Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
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
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.