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The Web Monkey Speaks: Bikes are simple

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.

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Video: “Tripping Worldwide Inc.” teaser

06.30.2014

Shenanigans, mountain bikes, and a hell of a lot of fun... This teaser of "Tripping Worldwide Inc." help you get over your Monday blues.

British Columbia Bike Race day 1

06.30.2014

Keeping up its reputation for being a wet course, racers tackled trails that mixed high-speed flow with berms, roller-coaster drops, rocks, root clusters and tight corners.

First Look: Ibis Tranny 29

06.30.2014

This morning, the veil is officially lifted to reveal the sleek, super lightweight Tranny 29 singlespeed or geared hardtail, about a year after Ibis retired the 26-inch version.

The Web Monkey Speaks: Riding With Groms

06.30.2014

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.

News: Schwalbe releases more about PROCORE

06.28.2014

Schwalbe's new Dual Chamber System, PROCORE, is getting closer to public release. They say the Dual Core System will eliminate snake-bites, among other things.

Video: The Deer Camp | Backyard Session in Aptos

06.27.2014

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.

Gallery: 2014 California Enduro Series round 2

06.27.2014

The second stop of the California Enduro Series was held on the rocky, loose terrain of China Peak Mountain Resort near Lakeshore.

Tested: Mavic Crossmax Hydropack 8.5

06.27.2014

The Crossmax Hydropack 8.5 is the smaller counterpart to the Hydropack 15 and is designed to carry 100 ounces (3 liters) of water and most anything you would need for medium and long rides.

Video: Highlights reel from Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014

06.26.2014

Sit back and enjoy the best moments of the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014!

News: Silver Star Bike Park opens

06.26.2014

Silver Star Mountain Resort opened its bike park today and is now operating seven-days-a-week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until September 1.

Preview: Transition TransAM 29 1

06.26.2014

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.

Win an all-inclusive trip to Whistler

06.25.2014

Upload your photo and show why you want to experience one of the most premier destinations of the world.

Creative force: Stevens Pass Bike Park opens

06.25.2014

Determination, stoke, faith, grit and blood turned a money-starved idea into a riding-rich reality.

A life of tribulations: How Oklahoma mountain biking saved Tommy Duvall

06.25.2014

Great singletrack brought a once-convicted felon back to the (not-so) straight and narrow.

RE:Aktiv: A detailed look at Trek’s F1 inspired shock

06.25.2014

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.

Video: Bikes, boats and beasts – A Scotland safari | “Trail Ninja, Ep. 15″

06.24.2014

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.

Video: Bat-Sh*t crazy urban downhill in Bratislava City | “Urban Legend, Ep. 8″

06.24.2014

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. […]

Santa Cruz Bicycles drops price on popular carbon frames

06.24.2014

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.

Tested: Trek Fuel EX 9.8 27.5

06.24.2014

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.

Video: Highlights of the iXS European Downhill Cup series round 2 | Schladming

06.23.2014

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.

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