What separates guys who compete in Red Bull Rampage from the rest of us? Besides that obvious, yawning gulf in skills? It’s a mental thing–as this episode of “Road to Rampage” clearly illustrates.
Much ink has been spilled in praise of Jackson Hole, but if these photos are any indication, this place ain't even close to being over-hyped. Photographer Craig Grant and the rest of the Yeti Cycles crew took a road trip to the Grand Tetons and came back with these outstanding images.
Rocky Mountain's Element 970 RSL BC Edition is a cross-country racer, British Columbia style. Light, efficient and surprisingly capable in technical conditions—an excellent choice for grueling endurance races.
What do you do when you open your fridge and all you find is OJ, Cola, Purple Stuff and an empty craft beer growler? You pull out your 2014 Norco Bigfoot Fatbike, put the growler in your Growler Cage and go for a ride through Vancouver's iconic North Shore trails until you reach the Deep Cove Brewery and Distillery.
Here's a 15-minute documentary on the annual Megavalanche in Alpe d'Huez, France. A couple hundred racers bombing down a glacier and descending nearly 9,000 feet through handlebar-high ruts, rocks, slush, ice and general mayhem--the Megavalanche is always riveting to watch.
Mark Weir is an icon. He's the tough man of modern mountain biking. The grimacing guy, charging down an ugly stretch of trail at ungodly speeds. The guy who kept pronouncing The Coming of Enduro long before anyone even took the notion seriously. Mark Weir, however, is a hell of a lot more complicated--and interesting--than any and all of that.
I was reading the New York Times today about how internet proliferation was going to destroy the ionosphere when my new iPhone5 made a noise that sounded like a whale fart. “Whale fart” is a real ringtone and when I hear it I know my old friend Brownie is calling.....
Whether you are sending mad gaps like a Utah freeride lizard or popping off curbstones, drops can be incredibly intimidating. Even though the dimension and conditions of different drops can vary radically the same basic technique is maintained across most. Just modify the execution according to the specific drop. But remember, start small before you go big.
Friends don’t let friends ride "hangry", it can be messy. Educate yourself and always carry extra food. You never know when a low, blood-sugar emergency will have you pinning down a friend on trail, stuffing food into their mouth and yelling ‘the power of Christ compels you’.
Here's Garett Buehler's segment from Barred For Life 2, brought to you by Joystick and SR Suntour.
Scott Sports has abandoned 26-inch hoops in favor of the larger 27.5 and 29-inch options on all of its trail, all-mountain and XC mountain bikes, leaving the smaller wheel size available only on its DH Rambler, Voltage freeride and dirtjump bikes and a few entry-level Aspects.
More frolicsome than its serious, speed-seeking counterparts, this bike has solid parts that make it good value.