Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Video: Opening Day at Whistler Bike Park

05.21.2013 //

What’s opening day at Whistler Bike Park like? As one rider summed it up, “It’s better than Christmas.” Well put. Here comes the new season.

Video: Best of Red Bull Berg Line 2013

05.20.2013 //

All eyes were on the starting tower, when Brett Rheeder prepared for the last run of the day. Thus only the Canadian could grab the victory from Sam Pilgrim (GBR) who was leading at that stage…..

News: Trek Remedy and Fuel EX Go to 29

05.20.2013 //

By Vernon Felton There’s no way to keep a secret bike secret when it’s being raced under the spotlight of world attention. Thus, once Tracy Moseley showed up on a 29er Remedy for her practice runs at the Enduro World Series in Punta Ala, the internet was quickly abuzz with images of the wagon-wheeler enduro […]

Video: Enduro World Series–Punta Ala

05.20.2013 //

Check out this video. It’s an excellent recap of all the action from Round 1 of the new Enduro World Series in Punta Ala and a good primer on what enduro racing is all about.

News: Fabien Barel Wins First Round of Enduro World Series

05.19.2013 //

Fabien Barel won the first round of the Enduro World Series in Punta Ala. Clementz came in 2nd place. Jared Graves took third.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

05.19.2013 //

Photo: Sterling Lorence

Video: Enduro | A Bike Movie 3 – Episode #6

05.19.2013 //

Watch this video and marvel that the second rider, Thibaut Daprela, is just 12, freaking years old. How fast will this kid be when he’s the ripe old age of 17?

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

05.18.2013 //

Stephen Matthews. Whistler, BC

Video: A Road Trip with Rheeder

05.18.2013 //

Brett Rheeder used to be just another kid ripping it up on his backyard slopestyle course. Today he’s full-on freeride royalty. We rode along as he traveled to Trek to pick up his new bike, then on to Ray’s Indoor Park to put it down.

Video: Yeti Cycles in Green River

05.18.2013 //

Green River, Utah. Take a racer to the desert and he will still find a corner to rail. This trip was Yeti’s first foray shooting with the highly anticipated and much hyped Red EPIC.

Video: Mike Montgomery at Ranchstyle 2013

05.18.2013 //

This is what a dialed-in practice run looks and sounds like from the point of view of Specialized rider Mike Montgomery.

Video: Aaron Gwin Makes Crazy Look Sane

05.17.2013 //

Aaron Gwin has a big target on his back these days. Winning will do that for you. If this video is any indication, a lot of racers are going to have to get up real early in the morning to take this guy down.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

05.17.2013 //

NIck Quinn leads Pierre Boivin. Bow 80 Enduro. Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Dirty Words: Bike to Work?

05.17.2013 //

Today is National Bike To Work Day. Lots of folks are leaving their cars in the garage…. I’m OK with that because some percentage of them might actually start riding to work, but my cynical side says this is a feel-good day, then its back to using the EZ-Pass to the Lexus Lanes on the way to resting a $30,000 German-made automobile in a concrete stall for the eight or nine hours you’re at work.

Sick: Brett Rheeder’s Over Vert Flip Transfer

05.17.2013 //

One complicated name for one very sick trick.

News: TRUVATIV Creates “BlackBox” Bar Series

05.17.2013 //

TRUVATIV is releasing its own version of BlackBox-branded components with a line of signature-series handlebars; each of which was shaped to the specific demands and requirements of one of the brand’s sponsored riders. Jerome Clementz gets his own bar. Ditto for Danny Hart and Steve Smith.

Review: Rocky Mountain Instinct 970

05.16.2013 //

There are plusher bikes out there. Lighter bikes as well. Where the Instinct excels, however, is its balance and versatility. I’d happily ride this thing anywhere outside of a bike park. A quick tweak of the geometry and the bike is ready to tackle just about anything. That’s not something you can say of most 29ers.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

05.16.2013 //

Evan Schwartz, Janne Tjärnström and Riley McIntosh. Nelson, BC

The Bakery: Chasing the Dragon

05.16.2013 //

As I watched the girls in the camp improve, hitting bigger jumps and drops, pumping confidently through big bermed corners and tackling steep sections I got a little twitchy. I knew how they were feeling; I knew that as they pushed themselves a little further each time they were chasing the rush of accomplishment. The euphoria, the hi-fives, the smiles, I started to jones for all of it.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

05.15.2013 //

Whistler, BC

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