After a drizzle that started mid-morning, the dirt in the Whistler Bike Park was in prime condition for the 2015 Crankworx Whistler Dual Speed and Style contest.
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.
Rocky Mountain's Thomas Vanderham & Geoff Gulevich traveled down to Utah to compete in this year's Red Bull Rampage, the largest and most dangerous competition in freeride mountain biking. Both of them killed it down there, coming away (mostly) unscathed and placing well (8th for Thomas, 11th for Gully). This is a short film about all the work and sweat and struggles behind the scenes of a competition like Rampage.
Right outside of the town of Bariloche is some of the sweetest ribbons of singletrack any of us had ever experienced. Not only that, but directly in town is a top quality shuttle zone that had us saying “one more run” over and over.
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.