Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Video: Simultaneous Dirt Board and Bike Descent in Kamloops

05.11.2013 //

Where can you snowboard and ride your DH bike at the same time? The rock quarry, of course! Check out the lines when Brett Tippie, Jake Tippie and Graham Agassiz drop into the dirt!

Video: On Top of Whistler

05.11.2013 //

With the Whistler Bike Park opening looming large, we thought we’d post Ghost Bike’s Spring 2013 clip, which shows off the singletrack atop the mountain.

Video: The Search for Scree – Brook MacDonald 2013

05.10.2013 //

New Zealand Downhill Mountain Bike Champion Brook MacDonald searches for some new and challenging scree. Brook found some at the Glentanner trails near Mount Cook and quickly picked up some speed. This clip shows him shredding the trails and also riding at his hometown of Hastings.

Video: Chris Akrigg–Five

05.10.2013 //

This box isn’t big enough to tell the full story, so all I’ll say for now is I had a lot of fun putting this edit together and it was probably one of the most challenging in every way. Have a watch and we’ll talk later….

The Bakery: Leprechauns, Lumberjacks and Bob Ross

05.09.2013 //

A few weeks ago I pulled a douche move and went riding on a trail day; my indiscretion has weighed on me ever since. It was time to alleviate this guilty conscience of mine; forgive me father for I have sinned it has been 237 days since my last trail work.

Video: The Inca Avalanche Draws Near

05.09.2013 //

Far off the beaten path of typical downhill courses, the Inca Avalanche starts out at an elevation of nearly 15,000 feet above sea level and descends an outstanding course over traditional Incan roads and paths to the finish line five thousand feet below.

Video: Enduro: A Bike Movie – Episode #5

05.09.2013 //

Two superstars of cycling, with many victories including the Beijing Olympics BMX, have a new challenge, the Enduro World Series.

Video: California Enduro Series: Los Olivos

05.09.2013 //

VP Components and Kali Protectives partnered to host the second round of the California Enduro Series at the Dirt Club in Los Olivos, California. The courses ranged in nature from super fast with stunts and technical flowing tracks to full-on power to the pedals Super D.

Video: Pump Tracks and Kathmandu

05.09.2013 //

Far away from the clichés of a wild Nepal, our shaper and rider Pierre-Edouard Ferry went on to share his knowledge and expertise with Kathmandu¹s youngsters. In a city which teems with life, pumptrack riding can be seen as the symbol of escape for a whole new generation of Nepalese riders. The wheel is spinning in Nepal.

Video: PCA Enduro #3

05.09.2013 //

Professional racer Eric Carter and Racers and Chasers race promoter Robert Herber (collectively, the Progressive Cycle Association or “PCA”) are more than halfway into this year’s GER Series (Gravity Endurance Racing Series). Here’s the footage from the May 5th event at Black Mountain Open Space park, in the heart of San Diego.

Exclusive: The Product that Changed the World

05.08.2013 //

It’s hard to believe that the gadget you see here changed the entire landscape of the mountain biking world—but it did. It started a veritable revolution in bike components, helped usher in a wave of boutique brands and somehow managed to survive the market vagaries that killed off many of those same brands. With Grip Shift, it’s always been a love it or hate it kind of thing.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

05.08.2013 //

Garett Buehler. Squamish, BC

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

05.07.2013 //

Richie Schley and Brian Lopes. Sedona, AZ

Exclusive: Up Close… With Specialized’s Beadless Clincher

05.07.2013 //

Specialized Bicycles has a new clincher wheelset (the Roval Control 29 Carbon) that lacks that one thing we all think clincher tires need—bead hooks. WTF? We went to Specialized’s headquarters to find out how that’s even possible.

News: One Lucky Rider Will Snag a Devinci Carbon Dixon

05.06.2013 //

Devinci is giving away an ultra-fast 2013 Carbon Dixon RC to one lucky fan. Easton is upping the win-free-stuff ante with even more carbon swag, including a wheelset and handlebar package. To get a shot at the Dixon, visit Devinci’s Facebook page, watch a video and “Like” the bike. Easy.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

05.06.2013 //

Photo: Sterling Lorence

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

05.05.2013 //

Stephen Matthews. Whistler, BC

Video: Who’s Riding on Cannondale’s Overmountain Team?

05.05.2013 //

Overmountain, all-mountain, enduro…. Oddly, the simplest things always seem to be saddled with a confusing range of synonyms. Nomenclature aside, Cannondale had the foresight to organize a team around enduro riders. With Jereome Clementz, Mark Weir, Jason Moeschler and Ben Cruz on the squad, Cannondale has one of the most ridiculously stacked squads on the planet.

Video: Avid Trail House

05.05.2013 //

Every year the folks at Avid invite journalists to “Trail House”; a low-key press launch with the aim to get writers onto the new gear and out onto the trails. In years past, Trail House was centered in Santa Cruz. This year, the location was Sedona. This video highlights the area’s incredible riding and general vibe.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

05.04.2013 //

Bow 80 Enduro. Kananaskis Country, Alberta

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