Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This first episode in Trek’s new series, TREK WORLD RACING STORIES, captures a new beginning for the team as we catch up with Brook MacDonald, Neko Mulally and Greg Williamson as they encounter the course at the Sea Otter Classic in California.
The Adventure Series documents a range of unique characters and people across various locations in the UK and Europe. In this second installment, Pete Scullion from Orange Bikes takes the new Orange Five 29 bike on a single-day adventure to the second largest mountain in Wales: Cadair Idris.