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First Impressions: Santa Cruz Nomad

Santa Cruz set out to build a new Nomad from the ground up to bring it back to meet the demands of a new type of racing.

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Off Track Podcast: World Championships Wrap Up and More

09.11.2013

Today, Off Track host, Tristan Merrick, is joined by Joey Schusler--racer, all-around bad-ass adventurer and (we don't know how he does it) full-time "desk jockey" at Yeti Cycles. Schusler gives his insights on the action at Worlds, Joey's own performances this year, life at Yeti Cycles and much more.

News: Manitou Shows off New All-Mountain Fork

09.11.2013

It's been ages since Manitou had a fork that could go toe-to-toe with anything from Fox, RockShox or Marzocchi. That's changed now with the debut of the Mattoc--a fork that borrows DH technology from the famed Dorado and squeezes it into a lightweight, single-crown package.

Video: Broers–An Excellent Case of Sibling Rivalry

09.11.2013

This short film by Liam Mullany explores the family history of Bas and Tom van Steenbergen, touches on how the brothers' sibling rivalry has shaped them into the riders they are today, and showcases their diverse skills as riders.

Video: Cold Rolled–Snow Biking in the “UP”

09.11.2013

Fall is coming. Heck, it might even be here already if you happen to reside somewhere outside the sun belt. And what comes next? If you live in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula (“the UP”), the answer is snow. Lots and lots of snow. That, however, doesn’t stop the riders up in Marquette from riding....

Video | The French Canadian Line

09.10.2013

Some may call it a shortcut, but we prefer to think of the Canadian line as a more creative approach to line selection through turns and other key racecourse sections. Either way, this video is funny.

Par-tay in LA with Argonaut Cycles

09.10.2013

Join Argonaut Cycles (the guys who built Paved’s inaugural Dream Bike) at Shelter Half in LA and learn more about their custom carbon-fiber space bikes made here in the USA. Also, there will be fine beverages and delicious snacks.

Video | Racks For Every Occasion

09.10.2013

The kind folks over at Portland Design Works have to put together a fine little video reminding us that there is indeed a rack for every occasion. Racks For All Occasions

Video: #whyMTB Chapter 3: Vanessa Hauswald

09.10.2013

What is the meaning of mountain biking? Why do we ride? In this third chapter, we return to our backyard in Sonoma County and meet Vanessa Hauswald, a former Petaluma English teacher now serving as the Executive Director of the Norcal League.

Off Track Podcast: Val d’Isere

09.10.2013

The Enduro World Series may have come to a slightly premature end, but we're left asking all sorts of questions--is Jerome Clementz truly the world's best rider? Who can knock him off his throne next year? What will happen to the Enduro World Series in 2014? Tristan Merrick, Seb Kemp and Sven Martin set the record straight.

Video: Chasing a Force of Nature

09.10.2013

Each week from June to the end of August, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park plays host to one of the most unique downhill race series in the world--Phat Wednesday. Here's an inside look as to what makes this series unique.

Video: This Is Peaty–The Ratboy Special

09.10.2013

Famous for his infectious laugh and outgoing personality, Josh Bryceland is one of the new guard in Downhill, keeping thing's fun and fresh, whilst still knowing when to turn it on for race day. Check out Episode 5 of This is Peaty, as Ratboy takes you on a tour from Mt St Anne to Drift Car Racing and an adventure out to Crankworx Whistler!

Video: Two Wheels To Freedom

09.09.2013

Join Cam McCaul and friends as they explore the South Island of New Zealand on the ultimate mountain biking road trip. After the Teva Slopestyle bike contest in Queenstown, Cam and pros Sam Pilgrim, Chad Kagy, Kelly McGarry, and Kurt Sorge hit the road in search of epic terrain from burly singletrack and concrete bowls to massive backcountry hips.

Video: Heavy Pedal Tour–Granby Ranch

09.09.2013

Granby Ranch, formally known as Sol Vista, was a hidden gem where only bike ninjas would come and practice their big bike tricks. They had huge gap jumps and large wooden (drop) features. While a few of the features have been made more "user friendly" (i.e., tamed down a bit for a wider audience), Natty and Trey still found plenty of thrills at this Colorado bike park.

Gallery: Mongolia Bike Challenge–The Big Finale

09.09.2013

After seven, long, brutal days on the steppes, the 2013 Mongolia Bike Challenge has come to a close. Here's one last great gallery from the event.

Gallery: Mongolia Bike Challenge–Stages 5 & 6

09.08.2013

Day 5 and 6 are both long and relatively flat--but still brutal and long. It's difficult to portray how vast this landscape is through photographs; I think you have to be here to truly experience the magnitude.

Video: The Gospel of Awesome

09.07.2013

Spoke heads to South Australia to check out the trails around Adelaide and Melrose. Riding and rowdiness ensue. Check it out.

Gallery: Mongolia Bike Challenge–Stage 4

09.07.2013

The track conditions on stage four of Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge were dry and fast and a tail wind followed the racers most of the day - welcome conditions from the wet, muddy conditions of the third stage.

Video | Challenge Les Alpes Part Two

09.06.2013

Yesterday’s Theater Thursday featured Michael Cotty’s atttack on the major climbs of the Alpes—in a single 600-plus kilometer ride. Well, as luck would have it, here’s Part II.

Gallery: First Flight Bikes’ Vintage Collection

09.06.2013

Jeff Archer houses about 450 vintage bikes in his shop and museum in Statesville, N.C., the majority of which are mountain bikes. His collection traces the sport’s entire technological history, including the quirky, kooky stops along the way (ahem, Manitou FS and Ritchey Lite Beam). Displays of craftsmanship and artistry from a generation of builders rest inside Archer’s walls: Potts, Shafer, Breeze, Bontrager, LeMond, Klein and Fisher are all there. It’s truly the mothership for bike geeks.

Video: Fresh Tracks

09.06.2013

Kyle Strait,Taylor Sage and Cam Zink and head out in search of new challenges in the Utah desert. Here's what they found

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