Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
Making a good helmet these days is no simple task–that’s particularly true of enduro lids, which need to be light and breathe well, yet also need to offer a bit more coverage than your garden-variety, Swiss Cheese replica cross-country helmet. The Notch is Mavic’s recent addition to the market. Here are some thoughts after stinking this one up in Sedona.
Giant-sponsored rider Andi Wittmann takes us behind the scenes at the Nine Knights freeride contest and talks about an event that he helped create, as well as the setup on his Giant Glory that he rode at the 2013 Nine Knights event in Livigno, Italy.
Words and Photos by Natty and Trey Val-hal-la (noun) Norse mythology. Hall of Heroes. The hall in which Odin received the souls of slain heroes. A place of honor, glory or happiness: Heaven. As we would soon discover, the trail at Snowmass named Valhalla is indeed heaven on two wheels. When we found out that […]
Before we arrived at Snowmass we spoke a few times on the phone with one of the marketers. With a modest tone, She said, “we only have a few trails”. What she neglected to say is that one of the current three trails is worth riding 100 times over again.
Rain moved into the area on Wednesday evening and continued through the night, so Thursday’s practice at Red Bull Rampage was cancelled and the riders were forced to take a day off from the official competition schedule. Bad weather wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, however — watch the core of the sport in the video […]
This isn’t the first Rampage rodeo for Pierre, a.k.a. PEF. He firmly explains his build strategy this way: “You have to stay on Earth, not so much on the moon.” Although the characteristics of the dirt may suggest Rampage is on another planet, it is important to remember our human limitations. In summation: keep it […]
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.