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Thoughts on a Solo Breakaway

08.30.2013

Words by Jen See On Thursday, Tony Martin rode a solo breakaway for nearly 175 kilometers at the Vuelta a España. That’s pretty much the entire stage. The field caught him in the final meters, in sight of the finish line. That’s the way it is sometimes with cycling. You might win, but more often […]

News: SRAM Releases X0 Hubs

08.30.2013

In a nod to the Secret antiperspirant ads from the 1970s (Strong enough for a man, but PH-balanced for a woman!), SRAM recently unveiled its new X0-level hub, which they claim is "light enough for XC, but strong enough for All-Mountain."

News: Santa Cruz Unveils the “Bantam”

08.29.2013

Sharing the same geometry as the Solo, Santa Cruz Bicycles's new Bantam model also rocks 27.5-inch wheels and five inches of travel, albeit in a single-pivot design. Here are the details.

Theater Thursday

08.29.2013

Theater Thursday | Just Jens “I’m Not Albert Einstein—I am just a bike rider”

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review–Moots MX Divide

08.29.2013

Elegantly crafted and brilliantly equipped, the MX Divide is pure eye candy and a unique ride.

The Bakery: Evictions and Heli Drops…Turning 40 as a Mountain Biker

08.29.2013

Kelli was 23 when she started mountain biking, 26 when she started racing and 40 when we hit the road to celebrate her milestone birthday with a few days of riding that included a heli-drop and an unplanned campsite eviction. A lot can change in seventeen years and as someone who works in the bike industry (Kelli and her husband run a mountain bike tour and instruction company) her identity is strongly tied to riding.

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Keystone

08.29.2013

The latest stop on the 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour? Keystone Resorts bike park--home to 100 miles of singletrack and some killer downhill trails. Check out this gallery from our trip.

News: Rocky Mountain Debuts 650b “Thunderbolt” Model

08.28.2013

Rocky Mountain Bicycles unveiled a new model today--the Thunderbolt--a bike that blurs the lines between cross-country efficiency and trail bike confidence. Or, to quote the press release, "When XC gets rowdy, the incredibly agile Thunderbolt shines.... At last, an XC bike dedicated as much to flowy singletrack as to punchy technical climbs."

News: MRP Gets into Rear Suspension

08.28.2013

Mountain Racing Products has made big strides of late with greatly improved White Brothers suspension fork offerings and was already busy developing an air-sprung rear shock that will see duty on all-mountain/enduro-style bikes. The purchase of Elka Suspension, however, gives them immediate entry into the coil-sprung, gravity market.

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Granby Ranch, Colorado

08.28.2013

We packed up the camper and left the sparkling dirt of Winter Park, Colorado and headed 30 miles north to the quaint, little mountain town of Granby Ranch, Colorado. Here's what we found on our visit to Granby's bike park.

First Ride: Schwalbe Rock Razor And Magic Mary

08.28.2013

This is not the complete review, just some early impressions from one ridiculous ride on some of Schwalbe's newest offerings – the loam destroying Magic Mary and the speed demon Rock Razor.

5 Reasons Why He’s Valentino Campagnolo And You’re Not

08.28.2013

Words || Gary J Boulanger This year marks the 80th anniversary of Campagnolo S.r.l., based in Vicenza, Italy. Six years after company patriarch Tullio struggled with frozen wing nuts in an effort to flip his rear wheel while leading the 1927 GP della Vittoria on the Croce d’Aune in the Dolomites—muttering ‘Bisogno cambiá qualcossa de […]

My Mom is the Bob Barker of Mexico

08.28.2013

Words and Photos by Danielle Baker Note: The following is an installment of Danielle Baker’s ‘The Bakery’ column published regularly on bikemag.com. My mom is the Bob Barker of Mexico—and she rides bikes. My mom is the Bob Barker of Mexico. If your dogs aren’t spayed or neutered, she will get on her bike and […]

Video: 12 Months, 12 Stories–Episode 8

08.27.2013

After Racing in Colorado, Jerome and his friends drove around Utah and Colorado, saw what the region had to offer, met local legend Greg Herbold and, of course, rode the hell out of their bikes. Some great footage in here of Moab's Whole Enchilada trail, the Slickrock playground and more. Road trip, anyone?

News: Giro Unveils New Cipher Helmet

08.27.2013

Giro has a long history of developing gravity-oriented helmets starting with the Mad Max in 1995, followed by the Switchblade three years later and the Remedy in 2006. The venerable helmet company now starts a new chapter in its story with the Cipher, the first update to its full-face line in eight years.

News: Jared Graves’ Val D’Isere Race Journal

08.27.2013

By Jared Graves Mentally, Round 6 was one of the toughest weekends of my life. Since racing the Val d’Isere World Cup downhill here last year, I have been looking forward to coming back. The town of Val d’Isere is so cool and the surrounding mountains provide beautiful views; the kind that make you stop […]

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Granby Ranch

08.27.2013

Our crew was itching to get out and ride Granby Ranch as it was one of our favorite bike parks on last year's Heavy Pedal Tour. Here's a gallery showcasing Granby's goods.

Video: The Faraday Effect

08.27.2013

Ed. Note: We were recently reminded of the Faraday Portuer’s upcoming in-the-flesh shipping-to-customers December debut, and fell in love with it all over again—hence our re-posting of this video. We were relatively outspoken in our praise of the Faraday Porteur, so when this video showed up in our inbox, we were quick to give it […]

Proof | USA Pro Challenge Stage 7

08.26.2013

Photography by Wil Matthews Tejay Van Garderen’s win of the USA Pro Challenge, following his Tour of California win, show him as Grand Tour ready. View Gallery

News: Giro Debuts Enduro-Style Shoe

08.26.2013

The Terraduro is designed to tackle big-mountain epics and enduro-style racing and was designed with input from longtime pro, Adam Craig. Here's the rundown on what sets the new shoe apart from other models you've seen to date.

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