Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
Tasked with hunting down some of the wildest terrain our planet has to offer, Team InFocus had only one place in mind, Mt Etna. One of the world’s most active volanoes, the boys didn’t hold back in shredding the slopes of one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Here’s a taste of the upcoming video.
Red Bull’s new series, “The Guts Behind the Glory”, profiles riders that have made it to the professional downhill circuit through their passion and commitment to the sport they love. In this episode, New Zealand’s reveals what it’s taken for him to be competitive at the World Cup level.
Big changes are afoot at GT. Last week we showcased the new (2014) GT Force and Sensor all-mountain and trail bikes–both of which sport new linkage, lower bottom brackets, new geometries and, it probably goes without saying, 650b wheels. Here’s a short video from GT showcasing the all-mountain Force model.
I see that Trek has opened its popular Project One bike customization program to mountain bikes. The idea behind Project One is that Trek will build you a bike that is like no other on the planet.
I’m not a math guy and I’m sure some of the numbers folks out there can be a lot more specific (a.k.a correct) about the numbers, but my numbskull calculations put the possible universe of unique Trek Project One mountain bikes at about 33,780,000,060.
A ways back, I picked this red-anodized beauty as one of my all-time favorite pieces of gear, and with good reason. Feedback’s time-proven design is stable and holds up to constant abuse, yet the rugged stand folds down quickly into a remarkably compact and lightweight, 10.6-pound package.
Niner Bikes shot this video of the new Jet 9 in Brevard, North Carolina–the location of our 2011 Bible of Bike Tests, with the help from some of our friends at The Hub. Just watching it makes us miss Pisgah and the excellent town of Brevard.
Keith Bontrager changed the world of mountain biking more than a few times and he did it out of his own garage–making magic from the things he found in dumpsters. Keith Bontrager is one of cycling’s greatest, and most humble talents…. which is why we are putting him on a stage, tossing hundreds of questions at him (including your questions) and broadcasting the entire affair right here on bikemag.com, this Thursday June 20th at 10 A.M. (Pacific Standard Time).
A behind-the-scenes look at the R&D process Mavic employed to help create a new enduro-oriented wheel and tire combo–the CrossMax Enduro.