The slider door to my house hadn’t been opened for over a month. A month of wind and dust and fog, the usual elements of rural coastal California had crusted it with a layer of brown, enough so that it was sticky to open. Inside, leaning against the bookcase, four bicycles sat beneath a fine grey patina of settled particles…
Today, Off Track host, Tristan Merrick, is joined by Joey Schusler--racer, all-around bad-ass adventurer and (we don't know how he does it) full-time "desk jockey" at Yeti Cycles. Schusler gives his insights on the action at Worlds, Joey's own performances this year, life at Yeti Cycles and much more.
It's been ages since Manitou had a fork that could go toe-to-toe with anything from Fox, RockShox or Marzocchi. That's changed now with the debut of the Mattoc--a fork that borrows DH technology from the famed Dorado and squeezes it into a lightweight, single-crown package.
This short film by Liam Mullany explores the family history of Bas and Tom van Steenbergen, touches on how the brothers' sibling rivalry has shaped them into the riders they are today, and showcases their diverse skills as riders.
Fall is coming. Heck, it might even be here already if you happen to reside somewhere outside the sun belt. And what comes next? If you live in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula (“the UP”), the answer is snow. Lots and lots of snow. That, however, doesn’t stop the riders up in Marquette from riding....
What is the meaning of mountain biking? Why do we ride? In this third chapter, we return to our backyard in Sonoma County and meet Vanessa Hauswald, a former Petaluma English teacher now serving as the Executive Director of the Norcal League.
The Enduro World Series may have come to a slightly premature end, but we're left asking all sorts of questions--is Jerome Clementz truly the world's best rider? Who can knock him off his throne next year? What will happen to the Enduro World Series in 2014? Tristan Merrick, Seb Kemp and Sven Martin set the record straight.
Famous for his infectious laugh and outgoing personality, Josh Bryceland is one of the new guard in Downhill, keeping thing's fun and fresh, whilst still knowing when to turn it on for race day. Check out Episode 5 of This is Peaty, as Ratboy takes you on a tour from Mt St Anne to Drift Car Racing and an adventure out to Crankworx Whistler!
Join Cam McCaul and friends as they explore the South Island of New Zealand on the ultimate mountain biking road trip. After the Teva Slopestyle bike contest in Queenstown, Cam and pros Sam Pilgrim, Chad Kagy, Kelly McGarry, and Kurt Sorge hit the road in search of epic terrain from burly singletrack and concrete bowls to massive backcountry hips.
Granby Ranch, formally known as Sol Vista, was a hidden gem where only bike ninjas would come and practice their big bike tricks. They had huge gap jumps and large wooden (drop) features. While a few of the features have been made more "user friendly" (i.e., tamed down a bit for a wider audience), Natty and Trey still found plenty of thrills at this Colorado bike park.
Jeff Archer houses about 450 vintage bikes in his shop and museum in Statesville, N.C., the majority of which are mountain bikes. His collection traces the sport’s entire technological history, including the quirky, kooky stops along the way (ahem, Manitou FS and Ritchey Lite Beam). Displays of craftsmanship and artistry from a generation of builders rest inside Archer’s walls: Potts, Shafer, Breeze, Bontrager, LeMond, Klein and Fisher are all there. It’s truly the mothership for bike geeks.