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Video: 2013 Downhill World Championships

09.02.2013 //

Greg Minnaar recently said that he only had one chance in his life to win the World Championships on his home turf and yesterday, Minnaar did just that. Check out his expression on the podium–it’s the kind of thing that makes grown men weepy.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

09.02.2013 //

Nick Quinn. Fruita, CO

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Keystone, Colorado

09.02.2013 //

We packed up the camper and left the sparkling dirt of Winter Park, Colorado and headed 30 miles north to the quaint, little mountain town of Granby Ranch, Colorado. Here’s what we found on our visit to Granby’s bike park.

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

09.01.2013 //

Brandon Semenuk. Coast, BC

Video: Specialized’s 2014 Camber

09.01.2013 //

The Camber has flown a bit under the radar since its debut a few years back, but that should change. For starters, it’s a damn good bike. For 2014, the Camber line finally gets Specialized’s full-zoot treatment: a pimped out, carbon S-Works version as well as a more aggressive “EVO” model. This video tells the story.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

08.31.2013 //

Garett Buehler. Kamloops, BC

Video: Life Behind Bars–Season Two, Episode Three

08.31.2013 //

Brandon Semenuk and the crew head to Whistler for opening weekend, putting in fun sessions on the trails and in the Air Dome. Watch as Intern loses a bet and is forced to don the bear suit and wander into line-drive golf shots on the driving range.

Video: Meet the Breck Epic

08.31.2013 //

Hit play and allow race director Mike McCormack to explain the Breck Epic: a six-day mountain bike stage race that covers 240 miles of trail in and around Breckenridge, Colorado.

Friday Five: Dogs

08.30.2013 //

Riding with a dog will improve your ride 76.4 percent. Probably. Here are five reasons why dogs definitely make the best riding partners.

Video: Greg Minnaar OneLife

08.30.2013 //

Who is Greg Minnaar? What are his roots? Why is Pietermaritzburg so pivotal in his success? And what is OneLife? The filmmakers attempt to answer these and other questions about the two-time Downhill World Champion and three-time World Cup Champion with this OneLife short.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

08.30.2013 //

Kurt Sorge. Page, Arizona

News: SRAM Releases X0 Hubs

08.30.2013 //

In a nod to the Secret antiperspirant ads from the 1970s (Strong enough for a man, but PH-balanced for a woman!), SRAM recently unveiled its new X0-level hub, which they claim is “light enough for XC, but strong enough for All-Mountain.”

News: Santa Cruz Unveils the “Bantam”

08.29.2013 //

Sharing the same geometry as the Solo, Santa Cruz Bicycles’s new Bantam model also rocks 27.5-inch wheels and five inches of travel, albeit in a single-pivot design. Here are the details.

The Bakery: Evictions and Heli Drops…Turning 40 as a Mountain Biker

08.29.2013 //

Kelli was 23 when she started mountain biking, 26 when she started racing and 40 when we hit the road to celebrate her milestone birthday with a few days of riding that included a heli-drop and an unplanned campsite eviction. A lot can change in seventeen years and as someone who works in the bike industry (Kelli and her husband run a mountain bike tour and instruction company) her identity is strongly tied to riding.

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Keystone

08.29.2013 //

The latest stop on the 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour? Keystone Resorts bike park–home to 100 miles of singletrack and some killer downhill trails. Check out this gallery from our trip.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

08.29.2013 //

Matt Hunter. Whistler, BC

News: Rocky Mountain Debuts 650b “Thunderbolt” Model

08.28.2013 //

Rocky Mountain Bicycles unveiled a new model today–the Thunderbolt–a bike that blurs the lines between cross-country efficiency and trail bike confidence. Or, to quote the press release, “When XC gets rowdy, the incredibly agile Thunderbolt shines…. At last, an XC bike dedicated as much to flowy singletrack as to punchy technical climbs.”

News: MRP Gets into Rear Suspension

08.28.2013 //

Mountain Racing Products has made big strides of late with greatly improved White Brothers suspension fork offerings and was already busy developing an air-sprung rear shock that will see duty on all-mountain/enduro-style bikes. The purchase of Elka Suspension, however, gives them immediate entry into the coil-sprung, gravity market.

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

08.28.2013 //

Brandon Dixon.Canmore, Alberta

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Granby Ranch, Colorado

08.28.2013 //

We packed up the camper and left the sparkling dirt of Winter Park, Colorado and headed 30 miles north to the quaint, little mountain town of Granby Ranch, Colorado. Here’s what we found on our visit to Granby’s bike park.

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