Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Exclusive Video: Bell’s Full 9 and Super Helmets–The Inside Story

03.07.2013 //

Over the past decade, Bell’s been positioned as the “affordable” brand of helmets while its twin sister, Giro, received the sexy features. That’s all changing. Bell’s new Full 9 and Super helmet models suggest that Bell is on track to regain some of its former glory as a high-end, no-holds-barred helmet maker. We went inside Bell’s think tank to get the inside story on how a helmet is born: from rough sketch to high-tech brain bucket.

News: Bell and IMBA Announce 12 Finalists for Bell-Built Grants

03.07.2013 //

Bell Helmets is providing $100,000 in grants to fund three, great trail-building projects. You get to help choose the winner–so vote today–you might also snag some shwag for doing so.

Teaser: Coming Soon

03.06.2013 //

Another Bike Magazine-exclusive video? Yes. With Camaros. It will all make sense soon enough.

In the meantime, master thespian, Seb Kemp, gets into character….

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

03.06.2013 //

Gooseberry Mesa, UT

News: Easton Introduces Hub Upgrade Kit

03.06.2013 //

Easton Cycling recently introduced a hub upgrade kit for the M1 rear hubs used in EC90 XC, EA90 XC, EC70 Trail, Haven, Haven Carbon, Havoc and EA90 XD wheels. The Bearing Spacer Kit will be available late February 2013, free of charge for existing M1 rear hubs and is included as a running change in all M1 hub-equipped rear wheels shipped after mid-February.

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review – Cannondale Trigger Carbon 1

03.05.2013 //

Cannondale’s Trigger Carbon 1 is fast, flickable and tons of fun, though it left some testers wondering whether bigger wheels would make green grass greener.

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

03.05.2013 //

Shelby Meinkey. Brian Head, Utah.

Video: Chromag–Collectors

03.04.2013 //

Hardtails, cedars, mist in the trees….lines carved. If this video doesn’t inspire you to get out and ride now—right now—you need to go check yourself for a pulse.

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

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