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By Seb Kemp. As the Japanese whaling fleet set sail on its annual whaling mission hoping to bring back 1,000 blubbery carcasses, Hollywood just got back from its father-son hunting mission with the last remaining rainbow unicorn tied to its gun rack. Yep, that’s right, Captain A-list has harpooned the Moby Dickhead of bicycles: the
Source: Magura. Brian Lopes has partnered with Magura to meet his braking needs for 2012 and beyond. Lopes contacted Magura last summer because he was looking for a disc brake that would meet his strong expectations and standards and also hold up to the abuse that he dishes out on a daily basis. “Magura brakes
Ben Berden completes his 2011 American cyclocross tour.
SRAM recently launched a preview video for its Rise Wheels. To find out what we thought of the wheels, check out our full review of the Rise 60 wheels in the upcoming Bible of Bike Tests issue. The Bible of Bike Tests will go on sale everywhere January 17th.
SOG CrossCut Tool $21 / sogknives.com Though the CrossCut looks absolutely dainty, the spring-loaded scissors on SOG’s mini-tool easily shear through heavy gauge materials. Props here go to the cleverly designed compound leverage gears and top-to-bottom, stainless-steel construction. The CrossCut packs an additional 10 tools, including a knife, small and medium flat-blade screwdrivers, tweezers, nail
Fox Striker Helmet $120 / foxhead.com Fox’s new brain bucket, the Striker, covers plenty of cranial real estate, without adding excess grams or making your noggin feel like it’s been trapped in a sauna. Twenty-two cleverly designed vents provide maximum airflow and the Detox 2 retention system keeps the swank lid perfectly in place, even
Photos by Bear Cieri Words by Vince Hempsall Rolling hills stretch out before us like waves on a green sea. Forests of jack pine and spruce carpet the hillsides and ordered rows of balsam fir line the Christmas tree plantations in the tiny valley town of East Hereford. We were paused on a loamy singletrack
SR Suntour Axon ELD $830 (tapered steerer) / srsuntour-cycling.com An electric fork? Sort of. The Axon ELD bounces along on air springs—standard operating procedure for a high-end XC fork. When it’s time to climb, however, simply push the handlebar-mounted lock-out button and an electric motor closes the damping circuit. The Axon ELD also features a
Source: The Coastal Crew From The Coastal Crew: “After a extremely hectic year producing our full length film Inside Out, we can now finally spend some time at home. Winter is the time where we change gears, slow down and catch up on everything that has been lacking in our lives. This is when the
Welcome to the weekly “News of the Tweet” column. In this column, Seb Kemp will provide commentary surrounding whichever mountain bike-related topic is trending on Twitter during the previous week. 29 vs 26. By Seb Kemp This seemingly endless and futile debate flared up again last week, but it wasn’t when pinkbike.com posted an article
Source: Kona There are few trails in North America as radical as the Seven Summits. Built in the early 2000s as an adventure amenity to the small mountain village of Rossland, British Columbia, the IMBA Epic sanctioned Seven Summits has since become one of the most sought-after mountain bike trails on the continent. Traveling nearly
Source: Scott Sports Scott Sports announced the formation of a new XC team based in North America. The Team, named Scott-3Rox Racing Team, will include Geoff Kabush who will target the UCI World Cup series, the 2012 Summer Olympics and select North American events aboard the Scott Spark and Scale mountain bikes. Kabush commented, “Changing
From The Inside Out is available now on Blu-ray + DVD and iTunes. Buy it here: fromtheinsideout.secondbasefilms.com/page/buy
By now you should know that we like Porsches. Here’s a video of Porsche testing the 2012 Carrera 911 in Africa and the Arctic Circle. If you didn’t know that we like Porsches, here’s some proof.
This video by Lone Wolf Productions features Graham Agassiz riding for Bell Helmets. It was shot during both during Crankworx and in Kamloops.
Giant Contact Switch $250 / giant-bicycles.com Giant’s Contact Switch post offers infinite travel adjustment and 4 inches of total drop. The post is available in the increasingly common 30.9 seatpost diameter and sells for about a hundred bucks less than the competition. Despite the checking account-friendly price tag, the Contact Switch packs the goods, which