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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Tested: Straitline Silent Guide


By Seb Kemp Photo by Anthony Smith Straitline Silent Guide Price: $168 straitlinecomponents.com I love this product for the same reason I hate It. You see, I put one on my bike 14 months ago and in that time it did nothing. Absolutely nothing. Not once did I have to care for it, pamper it, […]

Video: A Couple’s Ride


Quite possibly the funniest video of the year. No--wait--definitely the funniest video of the year. Just watch it....you'll see.

Video: The Guts Behind The Glory–Wyn Masters


Red Bull's new series, "The Guts Behind the Glory", profiles riders that have made it to the professional downhill circuit through their passion and commitment to the sport they love. In this episode, New Zealand's reveals what it's taken for him to be competitive at the World Cup level.

Video: GT’s 2014 Force All-Mountain Bike


Big changes are afoot at GT. Last week we showcased the new (2014) GT Force and Sensor all-mountain and trail bikes--both of which sport new linkage, lower bottom brackets, new geometries and, it probably goes without saying, 650b wheels. Here's a short video from GT showcasing the all-mountain Force model.

Video: 10 years of Crankworx


No single event has broken more bones, shattered more dreams and made more heroes than the annual carnage of Crankworx Whistler. Here are highlights from the past ten years.

Finding Tommy Boy


Words & Photos || Gary J Boulanger Listening to the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s ‘Jazz at Oberlin’ while eating a chicken wrap on Air Canada flight 758 to Toronto, it strikes me that I’ve somehow become a bit cultured since relocating to the South Bay of Mountain View, California seven years ago. In 2006, I was […]

Off Track Gallery & Podcast: Val di Sole and Beyond


The racing action was fierce at Val di Sole. Our guests--Chris and Claire Kovarik, Sven Martin and Seb Kemp--shine a light on all that went down in Italy, both the obvious and the behind-the-scenes stories. Tune in to hear the real stories about racing that you won't hear anywhere else.

Friday Fun Day


In the spirit of the San Luis Obispo Little 500 taking place this weekend, let this video from last year’s event inspire you to get on a bike and have some fun this weekend—in any way, shape or form. Remember to keep the rubber side down though. That is, of course, if you saddle doesn’t […]

Friday Five: Cockpit


It’s the little things that count. This is particularly true with the setup of your controls. These are vital contact points with your bike that will ensure your safety, comfort and ability to perform.

Dirty Words: Billions and Billions of Mountain Bikes


I see that Trek has opened its popular Project One bike customization program to mountain bikes. The idea behind Project One is that Trek will build you a bike that is like no other on the planet. I’m not a math guy and I’m sure some of the numbers folks out there can be a lot more specific (a.k.a correct) about the numbers, but my numbskull calculations put the possible universe of unique Trek Project One mountain bikes at about 33,780,000,060.

Ask a Founder: A Talk with Keith Bontrager


Few people have had as profound an impact on mountain bike design as Keith Bontrager. Today at 10 A.M. Pacific Standard Time), Keith Bontrager steps on a stage at Mission Workshop, in San Francisco, and tells his story. Watch the broadcast live here.

Tested: Feedback Sports Pro Elite


A ways back, I picked this red-anodized beauty as one of my all-time favorite pieces of gear, and with good reason. Feedback’s time-proven design is stable and holds up to constant abuse, yet the rugged stand folds down quickly into a remarkably compact and lightweight, 10.6-pound package.

Theater Thursday


Theater Thursday | 444 Stay Right Fresh off of Christoph Strasser’s record-setting RAAM victory, this week’s edition of Theater Thursday is a salute to a riveting 2013 Race Across America that saw some impressively long-standing records broken—with more potentially still to fall in the team categories. It’s easy to get caught up in records and […]

Christoph Strasser Wins The 2013 Race Across America in Record-Setting Fashion


In Doing So, Becomes First Rider to Finish in Under Eight Days By Vic Armijo ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 19th, 2013)— Christoph Strasser has earned his 2nd Race Across America win, reaching Annapolis this afternoon in a record time (pending certification) of 7 days, 22 hours and 11 minutes with an overall average speed of 15.56 […]

Spotlight: Rapha La Centième Collection


Rapha La Centième Collection $15-$220 |rapha.cc One hundred years is plenty of time to stockpile enough tradition and accumulate enough gravitas to inspire a formidable history, a history that is a tall order to pay homage too. Nevertheless, Rapha has done just that with their La Centième Collection.

RAAM Report | Episode 9


As the Solo race works toward its close, Episode 9 looks into the reason’s behind former female leader (and six-time RAAM winner) Seana Hogan’s DNF, as well as Strasser’s steady progress towards potential RAAM history. RAAM Report: Episode 9

Video: Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate


Can Danny MacAskill's latest video live up to the month of build up and anticipation? Amazingly, it does...and then some. One of the most amazing bits of video filmed to date. You have to check this out.

News: SRAM Offers “QuickView” Computer MTB Mount


If you use a Garmin computer to track your mileage or suffer score, SRAM's line of QuickView computer mounts are one solution for keeping your computer where it belongs--on your bike, in one piece.

Video: Deity–The DC31 Mohawk


Take a ride with Bas Van Steenbergen as the first Deity Carbon handlebar, the DC31 MOHAWK, makes its public debut!

Video: Riding the Niner Jet 9 in Pisgah


Niner Bikes shot this video of the new Jet 9 in Brevard, North Carolina--the location of our 2011 Bible of Bike Tests, with the help from some of our friends at The Hub. Just watching it makes us miss Pisgah and the excellent town of Brevard.

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