Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Video: Megavalanche–It’s French for “Holy Cr*p!”

07.20.2013 //

Here’s a 15-minute documentary on the annual Megavalanche in Alpe d’Huez, France. A couple hundred racers bombing down a glacier and descending nearly 9,000 feet through handlebar-high ruts, rocks, slush, ice and general mayhem–the Megavalanche is always riveting to watch.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

07.20.2013 //

Brandon Semenuk. Monterey, CA

Exclusive: You Don’t Know…Mark Weir

07.19.2013 //

Mark Weir is an icon. He’s the tough man of modern mountain biking. The grimacing guy, charging down an ugly stretch of trail at ungodly speeds. The guy who kept pronouncing The Coming of Enduro long before anyone even took the notion seriously. Mark Weir, however, is a hell of a lot more complicated–and interesting–than any and all of that.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

07.19.2013 //

Eric Porter. Park City, UT

Video: BC Bike Race Wrap Up

07.18.2013 //

What was the BC Bike Race all about, really? This video tells the story and then some…

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

07.18.2013 //

Matt Hunter and Tristan Merrick. Whistler, BC

Video: Barred for Life #2 Teaser–Garett Buehler Segment

07.18.2013 //

Here’s Garett Buehler’s segment from Barred For Life 2, brought to you by Joystick and SR Suntour.

News: Trek Debuts 650b Models

07.17.2013 //

Today, Trek announced that they will soon also offer 650b versions of the Remedy and the Slash. In total there will be six 650b Remedy models and three 650b Slash models. Here’s the story.

Video: Vino Velo–Scandinavian Video Challenge

07.17.2013 //

Another great video–this one the work of talented videographer, Callum Jelley–from the Scandinavian Video Challenge. Enjoy.

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

07.17.2013 //

Ian Morrison. Whistler, BC

News: Shimano Announces Caption Contest

07.17.2013 //

Shimano is launching a photo caption contest to give one lucky winner a coveted race entry to experience the Downieville Classic’s All-Mountain Challenge, as well as choice Shimano mountain bike components, fishing products and swag.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

07.16.2013 //

Riley McIntosh. Slocan, BC

Video: Cotic Steel City Media Racing

07.16.2013 //

Chay and Josh show us their kit.

Video: Darcy Turenne’s “The Moments Between”

07.15.2013 //

Darcy Turenne’s new video, The Moments Between, won Best Cinematography and was runner-up for Best Film at the candinavian Video Challenge. Check out the video to see why.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

07.15.2013 //

Mike Hopkins, Kyle Norbraten and Curtis Robinson. Sunshine Coast, BC

News: Rocky Mountain Launches Altitude Rally Edition

07.15.2013 //

Today, Rocky Mountain announced the debut of their new, enduro-oriented Altitude Rally Edition model. There are, in fact, two Rally Edition 650b bikes, both of which sport “race-tuned” suspension, 1×10 drivetrains, DH-width bars and burlier wheels.

Previewed: Truvativ BlackBox Stevie Smith bars

07.15.2013 //

Steve Smith’s signature bar is high and out in front, giving him ultimate control. His signature 780-millimeter downhill bar features a 30-millimeter rise, which keeps his hands forward, his head up and his eyes focused.

Video: Curtis Keene shreds some of BC’s best trails

07.14.2013 //

On a break between Enduro World Series races, California-based Curtis Keene took a trip up to western Canada with his Specialized Enduro 29 for a sampling of the area’s well-known trails. While all the hype these days is focused on 650b, this is the bike that still suggests that there’s still plenty of potential to design long-travel 29ers that defy conventional thinking.

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

07.13.2013 //

Vin Quenneville. Moab, Utah.

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