With every passing day, it’s tougher for racers to emerge from their tents, but with Squamish in the forecast–a favorite for the past five years–we definitely sensed a bounce in their step as they made their way through the morning preparations.
It would be completely forgivable to mistake Liv's Intrigue for Giant's Trance. Yet while the two bikes' silhouettes are nearly indecipherable, the Inrigue's geometry is, in fact, ladies-specific and completely different from the Trance's. Watch the video to see how the Intrigue performed on some of Oregon's finest singetrack.
After a huge crash at Crankworx left him with a potentially career-ending injury, Martin Soderstrom was faced with a long recovery before he could get back on his bike. In part two of this series documenting his recovery, Martin competes for the first time since his injury.
Kali has released their new Maya all-mountain helmet. It's a deep-coverage lid with both camera and light mounts, as well as a moto-inspired adjustable visor. It'll retail for $99 and come in white, black, and enduro blue. As a bonus they also put together an edit with Jeff Kendall-Weed.
Marcelo Gutierrez took the win in his home town of Manizales on a course that started with a fast descent and ended with a brutal pedaling section.
Rebecca Rusch leaves Specialized after 12 years for a new partnership with Niner Bikes. Rusch says this new sponsorship aligns with her career and passion for pushing limits, while embodying Niner’s brand and inspirational dedication to mountain biking.
Winter will not cut you a break, buy you a beer or be your buddy. Winter is cruel. She tastes like humiliation. But she might also be your best friend.
The Aptos Post Office jumps have given countless riders a spot to progress, but they are set to be plowed soon. This edit features R-dog, Brandon Semenuk, Alex Reveles, Connor Gallart, Kyle Jameson, Logan Peat, Jeff Herbertson, Greg Watts, Jackson Goldstone and Ryan Nyquist getting in a session at the legendary trails.
There's only so much he can cram into a 5 minute episode, so here in all its glory is the best of trail ninja – the fails, falls, out-takes and nonsense that was just too close to the edge of sanity to include in the series.
Pivot's Mach 6 falls squarely in the busting-at-the-seams all-mountain segment, sporting a head angle of 66.5˚ and 160 millimeters of travel. The Arizona brand worked with suspension-whisperer Dave Weagle to create a bike that we found to be fond of high-speed descents but also quite efficient on climbs. But of course, these days there are lots of bikes that match that description. Check out the video to see if Pivot's Mach 6 stands out amongst the crowd.