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Heavy Pedal Tour 2014 – Road to Montana

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of an eight-part series, documenting the travels of Galen O’Moore and Hurl Everstone, as they travel from Colorado to Montana to North Dakota to Utah and back to Colorado. They will be filming their adventure with Sony Action Cameras, and posting their adventures and the faces they meet […]

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Video: Heavy Pedal Tour–Winter Park

09.05.2013

This year Natty and Trey will hit up ten different bike parks in three states while on on The Heavy Pedal Tour. Here's the video from their first stop--Winter Park's Trestle Bike Park.

Theater Thursday

09.05.2013

Theater Thursday | Challenge Les Alpes Michael Cotty is an ambitious individual. Well, ambitious may be a bit of an understatement. The goal? Cycle from Evian les Bains to Nice—nonstop—across the heart of the Alps. The metrics? A devilish 666-kilometer ride boasting no less than 17 mountain passes—including the Col de la Colombière, Madeleine, Glandon, […]

5 Reasons Why She Was Beryl Burton And You Couldn’t Have Held Her Wheel

09.04.2013

Words || Gary J Boulanger During a career that spanned five decades, the fiercely competitive British cyclist Beryl Burton won seven world titles (two road race championships and five track pursuit titles) and 96 national titles (12 road race championships, 13 pursuit titles, and 71 time trial titles against the clock). Dutch phenom Marianne Vos […]

Tested: Maxxis Ardent 2.4 x 29

09.04.2013

While the Ardent lacks the absolutely tenacious bite that’s made the Minion a favorite, this tire rolls a whole lot faster, weighs a whole lot less and is pretty outstanding in both wet and dry conditions. This, right here, is one of the best, unsung tires on the market.

Video: Scott Markewitz’s Deep Summer Slideshow

09.04.2013

Scott Markewitz has more mountain biking covers to his credit than any photographer alive and is always a threat in any kind of contest involving F-stops and action. This is the final entry from the 2013 Deep Summer Challenge and it was one of the most hooted and hollered for slideshows at the contest. Enjoy.

Gallery: Eurobike Tradeshow

09.03.2013

The fall tradeshow season kicked off with the Eurobike show, held last week in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Fourteen massive halls housed booth after booth of shiny, new bikes and eye -candy components produced by the smallest and largest companies in the industry, and nearly every brand in between.

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review–Jamis Dakota D29 Team

09.03.2013

This lightweight hardtail race whip will force any rider to go faster, yet it pulls few punches in the fun department.

Video: More from the World Championships in Pietermaritzburg

09.03.2013

Just in case you didn't happen to hop, skip and jump your way around the globe to catch the World Championships in South Africa, here's a full replay of the men's and women's downhill finals in Pietermaritzburg.

Gallery: Mongolia Bike Challenge–Stage 1

09.03.2013

Stage One of the GENCO Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea was a 120-kilometer (74.5-mile) loop from the Genghis Khan Statue in Tuv Province with a groan-inducing 3,000 meters (9.842 feet) of climbing. The heat of the Mongolian sun combined with the seemingly endless short steep climbing sections made for a hell of a first day. Here's a race report and photo gallery from the steppes of Mongolia.

Gallery: Mongolia Bike Challenge–Getting There

09.02.2013

Erik Peterson is a photographer who spends summers at home in Canada and lives the rest of each year in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Erik is currently documenting the 2013 Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea and is sharing the story with us this week. Today’s gallery documents the simple challenge of getting to the race itself—no small feat when you’re traveling from Uzbekistan to China and into the heart of Mongolia.

Video: 2013 Downhill World Championships

09.02.2013

Greg Minnaar recently said that he only had one chance in his life to win the World Championships on his home turf and yesterday, Minnaar did just that. Check out his expression on the podium--it's the kind of thing that makes grown men weepy.

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Keystone, Colorado

09.02.2013

We packed up the camper and left the sparkling dirt of Winter Park, Colorado and headed 30 miles north to the quaint, little mountain town of Granby Ranch, Colorado. Here's what we found on our visit to Granby's bike park.

Video: Specialized’s 2014 Camber

09.01.2013

The Camber has flown a bit under the radar since its debut a few years back, but that should change. For starters, it's a damn good bike. For 2014, the Camber line finally gets Specialized's full-zoot treatment: a pimped out, carbon S-Works version as well as a more aggressive "EVO" model. This video tells the story.

Review: Exposure Flare Taillight

09.01.2013

Exposure Flare Taillight $70 / exposurelights.com A favorite of mine for close to a year now, the Flare offers a whopping 75 lumens of in-your-face brightness, much to the chagrin of the driver sitting behind you at that annoyingly long stoplight on your commute.

Video: Life Behind Bars–Season Two, Episode Three

08.31.2013

Brandon Semenuk and the crew head to Whistler for opening weekend, putting in fun sessions on the trails and in the Air Dome. Watch as Intern loses a bet and is forced to don the bear suit and wander into line-drive golf shots on the driving range.

Video: Meet the Breck Epic

08.31.2013

Hit play and allow race director Mike McCormack to explain the Breck Epic: a six-day mountain bike stage race that covers 240 miles of trail in and around Breckenridge, Colorado.

Friday Five: Dogs

08.30.2013

Riding with a dog will improve your ride 76.4 percent. Probably. Here are five reasons why dogs definitely make the best riding partners.

Video: Greg Minnaar OneLife

08.30.2013

Who is Greg Minnaar? What are his roots? Why is Pietermaritzburg so pivotal in his success? And what is OneLife? The filmmakers attempt to answer these and other questions about the two-time Downhill World Champion and three-time World Cup Champion with this OneLife short.

Thoughts on a Solo Breakaway

08.30.2013

Words by Jen See On Thursday, Tony Martin rode a solo breakaway for nearly 175 kilometers at the Vuelta a España. That’s pretty much the entire stage. The field caught him in the final meters, in sight of the finish line. That’s the way it is sometimes with cycling. You might win, but more often […]

News: SRAM Releases X0 Hubs

08.30.2013

In a nod to the Secret antiperspirant ads from the 1970s (Strong enough for a man, but PH-balanced for a woman!), SRAM recently unveiled its new X0-level hub, which they claim is "light enough for XC, but strong enough for All-Mountain."

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