This (somewhat graphic) video is the second of a three-part series by Smith Optics that brings you through the last few days of the Andes Pacifico Enduro stage race with an unexpected hospital visit to keep things exciting. A blind course makes it an even playing field, but also a game of question on how hard racers should and can push themselves around every turn. Viewer discretion is advised…if you go lightheaded at the sight of blood you SHOULD NOT WATCH the video. If not, take a look for a raw and real view into the highs and lows of enduro racing…
Let's say you bust your leg, spend four months recuperating and then face your first day back on the bike. How would that day unfold? How would you ride? A little rusty? A little timid? Not if you are Dustin Gilding. Here's some video and a photo gallery of Gilding's first day back on the bike. Amazing.
With enduro racing quickly picking up speed all over the world, enduro riders have become an essential part in the development of a new generation of components, which combine light weight, durability and flawless performance during long and hard races. SRAM XX1 is an excellent example, as this video shows.
With the racing season over, you might think that Jerome Clementz would take up residency on a couch somewhere--growing indolent and fat. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. Clementz is still out there riding, roosting trails, defying exercise guru maxims about recovery periods... It looks like a very good life indeed.
Few brands have had as much impact on cycling (and we're including our skinny-tired brethren here) as Colnago. Here's a quick tour of some of their "best" bikes--everything from a gold-plated Pope bike to crazy, futuristic models (hydraulic brakes, carbon frames and internal routing...back in the early `80s) that the cycling world is still just catching up to, decades later .
The down and dirty guide to mountain biking the beautiful island of Elba, Tuscany, as seen through the squinted view of pro-photographer and mountain bike mentalist Dan Milner. In this episode: Dan and his GoPro are joined by Scott German pro-riders Holger Meyer and Karen Eller for a lesson in European harmony - with unforeseen results...
Getting on the cover of Bike Magazine is, to paraphrase the great Ron Burgundy, “Kind of a big deal.” For Thomas Vanderham, it’s been a good five years since his last appearance atop Bike. We decided to celebrate Vanderham's return by heading to the North Shore and presenting him with a cover all covert-ops like. Here's the video of how it all went down.
What do we learn from this video? Jerome Clementz may be one of the fastest guys on two wheels, but even Jerome crashes at times.... and you should never let the guy cut your hair. Check out the carnage footage from the upper slopes of Mégavalanche. Holy Cr@p! There's some truly humbling footage in this one.
What does fast look like? It looks like this helmet-cam footage captured by Specialized's Mitch Ropelato, who put in a blazing run down the alleys and streets of the Mexican city of Taxco. While a downhill race on city streets may sound tame, that ain't the case here.
The Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah, is one of the most unique events in mountain biking. Competitors combine their creative line choice with jaw-dropping bike handling skills to stake claim atop the Freeride world. The Coastal Crew's Kyle Norbraten talks us through the ups and downs of his 2013 Rampage.
Here's a teaser for Fullface Productions' upcoming movie "Signatures", which highlights riding from all over the globe. British Columbia, Livigno, Prague and Bratislava, Indonesia and the Austrian Alps all get the spotlight beneath the wheels of riders such as Szymon Godziek, Guido Tschugg, Tomas Slavik, Tomas Zejda, Michal Marosi, Johannes Fischbach, Filip Polc and Patrik Leitner.
This might be the first teaser I've seen for a cross-country video in...I dunno, forever and then some, really. The production value on "Hills of Home" looks impressive; it makes watching a U23 racer in Lycra (Pirmin Kuss) shredding Schwarzwald singletrack on his hardtail look downright cool, whirch frankly, is no small feat. Viva the variety.
To celebrate their decade aboard Specialized bikes, Matt Hunter and Darren Berrecloth have teamed up with legendary photographer Sterling Lorence to capture more of the iconic imagery which has established them at the top of the freeride world. Here's a video showcasing that effort and chronicling a decade of great riding.
Wink’s definitely quiet, and it might be cliché to say this, but he lets his riding do the talking. He’s quietly established himself as one of the most stylish riders in mountain biking. Contests seem to go a long way towards determining your reputation on the bike these days, but Wink’s managed to do this without the exposure that a big slope-style result brings.