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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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a teaser for Fullface Productions’ upcoming movie “Signatures”, which highlights riding from all over the globe. British Columbia, Livigno, Prague and Bratislava, Indonesia and the Austrian Alps all get the spotlight beneath the wheels of riders such as Szymon Godziek, Guido Tschugg, Tomas Slavik, Tomas Zejda, Michal Marosi, Johannes Fischbach, Filip Polc and Patrik Leitner.
This episode of Road to Rampage tackles The Curse–you know, the one in which you win Red Bull Rampage and it’s all champagne and high-fives, right up until the next season when you wreck bad, break a limb and are unable to defend your Rampage title.
Drift Innovation unveiled the Ghost-S today—their latest and “most powerful” action sports camera to date. What does “most powerful” actually mean? In this case, better battery life, improved low-light performance, higher quality video and a ton of new features. Here are the details.
We may mock the Sting-Ray today–the goofy Ape Hanger bars, the banana seats, the requisite tassles and flower basket… This bike, however, laid the foundation for BMX and mountain biking. Here’s a nod of respect to the children’s chopper and the man who created it.
The December issue of Bike Magazine will soon hit the streets and it’s full of stories and reviews that’ll be the cause of countless deadlines missed, meetings skipped and pet cats left unfed. Our apologies to your cat. Here’s a peek at the goods in the upcoming issue.
DECEMBER 2013 ISSUE ANGEL’S SHARE An exploration of Scotland’s storied single malts (and a wee bit of single track). RUNAWAY TRAIN A family of four finds freedom on the high route from Missoula to Banff. DREAM BUILDS AND EDITORS’ PICKS We test a lot of bikes and we always get asked, “Which bikes do you […]