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Following Cards – A ride through history

In late June, a group of five riders set out on a multi-day exploration of the French Maritime Alps near the Italian border aided by note cards from locals, maps and a compass. The following are excerpts from rider Ross Measures’ journal and directions from the cards that guided the group on multiple rides each day.

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Where Are They Now? Greg Oravetz

06.11.2014

Greg Oravetz was a successful cyclist in Europe, stood atop many podiums in America, and now lives a relaxed life riding in Oregon.

Exclusive: “Blueprint” Video on Trek 148 Boost

06.11.2014

When Trek told us that they were doing 148-millimeter rear axle spacing, our first reaction was to turn our noses up at it. We just figured the whole axle spacing thing out, didn't we? But they swore that it was legit, so we flew out to Waterloo to get the story on Boost 148 to see if this was just a marketing gimmick or the real thing.

Video: “Inside Specialized Racing, Ep. 5 – Fort William

06.11.2014

The fifth installment of "Inside Specialized Racing" follows Aaron Gwin, Troy Brosnan and other athletes as they reflect back on the Fort William.

Tested: Thule Crossover 38L Carry-On

06.11.2014

It’s a roller bag. No, it’s a backpack. Wait, it’s both. Kind of sounds like one of those infomercials promising a can opener that can double as a rocket launcher—too good to be true. But in this case, Thule is on target with their claim: the Thule Crossover 38L Carry-On doubles capably as both a mini-rolling bag and a backpack. In short, this is one versatile bit of luggage.

Video: “The Kiwis, Ep. 9″

06.11.2014

150 riders tackle the Craigieburn Enduro, which is a six stage race through the breathtaking Craigieburn Mountains of New Zealand in "The Kiwis, Ep. 9."

Video: “In the Dirt, Ep. 2,” featuring Lee Jackson

06.10.2014

Lee Jackson finds his flow through the fog of Cypress Mountain in the second installment of "In the Dirt, Ep. 2."

This Derailleur Sells for $1,000

06.10.2014

This derailleur would fetch more than $1,000 on Ebay today. Why? There was a fleeting moment in the mid-nineties when the top of the mountain biking food chain was dominated by small, American builders and the Paul Components Powerglide shown here was the ultimate cycling component. Here's the story...

Video: “The Nico Quéré Show, Ep. 2″

06.10.2014

On the second episode of "The Nico Quéré Show," Quéré ends up in Digne-les-Bains, where he rips the Raid des Terras Noires.

Video: Brandon Semenuk’s “Rad Company”

06.09.2014

After a sold-out premiere in Vancouver Saturday night, the highly anticipated "Rad Company" is now for sale on DVD, iTunes and Google Play. It is currently only available in the USA and Canada, but will become available globally June 15.

The Web Monkey Speaks: Naked for the Greater Good? Really?

06.09.2014

if you want to get naked, go for it. The wind on your skin, the opportunity to show off your rabbi’s handiwork with a scalpel, what’s not to like? I’m all for it, and clearly so are the people all over the world who keep showing up to beaches and rallies and events without their pants. But if you really want to stop wars, pioneer alternative sources of energy or make our city streets safer, showing off your junk isn’t going to actually do anything other than give small children nightmares.

Photo Gallery: Speedplay Pedal and Parts Museum

06.08.2014

Speedplay founder Richard Bryne is an avid collector of vintage bicycle components, and he's been amassing a spectacular array of everything from bottle cages and bike bells to rare Cinelli hubs, the earliest brake hood designs, catalogs from the 1800s and original head badges from some of the first European bikes ever made for more than two decades.

Angle of Repose: Jackson Hole bike trails

06.08.2014

What started out as rogue trailbuilding by rowdy freeriders in Jackson Hole has been transformed by trust into one of North America's greatest templates for community cooperation

Video: Aaron Bradford rips around Santa Cruz

06.08.2014

BMC athlete Aaron Bradford tests out the Trailfox in the trails around Santa Cruz.

Video: UCI World Cup Fort William qualifying highlights

06.08.2014

Australian Troy Brosnan surprised the competition by taking the top qualifying spot, beating Danny Hart, Sam HIll and Sam Blenkinsop, respectively. On the women's side, Britain's Manon Carpenter took the top qualifying time.

Video: Dirt Life with Matt Jones, Ep. 6

06.07.2014

Matt Jones heads to Christchurch, New Zealand in preparation for the Farm Jam and comes across one of the sickest backyard mountain biking setups ever created. Watch as he steezes out threes, gets backwards on some whips, and goes toe-to-toe with local Phil McLean. Dirt Life with Matt Jones, Ep. 6

Preview: The new Schwalbe Nobby Nic tire

06.07.2014

Toted as the go-to tire for an array of conditions, Schwalbe believes the Nobby Nic will find a place on the rims of cross-country and enduro riders alike.

Video: Four weeks until Crankworx Les 2 Alpes 2014

06.06.2014

Crankworx Les 2 Alpes will take place July 3-6, 2014 and is the only Crankworx event to take place outside of North America.

Video: Enduro World Series Round 2 recap | Tweedlove

06.06.2014

Did you miss out on all the action from the second stop of the Enduro World Series in Scotland? Don't worry, we have you covered. Sit back, relax and enjoy the action from the full Round 2 recap.

Preview: July issue of Bike hits newsstands today

06.06.2014

It's Friday, the weather is warm and a weekend of riding looms large. And to top it off, the July issue of Bike hits the newsstands—both print and digital—today. So pick up a paper copy at your nearest newsstand or download our iMag on iTunes. Then crack open your favorite beverage, flip open the new issue and get stoked for a weekend of shredding.

Park City Mountain Resort opens today; Deer Valley and Canyons to follow suit

06.06.2014

Summer is in full-swing, and with the warm weather comes spinning lifts and rowdy trails. Park City Mountain Resort opens today, June 6.

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