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What Does it all Mean? 27.5+ and 29+ Bikes

What the heck are plus-size bikes anyway? What are these bikes supposed to do well? What are their limitations? Why are we suddenly popping up? We dive deep into the answers with this story.

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Video: Joe Connel | Rise of the Shredder

12.05.2014

Joe Connel destroys some loamy lines on his downhill bike.

Video: Beyond the bike | Cam Zink

12.04.2014

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 […]

Press release: Jerome Clementz re-signs with Cannondale

12.04.2014

Cannondale today announced that 2013 MTB Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz of France will ride with the brand for another three years.

Video: Fall in the Elk Mountains with Yeti

12.04.2014

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 […]

Feature: Mood Swings

12.04.2014

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.”

Tested: Gore Fusion Tool Jacket

12.04.2014

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.

Shimano XTR 360 Experience

12.03.2014

You control the point of view in this next-level experience from Shimano.

Video: Thomas Lapeyrie | Last Ride on Scott

12.03.2014

Thomas Lapeyrie shreds some soft and loamy trails with style and speed in this edit.

Video: It’s not a race, right?

12.03.2014

It's not a race, right? Or is it? In this Cat Topham video, two friends compete on some fun looking trails.

Seminal Force

12.03.2014

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.

Video: The Dudes of Hazzard – Business as Usual, Pt. 3

12.03.2014

The Dudes of Hazzard make the trip across the pond to rip trails and experience some North American staples including rodeos, pancakes, and taxidermied Canadian bears.

Video: Rider Chased by a Grizzly Bear

12.02.2014

Being chased by a grizzly bear on trail is a nightmare for many of us, and thankfully this rider had his helmet camera on when "what if" turned into "oh shit."

Video: Horsepower | Brett Rheeder

12.02.2014

Take Brett Rheeder, the Mind Spark team, a rad line, and you can expect a pretty banger edit – but this one exceeds expectations.

Scene: Shred in the City

12.02.2014

The adults at the party are barbecuing and drinking beer under a tent next to the track. Isaac’s father, Rick Herman, is an avid mountain biker. He began frequenting Brooklyn Bike Park shortly after it was built last summer. Although New York City’s other four boroughs have some form of dirt track or mountain-bike trail system, this is it for Brooklyn.

Bike Test: Transition Transam 29 1

12.02.2014

THE TRANSAM HAS BEEN A MAINSTAY OF TRANSITION’S LINE- for some time, and while this hardtail has worn various wheel sizes over the years–it’s currently available in both 27.5- and 29-inch versions–one thing has held constant. The TransAm is a versatile rig that’s equally at home on both buff and burly singletrack.

Thanksgiving Ride: Turkey Hump V

12.01.2014

Words by Kristen Gross Before spending Thanksgiving feasting with friends and family, mountain bikers everywhere know it’s a good idea to get ahead of the gluttony. Social feeds are filled with the morning’s “Turkey Trots,” “Turkey Rides,” and “Cranksgivings.” And in North County, San Diego, there is the Turkey Hump. Dreamed up by friends Erik […]

Video: Trail Ninja in Switzerland with Ludo May

12.01.2014

Dan Milner and Ludo May ventured onto Verbier's flowy trails with guide Phil Warham in search of the source of Swiss chocolate, and came back with some nugs for your viewing pleasure.

The Web Monkey Speaks: Bicycle on the Brain

12.01.2014

The odds are good that you can recall the bikes your best friends rode back in grade school. You probably remember every mountain bike you’ve owned, which parts were on it, what you upgraded and why.... Which, when you imagine all the other things in life you’ve surely forgotten, is kind of crazy.

Bike Test: Breadwinner Bad Otis

12.01.2014

After an hour of soul-crushing fireroad climbing, I wound up on trails I’d never ridden. Normally I’m conservative when alone on unknown terrain, but as soon as I felt the Bad Otis snap out of the first catch-berm I couldn’t help myself. My hollers echoed through the forest as I pushed my own limits trying to find those of the bike.

Video: Forrest Riesco rips the North Shore

11.29.2014

World Cup downhill racer and Banshee team rider Forrest Riesco pins it down just one of the amazing tracks that the North Shore of British Columbia has to offer in this Savage Films edit.

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