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The making of a wooden bike

02.10.2015

Meet Michael Thompson, who took a $1 bet that he couldn't build a wooden bike. One thousand hours later, Michael was $1 richer and had some serious bragging rights.

Joystick originals with Garrett Robertson

02.10.2015

Part-time tinkerer and full-time slopestyle rider Garrett Robertson has it pretty good. He's living in a cabin with easy access to trails and plenty of space to work on trucks, dirt bikes and more.

Banshee Phantom | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.09.2015

“A bike for Bo and Luke Duke, maybe even Chuck Norris,” commented one tester. That seems about right. Bo and Luke can drive the wheels off a car, and the Phantom, like the General Lee, really shines with someone who can ride the wheels off it.

Trail Doctor | How to fix a broken chain

02.09.2015

Broken chains are pretty darn common, and are usually a ride-ending issue if you don't have the tools and knowledge to make the fix. Check out this episode of Trail Doctor to learn what you'll need and how to use it.

Video: Fontana Winter Series 2015

02.09.2015

Check out some of the DH action that went down over the weekend at Fontana.

Review: “IMBA’S guide to new school trails”

02.08.2015

IMBA released a Bike Park guidebook in October 2014, following the success of their previous two books. Through essays and expert contributors, this book guides the reader from day one to the completion of a bike park, covering planning, finance, design, management and more.

Making a 3D-printed mountain bike

02.07.2015

There's an adage that goes "The perfect number of bikes to own is is equal to N+1 where 'N' is the number of bikes you currently have." Well, this guy has come up with his own solution to that equation: he prints his own bikes, at home, with a 3D printer.

Just another winter ride

02.07.2015

Dan Bladon gets out for a ride on his local leaf-covered trails.

Framed III

02.07.2015

Andi Wittmann proves he can rip on any bike he gets his hands on, riding everything from dirt jumps to high alpine trails and the Nine Knights slopestyle course.

Niner Jet 9 RDO | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.06.2015

RDO, in Niner nomenclature, is short for ‘Race Day Optimized.’ In the case of our test Jet 9, this is embodied in a carbon-fiber frame using Niner’s patented CVA suspension to squeeze 100 millimeters of travel out of a Fox Float CTD shock.

Sedona MTB festival welcomes VIDA women’s skills clinic

02.06.2015

The Sedona Mountain Bike Festival is proud to announce that it will be home to the VIDA MTB Series women’s skills clinic. VIDA has been a stand out in the mountain bike industry, bringing women of all abilities together to learn and refine skills, and build the confidence that women need to be better riders.

Trek World Racing – the Brits

02.06.2015

Enjoy some highlights from the 2014 season with Trek's British DH racers Greg Williamson and Laurie Greenland.

Roommates | Geoff Gulevich and Mark Matthews

02.05.2015

Geoff Gulevich and Mark Matthews are grown men, but even grown men feel like little kids when the riding starts!

Tested: Maxxis Minion DHF

02.05.2015

Forget leverage rates, shock tunes and all the high-modulus marketing BS, nothing—absolutely nothing—matters more than a good set of tires. Really. And when it comes to aggressive riding in wet conditions, it's hard to do better than the Maxxis Minion DHF.

Deity: “Backwoods” featuring Alex Reveles

02.05.2015

Alex Reveles rides some creepy crawly Haloween-esque trails in this unique nighttime dirt jump edit from Deity Components!

Chris Akrigg and Joe Barnes search for the steep

02.05.2015

Chris Akrigg and Joe Barnes go hunting for the steepest trails they can find around Lake Garda.

Kevin Littlefield – Gravity Fed

02.05.2015

Kevin Littlefield gets in a pump track session before tearing down a few loamy tracks on his Evil trail and DH bikes.

Norco Sight Carbon Forma | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

02.04.2015

The Norco Sight Carbon Forma was the most polarizing bike in the women’s test, eliciting a different opinion from each rider. But one assessment was consistent–when pointed downhill, this bike rules.

10-year-old Jackson Goldstone jumps the Woodward MegaRamp

02.04.2015

Hungry for your daily slice of humble pie? Watch as Jackson Goldstone jumps the Woodward MegaRamp.

Palmer’s Picks: Alpinestars Outrider Shorts

02.04.2015

As a product tester, I'm always sweating the details, but I missed a big one on the Outriders. I figured, shorts are shorts, right? There's the fit and the features, and thats about it. Nope. These aren't your typical baggies.

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