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News of the Tweet: Drink This and Calm Down Commie

03.26.2012 //

Lisa Richardson, for the second time this month, gives us with something to ponder as we roll into another week of virtual interaction and digital procrastination. However, that list missed out Tumblr and Instagramification, the other thing an iPhone was invented for.

Danny Hart: Hart and Soul Part 2

03.26.2012 //

Source: Five Ten No two words better describe Danny Hart’s dedication and passion to his sport. In this final installment of “Hart and soul,” we follow Danny’s professional career from his Junior season, culminating in his awe-inspiring championship run at Champery.

5 Minute Break: Specialized Racing XC World Cup – Pietermaritzburg

03.25.2012 //

Source: Specialized Specialized Racing is back from the off-season. Burry Stander took a solid 2nd place with returning champ Yaroslav Kulhavy rounding out the podium in 5th. There’s a new member on the team–Kohei Yamamoto, and long-time Specialized rider Lea Davison is making the move to the World Cup stage.

5 Minute Break: This Is Peaty Helmet Cam – Pietermaritzburg World Cup

03.23.2012 //

Source: Steel City Media Steve Peat follows team mate and race winner, Greg Minnaar, down Round 1 of the UCI World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Taken Friday morning before Qualifying, they definitely weren’t hanging about on this run.

Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Freeride Mountain Bike Festival

03.23.2012 //

Source: Crankworx For the first time ever, Crankworx will host an event across the Atlantic Ocean. This summer, on July 9-15, Crankwrox will be hosting the event, Crankworx Les 2 Alpes, in France. July’s week-long Crankworx Les 2 Alpes will precede the Crankworx Whistler event, taking place August 10-19, 2012. Crankworx Les 2 Alpes will

Avid X0 Trail Brakes

03.22.2012 //

Other big news offered up recently at SRAM’s Trail House in Santa Cruz, California, was the announcement of Avid’s redesigned logo—and its new X0 Trail brake.

Download the Bible of Bike Tests – The only Buyer’s Guide that Matters

03.22.2012 //

By Vernon Felton Photos and Video by Dan Barham “The only Buyer’s Guide that matters.” How’s that for a ballsy statement? Yeah, it’s arrogant as hell, but bear with me for a second. Now in its third year, Bike’s Bible of Bike Tests is entirely different from every other cycling Buyer’s Guide and here’s why—we

5 Minute Break: Pietermaritzburg – Monster Energy/Specialized

03.21.2012 //

Source: Specialized Round 1 of the the 2012 DH World Cup is over and Troy Brosnan continues to prove he’s ready to run with the top men in the world in his first Elite Men World Cup event, placing 8th in the final with team mate Sam Hill close behind in 11th.

Are You Faster than a 41 Year Old? Win an XT Kit and XTR Shadow+ Derailleur

03.20.2012 //

The grand prize is: XT brakes, rotors, cranks, cassette, chain, front derailleur and an XTR Shadow Plus rear derailleur.

News of the Tweet: Unicorns “Leak” Tears

03.19.2012 //

Well, unless you were living under a rock, you couldn’t have missed the fact that the first World Cup of 2012 took place last weekend in South Africa.

Getting Off_Track at the World Cup – Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

03.19.2012 //

Bike magazine has a photo ninja following the MTB World Cup. He will be posting some of the best moments and behind-the-scenes action to our @off_track Instagram account. Here is what he captured from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa:

5 Minute Break: Brendan Howey – Island Winter V2.0 – Commencal

03.18.2012 //

This video, by Aaron Larocque, showcases some absolutely rad winter riding.

Preseason Q&A with Brendan Fairclough

03.16.2012 //

We caught up with Brendan Fairclough while he was training for the Downhill World Cup season in Southern California, and asked him about his new sponsors, season plans, whip contests, the Royal Wedding and what he likes on his pizza. Click here for our: Gallery and Video: Brendan Fairclough – Behind the Scenes and Outside

Photos: Scott’s New Gambler

03.15.2012 //

The new Scott Gambler appears to have a single-pivot, linkage-driven suspension design.

SRAM Trail House 2012 : Part I

03.15.2012 //

No doubt about it, I love Santa Cruz, California. With its magical dirt, sweet smelling redwoods trees and laid-back, beachy lifestyle, Santa Cruz is my favorite little town in the world. Sign me up.

…and in Other News – Youths Crash into Cop Car

03.13.2012 //

Youths crash into cop car. Click here for the story:

Brand new Troy Lee Paint

03.13.2012 //

Pro riders receive new stuff all the time. New bikes, parts, clothing and other assorted schwag flow from the Brown Santa’s truck in such large quantities that the novelty of ‘new’ is often lost. Another new bike? Big deal. A box of chains? Whoopee.

Danny Hart: Hart and Soul – Part 1

03.13.2012 //

Source: Five Ten In the first installment of Hart and Soul, we go back to the beginning, to the little fishing village of Redcar, England and see how Danny’s style and dedication to his sport developed from an early age. Enter to win Danny Hart signed shwag and get decked out from head-to-toe in Five

News of the Tweet: Rubbing one off is racing? Is the media blowing it?

03.12.2012 //

By Seb Kemp Last week I touched on the subject of Instagramification, which is the way in which many people aim to communicate, define or extend their identity through digital imagery that can be immediately shared or re-appropriated. This week I had planned to give you some findings from my off track explorations in photo

5 Minute Break: Monster Energy / Specialized – Season Kick-Off

03.12.2012 //

Source: Specialized Team Monster Energy / Specialized is back for another World Cup season in 2012. Sam Hill and Troy Brosnan have already been busy tearing up the competition in the Australian National series. With an amazing Juniors season behind him, Brosnan is looking to come onto the elite level in a big way starting

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