With classic, wide-open style bottom corners and big, loose rock gardens up top, the 2014 UCI World Cup Méribel DH course kept all of the top riders on their toes.
In late June, a group of five riders set out on a multi-day exploration of the French Maritime Alps near the Italian border aided by note cards from locals, maps and a compass. The following are excerpts from rider Ross Measures’ journal and directions from the cards that guided the group on multiple rides each day.
In "Tales From The Soil, Ep. 6," Nico Vink goes on a journey through the infamous Portes Du Soleil. He and his crew stop off at the new Airline in Les Gets and then head over the border to Switzerland for a session in Morgins. From fast downhill tracks, to smooth bike park lines and big drops, this video showcases Nico Vink's ripping style.
PeopleForBikes, the movement to make bicycling better for everyone, reaffirmed its commitment to the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) with an agreement to support IMBA’s work developing mountain biking nationwide. Under the agreement, PeopleForBikes (PFB) has signed on as a top-level sponsor of the IMBA World Summit, August 20-24 in Steamboat Springs, CO.
What is it, exactly, about yellow shoes? I don’t know how it happened, but they have become the de facto thrown gauntlet, a proclamation that their owner is not here for a friendly little group ride…he’s here to demoralize, destroy and bury everyone on the trail today.
The 2014 Enduro World Series round 5 has wrapped up at Winterpark, Colorado. With spectacular riding, unbelievable scenery and elevations to make even the fittest man winded, this stop was as good as it gets. Below are videos from each day of the event, from practice to day 3.
The Enduro World Series round 5 in Winter Park featured Trestle Bike Park’s “Trestle Downhill,” and stage 6 looked more like an cross-country course than anything out of the EWS playbook.
Day number two at the Enduro World Series round 5 subjected the riders to three stages with more natural-feeling terrain than the machine-built trails of Stages 1 and 2.
After events in Chile, Scotland, France and Italy, the Enduro World Series headed to Winter Park, Colorado for its 5th round.
If I had to name the source of the most considerable frustration during my time as a mechanic it would easily be press-fit bottom brackets. Even a skilled mechanic armed with expensive measuring tools, bearing presses and sleeve-retaining compounds, is not guaranteed a good interface.
In this series of the "Ultimate Rush," Darren Berrecloth, Cameron Zink and others explore Nepal in search of epic big-mountain lines.
Snowshoe Mountain’s Bike Park is set to host the third annual endurance mountain biking race, The Chomolungma Challenge, on August 16-17, 2014.
On September 6, Red Bull District Ride will be returning to Nuremberg, Germany for its fourth time- previously in 2005, 2006 and 2011.
There's a commonly held belief that ultra-light steel hardtails are relics of a more sedate time--that t they can't keep pace with today's more aggressive riding styles. Breadwinner Cycles' Bad Otis turns that notion on its head.