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Following Cards – A ride through history

In late June, a group of five riders set out on a multi-day exploration of the French Maritime Alps near the Italian border aided by note cards from locals, maps and a compass. The following are excerpts from rider Ross Measures’ journal and directions from the cards that guided the group on multiple rides each day.

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Video: “Hills of Home” Teaser

11.16.2013

This might be the first teaser I've seen for a cross-country video in...I dunno, forever and then some, really. The production value on "Hills of Home" looks impressive; it makes watching a U23 racer in Lycra (Pirmin Kuss) shredding Schwarzwald singletrack on his hardtail look downright cool, whirch frankly, is no small feat. Viva the variety.

Video: Fall Follow

11.16.2013

Germans catch air, fall leaves drift to the ground...shredding ensues.

Video: “Not Bad for 10-Year Olds”

11.15.2013

To celebrate their decade aboard Specialized bikes, Matt Hunter and Darren Berrecloth have teamed up with legendary photographer Sterling Lorence to capture more of the iconic imagery which has established them at the top of the freeride world. Here's a video showcasing that effort and chronicling a decade of great riding.

Tested: Specialized S-Works Enduro 29er

11.15.2013

I really hate 29ers. I think they are for old men to ride when they’re not playing golf. I’m sure that’s why I got the assignment to test the highly anticipated 29-inch Specialized S-Works Enduro Carbon....

Dirty Words: Take Me Home, Unpaved Roads

11.15.2013

November is one of the best times for riding gravel roads here in Virginia. The nearby Horse Country has a long history of unpaved roads that are great for riding a nice horse with a comfortable trot or a comfortable bike with a smooth grind over pea gravel. The bike has an advantage because it doesn’t eat expensive winter hay and grain.

Long-Term Test: Syntace W35 MX Wheelset

11.14.2013

There are wide rims. There are very wide rims. And then there are the Syntace W35 MXs. With a sprawling internal width of 28.5 millimeters, these lightweight, all-mountain rims are a good 4 millimeters wider than what you’ll find on many downhill hoops.

Video: Kelly McGarry’s 72-foot Canyon Gap POV

11.14.2013

That 72-foot canyon gap? It's here. Watch the helmet cam footage from Kelly McGarry's 2nd place run at Red Bull Rampage 2013.

News: Score a Ride with Santa Cruz Bicycles & the Syndicate

11.13.2013

Thirty percent off any Santa Cruz Bicycles model you want? Ride with the Syndicate in Santa Cruz? VIP tickets to the premier of Steve Peat's new movie? Online retailer, The Clymb, is offering all that, but it's happening in just a few days--you have to jump on this now.

Exclusive: Lasting Bond

11.13.2013

If you’ve ever worked In a bike shop, or paid a shop to work on your bike, you’ve benefited from Bradley Reid’s craftsmanship. Not that you would ever know it. Reid, 65, is one of the mountain-bike industry’s unsung heroes.

Video: Wink Grant–Insight

11.13.2013

Wink’s definitely quiet, and it might be cliché to say this, but he lets his riding do the talking. He’s quietly established himself as one of the most stylish riders in mountain biking. Contests seem to go a long way towards determining your reputation on the bike these days, but Wink’s managed to do this without the exposure that a big slope-style result brings.

Video: Tyler McCaul’s God Luck and Good Speed

11.13.2013

Crashes, fireworks, big tricks, boobs and good times. A montage to challenge all montages...

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Northstar (Lake Tahoe)

11.12.2013

Within reach of the San Francisco Bay Area, Reno, and Lake Tahoe, Northstar is a gem in the high sierras that offers boundless recreational opportunities. The Heavy Pedal Tour makes a stop in Tahoe and finds great riding and countless diversions.

Video: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Northstar (Lake Tahoe)

11.12.2013

Lake Tahoe has always been an outdoor destination for the greater Bay Area, but it's only been in the last decade that it's also blossomed into a true mountain biking destination. The opening of the Rim Trail, greater legalization of trails around the lake and the boom at Northstar's bike park have turned Tahoe into a legitimately great place to ride.

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Northstar (Lake Tahoe)

11.12.2013

The 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour's makes its eighth stop in Lake Tahoe, where they find world-class trails, a booming bike park and countless cool things to do when off the bike. Here's the photographic proof.

Why Hans Rey Is The Greatest Of All Time…Maybe

11.11.2013

My nomination for the greatest mountain biker ever? Hans Rey. Let’s consider a few things. He has won the UCI World Champion title three times, and won 15 national titles in three countries before retiring from competition in 1997. Yet, Rey still remains relevant long after the champagne and podiums portion of his career.

Tested: 2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 790 MSL

11.11.2013

The 790 MSL is rocky mountain’s top-of-the-line model. It bears a complete carbon-fiber frame that Rocky says weighs just 5.1 pounds. That frame sports ISCG tabs, a 142x12 rear axle and tidy, internal cable routing. Envy-inducing components include a SRAM X0 drivetrain, Avid X0 Trail brakes, a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post and Kashima-coated Fox suspension. There isn’t a weak link in this chain, but at nearly $7,000, there shouldn’t be.

Video: Cam Zink–Relentless

11.10.2013

The story isn't always about winning, landing atop the podium and fist pumping to a cheering crowd of thousands. Sometimes, the best story is the one about the guy who goes down hard and gets back up to do it again. Cameron Zink has played a lead role in both of those stories, but it's the latter narrative that SRAM chose to highlight here. Check this out.

Video: High in the Himalayas

11.10.2013

We wake up in Sarchu, we seem to be getting used to the high altitude now or maybe the pain in the head just gets familiar. We pack our stuff and ride on to the final destination: Leh, the capital of Kashmir.

Exploring (and Maintaining) the Humble Cup and Cone

11.09.2013

There’s a sense out there in the cycling world that cup-and-cone hubs are about as technologically advanced as the horse and buggy, and that the only reason this bearing system isn’t used on more hubs is that the 'sealed' cartridge bearing is an inherently better system. Not true. It’s more complicated than that.

Video: Casey Brown in Deathgrip

11.09.2013

Ever ridden completely brakeless? Know what it's like to rip at ridiculously high speeds without any safety net? World Cup DH racer Casey Brown does. See just how fast she goes in Deathgrip, the fourth episode in Anthill Films' unique Dream Capture series of videos, all shot with the Sony Action Cam.

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