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Video: Jared Graves + Yeti SB6 + The Kootenays

From Yeti Cycles’ “Proven Here” series, comes a dramatic cinematic romp through British Columbia’s Kootenay mountains with Enduro badass Jared Graves.

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Preview: Mavic introduces updated mountain bike apparel line

05.23.2014

Mavic's 2014 clothing line has been trail-tested by the world's best enduro racers and is designed to withstand the rigors of high-alpine, technical riding.

Video: Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014 event teaser

05.22.2014

Top riders return to Mottolino Fun Mountain in Livigno, Italy for the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014 event June 16th to June 21, 2014. Riders will be showcasing their skills on variety of “innovative” features. “The goal is to combine all facets of freeride mountain biking in a setup that leaves nothing to be desired in terms of creativity […]

Video: FEST series—Graham Agassiz reunion highlight video

05.22.2014

FEST series – Aggy’s reunion highlight video from fest series on Vimeo. The video from the first stop of the FEST series highlighted top industry riders including Andreu Lacondeguy, Thomas Vanderham, Tyler McCaul, Ryan Howard, Matty Miles, Matt Hunter and of course, Graham “Aggy” Agassiz. “The FEST is all about riding and filming in the perfect conditions, not having to […]

Preview: Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon 1

05.22.2014

A lot of bikes claim to be versatile and many of them do a good job of handling a wide range of trails, but a few select bikes twist the knob to 11, so to speak. The Trigger is intriguing in that it has the potential to bridge the gap between cross-country race whip and all-purpose trail bike. On paper, those two categories may seem similar, but on the trail, they are like tuna fish and vanilla ice cream.

Preview: Santa Cruz’s Juliana brand launches all-mountain women’s bike

05.21.2014

Santa Cruz's Juliana Bicycles brand is launching its new Roubion 6-inch-travel all-mountain bike this week in the region that serves as the bike’s namesake.

Video: Brandon Semenuk – Liaison Series

05.21.2014

A new Chromag component line designed in collaboration with Brandon Semenuk

Where Are They Now? Earthquake Jake Watson

05.21.2014

Perhaps more than his racing, his amazing ability to bunny hop, his sheer size or his off-bike antics, defines Jake Watson in my memory—a bold and vibrant style that made everyone smile.

Bike Test: Niner RIP 9

05.20.2014

It’s nice to see advancements being made in aluminum. The Niner Rip 9 is a phenomenal frame and the X7 build is an excellent way for mere mortals to get on one.

Video: Behind The Cover | June Edition

05.20.2014

We like surprising people with their cover shots, but when we can't do it ourselves we put someone else up to the task. In this case, the photographer himself, Bruno Long surprised his friend and rider in the photo, Selim.

Tested: Bellweather Apex Jersey and Nemesis Short

05.20.2014

When I think of Bellwether, what comes to mind is tight fitting, high performance clothing geared towards road types. However, they also offer a handful of loose fitting designs aimed at the mountain bike crowd.

News: Jerome Clementz Out for the Season

05.19.2014

The man in the hot seat crashes in France, putting him out of the running for the Enduro World Series overall.

News: Cane Creek’s DB Inline Shock Brings Big Adjustment To A Smaller Package

05.19.2014

For three days we were able to dial in the DB Inline on the rocky, rooty terrain in Pisgah and Dupont, Cane Creek's stomping grounds. The employee-owned company shared with us its passion for riding and making the finest products they know how to.

News: Mavic Introduces New Crossmax XL Wheels

05.19.2014

Mavic has introduced new wheels designed to withstand the rigors of 'enduro-style' adventure riding. We joined them in France for a multi-day test grind.

The Web Monkey Speaks: Please Don’t Kill The 29er

05.19.2014

You may not have liked the 29ers of the past. I understand why—I didn’t either—but times have changed and we are on the verge of bringing 29ers into their own... and, yet, product managers are asking themselves whether they should cut 29ers out of their lines altogether and simply replace them with 650b. The 29-inch wheel has become uncool....again. But is that reason enough to banish it to the glue factory?

Video: The Deer Camp

05.16.2014

Greg Watts and Tyler McCaul sessions their backyard jumps in Aptos, CA

Video: Marcelo Gutierrez’s POV from one of the Hardest MTB World Cup Runs Ever

05.16.2014

A few weeks ago, pro downhillers tackled what many riders called – based on the soaking wet, slippery-as-snot muddy course – one of the most challenging DH runs in recent history. While the footage shot from other people's cameras show the conditions from a spectators perspective, this POV cam angle by Marcelo Gutierrez show us what it was like to actually ride this vicious course at race speeds.

Bike Test: Norco FLUID 7.1

05.16.2014

The Fluid is built around an alloy 6061 frame and utilizes the Norco Advanced Ride Technology (A.R.T.) suspension platform. The main idea is to incorporate an increased rearward axle path and fine-tune the pivot locations specific to the bike’s intended use. A tapered steerer tube and tidy external cable routing with dropper-post provision round out the frame.

Ride Report: Mammoth Lakes

05.15.2014

In the mountain-bike world, Mammoth is known for its eponymous ski resort and the bike park and singletrack there, as well as the legendary Kamikaze races. The trails off the mountain don’t get nearly the same attention, although they are definitely worth a trip on their own, and it won’t cost you a lift ticket.

Preview: Ellsworth Epiphany 275 Enduro SST.2e

05.15.2014

By Vernon Felton Preview: Ellsworth Epiphany 275 Enduro SST.2e Price: $2495 (frame only) A few months back I began riding Ellsworth’s Epiphany C XC 27.5—a lightweight, all-carbon rig that is probably best described as a long-legged cross-country racer. Sure, it has 5-and-a-half inches of travel, but the bike’s steep geometry lend it razor-quick handling, making […]

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