In “Tales From The Soil, Ep. 6,” Nico Vink goes on a journey through the infamous Portes Du Soleil. He and his crew stop off at the new Airline in Les Gets and then head over the border to Switzerland for a session in Morgins. From fast downhill tracks, to smooth bike park lines and big drops, this video showcases Nico Vink’s ripping style.
What is the meaning of mountain biking? In this continuing Kitsbow video series, we explore what it means to ride from the motivations and perspectives of those whose tireless efforts have lent the sport meaning and inspiration to our own lives. In this second chapter, we head to the arid hills of Kern County to learn about what mountain biking means to Brien Chartier: the BLM Ranger tasked with policing the region's public wilderness lands.
In this video, Breckenridge local and pro rider, Kevin Soller, takes you on a tour of B-Line, a trail that's part of the town’s trail network (the Breckenridge Freeride Park was one of the first municipally-funded parks in the country), which extends from downtown and is used to access spectacular high-mountain singletrack such as that along the Colorado Trail, Guyot loop, Wheeler Trail and many, many more.
When I was invited by Anthill Films to join them and Matt Hunter on this pioneering journey for their upcoming short film, “Forgotten Dirt,” it was clearly a no-brainer. It was guaranteed to be the adventure of a lifetime. This video and photo gallery hint at what's coming on August 6th.
Rocky Mountain's Element 970 RSL BC Edition is a cross-country racer, British Columbia style. Light, efficient and surprisingly capable in technical conditions—an excellent choice for grueling endurance races.
What do you do when you open your fridge and all you find is OJ, Cola, Purple Stuff and an empty craft beer growler? You pull out your 2014 Norco Bigfoot Fatbike, put the growler in your Growler Cage and go for a ride through Vancouver's iconic North Shore trails until you reach the Deep Cove Brewery and Distillery.
Here's a 15-minute documentary on the annual Megavalanche in Alpe d'Huez, France. A couple hundred racers bombing down a glacier and descending nearly 9,000 feet through handlebar-high ruts, rocks, slush, ice and general mayhem--the Megavalanche is always riveting to watch.
Mark Weir is an icon. He's the tough man of modern mountain biking. The grimacing guy, charging down an ugly stretch of trail at ungodly speeds. The guy who kept pronouncing The Coming of Enduro long before anyone even took the notion seriously. Mark Weir, however, is a hell of a lot more complicated--and interesting--than any and all of that.
Here's Garett Buehler's segment from Barred For Life 2, brought to you by Joystick and SR Suntour.
More frolicsome than its serious, speed-seeking counterparts, this bike has solid parts that make it good value.
On a break between Enduro World Series races, California-based Curtis Keene took a trip up to western Canada with his Specialized Enduro 29 for a sampling of the area's well-known trails. While all the hype these days is focused on 650b, this is the bike that still suggests that there's still plenty of potential to design long-travel 29ers that defy conventional thinking.