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First Impressions: SRAM XX1

08.15.2012 //

We rode the poop out of SRAM’s new single-ring group at Whistler Bike Park and, on the whole, walked away mightily impressed by XX1.

Bike Week Exclusive: Scott’s New 27.5 and 29er Genius

08.15.2012 //

In 2013, Scott Sports will prove one of the most avid proponents of 27.5 (650B) wheels. Scott Sports’ marketing director, Adrian Montgomery, gives us the low-down on both next year’s 27.5 (650B) and 29er Genius models.

Bike Week Exclusive: Dakine Upgrades the Humble Tailgate Pad

08.14.2012 //

Dakine went back to the drawing board and came up with some simple, yet clever, tweaks that make their venerable tailgate pad even better.

Video: The Future–Anthony Messere

08.14.2012 //

The future of mountain biking? It’s a lot to lay on the shoulders of a 16-year old, but Anthony Messere’s proven he’s up to the challenge.

Meet The North Face “Send It To Win It” Contest Winner

08.13.2012 //

Kurt Shimada won The North Face’s “Send It to WIn It” contest with this video right here–and now he’s going to Whistler for free.

Red Bull Joyride 2012: Riders to Watch

08.13.2012 //

Any of the 18 finalists in the Red Bull Joyride could roll in and win this sucker, but here are a few that just might take the crown.

Giant Trance X 29: A Closer Look

08.12.2012 //

Giant’s new 29er trail bike already has a national title under its belt and a pedigree that suggests that this is going to be one of the best sellers of 2013. Here’s the scoop on the new bike.

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? — 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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