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Red Bull Rampage Date Set for 2012

01.18.2012 //

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.

Beddo Team Shot 2012

01.18.2012 //

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

5 Minute Break: Pileup at Glen Helen WORCS

01.18.2012 //

Pile Up at Glen Helen WORCS. Sometimes we are extra glad we don’t have motors on our bikes. This is one of those times. Another angle of the carnage:

News of the Tweet: What is Twitter?

01.17.2012 //

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?

01.17.2012 //

Have you picked up this year’s Bible of Bike Tests?

5 Minute Break: The Graham Agassiz Profile – Teaser

01.16.2012 //

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,

5 Minute Break: Red Bull Supernatural – The Rampage of Snowboarding?

01.13.2012 //

It looks like snowboarding might have an equivalent to the Red Bull Rampage.

From The Inside Out – Matt Hunter

01.12.2012 //

From the Inside Out is available now on DVD+BluRay, iTunes and Xbox. Go to for more information.

5 Minute Break: Ice Chips and Salsa

01.12.2012 //

Longtime Bike magazine photographer, Bob Allen submitted this to us. The skiing has been dismal in montana so far, so these guys took to the ice on fatbikes.

Syncros Through the Years

01.11.2012 //

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).

5 Minute Break: Berrecloth Search & Destroy

01.11.2012 //

Source: Specialized Darren Berrecloth shows us that finding the perfect zone in Utah takes almost as much commitment as riding its lines.

GT Bicycles Partners with Atherton Racing

01.10.2012 //

GT Bicycles has announced its partnership with Atherton Racing. Beginning in 2012, the mountain bike race team of Dan, Gee, and Rachel Atherton, will join Marc Beaumont to form the new GT Factory Racing team.

News of the Tweet: New Year, New Fails

01.09.2012 //

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

The Bible of Bike Tests Gallery: Gravity

01.09.2012 //

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

The Bible of Bike Tests Gallery: Cross Country

01.09.2012 //

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

The Bible of Bike Tests Gallery: All Mountain

01.09.2012 //

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

The Bible of Bike Tests Gallery: Trail

01.09.2012 //

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

Teaser clip for the 2012 Monster Energy White Style

01.09.2012 //

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

5 Minute Break: World Cup Track at Hafjell, Norway

01.09.2012 //

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.

5 Minute Break: Kona Cyclocross Team – 2008

01.06.2012 //

Source: Kona Bikes – “A video spotlight on the Kona Cyclocross team in 2008 produced by Freeride Entertainment.”

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