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01.06.2011 //

Welcome to the brand new After some sweat, blood, tears, lever pulling and much-needed back-end loving, the Internet Wizards have cast new life into It’s jam packed with new features, a bigger Photo of the Day, daily updated content, and is sure to be a more pleasant user experience. It even has a

The Sh*tbike is on Facebook

01.06.2011 //

The Sh*tbike now has its very own Facebook page. Like it here: We are stoked to have 815 fans (as of 1/12/2011), but we want more. Our current Fan goal is 3,000 people. Bike magazine’s Fan page ( has nearly 7,000, so we think that’s a pretty conservative goal. We’ve got some big plans

11 Questions – Adam Craig

01.06.2011 //

Adam Craig obviously has a hard time sitting still and staying indoors. The former Olympian and National Champion mountain biker seems to spend almost as much time skiing and kayaking as he does pedaling. Check out his answers to our 11 questions. 1 — Describe the perfect hamburger. Two Patties. Is that a double? 2

Riding Tips Video: Lars N’ Bars – Episode 1

01.06.2011 //

Source: Transition Bikes Transition Bikes is proud to release their new video series Lars N Bars, a laid back how-to video series featuring pro downhill rider Lars Sternberg. The series will focus on all types of riding from XC to DH and show you tips and skills that will help make you become a more

Mechanic Mondays

01.06.2011 //

For the first edition of Bike magazine’s Mechanic Mondays, Squirrel will run though how to shorten the brake hose of Shimano’s Saint disc brake. Next week, Squirrel will show you how to perform a brake bleed on Shimano’s Saint stoppers. NOTE: We know it’s not Monday, but due to this week’s site revamp, we will

2010 Chatel Mountain Style Retrospective

01.06.2011 //

Kurt Sorge adorns the cover of the December 2010 issue of Bike in a beautiful photo by John Wellburn/NWD. We thought a look back at Sorge’s favorite contest would be a great way to greet the New Year. Words by Kurt Sorge Photos by Will Walker The vast mountains of the French Alps are home

11 Questions – Kurt Sorge

01.05.2011 //

Canadian freerider Kurt Sorge is featured on the December 2010 cover of Bike in a beautiful photo by John Wellburn/NWD. Look for Kurt’s 2010 Chatel Mountain Style retrospective here on soon. 1 — Describe the perfect hamburger. ½ pound beef patty, 3 strips of bacon, mozza cheese, tomato, lettuce, avocado, thousand island, ketchup, onion

Ray’s MTB MKE is Open

01.04.2011 //

Ray’s MTB MKE (Milwaukee) is officially open for business. However, while the park is currently open, the Grand Opening is set for some time at the end of this month (there is no official date yet). Stay tuned to Bikemag for its official grand opening date. Eric Schutt, General manager of Ray’s MTB MKE and

11 Questions: Andreas “Dre” Hestler

01.03.2011 //

Andreas “Dre” Hestler is a lot of things to a lot of people, but to us at Bike, he’s just a damn good riding buddy. Yes, he’s a former Canadian Olympic mountain biker and World Cup racer. And he’s one of the masterminds behind the brilliant BC Bike Race. But more important is the fact

The 2011 Southridge Winter Series is Set to Kick Off

01.03.2011 //

The Annual Southridge Winter Series is set to kick off this weekend (January 8-9). The five-race series is held at the Southridge Park in Fontana, California, and follows the same schedule of events for each race weekend. The courses, however, are morphed for each race weekend to keep things interesting. The scene is good too–with

Ridemonkey’s 5 North American Gravity Racers to Watch in 2011

01.03.2011 //

We’ve compiled a list of racers from the US and Canada that we think are going to be the best in 2011. We picked five names on a subjective scale, so be forewarned, you may not agree with all of the selections… Check out the full article and discuss it at

Logan Mulally Sign with Specialized/GROM Racing for 2011

01.02.2011 //

Source: Tim Price – Specialized/GROM Specialized/GROM proudly announces the addition of East Coast talent, Logan Mulally, for the 2011 season. Logan had many options for 2011. Choosing our program not only pushes us forward towards our goal of preparing young American riders for International competition, but takes Logan to the next level as well. We

Montgomery and T. McCaul – Pool Jumping and Learning 1080s

12.31.2010 //

Two of the sport’s rising stars throwing down. Mike Montgomery nearly pulled the 1080, but, when the guys adjusted the ramp, some nasty weather (that storm that soaked California) rolled in and put the damper on it. Stay tuned to Bike and see what happens when the ground dries out. It ought to make you

11 Questions: Mark Weir

12.30.2010 //

Mark Weir has a made a career out of straight talk and hard riding. We caught up with Weir for his answer to 11 questions. 1 — Describe the perfect hamburger. Undercooked. About a half pound of meat with at least as much cheese—cheddar. Sloppy as hell, and you have to finish it with a

Video: Sterling Lorence – Follow Me Slide Show

12.29.2010 //

Sterling Lorence – Follow Me Slide Show from Anthill Films on Vimeo. Here is a slideshow of some stills Sterling Lorence took during the shooting of Anthill Films’ Follow Me. It’s art. Read the interview with Lorence at

Special Holiday Thanks to Diamondback Bicycles

12.28.2010 //

Bike magazine would like to send out a very special holiday thanks to Diamondback Bicycles for giving us a smoking deal on two children’s bikes. Individuals in our magazine group (including Bike, Canoe and Kayak, Powder, Skateboarder, Snowboarder, Surfer and Surfing magazines) donated money for these bikes, which were given to the Toys for Tots

Video: Rock The Cariboo

12.27.2010 //

This video has a little bit of everything: epic dirt-surfing, rad flow trails, big hits and even motos, guns and fireworks. Really, what’s not to like? For stories from the riders in this video check out the article from our friends at

Review: Mission Workshop Vandal Pack

12.26.2010 //

By: Ryan LaBar I travel by plane a lot and while I own several carry-on bags I always reach for my Mission Workshop Vandal. The reason: it’s absolutely massive, can hold a computer and still somehow fits in overhead compartment. The main compartment is expandable from 1,800 to 4,000 cubic inches. Expanded, the pack can

FMB World Tour Partners with TSG

12.25.2010 //

Preparing for its second season, the FMB World Tour gained its first committed partnership with the protection company, TSG. This partnership is a step towards the FMB World Tour’s goal of establishing itself as an overarching world series event (a model of which is already cemented in other comparable action sports, such as the TTR

GoPro Goes 3D

12.24.2010 //

The HD POV camera company, GoPro, has come out with an easy way to make your video’s 3D. All you need are two of the company’s existing HD cameras and the new two-camera mount, connector cord and 3D software expansion pack. There were some prototypes of the camera system at Interbike, but the system appears

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