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Ten cheeseburgers, four whoppers with extra bacon and a milkshake? Ed Masters extols the virtues of fat bikes, showing the world why four-inch tires are here to stay.

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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.

Video: Rider Chased by a Grizzly Bear

12.02.2014

Being chased by a grizzly bear on trail is a nightmare for many of us, and thankfully this rider had his helmet camera on when "what if" turned into "oh shit."

Video: Horsepower | Brett Rheeder

12.02.2014

Take Brett Rheeder, the Mind Spark team, a rad line, and you can expect a pretty banger edit – but this one exceeds expectations.

Scene: Shred in the City

12.02.2014

The adults at the party are barbecuing and drinking beer under a tent next to the track. Isaac’s father, Rick Herman, is an avid mountain biker. He began frequenting Brooklyn Bike Park shortly after it was built last summer. Although New York City’s other four boroughs have some form of dirt track or mountain-bike trail system, this is it for Brooklyn.

Bike Test: Transition Transam 29 1

12.02.2014

THE TRANSAM HAS BEEN A MAINSTAY OF TRANSITION’S LINE- for some time, and while this hardtail has worn various wheel sizes over the years–it’s currently available in both 27.5- and 29-inch versions–one thing has held constant. The TransAm is a versatile rig that’s equally at home on both buff and burly singletrack.

Thanksgiving Ride: Turkey Hump V

12.01.2014

Words by Kristen Gross Before spending Thanksgiving feasting with friends and family, mountain bikers everywhere know it’s a good idea to get ahead of the gluttony. Social feeds are filled with the morning’s “Turkey Trots,” “Turkey Rides,” and “Cranksgivings.” And in North County, San Diego, there is the Turkey Hump. Dreamed up by friends Erik […]

Video: Trail Ninja in Switzerland with Ludo May

12.01.2014

Dan Milner and Ludo May ventured onto Verbier's flowy trails with guide Phil Warham in search of the source of Swiss chocolate, and came back with some nugs for your viewing pleasure.

The Web Monkey Speaks: Bicycle on the Brain

12.01.2014

The odds are good that you can recall the bikes your best friends rode back in grade school. You probably remember every mountain bike you’ve owned, which parts were on it, what you upgraded and why.... Which, when you imagine all the other things in life you’ve surely forgotten, is kind of crazy.

Bike Test: Breadwinner Bad Otis

12.01.2014

After an hour of soul-crushing fireroad climbing, I wound up on trails I’d never ridden. Normally I’m conservative when alone on unknown terrain, but as soon as I felt the Bad Otis snap out of the first catch-berm I couldn’t help myself. My hollers echoed through the forest as I pushed my own limits trying to find those of the bike.

Video: Forrest Riesco rips the North Shore

11.29.2014

World Cup downhill racer and Banshee team rider Forrest Riesco pins it down just one of the amazing tracks that the North Shore of British Columbia has to offer in this Savage Films edit.

Fresh Treads

11.28.2014

Six tires to help you stay pinned from Schwalbe, Maxxis, WTB, Specialized, Michelin, and Onza.

Tested: Giant Trance Advanced SX–the Dream Build

11.27.2014

The best bikes and components of 2014? Each of Bike's editors gave their spin on the "dream build". Here's Vernon Felton's choice: a hopped-up version of Giant's Trance Advanced SX. Here's the review.

Palmer’s Picks: Shimano SH-M200 Shoes

11.26.2014

When you're busy making shoes as awesome as the SH-M200, you don't concern yourself with naming them, you use the patented Shimano automatic name-code generator to do it for you.

Video: Tyler McCaul’s God Luck and Good Speed, Ep. 4

11.26.2014

Graham Agassiz invited some of the best MTB freeriders in the world up to his hometown of Kamloops, B.C. for “Aggy’s Reunion," a huge freeride event and the first stop on the infamous Fest Series. The idea was basically for MTB riders from all over the globe to fly in, have a good time, party hard, and hit some of the biggest jumps ever built for mountain bikes.

Pioneering the ‘Packbiking” Discipline

11.26.2014

Packbiking is tailor-made for Montana, which has a lot of federally designated Wilderness and snow that lingers in the high country until well into July. In other words, Montana has a lot of land you can’t ride on a mountain bike.

Ride Impressions: Shredly Mountain Bike Short

11.25.2014

If you ever needed a reminder that the mountain bike industry’s entrepreneurial heart is still beating, look no further than Shredly, a Colorado start-up best known for its funky-patterned women’s shorts.

Video: Ride Canyons 2014 Episode #3

11.25.2014

Utah’s Canyons Resort Bike Park crew spent the summer building a new DH race course. Word is, it’s “the first new DH course to be cut in Utah in over 10 years.” The course opened to the public on closing weekend and Demetri Triantifallou and Bryce Helbling burned it in with the Last Lap of the 2014 season.

Video: How To Pack For An Epic Ride

11.24.2014

Being equipped if something goes wrong on a backcountry ride could mean the difference between riding out with an interesting story, or not riding out at all. Digging into his 30-plus years of adventure mountain biking, pro-photographer and adventure nut Dan Milner gives you the low-down on what you should have in your backpack on every backcountry epic.

The Web Monkey Speaks: The Cold Truth

11.24.2014

Riding a bike can’t all be cruising buff singletrack under bluebird skies full of cotton-candy clouds. That’s great and all, but it’s only a part of the cycling experience. Taste the whole thing. Grapple with Mother Nature. Take a few lumps. Grow some snot-cicles and give as good as you get.

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