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.
By Vernon Felton Photos by David Reddick Once a year all of us at Bike head for the hills to sample the latest bikes and products on location, somewhere, far, far away from I-5, cubicles and smog. The annual event is called Bike Week and this time around, we and some of our friends descended […]
Source: Rasolution Some behind the scenes at Llinars del Valles, Barcelona, with Andreu Lacondeguy. FMX rider Edgar Torronteras came to ride with Lacondeguy at his compound, and legendary BMX rider Cory Nastazio joined in for a session at Andreus’ trails. These two have been the biggest inspiration for Lacondeguy’s riding, so here is some quality […]
Source: The Coastal Crew “These are the days, the ones that really matter. Memorable laps with friends, summer time vibes and golden sunsets. Nothing beats time at home, it is paradise to say the least. From dusk to dawn this is how we choose to spend our days.”
Source: DirtTV Pretty much everything happened that could have in the downhill-racing weekend at Val d’Isere, France. The track here was new, which threw up more than just dust and rocks for the riders, Tracey Hannah took the unfortunate title of worst crash breaking her femur and collarbone. Although fastest in qualification, Cam Cole couldn’t […]
Source: Red Bull The much anticipated full length trailer for ‘Where The Trail Ends’ is here! One of the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted caught on film in an adventure unlike anything experienced before in breath-taking locations all over the world. www.wherethetrailends.com
By Vernon Felton So, let me begin by apologizing to Seb Kemp for shamelessly poaching this clip from his latest, excellent News of the Tweet post, but I can’t resist: this is two minutes and 45 seconds of pure gold. Having sat in on my fair share of race-day Q&As, I’ve often been astounded by […]
Here’s a quick clip from the second-to-last stop on this year’s World Cup circuit. Oh, and for those of you who weren’t riveted to your computer all weekend, here’s the top five breakdown for the men and women. It was yet another big day for the Athertons. Men 1. Brook Macdonald 2. Gee Atherton 3. […]
By Vernon Felton To anyone who’s ever considered a job in engineering and thought, “Nah, that’s not for me–too many slide rules, too much math, too much time imprisoned in a dungeon whilst being forced to crank out meaningless equations relating to bridge pilings, traffic circle dimensions and waste-water treatment cleansing cycles.” Well, apparently, a […]
Lezyne says their new Year 6 LED line of lights will be crazy durable. How can we say such a thing? Want proof. Check out this video in which the new light is frozen into a block of ice, immersed in scalding espresso and just keeps on blinking away.
Source: The Coastal Crew “These are the days, the ones that really matter. Memorable laps with friends, summer time vibes and golden sunsets. Nothing beats time at home, it is paradise to say the least. From dusk to dawn this is how we choose to spend our days.” Curtis Robinson: Dylan Dunkerton:
Source: Red Bull Brandon Semenuk and the crew finally arrive in Europe to compete at the muddy Châtel Mountain Style event in France. Despite the plague of injuries, Semenuk comes out on top on the gnarly course. It’s then time to have some fun and ride the longest zip line in the world.
In this first episode of Along for the Ride, Cam Zink heads to China in search of unridden big mountain lines. Before dropping in, he shows a glimpse of his travels through China.
By Seb Kemp Twenty-five….that’s how many times Sterling Lorence’s photos have graced the cover of Bike magazine. In fact, our latest issue–the Photo Annual–sports yet another one of his images. While that may not sound earth shattering to everyone, many accomplished professional photographers never snag even a single cover of Bike, much less the issue […]
By Vernon Felton What level of eye protection is necessary for mountain biking? Chances are you probably never gave the question much thought. The average cyclist is content with the thought that his sunglasses keep glare at bay, fend off the random, errant bumble-bee and, may or may not make them look more like a […]
By Vernon Felton Back in April, Mavic announced that they were greatly expanding their 29er line–a good thing since they had just one wagon wheel in the line up for 2012 (the 1,755 gram C29ssmaxx). For 2013, Mavic will have three new 29er models that span the cost-performance spectrum from chi-chi racer fare (that’d be […]
Many people view Maxxis as that company that rolls out tenacious downhill tires. While there’s no denying the appeal of the company’s well known gravity-oriented meats like the Minion and High Roller, Maxxis has always had an expansive line of cross-country treads. Here’s a quick rundown on the design and philosophy behind Maxxis’ Aspen tire, […]
This third installment of Fabien Barel’s globetrotting adventure features some jaw-dropping clips with Andreu Lacondeguy–flowy all-mountain stuff, dirt jumps, a giant pit full of foam that you’ll wish was located in your own backyard and more. It’ll probably also remind you of how feeble your own riding skills are… At least it did that for […]