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Video: Great Days 3 – Chile Part 2 – Questioning Your Limits

This (somewhat graphic) video is the second of a three-part series by Smith Optics that brings you through the last few days of the Andes Pacifico Enduro stage race with an unexpected hospital visit to keep things exciting. A blind course makes it an even playing field, but also a game of question on how hard racers should and can push themselves around every turn. Viewer discretion is advised…if you go lightheaded at the sight of blood you SHOULD NOT WATCH the video. If not, take a look for a raw and real view into the highs and lows of enduro racing…

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Video: Beyond The Bike… Andrew Neethling

04.15.2014

Our friends at DirtTV recently shared with us this artful, documentary-style short on Andrew "Needles" Neethling, talking about his career, racing and plans for the future. This is the first in a series that Dirt will be releasing monthly. They have a great line-up of riders including Darren Berrecloth, Aaron Gwin, Steve Smith and Tyler McCaul.

2014 Sea Otter Classic: That’s a Wrap Product Gallery

04.14.2014

We take one more walk around the pits at Laguna Seca to highlight this year's most promising gear.

The Web Monkey Speaks: The UCI Considers Extracting Head from Arse

04.14.2014

The headline should have read, “UCI considering being less dickish, but will not commit to timeline for becoming cool”. That would have been a precise summary of the article. Instead the bikeradar piece was titled, “UCI’s ‘outdated’ 6.8kg minimum bike weight rule to be replaced?” It amounts to the same thing.

Video: Fishing With Joe in the Sea Otter Pond, Episode Four

04.14.2014

In this episode of "Fishing With Joe" Salsa Cycle's marketing manager Mike "Kid" Riemer helps Joe finally reel in something edible from the Sea Otter pond, but this nibbler doesn't have gills.

Video: Best of Sea Otter Classic 2014 Downhill Race

04.13.2014

The Sea Otter Classic 2014 downhill race was as much a showcase of new enduro bikes as a display of descending prowess. Our video and gallery show why.

Video: Best of Sea Otter Classic 2014 Dual Slalom Showdown

04.13.2014

The Sea Otter Classic 2014 Dual Slalom finals more than lived up to their usual promise. Our video and photo gallery showcase the event's defining moments.

Video: Fishing With Joe in the Sea Otter Pond, Episode Three

04.13.2014

The only thing more toxic than the fish in the Sea Otter swamp is the Twinkie bait our host uses. This 'Fishing With Joe' is a tribute to the hardy Twinkie.

Box Components Launches MTB Parts

04.13.2014

Emerging mountain-bike component brand Box marked its entry into the sport with a display of its new bars, brakes and rear derailleur this week at the Sea Otter Classic.

Raleigh Unveils Full-Suspension XC Bike

04.13.2014

Raleigh Bikes re-enters the mountain bike world with the Skarn, a 4 inch-travel, 29er bike.

Video: Fishing With Joe at the Sea Otter Pond, Episode Two

04.12.2014

Welcome to today's episode of Fishing With Joe, with our guest Simon Cittati, SRAM's mountain-bike PR coordinator for Europe. Watch to see what he catches.

Video: Bas van Steenbergen Pre-Rides Sea Otter Dual Slalom Course

04.12.2014

Here's a visual preview of this year's Sea Otter dual slalom course, courtesy of Bas van Steenbergen. This video will make you wish you'd signed up to race.

Sea Otter Classic: Product Gallery Day 2

04.12.2014

Bike staff roams the raceway, mingles, and catches a glance at some new gear.

Video: Fishing With Joe in the Sea Otter Pond

04.11.2014

In our first "Fishing With Joe" video, the only thing our host catches is a solid beer buzz. But he still mumbles some key questions for our first victim.

News: Shimano Debuts New XTR

04.11.2014

The world's benchmark in mountain bike components receives some much needed updates.

Sea Otter Classic: Product Gallery

04.11.2014

With its hundreds of booths spread around the Laguna Seca Raceway outside Monterey, California, the Sea Otter Classic is a constant blur of bike bling, and the unofficial start to the North American race season.

Tested: Sugoi RSX NeoShell Jacket

04.10.2014

The RSX NeoShell is Sugoi’s latest top-shelf rain jacket for mountain biker and the company is making big claims about this piece of gear. Big claims along the lines of “100 percent waterproof.” Is it worth the $300 price tag? Here's the verdict.

Easton Cycling Launches Haven 35 Handlebar and Stem

04.10.2014

Easton Cycling, the industry leader in materials development and engineering, has released the Haven 35 range of handlebars and stems, setting a new standard for trail riding. The 750mm wide Haven 35 handlebar is available immediately in both carbon and aluminum versions in 20mm low- and 40mm high-rise versions, while the Haven 35 stem comes in lengths from 90mm to an ultra-short 40mm. Pricing is MSRP $160 for the carbon bar, MSRP $90 for aluminum, and MSRP $100 for the stem.

FIRST LOOK: Juliana Roubion

04.09.2014

We got our first look at the new Juliana Bicycles’ Roubion at the company’s headquarters in Santa Cruz on Tuesday evening. The bike uses the same frame as the popular Bronson, the all-mountain machine made by Santa Cruz Bicycles, Juliana’s parent company.

Where Are They Now? Mark Weir

04.09.2014

If you aren’t already familiar with the Mark Weir, he once logged more than a million vertical feet of pedaling in a year, which is just shy of 3,000 feet per day—and he didn’t even need the whole 365 to accomplish his goal. A few years ago, the home he shared with wife Suzy and son Gus went up in flames, but Weir bounced back with his signature mustachioed smile. More recently, though, the Cannondale OverMountain Team Rider was seriously injured in a freak accident that would’ve likely sent a lesser mortal straight to the morgue.

Voting Now LIVE For All West Coast Finalists For Bell Built

04.08.2014

Bell Bike Helmets and the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) have announced the 12 finalists for the 2014 Bell Built Grants: $100,000 in technical assistance money put up by Bell for three bike projects to be built in 2014 by IMBA Trail Solutions. Public voting to choose the winners began April 7 and ends May 18, with winners announced May 19.

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