Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
The Yeti SB66c has been called a “quiver-killer”. Of course, that’s been said of a lot of bikes, but is there another ultra-light, six pound all mountain bike that has been raced to a World Cup DH podium? Nope. The Yeti SB66c is a rare bike, no doubt about it–light and efficient enough to tackle all-day climbs, yet capable of smoothing the ugliest lines on technical descents.
Wet, brutal…the rain hit the ground hard in Hafjell on Sunday and so did a hell of a lot of good riders. Here’s a snapshot of the carnage, the sorrow and the glory in yesterday’s round of World Cup DH racing. Here, in short, are the Hafjell highlights.
Just when you thought trials riding was impressive, but not terribly relevant to actually getting out and riding trails, Chris Akrigg comes out with this video that shows just how much better your daily ride could be if you had half of the man’s skills. A very cool video.
Martyn Ashton, international mountain bike trials legend, suffered a life-changing injured during a trials demo on September 1st. Here’s the update on Ashton’s status and current plans for the future.
Steve Peat along with #allthelads take you own a flat-out run down the 2013 Hafjell world cup track.
The pits at races are full of campers and RV’s, kids and family pets, general chaos and parents who look around and exclaim “I wouldn’t change this for the world.” The scene is more National Lampoon than Norman Rockwell, but the opportunity to travel as a family and be inspired by their children’s commitment to a sport is all the reward needed to balance a parent’s devotion.
Rocky Mountain’s athletes enjoy traveling all over the world to ride their bikes in unique, beautiful locations, but sometimes there’s something to be said for staying home–or at least staying on your home trails. This is a “stay cation” that most of us would kill to do.
Today, Off Track host, Tristan Merrick, is joined by Joey Schusler–racer, all-around bad-ass adventurer and (we don’t know how he does it) full-time “desk jockey” at Yeti Cycles. Schusler gives his insights on the action at Worlds, Joey’s own performances this year, life at Yeti Cycles and much more.
It’s been ages since Manitou had a fork that could go toe-to-toe with anything from Fox, RockShox or Marzocchi. That’s changed now with the debut of the Mattoc–a fork that borrows DH technology from the famed Dorado and squeezes it into a lightweight, single-crown package.
This short film by Liam Mullany explores the family history of Bas and Tom van Steenbergen, touches on how the brothers’ sibling rivalry has shaped them into the riders they are today, and showcases their diverse skills as riders.