vink get sideways on ridiculously big jumps will tell you he’s one of the steeziest riders around. This video of him gettin’ loose in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park gives a glimpse into why he’s one of Belgium’s sickest riders.

Exclusive Video: “The Process” of the Bible of Bike Tests

02.11.2014 //

Ever wonder what it’s like spending the better part of a month on our (mostly) dude ranch, testing bikes and gear for our annual Bible of Bike Tests? This video should help put a few things into context. Strava and spandex not included.

Dream Builds: Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 — The Extended Version

02.07.2014 //

I don’t know if I’m much of a dreamer, but when the time came to assemble my ‘dream build,’ I took the welcome task quite literally: I dug deep into my wildest fantasies of the all-around trail slayer.

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