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Fresh: Crankbrothers Mallet 3

11.08.2011 //

Crankbrothers went back to the drawing board with its popular Mallet pedals. The top-tier Mallet 3 now sports a two-piece aluminum-polycarbonate platform, investment-cast steel wings, adjustable traction pins and both needle (inner) and cartridge (outer) bearings. The new pedal weighs in at 435 grams and is backed by a five-year warranty.

Fresh: Chain-L Lube

11.07.2011 //

Wet lubes, dry lubes…there seems to be a lubricant for every occasion.

Lone Wolf Productions – Garett Buehler Shreds Kamloops

11.07.2011 //

Lone Wolf Productions – Garett Buehler Shreds Kamloops

Bike Test: Devinci Wilson RC

11.05.2011 //

The completely redesigned Devinci Wilson is a radical departure from previous incarnations of its downhill platform.

Fresh: Smith Fuel V.2 Sweat-X goggles

11.04.2011 //

Clear vision is a pretty valuable asset when you’re going fast, and good goggles are an important piece of equipment in every gravity rider’s kit bag.

Third Party Review: GoPro Hero2

11.04.2011 //

Review of GoPro’s Hero2 POV camera. Here’s some of the video captured with the Hero2:

Park Tool Launches New Mobile Web Site

11.03.2011 //

Citing a growing number of customers who are accessing their web site via smart phones and tablets, Park Tool is introducing a mobile version of it’s popular web site,

Silvia Films – Ian Killick Rides Giant

11.03.2011 //

Ian Killick dirt surfing, throwing some big tricks and talking about his bike.

Bike Test: Specialized Epic Comp Carbon 29er

11.02.2011 //

It was no surprise when Specialized issued a 29er version of the Epic last year. If ever there was a bike that cried out for a big-wheel makeover, it was this one. The Epic is a dyed-in-the-wool racer.

Trail X

11.01.2011 //

Photos: Anthony Smith Words: Chris Winter One thing that makes our sport unique is the different natural landscapes that we traverse on our bikes. Some of us ride the ancient Appalachians and its mixed forests, others spend weekends pedaling the sub-alpine of the Rocky Mountains while flowy Arizona singletrack starts on the end of some

Pro Registration Now Open for 2012 Whiskey Off-Road

11.01.2011 //

Registration is now open for the pro category of the 2012 Whiskey Off-Road endurance mountain bike event in Prescott, Arizona. The online registration form and cash purse information can be found here.

World Premiere – 2nd Base Films, From the Inside Out

11.01.2011 //

By Anthony Smith Thursday, October 27, marked the launch of the highly-anticipated 2nd Base films production, From the Inside Out, which debuted with back-to-back sold-out screenings at Whistler’s Millennium Place. Written, directed and edited by The Coastal Crew, and produced by Anthill Films this new film was the ambitious first feature length project for these

Mechanic Mondays

10.31.2011 //

This week, Squirrel shows you how to download, and use some of the features on, the Bike magazine Apple Newsstand app.

Bike Magazine is Now on Apple Newsstand

10.30.2011 //

Bike magazine is now officially on the Apple Newsstand. The Newsstand version of Bike magazine is more than just something for gadget-loving nerds and those with Papyrophobia (fear of paper)–it is crammed full of extras like extended feature photo galleries and bike test videos. Download our new Bike Mag app for the Apple Newsstand for

Team Jamis: Trans Andes Challenge

10.29.2011 //

This video follows team Jamis Bicycles as they explore the people, food and countryside of Chile, train in the mountains of the Patagonia region, and ultimately compete in the grueling competition known as Trans Andes Challenge.

Riding the Dragon – Bhutan’s Toughest Race

10.28.2011 //

It’s no secret that Bhutan doesn’t exactly court visitors with open arms. Only opened to tourism in 1974, the country saw just 28,000 international visitors last year.

Collegiate MTB Nationals Site Receives 9 Inches of Fresh Snow

10.27.2011 //

Angel Fire Resort has been busy prepping for the Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals event, which starts this tomorrow (10-28-2011). This morning (10-27-2011), the resort woke up to 9 inches of fresh powder.

Bike Test: Yeti SB-66 Pro

10.27.2011 //

By Brice Minnigh Yeti SB-66 Pro $6,150 / We at Bike were among the first few journalists in the world to get some shred time on Yeti’s brand new all-mountain bike, the SB-66 Pro—which features a completely redesigned suspension platform intended to make it the company’s best-pedaling bike to date. In what felt like

Mission Workshop Fitzroy Pack

10.27.2011 //

There are several Bike staffers who own Mission Workshop packs, and each of us all have great things to say about them–they are durable, have a smart layouts and can fit a surprising amount of gear. This is why we are always excited to see the new products they come up with. Mission Workshop’s newest

Stund: Season 3 – Episode 5

10.25.2011 //

Watch the Stund boys go absolutely huge in Kamloops, BC.

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