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Dirty Words: The Happiest Place on Earth

08.11.2012 //

By Sal Ruibal This weekend’s Olympic Mountain Bike races are the last events in the London 2012 Games and while these races are far from the most popular events at the Olympics, they are the happiest. That’s because, despite all the teary fake-hugs and glad-for-bronze smiles on NBC, the men and women racing on mountain […]

Video: Why Whistler Really Doesn’t Suck

08.11.2012 //

Video Courtesy of Cycles Devinci With Crankworx gearing up, you might be wondering why Whistler gets so much press. Ian Morrison and Steve Smith do a fine job of providing proof that Whistler lives up to its hype. Crankworx 2012: A Local’s Guide from Cycles Devinci on Vimeo.

Heavy Pedal Tour Photo Gallery #1

08.10.2012 //

By Vernon Felton Though Natty and Trey are still in the first stretch of the 2012 Heavy Pedal Tour, they’re already racking up a sizeable horde of photos. Including these right here.

Bike Mag’s Heavy Pedal Tour: Episode 1

08.10.2012 //

Natty and Trey–co-pilots on Bike’s Heavy Pedal Tour–hit up some of Colorado’s finest bike parks, including Trestle, Granby and Keystone.

Red Bull Joyride 2012: The Gargantuan Teaser

08.10.2012 //

By now, you’ve probably heard us talk up the Red Bull Joyride. No? Well check out this giant of a video clip. It’ll clue you in and burn a hole in your computer screen.

Left Field: Social Distortion’s Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown

08.09.2012 //

This animated clip proves that artistic evolution can br overrated and that Social Distortion can still cook up a compelling pot of musical kick ass.

Video: Strength in Numbers–the Whistler Segment

08.09.2012 //

Anthill’s latest film, Strength in Numbers, captures not just the riding in Whistler, but the community of riders who call Whistler home.

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

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