Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

09.29.2013 //

Kyle Norbraten. Oregon

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

09.28.2013 //

Garett Buehler. Kamloops, BC

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories–Episode 9

09.28.2013 //

Summer was hot, dry and sunny… well not anymore! Heading to Austria for the Overmountain challenge, the team faces a hell of a week. But even if we haven’t see the sun, Ischgl’s area is so amazing that we still rode all week and loved spending time in the mountain there.

Video: This Is Peaty–Season 2, Episode 6

09.28.2013 //

World Champs in Pietermaritzburg was always going to be a special race… With a fast and extremely dry track, both speed and nerves were at maximum for the whole Syndicate. The following 2 days saw some moto carnage with all the lads, including Stevie Smith and Nick Beer, before heading to the worlds largest gorge swing!

News: Sun Valley After The Fires

09.27.2013 //

You may have heard about Sun Valley’s recent devastating fire. The surprising news–things aren’t as bad as they seem and there’s still plenty of riding to be had there–right now. Bike Magazine’s Agony Aunt and Sun Valley trail hound, Greg “Chopper” Randolph, fills us in on why that’s true.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

09.27.2013 //

Katie Holden. Whistler, BC

Video: 2014 Devinci Troy Carbon

09.27.2013 //

Devinci came blasting out of the gates recently with the Troy–a 27.5 (650b)-version of their Split Pivot design, all wrapped up in a 5.5-inch (140-millimeter) travel package. Here are the details on the new bike.

News: Red Bull Reboots Rampage Coverage

09.27.2013 //

This year Red Bull is pulling out the stops in an attempt to make the average person watching Rampage from home (or work) feel like they’re closer to it all. “Enhanced” is the adjective being used to describe the viewing experience for 2013 and that’s actually pretty accurate. Here are some of the new features that’ll make watching Rampage from your couch a considerably cooler affair.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

09.26.2013 //

Graham Agassiz. Kamloops, BC

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.

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