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.
“A bike for Bo and Luke Duke, maybe even Chuck Norris,” commented one tester. That seems about right. Bo and Luke can drive the wheels off a car, and the Phantom, like the General Lee, really shines with someone who can ride the wheels off it.
IMBA released a Bike Park guidebook in October 2014, following the success of their previous two books. Through essays and expert contributors, this book guides the reader from day one to the completion of a bike park, covering planning, finance, design, management and more.
There's an adage that goes "The perfect number of bikes to own is is equal to N+1 where 'N' is the number of bikes you currently have." Well, this guy has come up with his own solution to that equation: he prints his own bikes, at home, with a 3D printer.
RDO, in Niner nomenclature, is short for ‘Race Day Optimized.’ In the case of our test Jet 9, this is embodied in a carbon-fiber frame using Niner’s patented CVA suspension to squeeze 100 millimeters of travel out of a Fox Float CTD shock.
The Sedona Mountain Bike Festival is proud to announce that it will be home to the VIDA MTB Series women’s skills clinic. VIDA has been a stand out in the mountain bike industry, bringing women of all abilities together to learn and refine skills, and build the confidence that women need to be better riders.
Forget leverage rates, shock tunes and all the high-modulus marketing BS, nothing—absolutely nothing—matters more than a good set of tires. Really. And when it comes to aggressive riding in wet conditions, it's hard to do better than the Maxxis Minion DHF.
The Norco Sight Carbon Forma was the most polarizing bike in the women’s test, eliciting a different opinion from each rider. But one assessment was consistent–when pointed downhill, this bike rules.
Hungry for your daily slice of humble pie? Watch as Jackson Goldstone jumps the Woodward MegaRamp.
It would be sensational to call trail sabotage a massive issue, but recent events do indicate a certain level of animosity aimed at mountain bikers. This feature is intended to lend some perspective on what could be interpreted as a series of canary in a coal mine-type events.