Video by Scott Smith and Dan Barham The action was fast and furious in the pro Dual Slalom race at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. Would Kyle Strait successfully defend his comeback 2012 victory? In the end, the race coughed up some surprises and, on the whole, brilliant racing. Check out this video.
In this third installment of 2013′s 30-Second Warning, we poked our microphone at Andrew Kempe of Shimano, Mark Jordan at Fox, Scot Nicol of Ibis and get beauty tips from a marketing guru.
Fat bike rider, Manuel Beastly, swears he’ll dominate Sea Otter downhill, dual slalom, cross country and cyclocross races. Other bikes and riders cowed into submission. World officially rocked.
In this second installment of 2013′s :30-Second Warning, we poked our microphone at RaceFace Rob Bohncke, learned more about Schwalbe’s latest tire offerings and Mavic’s new Notch Helmet, and discovered what Marzocchi has been working on lately.
Carbon bikes may not be news in and of themselves, but when a brand like Turner unrolls the carpet on a composite frame, people tend to take notice. David Turner has been crafting frames out of aluminum for years now. Carbon is a whole new venture for the man and the brand. And yet…for a freshman effort, the new Turner Czar is noteworthy.
In the first installment of 2013′s 30-Second Warning, we got the skinny on Diamondback’s Mason Full Suspension 29er, Hyper’s new Cam Zink-signature slope style model, E13′s novel PressFit bottom bracket solution and an odd man’s rambling assertion that his fatbike would destroy all other competitors in each and every event at this year’s Sea Otter.
As Danny embarks on his most ambitiously creative project to date, an old injury flairs up threatening not just the project but his career as a rider.
On the eve of the 2013 season, Giant announces impressive roster of racers who will battle it out for titles in cross-country, enduro and downhill.
Santa Claus. Canmore Nordic Center, Alberta
Kyle Nobraten and Curtis Robinson. Whistler, BC.
After interviewing the film-makers behind Singletrack High, brothers Jacob and Isaac Seigel-Boettner, it’s hard to imagine two people better suited to telling the story of how a bicycle can change a kid’s life for the better.
Katrina Strand, Squamish, BC
Fox’s new 34 TALAS CTD 160 fork and Float X rear shock were built with aggressive all-mountain and enduro riding in mind.
Editor, Brice Minnigh, traveled deep into central Idaho’s White Cloud Mountains with Greg ‘Chopper’ Randolph, photographer Sterling Lorence, and a hardy crew of Sun Valley-area locals for a taste of some of the world’s most pristine, high-speed alpine trails. This video highlight the amazing riding Idaho is justifiably famous for.
Andrew Whiteford. St. George, Utah.
Vancouver’s North Shore is home to a stunning amount of great riding. In this video, Stephen Matthew of the NSMB Team shows why one mountain–Cypress–has its hooks on him this season.
Kyle Norbraten. Whistler, BC
Ibis Cycles is an iconic brand with an amazing 32-year history. We asked Ibis’ founder, Scot Nicol, to step on stage and tell his story. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight Scot Nicol did just that and we streamed it live on bikemag.com.
Ryan Berrecloth. North Vancouver, BC