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Words, photos and video by: Kevin Rouse Seen in person for the first time at Giant’s Factory Off-Road team camp this past week, Giant’s new XTC Composite was certainly eye-catching. Sporting absolutely massive tube sections, the bike’s enormous downtube steals your attention right from the get-go. In fact, the bike’s downtube is the largest Giant [...]
Due to the popularity of Nicolas Teichrob’s first Photographer Feature, the guys at Ridemonkey asked him to come back and do a second part. You will not be disappointed by the killer photos Teichrob dug up. Check out and discuss the feature here.
Words, photos and video by: Kevin Rouse Giant Bicycles recently invited the press to their official introduction of its 2011 Factory Off-Road Team. Nestled right in-between the ocean and the mountains, beautiful Santa Barbara, California, proved to be a gorgeous backdrop for this year’s official introduction and pre-season team camp. Nearly all of the team’s [...]
The everyday American might know Lindsey Voreis for her part as a competitor in the 2001 season of the television show, Survivor Africa. Now, she works alongside her husband Kirt Voreis as part of the Specialized AllRide Academy. Recently, Lindsey was part of the coaching team at the Ray’s MTB Women’s Weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. [...]
Words and photos by: Fraser Britton Fox released its Fox 40 to much fanfare in early 2005. Since then, the fork has undergone many revisions, but none as big as the 2011 version. For 2011, the most visible change to the championship-winning 40 is the presence of the Kashima coated uppers. This gold-colored coating on [...]
Source Straitline Greg Parish was found dead Saturday morning twisted up inside a CNC lathe after a gruesome accident. Straitline has lost a well respected and loved member of the team in an odd and unfortunate accident in their Sidney BC facility. The company’s marketing Director was found mutilated inside a Doosan machine after an [...]
This Free Ride Mountain Bike World Tour, the best mountain bike athletes in the world will battle to take home a truly exceptional trophy–a golden CamelBak Better Bottle. The golden Better Bottle will travel to different events throughout the season to inspire athletes and spark their ambition. The golden bottle will have its first public [...]
There are few things like doing an unsupported tour with buddies. That said, there are few things that suck more than trying to drag coolers of beer and food to each stop on the way. Hermosa Tours saw this problem and came up with a solution. The tour company set up a four-day unsupported tour, [...]
Highland Mountain Bike Park recently announced its 2011 Highland Camps schedule. Highland Mountain Bike Park developed and launched Highland Camps in 2009 and since then it continues to be dedicated to teaching riders, no matter their skill level, to excel their riding in a controlled, fun, and safe environment. The Highland Camps program grew in [...]
We showed you a peak at whats to come from the folks at Truvativ in our Taipei Cycle Show coverage: Here and here. Truvativ’s line will see updates to its handlebars, stems and seatposts. The products will see some new technologies and designs—including wider bars, updated graphics, new model names and a redesigned logo that [...]
Giant recently announced the introduction its new XtC Composite 29er. The XtC Composite 29er was developed with input from Giant Factory Team Off-Road Team rider Carl Decker. One look at the radically engineered Composite frameset reveals some innovative new thinking in the quest to produce a lightweight, race-ready, 29-inch-wheel hardtail. “I went to Giant with [...]
Contour, a market leader in hands-free video cameras, is pleased to announce its 2011 MTB squad. The team will consist of Cameron Zink, Cam McCaul, the Atherton trio and Matt Hunter. “We try to partner with the most influential athletes in all categories whether that be moto, MTB or snow and I think that our [...]
College Cyclery and H5 Events in conjunction with the Sea Otter Classic recently announced the inaugural Rain or Shine Jam. This low-key mountain bike dirt jump jam will be held on April 15 and 16 and is set to feature top invited pro riders. This event was created to help bring freeride mountain biking back [...]
The RaysMTB Odd Couple contest consisted of teams comprised of two riders and a videographer. The riders and videographer arrived at the park midweek and had to shoot and edit a 3-4 minute movie to be shown for judging on Saturday night. The park gave riders clearance to break park rules, allowing them to ride [...]