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Video: Hard-Tales 2

07.11.2013 //

Frank “Schneidi” Schneider rides his new 2013 NICOLAI Argon AM – equipped with the Gates Carbon Drive system – on a hidden Singletrack that seems perfect for fast and funny hardtail action!

Feature: Jared Graves’ EWS #3 Rider Journal

07.10.2013 //

It was all going well, when I saw my whole stage go down the drain. The course tape had been completely broken at the end of a long fast, steep straight. Pretty quickly, I realized that I had missed a corner… I knew I had lost probably a minute or more, and I was fuming!

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

07.10.2013 //

Garett Buehler. Kamloops, BC

News: iXS Debuts “New Trail RS” Enduro-Style Helmet

07.10.2013 //

With the “Trail RS” iXS presents a new helmet that has been developed in cooperation with freeride legend Richie Schley.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

07.09.2013 //

Joey Foresta. Park City, UT

Feature: BC Bike Race–Squamish and Whistler

07.09.2013 //

What seemed like an insane number of miles and elevation gain a week ago are now over and done—a figure on our cyclocomputers, an accomplishment achieved, a shiny buckle at the center of our waists.

Video: “Giant Sabotages Shabby Bikes” Campaign

07.09.2013 //

In an inspired turn, Giant Bicycles takes a page out of the Sabotage-era Beastie Boys book with this smart video.

Video: Into the Dirt of Mount Etna

07.09.2013 //

Would you ride a bike down one of the world’s most active volcanoes? These guys would.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

07.08.2013 //

Wade Simmons. North Shore, Vancouver

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

07.07.2013 //

Stephen Matthews. Whistler, BC

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

07.06.2013 //

Evan Schwartz. Slocan, BC

Feature: BC Bike Race–The Sunshine Coast

07.05.2013 //

The propeller on our float plane slowly works itself up to speed. In seconds, we’re airborne. The plane banks and we see Puget Sound, countless islands and towering peaks stretching away in every direction. It’s so pretty, a blind man would take a picture if he had an camera in hand.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

07.05.2013 //

Darcy Turenne. Åre, Sweden

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

07.04.2013 //

Seb Kemp. Nepal.

The Bakery: Can You Keep a Secret?

07.04.2013 //

Much like we fight aging, we try to fight the natural life of a secret trail. We want to keep it pristine and untouched, we want to keep the loam and keep it exclusive. But it won’t last and it shouldn’t last.

Feature: BC Bike Race–Powell River

07.03.2013 //

You look at the schematic of each day’s course in your handy Racer Handbook and you mentally gear yourself up for the punishment ahead. Some days are obviously brutal—with jagged peak after jagged peak and humbling mileage and elevation gains. Today, however, looked like a piece of cake by comparison: 30 miles and 2,500 feet of climbing. A long ride, but not nearly as hard as the first two days or the following four. But then…sometimes appearances can be deceiving.

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

07.03.2013 //

Josh Rhea & Drew Mcqueen. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Feature: BC Bike Race–Campbell River

07.02.2013 //

Stage two of the BC Bike Race began and finished in Campbell River. The race rolled to a gentle start with a middle-ring fireroad climb before funneling riders onto Box Lunch, a trail that alternates from steep descent to rolling traverse, but is always technical. There are off camber roots, really sharp rocks that you must power up and attack. Riders flailed about in their stiff soled shoes for several miles, doing a lot more stumbling than riding. By the time racers hit the first rest zone, many of them had that hollow-eyed, walking-dead look.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

07.02.2013 //

Cindy Koo, Hornby Island, BC

Feature: BC Bike Race Stage 1–Cumberland

07.01.2013 //

The first wave of racers takes off, fittingly, to the gentle strains of Guns ‘n Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle.” The first dozen or so kilometers are a fairly gentle introduction to BC riding—velvety singletrack that rolls and weaves through dark forests. The first hour or so, however, is also a constant congo line of squealing disc brakes, muttered curses and cries of “Sorry!.” Nerves are still high. Racers from dry climes are quickly learning that there’s a slimy root just waiting to take them out every few feet of trail.

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