The guys from Mission Workshop brought the company’s new Acre mountain biking gear across the Atlantic, for some serious trail testing in the Alps. They also captured that journey in video and in a 75-page photo book featuring the work of Bike senior photographer, Dan Barham. Here’s a look inside the project.
It’s hard to believe that the gadget you see here changed the entire landscape of the mountain biking world—but it did. It started a veritable revolution in bike components, helped usher in a wave of boutique brands and somehow managed to survive the market vagaries that killed off many of those same brands. With Grip Shift, it's always been a love it or hate it kind of thing.
“Everything is a case in hyperbole: the first ever, most moving, most dramatic. The idea of harnessing the intelligence of the readership has been lost in the quest for Facebook likes. For many, readers have become synonymous with hateful commentators. It’s time for a renewed push to realize some of the original dreams of the web.”
Specialized Bicycles has a new clincher wheelset (the Roval Control 29 Carbon) that lacks that one thing we all think clincher tires need—bead hooks. WTF? We went to Specialized's headquarters to find out how that's even possible.
Devinci is giving away an ultra-fast 2013 Carbon Dixon RC to one lucky fan. Easton is upping the win-free-stuff ante with even more carbon swag, including a wheelset and handlebar package. To get a shot at the Dixon, visit Devinci's Facebook page, watch a video and "Like" the bike. Easy.
Manuel Beastley has become something of a folk hero since he stomped an international field of competitors at the Sea Otter Classic. In this edition of "Inside the Pro's Bikes" Beastley reveals some of the exclusive features of his winning ride, including it's new-school geometry, four-inch tires and classic coaster brake
Overmountain, all-mountain, enduro.... Oddly, the simplest things always seem to be saddled with a confusing range of synonyms. Nomenclature aside, Cannondale had the foresight to organize a team around enduro riders. With Jereome Clementz, Mark Weir, Jason Moeschler and Ben Cruz on the squad, Cannondale has one of the most ridiculously stacked squads on the planet.
Every year the folks at Avid invite journalists to "Trail House"; a low-key press launch with the aim to get writers onto the new gear and out onto the trails. In years past, Trail House was centered in Santa Cruz. This year, the location was Sedona. This video highlights the area's incredible riding and general vibe.
This first episode in Trek’s new series, TREK WORLD RACING STORIES, captures a new beginning for the team as we catch up with Brook MacDonald, Neko Mulally and Greg Williamson as they encounter the course at the Sea Otter Classic in California.
The Adventure Series documents a range of unique characters and people across various locations in the UK and Europe. In this second installment, Pete Scullion from Orange Bikes takes the new Orange Five 29 bike on a single-day adventure to the second largest mountain in Wales: Cadair Idris.
May is National Bike Month, but every day is National Automobile Day, Hour, Minute, Second. You can’t avoid it. I live across a little-used street from the Cardinal Forest, but I can hear the rumble and buzz from I-66 and I-95 more than a mile away all day and into the night.
Imagine travelling through one of the most beautiful countries in the world and then getting dropped off in Cortina; the word stunning is an understatement. Our goal was two fold – make our way up to one of the highest Refugio’s in Italy and two - discover some perfect pieces of singletrack along the way.
Jerome Clementz and all those guys have been crushing it. So now I get to go chase those guys -- or they can chase me. We’ll see what happens!
If you haven't heard of enduro racing by now, you have some serious catching up to do. The European-rooted race discipline is sweeping across North American this summer, with new races cropping up all over the West. California, Oregon and Washington all have their own series now, and this year marks the inception of the World Enduro Series. In other words, enduro has hit the big time.
In this video, the Godfather himself, Wade Simmons, gives Rocky Mountain's long-travel 29er a going over and drops his verdict on the bike. We've said it before--this rig is sort of floating under the radar right now, but it deserves its share of the limelight.
In this episode, Danny jumps on the back of a motorcycle and pins it around the track with on of his heroes, Guy Martin. A 140-mile per hour joy ride whilst recovering from back surgery? It made sense at the time. Danny's plans for the new video project also start to take shape.
You'd be forgiven for thinking Scott Sports was being a bit cocky when, just a few days before the start of this year's Whiskey 50, the company sent out a press release touting last year's victory at the Whiskey 50 and promising some stellar events this time around.... But then the SCOTT-3Rox team went and thoroughly dominated this year's Whiskey as well.
What happens when the world's most trusted news source becomes a proxy for utter bullish*t? Well, that just happened. Here's the story. Sorry, Associated Press...this one is going to hurt.