Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

News: Budget-Friendly Shimano Deore gets XTR-style Bling

03.04.2013 //

Shimano is famous for trickling down the high-end features from its premier groups on, essentially, an annual basis. Now, it’s time for Deore to get the redesign love.

Exclusive: War of the Wheel Sizes

03.04.2013 //

Twenty-niners are poised to dominate the mountain bike world and they’re not alone: middle-child 650B is rolling in right behind. Is this the end of the 26-inch wheel? Not quite, but change is coming faster than you might think.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

03.04.2013 //

Dave Kinn. Canmore, AB

Video: Building a Carbon Frame

03.03.2013 //

This is one of the few out there that really shows the basics of frame building with composites. There’s obviously still a lot that’s missing and I’m not suggesting that all carbon frames are made the same way (far from it), but it’s a good starting point on wrapping your mind around this labor-intensive and utterly unique process.

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

03.03.2013 //

Travis Gray, Bolivia.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

03.02.2013 //

James Doerfling. Kamloops, BC

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories – Episode 2

03.02.2013 //

Last month’s episode found Jerome Clementz battling the snow. This time around? Not at all. Apparently it’s a good time to rail trails in the Canary Islands, which, as the video clearly shows, is home to an insane network of singletrack.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

03.01.2013 //

Darren Berrecloth. Page, UT.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

02.28.2013 //

Brandon Semenuk. Roberts Creek, BC

Video Exclusive: Specialized Enduro 29er

02.27.2013 //

We went into the heart of Specialized Bicycles to find out both how and most importantly, why, the company decided to squeeze those big wheels onto their Enduro model. Welcome to the first installment of our new Blueprint video series: the story of an impressive new product, from the perspective of the people who designed it. Hard questions asked. Interesting answers given.

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

02.27.2013 //

Sam Sedun and Jon Lokhorst. Victoria, BC

Video: Race Face’s “Off-Season” Edit

02.26.2013 //

Rather than stage a summer-themed ad and cross their fingers that mother nature would get on board, Race Face embraced the Winter Wonderland that is our backyard….and sent Chubey up Mt. Seymour to hit a massive snow booter for the first time. No pressure.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

02.26.2013 //

Joe Schwartz. Nelson, BC.

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review – Giant Trance X 29er 0

02.25.2013 //

Giant’s new 29er is effortlessly capable. In any rider’s hands, challenging terrain seems to disappear under its tires. Our testers, however, found lots of room for debate.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

02.25.2013 //

Mitchell Scott and Riley Macintosh. Slocan Lake, B.C.

Video: Shaun Palmer, the Miserable Champion

02.24.2013 //

The movie, The Miserable Champion, makes the case that Shaun Palmer changed everything about competitive mountain biking. If you said that about any other athlete, I’d tell you that you were full of crap, but in this case, yeah, it’s true.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

02.24.2013 //

Abigail Hippely and Josh Kissner. Gooseberry Mesa, UT

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

02.23.2013 //

Carston Oliver. Salt Lake City, Utah.

News: SRAM Gets All Fat

02.23.2013 //

at bikes—they’re either the coolest thing on earth or the dumbest trend to ever waddle its way through the back door of the party. The folks at SRAM, however, are clearly erring on the “Yay!” side of the debate, as evidenced by the recent announcement that the company is now offering two new fat-friendly cranksets.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

02.22.2013 //

Reg Mullett & Nick Quinn. Kananaskis, AB

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