A quick look at five new bikes from Transition, Knolly, Cannondale and Liv.
When Kona announced its redesigned Process bikes in 2013, we knew it would signal a turning point in mountain bike design. The new bikes featured longer top tubes paired with shorter stems. They also had uber-short rear ends, and were purpose-built for dropper posts. The Process 111 is the big-wheeled bike in the lineup, and it's a much more capable rig than its 111-milimeters of rear-wheel travel suggests.
As much a story about human determination as it is about an adventure race, ‘The Push’ tells the story of one racer’s massive effort to complete the Arrowhead 135, an ultra-marathon bike, ski, or run race that takes participants from International Falls to Tower, Minnesota through the frozen wilderness of one of America’s coldest regions.
It would be completely forgivable to mistake Liv's Intrigue for Giant's Trance. Yet while the two bikes' silhouettes are nearly indecipherable, the Inrigue's geometry is, in fact, ladies-specific and completely different from the Trance's. Watch the video to see how the Intrigue performed on some of Oregon's finest singetrack.
After a huge crash at Crankworx left him with a potentially career-ending injury, Martin Soderstrom was faced with a long recovery before he could get back on his bike. In part two of this series documenting his recovery, Martin competes for the first time since his injury.
Kali has released their new Maya all-mountain helmet. It's a deep-coverage lid with both camera and light mounts, as well as a moto-inspired adjustable visor. It'll retail for $99 and come in white, black, and enduro blue. As a bonus they also put together an edit with Jeff Kendall-Weed.
Marcelo Gutierrez took the win in his home town of Manizales on a course that started with a fast descent and ended with a brutal pedaling section.
Rebecca Rusch leaves Specialized after 12 years for a new partnership with Niner Bikes. Rusch says this new sponsorship aligns with her career and passion for pushing limits, while embodying Niner’s brand and inspirational dedication to mountain biking.
Winter will not cut you a break, buy you a beer or be your buddy. Winter is cruel. She tastes like humiliation. But she might also be your best friend.