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Video: “Trail Ninja,” Ep. 17

What do these riders do when snow blocks their trail? They ride the scariest trail ever seen, instead.
In “Trail Ninja,” Ep. 17, Dan Milner and the crew head to Italy to ride one of the most rewarding trails on the planet: a 50-kilometer mountain bike ride from the mountains to the Mediterranean coast. Starting high in the Ligurian Alps, the Trail Ninja finds that danger is around every turn when snow forces him to take a deviation from the trail in wolf country.

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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.

Video: Learning from the Master

08.24.2013

Aaron Gwin, he of world championship fame and ridiculous downhill speed, joined the rest of Mammoth's ODI development Team for a skills camp at Mammoth Mountain last weekend. Aaron and the crew threw down all weekend. Gwin, for his part, imparting his Yoda-like wisdom of the Way of the Roost upon the lucky grooms. Here's some footage of the resulting radness.

Proof | USA Pro Challenge — Stage 5

08.23.2013

Photography by Wil Matthews No captions needed. Believe us, you’re better off not knowing. View Gallery

Ferrous Friday

08.23.2013

Photos: Dean Bentley/Above Category Ferrous Friday | Mosaic Cycles RS-1 Mosiac Cycles may be relatively new to the world of bespoke bicycles, but head builder Aaron Barcheck certainly isn’t. Working his way up to the position of lead builder at Dean Titanium Bicycles, Barcheck certainly had a few welds under his belt before leaving Dean […]

The Bakery: My Date with Rob Warner

08.23.2013

Rob Warner is a legend whose World Cup commentary is as worthy of your attention as the racing itself, Seriously, when was the last time you heard an announcer state, “He’s all over the place like a monkey dry-humping a football!”? When I found out that Warner was in Whistler for Crankworx, I had to get an interview with him.

Friday Five: Drink Water

08.23.2013

All you need is water. Water is the most essential fuel for living and you should drink more.

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