About the Mag
Bike documents riding and its culture with more depth than any other publication. Featuring the work of mountain biking’s most accomplished writers and photographers, every issue is an illumination of the trends, personalities, destinations and gear that influence and inspire the singletrack lifestyle.
In This Issue
THE BIG EMPTY
With the day’s high temperature hovering around 0 degrees Fahrenheit, three riders set out on a self-supported crossing of a remote Arctic island.
HIGH COUNTRY HUSTLE
The growing popularity of high-alpine riding in one pristine British Columbia valley has locals struggling to strike a balance between use and preservation.
With consumer-direct sales on the rise and Shimano undercutting its own dealers, no one knows what the future holds for local bike shops. But Chris Kelly, owner of Topanga Creek Outpost, isn’t especially worried. Back in 2008, he bought a cottage in Topanga, California, and has created a unique spot dedicated to goods that shoppers won’t find elsewhere, including leatherwork by Kelly himself. The shop and its staff-which as Kelly said “doubled down on being ourselves”-has built a dedicated following with its midweek UnPredict Your Wednesday adventures.
Our testers sample a wide-ranging selection of flat pedals.