If you’re at the Downieville Classic this weekend, then you already know how rad the trails are in and around the small town in California’s Northern Sierra. But do you know how they got that way?
Photo: Chris Milliman We here at Paved are sad to see that Serotta bicycles will soon be shutting its doors. Ben Serotta made the bikes for the 7-Eleven team—the first American team to race the Tour de France—and for years Serotta has been one of the most respected small bicycle brands in the business. We […]
What sets X01 apart from its slightly pricier sibling? Why should you even care when you’ve probably spent years shifting a front derailleur and never thought, “Man, what I need right now is some way to just rid myself of that thing that makes climbing hills easy!” Fair questions. Here are some answers.
A DH race weekend is a magical world, the kind of place you find if you stumble through the back of a wardrobe or fall down a rabbit hole. Only the Cheshire cat would be wearing a pajama suit and Alice would be manically adjusting her tire pressure. Men run around in women’s clothing, scale buildings naked and drop their pants on course like baboons in heat.
Words: Gary J Boulanger || Photos: Jesse Willems Two things have stuck with me since 1980: the first, my initial disdain—then love—for Latin, which was required as a freshman at Abbot Pennings, my all-male Catholic high school; the second, the dedication to cycling modeled by my former boss at Rivendell Bicycle Works, Grant Petersen. The […]
The first thing you notice about the EVO flat pedal is that it is freakishly thin. At a mere 11 millimeters at their thickest point, these things give you a hell of a lot more clearance than you average flat pedal—a huge plus if you live and ride amongst the roots and rocks or if you (like me) favor bikes with low bottom brackets.
It's a big time of the year for Enduro racing: July is the month where you have to score the big results and do your best at the most important race of the season. Follow this incredible month's footage of Jerôme Clementz, riding, sharing, racing and winning EWS in Les 2 Alpes and Megavalanche in Alpes D'Huez.
Seb Kemp contemplates the meaning of love, life and the universe all through the Vaseline smeared lens that is News Of The Tweet.
Source: Levi’s In August 2013, Levi’s kicks off “Go to Work,” a two-month campaign and traveling Bike Shop. We’re visiting six cities and five social networks. RSVP at Portland, San Francisco, Denver, Austin, Minneapolis, Brooklyn
You remember the long, lame vacations you took with your family as a kid--the trip to see the world's biggest cow pie or the visit to the Ear Wax Hall of Fame? Well, this isn't one of those vacations. Apparently, it pays to have a dad who rips.
By Joe Parkin | Photo: Van Swae I first met Argonaut’s Ben Farver in the Paved magazine booth on the second day of the 2012 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, through a mutual friend. The booth was a flurry of activity and I’d been conversation-hopping from road bikes to mountain bikes, listened to […]
September 2012 — A few weeks ago, we took the opportunity to travel to British Columbia to present Paved and Bike magazine photographer Stephen Wilde with a framed cover of the Fall issue. It features one of his images shot while on assignment for the ‘Zen to Zero’ story that can be found inside the […]
Here's the action from Day One of the Enduro competition at the Colorado Freeride Festival (CFF) at Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado. CFF is being billed as the largest freeride festival in the United States and features the best mountain bikers in the world battling it out for over $45,000 in prize money.
Last weekend we packed our bags and headed to Telluride for a weekend of turquoise-shaded mayhem. It was the 2013 Yeti Cycles Tribe Gathering--this time, set within the beautiful Uncompahgre National Forest. Lots of riding. Lots of good food and great people and, of course, beer and mini bikes. The gallery tells the story.