This (somewhat graphic) video is the second of a three-part series by Smith Optics that brings you through the last few days of the Andes Pacifico Enduro stage race with an unexpected hospital visit to keep things exciting. A blind course makes it an even playing field, but also a game of question on how hard racers should and can push themselves around every turn. Viewer discretion is advised…if you go lightheaded at the sight of blood you SHOULD NOT WATCH the video. If not, take a look for a raw and real view into the highs and lows of enduro racing…
Words & Photo | Gary J Boulanger There’s something partially exotic when telling friends about riding a gran fondo, as opposed to a frumpy century ride. Maybe it’s the Euro tone of the words gran fondo; all I know is the recent Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia, held during the Sea Otter Classic on April 20 […]
Avid debuted two new disc brake models at Sea Otter: the Elixir 9 and 7 Trail. Both feature a powerful 4-piston caliper and not a whole lot of grams. The basic idea: lots of stopping power, good modulation, not a lot of weight....at a price most of us can afford.
Video by Scott Smith and Dan Barham The action was fast and furious in the pro Dual Slalom race at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. Would Kyle Strait successfully defend his comeback 2012 victory? In the end, the race coughed up some surprises and, on the whole, brilliant racing. Check out this video.
By Jen See | Photography by David Reddick It is easier to count the races Marianne Vos has not yet won, rather than list her many successes. She is one of the most decorated riders in the sport of cycling, and even the most creative of writers will fast run out of superlatives to describe […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.