Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
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.
For 2013, Devinci offers the Atlas in carbon as well as aluminum. Perhaps the biggest story, in a sense, with the Atlas is its incredibly short rear end. The bike sports 16.85-inch chainstays; that’s short by any measure and it lends the Atlas a snappy, agile feel in the tightest of conditions.
Snow Summit’s Miracle Mile Trail was built by Gravity Logic (the guys behind a lot of the trails at Whistler) and boasts sweeping S-turns, 34 berms, six rollers, 10 jumps and three wood features including a 30-foot bridge, diving board and berm. Check out the video to see it yourself.
SRAM recently announced that the bulk of its 10-speed shifter line (X0, X9 and X7) will now be outfitted with the same internals as the premier XX shifters. The company is also bringing its rear derailleur clutch mechanism down to the X7 ($89) price point.
After a shoulder dislocation put Andi out of commission for a few weeks, the Giant Bicycles’ pro trained hard to regain his top form. Once he was back on the bike, he teamed up with filmmaker Mario Feil to produce FRAMED II, a sequel to 2010′s popular film, FRAMED.
Go have adventures! Carpe diem doesn’t always have to be about quitting your job and riding off into the sunset of your next adventure, unless you can (and if you can, go now!). Sometimes it’s about knowing what that adventure is and how you are going to make it happen.
Rocky Mountain’s riders are a diverse bunch–a fact the company takes pride in. With the Fourtitude video above, Rocky is setting out to show that its new Altitude bike line is equally diverse: to wit, four very different riders push the limits on one bike–Rocky Mountain’s Altitude 790 MSL.
While rocking a particular pair of shoes isn’t going to turn you into superman overnight, Five Ten is famous for its tenacious grip for a very good reason. When it comes to traction, Five Ten’s Stealth Rubber compound is hard to beat. The new Freerider VXi shoe is lighter and narrower than Five Tens of the past and features a new sole design. Look for a review in the near future.
It’s funny, the collective mountain bike community has been pretty pumped on the inception of the Enduro World Series (or “EWS”), myself included. On one hand, at the inaugural round, there was certainly a lot of excitement. On the other, the EWS is a series comprised of events that have been running for quite some time.
Rocky Mountain’s new Altitude 750 is a capable trail bike that can be fine-tuned like no other model on the market.
We’ve seen the racing, we’ve seen the action, but what happens away from the track? What makes a World Cup winner? Mike Parenteau documents the elements that came together on the day of July 29, 2012, a day that will live long in the memory of Brook MacDonald.
Ostensibly a promotional video for Avid brakes, this is simply a pretty cool video about Curtis Keene, the impact bikes have had on his life and, if you are not particularly into the transformative powers of the knobby tire, you can just geek out to some rad footage of Keene roosting around the red rock of Sedona. Good stuff.