The perfect place to ride isn’t some exotic locale, loaded with hundreds of miles of singletrack. Sure, we all wish we could live in Whistler or Moab or Finale Ligure, but most of us don’t and never will. The best place, then, is the place you ride most often. The place that soaks up your blood and sweat. The place where you suffer defeat one day and come back swinging the next.
I am bent over the handlebars, slowly churning the pedals along on pan-flat gravel. Just over a mile away, dancing in the haze, shimmering like a mirage on the horizon, is my home. The tingling begins in my fingers, a sure sign that I am about to physically implode.
The last three stops of the World Cup circuit were a roller coaster of a ride for the Syndicate Team with Josh ‘Ratboy’ Bryceland going for the overall title and Steve Peat vying for the top-ten. And then to top it off, the season ended with a Championships that surprised the world. Sit back and […]
Come on a journey through the Italian backcountry with two of the biggest names in mountain biking - "Mark Weir" and "Matt Hunter." With the help of a decked-out retro camper van, the rivalrous duo camp out to get an early start on one of the most majestic trails in Europe. 'Glamping' this is not. This is ready-set-go trailhead adventure riding.
He wanted the title like no other competitor of Red Bull Rampage 2014. Three times in a row he missed the podium despite good performances and finished fourth. Now the time was right to break the Rampage curse. Watch his run through his eyes!
This bike loves rough trail and only gets more comfortable with speed. A mid-height, 13.5-inch bottom bracket provides pedal clearance without much sacrifice to the handling, while long 17.7-inch chainstays and a 66.5-degree head angle give the bike excellent stability in the chunky bits.
As the action still reverberates in our minds, here are some of the highlights from the rowdy Red Bull Rampage 2014 finals.
The brand-new course in Virgin, Utah, proved favorable for Spain's Andreu Lacondeguy as he came away with his first Red Bull Rampage win with a 95.25 on his first run.
When some wannabe Boy Scout decides to help the rest of us by making every trail mundane, he robs us of choice and degrades the mountain biking experience for everyone. Don't dumb down our trails.