Manon Carpenter’s stellar success in 2014 marked a high point on a journey that started back in the Welsh valleys and has been clearly mapped out with a Junior World Cup and World Championships, Elite World Cup Podiums and everything in between. The pressure may now be on for repeat success in 2015 and some may call 2014 luck, but in the words of Manon “You make your own luck”.
VP Components and Kali Protectives partnered to host the second round of the California Enduro Series at the Dirt Club in Los Olivos, California. The courses ranged in nature from super fast with stunts and technical flowing tracks to full-on power to the pedals Super D.
Far away from the clichés of a wild Nepal, our shaper and rider Pierre-Edouard Ferry went on to share his knowledge and expertise with Kathmandu¹s youngsters. In a city which teems with life, pumptrack riding can be seen as the symbol of escape for a whole new generation of Nepalese riders. The wheel is spinning in Nepal.
Professional racer Eric Carter and Racers and Chasers race promoter Robert Herber (collectively, the Progressive Cycle Association or "PCA") are more than halfway into this year's GER Series (Gravity Endurance Racing Series). Here's the footage from the May 5th event at Black Mountain Open Space park, in the heart of San Diego.
Specialized Bicycles has a new clincher wheelset (the Roval Control 29 Carbon) that lacks that one thing we all think clincher tires need—bead hooks. WTF? We went to Specialized's headquarters to find out how that's even possible.
Overmountain, all-mountain, enduro.... Oddly, the simplest things always seem to be saddled with a confusing range of synonyms. Nomenclature aside, Cannondale had the foresight to organize a team around enduro riders. With Jereome Clementz, Mark Weir, Jason Moeschler and Ben Cruz on the squad, Cannondale has one of the most ridiculously stacked squads on the planet.
Every year the folks at Avid invite journalists to "Trail House"; a low-key press launch with the aim to get writers onto the new gear and out onto the trails. In years past, Trail House was centered in Santa Cruz. This year, the location was Sedona. This video highlights the area's incredible riding and general vibe.
This first episode in Trek’s new series, TREK WORLD RACING STORIES, captures a new beginning for the team as we catch up with Brook MacDonald, Neko Mulally and Greg Williamson as they encounter the course at the Sea Otter Classic in California.
The Adventure Series documents a range of unique characters and people across various locations in the UK and Europe. In this second installment, Pete Scullion from Orange Bikes takes the new Orange Five 29 bike on a single-day adventure to the second largest mountain in Wales: Cadair Idris.
In this video, the Godfather himself, Wade Simmons, gives Rocky Mountain's long-travel 29er a going over and drops his verdict on the bike. We've said it before--this rig is sort of floating under the radar right now, but it deserves its share of the limelight.
In this episode, Danny jumps on the back of a motorcycle and pins it around the track with on of his heroes, Guy Martin. A 140-mile per hour joy ride whilst recovering from back surgery? It made sense at the time. Danny's plans for the new video project also start to take shape.
Norco's 650b-equipped, all-mountain machine is a well-executed bike that makes some sacrifices to its climbing abilities so that there are no sacrifices—or excuses—on the descents
The Sea Otter Classic hosted the Speed and Style competition in which riders competed against each other and the clock on a modified pump track, with time deductions at judges' discretion based upon the quality and difficulty of their tricks.
Stunned. Shocked. In awe. Words hardly explain our amazement at the athletic display played out by Manuel Beastley and signature Fat Bike of Glory at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. Beastley made it no secret--he intended to dominate every style of mountain biking at Otter...then he went and did just that.
What is Sea Otter? It may have started out as a race, but it's grown into something much bigger and more important than that. We interviewed the people of Sea Otter to find out what the event means to them and why they keep coming back each year.