With every passing day, it’s tougher for racers to emerge from their tents, but with Squamish in the forecast–a favorite for the past five years–we definitely sensed a bounce in their step as they made their way through the morning preparations.
When you dump a couple grand on a mountain bike, you may not expect it to remain The Pinnacle of Bitchen-ness forever, but you probably didn’t expect it to become the butt of jokes within three seasons. Sometimes it’s hard not to feel like you got, you know, a little screwed. Screwed by the manufacturers and the media. But keep this in mind: there's no fighting bike technological progress.
It's been just over three years since Yeti Cycles unveiled its 'Switch Technology' suspension, and they're already introducing a new system called 'Switch Infinity'. We visited their headquarters in Golden, Colorado, to learn about the new design and create this Blueprint video to explain its intended benefits.
Kona XC/Marathon racer Barry Wicks gives us tips on recovering from massive stage races.
Brian Lopes gets down and dirty with the next generation of rippers in this video, shot in Southern California.
Do we feel bad about pummeling the bike voted "Best Mountain Bike" at this year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show? Hell no. Not when the winner, Breadwinner Cycle's Bad Otis, is 25 pounds of brawling fun. And, yes, that's a six-inch travel Pike up front.
Bill Hawley of North Vancouver, British Columbia, is the final photographer to be added to the lineup of pro photographers storming the stage at Whistler Olympic Plaza for the Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx Whistler.
Perched on the flanks of Burke Mountain, the campground has been around a lot longer than Kingdom Trails – or even mountain biking. Built in the 1930s, it was a mountain retreat for nature lovers, both local and visitors, who came to hike Burke and take in the night sky; the Milky Way looks close enough to touch.
Mavic introduces the light weight Crossmax SL mountain bike wheel system. Made for cross-country riders, racers, and fast trail riders, the Crossmax SL features exclusive Mavic materials and technologies for exceptional light weight with no sacrifice in stiffness, durability, or ride quality.
Over 500 mountain bikers gathered there for the epic Red Bull Holy Bike 2014 race.
The third installment of the Al-ASS-Ka or Bust follows the Angry Singlespeeder across the boarder, as he makes his way to Singlespeed Worlds in Alaska.