Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Preview: Giant Shows Off 2013 Glory

08.05.2012 //

Carbon fiber? Nope, but Giant Bicycles makes no apologies for the new Glory DH bike, which has already been ridden to a World Championship victory and several World Cup podium finishes.

Left Field: Viva The Social Media Revolution!

08.05.2012 //

Famous people read nasty tweets about themselves.

Left Field: The Melvins First Tour

08.04.2012 //

Buzz Osborne chronicles the Melvins disastrous 1986 Tour in the clip below.

Bike Week Exclusive: Trek’s 2013 Fuel EX

08.03.2012 //

Trek’s Assistant MTB Brand Manager, Ross Rushin, attended Bike Week in Sun Valley and brought along this 2013 Fuel EX. Check out this video in which Ross explains next year’s many upgrades to the Fuel EX.

Dirty Words: Ain’t No Mountain High ‘Enuf

08.03.2012 //

Sal Ruibal–a journalist who’s covered no fewer than 10 Olympic games–gives his take on Olympic mountain biking

Red Bull Rampage 2012 Takes Shape

08.03.2012 //

This October, the Red Bull Rampage will once again bring the best of the sport to Virgin, Utah for a downhill spectacle that will be sure to drop jaws around the world.

Introducing Bike Magazine’s Heavy Pedal Tour 2012

08.02.2012 //

Natty and Trey will be piloting this camper to the best bike parks in the country while on BIKE Magazine’s Heavy Pedal Tour 2012.

Trek Reveals 2013 Mountain Bikes

08.01.2012 //

Trek’s given us a sneak peak at their 2013 trail and cross country lines. What’s in store for next year? New models, for starters, and serious upgrades to bikes such as the Fuel EX, Superfly 100 and Superfly.

Bike Week: Sun Valley, Idaho – Photo Gallery and Video

08.01.2012 //

By Vernon Felton Photos by David Reddick Once a year all of us at Bike head for the hills to sample the latest bikes and products on location, somewhere, far, far away from I-5, cubicles and smog. The annual event is called Bike Week and this time around, we and some of our friends descended […]

Video: Round One Of Enduro Of Nations

07.31.2012 //

The Vibram Enduro of Nations Round One ended with victory for Jerome Clementz Cannondale/SRAM) in the Superenduro Powered by SRAM race.

Win the Whistler Trip of a Lifetime

07.30.2012 //

News flash: here’s what’ll happen if you don’t enter this contest right now: some douche bag will score a free trip to Whistler and that douche won’t—sadly— be you.

Bradley Wiggins Gives The Best Interview Ever

07.29.2012 //

By Vernon Felton So, let me begin by apologizing to Seb Kemp for shamelessly poaching this clip from his latest, excellent News of the Tweet post, but I can’t resist: this is two minutes and 45 seconds of pure gold. Having sat in on my fair share of race-day Q&As, I’ve often been astounded by […]

Video: Steve Peat POV at Val d’Isere

07.29.2012 //

Here’s a quick clip from the second-to-last stop on this year’s World Cup circuit. Oh, and for those of you who weren’t riveted to your computer all weekend, here’s the top five breakdown for the men and women. It was yet another big day for the Athertons. Men 1. Brook Macdonald 2. Gee Atherton 3. […]

Video: Specialized’s R&D Team

07.28.2012 //

By Vernon Felton To anyone who’s ever considered a job in engineering and thought, “Nah, that’s not for me–too many slide rules, too much math, too much time imprisoned in a dungeon whilst being forced to crank out meaningless equations relating to bridge pilings, traffic circle dimensions and waste-water treatment cleansing cycles.” Well, apparently, a […]

Salsa Cycles “Reveal Your Path” Contest

07.27.2012 //

If you could ride your bicycle anywhere in the world, where would it be? That’s what Salsa Cycles wants to know and if your answer is compelling enough, you might just win a new bike and an Alaskan adventure courtesy of Salsa’s Reveal Your Path video contest.

Lezyne Goes Nuts With The Product Testing

07.27.2012 //

Lezyne says their new Year 6 LED line of lights will be crazy durable. How can we say such a thing? Want proof. Check out this video in which the new light is frozen into a block of ice, immersed in scalding espresso and just keeps on blinking away.

Guy Wins Megavalanche Class On Singlespeed Hardtail

07.27.2012 //

Frank Schneider is a hard, hard man. This, apparently, explains why the former World Cup DH racer decided to race Megavalanche’s Masters Challenger Class on a hardtail—a singlespeed hardtail—and won.

Free Trip to Whistler with Shandro

07.26.2012 //

Win a free trip (worth $3,700) to ride Whistler bike park with Andrew Shandro. Yeah, seriously. Enter now (before noon on July 31st) and make everyone you know insanely jealous.

Video: Wrenching with Yeti Cycles

07.26.2012 //

Assembling a bike: theoretically it’s the least sensational and sexy aspect of bike building, but this stellar video from Yeti proves otherwise.

Preview: Intense Tracer 275 Mountain bike

07.25.2012 //

Just 24 hours ago, Intense Cycles joined the many companies (Norco, Jamis and Scott, to name just a few) that have rolled out new 650B models. The new bike is called the Tracer 275 and Intense predicts it’ll be available in October.

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