Martin Soderstrom is back to true form, winning the Crankworx Rotorua Dual Speed and Style after two years of persistent injuries.
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.
More coverage than a cross-country lid, but with an eye at keeping things light and breezy, Troy Lee Design's A1 enters the burgeoning enduro helmet market. Here's an interview with TLD's Stikman on the what, where and why-the-hell of the new helmet.
Here's what I take away from this video: it doesn't suck to be Brandon Semenuk. A house in B.C. with five acres of jumps in the backyard, infinite miles of singletrack out the back door, a Subaru WRX to rally on the logging roads of Squamish... This is the video your high-school guidance counselor didn't want you to see when he was selling you on a degree in Business Administration.
In this episode of Lars n Bars, Lars and Darrin head out to the Chuckanuts (the less hyped riding spot in Bellingham) for some introspective moments and a good dose of Metallica and shred. Proof positive that's it's never too cold to go out and ride.
The Wilson has an interesting mix of soft, ground-hugging suspenstion that tracks well in turns and shrugs off square-edged hits, and a stiff, lightweight frame. What did our testers think of it? Check out the video.
Santa Cruz just unveiled the aluminum Blur Trail--the more affordable version of the short-travel, slack geometry trail shredder that pushes the boundaries of what's possible on a bike with just five inches of rear suspension.
If you missed the second-night's Lance Armstrong interview, here are the highlights (so to speak) from Oprah's second bout with Armstrong on her couch of shame.
If you missed Armstrong's televised confession last night, here are the some of the bigger moments from the show.
Projekt Roam's mission is to travel North America in search of places that celebrate the unparalleled beauty and freedom of not only the bike, but the terrain we ride as well. In this clip our hosts travel to the mountains of New Mexico and Arizona.
Most Buyer's Guides suck--they're little more than catalog copy rolled into a "special issue". That blows. Which is why we do it very differently at Bike Magazine. For our Bible of Bike Tests, we take some of the most promising bikes and gear, and we actually flog the hell out of it on some of the best trails in the world. Here's a peek at the groundbreaking issue that will soon be hitting newsstands.
Specialized has been documenting Cole Seely during the off-season while he puts in work on the bike, at the test track and in the gym to prepare for the West Coast Lites season.