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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

Video: Kona’s New Hei Hei Supreme and Raijin

02.22.2013 //

For three days Kona Team rider Spencer Paxson and Kona Grassroots rider Eric Goss took two of the company’s 29-inch wheel XC bikes and laid waste to many kilometers of ultra-buff B.C. singletrack.

Photo of the Day: Nicolas Teichrob

02.21.2013 //

Travis Gray, Bolivia.

Photo of the Day: Margus Riga

02.20.2013 //

PJ Hunton. Chilcotin, BC

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

02.19.2013 //

Darren Berrecloth. Page, UT.

Rocky Mountain Altitude 790 MSL Preview

02.18.2013 //

Rocky completely redesigned the Altitude line this year. There are five new models in the lineup—three of them bearing carbon somewhere on the frames, two others rocking all-aluminum chassis. The 790 is, in fact, a total carbon fiber dance party (both the front and rear triangles are made of the stuff).

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

02.18.2013 //

Katrina Strand. Whistler, B.C.

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

02.17.2013 //

Squamish, B.C.

Video: The Odd Couple

02.16.2013 //

Think Southern California must be lacking in quality trails? Think again–it’s not all boob jobs, smog and traffic jams. Kyle Strait and Tyler McCaul pummel the fine trails within a pedal of Laguna Beach in this video from GT Bicycles.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

02.16.2013 //

Jonny Johansson. Åre, Sweden.

Video: Introducing the Bell Segment

02.15.2013 //

Sure, it looks like a simple dirt-jumper helmet. Get the Segment into your hands, however, and it’s clear there’s a surprising bit of technology going into this lid.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

02.15.2013 //

Nick Quinn. Exshaw, AB.

Video: Reece Wallace–Into the Dark

02.14.2013 //

I completely understand why people feel that the Pacific Northwest is overexposed…I just finished watching this video and am struck yet again by how amazing this chunk of soggy dirt is. Oh, and Reece Wallace is absolutely rippin’ in this clip.

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review – Kona Process DL

02.14.2013 //

Every feature on the trail felt more doable on the Kona. In the strictest sense of the word, it was certainly the most all-mountain of the bikes we had on test.

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