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.
Howie Hall. Kananaskis, AB
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.
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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.
Curtis Robinson and Dylan Dunkerton. Whistler, B.C.
PJ Hunton. Chilcotin, B.C.
“Sometimes people forget that speed is nothing without control,” so begins Fabien Barel’s discourse on getting faster by, well, braking intelligently.
If you like mixing it up between cross-country throttling and technical charging, the Scott Genius 720 might be your match.
Ben Boehner and Gabe Glosband. Park City, UT.
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.
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.
Self-Portrait (Reuben Krabbe). Whistler, B.C.
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.
Matt Hunter waxes poetic on the new Enduro.
A clip dedicated to everyone who takes the Sunday group ride way too seriously.
Darcy Turenne. Åre, Sweden.
The ultimate enduro ride in the alps? This could be it. Hunter and company circle Mont Blanc and sample every flavor of trail along the way. One of those videos that makes you wish you were there.