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Video: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Aspen (Snowmass)

10.14.2013 //

Before we arrived at Snowmass we spoke a few times on the phone with one of the marketers. With a modest tone, She said, “we only have a few trails”. What she neglected to say is that one of the current three trails is worth riding 100 times over again.

Video: Could You Do This When You Were 10?

10.13.2013 //

What were you doing at age 10? Here’s 10-Year old Seth Sherlock, absolutely owning Squamish B.C.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

10.13.2013 //

24 Hours of Adrenaline. Alberta, Canada

Video: Rampage Rain Day – Paul Basagoitia

10.12.2013 //

A longtime veteran of the mountain bike competition scene, Paul Bass returns for his second Red Bull Rampage, giving us a very candid view of what…

Video: Rampage Rain Day Turns Into Super Session

10.12.2013 //

Rain moved into the area on Wednesday evening and continued through the night, so Thursday’s practice at Red Bull Rampage was cancelled and the riders were forced to take a day off from the official competition schedule. Bad weather wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, however — watch the core of the sport in the video

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

10.11.2013 //

Brett Rheeder. Red Bull Rampage 2012

Video: Pierre Edouard Ferry: Red Bull Rampage 2013 Day 2

10.11.2013 //

This isn’t the first Rampage rodeo for Pierre, a.k.a. PEF. He firmly explains his build strategy this way: “You have to stay on Earth, not so much on the moon.” Although the characteristics of the dirt may suggest Rampage is on another planet, it is important to remember our human limitations. In summation: keep it

Video: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Vail

10.11.2013 //

On the road again! This time we stopped off at Vail, Colorado’s bike park. We went there last year and decided, since we were passing through the area, we’d give it another go.

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Vail

10.11.2013 //

We expect big things to come from Vail in the near future. Vail has a lot of potential for amazing trails. With the right people on board, it can only get better!

Video: Red Bull Rampage 2013: Athletes Dig In on Day One

10.09.2013 //

The official Red Bull Rampage build team — onsite for weeks ahead of the event installing a few select features and handling some of the bigger build projects — has officially handed the shovels over to the athletes themselves. Each rider is scouting their own line according to their individual skills and style, and the

Video: Red Bull Rampage 2013: Day One with Kelly McGarry

10.09.2013 //

New Zealand’s Kelly McGarry is on site for his fourth Rampage event, and he has unfinished business. McGarry came into Rampage 2012 with his sights set on sailing over the canyon gap. Unfortunately, a broken leg forced him to pull out of the competition. He’s back now, fully healthy and focused on creating a line that will take him to the canyon gap. Follow him in this video on the first day of building to see what it takes to compete at the world’s only big-mountain freeride event.

Tested: Transition Klunker

10.09.2013 //

Chances are, you’re looking at this bike right now and thinking either ‘cool!’ or ‘What the hell?’ A fully rigid, coaster brake-equipped, 32-pound cruiser is a love or hate proposition. In truth, I had no idea which camp I belonged to before I threw a leg over the Klunker, but I was definitely intrigued.

Exclusive: The Brake that Changed Everything

10.09.2013 //

The Hayes Mag brought better braking to the masses….and changed the world of mountain bikes

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

10.09.2013 //

Luke Stevens. Fernie, BC

Video: Fox MTB Presents | Follow The Leader A- Line/ Crabapple

10.09.2013 //

Check out the Fox Mtb team having fun playing follow the leader on A-line / Crabapple at Crankworx featuring Fox team athletes in order: Josh Bryceland, Geatan Ruffin, Danny Hart, Stevie Smith, Mark Wallace, Andrew Neethling, Thibaut Ruffin, Marcelo Gutierrez, Tyler McCaul, Kirt Voreis, Nick Beer, Connor Fearon and Kyle Strait.

News: Latest Issue of Bike Hits Newsstands. World Rocked.

10.08.2013 //

The latest issue of Bike just hit newsstands and is giving all other periodicals a serious inferiority complex. The issue is loaded with great features, outstanding columns from the likes of Mike Ferrentino and Kristin Butcher and reviews of Giant’s new Trance Advanced 27.5, Evil’s long-awaited Uprising, Yeti’s SB95c, Trek’s Lush 29 Sl and Specialized Rumor. Check it out.

News Of The Tweet: Silencing The Mutes

10.08.2013 //

If a tree falls in the forest, does anyone even care? Pondering the nature of the Internet, the value of social media and the role of this very column.

Video: En Route to Rampage with Anthony Messere

10.08.2013 //

At just 17 years old, Anthony Messere is the youngest rider competing in the 2013 Red Bull Rampage. What Messere lacks in sheer years, however, he makes up for in skill and style. Rampage also has a history of favoring youth–could this be Messere’s big year?

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

10.08.2013 //

Thomas Vanderham. Utah

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