Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

News: SRAM Releases X0 Hubs

08.30.2013 //

In a nod to the Secret antiperspirant ads from the 1970s (Strong enough for a man, but PH-balanced for a woman!), SRAM recently unveiled its new X0-level hub, which they claim is “light enough for XC, but strong enough for All-Mountain.”

News: Santa Cruz Unveils the “Bantam”

08.29.2013 //

Sharing the same geometry as the Solo, Santa Cruz Bicycles’s new Bantam model also rocks 27.5-inch wheels and five inches of travel, albeit in a single-pivot design. Here are the details.

The Bakery: Evictions and Heli Drops…Turning 40 as a Mountain Biker

08.29.2013 //

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.

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Keystone

08.29.2013 //

The latest stop on the 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour? Keystone Resorts bike park–home to 100 miles of singletrack and some killer downhill trails. Check out this gallery from our trip.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

08.29.2013 //

Matt Hunter. Whistler, BC

News: Rocky Mountain Debuts 650b “Thunderbolt” Model

08.28.2013 //

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.”

News: MRP Gets into Rear Suspension

08.28.2013 //

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.

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

08.28.2013 //

Brandon Dixon.Canmore, Alberta

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Granby Ranch, Colorado

08.28.2013 //

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.

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories–Episode 8

08.27.2013 //

After Racing in Colorado, Jerome and his friends drove around Utah and Colorado, saw what the region had to offer, met local legend Greg Herbold and, of course, rode the hell out of their bikes. Some great footage in here of Moab’s Whole Enchilada trail, the Slickrock playground and more. Road trip, anyone?

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

08.27.2013 //

Robbie Bourdon. Luna Mesa, UT

News: Jared Graves’ Val D’Isere Race Journal

08.27.2013 //

By Jared Graves Mentally, Round 6 was one of the toughest weekends of my life. Since racing the Val d’Isere World Cup downhill here last year, I have been looking forward to coming back. The town of Val d’Isere is so cool and the surrounding mountains provide beautiful views; the kind that make you stop […]

Blog: Adventure Journal’s Literary Test

08.26.2013 //

Ernest Hemingway and Jon Krakauer– two titans of adventure literature who are rarely considered birds of a feather, but as Adventure Journal’s test illustrates, actually sound a hell of a lot like one another when you get right down to it. Can you tell which is which? Take the test.

News: Clementz and Chausson Take 6th Round of Enduro World Series

08.26.2013 //

The Enduro World Series is heading into the final stretch with Jerome Clementz and Anne Caroline Chausson winning the sixth round event at Val D’Isere, France. Here’s a snapshot of the results and, of course, a video showcasing the action.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

08.25.2013 //

Brage Vestavik. Hafjell, Norway.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

08.25.2013 //

Seb Kemp. Nepal.

Video: The Bus–A Journey Up North

08.25.2013 //

The Bus: A Journey Up North, is a story of some good friends doing what they do best; having fun, adventuring, and sending it on mountain bikes and kayaks. With the idea to run the bus to be more economical as well as environmentally friendly, the friends converted the school bus to run off waste vegetable oil. The trip turns out to be nothing short of the trip of a lifetime.

Video: Big Moments from Crankworx’s Big Event

08.24.2013 //

Pushing the boundaries of slopestyle mountain biking once again, Red Bull Joyride descended the Whistler Mountain Bike Park today as the exhilarating, gravity-defying anchor event of the Crankworx Whistler Festival.

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

08.24.2013 //

John Simkins. Provo, Utah.

Video: Learning from the Master

08.24.2013 //

Aaron Gwin, he of world championship fame and ridiculous downhill speed, joined the rest of Mammoth’s ODI development Team for a skills camp at Mammoth Mountain last weekend. Aaron and the crew threw down all weekend. Gwin, for his part, imparting his Yoda-like wisdom of the Way of the Roost upon the lucky grooms. Here’s some footage of the resulting radness.

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