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Looking for a handlebar upgrade? Here are six cockpit setups from Deity, Easton, Raceface, Renthal, Answer, and FSA.

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Sketch: Top of the Underworld

12.08.2014

SCROLL THROUGH THE PHOTOS ON SCOTT TUCKER’S PHONE and you might be surprised by what you see: South African downhill legend Greg Minnaar with a tortilla stuck to his face via a blob of guacamole, British DH phenom Josh Bryceland wearing a Corona bucket as a helmet to protect against edible projectiles and other conversation-inducing images of mountain-bike royalty. Most of the oddities are from the past few years of the Northwest Cup’s premier event: The Underworld Cup and its subsequent post-race food fight, which has become an annual tradition.

The Web Monkey Speaks: The Tao of Dio

12.08.2014

People fixate on the ride quality of a $3,000 carbon wheelset or obsess over how to shave another eighth of a pound off their 23-pound race rocket, but if you’re really interested in getting the most out of your ride, there are less obvious, but more important, items to sort out. Consider these the Ronnie James Dios of your bicycle. Underappreciated. Disrespected. Downright obscure. But in the grand scheme of things, so very important.

Bike Test: Ibis Tranny 29

12.07.2014

Words by Nicole Formosa $5965 | IBISCYCLES.COM The Ibis Tranny 29, as its name suggests, is much more than meets the eye. What the bike appears to be at first glance is actually covering up something far more complex and versatile. And with this use of the word ‘Tranny,’ that’s a good thing. Our test […]

Photo Gallery: Santa Cruz Bicycles’ Holiday Party

12.07.2014

Santa Cruz Bicycles’ annual holiday party took over its headquarters last night, ushering in the season of winter revelry with an unveiling of the new V10 downhill bike, appearances from the Syndicate team, karaoke, a photo booth and a mechanical shark.

Bike Launch: 2015 Santa Cruz V10 Carbon (contains Ratboy footage)

12.06.2014

The new V10 is here, and it's dripping with carbon 650b goodness. Instead of adapting the existing design to fit bigger wheels, Santa Cruz took their time and gave the V10 a full makeover.

Ibiza Dreaming: Golden Beaches And Tremendous Trails | Trippin’ Worldwide

12.06.2014

For their season finale, where else could the Trippin' Worldwide crew head than the white isle, Ibiza.

Review: Smith Pivlock Overdrive RX

12.06.2014

This review is for the roughly 30 percent of us who are nearsighted. Making sure the person we’re checking out across the bar is the correct gender requires us to fumble around and take out our second set of eyes. I’m one of those people. When riding, I’ve always paired contact lenses with normal riding glasses, and over time I’ve adapted to the irritating discomforts and dry eyes that anyone who rides with contacts knows about.

News: Fox acquires Raceface and Easton

12.05.2014

Fox racing today announced its acquisition of cycling brands Raceface and Easton.

Dan Atherton | Escape. Create.

12.05.2014

When you think of Dan Atherton, you probably think of him blazing downhill and enduro tracks at mach 15. This video shows that he’s also an accomplished builder of both jump lines and trails.

Video: Joe Connel | Rise of the Shredder

12.05.2014

Joe Connel destroys some loamy lines on his downhill bike.

Video: Beyond the bike | Cam Zink

12.04.2014

From world-record backflips to falling from the sky at Rampage, Cam Zink has left an unquestionable mark on the mountain bike world. In “Beyond the Bike,” Dirt TV delves into Cam’s life to discover what motivates him to continue pushing the limits of freeride. Read the full story at Dirt TV. DirtTV: Beyond the Bike […]

Press release: Jerome Clementz re-signs with Cannondale

12.04.2014

Cannondale today announced that 2013 MTB Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz of France will ride with the brand for another three years.

Video: Fall in the Elk Mountains with Yeti

12.04.2014

There is a small window in the Colorado high country when the trail conditions are perfect. Some would call it fall, but nature is fickle here — often the warm days of summer push up against the sting of winter. In the high country, cold winds blow and snow dusts the peaks. Lower in the […]

Feature: Mood Swings

12.04.2014

We can’t see anything as we pedal through downtown Hood River. It was supposed to be sunny and 75 degrees, but the weather shifted overnight and now all but the lower corner of Hood is shrouded in gray, swirling rain clouds.
“Hood is a moody bitch,” says photographer Tyler Roemer as we pedal past one of the town’s breweries, telling us that the mountain seems to create its own, erratic weather patterns. “People get caught on Hood and have to get rescued all the time.”

Tested: Gore Fusion Tool Jacket

12.04.2014

Winter generally comes in two basic flavors: clear and cold or cloudy and wet. Gore’s Fusion Tool jacket is the right bit of kit for that first kind of winter day. Even when the mercury is well below the freezing mark, the WindStopper-equipped Fusion Tool is downright toasty.

Shimano XTR 360 Experience

12.03.2014

You control the point of view in this next-level experience from Shimano.

Video: Thomas Lapeyrie | Last Ride on Scott

12.03.2014

Thomas Lapeyrie shreds some soft and loamy trails with style and speed in this edit.

Video: It’s not a race, right?

12.03.2014

It's not a race, right? Or is it? In this Cat Topham video, two friends compete on some fun looking trails.

Seminal Force

12.03.2014

The old newsboy bikes were heavy and unwieldy, and they made better downhill rigs than they did cross-country machines. Also, going downhill fast fit the new sport’s all-fun, all-the-time vibe. The first real organized contest was the ‘Repack’ race, a 2-mile downhill time trial. The Craggs became Repack’s most prolific photo-documentarians. Wende also claimed the women’s record for fastest time.

Video: The Dudes of Hazzard – Business as Usual, Pt. 3

12.03.2014

The Dudes of Hazzard make the trip across the pond to rip trails and experience some North American staples including rodeos, pancakes, and taxidermied Canadian bears.

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