Most calendars suck. Ours, however, decidedly rules. Slap it on your wall and ogle the best photos from our most recent Photo Annual. Get one now.
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Any muppet can pull a bike out of a cardboard box and get it rolling. To do so, however, is to miss a grand opportunity. This video goes a long ways towards illuminating the zen of wrenching.
Garett Buehler. Kamloops, BC.
Rocky Mountain’s Thomas Vanderham & Geoff Gulevich traveled down to Utah to compete in this year’s Red Bull Rampage, the largest and most dangerous competition in freeride mountain biking. Both of them killed it down there, coming away (mostly) unscathed and placing well (8th for Thomas, 11th for Gully). This is a short film about all the work and sweat and struggles behind the scenes of a competition like Rampage.
Bruno Penone. Gargas, France.
SRAM has always maintained that XX1 is not intended to be a weight-weenie’s solution to changing gears. That said, it also happens to be 200 grams lighter than the company’s anorexic XX group, so yeah, it’s going to appeal to cross-country types. But there’s still more to this story…
Brendan Fairclough. Whistler, BC.
Andrew Dornian. Kelowna, BC.
Super D is beginning to lose ground to Enduro racing here in the states. What exactly is “Enduro”? This video offers at least a glimpse at the beast.
Tired of navigating technical trails while clapping together two coconut halves in an attempt to sound like a galloping horse? Who isn’t? Well, as this video demonstrates, there’s a solution to that vexing problem.
The Tour Divide route travels from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Total distance is over 2,700 miles with over 200,000 vertical feet of elevation gain. Oh, and Petervary is shooting for a record of 15 days and several hours.
The following video from this year’s Red Bull Rampage was shot on GoPros. Featured riders include Brett Rheeder, Tyler McCaul, Brandon Semenuk and Darren Berrecloth.
Janne Tjärnström, Martin Söderström, Darcy Turenne and Trond G Hansen. Åre, Sweden.
The folks at Yeti Cycles made a road trip to see whether the Pacific Northwest truly merited all the hype tossed at the place. The answer? Well, check out this video and see for yourself.
If you boycotted ceramic bearings and press-fit bottom brackets in the past because you felt those technologies were more about hype than substance, here comes Chris King with exactly those products and the promise that their stuff will hold up.
Red Bull Rampage. Virgin, UT.
If you live in Southern California, here’s you chance to see Where the Trail Ends this Friday, December 7th, at the Laguna South Coast Regency Theater in Laguna Beach.
Christine Dern. Alta, Utah.