Think Southern California must be lacking in quality trails? Think again–it’s not all boob jobs, smog and traffic jams. Kyle Strait and Tyler McCaul pummel the fine trails within a pedal of Laguna Beach in this video from GT Bicycles.
Jonny Johansson. Åre, Sweden.
Sure, it looks like a simple dirt-jumper helmet. Get the Segment into your hands, however, and it’s clear there’s a surprising bit of technology going into this lid.
I completely understand why people feel that the Pacific Northwest is overexposed…I just finished watching this video and am struck yet again by how amazing this chunk of soggy dirt is. Oh, and Reece Wallace is absolutely rippin’ in this clip.
Every feature on the trail felt more doable on the Kona. In the strictest sense of the word, it was certainly the most all-mountain of the bikes we had on test.
As usual, the folks at Red Bull go deep with their Chronicle series–this time around, delving into Kurt Sorge’s life (how he got his start, why he calls Nelson home and how he goes about preparing for events like Rampage).
Carston Oliver. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Nick Quinn. Kananaskis, AB
The FS01’s geometry is set somewhere between ‘trail’ and ‘cross-country,’ making it eager to rally through corners and manual through
whoops when the track points down. Where other cross-country bikes might start feeling sketchy, this bike just wants to go faster. Our test model broke, but BMC states that this is a first-time failure for this model. Check out the review for more.
Her crouch is like a freerider approaching the canyon lip, followed by an explosion. No wasted movement, no fear. Her claws, I now understand, are like pinner pedals. Her long tail is like a rider getting really far behind the rear wheel.
Andrij Chubaty, Vancouver, B.C.
Janne Tjärnström. Åre, Sweden.
Influenced by Zink’s desire to relax the angles of his favorite handlebars, the Dirty30 and Blacklabel, the CZ38 Special’s unique “feel” comes from a half degree change in both directions. What may seem subtle, however, makes a dramatic difference in terms of feel.