Since we are in Rotorua, New Zealand, for Crankworx, we paid a visit to the new Nzo store in the center of town. Nzo is an apparel brand that has been making mountain bike shorts and jersey for nearly 20 years under the direction of owner Gary Sullivan, or Gaz. He opened the concept-style shop two months ago with the building’s owner Craig Corbett.
Alex Reveles was on hand to film Jeff Herbertson's final sessions at the Post Office.
In a stable full of huge, temperamental stallions, this bike is like the little surefooted pony that could. Built not specifically for women but for smaller riders in general, it’s got plenty of features to tempt those of us with a little less heft. What it lacks is a stripper name or related sacrifices to quality, durability or capability.
Ian Collins sent over this selection of beautiful shots from the recently destroyed post office jumps, a dirt jump spot in Aptos, CA. The legendary spot was an incubator for some of the best riders in mountain biking, and provided many with a sense community. The jumps were recently torn down to make space for development.
World Cup announcer Rob Warner sits down with Peaty and Ratboy at Soho Bikes in London to learn what went through Josh's head before he massively over jumped the last feature at World Champs, how the Syndicate team gets along with the Athertons and a whole lot more.
James Doerfling, Linden Feniak and Evan Schwartz tear up the Sunshine Coast and the Coast Gravity park on the Knolly whips.
It might seem strange for us to be putting out an issue of Bike that is largely devoted to high-alpine riding at a time when much of the Northern Hemisphere is still buried under snow. Though one could argue that it's masochistic to pine for something that seems so far away, in practice it's one of the best ways to ward off the mid-winter doldrums.
This redesigned Rift Zone with 110 millimeters of travel out back and 120 up front joins the growing number of bikes with mismatched travel. Most bikes like this grey the lines between the trail and all-mountain categories, but instead this bipartisan bike crosses the aisle between cross-country and trail.
The Aptos Post Office Jumps was a spot where some of the industry's best riders came up and it has had an undeniable influence on the mountain bike world. The Aptos Post Office Jumps was a spot where some of the industry's best riders came up and it has had an undeniable influence on the mountain bike world. "The Death of Post Office" is a short film by Alex Reveles to see the last minutes of the jumps and some of the bet moments from when they were still running.
Kye Forte is not a man who is happy to confine his love for two wheels to the smooth berms and sculpted lips of his local trails. Taking influence from his father, Kye has had a long-running love affair for the noise and fury of motocross. More recently, though, he's turned his attention to downhill mountain biking, which he feels provides the perfect medium between the two.
I used to think electrolytes were just some foreign thing skinnier riders on even skinnier hardtails worried about. Like VO2 max, lactate thresholds and peak training—I really couldn’t be arsed with crap like that. Then I tried Nuun and, had to admit, I was wrong. This stuff works, is cheap and tastes surprisingly good.
Cam Bissett, Gareth Burgess and Kyle Thomas shred their freshly built trail on Mt. Hutt in Methven, New Zealand. They also prove that downhill, all-mountain and fatbikes can shred together quite happily!