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Specialized S-Works Fate Carbon 29 specialized.com $7,500 The Fate Carbon is one women’s mountain bike where the phrase “pink it and shrink it” does not apply in the slightest–there is not a bit of pink on this bike (that we could find), it’s frame shape is totally different than the men’s version, and it definitely [...]
Photos by Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith Words by Brice Minnigh By now you’ve probably seen the live feed of the 2012 Red Bull Rampage. And the @bikemag Instagrams might have given away the results before you finished that feed. But you should look at these photos anyway. And you might want to read the [...]
Words by Seb Kemp Photos by Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith It’s an early start for finals day. With a short practice session open from the moment sun rises above the white rock-capped conical formations to the East, riders are afforded just an hour for last-minute preparations and alterations to their lines. It doesn’t seem [...]
Words by Seb Kemp Photos by Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith The brutal beauty of the desert is the perfect backdrop for the sometimes violent and often graceful dance that 24 riders faced on Friday’s Red Bull Rampage qualifiers. Throughout the time- and weather-ravaged mesas, a labyrinth of lines overlap each other like a tangled [...]
Words by Brice Minnigh Photos by Anthony Smith Most people know that the Red Bull Rampage is a non-stop succession of paradigm-setting performances by the world’s most fearless big-mountain riders, but at least half the action takes place in between the labyrinth of lines that lace the dry, dusty mesas. In between these lines—and often [...]
Photos By Anthony Smith and Morgan Meredith Words By Brice Minnigh First day of class—the world’s best freeriders know to pay attention when Rampage organizer Todd Barber delivers his dissertations. All Quiet on the Western Ridgeline: This is where riders’ dreams and nightmares will become reality. Red Bull Rampage volunteers do the heavy lifting for [...]
How do you get yourself in the right mental state to jump off a cliff? Every Red Bull Rampage competitor has his own ritual, from climbing tall trees to playing ukelele in the desert to hitting the jumps. Here how some of the competitors get into the zone.
The flock, ripe with the lanolin-greasy smell of wool and dung, cluttered together in the usual half-stunned confusion, doing nothing to raise the image of the ovine species up from the basement in terms of relative intelligence within the animal kingdom. And as he idled there, rolling slowly into the flock, he knew beyond certainty that this image would be his legacy of the trip.
You were pretty wasted last night when you left the bar. That’s why it was so easy for me to follow you home as you wobbled through town on my bike. I thought about smacking your head with the piece of wrought iron fence you broke to steal my bike, but that would have been too easy.
You’d think we would avoid the Pain Cave at all costs—the name certainly isn’t doing its tourism business any favors. But instead of fleeing from it, we seek it out, sometimes traveling through the night with friends we hope won’t crack 50 miles into the woods. We enter events we doubt we’ll finish and pretend placing at a local race matters more than it does.
brightcove.createExperiences(); After Dan Atherton broke his neck in a riding accident in 2010, an injury that nearly took his life, he found himself facing a difficult decision. The man himself declares that he was ‘done’ with racing bikes. However, as time passed, Atherton’s hunger to ride and compete grew stronger and his discovery of enduro [...]
By Sal Ruibal After a long, hot summer on the East Coast that began in April and appears to be finally turning into autumn, we are getting rain. Lots of rain. I can’t complain because the dry streak gave me many more days to ride in the woods. When I first started riding on Flintstone [...]
Marin Mount Vision XM Pro marinbikes.com $5300 While the linkage on the Marin Mount Vision XM may look vastly different than the company’s Quad-Link Suspension designs of a few years ago, the overall suspension characteristics remain very similar. The more “conventionally shaped” frame of this, the third iteration of the Quad-Link design allows for more [...]
Source: Red Bull After Crankworx, Brandon Semenuk and Logan Peat head down south to Oregon to meet up with Ryan ‘R-Dog’ Howard and Jacob ‘Cob’ Hyde for some downhill riding. After Peat is sidelined with food poisoning, he manages to pull himself together for a fun BMX session at a skatepark in Keizer, Oregon. Lastly, [...]