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Strip Mining – Interbike 2015 Day 3

09.19.2015 //

Here are the show stoppers that caught our eye on the final day of Interbike 2015, which closed on Friday.

First Impressions: Liv Intrigue SX

09.15.2015 //

The new Liv Intrigue SX was the highlight at the Liv booth at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo, which kicked off Monday morning at Bootleg Canyon outside Las Vegas.

First Ride: Juliana Roubion CC XX1

09.11.2015 //

The new Juliana Roubion 6-inch-travel all-mountain rig has been redesigned with new geometry and revamped VPP suspension.

First Ride: Juliana Furtado

09.11.2015 //

The Juliana Furtado is truly a single bike that is capable of adapting to its surroundings and leading you on adventures in the backcountry or right out of the garage. But after two years on the market, it needed a little sprucing up and Santa Cruz Bicycles designed one hell of a fun whip.

Canyon Plans Entry in U.S. market

08.31.2015 //

Canyon has partnered with a third party in the U.S. to help it establish a system for customer service, technical support and warranty. Since Canyon doesn’t sell its bikes through a traditional brick-and-mortar retail model, having the right process in place to field customer inquiries is imperative.

First Ride: Specialized Rhyme 6Fattie

08.25.2015 //

Nicole Formosa finally got her hands on the top-end Specialized Rhyme 6Fattie at Crankworx Whistler earlier this month, and immediately hit the chairlift to find out if all that extra tire makes a difference when the rubber meets the trail.

New Montaro Rounds Out Giro’s Helmet Line

08.14.2015 //

Giro’s new Montaro full-coverage helmet touts breathability and safety features.

The Storm Before the Calm

08.12.2015 //

In the Deep Summer Challenge, photographers have three days to shoot images reflecting mountain bike culture in the Whistler Valley, and put together a slideshow set to music highlighting their best selections.

EWS Race Canceled After Death

08.02.2015 //

Organizers canceled round five of the Enduro World Series on Saturday in Crested Butte, Colorado, following the death of a competitor on Stage 3 during the second day of the three-day race.

Leaders of the Pack

07.27.2015 //

Inside one of the country’s most successful trail advocacy groups.

First Look: New Felt Bikes

07.15.2015 //

Felt Bicycles’ mountain bike models received mostly minor changes for 2016–paint color, a few spec swaps here and there and a small price increase–with the biggest news of the year to come in October.

On Sale Now: 2015 Photo Annual

07.10.2015 //

Anchored by an uninterrupted 34-page gallery of unforgettable images, this year’s Photo Annual delivers 148 pages of inspiration and dedication to the talented photographers whose craft makes every issue of Bike possible.

First Look: Yeti Beti SB5C and ASRC

06.22.2015 //

Female influences have been a constant throughout Yeti Cycles’ heritage–over the years it’s sponsored some of the fastest women in the sport, the likes of Juli Furtado, Marla Streb, Tara Llanes, Jill Kintner and Rosara Joseph–but until now it hasn’t marketed a bike specifically for that demographic.

Leading Ladies

06.17.2015 //

SRAM hosted some of the industry’s most influential females during its first women’s-only SRAM Technical University course at its Colorado Development Center.

Get With It: The Southern California You Should Know

06.05.2015 //

The July issue of Bike shows up on newsstands today, right about when the weather is warming up in most parts of the country. But in Southern California, it’s been sunny and 68 all year long. The endless summer is one reason why mountain bikers look past the traffic, materialism and crowds, and instead see possibilities for year-round riding in shorts and tees.

Specialized Rhyme targets lady shredders

05.15.2015 //

The women’s version of the Stumpy sports a carbon frame with alloy rear triangle, a different paint job and saddle, shorter cranks, narrower handlebars and a lighter tuned rear suspension, but the geometry is identical to the 650b men’s bike.

Island Hopping in San Diego

05.05.2015 //

The Archipelago ride is a staple of the San Diego mountain-bike scene. This year, the ‘Arch’ ride tallied 49 miles and nearly 6,000 feet of climbing as it snaked point-to-point from Carlsbad to Mira Mesa, almost all on dirt–a good portion of which was singletrack–in a display of the county’s excellent connectivity.

First Look: Inside the June issue of Bike

05.01.2015 //

The June issue of Bike hits newsstands today, just in time to fire you up for one of the first weekends of the season in many parts of the country.

First Impressions: Specialized Rumor 650b

04.18.2015 //

Specialized has tweaked its popular Rumor women’s-specific trail bike to give it a few modern touches like snappier geometry, more travel and 27.5-inch wheels. The changes reflect Specialized’s evolving philosophy to offer multiple wheel sizes on its popular mountain bikes, whereas the company was previously firmly planted in the 29er camp.

Sea Otter Classic: Product Gallery

04.17.2015 //

The Sea Otter Classic represents the start of the race season in North America, and serves as a venue for brands to show their latest wares to thousands of consumers roaming the aisles of the outdoor festival.

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