In the opening episode of season 3 of “Fabien Barel Presents,” mountain biking legend Fabien and his buddy Jey Clementz are in the south of France. With Fabien’s grandma watching, the guys try their hand at petanque, a traditional game of the region. But it doesn’t go very well, so they go back to doing what they do best: ripping nearby trails and ripping on each other along the way.
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.
NotBad is the new short film from Anthill Films, the crew who brought you "The Collective," "Roam," "Seasons," "Follow Me," and "Strength in Numbers." Starring Brandon Semenuk, Brook MacDonald, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Andrew Shandro, René Wildhaber and Ryan Howard.