Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
You’d be forgiven for thinking Scott Sports was being a bit cocky when, just a few days before the start of this year’s Whiskey 50, the company sent out a press release touting last year’s victory at the Whiskey 50 and promising some stellar events this time around…. But then the SCOTT-3Rox team went and thoroughly dominated this year’s Whiskey as well.
Norco’s 650b-equipped, all-mountain machine is a well-executed bike that makes some sacrifices to its climbing abilities so that there are no sacrifices—or excuses—on the descents
The Sweep is X-Fusion’s new, dedicated 27.5-inch (650b) compatible fork. The fork features 34-millimeter stanchions and a 46-millimeter offset, which X-Fusion contends gives the fork smooth and precise handling traits.
SID and Revelation forks get new damping tweaks. RockShox introduces handlebar remote that simultaneously locks out fork and rear shock. Pike returns to the dirt world and glowers menacingly at the Fox 34. Interesting times at RockShox.
Fifty years ago two friends borrowed some money and bought a little bike shop. Over the years, they also began making tools to help make their job of repairing bikes a bit easier. Those tools were so good that the bike shop eventually became Park Tool. This video chronicles that journey.
Avid debuted two new disc brake models at Sea Otter: the Elixir 9 and 7 Trail. Both feature a powerful 4-piston caliper and not a whole lot of grams. The basic idea: lots of stopping power, good modulation, not a lot of weight….at a price most of us can afford.
Video by Scott Smith and Dan Barham The action was fast and furious in the pro Dual Slalom race at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. Would Kyle Strait successfully defend his comeback 2012 victory? In the end, the race coughed up some surprises and, on the whole, brilliant racing. Check out this video.