We’ve been combing the halls of Interbike, on the look-out for bikes and gear that arouse the inner bike dork within us. Here are a few such items.
Will 26-inch wheels disappear entirely? Not likely. They’re nimble, light and still make a ton of sense for long-travel bikes, but they might become the minority within the next few years.
Andrew Shandro. Bend, OR.
Fox and Shimano collaborated on an electronically-activated suspension system–it’ll be available soon and here’s the skinny.
Sam Sedun. Mount Washington, BC.
Tyler McCaul. Virgin, Utah.
How do you keep manufacturing jobs here in the United States? The White House has been asking that very question: Chris King went to D.C. to give his answer.
Already an amazing descender, the new Enduro is now a hell of a climbing machine as well.
New frame. New shock. New wheel sizes. Scott’s revamped Genius line has a lot to offer riders.
Trond G. Hansen and Hans Rey. Livigno, Italy.
Pearl Izumi calls their new X-Project shoe “the world’s first, high performance mountain biking shoe that hikes or runs a bike as well as it pedals one.” We’ll see….
Despite having only recently opened, Stevens Pass Bike Park offers quite a bit for gravity riders in Seattle and Portland (who aren’t feeling the joy for crossing the Canadian border).
Mark Weir and company find that trout and trails are like the dirty, piscine equivalent of peanut butter and jelly, French films and confusion, clowns and emotionally-scarred children: things that complement each other perfectly.
Natty and Trey hit Stevens Pass Bike Park, near Leavenworth, Washington.
Logan Binggeli. St. George, Utah.
This week Seb trolls the `net in search of the decidedly uncool.
Andreas Hestler and Seb Kemp. Vancouver Island, BC.
Perhaps you know Tom Ritchey as the world’s most steadfast devotee of the Tom Selleck/Porn Star mustache, or the Marin County icon of the past, or simply the guy whose name is plastered on a crapload of components. Ritchey, however, is much more than any of those things.