What do you do when it’s cold outside and you need to ride some bikes to keep the stoke alive through the winter? Build a pump track in greenhouse and host a race, obviously.
We went into the heart of Specialized Bicycles to find out both how and most importantly, why, the company decided to squeeze those big wheels onto their Enduro model. Welcome to the first installment of our new Blueprint video series: the story of an impressive new product, from the perspective of the people who designed it. Hard questions asked. Interesting answers given.
This video is about bringing you the pleasure of the road and the thrill of the trails. Although the video’s backdrop is the back roads of British Columbia, we want to remind the world that adventure can be found on your own doorstep; you just need to get off the couch and seek it.
Rather than stage a summer-themed ad and cross their fingers that mother nature would get on board, Race Face embraced the Winter Wonderland that is our backyard....and sent Chubey up Mt. Seymour to hit a massive snow booter for the first time. No pressure.
The movie, The Miserable Champion, makes the case that Shaun Palmer changed everything about competitive mountain biking. If you said that about any other athlete, I'd tell you that you were full of crap, but in this case, yeah, it's true.
The FS01’s geometry is set somewhere between ‘trail’ and ‘cross-country,’ making it eager to rally through corners and manual through whoops when the track points down. Where other cross-country bikes might start feeling sketchy, this bike just wants to go faster. Our test model broke, but BMC states that this is a first-time failure for this model. Check out the review for more.
Our cross-country test course possessed its share of technical climbs and descents that kept our testers on their toes. Despite that fact, each rider found there was something about the Salsa El Mariachi 2 that made it feel right at home among all the fancier, newfangled rigs.
When it debuted in 2011, Specialized's Camber was overshadowed by the Epic on one hand and the Stumpjumper FSR on the other. The Camber straddled the line between those two proven platforms. The Camber, however, has quickly gained a following amongst everyday riders looking for a versatile trail bike that can do a bit of both weekend racing and all-day slogs in the outback.
Just when you thought you had a reasonable excuse to not ride your bike because your trails are smothered in snow and ice, along comes this video and the realization that there's really never a good reason to hang up your bike for the season.
Santa Cruz's long-travel, carbon 29er was top three in many of our books and took home one Editor's Pick selection. Why did we universally like this bike? Check out the video.