Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
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 […]
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 […]
Here’s a quick clip from the second-to-last stop on this year’s World Cup circuit. Oh, and for those of you who weren’t riveted to your computer all weekend, here’s the top five breakdown for the men and women. It was yet another big day for the Athertons. Men 1. Brook Macdonald 2. Gee Atherton 3. […]
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 […]
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 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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]