Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
The official Red Bull Rampage build team — onsite for weeks ahead of the event installing a few select features and handling some of the bigger build projects — has officially handed the shovels over to the athletes themselves. Each rider is scouting their own line according to their individual skills and style, and the […]
New Zealand’s Kelly McGarry is on site for his fourth Rampage event, and he has unfinished business. McGarry came into Rampage 2012 with his sights set on sailing over the canyon gap. Unfortunately, a broken leg forced him to pull out of the competition. He’s back now, fully healthy and focused on creating a line that will take him to the canyon gap. Follow him in this video on the first day of building to see what it takes to compete at the world’s only big-mountain freeride event.
Chances are, you’re looking at this bike right now and thinking either ‘cool!’ or ‘What the hell?’ A fully rigid, coaster brake-equipped, 32-pound cruiser is a love or hate proposition. In truth, I had no idea which camp I belonged to before I threw a leg over the Klunker, but I was definitely intrigued.
Check out the Fox Mtb team having fun playing follow the leader on A-line / Crabapple at Crankworx featuring Fox team athletes in order: Josh Bryceland, Geatan Ruffin, Danny Hart, Stevie Smith, Mark Wallace, Andrew Neethling, Thibaut Ruffin, Marcelo Gutierrez, Tyler McCaul, Kirt Voreis, Nick Beer, Connor Fearon and Kyle Strait.
The latest issue of Bike just hit newsstands and is giving all other periodicals a serious inferiority complex. The issue is loaded with great features, outstanding columns from the likes of Mike Ferrentino and Kristin Butcher and reviews of Giant’s new Trance Advanced 27.5, Evil’s long-awaited Uprising, Yeti’s SB95c, Trek’s Lush 29 Sl and Specialized Rumor. Check it out.
At just 17 years old, Anthony Messere is the youngest rider competing in the 2013 Red Bull Rampage. What Messere lacks in sheer years, however, he makes up for in skill and style. Rampage also has a history of favoring youth–could this be Messere’s big year?
SecondBase Films recently released the teaser for “Arrival”. Produced by Anthill Films and directed by the Coastal Crew, the video highlights the riding of a crazy assortment of talents, including Logan Peat, Kyle Norbraten, Ryan Howard, Bernardo Cruz, Curtis Robinson, Matty Miles, Steve Smith, Mitch Ropelato, Dylan Dunkerton and Kenny Smith. The movie is set to be released in November of 2013.
The best international riders gathered at the Martin Söderström Invitational, a slopestyle/big air freestyle mountain bike event for the best action around town. Riders from the FMB World Tour and top Swedish riders battled it out in a head to head format where they had to jump over a 15-meter road gap.
The world may have gravitated towards lighter, sleeker, sexier shoes (and Five Ten, itself, will soon offer that flavor of Impact), but I’m stuck on these clunky, sticky moon boots. They’ll rot off of my feet before I give them up. Here’s why…