Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

November 2013

09.30.2013 //

NOVEMBER 2013 ISSUE AFGHANISTAN It’s Not What You Think WILD & WOOLY An attempt to tame the challenging trails of West Virginia TRAIL TESTED Giant Trance Advanced 27.5, Evil Uprising, Specialized Rumor, Trek Lush & Yeti SB66c

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Crested Butte, Colorado

09.30.2013 //

Our third day in Crested Butte was beautiful, and the trails were perfectly tacky. Only the threatening thunder had us on our toes. We rode for the whole day. Breaking only to enjoy the wild raspberries and strawberries growing all over the mountain.

Video: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Crested Butte

09.30.2013 //

The Heavy Pedal Tour rolls into Crested Butte, Colorado only to find the kind of rain and cold that they’d hoped they’d left behind in the Pacific Northwest. Sticking out the storm, however, proved the right choice because on the third day, the sun came out, the trails were perfectly tacky and the trails were great. Check out the video.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

09.30.2013 //

Luke Stevens. Fernie, BC

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Crested Butte

09.30.2013 //

What did Crested Butte have in store for the Heavy Pedal Tour? Some rain, some thunder…and (eventually) enough sunshine to make for some perfect Colorado riding. Here’s a photo gallery to prove it.

Video: Calm Before the Storm

09.29.2013 //

Who’s going to win the Red Bull Rampage on October 13th? How the hell would we know? Rampage is big, scary and unpredictable all rolled up into one crazy event, so you’re guess is as good as ours. Red Bull, however, has put together a new series that gives you something to chew on between now and Rampage. In this episode of the new “Road to the Rampage” we take a look at Tyler McCaul, Kurt Sorge and Darren Berrecloth as they plot their approach to the big event.

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.

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