Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
Most Buyer’s Guides suck–they’re little more than catalog copy rolled into a “special issue”. That blows. Which is why we do it very differently at Bike Magazine. For our Bible of Bike Tests, we take some of the most promising bikes and gear, and we actually flog the hell out of it on some of the best trails in the world. Here’s a peek at the groundbreaking issue that will soon be hitting newsstands.
Top-notch skills instructors to spread “the Sisterhood of Shred” at Portland’s Lumberyard indoor mountain bike park from January 25-27th. Register now.
In a music industry that supposedly promotes creativity, but mainly promotes straight-ahead outfits, both Rush and Primus stood out as unapologetically unique. Which also explains why so many people either love or hate those bands. Not a lot of middle ground here.
Specialized has been documenting Cole Seely during the off-season while he puts in work on the bike, at the test track and in the gym to prepare for the West Coast Lites season.
We have to get used to the fact that Twitter and other social media platforms will form powerful means for information transfer, but we have to make sure that we aren’t losing anything in the process.
Riding hardtails seemed like going to church and feeling good about having kneeled in a pew for an hour. My first good full suspension bike, by contrast, felt like having sex. I soon stopped riding hardtails altogether…but Klunking has me reconsidering my past.
The 29er Instinct has a lot in common with the latest Altitude. Obviously, it shares the Element and Altitude’s basic frame design. Less apparent, but just as important, the Instinct 29er also boasts “RIDE-9”: a shock mount containing two interlocking chips that enable you to significantly customize the bike’s geometry and rear suspension behavior.