Specialized’s Camber is like the aggressive rider’s cross-country bike… or maybe it’s the cross-country rider’s trail bike. I still can’t say which, but I can say this: it hauls ass up climbs and hangs better on descents than it has a right to, given how little squish it’s packing.
Chris Tutton, president of Race Face Performance Products Ltd, announced on Monday his purchase of Easton Cycling from its parent company BRG Sports. Race Face and Easton Cycling will continue to operate as separate entities. Race Face is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, while Easton is in Scotts Valley, California. A shared cost/service resource agreement will be implemented where deemed to be mutually beneficial to both brands.
I hate you, Press Fit bottom bracket. You are the U-brake, the parachute pants, the Macarena dance of bicycle technology. And you are the future. Dammit.
I went through a phase where I avoided packs altogether, stuffing my pockets with spares or going unprepared because packs were uncomfortable and shifted around while riding. Then I got a Raptor 10.
Casting a line in the Sea Otter pond was a first for longtime festival attendee Gabe Schroder. Watch the latest episode of Fishing With Joe to see if beginner's luck helped him in reel in the big one.
Slopestyle phenom Martin Soderstrom reflects on his long road to recovery from a broken leg—and how it has shown him what riding actually means to his life.
After getting second in the women's downhill race of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic, Sarah Leishman feels the thrill of victory when she goes Fishing With Joe.
After spending a half-dozen rides in the newly released women’s New Road apparel, I’m starting to think the marketing minds behind Giro should have called it New Mountain–or perhaps a more neutral New Ride–because the pieces seems to be just as comfortable on singletrack as on asphalt, if not more so.
Our friends at DirtTV recently shared with us this artful, documentary-style short on Andrew "Needles" Neethling, talking about his career, racing and plans for the future. This is the first in a series that Dirt will be releasing monthly. They have a great line-up of riders including Darren Berrecloth, Aaron Gwin, Steve Smith and Tyler McCaul.
We take one more walk around the pits at Laguna Seca to highlight this year's most promising gear.
The headline should have read, “UCI considering being less dickish, but will not commit to timeline for becoming cool”. That would have been a precise summary of the article. Instead the bikeradar piece was titled, “UCI’s ‘outdated’ 6.8kg minimum bike weight rule to be replaced?” It amounts to the same thing.
In this episode of "Fishing With Joe" Salsa Cycle's marketing manager Mike "Kid" Riemer helps Joe finally reel in something edible from the Sea Otter pond, but this nibbler doesn't have gills.
The Sea Otter Classic 2014 downhill race was as much a showcase of new enduro bikes as a display of descending prowess. Our video and gallery show why.
The Sea Otter Classic 2014 Dual Slalom finals more than lived up to their usual promise. Our video and photo gallery showcase the event's defining moments.
The only thing more toxic than the fish in the Sea Otter swamp is the Twinkie bait our host uses. This 'Fishing With Joe' is a tribute to the hardy Twinkie.