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Review: Five Ten Kestrel

Five Ten’s new clipless shoe proves to be both efficient and comfortable, despite a couple hiccups.

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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.

Bike Test: Spot Brand Cream

11.24.2014

The Cream isn’t for the masses: It’s a three-year product of passion made with little regard for cost. Each tube was selected, shaped and tapered to provide the desired ride feel, vertical compliance and lateral stiffness.

Fall Lines, featuring Tom van Steenbergen

11.21.2014

Tom van Steenbergen has quickly made a name for himself as one of the world's most progressive riders, with a signature front flip that's earned him the respect of the sport's elite freeriders. Bike's videographer Rupert Walker recently caught up with van Steenbergen to see how he's recovering from a horrific crash sustained while attempting what would have been a record-setting 73-foot front flip over the Red Bull Rampage canyon gap.

Preview: December issue of Bike on sale today

11.21.2014

The December issue of Bike hits newsstands today and it is full of inspirational images and stories to fuel your fire until the next time you can get on your local trails, whether that's tomorrow or next spring.

Video: Jerome Clementz & Pauline Dieffenthaler Ride Indo’s Second-Tallest Volcano

11.20.2014

Jerome Clementz had a dream that he couldn't get out of his head for five years. Along with his girlfriend Pauline Dieffenthaler, he recently made the vision a reality. Watch the ascent and descent of Indonesia’s second-tallest volcano, Mt. Rinjani, unfold in this beautifully shot short film by Jérémie Reuiller.

Diamonds in the Dirt: Sandpoint, Idaho

11.20.2014

Lydia Tanner is a dirt connoisseur who lives in her car. She spent her fall drinking gallons of coffee and riding lesser-known trails all over the Northwest. These are her stories.

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