Jamie Biluk and Andreas Hestler. Victoria, BC
Wade Simmons and Brett Tippie blow the doors off of winter–snowboarding and ripping trails in a fashion that is just jaw-dropping and which makes doing anything other than riding a bike today seem like cruel and unusual punishment.
Darren Berrecloth. Page, UT.
Just in case you forgot why Sam Pilgrim was in contention for the FMB title in 2012, this video comes along, blows your mind and makes a mockery of gravity.
Travis Brown. Altaussee, Austria
It’d be easy to hang up the bike for the winter when you live somewhere frozen solid, bitter cold and just damn unpleasant for a good chunk of the year. That, however, isn’t how folks from Michigan roll.
After six years of prototyping and real-world testing on both the
World Cup stage and FMB World tour, RockShox has announced that they’re ready to roll out new and improved versions of their Vivid and Vivid Air rear shocks.
Joe Schwartz. Nelson, BC.
Over the past decade, Bell’s been positioned as the “affordable” brand of helmets while its twin sister, Giro, received the sexy features. That’s all changing. Bell’s new Full 9 and Super helmet models suggest that Bell is on track to regain some of its former glory as a high-end, no-holds-barred helmet maker. We went inside Bell’s think tank to get the inside story on how a helmet is born: from rough sketch to high-tech brain bucket.
Bell Helmets is providing $100,000 in grants to fund three, great trail-building projects. You get to help choose the winner–so vote today–you might also snag some shwag for doing so.
Another Bike Magazine-exclusive video? Yes. With Camaros. It will all make sense soon enough.
In the meantime, master thespian, Seb Kemp, gets into character….
Easton Cycling recently introduced a hub upgrade kit for the M1 rear hubs used in EC90 XC, EA90 XC, EC70 Trail, Haven, Haven Carbon, Havoc and EA90 XD wheels. The Bearing Spacer Kit will be available late February 2013, free of charge for existing M1 rear hubs and is included as a running change in all M1 hub-equipped rear wheels shipped after mid-February.
Cannondale’s Trigger Carbon 1 is fast, flickable and tons of fun, though it left some testers wondering whether bigger wheels would make green grass greener.
Shelby Meinkey. Brian Head, Utah.
Hardtails, cedars, mist in the trees….lines carved. If this video doesn’t inspire you to get out and ride now—right now—you need to go check yourself for a pulse.
Shimano is famous for trickling down the high-end features from its premier groups on, essentially, an annual basis. Now, it’s time for Deore to get the redesign love.
Twenty-niners are poised to dominate the mountain bike world and they’re not alone: middle-child 650B is rolling in right behind. Is this the end of the 26-inch wheel? Not quite, but change is coming faster than you might think.