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Tested: RockShox Reverb


There are plenty of dropper posts on the market today and while they may seem like an extravagance, once you’ve ridden one, it’s hard to go back to a rigid post. But which post deserves your attention? For my money, it’s hard to beat the RockShox Reverb. Here’s why….

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Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Keystone

08.29.2013

The latest stop on the 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour? Keystone Resorts bike park--home to 100 miles of singletrack and some killer downhill trails. Check out this gallery from our trip.

News: Rocky Mountain Debuts 650b “Thunderbolt” Model

08.28.2013

Rocky Mountain Bicycles unveiled a new model today--the Thunderbolt--a bike that blurs the lines between cross-country efficiency and trail bike confidence. Or, to quote the press release, "When XC gets rowdy, the incredibly agile Thunderbolt shines.... At last, an XC bike dedicated as much to flowy singletrack as to punchy technical climbs."

News: MRP Gets into Rear Suspension

08.28.2013

Mountain Racing Products has made big strides of late with greatly improved White Brothers suspension fork offerings and was already busy developing an air-sprung rear shock that will see duty on all-mountain/enduro-style bikes. The purchase of Elka Suspension, however, gives them immediate entry into the coil-sprung, gravity market.

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Granby Ranch, Colorado

08.28.2013

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.

First Ride: Schwalbe Rock Razor And Magic Mary

08.28.2013

This is not the complete review, just some early impressions from one ridiculous ride on some of Schwalbe's newest offerings – the loam destroying Magic Mary and the speed demon Rock Razor.

5 Reasons Why He’s Valentino Campagnolo And You’re Not

08.28.2013

Words || Gary J Boulanger This year marks the 80th anniversary of Campagnolo S.r.l., based in Vicenza, Italy. Six years after company patriarch Tullio struggled with frozen wing nuts in an effort to flip his rear wheel while leading the 1927 GP della Vittoria on the Croce d’Aune in the Dolomites—muttering ‘Bisogno cambiá qualcossa de […]

My Mom is the Bob Barker of Mexico

08.28.2013

Words and Photos by Danielle Baker Note: The following is an installment of Danielle Baker’s ‘The Bakery’ column published regularly on bikemag.com. My mom is the Bob Barker of Mexico—and she rides bikes. My mom is the Bob Barker of Mexico. If your dogs aren’t spayed or neutered, she will get on her bike and […]

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories–Episode 8

08.27.2013

After Racing in Colorado, Jerome and his friends drove around Utah and Colorado, saw what the region had to offer, met local legend Greg Herbold and, of course, rode the hell out of their bikes. Some great footage in here of Moab's Whole Enchilada trail, the Slickrock playground and more. Road trip, anyone?

News: Giro Unveils New Cipher Helmet

08.27.2013

Giro has a long history of developing gravity-oriented helmets starting with the Mad Max in 1995, followed by the Switchblade three years later and the Remedy in 2006. The venerable helmet company now starts a new chapter in its story with the Cipher, the first update to its full-face line in eight years.

News: Jared Graves’ Val D’Isere Race Journal

08.27.2013

By Jared Graves Mentally, Round 6 was one of the toughest weekends of my life. Since racing the Val d’Isere World Cup downhill here last year, I have been looking forward to coming back. The town of Val d’Isere is so cool and the surrounding mountains provide beautiful views; the kind that make you stop […]

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Granby Ranch

08.27.2013

Our crew was itching to get out and ride Granby Ranch as it was one of our favorite bike parks on last year's Heavy Pedal Tour. Here's a gallery showcasing Granby's goods.

Video: The Faraday Effect

08.27.2013

Ed. Note: We were recently reminded of the Faraday Portuer’s upcoming in-the-flesh shipping-to-customers December debut, and fell in love with it all over again—hence our re-posting of this video. We were relatively outspoken in our praise of the Faraday Porteur, so when this video showed up in our inbox, we were quick to give it […]

Proof | USA Pro Challenge Stage 7

08.26.2013

Photography by Wil Matthews Tejay Van Garderen’s win of the USA Pro Challenge, following his Tour of California win, show him as Grand Tour ready. View Gallery

News: Giro Debuts Enduro-Style Shoe

08.26.2013

The Terraduro is designed to tackle big-mountain epics and enduro-style racing and was designed with input from longtime pro, Adam Craig. Here's the rundown on what sets the new shoe apart from other models you've seen to date.

Blog: Adventure Journal’s Literary Test

08.26.2013

Ernest Hemingway and Jon Krakauer-- two titans of adventure literature who are rarely considered birds of a feather, but as Adventure Journal's test illustrates, actually sound a hell of a lot like one another when you get right down to it. Can you tell which is which? Take the test.

News: Clementz and Chausson Take 6th Round of Enduro World Series

08.26.2013

The Enduro World Series is heading into the final stretch with Jerome Clementz and Anne Caroline Chausson winning the sixth round event at Val D'Isere, France. Here's a snapshot of the results and, of course, a video showcasing the action.

Proof | USA Pro Challenge — Stage 6

08.25.2013

Photography by Wil Matthews Andrew Talansky, perhaps fueled by a frustrating finish to the previous day’s time trial where he was mistakenly reported as the winner, leads Chris Jones and a powerful breakaway up the day’s only KOM, a steep climb to Estes Park. View Gallery

2013 USA Pro Challenge | Stage 5 — Vail V.I.P’s Rule the Day

08.25.2013

(V)ery (I)ntoxicated (P)ersons Take over Vail Pass as Tejay Van Garderen Extends His Lead Time trials are boring. There, I’ve gone an said it. Sure the whole man vs. clock. vs. pain scenario has its own inherent drama, but let’s be honest, see one and you’ve exhausted most of the novelty of the matter. Sure, […]

Video: The Bus–A Journey Up North

08.25.2013

The Bus: A Journey Up North, is a story of some good friends doing what they do best; having fun, adventuring, and sending it on mountain bikes and kayaks. With the idea to run the bus to be more economical as well as environmentally friendly, the friends converted the school bus to run off waste vegetable oil. The trip turns out to be nothing short of the trip of a lifetime.

Video: Big Moments from Crankworx’s Big Event

08.24.2013

Pushing the boundaries of slopestyle mountain biking once again, Red Bull Joyride descended the Whistler Mountain Bike Park today as the exhilarating, gravity-defying anchor event of the Crankworx Whistler Festival.

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