Electronic, automatic suspension lockout. Has the future arrived? Or is it a bit ahead of itself?
Source: Red Bull Brandon Semenuk and the crew finally arrive in Europe to compete at the muddy Châtel Mountain Style event in France. Despite the plague of injuries, Semenuk comes out on top on the gnarly course. It’s then time to have some fun and ride the longest zip line in the world.
When a guy drops his chain twice, catches back up with the leader, and then loses the sprint for the title of XC Mountain Bike Champion of Belgium because his foot comes out of the pedal, a guy gets pretty angry. Perhaps Kevin Van Hoovels will have better luck at the Olympics.
In this first episode of Along for the Ride, Cam Zink heads to China in search of unridden big mountain lines. Before dropping in, he shows a glimpse of his travels through China.
By Seb Kemp Twenty-five….that’s how many times Sterling Lorence’s photos have graced the cover of Bike magazine. In fact, our latest issue–the Photo Annual–sports yet another one of his images. While that may not sound earth shattering to everyone, many accomplished professional photographers never snag even a single cover of Bike, much less the issue [...]
This week’s winning submission: Blood on the Trails by Steve Grua. Description: Here is my rig after an April 12th head injury. Congratulations to Steve Grua on winning last week’s ‘Proof of Life’ Photo Submission from Teva! The photo of his blood-stained bike just earned him a free pair of Teva Links Mid Shoes. Make [...]
Diamondback Bicycles unveiled its 2013 line of mountain bikes over the weekend with the perfect blend of new product information and actual time on the trails—as well as on a spectacular composition of backyard dirt jumps.
By Vernon Felton For the second year in a row, Remy Absalon piloted his Commencal to victory in one of the most trying races on the planet. Megavalanche has been punishing riders for a decade now. The recipe for pain is straightforward: join a couple hundred racers on a glacier atop Pic Blanc, pin the [...]
By Vernon Felton What level of eye protection is necessary for mountain biking? Chances are you probably never gave the question much thought. The average cyclist is content with the thought that his sunglasses keep glare at bay, fend off the random, errant bumble-bee and, may or may not make them look more like a [...]
By Sal Ruibal Watching the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday made me think about the difference between sport and play. To me, sport is about clearly defined results based on a set of rules with the “winner” being the person who most closely achieved the designated optimum result: higher, faster, stronger. [...]
By Vernon Felton Back in April, Mavic announced that they were greatly expanding their 29er line–a good thing since they had just one wagon wheel in the line up for 2012 (the 1,755 gram C29ssmaxx). For 2013, Mavic will have three new 29er models that span the cost-performance spectrum from chi-chi racer fare (that’d be [...]
By Kevin Rouse Felt Compulsion $2900-$6200 / feltbicycles.com It’s been a big year for Felt. One of the smallest ‘big’ companies, Felt has been rather busy since last year’s introduction of its all-new Edict XC whip, and if the company’s new Compulsion is any indication, its time has been far from wasted. Since the company’s [...]
Many people view Maxxis as that company that rolls out tenacious downhill tires. While there’s no denying the appeal of the company’s well known gravity-oriented meats like the Minion and High Roller, Maxxis has always had an expansive line of cross-country treads. Here’s a quick rundown on the design and philosophy behind Maxxis’ Aspen tire, [...]
This third installment of Fabien Barel’s globetrotting adventure features some jaw-dropping clips with Andreu Lacondeguy–flowy all-mountain stuff, dirt jumps, a giant pit full of foam that you’ll wish was located in your own backyard and more. It’ll probably also remind you of how feeble your own riding skills are… At least it did that for [...]
Source: Tourism Whistler In this day and age the idea of “local” means more than ever. Why buy/ride/support/eat/use products that come from the other side of the world when you can find better stuff right here at home? Chromag bikes opened in 2003, first making bike frames but quickly moving onto other compents like stems, [...]
Source: Steel City Media It’s been a tough few weeks for Steve Peat. Injuries, crashes and punctures have wreaked havoc on a top 10 ranking, during the last 3 World Cup Rounds. Watch Episode 3 this Friday, July 20th to find out the full story….
Source: Royal Racing Royal Racing would like to welcome Jackson Goldstone to the Royal Racing crew. Goldstone will be ‘the face’ of the company’s new youth range. Goldstone lives and breathes mountain biking and hails from Squamish, BC just down the road from Royal’s North American. Goldstone is already gaining great respect for his riding [...]
This week’s winning submission: Chicks dig scars by Jason Boeckmann: Description: after 6 years of ridin’ it hard, my bike finally paid me back with 15 stitches and a manly scar. Congratulations to Jason Boeckmann on winning last week’s ‘Proof of Life’ Photo Submission from Teva! His manly scar and beat-up bike just earned him [...]
By Seb Kemp The internet is young but more powerful than 10,000 Jamaican sprinter thighs. It is omnipresent, all powerful, and awesome. And it is f-ing ridiculous, inane and moronic. This is the first photo that was ever posted to the internet, and guess what, it’s the worst! bit.ly/LMMFTo — VICE Canada (@vicecanada) July 10, [...]