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Review: MRP AMg chainguide

MRP’s AMg chain guide offers a twofer to anyone opting to go the 1X route: the upper guide keeps your chain from going AWOL on rocky descents and the integrated taco–style skid takes the brunt of your mis-timed encounters with things large and immovable.

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Review: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo 650b

09.27.2014

While I cannot say that I like the 650b Stumpy more than the 26- or 29-inch versions, I can say that it is extremely capable.

Gallery: Red Bull Rampage qualifiers almost in the books

09.26.2014

Clear blue skies and rising winds heralded the beginning of today’s Red Bull Rampage qualifiers, but despite a few brief windows of hospitable weather, the wind, rain and lightning ultimately brought about an untimely end to the second qualifying runs. Ten riders are still hopeful that they will get a chance to join the 10 pre-qualified riders for a shot at big-mountain glory.

Agassiz and Lacondeguy Launch 76-Foot Cliff Drop

09.26.2014

When Graham Agassiz and Andreu Lacondeguy began building a lip-heavy line at Red Bull Rampage with heavy drops on each end, the rest of the field wondered how they would pull it off.

Red Bull Joyride to air on NBC

09.26.2014

The many worlds of mountain biking collide in one of the largest and most anticipated freeride competitions of the year when Red Bull Joyride airs on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.

Video: The Road to Rampage ends here

09.26.2014

In the fifth episode of Road to Rampage (watch it above), Kyle Strait, Andreu Lacondeguy and Tom van Steenbergen finally make their treks to Utah and arrive at the brand-new 2014 Red Bull Rampage venue.

Video: Airing the 72-foot canyon gap at Red Bull Rampage

09.26.2014

It takes a big person to lead, especially when they’re leading the world’s best riders over a 72-foot canyon gap. Tom van Steenbergen is that person.

Video: R-Dog and Kyle-J work together at Rampage

09.25.2014

As an event with serious legacy, Red Bull Rampage truly is the pinnacle of the freeride mountain biking world. All the glitz and glamour, however, is built on a strong foundation of dirt, sweat and teamwork.

Video: Riding the impossible

09.25.2014

It seems that over the past few months, more and more videos have been popping up showing people riding seemingly unrideable trails – trails that have do-not-fall-zones.

Video: Marcelo Gutierrez’s winning run at The Copa Shimano

09.25.2014

Marcelo Gutierrez's season is not over. He is back in his hometown of Manizales, and he's taken first place in the Shimano Cup.

Video: Makken Haugen steps up to step-down

09.25.2014

The GoPro step-down feature measures 50 feet from lip to landing, with a 25-foot drop. Makken Haugen decided to be the first Red Bull Rampage competitor to hit it.

AbsoluteBlack launches spiderless 32T oval chainring

09.25.2014

There is a lot of hubbub in the cycling world right now in regards to drivetrains. Shimano has their Di2 system, SRAM came out with the XX1 and a couple independent companies are producing oval chainrings.

One-By on a budget, part 1

09.24.2014

Single-ring drivetrains offer some great benefits, but they can also cost a bundle. Here’s what I propose: a series of reviews centered on budget single-ring drivetrains. How much performance can you wring out of as inexpensive a set up as possible?

News: CONTOUR announces ROAM3 action cam

09.24.2014

The new ROAM3 utilizes a waterproof and impact-resistant aluminum housing to allow it to function up to 30-feet underwater without an extra case.

Video: How to pick a line at Red Bull Rampage

09.24.2014

Unlike most events, the course is not pre-determined; athletes are given a mountainous zone packed with perilous terrain – How they get from the top to the bottom is entirely up to them.

Heavy Pedal Tour 2014 – Colorado Springs

09.24.2014

In the final installment of the Heavy Pedal Tour, Hurl and Galen head to the Frisco Bike Park, bike-tour Boulder and catchup with old friends in Colorado Springs.

SRAM/RockShox athletes ready for Rampage

09.23.2014

SRAM and RockShox’s lineup of freeride athletes will head Red Bull Rampage, the last FMB Diamond Series stop, in the vast desert of southern Utah.

Scott sends seven to Red Bull Rampage

09.23.2014

Rampage, which takes place September 26-28 and needs no introduction, will see the biggest names in the sport giving it their all, and Scott is sending more riders than any other bike brand.

News: REI to be exclusive retailer of Ghost in the U.S.

09.23.2014

REI and Ghost, a German mountain-bike brand, are partnering to bring Ghost brand bicycles to the United States. Ghost’s 2015 line will be available exclusively through REI and REI.com starting in January 2015.

Red Bull Rampage invite list

09.23.2014

Set on a completely new stage, riders have been hard at work building up their new lines. Alliances have been made, and "frenemies" have found agreements on line choices.

Review: Liteville 601 Mk3

09.23.2014

At 30 pounds, the 190-millimeter Liteville 601 Mk3 seems capable of running both up and down the hill.

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