This (somewhat graphic) video is the second of a three-part series by Smith Optics that brings you through the last few days of the Andes Pacifico Enduro stage race with an unexpected hospital visit to keep things exciting. A blind course makes it an even playing field, but also a game of question on how hard racers should and can push themselves around every turn. Viewer discretion is advised…if you go lightheaded at the sight of blood you SHOULD NOT WATCH the video. If not, take a look for a raw and real view into the highs and lows of enduro racing…
This year Red Bull is pulling out the stops in an attempt to make the average person watching Rampage from home (or work) feel like they’re closer to it all. “Enhanced” is the adjective being used to describe the viewing experience for 2013 and that’s actually pretty accurate. Here are some of the new features that'll make watching Rampage from your couch a considerably cooler affair.
Everyone has a friend like Jessica; whenever you are together chaos and adventure ensue. One minute you are meeting up for a drink and the next thing you know you are passed out on an inflatable dolphin in Mexico. There is a reason why Jessica and I do not hang out all that often--self-preservation.
Today, host Tristan Merrick, is joined by New Zealander DH talent, Wyn Masters, urbane man of mystery, Seb Kemp, and ace photographer, Sven Martin. On the table in today's podcast? The final round of World Cup racing, the ascendency and future of one Stevie Smith and the many ways to bollocks up a good photo.
Words by Brice Minnigh Photos by Ryan Palmer We recently swung by the headquarters of Chromag Bikes, the boutique components company based on the leafy outskirts of Whistler, British Columbia, to check out the much-vaunted new sound system in their office. We applauded the audio and the choice of tunes, but we found that their […]
The near comatose state of confusion that inevitably follows Eurobike and Interbike was almost instantly made better as we watched Machine for Riding. A mere minute of your day is needed to enjoy this collaboration between Vandeyk Contemporary Cycles and filmmaker Christopher Kippenberger — though we suspect that you’ll want to watch it again.
Specialized's Air Tool MTB floor pump delivers serious blasts of air that quickly fill tires. Enough air to (as advertised) seat tubeless tires? Sometimes. We'd still recommend an air compressor for that job. For all others, however, the sturdy and stable Air Tool excels.
Brett Tippie is famous for his skills on the bike, for the role he played in bringing freeride to the masses and for his infectious laugh and famously oversized sense of humor. All of that, however, is just scraping the surface of who Brett Tippie truly is. This is a look into the life of a man you only think you know.
Some of the best racers were knocked about like rag dolls in the Norwegian woods of Hafjell. This is the very race that changed the course of the season for a certain Canadian and one very bummed Brit. In short, this is a podcast worth tuning in to.
The thousands of bunkers that contained the internet’s servers fell silent, the whir of the digital processing stopped forever. Laptops, home computers, network hard drives and cell phones all became obsolete. All just empty plastic boxes that did nothing, contained nothing, provided nothing. The glass screens that had been caressed, stroked and fawned over no longer reflected back the hopes and desires of the bearers. Instead, nothing.
The 4X World Championships at Leogang looks to be a battle to the bitter end amongst the partisan crowd of the sport's popular European heartland. The world's fastest racers fought elbow-to-elbow for the right to call themselves 'World Champion' in Leogang, Austria with plenty of shocks and carnage expected along the way.
We can still hear the ringing of slot machines in our ears, and the feeling of the oppressive desert heat singing our skin hasn't quite worn off, but despite how our bodies and minds may feel after six long days in Las Vegas, Interbike 2013 is officially over. While the show is still fresh, though, here are a few more noteworthy bits of gear you can expect to see on store floors next year.
Investigative reporter, Vernon Felton, travels to Las Vegas to shed light on the real trends emerging from Interbike 2013--the sudden and alarming decrease in "booth babe" populations, the 35 percent increase in "Bro-ing" amongst cycling industry insiders, the continuing decline in men sporting crazy facial hair and more.
Handlebars are extremely personal--everyone has a different take on the perfect width, amount of rise and backsweep, so what I like might not be what you need or want. What Truvativ's Athlete Series has going for it, is that it offers you some more choices to find the bar that offers the best fit and feel for you.
The third RockShox "Game of BIKE" features Aaron Chase versus Kyle Jameson. This time Chase takes the game to the mountain, challenging Kyle on the slopes of the Whistler Bike Park. Chase is 0 for 2 in the first two rounds, see if he can finally score the win.
The fight for downhill dominance in 2013 all came down to this--the final round of World Cup racing in Leogang, Austria. It'd prove a particularly tight battle between Gee Atherton , so strong at the beginning of the season, and Stevie Smith, who's been on a tear of late. Here's the full video coverage of the race.
In this latest episode of The Guts Behind the Glory, Johannes Fischbach talks about the change to downhill racing and adapting to the different challenges it brings as well as his future aims in the sport.
Sometimes to understand what something is, you have to see what it isn’t. This year Interbike is lacking the depth of weird inventions and pneumatic blonde booth babes that it has in the past. Is this a sign of the recession hitting entrepreneurial trailblazers, financial imperatives serving to separate the wheat from the chaff, or is it just that now every hopeful, desperate mastermind has focused their talents on e-bikes?