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.
Words by Barry Wicks Editor’s Note: In an effort to help you aspiring summer stage racers prepare for your singletrack challenges, Kona XC/Marathon racer Barry Wicks gives some key tips on how to survive—and hopefully enjoy—the races you set out to slay. In this episode, Wicks—who is the athlete ambassador for the new Singletrack 6 […]
Following the release of the one-by XD driveshell upgrade option for the ISO and ISO DH hubs, now offers the same upgrade for all mountain wheelsets.
The 2014 UCI World Cup DH Leogang was one of the most exciting races this season, if not THE most exciting.
The road trip is a hallowed part of the mountain biking experience. And for good reason. Making those life-changing journeys happen, however, when you're also toting around a dog, several smelly children and a load of diapers, it's less-obviously awesome, but still worth every tantrum, mis-timed potty break and parental meltdown.
South Lake Tahoe’s first-of-its-kind Corral trail officially opened to great fanfare on Saturday morning with 70 local volunteers on hand to pitch in on final trail work, celebrate with beer, brats and a raffle and, of course, shuttle a run on the newly built section of the 3-mile flow trail.
As the fourth stop of the UCI World Cup approaches, don't forget about the excitement of Fort William. History was made by a young buck, weather threatened to wreck havoc and the crowd shook the finish.
When Trek told us that they were doing 148-millimeter rear axle spacing, our first reaction was to turn our noses up at it. We just figured the whole axle spacing thing out, didn't we? But they swore that it was legit, so we flew out to Waterloo to get the story on Boost 148 to see if this was just a marketing gimmick or the real thing.
The fifth installment of "Inside Specialized Racing" follows Aaron Gwin, Troy Brosnan and other athletes as they reflect back on the Fort William.
It’s a roller bag. No, it’s a backpack. Wait, it’s both. Kind of sounds like one of those infomercials promising a can opener that can double as a rocket launcher—too good to be true. But in this case, Thule is on target with their claim: the Thule Crossover 38L Carry-On doubles capably as both a mini-rolling bag and a backpack. In short, this is one versatile bit of luggage.