Matt Hunter, some camping gear, a map, some buddies and his Specialized Enduro explore the trails of Chile.
There is a right way and a wrong way to smash a pint glass on your head. At least that's what I learned from this clip: yet another great edition of Pitchfork's "Frames" series.
Source: The Coastal Crew This is an ongoing, unscheduled series by the Coastal Crew showing the unfortunate side of building in BC’s forests—Logging. Logging and forestry can be a love/hate relationship in this region. On one hand it’s unfortunate to see massive forests be mowed down, but on the other hand the hundreds of years […]
By Sal Ruibal Seeing (on video and still photos) the tremendous leaps and bounds of freeriding at RedBull Rampage this week was very exciting. The boundaries of what can be done on a bike are expanding every day. The athletes who perform those mountain bike gymnastics risk their lives in the pursuit of perfection. I […]
Last weekend the world’s bravest mountain bikers congregated on a tiny patch of the Utah desert to try and out do each other at the Red Bull Rampage. It was like a band of cowboys decided to have a dick-swinging contest, just without the homosexual undertones.
Specialized S-Works Fate Carbon 29 specialized.com $7,500 The Fate Carbon is one women’s mountain bike where the phrase “pink it and shrink it” does not apply in the slightest–there is not a bit of pink on this bike (that we could find), it’s frame shape is totally different than the men’s version, and it definitely […]
Photos by Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith Words by Brice Minnigh By now you’ve probably seen the live feed of the 2012 Red Bull Rampage. And the @bikemag Instagrams might have given away the results before you finished that feed. But you should look at these photos anyway. And you might want to read the […]
Words by Seb Kemp Photos by Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith It’s an early start for finals day. With a short practice session open from the moment sun rises above the white rock-capped conical formations to the East, riders are afforded just an hour for last-minute preparations and alterations to their lines. It doesn’t seem […]
Words by Seb Kemp Photos by Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith The brutal beauty of the desert is the perfect backdrop for the sometimes violent and often graceful dance that 24 riders faced on Friday’s Red Bull Rampage qualifiers. Throughout the time- and weather-ravaged mesas, a labyrinth of lines overlap each other like a tangled […]
Words by Brice Minnigh Photos by Anthony Smith Most people know that the Red Bull Rampage is a non-stop succession of paradigm-setting performances by the world’s most fearless big-mountain riders, but at least half the action takes place in between the labyrinth of lines that lace the dry, dusty mesas. In between these lines—and often […]
Photos By Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith Words By Brice Minnigh First day of class—the world’s best freeriders know to pay attention when Rampage organizer Todd Barber delivers his dissertations. All Quiet on the Western Ridgeline: This is where riders’ dreams and nightmares will become reality. Red Bull Rampage volunteers do the heavy lifting for […]
How do you get yourself in the right mental state to jump off a cliff? Every Red Bull Rampage competitor has his own ritual, from climbing tall trees to playing ukelele in the desert to hitting the jumps. Here how some of the competitors get into the zone.
The flock, ripe with the lanolin-greasy smell of wool and dung, cluttered together in the usual half-stunned confusion, doing nothing to raise the image of the ovine species up from the basement in terms of relative intelligence within the animal kingdom. And as he idled there, rolling slowly into the flock, he knew beyond certainty that this image would be his legacy of the trip.