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.
Do we feel bad about pummeling the bike voted "Best Mountain Bike" at this year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show? Hell no. Not when the winner, Breadwinner Cycle's Bad Otis, is 25 pounds of brawling fun. And, yes, that's a six-inch travel Pike up front.
Bill Hawley of North Vancouver, British Columbia, is the final photographer to be added to the lineup of pro photographers storming the stage at Whistler Olympic Plaza for the Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx Whistler.
Perched on the flanks of Burke Mountain, the campground has been around a lot longer than Kingdom Trails – or even mountain biking. Built in the 1930s, it was a mountain retreat for nature lovers, both local and visitors, who came to hike Burke and take in the night sky; the Milky Way looks close enough to touch.
Mavic introduces the light weight Crossmax SL mountain bike wheel system. Made for cross-country riders, racers, and fast trail riders, the Crossmax SL features exclusive Mavic materials and technologies for exceptional light weight with no sacrifice in stiffness, durability, or ride quality.
Over 500 mountain bikers gathered there for the epic Red Bull Holy Bike 2014 race.
The third installment of the Al-ASS-Ka or Bust follows the Angry Singlespeeder across the boarder, as he makes his way to Singlespeed Worlds in Alaska.
Gear Editor Ryan Palmer has had his fun throwing around the newest addition to Specialized fleet, the S-Works Enduro 650B, over the past month. This much anticipated bike–following in the wake of the its bigger brother, the much-loved, long-travel 29er–has been well received by Palmer. The bike is now available to the public and here are his impressions.
Get close to the action with the GoPro footage from the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014. Watch some of the best freeride mountain bikers take on the trails at Mottilino Fun Mountain in Livigno, Italy.
One in three bike shops in America closed their doors during the past 13 years. While it's hard to deny the Internet's lure of big savings, if we spend all of today's dollars online, there aren't going to be many neighborhood bike shops tomorrow. You, however, can do something about that.
The rain came pouring down, and the clouds obscured the surrounding peaks, but that didn't stop the top enduro athletes of the world from showcasing their speed, agility and determination at the Enduro World Series round 4 in La Thuile, Italy.
Nothing will fire you up more to get outside and ride this weekend than our 140-page Photo Annual, which lands on newsstands today. Bike's thickest issue of the year is dedicated to the photographers who spend their careers capturing the meaning of mountain biking on camera.