We caught both Shaun Palmer and Brian Lopes at Sea Otter and gave them each 30 seconds to entertain and inform.
It's January. Winter vibes have descended upon us. The nonsensical daylight savings time has drastically limited the amount of sessions for those on the full time workweek grind. Night riding is an option but it just doesn’t provide the same sense of satisfaction. But we are lucky in North Carolina.
Light, confident and capable–Yeti's new 'super bike' is a better climber and descender than its predecessor, and, quite frankly, much of the competition.
This video has everything you could want in a mountain bike edit: steep, wet, root and rock-laden trails being absolutely shredded by a ripper on a trail bike. Make sure to watch to 2:18 for a big through-the-trees gap. In this case, Sid Slotegraaf rides some sloppy Squamish trail on his Transition Patrol.
Whistler ripper/raconteur Ian Morrison investigates all sides of the multi-skilled Devinci Spartan in a whip-heavy edit that’ll send your head snapping.
If you’ve ever spent hours on end digging and shaping and riding trails, you’ve also probably experienced the destruction of trails, often because a landowner decides they can’t risk the liability. In this video Sam Pilgrim and friends have rebuilt an old, previously destroyed set of trails and get right down to sessioning them.
One of the very few upsides of reduced rainfall is that bizarre, somewhat martian landscapes have been exposed and are potentially rideable. Here Cody Kelley rolls some high-consequence slabs which were previously underwater somewhere near Brighton Resort in Utah’s Wasatch mountains.
Our experience with terrain looking slower and smaller on video tells us that Marcelo Gutierrez is going somewhere around mach 15 down this Yanacomas track in Colombia, which he believes is the fastest in the country.
It’s encouraging to see mountain biking gaining some ground in public spaces — obviously there is still more to come, and this video does a great job of catching the vibes that emanate from public mountain bike parks: everyone old and young, outside having a great time and just riding bikes.
Kurt Sorge and friends were all over the map this summer, but there was one sure thing everywhere they went - big jumps and rad times.