Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

News: Single-Ringin’ It Gets a Boost

11.29.2013 //

OneUp Components’ new 42-tooth cog just might make ditching the front derailleur a feasible, and affordable, option for the masses. Here’s the story.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

11.29.2013 //

Dylan Dunkerton and Curtis Robinson, Whistler, BC

Preview: Lezyne CNC Rod & BB/Cassette Tool

11.29.2013 //

While no one ever intends to over-tighten their bottom bracket or cassette lock ring, these sorts of things happen to the best of us. Thus, I was excited to get my hands on Lezyne’s CNC-Rod, which provides the more ham-fisted amongst us with a bit of extra leverage.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

11.28.2013 //

Revelstoke, BC

Tested: Race Face Charge Leg Guards

11.27.2013 //

I used to think body armor was for park rats and professional freeriders. I wouldn’t be caught in the stuff anywhere outside of a lift-accessed resort. Sporting pads on a trail ride? It was, to my way of thinking, a bit like slapping a “Tap Out” mixed martial arts bumper sticker on your pick up or, getting “No Fear” tattooed on your neck or riding a unicycle in public—all just desperate cries for attention.

Video: Mountain Biking Tuscany’s Elba Island

11.27.2013 //

The down and dirty guide to mountain biking the beautiful island of Elba, Tuscany, as seen through the squinted view of pro-photographer and mountain bike mentalist Dan Milner. In this episode: Dan and his GoPro are joined by Scott German pro-riders Holger Meyer and Karen Eller for a lesson in European harmony – with unforeseen results…

Tested: 2013 Felt Compulsion LT3

11.27.2013 //

Many bikes get tossed into the ‘enduro’ or ‘all-mountain’ category because they sport six inches of travel and yet they don’t possess the slack geometry, stout frame and burly parts to really excel on prolonged technical riding. The Compulsion LT, happily, is one bike that fits the bill. The Compulsion LT is no pretender.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

11.27.2013 //

PJ Hunton. Chilcotin, BC

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

11.26.2013 //

Katie Holden. Whistler, BC

Interview: The Long-Awaited ARRIVAL

11.26.2013 //

Delayed due to issues in music licensing, Second Base Films latest movie, ARRIVAL finally gets released this week. We visit the Sunshine Coast, BC to find out why it took so long, why they insist on doing things right and why their example should be followed.

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories–the Finale

11.26.2013 //

There were high hopes for the Enduro World Series, which drew an amazing talent pool of former World Champ downhillers and cross-country strongmen. In the end, the men’s title was taken by Jerome Clementz, who was already “the guy to beat”. 2013 just kind of put the official stamp on that title.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

11.25.2013 //

Katja and Rene Wildhaber. Mayrhofen, Austria

Exclusive: Thomas Vanderham Gets “Covered” by Bike

11.25.2013 //

Getting on the cover of Bike Magazine is, to paraphrase the great Ron Burgundy, “Kind of a big deal.” For Thomas Vanderham, it’s been a good five years since his last appearance atop Bike. We decided to celebrate Vanderham’s return by heading to the North Shore and presenting him with a cover all covert-ops like. Here’s the video of how it all went down.

Video: Won’t Back Down (Just A Taste)

11.25.2013 //

This winter, Steve Peat’s upcoming movie, Won’t Back Down, will tell his story. This trailer is just a taste of what’s to come.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

11.24.2013 //

Evan Schwartz. Nelson, BC

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories–Double down

11.24.2013 //

What do we learn from this video? Jerome Clementz may be one of the fastest guys on two wheels, but even Jerome crashes at times…. and you should never let the guy cut your hair. Check out the carnage footage from the upper slopes of Mégavalanche. Holy Cr@p! There’s some truly humbling footage in this one.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

11.23.2013 //

Group action in Zermatt, Switzerland

Video: This is What Fast Looks Like

11.23.2013 //

What does fast look like? It looks like this helmet-cam footage captured by Specialized’s Mitch Ropelato, who put in a blazing run down the alleys and streets of the Mexican city of Taxco. While a downhill race on city streets may sound tame, that ain’t the case here.

Video: OVERHEARD–Kyle Norbraten On 2013 Red Bull Rampage

11.23.2013 //

The Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah, is one of the most unique events in mountain biking. Competitors combine their creative line choice with jaw-dropping bike handling skills to stake claim atop the Freeride world. The Coastal Crew’s Kyle Norbraten talks us through the ups and downs of his 2013 Rampage.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

11.22.2013 //

Unknown Rider. Yukon, Canada

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