Intense has been playing with plastic for about five years now, and we knew the downhill bike had to be in line for the carbon treatment at some point. That day came during Intense’s 2016 product announcement here at Eurobike 2015.
The Aptos Post Office Jumps was a spot where some of the industry's best riders came up and it has had an undeniable influence on the mountain bike world. The Aptos Post Office Jumps was a spot where some of the industry's best riders came up and it has had an undeniable influence on the mountain bike world. "The Death of Post Office" is a short film by Alex Reveles to see the last minutes of the jumps and some of the bet moments from when they were still running.
Kye Forte is not a man who is happy to confine his love for two wheels to the smooth berms and sculpted lips of his local trails. Taking influence from his father, Kye has had a long-running love affair for the noise and fury of motocross. More recently, though, he's turned his attention to downhill mountain biking, which he feels provides the perfect medium between the two.
I used to think electrolytes were just some foreign thing skinnier riders on even skinnier hardtails worried about. Like VO2 max, lactate thresholds and peak training—I really couldn’t be arsed with crap like that. Then I tried Nuun and, had to admit, I was wrong. This stuff works, is cheap and tastes surprisingly good.
Cam Bissett, Gareth Burgess and Kyle Thomas shred their freshly built trail on Mt. Hutt in Methven, New Zealand. They also prove that downhill, all-mountain and fatbikes can shred together quite happily!
First, know this: The three bikes released today from Santa Cruz are nothing like the trail and all-mountain bikes the brand has become synonymous with in the last three years. There is no rear suspension on any of them, and no suspension at all on one. Instead, Santa Cruz has gone back to the drawing board on two models that will already be familiar to followers of the brand: the Highball and the Stigmata.
We Americans have criminalized gluten, sworn off sugar, compressed bean curds into discs and called them “burgers”. And what happened to bacon? When did eating bacon become a crime? Let me suggest a solution, a means of balancing the scales: beer.
The dust has settled on the final stages of the Andes Pacifico in Chile, and winners have been crowned after four days of hard racing.
New Zealand's downhill national championships went off over the weekend in Rotorua, with George Brannigan taking the win. This will also be the track used for the DH race during Crankworx Rotorua, which kicks off on March 25th.