We take one more walk around the pits at Laguna Seca to highlight this year’s most promising gear.
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 […]
Diamondback Bicycles unveiled its 2013 line of mountain bikes over the weekend with the perfect blend of new product information and actual time on the trails—as well as on a spectacular composition of backyard dirt jumps.
As many predicted, the weather in Chatel, France, was the deciding factor at the 6th edition of Mountain Style. The organizers of the contest decided that the rain and high winds overnight made the course too dangerous for riders to attempt a final run on Sunday. Brandon Semenuk’s top qualifying run from Saturday would earn […]
Qualifying for the 6th edition of Chatel Mountain Style took place Saturday, July 7th in Chatel, France, and despite clear skies and sunshine, weather played a major role in how many of the competitors approached the course in their qualifying runs. Unpredictable gusty winds forced top riders to opt out of the biggest drop-in at […]
By Nicolas Teichrob Two years ago while traveling through South America, I stumbled across the quaint town of Sorata, Bolivia. Located approximately a 4-hour drive north of the capital city, La Paz, Sorata sits at 2,678 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by the glaciated mountain peaks of the Cordillera Real. The grandness of […]
By Brice Minnigh Photos: Anthony Smith (unless otherwise noted) In one of the most dramatic moments of this year’s Sea Otter Classic, Kyle Strait fended off some of the world’s fastest racers to win a commanding victory in the dual-slalom event. Under blue skies and a searing-hot sun, Strait proved to an exuberant crowd that […]
Photos: Anthony Smith Bike had the chance tag along with Brendan Fairclough during one of his off-season days in Southern California. This particular day, Fairclough filming with Clay Porter for an upcoming edit.
Photos by Bear Cieri Words by Vince Hempsall Rolling hills stretch out before us like waves on a green sea. Forests of jack pine and spruce carpet the hillsides and ordered rows of balsam fir line the Christmas tree plantations in the tiny valley town of East Hereford. We were paused on a loamy singletrack […]
Photos: Anthony Smith Words: Chris Winter One thing that makes our sport unique is the different natural landscapes that we traverse on our bikes. Some of us ride the ancient Appalachians and its mixed forests, others spend weekends pedaling the sub-alpine of the Rocky Mountains while flowy Arizona singletrack starts on the end of some […]
By Garrett Grove I had heard faint whispers that the legendary Retallack Lodge (located in the Selkirk Mountains of BC, Canada) had teamed up with well-known trail builder Riley McIntosh to begin the process of opening the famed ski territory for summer time mountain biking. So when an email from one of the Lodge’s trail […]
Words and photography by Bruno Long As I watch the rain fall outside my window, I know that freezing levels are also falling and the snow line, which has most people in Revelstoke thinking of deep snow and the return of La Niña, is creeping down towards our steep valley bottom. As most residents look […]
Photos: Dan Barham Words: Bad Vlad and the Apparatchiks Bike magazine’s Bible crew was lucky enough to stumble upon Brevard, North Carolina’s ‘Zombie Squirrel’ Alleycat Race—a celebration of bikes, beer, brains and bar chords. The inimitable DFB was there to capture the undead action.
Words: Joe Parkin Photos: Anthony Smith Video: Scott Smith Every professional athlete I’ve ever met has really just been a larger, stronger and faster 12-year old, with an insatiable desire to try new things. And every professional wheel-sports athlete I’ve ever met has had some strong interest in other wheel sports. In other words, most […]
Photos: Anthony Smith The Portland Design Works / Paved Magazine Circulus Pursuit was a single-elimination pursuit-style race around the compact (about 40 feet in diameter) circular velodrome. The competition came down to a very exciting finals round between Jason, an explosive young show-boater, and Geneo, a 49 year old Minneapolis resident and bike shop owner […]
Written by Seb Kemp Photos by Nicolas Teichrob Day One: Lift-off! The De Havilland chugs across the lake and we lift slowly off of the water. The noise from the engines would muffle any conversation, that is, if the incredible scenes didn’t already do so. Everyone present on the plane is glued to the window. […]
Photos: Liam Doran The first stage of the inaugural Trestle All-Mountain Enduro was a chainless downhill, where Mother Nature decided to make things interesting by throwing random downpours, cold winds and lightning in the mix. It was this stage that saw downhill racer Brian Buell take an early, and surprising, lead over Ross Schnell. Over […]
Photos and words by: Anthony Smith Just hours before the Kokanee Crankworx Red Bull Joyride slopestyle event, some of the world’s best racers, freeriders, and local shredders gathered on Whistler’s Crabapple Hits trail to battle for bragging rights in the unofficial Whip Off World Championships.
Words: Ryan LaBar Photos: Anthony Smith and Bruno Long The weather cleared and summer finally hit in Whistler, British Columbia, for the Red Bull Joyride slopestyle contest. In a high-flying battle with insane tricks and unfortunate crashes during the first two rounds, the field was whittled down to just eight riders for the super finals. […]