What’s the deal with 27+ and 29+? Why is the bike industry suddenly pushing another new wheel size? And, most importantly, is it worth your time and money? Get your answers in this latest video installment of our Blueprint series.
The annual dual slalom competition is the most-anticipated race of the Sea Otter Classic weekend for many spectators, and on the festival’s 25th anniversary, the event did not disappoint.
When Trek told us that they were doing 148-millimeter rear axle spacing, our first reaction was to turn our noses up at it. We just figured the whole axle spacing thing out, didn't we? But they swore that it was legit, so we flew out to Waterloo to get the story on Boost 148 to see if this was just a marketing gimmick or the real thing.
The fifth installment of "Inside Specialized Racing" follows Aaron Gwin, Troy Brosnan and other athletes as they reflect back on the Fort William.
It’s a roller bag. No, it’s a backpack. Wait, it’s both. Kind of sounds like one of those infomercials promising a can opener that can double as a rocket launcher—too good to be true. But in this case, Thule is on target with their claim: the Thule Crossover 38L Carry-On doubles capably as both a mini-rolling bag and a backpack. In short, this is one versatile bit of luggage.
Lee Jackson finds his flow through the fog of Cypress Mountain in the second installment of "In the Dirt, Ep. 2."
This derailleur would fetch more than $1,000 on Ebay today. Why? There was a fleeting moment in the mid-nineties when the top of the mountain biking food chain was dominated by small, American builders and the Paul Components Powerglide shown here was the ultimate cycling component. Here's the story...
if you want to get naked, go for it. The wind on your skin, the opportunity to show off your rabbi’s handiwork with a scalpel, what’s not to like? I’m all for it, and clearly so are the people all over the world who keep showing up to beaches and rallies and events without their pants. But if you really want to stop wars, pioneer alternative sources of energy or make our city streets safer, showing off your junk isn’t going to actually do anything other than give small children nightmares.
Speedplay founder Richard Bryne is an avid collector of vintage bicycle components, and he's been amassing a spectacular array of everything from bottle cages and bike bells to rare Cinelli hubs, the earliest brake hood designs, catalogs from the 1800s and original head badges from some of the first European bikes ever made for more than two decades.
Australian Troy Brosnan surprised the competition by taking the top qualifying spot, beating Danny Hart, Sam HIll and Sam Blenkinsop, respectively. On the women's side, Britain's Manon Carpenter took the top qualifying time.
Matt Jones heads to Christchurch, New Zealand in preparation for the Farm Jam and comes across one of the sickest backyard mountain biking setups ever created. Watch as he steezes out threes, gets backwards on some whips, and goes toe-to-toe with local Phil McLean. Dirt Life with Matt Jones, Ep. 6
Crankworx Les 2 Alpes will take place July 3-6, 2014 and is the only Crankworx event to take place outside of North America.
Did you miss out on all the action from the second stop of the Enduro World Series in Scotland? Don't worry, we have you covered. Sit back, relax and enjoy the action from the full Round 2 recap.
It's Friday, the weather is warm and a weekend of riding looms large. And to top it off, the July issue of Bike hits the newsstands—both print and digital—today. So pick up a paper copy at your nearest newsstand or download our iMag on iTunes. Then crack open your favorite beverage, flip open the new issue and get stoked for a weekend of shredding.
Summer is in full-swing, and with the warm weather comes spinning lifts and rowdy trails. Park City Mountain Resort opens today, June 6.