Ibis has a long-standing relationship (or should we say love affair?) with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. We’ve helped them raise a bunch of money for trail building in the Downieville and Graeagle area. Here’s a short video we shot at the Downieville Classic this year, talking about the trails, the Stewardship, Mills Peak Trail, and some of our raffles.
Brett Tippie is famous for his skills on the bike, for the role he played in bringing freeride to the masses and for his infectious laugh and famously oversized sense of humor. All of that, however, is just scraping the surface of who Brett Tippie truly is. This is a look into the life of a man you only think you know.
Some of the best racers were knocked about like rag dolls in the Norwegian woods of Hafjell. This is the very race that changed the course of the season for a certain Canadian and one very bummed Brit. In short, this is a podcast worth tuning in to.
The thousands of bunkers that contained the internet’s servers fell silent, the whir of the digital processing stopped forever. Laptops, home computers, network hard drives and cell phones all became obsolete. All just empty plastic boxes that did nothing, contained nothing, provided nothing. The glass screens that had been caressed, stroked and fawned over no longer reflected back the hopes and desires of the bearers. Instead, nothing.
The 4X World Championships at Leogang looks to be a battle to the bitter end amongst the partisan crowd of the sport's popular European heartland. The world's fastest racers fought elbow-to-elbow for the right to call themselves 'World Champion' in Leogang, Austria with plenty of shocks and carnage expected along the way.
We can still hear the ringing of slot machines in our ears, and the feeling of the oppressive desert heat singing our skin hasn't quite worn off, but despite how our bodies and minds may feel after six long days in Las Vegas, Interbike 2013 is officially over. While the show is still fresh, though, here are a few more noteworthy bits of gear you can expect to see on store floors next year.
Investigative reporter, Vernon Felton, travels to Las Vegas to shed light on the real trends emerging from Interbike 2013--the sudden and alarming decrease in "booth babe" populations, the 35 percent increase in "Bro-ing" amongst cycling industry insiders, the continuing decline in men sporting crazy facial hair and more.
Handlebars are extremely personal--everyone has a different take on the perfect width, amount of rise and backsweep, so what I like might not be what you need or want. What Truvativ's Athlete Series has going for it, is that it offers you some more choices to find the bar that offers the best fit and feel for you.
The third RockShox "Game of BIKE" features Aaron Chase versus Kyle Jameson. This time Chase takes the game to the mountain, challenging Kyle on the slopes of the Whistler Bike Park. Chase is 0 for 2 in the first two rounds, see if he can finally score the win.
The fight for downhill dominance in 2013 all came down to this--the final round of World Cup racing in Leogang, Austria. It'd prove a particularly tight battle between Gee Atherton , so strong at the beginning of the season, and Stevie Smith, who's been on a tear of late. Here's the full video coverage of the race.
In this latest episode of The Guts Behind the Glory, Johannes Fischbach talks about the change to downhill racing and adapting to the different challenges it brings as well as his future aims in the sport.
Sometimes to understand what something is, you have to see what it isn’t. This year Interbike is lacking the depth of weird inventions and pneumatic blonde booth babes that it has in the past. Is this a sign of the recession hitting entrepreneurial trailblazers, financial imperatives serving to separate the wheat from the chaff, or is it just that now every hopeful, desperate mastermind has focused their talents on e-bikes?
Okay, so we’re at Interbike, the bike industry’s once a year chance (in the US, at least) to get together in one place, kick tires, take notes, tell lies, and see who has the worst new graphics. As with any trade show worth its salt, Interbike takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada and Vegas is therefore going to be the backdrop for this short, informative guide for how not to be a total chump at Interbike.
Oh, anyone can crank out a superlight, super-adjustable, carbon-fiber dream bike, but it takes a special someone to invent the world’s smallest, folding electric scooter. We roamed the floors of Interbike and gave the more daring entrepreneurs 30 seconds to pitch their products to the world. Get ready for the weird.
Interbike is more than bikes and gear. It's an experience: a mutant, sleep-deprived, mind-bending experience. Sorta like Las Vegas itself. We could slaughter a lot of nouns and verbs here in an attempt to summarize that experience, but we'd never do it justice...here's a tour through some of the classic Vegas experiences--machine guns, porn super stores and all.