After a partnership spanning more than a decade, The Claw and Specialized will begin new chapters.
New Zealand's Kelly McGarry is on site for his fourth Rampage event, and he has unfinished business. McGarry came into Rampage 2012 with his sights set on sailing over the canyon gap. Unfortunately, a broken leg forced him to pull out of the competition. He's back now, fully healthy and focused on creating a line that will take him to the canyon gap. Follow him in this video on the first day of building to see what it takes to compete at the world's only big-mountain freeride event.
Check out the Fox Mtb team having fun playing follow the leader on A-line / Crabapple at Crankworx featuring Fox team athletes in order: Josh Bryceland, Geatan Ruffin, Danny Hart, Stevie Smith, Mark Wallace, Andrew Neethling, Thibaut Ruffin, Marcelo Gutierrez, Tyler McCaul, Kirt Voreis, Nick Beer, Connor Fearon and Kyle Strait.
At just 17 years old, Anthony Messere is the youngest rider competing in the 2013 Red Bull Rampage. What Messere lacks in sheer years, however, he makes up for in skill and style. Rampage also has a history of favoring youth--could this be Messere's big year?
We at Bike magazine have a time-honored tradition of giving framed versions of our covers to the riders in the photo and the photographer who captured the moment. We don't always get the opportunity to present these framed covers in person, but when we do it is always a treat, and we try to make the most of it.
SecondBase Films recently released the teaser for "Arrival". Produced by Anthill Films and directed by the Coastal Crew, the video highlights the riding of a crazy assortment of talents, including Logan Peat, Kyle Norbraten, Ryan Howard, Bernardo Cruz, Curtis Robinson, Matty Miles, Steve Smith, Mitch Ropelato, Dylan Dunkerton and Kenny Smith. The movie is set to be released in November of 2013.
The best international riders gathered at the Martin Söderström Invitational, a slopestyle/big air freestyle mountain bike event for the best action around town. Riders from the FMB World Tour and top Swedish riders battled it out in a head to head format where they had to jump over a 15-meter road gap.
When it's not dumping rain in the pacific northwest, snow flurries are settling, leaves are dumping off the trees and Old Man Winter seems to have shed his walker, colostomy bag and oxygen tanks--he's pissed this time around and he's coming early. Which means that the window on easy-riding-days is rapidly closing. Hello, mud, crippled drivetrains and daily bouts with mild hypothermia. Goodbye, hero dirt.
Fabien Barel brings a new style to this fifth and final episode in his Fabien Barel Presents series. For the first time, we join Barel at a competition, at the Enduro World Series in Colorado. This is what it takes to succeed in enduro racing today.
Would you go to Afghanistan to ride mountain bikes? What do you think the riding—and the overall experience—would be like? It might not be remotely close to what you think it is. Bike magazine recently completed a world-first expedition to Afghanistan's remote Wakhan Corridor with Matt Hunter and Anthill Films for our November cover story and their new film, "Forgotten Dirt." The new issue with editor Brice Minnigh's feature story will be on newsstands any day now. In the meantime, check out our first-ever web magazine dedicated to a single story. And you can also see Anthill's one-of-a-kind film here.
A man and his van, roaming the countryside... Unless you are a 1970s crime-solving superhero (they all seemed to roam America in vans, meting out justice while aided by chimpanzee sidekicks) that premise generally doesn't lead to a happy ending. The man-and-his-van storyline has become the domain of serial killers, broken marriages and poor life choices. Unless, of course, you are Ryan Gardner. Check out the video to see what we mean.
Who's going to win the Red Bull Rampage on October 13th? How the hell would we know? Rampage is big, scary and unpredictable all rolled up into one crazy event, so you're guess is as good as ours. Red Bull, however, has put together a new series that gives you something to chew on between now and Rampage. In this episode of the new "Road to the Rampage" we take a look at Tyler McCaul, Kurt Sorge and Darren Berrecloth as they plot their approach to the big event.
Summer was hot, dry and sunny... well not anymore! Heading to Austria for the Overmountain challenge, the team faces a hell of a week. But even if we haven't see the sun, Ischgl's area is so amazing that we still rode all week and loved spending time in the mountain there.
World Champs in Pietermaritzburg was always going to be a special race... With a fast and extremely dry track, both speed and nerves were at maximum for the whole Syndicate. The following 2 days saw some moto carnage with all the lads, including Stevie Smith and Nick Beer, before heading to the worlds largest gorge swing!