Tired of a biased media’s representation of the world around you? Fear not, The Onion gives you the score on what actually happened these past 12 months. Here’s to enlightenment.
Kurt DeFreitas. Whistler, BC.
Mike Seniuk. Rossland, B.C.
Lighter and more efficient–Specialized tweaked the new 2013 Enduro with an eye towards improving its climbing abilities while retaining its unrivaled descending traits. Here’s a quick rundown on the bike, which is just now hitting stores.
Martin Söderström. Järvsö, Sweden.
This is a look back at some of the amazing places, people, and riding that we encountered this year. Here’s to 2012, and all the best in the new year!
The Genius LT sports a “Twinlock” lever on its handlebar that, with the flick of a switch, morphs the bike from hardtail stiff, to 110-millimeter travel trail bike. Push the switch one more click and—bam—now you’re sitting atop 185 millimeters of uber-plush travel.
That’s worth repeating—hardtail to 7.3-inches of squish. This, for the record, is some crazy shit.
It’s a wrap! Life Behind Bars season 1 has officially come to a close. We check in with Brandon and the Coastal Crew to get an inside look at unseen footage, the most unforgettable moments, and the biggest regrets from the incredible year that was.
John Gilchrist. Ogden, Utah.
Craig Oliver. Southern Chilcotins, BC.
The week before the 2012 Red Bull Rampage, Brett Rheeder took a trip to Kelowna, BC to get his new Session 9.9 dialed in. Check out the video to see the results.
Dylan Dunkerton, Curtis Robinson, Kyle Norbraten, and Brendan Howey. Sunshine Coast, BC
For its holiday party this Monday, Bell rang in the holidays with shovels, rakes, gloves and plenty of mushy dirt along with reps rom the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC), helping improve a steep section of the Emma McCrary mountain bike trail in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Garett Buehler. Kamloops, BC.
With a former World Champion, a U.S. Olympian and multiple national champions in ever y off-road discipline—from World Cup downhill to enduro and XC events—the Giant Factory Off-Road Team is looking toward one of its most exciting seasons yet in 2013.
Julien Markewitz. Fruita, CO.
Ten bucks for a calendar overflowing with the absolute best mountain bike photography of the year? Yeah, it’s a bargain. Buy it here.
Andrew Shandro. Moab, UT.