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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.

News: Rocky Mountain Launches Carbon Instinct 29er

07.01.2013 //

Rocky Mountain Bicycles just unveiled the 2014 Rocky Mountain Instinct MSL: a massively versatile rig that’ll satisfy both marathon-style racers and more aggressive trail riders. We got our chance to test that claim when we pedaled the new Instinct MSL on a network of trails criss-crossing the North Shore’s famous Mt. Seymour.

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

07.01.2013 //

Kyle Norbraten, Fernie, BC

Tested: Osprey Zealot 16

06.30.2013 //

Thirty-eight years in the trade have clearly taught the designers at Osprey a thing or two about making packs, because the Zealot 16—their 976-cubic-inch dump truck of a hydration pack—is the king of comfort. Go ahead, load the Zealot with 100 ounces of water, body armor, a full-face helmet, tools and any other creature comforts—the one thing you won’t feel is a pain in the back.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

06.30.2013 //

Wade Simmons. Squamish, BC

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

06.29.2013 //

Eric Porter. Midway, UT

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories with Jerome Clementz

06.29.2013 //

What’s it like to live with Jerome Clementz? Chances are, you never asked yourself that. Well, this video tells the story and if you dig the nouns, verbs and past participles…well, Jerome’s better half, Pauline, shares her thoughts on the experience.

News: Big Mountain Enduro, Crested Butte, Begins

06.29.2013 //

The second stop of the Big Mountain Enduro Series begins today in Crested Butte, Colorado. Big mountains, amazing singletrack and, yes, those wildflowers Crested Butte is famous for, should all be on the menu this weekend.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

06.28.2013 //

Vishnu Matepi. Oahu, Hawaii

Video/Gallery: Keith Bontrager–Bike Mag’s “Ask a Founder” Remix

06.28.2013 //

“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 – Here’s a sample video and photo gallery from the event.

Video: Chasing Trail with Kenny Smith

06.27.2013 //

Kenny Smith does things on a mountain bike that no one else does. He finds possibilities in places where no one else even looks. Bigger, steeper, faster—that’s his style.

News: BC Bike Race Poised to Begin

06.27.2013 //

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.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

06.27.2013 //

Nick Quinn. Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

06.26.2013 //

Trond G Hansen. Åre, Sweden

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

06.25.2013 //

Seb Kemp and Hannah Barnes. Cumberland, BC

Video: Into the Dirt of… Mt Etna (the Trailer)

06.25.2013 //

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.

Video: A Couple’s Ride

06.24.2013 //

Quite possibly the funniest video of the year. No–wait–definitely the funniest video of the year. Just watch it….you’ll see.

Video: The Guts Behind The Glory–Wyn Masters

06.24.2013 //

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.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

06.24.2013 //

Reg Mullett. Kananaskis, AB

Video: GT’s 2014 Force All-Mountain Bike

06.23.2013 //

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.

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