What separates guys who compete in Red Bull Rampage from the rest of us? Besides that obvious, yawning gulf in skills? It’s a mental thing–as this episode of “Road to Rampage” clearly illustrates.
The latest issue of Bike just hit newsstands and is giving all other periodicals a serious inferiority complex. The issue is loaded with great features, outstanding columns from the likes of Mike Ferrentino and Kristin Butcher and reviews of Giant's new Trance Advanced 27.5, Evil's long-awaited Uprising, Yeti's SB95c, Trek's Lush 29 Sl and Specialized Rumor. Check it out.
At just 17 years old, Anthony Messere is the youngest rider competing in the 2013 Red Bull Rampage. What Messere lacks in sheer years, however, he makes up for in skill and style. Rampage also has a history of favoring youth--could this be Messere's big year?
We at Bike magazine have a time-honored tradition of giving framed versions of our covers to the riders in the photo and the photographer who captured the moment. We don't always get the opportunity to present these framed covers in person, but when we do it is always a treat, and we try to make the most of it.
SecondBase Films recently released the teaser for "Arrival". Produced by Anthill Films and directed by the Coastal Crew, the video highlights the riding of a crazy assortment of talents, including Logan Peat, Kyle Norbraten, Ryan Howard, Bernardo Cruz, Curtis Robinson, Matty Miles, Steve Smith, Mitch Ropelato, Dylan Dunkerton and Kenny Smith. The movie is set to be released in November of 2013.
To most mountain bikers, Mammoth Mountain needs no introduction. This is, afterall, the ski resort that pioneered lift-accessed riding and, in turn, transformed a non-descript, dusty access road into one of the most famous race courses in the world. Now, as Mammoth Mountain emerges from a difficult past few years, it wants to revive its reputation as a world-class cycling destination in order to attract more visitors and drum up business in the financially-strapped mountain community.
The best international riders gathered at the Martin Söderström Invitational, a slopestyle/big air freestyle mountain bike event for the best action around town. Riders from the FMB World Tour and top Swedish riders battled it out in a head to head format where they had to jump over a 15-meter road gap.
The world may have gravitated towards lighter, sleeker, sexier shoes (and Five Ten, itself, will soon offer that flavor of Impact), but I’m stuck on these clunky, sticky moon boots. They’ll rot off of my feet before I give them up. Here's why...
When it's not dumping rain in the pacific northwest, snow flurries are settling, leaves are dumping off the trees and Old Man Winter seems to have shed his walker, colostomy bag and oxygen tanks--he's pissed this time around and he's coming early. Which means that the window on easy-riding-days is rapidly closing. Hello, mud, crippled drivetrains and daily bouts with mild hypothermia. Goodbye, hero dirt.
Fabien Barel brings a new style to this fifth and final episode in his Fabien Barel Presents series. For the first time, we join Barel at a competition, at the Enduro World Series in Colorado. This is what it takes to succeed in enduro racing today.
Would you go to Afghanistan to ride mountain bikes? What do you think the riding—and the overall experience—would be like? It might not be remotely close to what you think it is. Bike magazine recently completed a world-first expedition to Afghanistan's remote Wakhan Corridor with Matt Hunter and Anthill Films for our November cover story and their new film, "Forgotten Dirt." The new issue with editor Brice Minnigh's feature story will be on newsstands any day now. In the meantime, check out our first-ever web magazine dedicated to a single story. And you can also see Anthill's one-of-a-kind film here.
A man and his van, roaming the countryside... Unless you are a 1970s crime-solving superhero (they all seemed to roam America in vans, meting out justice while aided by chimpanzee sidekicks) that premise generally doesn't lead to a happy ending. The man-and-his-van storyline has become the domain of serial killers, broken marriages and poor life choices. Unless, of course, you are Ryan Gardner. Check out the video to see what we mean.
Text and photos by Richard Ries “New & Improved!” Yeah, yeah. Heard it before. But the organizers of the Brown County Breakdown, which went down this past weekend, have been making that claim ever since the inception of the event in 2005. It’s always been a valid claim; this year more than ever. Nestled in […]
Kali was one of the first companies to offer a soft knee-guard that could truly be pedaled in all day without feeling like you’d strapped some kind of semi-fashionable torture device to your knee. How do they fare against the latest crop of pads? Here's the review.