Jamie Nicoll’s emergence at the sharp end of the 2013 Enduro World Series has all the makings of an underdog story for the ages. Nobody expected Jamie to recover so fully from the crippling injuries he sustained three short years ago. Nobody expected his riding to progress and mature to the level where it is now. Nobody, that is, except Jamie.
Last Fall, Mark Matthews took a season ending fall at Red Bull Rampage that left him with a shattered femur. Taking it as an opportunity to rebuild himself, Mark set out to prove his doctors wrong and get back on the bike before their projected timelines.
If ever there was a day when enduro racing legitimized itself through raw, gritty, bare-bones mountain biking, today was it. The Crankworx Whistler Enduro race—the toughest competition of the Enduro World Series—delivered racers and fans everything we've come to expect from the sport itself.
Enduro racing is overhyped, overplayed and over exploited. Kittens and angels die every time a marketing hack whispers the words, “enduro-specific.” It's gotten that bad. And yet, enduro might just be the best thing to happen to mountain biking in years and years.
The World Cup Windham downhill track is typically very close, but this year Josh Bryceland stepped it up and put 1.58 seconds between second place finisher Aaron Gwin.
Vittorio Brumotti is a world champion trials rider and holds numerous Guinness World Records. In this video, Brumotti takes his road bike out for an unusual ride.
Stan’s has been slow to release a carbon rim and jump on the bandwagon with all of the other companies offering carbon. I would venture to guess the company hasn’t felt pressure to do so because its aluminum rims are selling so well. This has put them in a unique situation to take time developing the ZTR Valor carbon rim that utilizes the NoTube’s Bead Socket Technology that has set its wheels apart.
CamelBak has been reinventing hydration since its very beginning 25 years ago. It all started when paramedic Michael Edison saw the need for hands-free water before he embarked on the Hotter N’ Hell 100-mile bike race in Texas. Making use of an IV bag and tube sock, Edison created the first-ever hydration pack that eventually turned CamelBak into the leading brand in personal hydration products.
Where do we start? How about this: the Edge 1000 promises to be the most fully-functioned cyclocomputer on the market. That's a bold claim, but consider this: the Edge 1000 does all the typical high-end GPS and performance tricks–plus it communicates with your smart phone, lets you compete (during the ride) with other riders' performances on specific segments and that's just for starters...
The documentary, "Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra," spotlights California's Northern Sierra model trailbuilding group. Through interviews with Greg Williams, Tara Stone and various other staff members, the film details the makings of the Stewardship and all they do for the Sierra and Plumas counties. The group organizes the widely popular Downieville Classic, Lost and Found gravel grinder and a 50-kilometer endurance run. It's full-time crew maintains 150 miles of multi-use trails, while building 50 miles of new trails and running a nationally known student trailbuilding program.
The International Mountain Biking Association, along with its corporate partners, offers a small grant program to help chapters and affiliated organizations in their efforts of trail building, maintenance and education. Recently the program divided up $9,600 in cash to award to 17 programs in three categories.
A new Giant DH bike isn’t ready until the Giant Factory Off-Road Team says it’s ready. Now, after two years of engineering, development and race testing, the all-new Glory 27.5 is being let loose.
The fourth episode of Dirt's series, "Beyond the Dirt," takes a look into the life of Tyler McCaul as he comes out of the shadow of his big brother. He started his career racing downhill and after some success has moved on to slopestyle and freeride competitions.
Named after its "lightning-quick agility," the 2015 Thunderbolt MSL is said to dominate on a variety of terrain. Equally at home on long, technical climbs as it is on flowy singletrack descents, it's built to power through the rough stuff and pop off every trail feature you lay eyes on.
Three days ahead of the start of Crankworx Whistler, one of the most closely guarded secrets of the mountain biking festival has been unveiled. Organizers have released the details for this year’s course for the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized, the sixth round of the Enduro World Series (EWS).