Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Bike Week Exclusive: Smith Optics Pivlock V2 Max

09.06.2012 //

Smith Optics’, Gabe Schroder, takes us through the many features on both the innovative PivLock V2 Max sunglasses and the more retro-relaxed Gibson model.

Left Field: Ex-KGB Mastermind Disguises Himself As Bird

09.06.2012 //

By Vernon Felton You can’t make this shit up. Let’s say you run a massive nation and that you have a background in covert operations. And let’s say that people who criticize you sometimes find themselves in prison or, well, suddenly no longer breathing. You’re an incredibly powerful man with a lot on your plate—there […]

Bike Week Exclusive: Cannondale’s Trigger

09.05.2012 //

In our video from Bike Week, Cannondale’s Mike Cushionbury gives the most comprehensive overview to date of the new Trigger.

News of the Tweet: On the Nature of Shame

09.05.2012 //

Riding bicycles is stupid. It’s only by some stroke of cosmic chance that no one laughs and points when they see an adult riding a bicycle down the road…

Video: Leogang World Champs Finals

09.04.2012 //

Who will wear the rainbow jersey for the next 12 months? It all boils down to one run, on one day. Here’s video from the finals in Austria.

Exclusive: Wade Simmons & Dan Barham Get “The Cover”

09.04.2012 //

We recently surprised both Wade Simmons and Dan Barham with framed covers from the latest issue of Bike. The “stoke” ensues.

Video: Strength in Numbers, the BC Builders

09.04.2012 //

Anthill Films just released the BC segment (check it out below) from their new community film project, “STRENGTH IN NUMBERS”.

Exclusive: Downieville Adventure Part 1

09.04.2012 //

Cannondale’s OverMountain team members Mark Weir, Ben Cruz and Jason Moeschler take a trip to Downieville that sort of makes every weekend you ever experienced seem like 48 hours spent strapped in the dentist’s chair.

Video: New Danny MacAskill Clip

09.03.2012 //

Danny MacAskill performs an astounding number of very cool moves in a very brief span of time. Prepare to be humbled by his latest video.

News: A Closer Look at Felt Circa 2013

09.02.2012 //

A quick look at Felt’s upcoming “Edict Nine” 29er dualie and their return to the all-mountain market, in the form of the all-new Compulsion LT.

News: RockShox Shows Off 27.5 (650B) Forks

09.01.2012 //

RockShox recently showed off their new 27.5-compatible SID and Reba models, which the company claims boast completely new chassis, optimized for the new(ish) wheel size.

Left Field: The Death Star Cafeteria

09.01.2012 //

And now, for yet another installment of things that having nothing whatsoever to do with bikes…. Here’s an animated clip that gives life to comedian, Eddie Izzard’s conception of what a day in the death star’s cafeteria must have been like.

Review: Bontrager Specter XR Helmet

08.31.2012 //

The Specter XR is equipped to go toe-to-toe with the better brain buckets on the market. While a few other lids offered better ventilation, the Bontrager is supremely comfortable, lightweight and easy to adjust.

Heavy Pedal Tour Photo Gallery #3

08.30.2012 //

Natty and Trey hit the road in search of the best that Utah and Wyoming have to offer–moose encounters, bucking broncos and big descents ensue.

News: Kona’s New All-Mountain Bike

08.29.2012 //

Both of Kona’s new Process models should skulk about in the chain-smoking, tough-kids’ corner of the all-mountain, high-school parking lot, alongside Specialized’s Enduro and Trek’s Slash models.

BIKE Mag’s Heavy Pedal Tour: Episode 3

08.28.2012 //

Natty and Trey hit the trails in Park City, Utah and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

2013 Kona Bike Launch

08.27.2012 //

Kona recently officially launched their 2013 bike line. This week we’ll take look at some of the new models as well as a few that have been given significant facelifts. Today? The massively re-worked Abra Cadabra.

Video: Giant Factory Off-Road Team 2012, Episode 2

08.26.2012 //

This isn’t another huck-fest video. It’s an exacting look at what it takes to win against a field of the world’s best riders.

News: Grandmother Destroys Religious Work of Art

08.26.2012 //

Octogenarian attempts to restore famous fresco and winds up making Jesus look like a monkey. Part of me thinks this is hilarious. The other part of me feels a bit bad for the little. old lady in question.

Video: Fabien Barel Presents…Episode #4

08.25.2012 //

Fabien Barel’s international road trip finds him ripping singletrack in the alps with Brook MacDonald.

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