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How’s this for the start of the fourth day of epic mountain biking? A 4:30am wake-up call as pre-cursor to watching the remnants of a beautiful sunrise over the Georgia Strait while waiting to board the first BC Ferries crossing of the day. With racers seeded in the starting chute, course director Rod Camposano shared [...]
Before the third stage of BC Bike Race was even underway today, event organizers were dealt a potentially show-stopping challenge this morning on course: sabotage. The course had been de-flagged for the third day and racers were lined up in the start chute ready to ride when the word came over event radios. Without hesitation, [...]
SRAM proudly continues their support of Radical Films by sponsoring their latest release, Kranked Revolve. Radical Films has been capturing the best mountain bikers in the world, riding the best trails in the world, since the original Kranked was released in 1997. Kranked Revolve is a high definition tribute to the ride and the rider. [...]
Twittered by World Cup photographer extraordinaire Gary PerkinCheck out that paint job!!
Mark Weir recently turned his derrier into a pin cushion for charity. As part of his ongoing preperations for the Urge Kenya Expedition Mark made a trip to the doctor for his immunization shots. What kind of shots? Well, it ain’t exactly your typical “mumps” shot, that’s for sure, although mumps IS on the list. [...]
Win a not-for-retail special edition carbon fiber Gary Fisher Superfly singlespeed mountain bike. Donate money at Fatcyclist.com’s LiveStrong Challenge page. For every $5 you donate to his Austin LiveStrong Challenge during the rest of January, you get a raffle ticket, which could be the winner of either the bike or a signed Lance Armstrong poster. [...]
Squirrel and Brice, the two newest members of Bike magazine’s editorial staff headed south of the border this morning, with the Sh*tbike in tow. Call it a trial by fire if you will, but they are headed for the first-annual Baja Epic stage race—a four-day, 300-mile race across Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. The primary focus of [...]
It’s difficult to discern a clear winner, but the Canadian is definitely givin’er! What is clear is the camerman has had a few too many…
Winterpark, Colorado is warming up its engines for the Crankworx Colorado slopestyle contest this weekend as well as a slew of other mountain biking events for pro and amateur riders alike. Winterpark is about a 2-hour drive from Denver so by the time I started walking the grounds all the rider qualifications were over, but [...]
Maybe those guys at Park Tool have a better sense of humor than people realize. The brand has a reputation for building no-nonsense tools for blue-collar bike mechanics, but last month, Park sent down some of their latest products—a BBQ spatula and tongs fashioned from pedal wrenches, spanners and even a spoke wrench. The company [...]
An inspiring interview with Tara Llanes as she recovers from her paralyzing spinal injury at the Craig Rehabilitation Hospital in Denver, including video, can be found here:http://cbs4denver.com/topstories/local_story_318090708.html.
By former Bike magazine editorial intern, Mollie Foster, reporting from Boulder, Colorado. It takes two…(wins that is) as U.S. cyclocross champions Katie Compton (Spike Shooter) and Ryan Trebon (Kona) demonstrated as they conquered the competition last weekend at both Boulder cyclocross races. Saturday marked The Redline Cup, a UCI C2 race, held at the Boulder [...]
After a weekend racing the 24 Hours at Moab I had a bit of down time to cruise some of the bike shops near our hotel. I headed for The Chili Pepper and couldn’t help but notice a stack of old magazines on their coffee table. I looked through them quickly and immediately spied this [...]
Several years ago the Red Bull Rampage got into full swing attracting hoards of bike industry types and freeriders to the sleeping little southern Utah towns of Hurricane, LaVerkin and Virgin. I got my very first press pass at the second Rampage event and I continued to shoot every one after that. But I didn’t [...]
Bike magazine assistant photo editor/extraordinaire Morgan Meredith has a tough life. He rarely gets to travel to Bike events and he spends most of his weekends cooped up in the studio, shooting product that he rarely gets to ride for both us and for Powder magazine—and he doesn’t even ski. But Morgan struck gold this [...]
This info has always been on bikemag.com but it was never collected in one place or easily accessible, so if you’re looking for a collection of gear previews, including product release information, you can now find all of that great info in the “Gear Preview” pulldown under “Gear” at the top of the www.bikemag.com homepage. [...]
The Buzz leading into the first day of World Championship competition focused almost entirely on injuries. And nobody’s name was mentioned more than Steve Peat. After a few weeks of speculation, it looks like Peaty, who badly dislocated his ankle in July, is going to race after all. What follows is mostly hearsay, but from [...]