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Katrina Strand shows off Troy Lee Designs’ new Air gear in Laguna Beach. .
Day 6: Squamish is known for its amazing singletrack with huge climbs and technical descents. BC Bike Races’ course choice did not disappoint in either of these respects. The loop paraded through town and straight up into the mountains with a mix of pavement, fire road and singletrack. Riders then plunged into the new bikepark-like [...]
Stage 5. It wouldn’t be the full British Columbia experience without slick roots and rocks. And What makes roots and rocks slick? Rain. Stage 5 started with a steady drizzle making each root, log and log in the forest as slick as frog snot. The singletrack kicked off with a steep shoot down to the [...]
Stage 3: Day Three of the BC Bike Race was a festival of singletrack riddled with webs of massive roots and deep moist loam. Basically it was a technical trail lover’s stage. The day started off with a fireroad to spread the mass of riders out. The course then bumped onto singletrack, which wound its [...]
Day One BC Bike Race’s Day One stage was a grueling 70 kilometers (in Canadian), 43.5 miles long. The stage started from the ferry terminal on Vancouver Island and worked its way through the trails around the city of Nanaimo. The route traversed over massive slabs of bedrock and tacky loamy singletrack descents–both littered with [...]
With Day Zero coming to a close, it is clear why pro riders like Geoff Kabush, Kris Holm and Barry Wicks are excited to compete in the 2010 BC Bike Race. The event doesn’t try to be the longest or the toughest endurance race on the circuit, but it shoots to be the most fun, [...]
Cannondale’s 2011 Jekyll: Cannondale’s 2011 Scalpel: Stay tuned for more tech details on both of these bikes. . .
Kirt Voreis Riding at SRAM’s 2×10 launch in Ashland, Oregon. .
By Johnathon Allen It takes a few attempts, but on the third try Susan nails the longest logride in the room and lets out an unrestrained whoop over her sudden advancement in skill. Susan is one of the 150 women who have taken over Ray’s Mountain Bike Park in Cleveland, Ohio, for “Ray’s Angels Weekend”—a [...]
Trek Bicycle and mountain bike legend Gary Fisher announced the Gary Fisher Collection, a line of Trek bikes that will replace the standalone Gary Fisher brand. This brand unification will cause the Subaru-Gary Fisher race team to essentially re-brand as the Subaru-Trek race team. The team’s roster will remain the same, as well as its [...]
Photo: Morgan Meredith Sam had a pretty big crash during training in Fort William. He was fortunate enough to walk away from it with limited damage. Sam has since flown back home to Australia to get an MRI on his injured shoulder and be close to his family, friends, and coach. Though the extent of [...]
Words and Photos: Colin Meagher At Fort William, it’s go full gas, get the hole shot, and then hang on and hope that you don’t break a chain, flat, or otherwise shoot yourself in the foot. Simple recipe, not so simple to execute. However, Jana Horakova and Jared Graves have horsepower to burn, so even [...]
Words and Photos: Colin Meagher Fort William is a monster of a track and the new additions have done nothing but improve on a classic track that’s been a fixture on the circuit now for nine years. The big news here at Fort William was Sam Hill’s training crash on Friday, injuring his shoulder. Rolling [...]
We were recently invited to Sedona, Arizona, to ride mountain bikes with the Magura Direct crew, and check out some new products. For more information on what’s going on (and upcoming) with Magura’s disc brake program check out www.mission-performance.com. Magura Camp – Hangover trail from Bike Magazine on Vimeo. . .
Source: The Hive The Hive proudly announces a merger with chain retention manufacturer e*thirteen. Independently, both companies are dedicated to designing and manufacturing industry-shaping cycling components. e*thirteen is integrating into the Hive, replacing the Fifteen.G Offroad product phylum. Current Fifteen.G cranks will be re-branded as e*thirteen and we’ll soon have additional product offerings under the [...]
Words and photos by Colin Meagher The French and the Germans have been fighting over this little section of dirt on the fringe of the Black Forest since forever. Maybe it was for the wine. No matter; it was the Swiss that declared war in this year in the men’s XC race, but the French—in [...]
Photos and Words: Colin Meagher With all the rain it was a bit of a slop fest for the 4X finals. The track looked as if a tanker truck of peanut butter spilled out on the ground. In all fairness, though, the conditions were the same for all riders, making it a fair race. Here [...]