Although we’ve never piloted a monster truck, the feeling can’t be far off from riding the TF01 29. It’ll jump a set of 20 cars no problem, but making that turn at the end of the run can prove difficult. I felt invincible aboard the BMC until I needed it to change directions, at which point I felt, well, slightly less so.
If you think today’s third stage of the 2013 Giro d’Italia was something to behold, consider this: It’s already too late for the winner of this year’s Giro to match the 1934 performance of this guy, Learco “The Human Locomotive” Guerra. In that ’34 event, Guerra not only took home the final Maglia Rosa for […]
Manuel Beastley has become something of a folk hero since he stomped an international field of competitors at the Sea Otter Classic. In this edition of "Inside the Pro's Bikes" Beastley reveals some of the exclusive features of his winning ride, including it's new-school geometry, four-inch tires and classic coaster brake
By Colin O’Brien To one side of me, the Castel dell’Ovo is nestled on a rocky outcrop and resplendent against the glistening cerulean bay. To the other, steep and grotty streets full of dirty cars and drying laundry wind away from the coast, into the heart of the old city. There’s a warning scrawled in […]
Overmountain, all-mountain, enduro.... Oddly, the simplest things always seem to be saddled with a confusing range of synonyms. Nomenclature aside, Cannondale had the foresight to organize a team around enduro riders. With Jereome Clementz, Mark Weir, Jason Moeschler and Ben Cruz on the squad, Cannondale has one of the most ridiculously stacked squads on the planet.
Every year the folks at Avid invite journalists to "Trail House"; a low-key press launch with the aim to get writers onto the new gear and out onto the trails. In years past, Trail House was centered in Santa Cruz. This year, the location was Sedona. This video highlights the area's incredible riding and general vibe.
By Jen See | Photos by Kristof Ramon I sit in a coffee shop and read the Garibaldi. And I’m not talking about gold fish. Is that obscure? Maybe for you, but the Garibaldi is the state fish in California. It’s big and orange. This really has nothing to do with the Giro except for […]
This first episode in Trek’s new series, TREK WORLD RACING STORIES, captures a new beginning for the team as we catch up with Brook MacDonald, Neko Mulally and Greg Williamson as they encounter the course at the Sea Otter Classic in California.
By Evan Rudd Giro offered a behind the scenes look at their headquarters in Scotts Valley, California, revealing a few secrets and insights into the process of creating new products and their constant quest for innovation. The theme of the tour centered on the handmade approach Giro’s designers and engineers take when creating products. From […]
The Adventure Series documents a range of unique characters and people across various locations in the UK and Europe. In this second installment, Pete Scullion from Orange Bikes takes the new Orange Five 29 bike on a single-day adventure to the second largest mountain in Wales: Cadair Idris.
May is National Bike Month, but every day is National Automobile Day, Hour, Minute, Second. You can’t avoid it. I live across a little-used street from the Cardinal Forest, but I can hear the rumble and buzz from I-66 and I-95 more than a mile away all day and into the night.
Imagine travelling through one of the most beautiful countries in the world and then getting dropped off in Cortina; the word stunning is an understatement. Our goal was two fold – make our way up to one of the highest Refugio’s in Italy and two - discover some perfect pieces of singletrack along the way.
Jerome Clementz and all those guys have been crushing it. So now I get to go chase those guys -- or they can chase me. We’ll see what happens!
If you haven't heard of enduro racing by now, you have some serious catching up to do. The European-rooted race discipline is sweeping across North American this summer, with new races cropping up all over the West. California, Oregon and Washington all have their own series now, and this year marks the inception of the World Enduro Series. In other words, enduro has hit the big time.
In this video, the Godfather himself, Wade Simmons, gives Rocky Mountain's long-travel 29er a going over and drops his verdict on the bike. We've said it before--this rig is sort of floating under the radar right now, but it deserves its share of the limelight.
In this episode, Danny jumps on the back of a motorcycle and pins it around the track with on of his heroes, Guy Martin. A 140-mile per hour joy ride whilst recovering from back surgery? It made sense at the time. Danny's plans for the new video project also start to take shape.
You'd be forgiven for thinking Scott Sports was being a bit cocky when, just a few days before the start of this year's Whiskey 50, the company sent out a press release touting last year's victory at the Whiskey 50 and promising some stellar events this time around.... But then the SCOTT-3Rox team went and thoroughly dominated this year's Whiskey as well.
Words & Photo | Gary J Boulanger If you appreciate gravel riding, leather saddles, or steel frames, send a postcard to Walnut Creek, California’s Grant Petersen. His lazer focus on getting more people on bikes dates back to his days riding across the country in 1976, when thousands loaded their bikes Tom Joad style and […]