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Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Northstar (Lake Tahoe)

11.12.2013

Within reach of the San Francisco Bay Area, Reno, and Lake Tahoe, Northstar is a gem in the high sierras that offers boundless recreational opportunities. The Heavy Pedal Tour makes a stop in Tahoe and finds great riding and countless diversions.

Video: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Northstar (Lake Tahoe)

11.12.2013

Lake Tahoe has always been an outdoor destination for the greater Bay Area, but it's only been in the last decade that it's also blossomed into a true mountain biking destination. The opening of the Rim Trail, greater legalization of trails around the lake and the boom at Northstar's bike park have turned Tahoe into a legitimately great place to ride.

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Northstar (Lake Tahoe)

11.12.2013

The 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour's makes its eighth stop in Lake Tahoe, where they find world-class trails, a booming bike park and countless cool things to do when off the bike. Here's the photographic proof.

Why Hans Rey Is The Greatest Of All Time…Maybe

11.11.2013

My nomination for the greatest mountain biker ever? Hans Rey. Let’s consider a few things. He has won the UCI World Champion title three times, and won 15 national titles in three countries before retiring from competition in 1997. Yet, Rey still remains relevant long after the champagne and podiums portion of his career.

Tested: 2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 790 MSL

11.11.2013

The 790 MSL is rocky mountain’s top-of-the-line model. It bears a complete carbon-fiber frame that Rocky says weighs just 5.1 pounds. That frame sports ISCG tabs, a 142x12 rear axle and tidy, internal cable routing. Envy-inducing components include a SRAM X0 drivetrain, Avid X0 Trail brakes, a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post and Kashima-coated Fox suspension. There isn’t a weak link in this chain, but at nearly $7,000, there shouldn’t be.

Video: Cam Zink–Relentless

11.10.2013

The story isn't always about winning, landing atop the podium and fist pumping to a cheering crowd of thousands. Sometimes, the best story is the one about the guy who goes down hard and gets back up to do it again. Cameron Zink has played a lead role in both of those stories, but it's the latter narrative that SRAM chose to highlight here. Check this out.

Video: High in the Himalayas

11.10.2013

We wake up in Sarchu, we seem to be getting used to the high altitude now or maybe the pain in the head just gets familiar. We pack our stuff and ride on to the final destination: Leh, the capital of Kashmir.

Exploring (and Maintaining) the Humble Cup and Cone

11.09.2013

There’s a sense out there in the cycling world that cup-and-cone hubs are about as technologically advanced as the horse and buggy, and that the only reason this bearing system isn’t used on more hubs is that the 'sealed' cartridge bearing is an inherently better system. Not true. It’s more complicated than that.

Video: Casey Brown in Deathgrip

11.09.2013

Ever ridden completely brakeless? Know what it's like to rip at ridiculously high speeds without any safety net? World Cup DH racer Casey Brown does. See just how fast she goes in Deathgrip, the fourth episode in Anthill Films' unique Dream Capture series of videos, all shot with the Sony Action Cam.

Video: Dylan Sheffer – Freeride Lives

11.08.2013

Video: Dylan Sheffer - Freeride Lives. With a Trooper like this, Freeride will never die

Teva plans exit from mountain bike segment

11.08.2013

Teva will exit the mountain-bike category by the end of 2014, just three years after the outdoor and lifestyle brand introduced its first freeride shoe, the Links.

Video: This Is Peaty–Episode 7

11.08.2013

Another hectic week, with bikes, beer, ladyboys and bars, we were all ruined and ready for home. Check out the full story inside Episode 7.

Friday Five: Stretching And Warming Up

11.08.2013

A good dynamic warm-up is an important piece of your strength and conditioning session. It reduces the risk of injury, gives you movement practice, and is a great place to incorporate some corrective drills into our program. Monika Marx of Marx Conditioning gives you some smart suggestions.

Video: Opposites Attract

11.08.2013

Scott's Genius LT has always been a bike with a serious mission--to excel on everything from day-to-day trail riding to high-speed gravity pursuits. There's a wide gulf between those two camps, yet the Genius LT has always aimed to bridge it, with just the flick of a switch.

Video: Sven Martin Shoots Crankworx

11.07.2013

This feature takes us behind the scenes with Sven Martin, one of the most recognized downhill dirt shooters at the world's premiere mountain bike festival, Crankworx--the largest mountain bike festival ever.

Video: Instinct in the Monashees

11.07.2013

Rocky riders, Wade Simmons and Kevin Calhoun, headed to the Monashee Mountains near Revelstoke, British Columbia to shoot an autumn alpine video of the new carbon Instinct. Mother Nature, however, had different plans and decided that some decent snowfall was in order, which makes for some excellent video. Check it out.

Video: Life Behind Bars—Season Two, Episode Eight

11.06.2013

In this latest episode of "Life Behind Bars," Brandon Semenuk, Graham Agassiz and Matty Miles travel to the legendary Kamloops, B.C., to build a high-speed, big-air line for Freeride Entertainment's upcoming film "Rad Company."

Video: Winter Does Not Suck in Sunny Spain

11.06.2013

Winter has arrived and that means a contingent of mountain biking Brits will wake up, ponder their cold, wet and miserable near future, and decide to bugger off to some place warm. Italy, the south of France… Spain.

News: Bikemag.com Launches Instagram Contest

11.06.2013

Wish you could show off your own trails and your skill with a camera? We’re starting a contest that’ll give you the opportunity to do that.

Video: What is ‘Cross?

11.06.2013

What is cyclocross? While that question may sound a bit "entry-level," there's still some quality footage and content in this video, which goes to the right source for information: Belgium. The video also taps into the minds of the best racers to have lined up at a cyclocross race, which might just be the most brutal thing you can do with an hour of your time each winter. Check it out.

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