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Interview: Breadwinner Cycles’ Take on The Perfect Rowdy Hardtail

There’s a commonly held belief that ultra-light steel hardtails are relics of a more sedate time–that t they can’t keep pace with today’s more aggressive riding styles. Breadwinner Cycles’ Bad Otis turns that notion on its head.

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Theater Thursday

10.03.2013

Theater Thursday | Spokes Nothing like a good ol’ fashioned movie to set your Thursday straight. On tap this week is a gem from 1984, written and directed by John Behnke and shot on 16mm film. Just remember, watch out whose bike you tip over…or garbage cans for that matter.

Video: Fabien Barel Presents–The Mental Edge of Enduro

10.03.2013

Fabien Barel brings a new style to this fifth and final episode in his Fabien Barel Presents series. For the first time, we join Barel at a competition, at the Enduro World Series in Colorado. This is what it takes to succeed in enduro racing today.

Exclusive: Afghanistan…Is It What You Think?

10.02.2013

Would you go to Afghanistan to ride mountain bikes? What do you think the riding—and the overall experience—would be like? It might not be remotely close to what you think it is. Bike magazine recently completed a world-first expedition to Afghanistan's remote Wakhan Corridor with Matt Hunter and Anthill Films for our November cover story and their new film, "Forgotten Dirt." The new issue with editor Brice Minnigh's feature story will be on newsstands any day now. In the meantime, check out our first-ever web magazine dedicated to a single story. And you can also see Anthill's one-of-a-kind film here.

Video: Van Life 2

10.02.2013

A man and his van, roaming the countryside... Unless you are a 1970s crime-solving superhero (they all seemed to roam America in vans, meting out justice while aided by chimpanzee sidekicks) that premise generally doesn't lead to a happy ending. The man-and-his-van storyline has become the domain of serial killers, broken marriages and poor life choices. Unless, of course, you are Ryan Gardner. Check out the video to see what we mean.

Video: Love at First Sight

10.02.2013

Kona has two new wallet-friendly trails bikes --the 120 travel Precept ($1,600) and 140-millimeter Precept DL (1,900) models. To learn more about the new 27.5/650b line, click here.

Event: 2013 Brown County Breakdown Recap

10.02.2013

Text and photos by Richard Ries “New & Improved!” Yeah, yeah. Heard it before. But the organizers of the Brown County Breakdown, which went down this past weekend, have been making that claim ever since the inception of the event in 2005. It’s always been a valid claim; this year more than ever. Nestled in […]

Tested: Kali Protectives Aazis Knee Guards

10.01.2013

Kali was one of the first companies to offer a soft knee-guard that could truly be pedaled in all day without feeling like you’d strapped some kind of semi-fashionable torture device to your knee. How do they fare against the latest crop of pads? Here's the review.

News Of The Tweet: Things Are About To Get Much Lonelier

10.01.2013

What should we be taking care of? Our online presence or our presence on this planet?

News: Wheels 4 Life Fundraiser

10.01.2013

The Southern California bike industry turned out in the hundreds last Friday night to support Wheels 4 Life, the nonprofit organization of mountain-bike luminary and Laguna Beach, California, local Hans Rey. Wheels 4 Life provides bicycles to villagers in developing countries, mostly in Africa, in hopes of improving the quality of life. The bicycle allows locals the ability to get to work or school, or to carry goods, which would otherwise be done only by walking.

Spotlight | Paul Components Gino Light Mount

10.01.2013

PAUL Components Gino Light Mount $24 / paulcomp.com Chico, California-based PAUL components has quite the knack for dreaming up simple products that just plain work. Simple solutions for complex problems is the name of the game, and the Gino light mount is mighty illustrative of that. Fitting just about any braze-on or fender mount that […]

Video | Bespoke Balance Bike

09.30.2013

In this little movie for your Monday, watch as Portus Cycles transforms a bit of Reynolds 725 steel tubing and some super swanky carbon bits into the most bling-tastic balance bike we’ve seen. For the toddler that is simply above aluminum, we give you: The Greenhorn

Reviewed: Santa Cruz 5010

09.30.2013

Lean, low and keen to let loose, the sleeper bike from Santa Cruz in 2013.

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Crested Butte, Colorado

09.30.2013

Our third day in Crested Butte was beautiful, and the trails were perfectly tacky. Only the threatening thunder had us on our toes. We rode for the whole day. Breaking only to enjoy the wild raspberries and strawberries growing all over the mountain.

Video: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Crested Butte

09.30.2013

The Heavy Pedal Tour rolls into Crested Butte, Colorado only to find the kind of rain and cold that they'd hoped they'd left behind in the Pacific Northwest. Sticking out the storm, however, proved the right choice because on the third day, the sun came out, the trails were perfectly tacky and the trails were great. Check out the video.

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Crested Butte

09.30.2013

What did Crested Butte have in store for the Heavy Pedal Tour? Some rain, some thunder...and (eventually) enough sunshine to make for some perfect Colorado riding. Here's a photo gallery to prove it.

Video: Calm Before the Storm

09.29.2013

Who's going to win the Red Bull Rampage on October 13th? How the hell would we know? Rampage is big, scary and unpredictable all rolled up into one crazy event, so you're guess is as good as ours. Red Bull, however, has put together a new series that gives you something to chew on between now and Rampage. In this episode of the new "Road to the Rampage" we take a look at Tyler McCaul, Kurt Sorge and Darren Berrecloth as they plot their approach to the big event.

Video: Weekend Break

09.29.2013

Area man unsure if he's male bonding or being bullied. More brilliance from the Onion.

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories–Episode 9

09.28.2013

Summer was hot, dry and sunny... well not anymore! Heading to Austria for the Overmountain challenge, the team faces a hell of a week. But even if we haven't see the sun, Ischgl's area is so amazing that we still rode all week and loved spending time in the mountain there.

Video: This Is Peaty–Season 2, Episode 6

09.28.2013

World Champs in Pietermaritzburg was always going to be a special race... With a fast and extremely dry track, both speed and nerves were at maximum for the whole Syndicate. The following 2 days saw some moto carnage with all the lads, including Stevie Smith and Nick Beer, before heading to the worlds largest gorge swing!

A Marathon Day in the Saddle

09.27.2013

Seven Spectacular Mountain Passes at the Maratona dles Dolomites Words by Colin O’Brien Video Courtesy of Maratona dles Dolomites The first kilometres of the Maratona dles Dolomites are as electric as any you’ll have on a bike. Helicopters hover overhead, bands line the roadside, crowds cheer and ring cowbells.

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