What separates guys who compete in Red Bull Rampage from the rest of us? Besides that obvious, yawning gulf in skills? It’s a mental thing–as this episode of “Road to Rampage” clearly illustrates.
Whitefish Bike Park opens today with lift-served access to new trails Kashmir and Freebird. Kashmir is two-thirds of the way completed with rideable sections near the Notch, and then from the top of Chair 2 down. You can catch it as in interweaves with the Summit Trail. Freebird, the most advanced new trail on the mountain, is completely open.
Commentator Tristan Merrick hosts a rabble of some of the smartest, sagest, wittiest personalities in the cycling world as they churn over the latest happenings in the world of racing. Who killed it at the latest World Cup or Enduro World Series event? Who's primed to come out of nowhere and lay the pimp hand down on this week's competition? What's up with fanny packs these days? Merrick and company lay down the truth in each week's Off Track podcast.
Words by Vernon Felton/Seb Kemp Photos by Dan Barham Now with the same geometry as the acclaimed Bronson (see the chart a bit further on down the post), plus six inches of travel and 27.5-inch wheels to match, the new Heckler is, well, new. Some things, however, remain the same…. Still single pivot. Still durable […]
Trails sustain our mountain biking experience. Without them all we would have is some really expensive fat tire bicycles with nowhere to go. To preserve our experience we need to conserve our trails. Below is a very cursory look at some techniques that make for good trails and which you can apply to existing trails to prolong their excellence.
Singletrack Deficit Disorder (STDD) is a highly dangerous and almost virulent condition that affects thousands of Americans and Canadians every day. Science is also showing it to exist in the four corners of the globe. We have taken a close look at this condition and in this video, episode 1 of the Sun Valley Remedy, we look back at the origin of STDD.
Avid recently debuted the BB7S--a sleeker and slightly lighter version of the long-enduring BB7 mechanical disc brake. While its been ages since mechanical disc brakes were an apples-to-apples alternative to hydraulic discs in the mountain biking arena, mechanical disc brakes still make sense for cyclocross bikes, commuters and folks with phobias involving hydraulic fluids.
The hilarious and entertaining This Is Peaty show rolls on with Peaty making a trip to the Isle of Man to do a few laps of the TT course and then onwards to California for Sea Otter. Josh Bryceland is clearly having a lot of fun and he makes this episode even more worthwhile watching.
Of all the bikes in our gear-guide issue, we had the toughest time pinning GT's Distortion 2.0 to a specific category.The Distortion presents an interesting departure from the standard trail-bike formula—with surprisingly fun results.
Noah Sears and Nick Simcik put the new White Brothers "Brototype" enduro fork to the test on a seldom used, dusty backcountry descent.
Rocky Mountain-area riders will soon have another place to ride this season as Jackson Hole Bike Park reopens for daily riding on June 15th. This video shows off what's in store.
It's been around for about 100 years, and many believe there to be a better solution but the humble derailleur is still going strong. We get the lowdown on the why and the how courtesy of SRAM's race coordinator Todd Anderson and the Santa Cruz Syndicate team.