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Alpine Bike Parks Launches ParkStart Program

03.12.2012 //

Alpine Bike Parks has been building and planning bike parks since 1999. For 2012, the company is launching a new program called ParkStart to help communities get bike parks built.

5 Minute Break: GT Factory Racing Team Launch

03.12.2012 //

Marc Beaumont and the Athertons shredding some Southern California trails on their GT mountain bikes. Film by Clay Porter.

5 Minute Break: This is Peaty – Video Series Teaser

03.09.2012 //

This web series on Steve Peat is set to kick off in April 2012.

5 Minute Break: Chromag Family Intro 2012

03.08.2012 //

Source: Chromag This is a Chromag Bikes collaborative video introducing the Family of 2012. It was produced by Ross Measures and features footage that was provided by the riders themselves. They were each asked to provide their own introductions along with riding shots. As result you can put faces to names. Each rider plays a

Dirt and Espresso

03.08.2012 //

It was snowing outside when I got the call from Cannondale; in truth, the ringing phone was a welcome break from my winter routine, which consists of scrubbing mud from my chamois, battling lung infections and coughing up things that resemble a cross between a squid and an artichoke.

5 Minute Break: Danny Hart – Hart and soul Trailer

03.07.2012 //

Trailer for Danny Hart’s Hart and Soul video. Enter to win Danny Hart signed shwag and get decked out from head-to-toe in Five Ten gear! Click here to enter:

Race Face Leaks Photos of Yeti Edition SIXC Cranks

03.06.2012 //

In a cryptic, if not just confusing, email the folks at Race Face attached these photos of Yeti bikes edition, SIXC cranks: Rumor has it these are going to be super-limited edition and distributed mostly in Europe. So you might need make some noise at Race Face’s Facebook page (or @RaceFace2012 on the Twitter) if

5 Minute Break: Devinci Global Racing – Preseason with Steve Smith

03.06.2012 //

Steve Smith is set to keep racing under the Devinci Global Racing flag for another season. Check this link for more info and another video on the 2012 Devinci Global Racing team.

Strength in Numbers: Andrew Shandro and René Wildhaber in Nepal

03.06.2012 //

Anthill Films traveled to Nepal in the fall of 2011 to shoot a segment for Strength in Numbers, which premieres this April. In the May issue of Bike, photographer Sterling Lorence and writer Jonathan Schramm bring us their story of Nepal’s young and growing mountain bike culture: I had come to Nepal with some of

News of the Tweet: Turn This Off, Twitter Is Unhealthy

03.05.2012 //

By Seb Kemp At a conference in Montreal last week, one of the founders of Twitter, Biz Stone, likened Twitter to Ice-Cream. Let’s look past his name – which is possibly the constituent parts of his first pet’s name and the street he grew up on – and look at the other seemingly bonkers part

Crankbrothers Releases its Kronolog Height-Adjust Seatpost

03.04.2012 //

With its new Kronolog, Crankbrothers seems to have created the height-adjust seatpost equivalent to the perfect plate of Italian food.

North American Handmade Bike Show Highlights

03.04.2012 //

Bike magazine was on the floors of the North American Hand Made Bike Show. Here are some of the more interesting bikes and products that we saw:

Geoff Kabush Set for First Race With Scott-3Rox Racing Team

03.02.2012 //

This coming weekend will mark the competition debut of Geoff Kabush and Scott-3Rox Racing Team at the Mellow Johnny’s Classic, the first race of the 2012 USA Cycling Pro XCT. The event is also a UCI Category 1 event awarding top points to participants in their ride toward the 2012 London Olympics, a goal for Kabush.

5 Minute Break: India Bike Adventure with Richie Schley, Hans Rey and Joscha Forstreuter

03.02.2012 //

Hans Rey, Richie Schley, and Joscha Forstreuter travelled to the Indian Himalayas. Their goal was to reach the mysterious Roopkund Lake, a glacial lake in the Uttarakhand region, famous for hundreds of ancient human skeletons at its bottom, and then ride down from the lake on a technical downhill–with over 3,500 meters of vertical descending–that

A Day on the Kona Satori and a Look at the Honzo

03.01.2012 //

As evidenced by my previous two “House of the Big Wheel launch” posts (here and here), it’s clear that Kona has completely embraced the 29-inch wheel size.

5 Minute Break: Through Gracia’s Eyes – Season 1, Episode 2

02.29.2012 //

Cédric Gracia is brash and a bit out there to say the least, but he is fast and exciting on a bike. This is the second episode of what happens when he’s given a camera to shoot a POV perspective of his adventures.

News of the Tweet: Mutually Aggravated Deadlines

02.29.2012 //

I’m terribly sorry that #NOTT is late this week. I apologize to the three or four people that regularly check out this murky little corner of the internet that duplicates and pirates what is already out there. This week I was out in the desert tackling a strain of Welsh Mad Dog Disease, heavy-handed margaritas, and photographic Groundhog Day.

5 Minute Break: X-Fusion and Brian Lopes

02.28.2012 //

Brian Lopes spent day of riding and product testing X Fusion’s suspension products in his hometown of Laguna Beach.

5 Minute Break: Danny MacAskill 2012 – Presented by Lezyne

02.27.2012 //

Source: Lezyne: “Profile of street trials rider Danny Macaskill. Using his new Lezyne Engineering tools, Danny Macaskill re-visits his old job, in the workshop of MacDonalds Cycles in Edinburgh Scotland and chats over his rise to success and how life has changed.”

5 Minute break: Suspended Productions – ODI Trek Development Team

02.25.2012 //

Is this the future of American racing? The ODI Trek Development team has set its sights on developing young junior riders into American World Cup Champions. Lead by coaches /mentors Rich Houseman and Aaron Gwin these kids have a promising future.

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