First Impressions: Santa Cruz Nomad

Santa Cruz set out to build a new Nomad from the ground up to bring it back to meet the demands of a new type of racing.

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Dirty Words: Everybody Must Get Stoned


I’ve been a bit stymied in my attempt to ride my bike for an hour a day instead of watching the Tour de France at the crack of dawn. Almost every dawn since the race began, cold rain has been pouring down. For some sick reason, showers reappear about every four hours.

Tested: Giro Feature


It’s only natural that a helmet dubbed the ‘Feature’ should have plenty of them. But at first glance, that doesn’t exactly appear to be the case.

Video | Orica-GreenEdge Celebrates Yellow


Go figure, even Tour de France athletes still sing on the bus.

Sneak Peek: 2014 Kona Process


2014 Kona Process splits to three models: the Process 111, Process 134 and Process 153.

Ferrous Friday | FUSO OS-LUG


Words by Kevin Rouse || Photos Courtesy Dave Lieberman A name synonymous with high-quality race rigs in the 1980s the FUSO name is fresh off of a 15-year hiatus. For everyone who coveted one of those storied frames back when Hammer pants where en vogue, they’ll be pleased to know that the original frame designed […]

Stevil Kinevil Recaps the Tour de France


Ed. Note: We’ve enlisted the quill of Paved columnist Stevil Kinevil to update us regarding all the happenings going on in that bike race over in France—except he hasn’t watched any of it. Stage 1- A bus crashed, lots of riders crashed, my computer crashed, Marcel Kittel won, those who bet against him crashed. I […]

Video: Fabien Barel Presents Season 2, Episode 2


There's something primal about riding remote, rocky, rainy terrain, and this is the setting for episode 2 of "Fabien Barel Presents." He has journeyed to Scotland to find Joe Barnes to experience this harsh setting. Scotsmen must be hard and strong to survive, and it's the same for mountain bike riding in that area, as Fab discovers with Joe.

Sal Ruibal’s Dirty Words | Everybody Must Get Stoned


By Sal Ruibal I’ve been a bit stymied in my attempt to ride my bike for an hour a day instead of watching the Tour de France at the crack of dawn. Almost every dawn since the race began, cold rain has been pouring down. For some sick reason, showers reappear about every four hours. […]

Feature: BC Bike Race–The Sunshine Coast


The propeller on our float plane slowly works itself up to speed. In seconds, we’re airborne. The plane banks and we see Puget Sound, countless islands and towering peaks stretching away in every direction. It’s so pretty, a blind man would take a picture if he had an camera in hand.

Highlight Reel | Behind the Scenes at the Tour


Highlight Reel: Behind the Scenes at the Tour Marcel Kittel Gets the Yellow Treatment Orica—GreenEdge Taste of the Tour

Friday Five: Front Wheel Lifts


The front wheel lift might seem elementary to some readers, but for others it is something that might help them flow their local trails better or create a building block for later development.

Happy 4th!


You know what to do… #useyourweekend

Theater Thursday


Theater Thursday Special Edition: #useyourweekend Sorry folks, normally Theater Thursday is meant to let you sit back and relax, but class is in session for this week’s video, which means it comes with a little assignment at the end. Sure, two days (four if you do the right thing and call in sick on Friday) […]

The Bakery: Can You Keep a Secret?


Much like we fight aging, we try to fight the natural life of a secret trail. We want to keep it pristine and untouched, we want to keep the loam and keep it exclusive. But it won’t last and it shouldn’t last.

Off Track Podcast: Val d’Allos


Off Track host Tristan Merrick and guests DH pro Rémi Gauvin and Bike's hired gun Seb Kemp, dissect last weekend's Val d'Allos race, the latest event in the Enduro World Series.

Sideshow Slideshow | Taking in the Tour from a Different Perspective


A roving carnival as well as a bike race, it’s easy to lose perspective as we immerse ourselves in race-day recaps and finish line photos. All it takes is a look at the numbers behind the Tour de France to realize that it’s an enourmous operation. Welcome to the Sideshow. View Gallery

Video: An Ode to the Bicycle


Kiwi Tim Pierce is a director, producer and cinematographer who has been shooting mountain biking since he was a teenager. He travels all over the world on assignments for skiing and snowboarding clients, but his truest passion remains that of the two-wheeled, trail shredding sort.

5 Reasons Why He Was Henri Desgrange And You Couldn’t Have Been


Words || Gary J Boulanger Tour de France founder Henri Desgrange was a stubborn old cuss who didn’t suffer fools gladly, and carved a sporting event into infamy out of the same granite resolve he wielded on riders, team managers, sponsors and manufacturers from 1903 to his death in 1940. There’s no way he would […]

Feature: BC Bike Race–Powell River


You look at the schematic of each day’s course in your handy Racer Handbook and you mentally gear yourself up for the punishment ahead. Some days are obviously brutal—with jagged peak after jagged peak and humbling mileage and elevation gains. Today, however, looked like a piece of cake by comparison: 30 miles and 2,500 feet of climbing. A long ride, but not nearly as hard as the first two days or the following four. But then…sometimes appearances can be deceiving.

Tested: Troy Lee Designs A1 Helmet


Most people know Troy Lee Designs is the king of petrol pipe style, but it shouldn’t be forgotten that its helmets are leaders in safety. That is why the A1 is a welcome addition to the helmet marketplace.

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