Mission Workshop’s rugged, versatile and spacious Hauser 14L hydration pack kicks off our 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide. Why’d we pick this one: well, there’s the bomber, waterproof construction, smart system of pockets, internal tool roll and, well, check out the write-up. You’ll see: it’s fairly bad ass.
After a few hundred dollars in baggage fees, still slightly unsure on our preparation, Brian Lopes and I set off for Italy to compete in the inaugural Enduro World Series race. Enduro mania has been sweeping the globe and what better way to gain and understanding for it’s popularity than to attend, compete in and experience the largest (and potentially most competitive ever) Enduro race to date first hand.
Devinci Global Racing is entering the 2013 gravity arena with a lineup best described as "stacked". On the eve of the new season, the team decided to warm up for the big event by sampling some of Vancouver Island’s finest. This video gives you a glimpse of the squad's speed and skill.
To run their new pogo sticks through the ringer, Fox invited a few of us media clowns up to Hood River, Oregon and pitted us against each other in our own, very handicapped "media" class at the first round of the Oregon Enduro series. Here are our gear editor's impressions of the new 34 TALAS CTD forks and Float X shocks after a weekend of muddy enduro racing.
Specialized's Status II is one of the most affordable DH bikes on the market, but it’s not just a bargain—it’s a phenomenal bike at any price.
You can think of Santa Cruz's latest model, the Solo, as a 650b version of their existing Blur TRc--roughly five inches (125 millimeters) of travel, a slack head angle (68 degrees), low bottom bracket (13.1 inches) and--this is the point of departure--650b wheels.
The race season is upon us and after a winter full of travel and training, it's time to see how the work will pay off for Jerome Clementz. This "Race to race" episode gives you a glimpse of how Jérôme (accompanied by Ben Cruz and Pauline Dieffenthaler) gets into race mode and how life is going during the season. Follow the life of the Cannondale Overmountain Team for two weeks on the road.
From March to May the landscape of thge southern hemisphere is transformed by the second season of its year. In other words, this video of Conor Macfarlane is full of ripping leafy, loamy, loose single track under an incredibly colourful canopy in Arrowtown, New Zealand.
There are monuments to just about every shooting war you can think of and statues of generals who ran those wars. There is a Jimmy Carter Peace Institute but I’ve never seen anyone in there. The military dead are across the Potomac in Virginia, where the tens of thousands of silent grave markers won’t disturb your vacation. But there is no statue of a bicycle.
To be a better rider you have to make yourself better; buying stuff won’t actually make you better. Unfortunately the sirens of the marketeers are louder than all, so sometimes we may give into the hyperbole and forget that we need to improve ourselves first. Really, the truth is often that we suck, rather than the things we choose to project our suckiness upon.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Ghandi may not have been talking about women in mountain biking specifically, but this is exactly what we need to do. We could debate endlessly about how to get more women into riding but there is one simple technique that is so obvious it is often overlooked or dismissed; introduce a woman to the sport.
I’ve been injured riding bikes for the better part of 50 years. While there have been a few spectacular crashes, I’ve gotten away with mostly minor scraps, cuts and bruises. But for my most recent injury, the most life interrupting, I’ve given myself my own personal Darwin award.