Trek’s Farley is about as ‘Wisconsin’ as a bike can be. The frame is named after the larger-than-life comic Chris Farley, who was born and raised in Madison; the wheels are named after the folklore animal, the Jackalope, which may not have originated in the Badger State, but has seriously deep roots there; and the tires are called Hodag, which is a fearsome mythological beast that resides near the town of Rhinelander in Northern Wisconsin. The only thing that could make this bike more Wisconsin is cheesehead-shaped hand pogies.
There are plenty of dropper posts on the market today and while they may seem like an extravagance, once you've ridden one, it's hard to go back to a rigid post. But which post deserves your attention? For my money, it's hard to beat the RockShox Reverb. Here's why....
The third day of the six-day Trans Savoie enduro was hit hard by inclement alpine weather. Racers woke to heavy rain, and the trails and lifts were affected by continuous precipitation and freezing temperatures on the mountainside, forcing the organizers to make the difficult decision to take the days racing off the clock to ensure the safety of competitors.
Upon first glance, our recent photo annual cover might have instilled a comment such as, "That's definitely photoshopped." But it most certainly was not. Our sister publication, GrindTV, caught up with the photographer, Bruno Long, and asked him a about this one-of-a-kind photograph.
Remy Metailler takes riding the Whistler Bike Park to a new level, tripling up jumps, scrubbing big lips and pre-jumping drops. This will for sure get you stoked to ride.
Helena is an IMBA Bronze-level ride center, with over 70 miles of trails. “Singletrack at the end of every street,” is how they like to say it, and it’s not far from the truth.
Besides being the first woman to ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan – which is an amazing feat in itself – Shannon Galpin has been improving women’s rights in Afghanistan through education, art and sport. She has worked with graffiti artists in Kabul and created the groundbreaking “Streets of Afghanistan” photography installation. She now supports […]
Riding bikes is awesome. Getting to ride bikes with Thomas Vanderham and Matt Hunter when you're 7 years old? That's even more awesome.
After years of collaboration researching and validating new technologies to further reduce impact energy, Giro will be introducing new helmets equipped with MIPS in three categories: road, mountain and urban.
Photo gallery of the fourth stop of the Big Mountain Enduro, which was in Moab, Utah.
The trail map for Indiana’s Brown County State Park reminds me of Disneyworld. There are so many highlights that it’s tough to know where to start. It’s hard to believe, standing here among oaks, elms and maples that overlook nearly 30 miles of mountain-bike trails, that a map of Brown County from 10 years ago only offered a few dirt roads for bikes.
Continuing the incredible progression witnessed at last week's Red Bull Joyride, the renowned Bearclaw Invitational returned to Vancouver Island over the weekend to set a new benchmark in what's possible on a mountain bike.
Magazines and websites simply brim with bike reviews that drip with praise. It seems like every bike “instills confidence” or “rails corners” or “climbs like a goat.” You might believe that some bikes are awesome, but they can’t all be. It defies logic. This isn’t tee ball where everyone wins—this is the real world, a world that’s full of winners and losers. And yet you don’t see a lot of reviews that flat-out flame a bike. Why is that?
The 2014 DH season came to a close with a bang here in Méribel, delivering one of the best races of the year. Sam Hill returned to the top of the podium with a spectacular winning run, wildcard riders mixed up the usual standings and cheering fans wielding chainsaws, air horns and flags lined the Méribel course from top to bottom. Not to mention the crowning of a new World Cup Champion, Josh 'Ratboy' Bryceland.
With classic, wide-open style bottom corners and big, loose rock gardens up top, the 2014 UCI World Cup Méribel DH course kept all of the top riders on their toes.