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The FS01’s geometry is set somewhere between ‘trail’ and ‘cross-country,’ making it eager to rally through corners and manual through
whoops when the track points down. Where other cross-country bikes might start feeling sketchy, this bike just wants to go faster. Our test model broke, but BMC states that this is a first-time failure for this model. Check out the review for more.
Her crouch is like a freerider approaching the canyon lip, followed by an explosion. No wasted movement, no fear. Her claws, I now understand, are like pinner pedals. Her long tail is like a rider getting really far behind the rear wheel.
Influenced by Zink’s desire to relax the angles of his favorite handlebars, the Dirty30 and Blacklabel, the CZ38 Special’s unique “feel” comes from a half degree change in both directions. What may seem subtle, however, makes a dramatic difference in terms of feel.
Devinci Global Racing enters the 2013 gravity arena with stacked lineup of podium threats primed to storm the UCI World Cup scene.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]