Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
A pilfered IV-bag, a clothespin and a tube sock; these were the raw ingredients for the first hydration pack–a product every mountain biker has since used at one time or another. This is the story of how one man’s attempt to fend off heat exhaustion in a west Texas century led to a device which has saved everyone’s bacon at one time or another.
Acre’s rugged, versatile and spacious Hauser 14L hydration pack kicks off our 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide. Why’d we pick this one: well, there’s the bomber, waterproof construction, smart system of pockets, internal tool roll and, well, check out the write-up. You’ll see: it’s fairly bad ass.
We’ve been covering Kona’s new Process line for what seems like ages, despite the fact that the bikes are just now making their way into the world. Why have we dropped so much ink on these things? Because it’s the best line up from Kona in years. Check out the latest video from Kona and Bike’s own Blueprint video.
Enduro is demanding on riders and bikes in the same way: it requires a unique combination of all-out riding and reliability over long stages, multiple days of racing and ultimately a long season. This second chapter follows the best enduro racers in the world from the iconic Mega Avalanche in Alpe d’Huez to the final race of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, Italy.
At the peak of his career, world-renowned trials rider, Martyn Ashton, suffered an accident that paralyzed him. Ashton had been working on his ultimate movie, Road Bike Party 2, which now seemed as if it would never be finished. Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg, Ashton’s competitors and friends, have stepped up to finish the movie, which debuts today. Check it out here.
The guys from Mission Workshop brought the company’s new Acre mountain biking gear across the Atlantic, for some serious trail testing in the Alps. They also captured that journey in video and in a 75-page photo book featuring the work of Bike senior photographer, Dan Barham. Here’s a look inside the project.
Set in some seriously jaw-dropping scenery, this video is a smorgasbord of everything that makes BC great… It’s impossible to watch this and not want to ride.
It all starts out with a little trash talking: Who’s the “fittest” guy on the Giant squad? Who has the best skills? Obviously Adam Craig, Carl Decker and Josh Johnson don’t agree, so it all boils down to a game of “TCX” and some good, old-fashioned cyclocross racing. The stakes are high: Loser has to clean the other guy’s bathroom.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is no place for the faint of heart. When the snow dumps down in feet, rather than inches, the Yoopers just bust out bigger tires and get on with it. Imagine 15 miles of fast, flowy, bermed out single track, in the snow. That’s what Marquette’s Noquemanon Trails Network has built here, arguably the first trail of its kind.
“From Where We Stand” is about showing the world just how much beauty can be found in unexpected places…. The east coast is comprised of millions of mountain bikers who make up thousands of groups, clubs and organizations. The truth is, we can’t think of anywhere else you will find such a close knit group of people in such a far reaching community.