Come on a journey through the Italian backcountry with two of the biggest names in mountain biking – “Mark Weir” and “Matt Hunter.” With the help of a decked-out retro camper van, the rivalrous duo camp out to get an early start on one of the most majestic trails in Europe. ‘Glamping’ this is not. This is ready-set-go trailhead adventure riding.
Kyle Strait won the 2013 Red Bull Rampage today, prevailing over a stacked field of the world's most progressive riders to become the first person to ever win the iconic contest more than once.
Words and Photos by Natty and Trey Val-hal-la (noun) Norse mythology. Hall of Heroes. The hall in which Odin received the souls of slain heroes. A place of honor, glory or happiness: Heaven. As we would soon discover, the trail at Snowmass named Valhalla is indeed heaven on two wheels. When we found out that […]
Before we arrived at Snowmass we spoke a few times on the phone with one of the marketers. With a modest tone, She said, “we only have a few trails”. What she neglected to say is that one of the current three trails is worth riding 100 times over again.
Twelve riders advanced today from the Red Bull Rampage qualifying round and will join the 13 riders who are prequalified for tomorrow's big event. Graham Agassiz, who was unable to compete in 2012 due to an ankle injury, returned this year with an inspired vengeance, pulling together a phenomenal run with a grace and ease that unquestionably guaranteed his place in the finals.
The rain gods paid an uncharacteristic visit to the desolate, dusty mesas near Virgin, Utah, this week, instantly turning the typically loose soil into a bastion of traction and tackiness that prompted many Red Bull Rampage competitors to manicure their self-styled jumps and transitions to perfection.
Rain moved into the area on Wednesday evening and continued through the night, so Thursday’s practice at Red Bull Rampage was cancelled and the riders were forced to take a day off from the official competition schedule. Bad weather wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, however — watch the core of the sport in the video […]
This isn’t the first Rampage rodeo for Pierre, a.k.a. PEF. He firmly explains his build strategy this way: “You have to stay on Earth, not so much on the moon.” Although the characteristics of the dirt may suggest Rampage is on another planet, it is important to remember our human limitations. In summation: keep it […]
Day two, we set out nice and early. We were ready for a fresh new start. First run up the mountain and Trey’s derailleur cable snapped. But he didn’t care he was going to ride it anyways. Then, half way down the mountain, the spring in his derailleur broke, causing his chain to bounce violently. We needed to fix it super quick...
The world has gone mad. At least it seems that way on this gray and wet afternoon. On the macro level, our society is unraveling. At the personal level, two amazing cyclists I admired and aspired to be like have met tragedy, both as a result of a simple twist of fate.
Outerbike is a holy grail for bike enthusiasts to access all the bikes they have been dreaming about, in a location that's a destination all on its own. And when you get past the chatter of tire width and carbon frames, you find a group of people who are passionate about riding bikes and value those who actually make our industry run, the consumer.
The official Red Bull Rampage build team — onsite for weeks ahead of the event installing a few select features and handling some of the bigger build projects — has officially handed the shovels over to the athletes themselves. Each rider is scouting their own line according to their individual skills and style, and the […]
New Zealand's Kelly McGarry is on site for his fourth Rampage event, and he has unfinished business. McGarry came into Rampage 2012 with his sights set on sailing over the canyon gap. Unfortunately, a broken leg forced him to pull out of the competition. He's back now, fully healthy and focused on creating a line that will take him to the canyon gap. Follow him in this video on the first day of building to see what it takes to compete at the world's only big-mountain freeride event.
Chances are, you’re looking at this bike right now and thinking either ‘cool!’ or ‘What the hell?’ A fully rigid, coaster brake-equipped, 32-pound cruiser is a love or hate proposition. In truth, I had no idea which camp I belonged to before I threw a leg over the Klunker, but I was definitely intrigued.