WANDER from Acre Supply on Vimeo. It what probably goes down in history as the greatest product-testing session of all time, the guys from Mission Workshop decided to bring the company’s new Acre mountain biking gear across the Atlantic, for some serious trail testing in the Alps. Bike Magazine Senior Photographer, Dan Barham, went along […]
RockShox has resuscitated the Pike for 2013, but only in name and character. The 2013 iteration is a total redesign, and not just externally. The Pike’s internals feature a few major design developments as well. We spent a few days sliding around the Sedona desert on the Pike and were given the chance to pick the brains of RockShox’s engineers.
Obviously we won’t all make it to all the trail days. In the real world most of us don’t have the luxury of being that kid that got the perfect attendance record at school. Seriously, what was the deal with that kid? However if you do go riding on a trail day the guilt may weigh on you and people may judge you.
Enduro racing was originally a "blind" racing format where, unlike downhill or cross-country competitions, racers could not pre-ride and learn every detail of the timed stages. This is the purest format of Enduro. In recent years, however, organizers have added practice runs to the schedule. Pre-riding the course is supposed to even out the advantage of local riders or racers who have raced the same event previously. Is that how it actually works out? Ash Smith scouts this year's Trans-Provence and shares his thoughts on keeping enduro pure.
What's the story on Santa Cruz Bicycles' new Bronson 650b bike? Here's the exclusive Blueprint video and story on the Bronson's development. Bike Magazine’s Seb Kemp is the only person outside of Santa Cruz Bicycle’s inner circle to have extensively ridden the Bronson. Check out Seb's impressions of the Bronson and the bike's designers thoughts on the new bike.
In Episode Three of Jerome Clementz' "12 Months, 12 Stories" video series, Jerome and company head to South Africa where they sample the single track around Cape Town: Jonkershoek nature reserve, Tokai forest, Stellenbosch area and Grabouw.
The Ultimate Wade Simmons Experience Video Contest is ready to go to the polls. BC Bike Race has announced the finalists and it’s time to get all democratic. Your vote will help decide which rider races alongside Wade Simmons in the BC Bike Race.
Race Face will soon offer a new chainring sporting narrow/wide tooth profiling that should mesh well with both SRAM’s 1x11 XX1 group and existing 9/10-speed 1x drivetrains.
Some of the guys at my local bike shop have embraced winter, not with skis or snowboards, but with toys made for children: GT Snow Racers. Instead of tuning up their bikes after work while lamenting the weather, they work on their sleds, adding custom parts, reinforcing the frames, bending plastic, and shimming steer tubes with pieces of beer cans.
Super-D and Enduro seem to be divided by the Atlantic. In Europe, Enduro has been raced for the past fifteen years. In the US, Super-D has been the dominant version of events. What sets the two apart and what are their relative merits? Can they co-exist? We asked Joe Lawwill a few of these questions. Here are his answers.
Fatback Titanium Frame only: $2,100 fatbackbikes.com By Ryan LaBar Titanium bikes, in any branch of the sport, have a certain lust factor to them. They are lightweight, elegant and offer a ride quality like no other bikes. On snow, however, the soft surface and squishy balloon tires all but entirely mutes the special ride quality […]
Meet Katie Compton, known to her fans as KFC. Trust us, the "F" isn't for Francis. Compton earned her middle initial the hard way, powering through nine grueling seasons of cold, muddy Cyclocross mayhem.