Between The Eyes: Jordan Manley’s #dailywalk from 2FLAT on Vimeo. Between The Eyes is an ongoing series of short videos that attempt to explore and communicate the fascinating stories behind photographers and their craft. This isn’t a how-to or a discussion of techniques, but rather it’s a look at the personality and thought that goes […]
Working out in a gym may not be a thrill-a-minute proposition for most of us, but the grunt work leads to more fun out on the trail. A growing number of riders are learning that lesson from trainer Monika Marx.
SID and Revelation forks get new damping tweaks. RockShox introduces handlebar remote that simultaneously locks out fork and rear shock. Pike returns to the dirt world and glowers menacingly at the Fox 34. Interesting times at RockShox.
From toddlers trying to sort out a balance bike for the very first time to old geezers checking one more race off their list—and everything in between—the Sea Otter Classic offers a little something for everybody. It’s the official North American kickoff party for bicycling season, a gathering of the tribes, a celebration of two-wheel […]
By Gary J Boulanger | Photos Courtesy of Beth Reid In 1975, during her freshman year in high school, Beth Reid played tennis and soccer. Her endurance-filled DNA produced a national record in the mile for her age, when she competed in the Wisconsin state championships for both the 800 meter and the mile. Today, […]
Fifty years ago two friends borrowed some money and bought a little bike shop. Over the years, they also began making tools to help make their job of repairing bikes a bit easier. Those tools were so good that the bike shop eventually became Park Tool. This video chronicles that journey.
Words & Photo | Gary J Boulanger There’s something partially exotic when telling friends about riding a gran fondo, as opposed to a frumpy century ride. Maybe it’s the Euro tone of the words gran fondo; all I know is the recent Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia, held during the Sea Otter Classic on April 20 […]
Avid debuted two new disc brake models at Sea Otter: the Elixir 9 and 7 Trail. Both feature a powerful 4-piston caliper and not a whole lot of grams. The basic idea: lots of stopping power, good modulation, not a lot of weight....at a price most of us can afford.
Video by Scott Smith and Dan Barham The action was fast and furious in the pro Dual Slalom race at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. Would Kyle Strait successfully defend his comeback 2012 victory? In the end, the race coughed up some surprises and, on the whole, brilliant racing. Check out this video.
By Jen See | Photography by David Reddick It is easier to count the races Marianne Vos has not yet won, rather than list her many successes. She is one of the most decorated riders in the sport of cycling, and even the most creative of writers will fast run out of superlatives to describe […]