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Norco’s New 650B Range

08.08.2012 //

Norco’s 650B (27.5) Range should roll up and over things more easily than its 26er sibling of yore. Yes, we’ll be testing one. For now, check out the video below for the story behind the new bike.

Morewood Debuts Split Pivot Bikes

08.08.2012 //

Morewood just announced that the wait is over. Two new Split Pivot (Dave Weagle) models—the 150-millimeter travel Sukuma and the 170-millimeter travel Jabula–are available now.

Red Bull Joyride 2012: Who’s Invited

08.08.2012 //

Eighteen of the best riders in the business will battle it out for a chunk of the $45,000 in prize money and historical bragging rights.

Video: Marin Mount Vision XM8

08.08.2012 //

Marin Bikes relaunched their full suspension line in 2012 and we’ll soon publish a review of their all mountain model, the Mount Vision XM8. In the meantime, here’s a clip of Andrew Taylor running that same bike through its paces.

Bike Week Exclusive: Trek’s 2013 Stache 29er and Fuel EX

08.07.2012 //

Here’s the skinny on what sets Trek’s new Stache hardtail apart from the company’s long line of 29ers.

News Of The Tweet: The Zombification Of Social Media

08.07.2012 //

By Seb Kemp Book reviews are being killed by kindness, says @silvermanjacob. Where has the venom gone, is social media to blame? bit.ly/T6BJnC — The Millions(@The_Millions) August 4, 2012 The above link to an article by @silvermanjacob points out an unforeseen problem with social media: that is, the niceness epidemic. In his article, Silverman says […]

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08.06.2012 //

Red Bull Joyride 2012 Draws Near

08.06.2012 //

Come August 18th many of the world’s most skilled riders will be flipping, whipping and blowing minds on the most ridiculous slopestyle course ever built—that, in a nutshell, is what the Red Bull Joyride is all about.

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 […]

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