Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

News: Avid Elixir 9 and 7 Trail Brakes Announced

04.22.2013 //

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.

Sea Otter News: Fat Bike Blows Minds

04.21.2013 //

First there was a log…and then came the beer….and then The Bike arrived. Logs pulled. Ordinary riders transformed into thundering gods of war. Onlookers dazed, confused and enraptured by the Fat and the Fury.

Sea Otter 30-Second Warning – Day 3

04.21.2013 //

In this fourth installment of 30-Second Warning, we thrust our microphone in all sorts of places that it doesn’t belong.

Video Exclusive: 2013 Sea Otter Dual Slalom

04.20.2013 //

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.

Sea Otter 30-Second Warning – Day 2.5

04.20.2013 //

In this third installment of 2013′s 30-Second Warning, we poked our microphone at Andrew Kempe of Shimano, Mark Jordan at Fox, Scot Nicol of Ibis and get beauty tips from a marketing guru.

Sea Otter News: Fat and Furious

04.20.2013 //

Fat bike rider, Manuel Beastly, swears he’ll dominate Sea Otter downhill, dual slalom, cross country and cyclocross races. Other bikes and riders cowed into submission. World officially rocked.

Sea Otter 30-Second Warning – Day 2

04.20.2013 //

In this second installment of 2013′s :30-Second Warning, we poked our microphone at RaceFace Rob Bohncke, learned more about Schwalbe’s latest tire offerings and Mavic’s new Notch Helmet, and discovered what Marzocchi has been working on lately.

Sea Otter News: Turner Unveils Carbon Czar

04.19.2013 //

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.

Sea Otter 30-Second Warning – Day 1

04.19.2013 //

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.

Video: Danny MacAskill Imaginate Episode 1

04.19.2013 //

As Danny embarks on his most ambitiously creative project to date, an old injury flairs up threatening not just the project but his career as a rider.

News: Giant Expands Off-Road Team for 2013

04.19.2013 //

On the eve of the 2013 season, Giant announces impressive roster of racers who will battle it out for titles in cross-country, enduro and downhill.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

04.18.2013 //

Santa Claus. Canmore Nordic Center, Alberta

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

04.17.2013 //

Kyle Nobraten and Curtis Robinson. Whistler, BC.

Interview: Singletrack High

04.17.2013 //

After interviewing the film-makers behind Singletrack High, brothers Jacob and Isaac Seigel-Boettner, it’s hard to imagine two people better suited to telling the story of how a bicycle can change a kid’s life for the better.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

04.16.2013 //

Katrina Strand, Squamish, BC

News: Fox Unveils New All Mountain Fork and Shock

04.16.2013 //

Fox’s new 34 TALAS CTD 160 fork and Float X rear shock were built with aggressive all-mountain and enduro riding in mind.

Video: Sampling Idaho’s Finest

04.15.2013 //

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.

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

04.15.2013 //

Andrew Whiteford. St. George, Utah.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

04.14.2013 //

Dave Kinn. Canmore, AB

Video: Riding Cypress Mountain on The Shore

04.14.2013 //

Vancouver’s North Shore is home to a stunning amount of great riding. In this video, Stephen Matthew of the NSMB Team shows why one mountain–Cypress–has its hooks on him this season.

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