The December issue of Bike hits newsstands today and it is full of inspirational images and stories to fuel your fire until the next time you can get on your local trails, whether that’s tomorrow or next spring.
To most mountain bikers, Mammoth Mountain needs no introduction. This is, afterall, the ski resort that pioneered lift-accessed riding and, in turn, transformed a non-descript, dusty access road into one of the most famous race courses in the world. Now, as Mammoth Mountain emerges from a difficult past few years, it wants to revive its reputation as a world-class cycling destination in order to attract more visitors and drum up business in the financially-strapped mountain community.
The best international riders gathered at the Martin Söderström Invitational, a slopestyle/big air freestyle mountain bike event for the best action around town. Riders from the FMB World Tour and top Swedish riders battled it out in a head to head format where they had to jump over a 15-meter road gap.
Castelli and Slipstream Sports Team Up to Offer Flood Victims Support Source: Castelli 2 October 2013 (Portland, OR)—Italian cycling clothing manufacturer Castelli has teamed up with Slipstream Sports, the parent company behind the Garmin-Sharp professional cycling team, based in Boulder, Colorado, and OpenHeartCO to create a special cycling jersey to benefit the communities affected by […]
The world may have gravitated towards lighter, sleeker, sexier shoes (and Five Ten, itself, will soon offer that flavor of Impact), but I’m stuck on these clunky, sticky moon boots. They’ll rot off of my feet before I give them up. Here's why...
When it's not dumping rain in the pacific northwest, snow flurries are settling, leaves are dumping off the trees and Old Man Winter seems to have shed his walker, colostomy bag and oxygen tanks--he's pissed this time around and he's coming early. Which means that the window on easy-riding-days is rapidly closing. Hello, mud, crippled drivetrains and daily bouts with mild hypothermia. Goodbye, hero dirt.
Theater Thursday | Spokes Nothing like a good ol’ fashioned movie to set your Thursday straight. On tap this week is a gem from 1984, written and directed by John Behnke and shot on 16mm film. Just remember, watch out whose bike you tip over…or garbage cans for that matter.
Fabien Barel brings a new style to this fifth and final episode in his Fabien Barel Presents series. For the first time, we join Barel at a competition, at the Enduro World Series in Colorado. This is what it takes to succeed in enduro racing today.
Would you go to Afghanistan to ride mountain bikes? What do you think the riding—and the overall experience—would be like? It might not be remotely close to what you think it is. Bike magazine recently completed a world-first expedition to Afghanistan's remote Wakhan Corridor with Matt Hunter and Anthill Films for our November cover story and their new film, "Forgotten Dirt." The new issue with editor Brice Minnigh's feature story will be on newsstands any day now. In the meantime, check out our first-ever web magazine dedicated to a single story. And you can also see Anthill's one-of-a-kind film here.
A man and his van, roaming the countryside... Unless you are a 1970s crime-solving superhero (they all seemed to roam America in vans, meting out justice while aided by chimpanzee sidekicks) that premise generally doesn't lead to a happy ending. The man-and-his-van storyline has become the domain of serial killers, broken marriages and poor life choices. Unless, of course, you are Ryan Gardner. Check out the video to see what we mean.
Text and photos by Richard Ries “New & Improved!” Yeah, yeah. Heard it before. But the organizers of the Brown County Breakdown, which went down this past weekend, have been making that claim ever since the inception of the event in 2005. It’s always been a valid claim; this year more than ever. Nestled in […]
Kali was one of the first companies to offer a soft knee-guard that could truly be pedaled in all day without feeling like you’d strapped some kind of semi-fashionable torture device to your knee. How do they fare against the latest crop of pads? Here's the review.
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The Southern California bike industry turned out in the hundreds last Friday night to support Wheels 4 Life, the nonprofit organization of mountain-bike luminary and Laguna Beach, California, local Hans Rey. Wheels 4 Life provides bicycles to villagers in developing countries, mostly in Africa, in hopes of improving the quality of life. The bicycle allows locals the ability to get to work or school, or to carry goods, which would otherwise be done only by walking.
PAUL Components Gino Light Mount $24 / paulcomp.com Chico, California-based PAUL components has quite the knack for dreaming up simple products that just plain work. Simple solutions for complex problems is the name of the game, and the Gino light mount is mighty illustrative of that. Fitting just about any braze-on or fender mount that […]