Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
“Ask a Founder” is Bike Magazine’s live broadcast series in which we invite pioneers from the cycling world to tell their story and answer your questions. Engineering guru, Keith Bontrager, recently gave us a glimpse into his life during a live broadcast on bikemag.com – Here’s a sample video and photo gallery from the event.
The BC Bike Race is ready to roll with a stacked roster of singletrack hounds salivating at the mouth to get out and race the ‘Ultimate Singletrack Experience’. Over the course of the race week, competitors will cover some 217 miles, 25,000 feet of climbing and more than 75 percent of those miles will be on single track–a fact that sets the BC Bike Race apart from a good many marathon-style races.
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.