Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
Words by Harlan Price Campbell River hosted day two of the BC Bike Race under the wettest conditions in race history. With a police escort, 525 spirited racers left from the Robert Ostler Park under a steady drizzle of rain. After a neutral start the police escort pulled aside and an opening road section spread […]
Words by Harlan Price/Photos by Dave Silver, Margus Riga and Todd Weselake BC Bike Race Day 1 Surrounded by a country celebrating its birthday, the winners of the opening day at the BC Bike Race started their seven-day journey through epic BC singletrack. Barry Wicks, and Wendy Simms (Kona Bikes) won the opening stages of […]
By Vernon Felton By now, you probably know that SRAM is rolling out an 11-speed, single-ring group called XX1. If not, check out this story. Today, SRAM revealed a few more details about the new group, which they believe will appeal to both enduro and cross-country racing types. If you’re still grappling with the whole […]
By Vernon Felton First, a disclaimer: the rack you see here has “Sportworks” stickers plastered all over it—this is because that particular company created the T2 rack shortly before selling their consumer rack division to Thule. The T2, however, remained relatively unchanged for years, which is testimony to just how good the original recipe was. […]
Canadian BMX rider Drew Bezanson has lit up the Internet on several occasions with ground-breaking edits from his home park in Ontario, Joyride 150. This latest edit raises the bar again, with specially-built features allowing Bezanson to fully showcase his amazing skills.
By Vernon Felton Diamondback Bicycles just launched a new contest called, The Draft, and the premise is pretty simple: one of you readers out there will win a pimped- out Diamondback and a free trip that will have you ripping trails on July 21st, at Diamondback’s 2013 press launch in Park City. What’s more, the […]
It’s fairly easy to get hung up on defining that which is real riding—mountain-bike media and industry marketing types are constantly creating new language and rules. I think it’s in fact realest when we no longer worry about defining anything—when you run what you brung and just enjoy your own ride.
By Vernon Felton Rheee-Rheee-Rheee-Rheee. Damn. I quit pedaling and grind to a stop. Somewhere along the line, sometime during the last eternity and change of grunting and sweating and humping my bike up this peak, I knocked the rear wheel out of true. For the past hour my rotor has been squealing like Ned Beatty […]
By Vernon Felton A week ago I posted a quick summary of Giant’s newest addition to its mountain line—the Anthem X Advanced 29er. In a nutshell, Giant took their best-selling, full-suspension bike to date (the Anthem X 29er) and replaced its aluminum front triangle with one made of carbon. The result: a loss of 185 […]