Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"

Video: Specialized’s R&D Team

07.28.2012 //

By Vernon Felton To anyone who’s ever considered a job in engineering and thought, “Nah, that’s not for me–too many slide rules, too much math, too much time imprisoned in a dungeon whilst being forced to crank out meaningless equations relating to bridge pilings, traffic circle dimensions and waste-water treatment cleansing cycles.” Well, apparently, a […]

Salsa Cycles “Reveal Your Path” Contest

07.27.2012 //

If you could ride your bicycle anywhere in the world, where would it be? That’s what Salsa Cycles wants to know and if your answer is compelling enough, you might just win a new bike and an Alaskan adventure courtesy of Salsa’s Reveal Your Path video contest.

Lezyne Goes Nuts With The Product Testing

07.27.2012 //

Lezyne says their new Year 6 LED line of lights will be crazy durable. How can we say such a thing? Want proof. Check out this video in which the new light is frozen into a block of ice, immersed in scalding espresso and just keeps on blinking away.

Guy Wins Megavalanche Class On Singlespeed Hardtail

07.27.2012 //

Frank Schneider is a hard, hard man. This, apparently, explains why the former World Cup DH racer decided to race Megavalanche’s Masters Challenger Class on a hardtail—a singlespeed hardtail—and won.

Free Trip to Whistler with Shandro

07.26.2012 //

Win a free trip (worth $3,700) to ride Whistler bike park with Andrew Shandro. Yeah, seriously. Enter now (before noon on July 31st) and make everyone you know insanely jealous.

Video: Wrenching with Yeti Cycles

07.26.2012 //

Assembling a bike: theoretically it’s the least sensational and sexy aspect of bike building, but this stellar video from Yeti proves otherwise.

Preview: Intense Tracer 275 Mountain bike

07.25.2012 //

Just 24 hours ago, Intense Cycles joined the many companies (Norco, Jamis and Scott, to name just a few) that have rolled out new 650B models. The new bike is called the Tracer 275 and Intense predicts it’ll be available in October.

Sterling Lorence’s Latest Masterpiece

07.24.2012 //

By Seb Kemp Twenty-five….that’s how many times Sterling Lorence’s photos have graced the cover of Bike magazine. In fact, our latest issue–the Photo Annual–sports yet another one of his images. While that may not sound earth shattering to everyone, many accomplished professional photographers never snag even a single cover of Bike, much less the issue […]

Absalon Wins 2012 Megavalanche

07.23.2012 //

By Vernon Felton For the second year in a row, Remy Absalon piloted his Commencal to victory in one of the most trying races on the planet. Megavalanche has been punishing riders for a decade now. The recipe for pain is straightforward: join a couple hundred racers on a glacier atop Pic Blanc, pin the […]

Bullet meet sunglasses. Sunglasses meet bullet.

07.21.2012 //

By Vernon Felton What level of eye protection is necessary for mountain biking? Chances are you probably never gave the question much thought. The average cyclist is content with the thought that his sunglasses keep glare at bay, fend off the random, errant bumble-bee and, may or may not make them look more like a […]

Video: Behind the scenes at Mavic

07.20.2012 //

By Vernon Felton Back in April, Mavic announced that they were greatly expanding their 29er line–a good thing since they had just one wagon wheel in the line up for 2012 (the 1,755 gram C29ssmaxx). For 2013, Mavic will have three new 29er models that span the cost-performance spectrum from chi-chi racer fare (that’d be […]

Video: Geoff Kabush and Co. Weigh in on Maxxis’ Aspen

07.19.2012 //

Many people view Maxxis as that company that rolls out tenacious downhill tires. While there’s no denying the appeal of the company’s well known gravity-oriented meats like the Minion and High Roller, Maxxis has always had an expansive line of cross-country treads. Here’s a quick rundown on the design and philosophy behind Maxxis’ Aspen tire, […]

Video: Fabien Barel Presents #3

07.19.2012 //

This third installment of Fabien Barel’s globetrotting adventure features some jaw-dropping clips with Andreu Lacondeguy–flowy all-mountain stuff, dirt jumps, a giant pit full of foam that you’ll wish was located in your own backyard and more. It’ll probably also remind you of how feeble your own riding skills are… At least it did that for […]

New Bikes, New Gear and Amazing Trails

07.14.2012 //

By Vernon Felton Once a year we BIKE editors ditch the cubicles at the mothership and head out for a week of riding the latest bikes and products on some of the best trails in the country. We call the event “BIKE Week” and those days spent on the trail are often our first opportunity […]

Cannondale’s New Trigger Model Captured Live

07.10.2012 //

By Vernon Felton Didn’t make it to the latest press launch to ride the latest Cannondale bikes? Well, neither did 99.9 percent of the world. The video below, however, gives you a first-hand glimpse of the bikes that were on display. No suprise, the the Jekyll and Claymore both make appearances, but so does Cannondale’s […]

Preview: Magura TS8 29er

07.09.2012 //

By Vernon Felton Some days just don’t play out the way you plan them. Take today for instance…. Today, I was going to slap Magura’s new 29er fork onto my bike, give it a test run on a solid four-hour ride and call it all good before heading out for a week of riding in […]

2012 BC Bike Race Report: Day 7

07.08.2012 //

Words by Harlan Price The BC Bike Race closed at a party on the finishing line at Whistler’s Olympic Plaza lawn with the sunshine reflecting off the remaining summer snow of the surrounding mountain peaks. As riders crossed the line, getting hugs and medals, their tears mixed with the sweat and dust caked on their […]

2012 BC Bike Race Report: Day 6

07.07.2012 //

Words by Harlan Price Yesterday riders of the BC Bike Race awoke to the sun peaking over the ‘Chief’, a solid dome of granite, standing a reassuring 417 meters above the tents of base-camp. Nestled by the protective ‘Chief’ and Garibaldi Peak, the atmosphere of the traveling pageant that is the BC Bike Race obtained […]

2012 BC Bike Race Report: Day 5

07.06.2012 //

Words by Harlan Price With hump-day out of the way, riders got to touch their tires to classic Sunshine Coast singletrack on the 40km course from Sechelt to the BC Ferry terminal of Langdale. With over 1400 meters of climbing, earning those turns was no easy task but the rewards included the one-of-a-kind 7km singletrack […]

2012 BC Bike Race Report: Days 3 and 4

07.05.2012 //

The weather gods have finally decided to be merciful and the rain’ stopped, and the racing at the 2012 BC Bike Race is truly heating up.

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