Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
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).
Whitefish Bike Park opens today with lift-served access to new trails Kashmir and Freebird. Kashmir is two-thirds of the way completed with rideable sections near the Notch, and then from the top of Chair 2 down. You can catch it as in interweaves with the Summit Trail. Freebird, the most advanced new trail on the mountain, is completely open.
Commentator Tristan Merrick hosts a rabble of some of the smartest, sagest, wittiest personalities in the cycling world as they churn over the latest happenings in the world of racing. Who killed it at the latest World Cup or Enduro World Series event? Who’s primed to come out of nowhere and lay the pimp hand down on this week’s competition? What’s up with fanny packs these days? Merrick and company lay down the truth in each week’s Off Track podcast.
Singletrack Deficit Disorder (STDD) is a highly dangerous and almost virulent condition that affects thousands of Americans and Canadians every day. Science is also showing it to exist in the four corners of the globe. We have taken a close look at this condition and in this video, episode 1 of the Sun Valley Remedy, we look back at the origin of STDD.
Avid recently debuted the BB7S–a sleeker and slightly lighter version of the long-enduring BB7 mechanical disc brake. While its been ages since mechanical disc brakes were an apples-to-apples alternative to hydraulic discs in the mountain biking arena, mechanical disc brakes still make sense for cyclocross bikes, commuters and folks with phobias involving hydraulic fluids.
Of all the bikes in our gear-guide issue, we had the toughest time pinning GT’s Distortion 2.0 to a specific category.The Distortion presents an interesting departure from the standard trail-bike formula—with surprisingly fun results.
Noah Sears and Nick Simcik put the new White Brothers “Brototype” enduro fork to the test on a seldom used, dusty backcountry descent.
Rocky Mountain-area riders will soon have another place to ride this season as Jackson Hole Bike Park reopens for daily riding on June 15th. This video shows off what’s in store.