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).
By Vernon Felton Once a year we BIKE editors ditch the cubicles at the mothership and head out for a week of riding the latest bikes and products on some of the best trails in the country. We call the event “BIKE Week” and those days spent on the trail are often our first opportunity [...]
Earlier this week in Chatel, France, a select group of journalists gathered for the official launch of Scott Bikes new Gambler. This new downhill race bike was born in Alps on the same trails where we would get an opportunity to ride it for the first time.
Congratulations to last week’s winner, Butch Green. Check out his entry HERE: . Teva will be giving out a free pair of their Links Mid Shoes for the best submission each week, and the grand prize winner will receive an autographed Jeff Lenosky frameset and Teva prize pack. This week team rider Paul Basagoitia will [...]
By Sal Ruibal People ask me why I ride my bike. I should say that it is a healthy lifestyle and I’m out there with nature and all, but the principal reason is that I like to eat food and drink beer. The more I ride, the more I can eat and drink. I’ve never [...]
Source: Fox Racing When Josh Bryceland was over here from across the pond after Sea Otter, we shot two edits and the catalog. Here is one of the edits that was shot on a sunny Southern California day near Arrowhead Lake .
By: Ryan LaBar Photos: Scott Sports/Ian Hylands Scott recently had a group of bike journalists come to Sun Valley, Idaho, to cover and ride its redesigned Genius line, which now comes in two wheel sizes: 650b (27-inch) and 29-inch. I got to spend a few days riding each bike on some of Sun Valley’s finest [...]
In case you hadn't heard, the 2012 edition of Bike's Photo Annual is in bike shops, on newsstands and available for download. We caught up with Margus Riga, Dan Barham and Sterling Lorence to find out what they think when one of their photos is printed in Bike
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By Vernon Felton Didn’t make it to the latest press launch to ride the latest Cannondale bikes? Well, neither did 99.9 percent of the world. The video below, however, gives you a first-hand glimpse of the bikes that were on display. No suprise, the the Jekyll and Claymore both make appearances, but so does Cannondale’s [...]
Adam Craig defended his U.S. National Super D title yet again in Sun Valley, Idaho. This year he piloted a prototype Giant Trance X 29er to victory. Bike magazine caught up with Craig after the race to talk about his new ride. That said, Giant, and hence Craig, is staying pretty quiet about the Trance [...]
By Vernon Felton Some days just don’t play out the way you plan them. Take today for instance…. Today, I was going to slap Magura’s new 29er fork onto my bike, give it a test run on a solid four-hour ride and call it all good before heading out for a week of riding in [...]
As many predicted, the weather in Chatel, France, was the deciding factor at the 6th edition of Mountain Style. The organizers of the contest decided that the rain and high winds overnight made the course too dangerous for riders to attempt a final run on Sunday. Brandon Semenuk’s top qualifying run from Saturday would earn [...]
Words by Harlan Price The BC Bike Race closed at a party on the finishing line at Whistler’s Olympic Plaza lawn with the sunshine reflecting off the remaining summer snow of the surrounding mountain peaks. As riders crossed the line, getting hugs and medals, their tears mixed with the sweat and dust caked on their [...]
By Ryan LaBar For its 10th birthday, the Scott Genius received not only a complete frame and suspension redesign, but also a complete wheel-size change. Scott will now offer the Genius in 650b (27.5-inch) and 29-inch wheel sizes–only the Genius LT will have 26-inch wheels. Aside from the original concept of the Genius–having two bikes [...]
The 2012 BC Bike Race launched its final salvo today in the mountain tourist village of Whistler, with a battle-weary field of riders hanging on to finish the final stage—a fast-paced, 26-kilometer rip around the Whistler Bike Park and adjoining Lost Lake trails.
Words by Harlan Price Yesterday riders of the BC Bike Race awoke to the sun peaking over the ‘Chief’, a solid dome of granite, standing a reassuring 417 meters above the tents of base-camp. Nestled by the protective ‘Chief’ and Garibaldi Peak, the atmosphere of the traveling pageant that is the BC Bike Race obtained [...]
Qualifying for the 6th edition of Chatel Mountain Style took place Saturday, July 7th in Chatel, France, and despite clear skies and sunshine, weather played a major role in how many of the competitors approached the course in their qualifying runs. Unpredictable gusty winds forced top riders to opt out of the biggest drop-in at [...]
The long-persevering riders in this year’s BC Bike Race got their reward on Friday for all the brutal climbs, greasy roots and rainy weather they endured throughout the week—and that reward was a magical place called Squamish.
By Kevin Rouse As Sal Ruibal pointed out in his Dirty Words column yesterday, The Tour de France is, at its heart, basically a mountain bike race. Well, I tend to agree, so before you begin to resent how much more attention mountain biking’s older sibling gets, take a minute to see how the Tour [...]
Words by Harlan Price With hump-day out of the way, riders got to touch their tires to classic Sunshine Coast singletrack on the 40km course from Sechelt to the BC Ferry terminal of Langdale. With over 1400 meters of climbing, earning those turns was no easy task but the rewards included the one-of-a-kind 7km singletrack [...]