CRANKBROTHERS GOT A BLACK EYE WHEN IT RELEASED ITS first wheel line back in 2010 and the rear hubs failed at a rate of about 17 percent. When your product looks this odd and its guts start seizing up on the trail, you’re in a precarious position. So Crank- brothers redesigned its hubs in 2011 and they’ve proven up to the task ever since. With its hubs sorted, the company went into 2014’s version 3.0 looking to improve the rims.
This issue is devoted to the ruggedly individualistic resolve that has given mountain biking its defining moments. It's a revolt against all the superficial crap that is suffocating us. It's about interesting and often-eccentric people who consistently do whatever they want, regardless of fickle industry trends. It's about punk rock. Never mind the bollocks—here's Bike magazine.
I am bent over the handlebars, slowly churning the pedals along on pan-flat gravel. Just over a mile away, dancing in the haze, shimmering like a mirage on the horizon, is my home. The tingling begins in my fingers, a sure sign that I am about to physically implode.
The last three stops of the World Cup circuit were a roller coaster of a ride for the Syndicate Team with Josh ‘Ratboy’ Bryceland going for the overall title and Steve Peat vying for the top-ten. And then to top it off, the season ended with a Championships that surprised the world. Sit back and […]
Come on a journey through the Italian backcountry with two of the biggest names in mountain biking - "Mark Weir" and "Matt Hunter." With the help of a decked-out retro camper van, the rivalrous duo camp out to get an early start on one of the most majestic trails in Europe. 'Glamping' this is not. This is ready-set-go trailhead adventure riding.
He wanted the title like no other competitor of Red Bull Rampage 2014. Three times in a row he missed the podium despite good performances and finished fourth. Now the time was right to break the Rampage curse. Watch his run through his eyes!