Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
Erik Peterson is a photographer who spends summers at home in Canada and lives the rest of each year in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Erik is currently documenting the 2013 Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea and is sharing the story with us this week. Today’s gallery documents the simple challenge of getting to the race itself—no small feat when you’re traveling from Uzbekistan to China and into the heart of Mongolia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.