Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

The Bakery: My Road to Rampage

10.31.2013 //

Take away the helicopter, the film crews, and the whole production of Red Bull Rampage and you would still have athletes hucking huge lines. While the sport may need the elevation of a corporate partnership to gain mass appeal and the sponsorships that come with it, the riders are here because they love what they do.

Video: All Day, Every Day

10.31.2013 //

Hardtails, mud, singletrack, epic, all-day pedal tests…if this video doesn’t make you want to head out for a ride, you have no heart at all.

Video: Combing Valparaiso’s Hills

10.31.2013 //

Here’s the second of the GoPro Hero3+ Adventure Series. In this episode, Aaron Chase, Brian Lopes and Chris Van Dine get lost in a maze of colorful urban streets. This is an ode to Valparaiso, Chile.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

10.30.2013 //

Goldbridge, BC

Video: Tyler McCaul POV Footage

10.30.2013 //

Tyler McCaul had a wild time at Rampage this year, cracking into the top five and having a blast in the process. His second run, which you can see above thanks to his on-board GoPro camera, pushed him even further up in the standings.

Video: Jerome Clementz and Ben Cruz on the 2014 Cannondale Trigger

10.30.2013 //

While Cannondale’s enduro racers Jerome Clementz and Ben Cruz have been storming the globe aboard Jekylls, they also have the lightweight Trigger platform to play with as well. Cannondale’s latest addition to that line is the is the 2014 Trigger 29 Carbon, which they’re thrashing on in this new video.

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

10.29.2013 //

Dylan Dunkerton and Curtis Robinson. Whistler, BC

Video/Gallery: The Narrows–All For One

10.29.2013 //

I had barely even had a chance to catch my breath from a contest trip in the U.S. when I got back to the Sunshine Coast and met up with my good friends from the Coastal Crew. They were getting ready to leave for Narrows Inlet that same evening, on a trip that would be one of the most unforgettable experiences of their lives. Here’s the story of what went down.

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Canyons Bike Park

10.29.2013 //

Excellent bike park trails a mere 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City? Canyons Resort bike park may not have the longest trails on earth, but what they have packs a serious punch. Here’s the ride report from the Heavy Pedal Tour’s stop in Park City, Utah.

Video: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Canyons Bike Park (Park City)

10.29.2013 //

Consider yourself warned: the trails at Canyons aren’t long, but they are jam-packed with features for all skill levels. Canyons is not afraid to challenge riders with sizeable gap jumps, drops, step ups, step downs and wall rides. Check out this video to see what we mean.

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Canyons Resort/Park City

10.29.2013 //

Finally, after six stops in “Colorful Colorado”, we were ready to leave the big- mountain state for slightly different terrain at Canyons Bike Park in Park City, Utah. Canyons was one of our favorite parks that we visited last year. The runs are short, but jam packed with well-built features. W

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

10.28.2013 //

Garett Buehler. Whistler, BC

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

10.27.2013 //

Richie Schley. Whistler, BC

Tested: Specialized EMT Pro MTB

10.27.2013 //

Specialized packed an impressive amount of tools into a lightweight (104 grams) and compact package. While we had one particular gripe with the tool, it’s a smart package on the whole. Here’s why.

News: Jared Graves’ Finale Ligure Race Journal

10.26.2013 //

Well, the 2013 season is in the history books. After last month’s World Championships, I spent almost six weeks back home getting into the swing of a normal life and routine. It was tough getting motivated for this weekend’s EWS in Finale Ligure…but really, I wanted nothing more than to finish off the year with a win.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

10.25.2013 //

Ryan Howard. Green River, Utah

Dirty Words: The Best Halloween Ever

10.25.2013 //

We’re on our bikes, laughing and flashing silently through the forest stinking of cheap beer and wood smoke. Halloween is over, but while the citizens lie snug in their bed, we glide through the night. Boo!

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

10.24.2013 //

Kurt Sorge. Longbeach, BC

The Bakery: My Mom’s New Bike

10.24.2013 //

One day I got a phone call that changed that attitude, a call that every bike industry worker fears receiving from their parents, “I found a bike at Walmart” and worse yet, “it has suspension stuff on the seat post so I think it must be really good.” The guilt hit me like a ton of bricks…

Video: Chromag Family Album Vol. 1

10.23.2013 //

Few companies enjoy a following like Chromag. Sure, the company makes smart components, but it’s more than that. There’s a kind of die-hard brand loyalty that is so often lacking in an industry that is often fixated on bling, techno-babble and fads. We spoke with filmmaker, Rupert Walker, on the release of this new Chromag video, aptly titled, “Family Album Volume 1″.

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