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The Web Monkey Speaks: My “Mountain Bike Mecca”

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.

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Video: Danny MacAskill – “The Ridge”

10.02.2014

Danny MacAskill just launched his brand new mountain-bike clip “The Ridge.” Filmed on his home island, the Isle of Skye, the video shows MacAskill tackling a ridge that has never before been ridden on a bike.

Smith celebrates women in October

10.02.2014

During the month of October, Smith will donate $1 for every sunglass sold on smithoptics.com to First Descents.

Review: MRP AMg chainguide

10.02.2014

MRP's AMg chain guide offers a twofer to anyone opting to go the 1X route: the upper guide keeps your chain from going AWOL on rocky descents and the integrated taco–style skid takes the brunt of your mis-timed encounters with things large and immovable.

The Wind Hammer

10.01.2014

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.

Brandon Semenuk is the FMB World Tour Champion

10.01.2014

The Spaniard Andreu Lacondeguy can call himself the new Red Bull Rampage champion. but it's Brandon Semenuk that was crowned king of the FMB World Tour.

Video: “This is Peaty,” Ep. 7

10.01.2014

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 […]

Video: “Trail Ninja,” Ep. 18 – Mont Blanc

10.01.2014

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.

Enduro World Series prepares for final round

10.01.2014

The Enduro World Series will crown its new world champions this weekend – and all that stands between the riders and glory is the incredible trails of Finale Ligure, Italy.

Video: How not to hit Crabapple Hits

10.01.2014

Crash on the 4th jump of the Crabapple Hits at Whistler, British Columbia.

Video: Russian mall downhill race

09.30.2014

As they say in Russian, "Nobody's home!" (They are crazy!). Check out this Russian mall downhill race.

Video: POV of Andreu Lacondeguy’s winning run

09.30.2014

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!

Video: “Call of the Mountain”

09.30.2014

The two-man team of Francesco D'Alessio and Giorgio Frattale embarked on a multi-day trip in Gran Sasso d'Italia, Abruzzo, Italy, that will for sure make all adventurists a little jealous.

Gallery: Red Bull Rampage 2014 Finals highlights

09.30.2014

The Red Bull Rampage 2014 took freeride fans on its usual roller coaster of exhilarating highs and dramatic lows, as the world’s most capable big-mountain riders duked it out on fresh lines at a brand-new venue.

Review: Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5

09.30.2014

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.

Videos: Highlights from Red Bull Rampage 2014 finals

09.29.2014

As the action still reverberates in our minds, here are some of the highlights from the rowdy Red Bull Rampage 2014 finals.

News: Andreu Lacondeguy wins Red Bull Rampage 2014

09.29.2014

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.

Video: Beyond the Bike, Ep. 6 – Kelly McGarry

09.29.2014

Last year he backflipped his way to the podium at Rampage. But besides all his successes, Kelly McGarry is very approachable, humble and friendly.

Videos: Rampage qualifier highlights

09.29.2014

A collection of videos from the Red Bull Rampage qualifier rounds.

The Web Monkey Speaks: Unwarranted trail maintenance

09.29.2014

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.

Gallery: Red Bull Rampage qualifiers storm ahead

09.28.2014

The dozen or so riders who had yet to attempt a second run in the Red Bull Rampage qualifiers got their fair shot at getting into the finals Sunday.

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