What’s the deal with 27+ and 29+? Why is the bike industry suddenly pushing another new wheel size? And, most importantly, is it worth your time and money? Get your answers in this latest video installment of our Blueprint series.
Specialized has tweaked its popular Rumor women’s-specific trail bike to give it a few modern touches like snappier geometry, more travel and 27.5-inch wheels. The changes reflect Specialized’s evolving philosophy to offer multiple wheel sizes on its popular mountain bikes, whereas the company was previously firmly planted in the 29er camp.
Inspired from the desire of comfortable, well-looking clothes that still function, long-time mountain biker Matt Hayes said he grew tired of wearing his lycra to the bar following his rides in the mountains above Boulder, so he designed a line of performance-oriented mountain-bike clothes that include v-cut shirts, western-style plaid shirts and low-cut bibs that allow for easy bathroom breaks.
The slider door to my house hadn’t been opened for over a month. A month of wind and dust and fog, the usual elements of rural coastal California had crusted it with a layer of brown, enough so that it was sticky to open. Inside, leaning against the bookcase, four bicycles sat beneath a fine grey patina of settled particles...
In the opening episode of season 3 of "Fabien Barel Presents," mountain biking legend Fabien and his buddy Jey Clementz are in the south of France. With Fabien's grandma watching, the guys try their hand at petanque, a traditional game of the region. But it doesn't go very well, so they go back to doing what they do best: ripping nearby trails and ripping on each other along the way.
Episode 5 of "Beyond the Bike" takes an intimate look at British racer Danny Hart. The downhill ripper opens up about the stresses of being a professional mountain biker, what has changed since his 2011 World Championships win and what he sacrifices to pursue his dreams.
Utah native, Justin Olsen, is well known for his photography, and well, it seems like his videography skills are soon to follow suit. He is embarking on a new video series, "Ride Canyons." This is the first episode in the series and features Cody Kelly, who recently won dual slalom at Sea Otter. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
The Kamikaze Bike Games were resurrected last year, so we sat down with Brian Lopes to catch up on what's new and what's stayed the same.
There was more gear in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to fill, well, one of the largest convention centers in Las Vegas, and as we wandered around, looking at new products, talking to start-ups and simply geeking out, we just had to ask the vice presidents and marketing directors to give us quick 1- to 2-minute explanations on what's new for 2015.
Female mountain bikers rejoice–apparel designed for our contingent of riders is finally improving. The clothing coming out next spring covers a wide range of styles, and is designed around practical fabrics, flattering fits and color combinations that have actually been thought-out instead of being an afterthought.