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Video: Jared Graves + Yeti SB6 + The Kootenays

From Yeti Cycles’ “Proven Here” series, comes a dramatic cinematic romp through British Columbia’s Kootenay mountains with Enduro badass Jared Graves.

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Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories–the Finale

11.26.2013

There were high hopes for the Enduro World Series, which drew an amazing talent pool of former World Champ downhillers and cross-country strongmen. In the end, the men's title was taken by Jerome Clementz, who was already "the guy to beat". 2013 just kind of put the official stamp on that title.

Tested: SRAM Rail 50 Wheels

11.25.2013

SRAM's versatile, wide rim wheel, Rail 50 gets a comprehensive test throughout the summer. Here are the final findings. I gave these wheels a really hard time and held nothing back. I rallied around some of British Columbia’s highest, driest, steepest, rockiest descents. One day I raced some local-level cross-country races on them and the next I was in the Whistler Bike Park clocking up Garbanzo laps. The wheels got plenty of punishment

Exclusive: Thomas Vanderham Gets “Covered” by Bike

11.25.2013

Getting on the cover of Bike Magazine is, to paraphrase the great Ron Burgundy, “Kind of a big deal.” For Thomas Vanderham, it’s been a good five years since his last appearance atop Bike. We decided to celebrate Vanderham's return by heading to the North Shore and presenting him with a cover all covert-ops like. Here's the video of how it all went down.

Video: Won’t Back Down (Just A Taste)

11.25.2013

This winter, Steve Peat's upcoming movie, Won't Back Down, will tell his story. This trailer is just a taste of what's to come.

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories–Double down

11.24.2013

What do we learn from this video? Jerome Clementz may be one of the fastest guys on two wheels, but even Jerome crashes at times.... and you should never let the guy cut your hair. Check out the carnage footage from the upper slopes of Mégavalanche. Holy Cr@p! There's some truly humbling footage in this one.

Video: This is What Fast Looks Like

11.23.2013

What does fast look like? It looks like this helmet-cam footage captured by Specialized's Mitch Ropelato, who put in a blazing run down the alleys and streets of the Mexican city of Taxco. While a downhill race on city streets may sound tame, that ain't the case here.

Video: OVERHEARD–Kyle Norbraten On 2013 Red Bull Rampage

11.23.2013

The Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah, is one of the most unique events in mountain biking. Competitors combine their creative line choice with jaw-dropping bike handling skills to stake claim atop the Freeride world. The Coastal Crew's Kyle Norbraten talks us through the ups and downs of his 2013 Rampage.

Tested: Ibis Ripley

11.22.2013

Versatility inspired the Ibis Ripley’s creation. Never mind that it happened to introduce a promising new suspension platform. Few other trail bikes could be your all-day backcountry mule one weekend, and cutting-edge race machine the next.

Dirty Words: The Longest Minute

11.22.2013

I don’t race much anymore, but when I do, I always hate the last minute before the start. It is hard to comprehend how your brain and body can have a great debate in the last seconds before the gun.The brain is screaming “Go for it, you idiot! That’s why you’re here. You spent $100 on a crappy motel room and $50 on your entry fee. Don’t weasel out!” The brain can be fooled, but your body knows better.

Video: Rob’s Dirty Business–The Tippie Episode

11.22.2013

Rob Warner. Brett Tippie. Two of the funniest men in mountain biking. Together. Enjoy.

Interview: Scotland’s Most Passionate Trailsman

11.21.2013

Scotland, like its uisge beatha (that's Gaelic for "whisky"), is full of surprises that are only uncovered in journeys to far-flung locations. Guide, Andy McKenna, knows this better than most. Here's our interview with one of the best guides you could ever meet.

Video: Signatures

11.21.2013

Here's a teaser for Fullface Productions' upcoming movie "Signatures", which highlights riding from all over the globe. British Columbia, Livigno, Prague and Bratislava, Indonesia and the Austrian Alps all get the spotlight beneath the wheels of riders such as Szymon Godziek, Guido Tschugg, Tomas Slavik, Tomas Zejda, Michal Marosi, Johannes Fischbach, Filip Polc and Patrik Leitner.

Video: The Curse Strikes Again

11.21.2013

This episode of Road to Rampage tackles The Curse--you know, the one in which you win Red Bull Rampage and it's all champagne and high-fives, right up until the next season when you wreck bad, break a limb and are unable to defend your Rampage title.

News: Drift Unveils New Ghost-S POV Camera

11.20.2013

Drift Innovation unveiled the Ghost-S today—their latest and “most powerful” action sports camera to date. What does “most powerful” actually mean? In this case, better battery life, improved low-light performance, higher quality video and a ton of new features. Here are the details.

Exclusive: One (More) for the Road

11.20.2013

The upcoming December issue of Bike Magazine includes "Angel's Share", an exploration of Scotland's singletrack and single malt whisky. There is, of course, a story behind that story...and here it is.

News: Iconic Images Up for Grabs

11.20.2013

We're selling 42 of the most iconic images to have ever graced the pages of BIke Magazine. This is your chance to nab some for yourself. Best of all--the proceeds all go to support WORCA and the great trail work they perform around Whistler.

First Impressions: 2014 Crankbrothers Iodine Wheels

11.19.2013

Crankbrothers makes some much needed tweaks to their wheel offerings for 2014, with redesigned Cobalt, Iodine and Opium lines.

News: A Nod to the Man Who Changed It All

11.19.2013

We may mock the Sting-Ray today--the goofy Ape Hanger bars, the banana seats, the requisite tassles and flower basket... This bike, however, laid the foundation for BMX and mountain biking. Here's a nod of respect to the children's chopper and the man who created it.

Totem: Detail Devil

11.19.2013

On the outside, Tinker Juarez looks like Mr. Laidback. But his signature dreads and mellow demeanor belie a world-class athlete’s focus on details. When Tinker began racing mountain bikes, he became obsessed with the composition of parts on his bikes—especially a specific model of Look clipless pedals that were big, chunky and very red....

News: December Issue Soon to Hit the Street

11.18.2013

The December issue of Bike Magazine will soon hit the streets and it's full of stories and reviews that'll be the cause of countless deadlines missed, meetings skipped and pet cats left unfed. Our apologies to your cat. Here's a peek at the goods in the upcoming issue.

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