Road to Rampage is back featuring a brand new cast of riders and a gut-wrenching, never-before-ridden Red Bull Rampage venue. This six-part series takes us on a global journey deep into the lives of three of the sport’s most gifted athletes. Join them as they train harder, fly higher and risk it all on their way to mountain biking’s gnarliest event of the year.
Big changes are afoot at GT. Last week we showcased the new (2014) GT Force and Sensor all-mountain and trail bikes--both of which sport new linkage, lower bottom brackets, new geometries and, it probably goes without saying, 650b wheels. Here's a short video from GT showcasing the all-mountain Force model.
Niner Bikes shot this video of the new Jet 9 in Brevard, North Carolina--the location of our 2011 Bible of Bike Tests, with the help from some of our friends at The Hub. Just watching it makes us miss Pisgah and the excellent town of Brevard.
A behind-the-scenes look at the R&D process Mavic employed to help create a new enduro-oriented wheel and tire combo--the CrossMax Enduro.
Whitefish Bike Park opens today with lift-served access to new trails Kashmir and Freebird. Kashmir is two-thirds of the way completed with rideable sections near the Notch, and then from the top of Chair 2 down. You can catch it as in interweaves with the Summit Trail. Freebird, the most advanced new trail on the mountain, is completely open.
Singletrack Deficit Disorder (STDD) is a highly dangerous and almost virulent condition that affects thousands of Americans and Canadians every day. Science is also showing it to exist in the four corners of the globe. We have taken a close look at this condition and in this video, episode 1 of the Sun Valley Remedy, we look back at the origin of STDD.
The hilarious and entertaining This Is Peaty show rolls on with Peaty making a trip to the Isle of Man to do a few laps of the TT course and then onwards to California for Sea Otter. Josh Bryceland is clearly having a lot of fun and he makes this episode even more worthwhile watching.
Of all the bikes in our gear-guide issue, we had the toughest time pinning GT's Distortion 2.0 to a specific category.The Distortion presents an interesting departure from the standard trail-bike formula—with surprisingly fun results.
Noah Sears and Nick Simcik put the new White Brothers "Brototype" enduro fork to the test on a seldom used, dusty backcountry descent.
Rocky Mountain-area riders will soon have another place to ride this season as Jackson Hole Bike Park reopens for daily riding on June 15th. This video shows off what's in store.