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).
SRAM recently announced that the bulk of its 10-speed shifter line (X0, X9 and X7) will now be outfitted with the same internals as the premier XX shifters. The company is also bringing its rear derailleur clutch mechanism down to the X7 ($89) price point.
Call it a hardtail if you must, but truly this is just a very capable, all-terrain, all-mountain, all-seasons, all-weather, all of the above, all-purpose, all-around, all-aboard, all-inclusive, all-hell-breaks- loose, all-star, all manner of brilliance, bicycle.
I managed to get in a lot of riding all over this greasy planet without being able to loft a wheel and knock out a few pedal strokes. I could get it up enough to get over rocks and log-piles but never recovered the grace to see that angled front wheel spinning slowly in front of my face for one-two-three pedal strokes. Until last weekend. After some 50 years, I got my wheelie mojo back.
After a shoulder dislocation put Andi out of commission for a few weeks, the Giant Bicycles' pro trained hard to regain his top form. Once he was back on the bike, he teamed up with filmmaker Mario Feil to produce FRAMED II, a sequel to 2010's popular film, FRAMED.
Go have adventures! Carpe diem doesn’t always have to be about quitting your job and riding off into the sunset of your next adventure, unless you can (and if you can, go now!). Sometimes it’s about knowing what that adventure is and how you are going to make it happen.
Rocky Mountain’s riders are a diverse bunch--a fact the company takes pride in. With the Fourtitude video above, Rocky is setting out to show that its new Altitude bike line is equally diverse: to wit, four very different riders push the limits on one bike--Rocky Mountain's Altitude 790 MSL.
While rocking a particular pair of shoes isn't going to turn you into superman overnight, Five Ten is famous for its tenacious grip for a very good reason. When it comes to traction, Five Ten's Stealth Rubber compound is hard to beat. The new Freerider VXi shoe is lighter and narrower than Five Tens of the past and features a new sole design. Look for a review in the near future.
It’s funny, the collective mountain bike community has been pretty pumped on the inception of the Enduro World Series (or "EWS"), myself included. On one hand, at the inaugural round, there was certainly a lot of excitement. On the other, the EWS is a series comprised of events that have been running for quite some time.
Rocky Mountain's new Altitude 750 is a capable trail bike that can be fine-tuned like no other model on the market.
We've seen the racing, we've seen the action, but what happens away from the track? What makes a World Cup winner? Mike Parenteau documents the elements that came together on the day of July 29, 2012, a day that will live long in the memory of Brook MacDonald.
Ostensibly a promotional video for Avid brakes, this is simply a pretty cool video about Curtis Keene, the impact bikes have had on his life and, if you are not particularly into the transformative powers of the knobby tire, you can just geek out to some rad footage of Keene roosting around the red rock of Sedona. Good stuff.
Troy Lee Designs recently debuted their 2013 Summer/Fall Bike Collection. The full apparel line spans the spectrum from DH to cross-country and were designed with feedback from a who's who of the world's premier riders.
By Vernon Felton There’s no way to keep a secret bike secret when it’s being raced under the spotlight of world attention. Thus, once Tracy Moseley showed up on a 29er Remedy for her practice runs at the Enduro World Series in Punta Ala, the internet was quickly abuzz with images of the wagon-wheeler enduro [...]