Escape To Oamaru

We followed freerider and mountain man Mike Hopkins on an overnight adventure into the backcountry of New Zealand’s North Island, where we found adventure and pristine singletrack. Experience the trip in this exclusive Bike Original feature.

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Paving a pump track in Thailand


Velosolutions received a request to build a pump track in Thailand, and the finished product is absolutely stunning.

Salsa Spearfish | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels


Salsa's Spearfish proved one of the most maneuverable XC bikes in this year’s garage, which stood in contrast to the traditionally stable, long-wheelbased trekking machines we usually see from Salsa. But even more surprising was that this bike, which we found so fun and capable, had just 80 millimeters of rear travel.

Trail Doctor | How to pack your bike for a flight


There's something very authoritative about Trail Doctor Dan Milner's somewhat condescending accent, which makes him the perfect person to teach you how to pack your bike and have it arrive safely for your next riding adventure.

Teams selected for 2015 Enduro World Series


Twenty-nine official teams have been selected to compete for the coveted world title at the 2015 Enduro World Series. With the addition of an under 21 men's and women's category, the EWS is set up for an exciting season of racing.

Wynward Jam whip-off in Queenstown


The Wynward Jam looks like it was a pretty righteous time, featuring big lines and everyone’s favorite event on two wheels: the whip-off.

Life on The Brink


Something about a rugged, 50-mile circuit in Utah's Wasatch Range has secured one man's dying devotion to its hard-fought freedoms.

Chasing the Inca: Adventure in the Peruvian Andes


Darren Berrecloth, Garett Buehler and Chris Van Dine journey along an ancient Incan road in the Peruvian Andes, encountering rarely-seen ruins and extreme physical challenge, and astonishing singletrack.

Ace Hayden | The Animal


Ace Hayden blows out some dusty tracks at Sun Peaks in this edit from Lone Wolf Productions.

Commencal Meta SX 650b edit


With better rollover and stability in mind, Commencal’s Meta SX 650b moves from 26 to 650b and gets this rad video edit to boot.

Irish Enduro Siblings


Siblings Leah and Jonathan are Irish enduro racers, and both are sponsored by Kona. Watch as they rip some loamy trails aboard their Process 111 and 153.

Bailey HUNDO 2015


The Bailey HUNDO 2015 will support Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder, Colorado High School Cycling League and Colorado Mountain Bike Association.

Trek Lush Carbon | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels


Some "women’s specific" models are actually just their male counterpart disguised in different paint and slightly different parts. Trek’s Lush earns our praise for its completely unique women’s-specific geometry. The move from 29-inch hoops down to 27.5 complements women’s geometry on paper, but how did the category-straddling Lush perform on trail?

Fat Chance Bicycles to Relaunch


Best known for the Yo Eddy line of mountain bikes, Fat Chance Bicycles to relaunch the newest Yo Eddy frames to the cycling public at the 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Watch their Kickstarter video here.

Remy Metailler chases Forrest Riesco in Whistler


We wouldn’t want Remy Metailler chasing us, but of course he’d probably just gap over us once the opportunity arose. Forrest Riesco can handle the heat, though, as both twist the throttle on Whistler’s bermed-out Angry Pirate trail.

Preview: Trek Slash 8 27.5


Trek's Remedy might be better known, but the Slash is the real bruiser in Trek's all-mountain/enduro line up. The Slash 8 27.5 might just be the best buy in the 2015 Slash family.

SRAM announces XX1 Black


Riders looking for the top-notch 11-speed group from SRAM but want it in black can now have their cake and eat it too. SRAM today announced the new XX1 ‘Black,’ a gunmetal version of XX1. SRAM also added injection-molded plastic crank boots and a high direct mount front derailleur cover to mask that unsightly stump where your front mech used to go.

Palmer’s Picks: Birzman Studio Tool Box


The problem with most tool kits is that they don't keep up with the changing times. So when I opened up the Birzman Studio Tool Box and found zero cone wrenches, I was delighted.

National American Handmade Bicycle Show 2015


The 2015 show dates of March 6th-8th at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY have just been announced.

Aptos Post Office | Post Marked


The Aptos Post Office jumps have been set to be plowed for years now, but unfortunately there are indications that it’s actually going to happen this time. This quick video captures some of the regulars sessioning this legendary spot.

Video: The Kenda Team in the Slovenian Alps


Kenda team riders Tibor Simai, Guido Tschugg, Eric Porter, Kelly McGarry, and Carson Storch take to the Alps for some trail riding, snow sliding, and zip lining all through the beautiful scenic Bovec, Slovenia.

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