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The dawn of 2012 brings with it the anticipation of many momentous events–the presidential election, the Summer Olympics, and if you follow the Mayan calendar, the apocalypse. Another thing that 1012 will be bringing is the Red Bull Rampage–one of the most progressive and prestigious events in freeride mountain biking. The Red Bull Rampage is set to return to the Zion area of Utah on October 5-7, 2012.
Source: Beddo Produced by Lukas Tielke, Manuel Rueda Filmed by Lukas Tielke, Manuel Rueda Edited by Lukas Tielke Beddo is the rider owned brand of Marius Hoppensack, to produce bikeparts with passion and to ride bikes with love. This Peoplegrapher production features a come-together of the beddo crew to visit Marius place and celebrate 4 [...]
By Seb Kemp Is Twitter a way of pumping 140-character-long banal and trivial brain farts into the world? Is Twitter a means of gorging upon an endless stream of vacuous and inane tripe that is as nourishing as snorting the dust from an old book. This outlook, although perhaps true, is a bit negative, especially [...]
Have you picked up this year’s Bible of Bike Tests?
A teaser video for Kona’s upcoming mini-feature on team rider, Graham “Aggy” Agassiz. The mini-feature will dive into the backstory of one of the world’s most talented riders as he puts his skill to the test in the mountains of southern British Columbia. Look for the video to come out at the end of January, [...]
It looks like snowboarding might have an equivalent to the Red Bull Rampage.
Syncros is one of the most iconic component manufactures in mountain biking. It has also changed hands more times than a hot potato. Scott Sports is the most recent set of hands to hold the Syncros name (Scott Sports purchased Syncros earlier this year).
By Seb Kemp New years resolutions are a wonderful reminder of how pathetically useless we are. Each year we sit around thinking up ways of proving to ourselves that we are just hopeless, wretched beasts with no other course of action but to fail. Each year 95% of British people will make new years resolutions [...]
Photos: Dan Barham Beech Mountain Resort Just a few hours away from our base of operations in Brevard, North Carolina, is Beech Mountain, which, lucky for us, happened to have hosted the U.S. Gravity National Championships just weeks before. We spent two days riding the mountain’s Expert/Pro and Beginner/Sport downhill courses. Though the mountain isn’t [...]
Photos: Dan Barham Lake Imaging Road-Jim Branch-Buck Forest Road-White Pine-Hooker Creek-Ridgeline Loop – Dupont State Forest DuPont State Forrest has some massively diverse terrain–from granite slick rock (where we tested our trail bikes) to buff swoopy singletrack. This buff single track was the perfect proving grounds for our cross-country bikes. We started from the Lake [...]
Photos: Dan Barham While the photos for our all-mountain section are from Farlow Gap and Dan’s trail, we did most of our all-mountain bike testing here: Sycamore Cove Loop – Pisgah National Forest Sycamore Cove is quick and dirty loop just a few miles both Sycamore Cycles and The Hub (down Highway 276). This four-mile [...]
Photos: Dan Barham Big Rock-Cedar Rock Loop – Dupont State Forest We tested our trail bikes on Dupont State Forest’s Big Rock-Cedar Rock Loop. From the Corn Mill Shoals trailhead (off Cascade Lake Road), you ride a few hundred yards before turning left on Big Rock Trail and immediately begin ascending. This is tough, technical [...]
Pretty cool promotional video for the January 27th event. Source: Monster Energy White Style Year after year, the Monster Energy White Style attracts an international riding field. Even though the riders’ line up is not final yet, a famous US rider has announced to travel to Leogang: Mike Montgomery, 24-year-old rider from San Diego has [...]
This track looks super fun and super burly. According to the video’s author, this is the track that will be used for 2012 World Cup Final.