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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.
Devinci Global Racing enters the 2013 gravity arena with stacked lineup of podium threats primed to storm the UCI World Cup scene.
Sea Otter isn’t the only game in town any longer. Now in its fourth year, the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival offers something for everyone, grom, racer, jumper and casual rider alike. You can register now for the April 13th -14th event.
Our cross-country test course possessed its share of technical climbs and descents that kept our testers on their toes. Despite that fact, each rider found there was something about the Salsa El Mariachi 2 that made it feel right at home among all the fancier, newfangled rigs.
This year, the three-day NEMBAfest will be held at the base lodge of Burke Mountain Resort, and will feature camping, a large industry expo (with more than 50 bike industry vendors), lift-served mountain biking at the Burke Bike Park, scores of group rides, live music, local food and beer.
When it debuted in 2011, Specialized’s Camber was overshadowed by the Epic on one hand and the Stumpjumper FSR on the other. The Camber straddled the line between those two proven platforms. The Camber, however, has quickly gained a following amongst everyday riders looking for a versatile trail bike that can do a bit of both weekend racing and all-day slogs in the outback.
Just when you thought you had a reasonable excuse to not ride your bike because your trails are smothered in snow and ice, along comes this video and the realization that there’s really never a good reason to hang up your bike for the season.
2013 BIBLE OF BIKE TESTS 30 of the most promising bikes tested on the trails of Fruita, Colorado THE ULTIMATE BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE Cross-country, trail, all-mountain and gravity COMPONENT REVIEWS The best forks, disc brakes, dropper posts, wheels, tires and drivetrain THE STORY OF FRUITA Mike Ferrentino traces Fruita’s bumpy ascendancy to mountain-biking funk town [...]