Keith Bontrager changed the world of mountain biking more than a few times and he did it out of his own garage–making magic from the things he found in dumpsters. Keith Bontrager is one of cycling’s greatest, and most humble talents…. which is why we are putting him on a stage, tossing hundreds of questions at him (including your questions) and broadcasting the entire affair right here on bikemag.com, this Thursday June 20th at 10 A.M. (Pacific Standard Time).
In a music industry that supposedly promotes creativity, but mainly promotes straight-ahead outfits, both Rush and Primus stood out as unapologetically unique. Which also explains why so many people either love or hate those bands. Not a lot of middle ground here.
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.
There are too many Ghost Bikes out there now and a great athlete and human being is dead.
We have to get used to the fact that Twitter and other social media platforms will form powerful means for information transfer, but we have to make sure that we aren’t losing anything in the process.
Riding hardtails seemed like going to church and feeling good about having kneeled in a pew for an hour. My first good full suspension bike, by contrast, felt like having sex. I soon stopped riding hardtails altogether...but Klunking has me reconsidering my past.
The 29er Instinct has a lot in common with the latest Altitude. Obviously, it shares the Element and Altitude’s basic frame design. Less apparent, but just as important, the Instinct 29er also boasts “RIDE-9”: a shock mount containing two interlocking chips that enable you to significantly customize the bike’s geometry and rear suspension behavior.
Sal let's the world in on Bike's big secrets--the free ferrari's, the Keebler Elves, the correct use and spelling of "gnarly"--the whole shebang. You heard it here first.
The Genius LT sports a “Twinlock” lever on its handlebar that, with the flick of a switch, morphs the bike from hardtail stiff, to 110-millimeter travel trail bike. Push the switch one more click and—bam—now you’re sitting atop 185 millimeters of uber-plush travel. That’s worth repeating—hardtail to 7.3-inches of squish. This, for the record, is some crazy shit.
It's a wrap! Life Behind Bars season 1 has officially come to a close. We check in with Brandon and the Coastal Crew to get an inside look at unseen footage, the most unforgettable moments, and the biggest regrets from the incredible year that was.
For its holiday party this Monday, Bell rang in the holidays with shovels, rakes, gloves and plenty of mushy dirt along with reps rom the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC), helping improve a steep section of the Emma McCrary mountain bike trail in the Santa Cruz mountains.
You don’t have to believe that Jesus was God or even existed at all to appreciate the connection we have at this very moment. We have everything, we just have to look around and see it, even in the darkest moments and especially on a bike.
With a former World Champion, a U.S. Olympian and multiple national champions in ever y off-road discipline—from World Cup downhill to enduro and XC events—the Giant Factory Off-Road Team is looking toward one of its most exciting seasons yet in 2013.