Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

News: Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival Draws Near

02.05.2013 //

Sea Otter isn’t the only game in town any longer. Now in its fourth year, the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival offers something for everyone, grom, racer, jumper and casual rider alike. You can register now for the April 13th -14th event.

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review – Salsa El Mariachi 2

02.04.2013 //

Our cross-country test course possessed its share of technical climbs and descents that kept our testers on their toes. Despite that fact, each rider found there was something about the Salsa El Mariachi 2 that made it feel right at home among all the fancier, newfangled rigs.

News: NEMBAfest Returns to East Burke, Vermont

02.04.2013 //

This year, the three-day NEMBAfest will be held at the base lodge of Burke Mountain Resort, and will feature camping, a large industry expo (with more than 50 bike industry vendors), lift-served mountain biking at the Burke Bike Park, scores of group rides, live music, local food and beer.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

02.04.2013 //

Andreas Hestler and Wade Simmons. Bellingham, WA

Photo of the Day: Steve Lloyd

02.03.2013 //

Logan Whitehead. Whistler, BC.

Video: 2013 Specialized Camber

02.03.2013 //

When it debuted in 2011, Specialized’s Camber was overshadowed by the Epic on one hand and the Stumpjumper FSR on the other. The Camber straddled the line between those two proven platforms. The Camber, however, has quickly gained a following amongst everyday riders looking for a versatile trail bike that can do a bit of both weekend racing and all-day slogs in the outback.

Photo of the Day: Ryan Creary

02.02.2013 //

Howie Hall. Kananaskis, AB

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories – Episode 1

02.02.2013 //

Just when you thought you had a reasonable excuse to not ride your bike because your trails are smothered in snow and ice, along comes this video and the realization that there’s really never a good reason to hang up your bike for the season.

Sept/Oct. 2013

02.01.2013 //

20th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE Two decades of turning on the light. ED SPEAKS Bike’s past Editors relive moments of glory MEASURABLE IMPACTS A salute to 12 characters who have shaped, and are still shaping, our sport HOW DID WE GET HERE? A brief history of dirt, trails and bikes IMAGE REFLECTION Our defining lensmen choose their […]

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review – Niner Jet 9 Carbon

02.01.2013 //

Sure, it’d make a competent race bike, but with a 120-millimeter fork and some 2.4-inch tires thrown in the mix—the frame is designed to accommodate both of these things—the Jet 9 Carbon could also prove a capable trail bike.

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

02.01.2013 //

Curtis Robinson and Dylan Dunkerton. Whistler, B.C.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

01.31.2013 //

PJ Hunton. Chilcotin, B.C.

Video: The Art of Braking

01.31.2013 //

“Sometimes people forget that speed is nothing without control,” so begins Fabien Barel’s discourse on getting faster by, well, braking intelligently.

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review–Scott Genius 720

01.30.2013 //

If you like mixing it up between cross-country throttling and technical charging, the Scott Genius 720 might be your match.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

01.30.2013 //

Ben Boehner and Gabe Glosband. Park City, UT.

News of the Tweet: Death

01.29.2013 //

Fake deaths, the death of celebrity and happy news about the effectiveness of the death penalty. Surprisingly, it’s all much happier than it seems.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

01.29.2013 //

Mitch Ropelato. Moab, UT

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review – Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc

01.28.2013 //

Santa Cruz’s long-travel, carbon 29er was top three in many of our books and took home one Editor’s Pick selection. Why did we universally like this bike? Check out the video.

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

01.28.2013 //

Self-Portrait (Reuben Krabbe). Whistler, B.C.

Tested: Race Face Chute Jacket

01.28.2013 //

Some rain jackets give up the ghost after a few crashes, but the Chute is built to withstand the kind of abuse the North Shore doles out, which is something I definitely appreciated.

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