My gasoline orgy reminded me of why I love bikes so much. In a way, bikes are everything cars are not. Sure, both are modes of transportation, but bikes are simple and just how wonderful that fact is cannot be overstated. With bikes, there are no puking carburetors, no slipping clutches, no faulty oxygen sensors, no ominous grinding noises in your differential… Simple is beautiful.
It’s hard to get inside a kid’s head, to remember how scary or intimidating riding a bike once was for yourself, before the same experience magically morphed into this thing that's thrilling and invigorating today. But if you do that--and put away your dream of teaching them to catch big air or rail singletrack in a single day--you might just make a lifelong rider of a grom.
Just another afternoon with local riders in Aptos, California. Tacos, beer and a bonfire round out the sick backyard action from riders Gregg Watts, Ray George, R-Dog (Ryan Howard), Paul Basagoitia, Tyler McCaul, Jackson Goldstone, Christian Wright and Alex Reveles. After only a few months of building, The Deer Camp has become one of the most progressive jump spots in Aptos.
Sit back and enjoy the best moments of the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014!
A hardtail is a hardtail is a hardtail, right? Nope. Sure, they all lack rear suspension, but that's where the similarity often ends. Transition's TransAM 29er is a good example--a steel-framed wagon wheeler that's less interested in winning races and entirely obsessed with making short work of technical terrain. Vive la difference.
Great singletrack brought a once-convicted felon back to the (not-so) straight and narrow.
We're not one to blindly accept new technologies or drink the so-called company Kool-Aid, but sometimes it’s hard to tell when getting flown to amazing riding locations, like Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina, if there’s something besides water in the bottle.
In "Trail Ninja, Ep. 15," Dan Milner, along with other adventurists, float their bikes across bays in the highlands of Scotland. This is a dream trip.
Seriously get ready! This is one hell of a ride. Beginning with a gap out the start-gate, Marcelo Gutierrez rips down the tight roads of Bratislava in the Bratislava City Downhill. He sends blind gaps all the way down, somehow manages to navigate wooden bridges and keeps his focus as crowds scream their heads off. […]
A new manufacturing partnership has allowed Santa Cruz Bicycles to drop the prices on the carbon frames of some of its most-popular models: the Bronson, the 5010 and the Tallboy.
A couple weeks ago Trek introduced some bikes and technologies at its media event in North Carolina. The Fuel EX 27.5 and RE:aktiv shock are the first of these new products to hit shop floors, so we’ve been spending every waking hour with the new bike and shock putting them through their paces.
Team Lapierre Gravity Republic riders took a double win at the European Downhill Cup series round 2, with Emmeline Ragot and Loic Bruni dominating the women's and men's fields.