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Tested: Maxxis Ardent 2.4 x 29

09.04.2013 //

While the Ardent lacks the absolutely tenacious bite that’s made the Minion a favorite, this tire rolls a whole lot faster, weighs a whole lot less and is pretty outstanding in both wet and dry conditions. This, right here, is one of the best, unsung tires on the market.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

09.04.2013 //

Seb Kemp. Nepal.

Video: Scott Markewitz’s Deep Summer Slideshow

09.04.2013 //

Scott Markewitz has more mountain biking covers to his credit than any photographer alive and is always a threat in any kind of contest involving F-stops and action. This is the final entry from the 2013 Deep Summer Challenge and it was one of the most hooted and hollered for slideshows at the contest. Enjoy.

Video: More from the World Championships in Pietermaritzburg

09.03.2013 //

Just in case you didn’t happen to hop, skip and jump your way around the globe to catch the World Championships in South Africa, here’s a full replay of the men’s and women’s downhill finals in Pietermaritzburg.

Gallery: Mongolia Bike Challenge–Stage 1

09.03.2013 //

Stage One of the GENCO Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea was a 120-kilometer (74.5-mile) loop from the Genghis Khan Statue in Tuv Province with a groan-inducing 3,000 meters (9.842 feet) of climbing. The heat of the Mongolian sun combined with the seemingly endless short steep climbing sections made for a hell of a first day. Here’s a race report and photo gallery from the steppes of Mongolia.

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

09.03.2013 //

Josh Rhea and Indy. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Gallery: Mongolia Bike Challenge–Getting There

09.02.2013 //

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.

Video: 2013 Downhill World Championships

09.02.2013 //

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.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

09.02.2013 //

Nick Quinn. Fruita, CO

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Keystone, Colorado

09.02.2013 //

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.

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

09.01.2013 //

Brandon Semenuk. Coast, BC

Video: Specialized’s 2014 Camber

09.01.2013 //

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.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

08.31.2013 //

Garett Buehler. Kamloops, BC

Video: Life Behind Bars–Season Two, Episode Three

08.31.2013 //

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.

Video: Meet the Breck Epic

08.31.2013 //

Hit play and allow race director Mike McCormack to explain the Breck Epic: a six-day mountain bike stage race that covers 240 miles of trail in and around Breckenridge, Colorado.

Friday Five: Dogs

08.30.2013 //

Riding with a dog will improve your ride 76.4 percent. Probably. Here are five reasons why dogs definitely make the best riding partners.

Video: Greg Minnaar OneLife

08.30.2013 //

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.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

08.30.2013 //

Kurt Sorge. Page, Arizona

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.

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