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Source: Inspired Bicycles Inspired Bicycles recently announced the launch of Danny MacAskill’s signature “Skye” 24-inch street bike. Named after the small Scottish island where MacAskill grew up, the Skye has been developed to meet the specific demands of today’s progressive street and trials riders. Continual testing and feedback from MacAskill, as well as Inspired’s prior [...]
By Vernon Felton We called the United Parcel Service operator this morning and suggested they bring a truck—a big truck—because we had a massive load of merchandise in need of a return trip home. While the UPS guy has undoubtedly seen his share of cardboard boxes, he was dumbfounded when he rolled up to camp [...]
By Vernon Felton An RV rolls off Cascade Lake Road and wallows to a stop at the Corn Mill Shoals parking lot on the west side of Dupont State Forest. The license plate reads Florida and the rig is loaded with mountain bikes. About five riders jump out and gear up for a ride. At [...]
In Bike magazine’s November issue Grimy Handshake column, Mike Ferrentino let slip his suspicion of a secret IMBA hit squad: … Which brings us to the questionable act of poaching trails—the riding of mountain bikes on trails that are clearly designated as off-limits to bicycles. For the sake of this column, let’s just stick with [...]
Official trailer for the anticipated film from The Costal Crew and Anthill Films. From the Inside Out was filmed entirely in British Columbia, the birthplace of freeride, and features some of the sport’s best riders, including: Brandon Semenuk, Steve Smith, Thomas Vanderham, Matt Hunter, Graham Agassiz, Mike Hopkins, Kenny Smith & The Coastal Crew.
By Garrett Grove I had heard faint whispers that the legendary Retallack Lodge (located in the Selkirk Mountains of BC, Canada) had teamed up with well-known trail builder Riley McIntosh to begin the process of opening the famed ski territory for summer time mountain biking. So when an email from one of the Lodge’s trail [...]
Scroll down for video from a day of testing on the Turner DHR. Tester 1: Joe Parkin Years Riding: 28 Test Locales: Whistler & Southern California One of the greatest benefits to being the editor of this magazine is that whenever I feel a strong desire to review a particular bike, I can add it [...]
The Brevard/Asheville area is home to a slew of framebuilders, machinists and innovators—many of which are building innovative product right here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Frames By Stickel and Industry Nine Wheels are just two examples of this.
Photos: Dan Barham Words: Bad Vlad and the Apparatchiks Bike magazine’s Bible crew was lucky enough to stumble upon Brevard, North Carolina’s ‘Zombie Squirrel’ Alleycat Race—a celebration of bikes, beer, brains and bar chords. The inimitable DFB was there to capture the undead action.
And so it begins…four of us stumbled off of airplanes in Asheville, North Carolina, loaded up the Chevy Silverado, and headed for the nearest pitcher of Negra Modelo and pile of beans and rice (which turned out to be Cielito Lindo, in Brevard). Welcome to the Bible; Bike magazine’s less-than-reverently-named annual Gear Guide. The premise [...]
Check out how Cane Creek makes the top assembly for its 110 headset.