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Video Flashback: 1992 downhill racing

With the Kamikaze Bike Games currently in full swing at Mammoth Mountain, this video pretty much sums up how far we’ve come since the first Kamikaze race in the mid-80s.

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Video: Enduro Vs. Downhill

07.29.2013

Still trying to wrangle with this whole enduro thing--what it is, why it is, what kind of bike makes sense? Curtis Keene--the American Dream--gives his perspective on the burgeoning "downhill racing on trail bikes" scene.

Video: Colorado Freeride Festival Enduro–Day 2

07.28.2013

Here's the action from the second day of the Enduro competition at the Colorado Freeride Festival (CFF) at Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado.

Video: Colorado Freeride Festival Enduro–Day 1

07.28.2013

Here's the action from Day One of the Enduro competition at the Colorado Freeride Festival (CFF) at Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado. CFF is being billed as the largest freeride festival in the United States and features the best mountain bikers in the world battling it out for over $45,000 in prize money.

Video: A day in the life of Cedric Gracia

07.28.2013

Cedric Gracia is one of the most... well, he's Cedric Gracia! With his home round of the UCI World Cup just around the corner, Cedric was keen to take us under his wing for a day and show us round.

Gallery: Yeti Tribe 2013 Gathering

07.27.2013

Last weekend we packed our bags and headed to Telluride for a weekend of turquoise-shaded mayhem. It was the 2013 Yeti Cycles Tribe Gathering--this time, set within the beautiful Uncompahgre National Forest. Lots of riding. Lots of good food and great people and, of course, beer and mini bikes. The gallery tells the story.

Rerun | Letter: The Trouble with Tap Shoes

07.27.2013

We don’t see a lot of letters here at Paved, and to be honest, this one was actually directed at our sister publication, Bike. And despite its somewhat critical tone toward a reasonably large percentage of recreational road riders, it made us laugh. We cyclists are a goofy lot. What is it about becoming a […]

News: Giant Goes Big with 27.5

07.26.2013

Want to know what’s happening with Giant in 2014? Here, I’ll summarize it for you—27.5—as in 27.5 (a.k.a. “650b”) wheeled bikes. Giant will roll out 28 different 650b bikes next year around the world--from hardtails to enduro bikes. Here's the story on the bold move.

Slow is Fast | Video

07.26.2013

By Joe Parkin You’ll never truly enjoy the act of riding a bicycle until you learn how to ride one slowly. Yeah, I know, you’ve just dropped twice the cost of your parents’ first house on your shiny new 15-pound Ferrari, you’ve been gluten-free for the past six months in order to get down to […]

Friday Five: The Law Of Road Tripping

07.26.2013

Road trips and mountain biking go together like cheap tequila and drunken adventures.

Exclusive: 2013 Bible Review–Trek Session 9.9

07.26.2013

The Session 9.9 is like some monstrous, all-mountain bike from the future that, once mastered, could dominate today’s race scene.

Dirty Words: The Naked Truth About Marla Streb

07.26.2013

Every year there is a new champion, but every year Marla Streb is somewhere, somehow showing somebody how to ride a bike.... Mountain biking needs more Marlas.

Theater Thursday

07.25.2013

Have you ever felt like squeezing every last drop of speed out of yourself and your bike—not to see your name scratched into some record book, but simply to see what’s possible? When you combine that desire with a bit of backyard engineering, you might just find yourself running out of runway.

Video: Red Bull Course Preview–Vallnord

07.25.2013

Gstaadt Scott's Claudio Caluori talks us down one of the year's most brutal World Cup tracks

The Bakery: Community

07.25.2013

When I left home, mostly to find work and to date someone I wasn’t related to, I left my community behind. I was lost. I had friends and family, but something was missing. It wasn’t until I found mountain biking and the people who make mountain biking happen that I felt at home again. My community was no longer a physical location. It was a common interest with no fixed address.

Video: #whyMTB Chapter 2–Brien Chartier

07.25.2013

What is the meaning of mountain biking? In this continuing Kitsbow video series, we explore what it means to ride from the motivations and perspectives of those whose tireless efforts have lent the sport meaning and inspiration to our own lives. In this second chapter, we head to the arid hills of Kern County to learn about what mountain biking means to Brien Chartier: the BLM Ranger tasked with policing the region's public wilderness lands.

Video: Take a Tour of Breckenridge’s B-Line Trail

07.25.2013

In this video, Breckenridge local and pro rider, Kevin Soller, takes you on a tour of B-Line, a trail that's part of the town’s trail network (the Breckenridge Freeride Park was one of the first municipally-funded parks in the country), which extends from downtown and is used to access spectacular high-mountain singletrack such as that along the Colorado Trail, Guyot loop, Wheeler Trail and many, many more.

News: Race Face Goes to 35

07.24.2013

Race Face will soon offer 35-millimeter diameter bars and stems across several of their lines. Sixc, Next, Atlas and Turbine bars and stems will soon be available in the extra-wide diameter that Easton popularized with their Havoc 35 line.

Video: Cannondale OverMountain Mid-Season Wrap Up

07.24.2013

Jerome Clementz and Ben Cruz give us an update on the race season at the calendar's halfway point. Great cinematography, ripping music, beautiful locations and some incredible riding scenes make this a must see.

5 Reasons Why He’s Gary Fisher And You’re Not

07.24.2013

Words & Photo || Gary J Boulanger Since 1981, nearly 2 million bicycles with the name ‘Gary Fisher’ have been sold worldwide, the majority of them for off-road use. Many hail the California native as the godfather of the modern mountain bike, but Fisher himself is quick to point out it was an open-source effort […]

Book Report | Mapping le Tour: The unofficial history of all 100 Tour de France races

07.23.2013

By Colin O’Brien As the dust settles on the 100th edition of the Tour de France, what better way to banish those post-Grande Boucle blues than a book recounting every single edition since the race was conceived? British journalist Ellis Bacon has compiled an interesting, year-by-year look the Tour’s evolution, from 1903 to the present […]

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