Thomas Humpage, a professional photographer based in Chamonix, France, had invited me along to go downhilling with his friends for the day. He’d also lent me his 160-millimeter travel, full-suspension enduro bike, as it was decided that my hardtail 29er was probably not up to the rigors of descending 7,500 feet down Pila mountain with a bunch of really fast Chamoniards on downhill bikes. I think that also made him generally responsible for ensuring I didn’t embarrass everyone by showing up in my stretchy shorts.
Slopestyle phenom Martin Soderstrom reflects on his long road to recovery from a broken leg—and how it has shown him what riding actually means to his life.
After getting second in the women's downhill race of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic, Sarah Leishman feels the thrill of victory when she goes Fishing With Joe.
After spending a half-dozen rides in the newly released women’s New Road apparel, I’m starting to think the marketing minds behind Giro should have called it New Mountain–or perhaps a more neutral New Ride–because the pieces seems to be just as comfortable on singletrack as on asphalt, if not more so.
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.
We take one more walk around the pits at Laguna Seca to highlight this year's most promising gear.
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 Instead the bikeradar piece was titled, “UCI’s ‘outdated’ 6.8kg minimum bike weight rule to be replaced?”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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.