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Video: Red Bull Rampage 2013: Athletes Dig In on Day One

10.09.2013 //

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 […]

Video: Red Bull Rampage 2013: Day One with Kelly McGarry

10.09.2013 //

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.

Tested: Transition Klunker

10.09.2013 //

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.

Exclusive: The Brake that Changed Everything

10.09.2013 //

The Hayes Mag brought better braking to the masses….and changed the world of mountain bikes

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

10.09.2013 //

Luke Stevens. Fernie, BC

Video: Fox MTB Presents | Follow The Leader A- Line/ Crabapple

10.09.2013 //

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.

News: Latest Issue of Bike Hits Newsstands. World Rocked.

10.08.2013 //

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.

News Of The Tweet: Silencing The Mutes

10.08.2013 //

If a tree falls in the forest, does anyone even care? Pondering the nature of the Internet, the value of social media and the role of this very column.

Video: En Route to Rampage with Anthony Messere

10.08.2013 //

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?

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

10.08.2013 //

Thomas Vanderham. Utah

Video: Arrival

10.07.2013 //

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.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

10.07.2013 //

Andreas Hestler and Thomas Vanderham. Patagonia, Argentina.

Video: Will Kyle Strait Repeat at Rampage?

10.06.2013 //

After witnessing Strait attack this all-natural amphitheater, it’s apparent he has one goal in mind: best his performance last year and walk away with the glory of becoming the first repeat Red Bull Rampage winner.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

10.06.2013 //

Richie Schley. Whistler, BC

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

10.05.2013 //

Matt Hunter. Whistler, BC<

Video: Big Air at the Martin Söderström Invitational

10.05.2013 //

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.

Long-Term Test: Five Ten Impact High

10.04.2013 //

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…

Video: SRAM X01–All For One Teaser

10.04.2013 //

“All For One” documents The Coastal Crew and Logan Peat on an adventure into a previously unridden corner of British Columbia’s West Coast. Stay tuned for the short film, coming late October.

Video: The Making of NotBad

10.04.2013 //

We’ve covered Anthill Films’ NotBad several times on this site. There’s a reason for that–it’s a hell of a movie. What did it take to actually produce NotBad? This video is the answer to that question.

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