Instant engagement hubs, stubby stems, tattooed seats and more in this second gallery from Frostbike 2015.
When it comes to the spectacle of mountain biking, we are the die-hard, the devoted. We show up to places like Whistler with bikes on our brains... But what about all the other people--the citizens, who arrived at Whistler with nothing more in mind than a cold beer, a foot massage or a Sunday stroll? What do "ordinary" people think of all this? We spent an afternoon finding out. Check out the slideshow.
Though Crankworx Whistler is home to a dizzying number of competitions, the biggest draw is always Saturday's Red Bull Joyride contest. The slopestyle event consistently showcases the best talent in the game with a monstrous course of man-made features. Big air, big tricks, big crowds, big crashes--Joy Ride 2013 delivered all of the above.
The third-annual Crankworx Official Whip-Off World Championships again proved to be one of the mountain-bike festival's most crowd-pleasing contests, with several hundred spectators ditching their bikes to watch the event's biggest-ever field of riders get sideways on Whistler Bike Park's massive Crabapple Hits.
We are not party planners here at Bike magazine. Probably because it’s not often we play the role of hosts, preferring to concentrate on what we’re good at—having fun— and leave the actual planning to those far better suited to sweating the small details. Thus, as we headed into Thursday night’s party at Crankworx to celebrate Bike magazine’s 20th anniversary we had the nerves typical for a first-time hosts: Will anyone show up? What if everyone hates the music? What if no one has fun?
What makes the Crankworx Air DH race one of the Whistler mountain bike festival's most exciting and popular events? For starters, it's a fantastic opportunity to see some of the world's fastest and most stylish downhillers ripping (and whipping) down one of the world's most legendary trails.
The Garbanzo DH has been described as a "vertical marathon"--an absolute suffer fest of a downhill course that requires not only tremendous skill, but nearly super-human levels of endurance . Covering some of the best terrain in the Whistler Bike Park, the Garbanzo DH is, as Reuben Krabbe's gallery above shows, always ground zero for some riveting action.
Tristan Merrick and Seb Kemp are joined today by Enduro World Series Director Chris Ball, as well as a who's who of Enduro racing stars: Fabien Barel, Anka Martin and Enduro World Series points leaders Jerome Clementz and Tracey Mosley are all in studio talking about Crankworx, the coming Enduro, and, of course, Whistler.
The greatest show on earth about mountain bike racing? Yes. Or to put it more accurately, hell yes! Host Tristan Merrick and his motley crew of insiders and racers lay down the real story of what's happening right now in the world of mountain bike racing. No fluff. No lame excuses--just smart, insightful talk from the people in the know. Check it out.
Last weekend we packed our bags and headed to Telluride for a weekend of turquoise-shaded mayhem. It was the 2013 Yeti Cycles Tribe Gathering--this time, set within the beautiful Uncompahgre National Forest. Lots of riding. Lots of good food and great people and, of course, beer and mini bikes. The gallery tells the story.
When I was invited by Anthill Films to join them and Matt Hunter on this pioneering journey for their upcoming short film, “Forgotten Dirt,” it was clearly a no-brainer. It was guaranteed to be the adventure of a lifetime. This video and photo gallery hint at what's coming on August 6th.
Much ink has been spilled in praise of Jackson Hole, but if these photos are any indication, this place ain't even close to being over-hyped. Photographer Craig Grant and the rest of the Yeti Cycles crew took a road trip to the Grand Tetons and came back with these outstanding images.
Off Track host, Tristan Merrick, is joined this week by Giant Factory Racing's Josh Carlson, who gives us the inside story on what really happened at Val d'Allos with his mega crash. Sven "The Silverback" Martin also makes an appearance to talk about Les 2 Alpes and what he is seeing at each round of the Enduro World Series.
"Ask a Founder" is Bike Magazine's live broadcast series in which we invite pioneers from the cycling world to tell their story and answer your questions. Engineering guru, Keith Bontrager, recently gave us a glimpse into his life during a live broadcast on bikemag.com - Here's a sample video and photo gallery from the event.
The racing action was fierce at Val di Sole. Our guests--Chris and Claire Kovarik, Sven Martin and Seb Kemp--shine a light on all that went down in Italy, both the obvious and the behind-the-scenes stories. Tune in to hear the real stories about racing that you won't hear anywhere else.