With the start of the 2014 Enduro World Series just a few days away in Chile, an international field of riders like Fabien Barel are preparing for a big season of competition – some with a little more drama than others.
Round 5 of the Enduro World Series went off in Whistler and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park as the ultimate test of bike handlnig skils, fitness and mental toughness. Australia's Jared Graves won his first round of the EWS while French legend Anne Caroline Chausson had her own maiden victory of the series.
Downieville is a great place to ride, but it didn't get that way by accident. It took work to make this place stellar--and it still does. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is working daily to add and improve trails to the area and they deserve your help. Donate five bucks (until August 21st) to the cause and you'll earn a shot at winning any Ibis bike of your choice. Do the math--it's a hell of a deal. And if you don't win the bike? Well, the trails around Downieville will be better because of your charity. It's a win-win all the away around.
Just like your family vacations...wait, no, probably not like your family vacations at all, unless your family had a habit of packing James McSkimming, Mark Matthews, Bas van Steenbergen, Dustin Gilding, Harrison Mendel, Spencer Graf, Kirk McDowall and Anthony Evans into a car and roosting around the country. Check it out.
Would it be a Cedric Gracia video without the guy putting a cucumber in his pants? Probably not. The cucumber is in here, as well as a ton of good riding sequences. Enjoy.
The Dual Speed & Style saw Sweden’s Martin Soderstrom take his momentum from a win at the GT Dual Speed & Style at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes last month and put it to good use today to take gold in Whistler as well.
A Tale of Monumental Misadventure in the Heart of Southern Utah By Kevin Rouse Photography by Ross Downard Sodas of the Road Variety I’d been warned about situations like these. Strangers in big white vans basically being the universal symbol of a risky encounter, I should have been met with at least a healthy dose […]
Bike Magazine heads to the first event of this year's Crankworx Whistler, the Fat Tire Crit. Duped by the title of the event, Bike Magazine's correspondent Seb Kemp got hold of a Norco Bigfoot fat bike, only to find that it wasn't much of a fat tire flavored race. Broken spirits and dismay ensued.
"The Alien" gives his take on enduro, the season so far and his approach to the Enduro World Series
Tristan Merrick and Seb Kemp are joined today by Enduro World Series Director Chris Ball, as well as a who's who of Enduro racing stars: Fabien Barel, Anka Martin and Enduro World Series points leaders Jerome Clementz and Tracey Mosley are all in studio talking about Crankworx, the coming Enduro, and, of course, Whistler.
You’d think by now I’d know better, but it turns out when it comes to bikes and climbing, you never learn. You might get faster, but you never get smarter. And so when John and I decided to take a day away from our keyboards and internet tethers, I naturally decided we should go ride […]
We loved the 2013 Kona Process DL. They scrapped the bike for 2014 and replaced it with a new line of both 29er and 650b bikes. Why? We went looking for answers in our latest Blueprint Series video. We've also put more than 600 miles and 150,000 feet of descending on the new bikes and have in-depth reviews of all three 2014 Kona Process models. Here's the most in-depth coverage you'll find of a bike line that should turn heads this coming season.
After spending a few days with no responsibility but riding bikes, nothing to assume about strangers than they must be great because they ride bikes and drinking beer as an acceptable morning drink, the harsh reality of home, routine and fending for oneself can feel like a hangover. Not the kind that makes you vomit in your helmet bag, but the kind where your soul feels a little heavier than usual.
Remember the cover for our 2013 Spring Issue? Meet Jeff Curtes, the man behind the lens. Source: F-stop