First Impressions: Santa Cruz Nomad

Santa Cruz set out to build a new Nomad from the ground up to bring it back to meet the demands of a new type of racing.

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Sea Otter News: Fat and Furious


Fat bike rider, Manuel Beastly, swears he'll dominate Sea Otter downhill, dual slalom, cross country and cyclocross races. Other bikes and riders cowed into submission. World officially rocked.

Sea Otter 30-Second Warning – Day 2


In this second installment of 2013's :30-Second Warning, we poked our microphone at RaceFace Rob Bohncke, learned more about Schwalbe's latest tire offerings and Mavic's new Notch Helmet, and discovered what Marzocchi has been working on lately.

Sea Otter News: Yeti Launches Carbon SB95 and ARC Models


Check out bike mag's first ride impressions of Yeti's new SB95C carbon five-inch travel 29er, and see the latest ARC hard tail.

Sea Otter News: Shimano XTR Gains New XC Bits


For 2014, Shimano's latest XTR series will see the addition of new lighter weight hydraulic disc brake components, new drivetrain components including a lighter bottom bracket (and a more durable chain) and carbon 29er wheels.

Dirty Words | Fear of the Unknown


By Sal Ruibal I can’t even get angry with humanity anymore. Everywhere you look, somebody or something is blowing up and the TV and the Internets are full of looping video of flames and smoke and body parts. Some people are getting blown up with missiles from our drones. Some people are getting killed or […]

Sea Otter News: Turner Unveils Carbon Czar


Carbon bikes may not be news in and of themselves, but when a brand like Turner unrolls the carpet on a composite frame, people tend to take notice. David Turner has been crafting frames out of aluminum for years now. Carbon is a whole new venture for the man and the brand. And yet...for a freshman effort, the new Turner Czar is noteworthy.

Sea Otter 30-Second Warning – Day 1


In the first installment of 2013's 30-Second Warning, we got the skinny on Diamondback's Mason Full Suspension 29er, Hyper's new Cam Zink-signature slope style model, E13's novel PressFit bottom bracket solution and an odd man's rambling assertion that his fatbike would destroy all other competitors in each and every event at this year's Sea Otter.

Sea Otter News: Product Picks


The Sea Otter Classic is the unofficial kickoff to the season in North America, and the expo at Laguna Seca Raceway outside Monterey draws hundreds of brands showing their latest products.

Video: Danny MacAskill Imaginate Episode 1


As Danny embarks on his most ambitiously creative project to date, an old injury flairs up threatening not just the project but his career as a rider.

News: Giant Expands Off-Road Team for 2013


On the eve of the 2013 season, Giant announces impressive roster of racers who will battle it out for titles in cross-country, enduro and downhill.

Spotlight | AluBoo—The Commuter


Nick Frey wants you to have a custom bike, or if not a totally custom bike, at least a bike that is unique. His flagship Boo race bikes are custom-built from bamboo tubing hand-joined with carbon fiber. His new adventure is AluBoo, a less expensive, but still customizable option, that mixes aluminum and bamboo. “The […]

News: Scott Scale 650b Hardtail Release


Just before all the Sea Otter commotion began, we headed out for a few laps on Scott's new Scale 700 series 650b hardtail.

Proof | La Flèche Wallone


Photography by Mark Johnson Ready for the pain? The Mur de Huy deals it out it brutal doses, but Marianne Vos and Daniel Moreno showed it who’s boss.

Rider Down | Get Well Soon, Kevin


Photo: Ross Downard I’m sad to report that my right-hand man Kevin Rouse has sustained some serious injuries in a bicycle crash while attending a new-product launch in Italy. Details are a bit vague, but it seems Kevin’s accident was the result of being at the wrong place at the wrong time, and hitting a […]

Interview: Singletrack High


After interviewing the film-makers behind Singletrack High, brothers Jacob and Isaac Seigel-Boettner, it’s hard to imagine two people better suited to telling the story of how a bicycle can change a kid's life for the better.

5 Reasons Why He’s John Tomac And You’re Not


By Gary J. Boulanger | Photo: Courtesy of John Tomac There must be something in the water in Owosso, Michigan, a small town of less than 16,000 where cycling legend John Tomac was born and raised in the 1960s and `70s. In an age where professional cyclists now focus on one discipline within their chosen […]

News: Fox Unveils New All Mountain Fork and Shock


Fox's new 34 TALAS CTD 160 fork and Float X rear shock were built with aggressive all-mountain and enduro riding in mind.

Exclusive: Rides Like Slickrock, Tastes Like Chicken


To the uninitiated, the big-tired bikes may appear as the next dorky fad for bored bicycle geeks or winter-challenged non-skiers – but to those who have had the opportunity to ride one in conditions where they excel, they quickly become the next must-have addition to one’s outdoor gear quiver.

Video: Sampling Idaho’s Finest


Editor, Brice Minnigh, traveled deep into central Idaho's White Cloud Mountains with Greg 'Chopper' Randolph, photographer Sterling Lorence, and a hardy crew of Sun Valley-area locals for a taste of some of the world's most pristine, high-speed alpine trails. This video highlight the amazing riding Idaho is justifiably famous for.

Proof | Amstel Gold Race


Photography by Mark Johnson Amstel gold was flowing in Valkenburg today in an animated Amstel Gold Race that saw Roman Kreuziger emerge with the win.

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