Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
The 29er Instinct has a lot in common with the latest Altitude. Obviously, it shares the Element and Altitude’s basic frame design. Less apparent, but just as important, the Instinct 29er also boasts “RIDE-9”: a shock mount containing two interlocking chips that enable you to significantly customize the bike’s geometry and rear suspension behavior.
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.
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.
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.