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Video: Aaron Gwin on the Upcoming 2013 Season

04.28.2013 //

Red Bull interviews Aaron Gwin on his thoughts on the move to Specialized and his plans for the 2013 season. With two consecutive UCI World Titles under his belt already, 2013 should prove a big year for Gwin.

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

04.28.2013 //

Curtis Robinson. Coast, BC

News: X-Fusion Launches 650b-Specific Trail/Enduro Fork



04.27.2013 //

The Sweep is X-Fusion’s new, dedicated 27.5-inch (650b) compatible fork. The fork features 34-millimeter stanchions and a 46-millimeter offset, which X-Fusion contends gives the fork smooth and precise handling traits.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

04.27.2013 //

Dave Watson. Squamish, BC

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

04.26.2013 //

Nat Ross. Sun Valley, ID

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

04.25.2013 //

Brett Tippie. Whistler, BC

News: RockShox Debuts New Forks, Shocks and Remote Lock-Out

04.24.2013 //

SID and Revelation forks get new damping tweaks. RockShox introduces handlebar remote that simultaneously locks out fork and rear shock. Pike returns to the dirt world and glowers menacingly at the Fox 34. Interesting times at RockShox.

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

04.24.2013 //

Self Portrait. Calgary, Alberta

Video/Gallery: The Story Behind Ibis Cycles

04.24.2013 //

How did Ibis Cycles get its start? Where is it going today? We put Scot Nicol on a stage and gave him the limelight to tell us his and Ibis’ story–past, present and future. These videos are you chance to see and hear it all. Enjoy.

Video: 50 Years of Park Tool

04.23.2013 //

Fifty years ago two friends borrowed some money and bought a little bike shop. Over the years, they also began making tools to help make their job of repairing bikes a bit easier. Those tools were so good that the bike shop eventually became Park Tool. This video chronicles that journey.

Sea Otter 30-Second Warning – Grand Finale

04.23.2013 //

In this final installment of 30-Second Warning, we thrust our microphone in all sorts of places that it doesn’t belong.

News: Avid Elixir 9 and 7 Trail Brakes Announced

04.22.2013 //

Avid debuted two new disc brake models at Sea Otter: the Elixir 9 and 7 Trail. Both feature a powerful 4-piston caliper and not a whole lot of grams. The basic idea: lots of stopping power, good modulation, not a lot of weight….at a price most of us can afford.

Sea Otter News: Fat Bike Blows Minds

04.21.2013 //

First there was a log…and then came the beer….and then The Bike arrived. Logs pulled. Ordinary riders transformed into thundering gods of war. Onlookers dazed, confused and enraptured by the Fat and the Fury.

Sea Otter 30-Second Warning – Day 3

04.21.2013 //

In this fourth installment of 30-Second Warning, we thrust our microphone in all sorts of places that it doesn’t belong.

Video Exclusive: 2013 Sea Otter Dual Slalom

04.20.2013 //

Video by Scott Smith and Dan Barham The action was fast and furious in the pro Dual Slalom race at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. Would Kyle Strait successfully defend his comeback 2012 victory? In the end, the race coughed up some surprises and, on the whole, brilliant racing. Check out this video.

Sea Otter 30-Second Warning – Day 2.5

04.20.2013 //

In this third installment of 2013′s 30-Second Warning, we poked our microphone at Andrew Kempe of Shimano, Mark Jordan at Fox, Scot Nicol of Ibis and get beauty tips from a marketing guru.

Sea Otter News: Fat and Furious

04.20.2013 //

Fat bike rider, Manuel Beastly, swears he’ll dominate Sea Otter downhill, dual slalom, cross country and cyclocross races. Other bikes and riders cowed into submission. World officially rocked.

Sea Otter 30-Second Warning – Day 2

04.20.2013 //

In this second installment of 2013′s :30-Second Warning, we poked our microphone at RaceFace Rob Bohncke, learned more about Schwalbe’s latest tire offerings and Mavic’s new Notch Helmet, and discovered what Marzocchi has been working on lately.

Sea Otter News: Turner Unveils Carbon Czar

04.19.2013 //

Carbon bikes may not be news in and of themselves, but when a brand like Turner unrolls the carpet on a composite frame, people tend to take notice. David Turner has been crafting frames out of aluminum for years now. Carbon is a whole new venture for the man and the brand. And yet…for a freshman effort, the new Turner Czar is noteworthy.

Sea Otter 30-Second Warning – Day 1

04.19.2013 //

In the first installment of 2013′s 30-Second Warning, we got the skinny on Diamondback’s Mason Full Suspension 29er, Hyper’s new Cam Zink-signature slope style model, E13′s novel PressFit bottom bracket solution and an odd man’s rambling assertion that his fatbike would destroy all other competitors in each and every event at this year’s Sea Otter.

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