Friends, riders and countrymen, lend me your eyes. I come to praise the Ibis Hakkalügi Hand Job, not to bury it.
In Episode Three of Jerome Clementz’ “12 Months, 12 Stories” video series, Jerome and company head to South Africa where they sample the single track around Cape Town: Jonkershoek nature reserve, Tokai forest, Stellenbosch area and Grabouw.
The Ultimate Wade Simmons Experience Video Contest is ready to go to the polls. BC Bike Race has announced the finalists and it’s time to get all democratic. Your vote will help decide which rider races alongside Wade Simmons in the BC Bike Race.
How hard is it to convert a bike’s drivetrain from a conventional chain and cassette to Gates’ belt-driven system? Not hard at all. Check out the video.
Andrew Pohlmann. Kananaskis Country, Alberta
Race Face will soon offer a new chainring sporting narrow/wide tooth profiling that should mesh well with both SRAM’s 1×11 XX1 group and existing 9/10-speed 1x drivetrains.
Linus Sjöholm. Järvsö, Sweden.
Bell Helmets picked 12 groups of trail builders from across the country, who are now competing for a share of the $100,000 prize. Your vote will help determine the winner (plus, you can nab some schwag in the process).
John Gilchrist. Provo, Utah.
Like every other season, fall is pretty magical in the Colorado high country. It was in search of those conditions that we headed into the mountains with our SB66s and a checklist of our favorite trails.
Meet Katie Compton, known to her fans as KFC. Trust us, the “F” isn’t for Francis. Compton earned her middle initial the hard way, powering through nine grueling seasons of cold, muddy Cyclocross mayhem.
Brandon Semenuk and Kyle Norbraten. Dropping 3’s on the Sunset Coast.
Marcelo Gutierrez is Colombia’s best downhill rider. In this clip, Red Bull brings a sample of the adrenaline, speed and risk-taking in one of his daily routine trainings.
The Evil Uprising has been in the works–and people have been mooning over it– for what seems an eternity. We just received the Evil Uprising introduction video and well, the bike looks impressive.
The new Scott Gambler 10 requires some commitment from its pilot, but rewards daring riders with insane control in fast, big-boy terrain.
Mario Lenzen. North Vancouver, BC
We’re not going to tell you that you need to buy new clothes. We’re not your mom–you want to keep wearing that manky Led Zeppelin shirt with the nasty stains down the front, it’s a free world. If it doesn’t stink, go ahead and rock it.
However….should you be in the market for a hoodie, some SPD-compatible shoes, a hat and the like, we’ve got some certifiably cool gear on our site and, at the risk of selling like a used car salesman, the prices are pretty cool too.
The title for this clip says it all–KC Deane shreds southern Utah. Beautiful landscape shots, intense POVs and some riveting action make this the perfect five-minute break. Enjoy.