Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Off Track Podcast: Leogang World Cup

09.26.2013 //

Today, host Tristan Merrick, is joined by New Zealander DH talent, Wyn Masters, urbane man of mystery, Seb Kemp, and ace photographer, Sven Martin. On the table in today’s podcast? The final round of World Cup racing, the ascendency and future of one Stevie Smith and the many ways to bollocks up a good photo.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

09.25.2013 //

Goose Creek, BC

Tested: Specialized Air Tool MTB Floor Pump

09.25.2013 //

Specialized’s Air Tool MTB floor pump delivers serious blasts of air that quickly fill tires. Enough air to (as advertised) seat tubeless tires? Sometimes. We’d still recommend an air compressor for that job. For all others, however, the sturdy and stable Air Tool excels.

Exclusive: You Don’t Know…Brett Tippie

09.25.2013 //

Brett Tippie is famous for his skills on the bike, for the role he played in bringing freeride to the masses and for his infectious laugh and famously oversized sense of humor. All of that, however, is just scraping the surface of who Brett Tippie truly is. This is a look into the life of a man you only think you know.

Off Track Podcast: Hafjell World Cup

09.24.2013 //

Some of the best racers were knocked about like rag dolls in the Norwegian woods of Hafjell. This is the very race that changed the course of the season for a certain Canadian and one very bummed Brit. In short, this is a podcast worth tuning in to.

Video: Leogang’s Fierce 4X Action

09.24.2013 //

The 4X World Championships at Leogang looks to be a battle to the bitter end amongst the partisan crowd of the sport’s popular European heartland. The world’s fastest racers fought elbow-to-elbow for the right to call themselves ‘World Champion’ in Leogang, Austria with plenty of shocks and carnage expected along the way.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

09.24.2013 //

Behind the scenes in Zermatt, Switzerland

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

09.23.2013 //

Conrad Spring. Fernie, BC

Exclusive: The Real Trends from Interbike 2013

09.23.2013 //

Investigative reporter, Vernon Felton, travels to Las Vegas to shed light on the real trends emerging from Interbike 2013–the sudden and alarming decrease in “booth babe” populations, the 35 percent increase in “Bro-ing” amongst cycling industry insiders, the continuing decline in men sporting crazy facial hair and more.

Review: Truvativ BlackBox Athlete Series Bars

09.23.2013 //

Handlebars are extremely personal–everyone has a different take on the perfect width, amount of rise and backsweep, so what I like might not be what you need or want. What Truvativ’s Athlete Series has going for it, is that it offers you some more choices to find the bar that offers the best fit and feel for you.

Video: RockShox Game of Bike

09.23.2013 //

The third RockShox “Game of BIKE” features Aaron Chase versus Kyle Jameson. This time Chase takes the game to the mountain, challenging Kyle on the slopes of the Whistler Bike Park. Chase is 0 for 2 in the first two rounds, see if he can finally score the win.

News: All the Action from Leogang

09.22.2013 //

The fight for downhill dominance in 2013 all came down to this–the final round of World Cup racing in Leogang, Austria. It’d prove a particularly tight battle between Gee Atherton , so strong at the beginning of the season, and Stevie Smith, who’s been on a tear of late. Here’s the full video coverage of the race.

Video: The Guts Behind The Glory–Johannes Fischbach

09.22.2013 //

In this latest episode of The Guts Behind the Glory, Johannes Fischbach talks about the change to downhill racing and adapting to the different challenges it brings as well as his future aims in the sport.

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

09.22.2013 //

Mike Hopkins and Dylan Dunkerton. Coast, BC

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

09.21.2013 //

Garett Buehler. Kamloops, BC

Interbike Gallery: From the Tradeshow Floor–Day 3

09.21.2013 //

Sometimes to understand what something is, you have to see what it isn’t. This year Interbike is lacking the depth of weird inventions and pneumatic blonde booth babes that it has in the past. Is this a sign of the recession hitting entrepreneurial trailblazers, financial imperatives serving to separate the wheat from the chaff, or is it just that now every hopeful, desperate mastermind has focused their talents on e-bikes?

Exclusive: The Survivor’s Guide to Surviving Interbike

09.20.2013 //

Okay, so we’re at Interbike, the bike industry’s once a year chance (in the US, at least) to get together in one place, kick tires, take notes, tell lies, and see who has the worst new graphics. As with any trade show worth its salt, Interbike takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada and Vegas is therefore going to be the backdrop for this short, informative guide for how not to be a total chump at Interbike.

News: Blather from the Bowels of Interbike–Day 2

09.20.2013 //

Interbike 2013 rolls on and we’ve got more photos, more thoughts and more insights (well, more or less) on the latest trends and happenings bubbling up from the bowels of Vegas.

Video: Tour De Vegas

09.19.2013 //

Interbike is more than bikes and gear. It’s an experience: a mutant, sleep-deprived, mind-bending experience. Sorta like Las Vegas itself. We could slaughter a lot of nouns and verbs here in an attempt to summarize that experience, but we’d never do it justice…here’s a tour through some of the classic Vegas experiences–machine guns, porn super stores and all.

Gallery: From the Tradeshow Floor–Day 1

09.19.2013 //

Day one of Interbike 2013 kicked off today and while many of the Bike staff were sidetracked by the local sights and scenes, there was a bit of time to go and see the new products and bike-related weirdness on display.

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