Author Archives: "Seb Kemp"

Friday Five: Five Essential Items For Your Backpack

08.02.2013 //

Carry a pack for long enough and you’ll start to accumulate a host of useless items, gubbins and kincknacks. I urge you to take five minutes to repack your riding backpack before you head out this weekend. All you need are these five things

News Of The Tweet: Codswallop, Gibberish And Hogwash

07.30.2013 //

Seb Kemp contemplates the meaning of love, life and the universe all through the Vaseline smeared lens that is News Of The Tweet.

Friday Five: The Law Of Road Tripping

07.26.2013 //

Road trips and mountain biking go together like cheap tequila and drunken adventures.

Exclusive: Banshee Bikes’ Longest Day Ride

07.23.2013 //

What did you do for the summer solstice? This group of trail hounds really went after it, all day and nearly all night.

Friday Five: Drops

07.19.2013 //

Whether you are sending mad gaps like a Utah freeride lizard or popping off curbstones, drops can be incredibly intimidating. Even though the dimension and conditions of different drops can vary radically the same basic technique is maintained across most. Just modify the execution according to the specific drop. But remember, start small before you go big.

Tested: Chromag Scarab Pedals

07.18.2013 //

These are definitely not another pair of catalogue pedals. Designed from the ground up by Chromag’s head brain, Ian Ritz, the Scarab is a high-end option for the discerning flat pedal rider.

Video: Dudeumentary Part 2

07.17.2013 //

Insanely watchable madcap antics and hilarity from the Dudes Of Hazard prove that not everything needs to be in slow-mo to be epic.

News Of The Tweet: Filling The Void

07.16.2013 //

Is Twitter dull? I don’t think so but you have to be careful to avoid the inane prattle that can swamp a feed.

Video:Pinarello Dogma XM

07.13.2013 //

Is it science or is it a jumble of big words that will bewilder consumers into buying one? Pinarello have taken science and turned it up to eleven.

Friday Five: Carving Turns

07.12.2013 //

Corners are the cornerstone of mountain biking; every trail has them. Learn to turn better with the patent-pending B.A.T.H.E: Zero Wash Out Technique.

Friday Five: Front Wheel Lifts

07.05.2013 //

The front wheel lift might seem elementary to some readers, but for others it is something that might help them flow their local trails better or create a building block for later development.

Tested: Troy Lee Designs A1 Helmet

07.03.2013 //

Most people know Troy Lee Designs is the king of petrol pipe style, but it shouldn’t be forgotten that its helmets are leaders in safety. That is why the A1 is a welcome addition to the helmet marketplace.

News of the Tweet: The Internet is an Open Book and the NSA is a Peeping Tom

07.02.2013 //

You are being watched. Every site you visit, every email you type, every meal you photograph is being filed away by your government. It should come as no surprise that this happening, the internet is just a giant digital Rolodex. There’s a lot of information swirling around now that we are almost entirely internet integrated.

Feature: Sun Valley Super Enduro

07.02.2013 //

Peaks and ridge lines crest off into the forever and ever. Green summits and mountainsides look like an ocean frozen in motion. This is the sort of view that becomes mesmerizing. Beneath me the town of Ketchum looks so, so small and the little bit of single track I can make out looks good, really good.

Friday Five: Bar Width And Stem Length

06.28.2013 //

Mountain biking is a dynamic activity that requires a rider to move around on the bike and move the bike under them, rather than be fixed into position.

News: Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival Returns

06.26.2013 //

The 3rd Annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival presented by Scott Sports returns to Sun Valley June 29 – July 6, 2013 with the Shimano Sun Valley Super Enduro highlighting eight days of races and events geared for anyone who can balance on two wheels.

News Of The Tweet: Instagram Video

06.25.2013 //

Facebook is adding video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, on the heels of Twitter’s growing video-sharing app, Vine.

Friday Five: Cockpit

06.21.2013 //

It’s the little things that count. This is particularly true with the setup of your controls. These are vital contact points with your bike that will ensure your safety, comfort and ability to perform.

XC Eliminator: The Movie

06.19.2013 //

XC Eliminator is a potential future Olympic Sport on which our sport will be judged by a worldwide audience. Is this a good idea? Oh, and DH isn’t even on the table… Really? Yup, really.

Battle to be first Enduro World Champion moves to Val d’Allos, France, June 29-30

06.18.2013 //

The Enduro World Series moves onto the second round at the birth place of enduro, Val d’Allos.

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