Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 4X World Championships at Leogang looks to be a battle to the bitter end amongst the partisan crowd of the sport’s popular European heartland. The world’s fastest racers fought elbow-to-elbow for the right to call themselves ‘World Champion’ in Leogang, Austria with plenty of shocks and carnage expected along the way.
Investigative reporter, Vernon Felton, travels to Las Vegas to shed light on the real trends emerging from Interbike 2013–the sudden and alarming decrease in “booth babe” populations, the 35 percent increase in “Bro-ing” amongst cycling industry insiders, the continuing decline in men sporting crazy facial hair and more.
Handlebars are extremely personal–everyone has a different take on the perfect width, amount of rise and backsweep, so what I like might not be what you need or want. What Truvativ’s Athlete Series has going for it, is that it offers you some more choices to find the bar that offers the best fit and feel for you.
The third RockShox “Game of BIKE” features Aaron Chase versus Kyle Jameson. This time Chase takes the game to the mountain, challenging Kyle on the slopes of the Whistler Bike Park. Chase is 0 for 2 in the first two rounds, see if he can finally score the win.
The fight for downhill dominance in 2013 all came down to this–the final round of World Cup racing in Leogang, Austria. It’d prove a particularly tight battle between Gee Atherton , so strong at the beginning of the season, and Stevie Smith, who’s been on a tear of late. Here’s the full video coverage of the race.
In this latest episode of The Guts Behind the Glory, Johannes Fischbach talks about the change to downhill racing and adapting to the different challenges it brings as well as his future aims in the sport.