Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
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.
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.
Editor, Brice Minnigh, traveled deep into central Idaho’s White Cloud Mountains with Greg ‘Chopper’ Randolph, photographer Sterling Lorence, and a hardy crew of Sun Valley-area locals for a taste of some of the world’s most pristine, high-speed alpine trails. This video highlight the amazing riding Idaho is justifiably famous for.
We sent our trail correspondent, Everett Burl-Sap to scientifically test 26-inch and 650b wheels against one another using the Banshee Spitfire as the test rig – a 140-millimeter travel mountain bike that features interchangeable dropouts that can accommodate both 26″ and 650b wheels. This test practically dripped with science!
This is your chance to ask Nicol anything about Ibis—the bikes, the journey, the brilliant ideas, the blunders….you name it. So get your questions in now by using #askchuckibis on Twitter and we’ll do our best to toss your queries in front of Mr. Ibis.
Red Bull recently announced a new contest–Red Bull Phenom–aimed squarely at giving up-and-coming riders a shot at becoming the next slopestyle legend. To enter, you must submit a 60 second video of yourself pulling off your best moves and register on redbullphenom.com between April 8th to May 20th.