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Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review – Specialized Status II

06.03.2013 //

Specialized’s Status II is one of the most affordable DH bikes on the market, but it’s not just a bargain—it’s a phenomenal bike at any price.

Tested: Park Tool Team Issue Repair Stand

06.03.2013 //

While the Team Issue costs a bit more than many other models on the market, the superior-grade materials and brilliant execution fully warrant the higher sticker price. This thing is bomber.

News: Santa Cruz Debuts new “Solo” Model

06.02.2013 //

You can think of Santa Cruz’s latest model, the Solo, as a 650b version of their existing Blur TRc–roughly five inches (125 millimeters) of travel, a slack head angle (68 degrees), low bottom bracket (13.1 inches) and–this is the point of departure–650b wheels.

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories with Jerome Clementz

06.02.2013 //

The race season is upon us and after a winter full of travel and training, it’s time to see how the work will pay off for Jerome Clementz. This “Race to race” episode gives you a glimpse of how Jérôme (accompanied by Ben Cruz and Pauline Dieffenthaler) gets into race mode and how life is going during the season. Follow the life of the Cannondale Overmountain Team for two weeks on the road.

Video: Into the Arrow

06.01.2013 //

From March to May the landscape of thge southern hemisphere is transformed by the second season of its year. In other words, this video of Conor Macfarlane is full of ripping leafy, loamy, loose single track under an incredibly colourful canopy in Arrowtown, New Zealand.

Video: Anthony Messere Rides Vancouver Island

06.01.2013 //

Fox team rider Anthony Messere spent a few days riding on Vancouver island earlier this year.
Here is the video from the guys at Mind Spark Cinema.

Video: Out There

05.31.2013 //

Blackburn’s “Out There” program tells the story of two iconic cycling routes, the people who ride them and the uncommon adventures they have along the way.

Video: UCI Downhill World Cup 2013 Teaser

05.31.2013 //

Following a painfully long off-season, the speed, the carnage and the excitement — some of which you can see in this video — of the UCI Downhill World Cup is almost upon us once more.

VIdeo: Brendan Fairclough in Southern California

05.31.2013 //

Southern California has its merits. Be it for the weather or the trails, Brendan Fairclough finds reasons to head down that way to get some final training in every year before the World Cup season begins in earnest.

Video: Night Riding with Brett Tippie

05.31.2013 //

Brett Tippie, Geoff Gulevich, Andrew Baker, and Dave McInnes take a spin on their home trails in North Vancouver, BC well after sunset–illumination courtesy of NiteRider.

The Bakery: Be the Change

05.30.2013 //

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Ghandi may not have been talking about women in mountain biking specifically, but this is exactly what we need to do. We could debate endlessly about how to get more women into riding but there is one simple technique that is so obvious it is often overlooked or dismissed; introduce a woman to the sport.

Video: Specialized/SRAM Enduro Series #3

05.30.2013 //

The third stop in the 2013 Specialized SRAM Enduro Series took place in Samerberg, Germany. The muddy and soft soil brought the riders to their physical limits.

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review – Trek Remedy 9

05.29.2013 //

There’s a reason the Remedy is so popular: it’s incredibly versatile and sports one of the best rear suspension designs available. We just wish it came with a stouter fork.

Video: Chasing Trail with Kelli Emmett

05.29.2013 //

Kelli Emmett is the type of rider that can’t be categorized. And that’s how she likes it. For her, racing is a way to see the world in her own way.

Video: Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate

05.29.2013 //

With the clock ticking down to the first day of filming it’s time for Danny to step up his riding. But with the full scale of the project starting to dawn on him, Danny finds himself feeling the pressure. As the warehouse goes into lockdown and the cameras start to roll will he be able to take his riding to new levels and realise his dreams for the film?

Video: Before The Trip–Roubion

05.29.2013 //

What’s better than a little road trip to train ourselves for the big one in British Columbia, Canada this summer. A long weekend and let’s go to Roubion in south of France!

Video: Fox Air 40

05.29.2013 //

Fox recently launched a new mini-site dedicated to their new 40 fork. The site includes the video (above) as well as testimony from racers such as Aaron Gwin, Gee Atherton and Greg Minnaar who’ve piloted the 5.98-pound, air-sprung downhlll fork to podiums around the world.

Video: The Son Becomes the Sensei

05.28.2013 //

Eddy Merckx was a workhorse, a Belgian strongman who raced all year and kicked ass everywhere he went. Which probably made life a bit of a bitch for his son, Axel. The kid had a hell of a lot to live up to. People wanted Merckx the Younger to live up to his dad, but seriously, no one has ever lived up to Eddy Merckx. Hell, Eddy Merckx would have a hard time living up to Eddy Merckx.

Video: We Are All Animals

05.28.2013 //

Spring is pretty late in France this year so our trails are still wet. It’s not a good reason to let the bike stay in the garage.

VIdeo: The Dirty Sanchez Enduro

05.28.2013 //

Nearly 30 racers descended upon an undisclosed location in Northern California to battle for the top spot at the second annual Dirty Sanchez Enduro. The invitational race attracted some of America’s top enduro talent.

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