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News: Intense Unveils Carbon Spider 29er

08.24.2012 //

Intense recently announced that, come November, they’ll begin shipping out a new, carbon fiber-framed version of their Spider 29 model.

Bike Week Exclusive: CamelBak Volt Hydration Pack

08.23.2012 //

Eric Porter goes over the nitty gritty details that went into making CamelBak’s new Volt hydration pack.

News: Danny Hart is Out

08.23.2012 //

Danny Hart, the 2011 UCI Men’s Downhill world champion, will sit out the remainder of the 2012 season (including the upcoming world championships) while he recovers from a shoulder injury.

Bike Week Exclusive: Santa Cruz Blur TRc

08.22.2012 //

Santa Cruz Bicycles’ engineer, Nick Anderson, breaks down what makes the Blur TRc unique and points out the upgrades that you’ll see on the next generation of Blur TRc.

Heavy Pedal Tour Photo Gallery #2

08.22.2012 //

Natty and Trey hit a trio of famed destinations–Crested Butte, Vail and Breckenridge–and discover that, though all bike parks are not created equal, there’s always amazing riding of one flavor or another to be had.

News of the Tweet: Crankworxed

08.21.2012 //

Crankworx is arguably the best event in mountain biking. And if you agree with this statement, you probably agree that it is better by a very long way.

Bike Mag’s Heavy Pedal Tour: Episode 2

08.21.2012 //

Natty and Trey discover that there’s a very good reason Colorado’s classic destinations keep attracting the faithful: Colorado rocks.

Video: Strength In Numbers, Nepal

08.20.2012 //

Here’s the Nepal segment from Anthill Films’ new community film project, “STRENGTH IN NUMBERS”.

Video: Developing the XtC Advanced SL 29er

08.20.2012 //

Liam Killeen gives his take on Giant’s latest flyweight carbon 29er hardtail. If you’re all about pedaling fast laps at 90 percent of your VO2 Max, this is your kind of sick pony.

Left Field: Rhett Miller Tribute to Johnny Cash

08.20.2012 //

By Vernon Felton Listening to covers of great songs is usually the auditory equivalent of taking a bath in razor blades and rubbing alcohol. Nevertheless, I have to admit that Rhett Miller’s take on Johnny Cash’s classic Old `97 proves the exception to the rule.

News of the Tweet: Heroes, Superstars and Hacks

08.18.2012 //

By Seb Kemp Apologies to anyone who was waiting for this. Somewhere around last Friday things became a blur after a rider plowed their front wheel through the back of my head. After that it has all been bright colors and loud noises, blow-up sex dolls and the odour of seared body armor. That’s right, […]

Video: Red Bull Joyride 2012

08.18.2012 //

By Vernon Felton It’s been quite the buildup, but here’s a link to video of today’s big show. Grab something to drink, get comfortable and prepare to get your mind blown. Enjoy.

Left Field: GZA Reminisces on the Early Days of Rap

08.18.2012 //

Here’s another animated clip from Pitchfork’s website, in which Wu Tang’s GZA reminisces on the first time he took RZA up to the Bronx to see a block party.

Video: Red Bull Joyride Qualifying Runs

08.17.2012 //

Here’s a link to coverage from today’s Joyride qualifying runs, courtesy of Red Bull.

Dirty Words: Bike Shops and Beer Joints

08.17.2012 //

Bike shops and beer joints: the best of both worlds attract us because we all need a haven from the mad, mad world; a place where we’re just one adjustment away from perfect.

First Impressions: Banshee Rune Version 2

08.16.2012 //

By Vernon Felton Banshee marketing manager, Jon Hadfield, is standing in line for the chairlift when a rider ahead of Hadfield turns around and fixes Hadfield with an eager grin. “Are you guys from Banshee Bikes,” he asks. It’s as good a guess as any—three of us are wending brand new Banshees through the crowded […]

Red Bull Joyride 2012: The Course & Its Architect

08.15.2012 //

Paddy Kaye, the primary architect of the Red Bull Joyride course, gives us the lowdown on what it takes to design and sculpt one of the biggest contests of the year.

First Impressions: SRAM XX1

08.15.2012 //

We rode the poop out of SRAM’s new single-ring group at Whistler Bike Park and, on the whole, walked away mightily impressed by XX1.

Bike Week Exclusive: Scott’s New 27.5 and 29er Genius

08.15.2012 //

In 2013, Scott Sports will prove one of the most avid proponents of 27.5 (650B) wheels. Scott Sports’ marketing director, Adrian Montgomery, gives us the low-down on both next year’s 27.5 (650B) and 29er Genius models.

Bike Week Exclusive: Dakine Upgrades the Humble Tailgate Pad

08.14.2012 //

Dakine went back to the drawing board and came up with some simple, yet clever, tweaks that make their venerable tailgate pad even better.

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