The Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle finals went off today, despite almost 24 hours of persistent rain leading up to the event. Here’s a look at what went down.
SCROLL THROUGH THE PHOTOS ON SCOTT TUCKER’S PHONE and you might be surprised by what you see: South African downhill legend Greg Minnaar with a tortilla stuck to his face via a blob of guacamole, British DH phenom Josh Bryceland wearing a Corona bucket as a helmet to protect against edible projectiles and other conversation-inducing images of mountain-bike royalty. Most of the oddities are from the past few years of the Northwest Cup’s premier event: The Underworld Cup and its subsequent post-race food fight, which has become an annual tradition.
People fixate on the ride quality of a $3,000 carbon wheelset or obsess over how to shave another eighth of a pound off their 23-pound race rocket, but if you’re really interested in getting the most out of your ride, there are less obvious, but more important, items to sort out. Consider these the Ronnie James Dios of your bicycle. Underappreciated. Disrespected. Downright obscure. But in the grand scheme of things, so very important.
Words by Nicole Formosa $5965 | IBISCYCLES.COM The Ibis Tranny 29, as its name suggests, is much more than meets the eye. What the bike appears to be at first glance is actually covering up something far more complex and versatile. And with this use of the word ‘Tranny,’ that’s a good thing. Our test […]
Santa Cruz Bicycles’ annual holiday party took over its headquarters last night, ushering in the season of winter revelry with an unveiling of the new V10 downhill bike, appearances from the Syndicate team, karaoke, a photo booth and a mechanical shark.
The new V10 is here, and it's dripping with carbon 650b goodness. Instead of adapting the existing design to fit bigger wheels, Santa Cruz took their time and gave the V10 a full makeover.
For their season finale, where else could the Trippin' Worldwide crew head than the white isle, Ibiza.
This review is for the roughly 30 percent of us who are nearsighted. Making sure the person we’re checking out across the bar is the correct gender requires us to fumble around and take out our second set of eyes. I’m one of those people. When riding, I’ve always paired contact lenses with normal riding glasses, and over time I’ve adapted to the irritating discomforts and dry eyes that anyone who rides with contacts knows about.
From world-record backflips to falling from the sky at Rampage, Cam Zink has left an unquestionable mark on the mountain bike world. In “Beyond the Bike,” Dirt TV delves into Cam’s life to discover what motivates him to continue pushing the limits of freeride. Read the full story at Dirt TV. DirtTV: Beyond the Bike […]
Cannondale today announced that 2013 MTB Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz of France will ride with the brand for another three years.
There is a small window in the Colorado high country when the trail conditions are perfect. Some would call it fall, but nature is fickle here — often the warm days of summer push up against the sting of winter. In the high country, cold winds blow and snow dusts the peaks. Lower in the […]
We can’t see anything as we pedal through downtown Hood River. It was supposed to be sunny and 75 degrees, but the weather shifted overnight and now all but the lower corner of Hood is shrouded in gray, swirling rain clouds. “Hood is a moody bitch,” says photographer Tyler Roemer as we pedal past one of the town’s breweries, telling us that the mountain seems to create its own, erratic weather patterns. “People get caught on Hood and have to get rescued all the time.”
Winter generally comes in two basic flavors: clear and cold or cloudy and wet. Gore’s Fusion Tool jacket is the right bit of kit for that first kind of winter day. Even when the mercury is well below the freezing mark, the WindStopper-equipped Fusion Tool is downright toasty.
The old newsboy bikes were heavy and unwieldy, and they made better downhill rigs than they did cross-country machines. Also, going downhill fast fit the new sport’s all-fun, all-the-time vibe. The first real organized contest was the ‘Repack’ race, a 2-mile downhill time trial. The Craggs became Repack’s most prolific photo-documentarians. Wende also claimed the women’s record for fastest time.