Neil Berrett talks about the zippers on cycling clothes like a car enthusiast talks about a Maserati. “A zipper is a precision part,” he says. “Cheap Chinese zippers are OK but they’re not going to be like a really nice, locking YKK zipper that’s made in Japan. Zippers are really a precision manufacturing part. And there are only two or three companies that make zippers that are worth a damn.”
Images by Corie Spruill
(July 4, 2013) BRECKENRIDGE, Colo— With every year and the celebration of our countries independence, so comes the Firecracker 50. The folks over at Mav Sports put on great events, and this one is no different. Brought to you by the Wellington Neighborhood, The Firecracker 50 sends racers out on some of the most classic trails that Breckenridge has to offer.
Chainless World Championships, Fat Tire 40, Bridges of the Butte, Big Mountain Enduro
By American standards, the Inca Avalanche is a bit of a cluster. Initially a stop on the Mega Avalanche circuit back in 2009, it's now run by a local ex-pat who has a style that's about as loose as it gets, which definitely reflects on the entirety of the event.
Kenny Smith does things on a mountain bike that no one else does. He finds possibilities in places where no one else even looks. Bigger, steeper, faster—that’s his style.
27.5 inch wheels, 125mm of travel, 68 deg head angle. Santa Cruz got it right.
Enduro-fluenza... Got the bug? The guys at X-Fusion Shox caught it... What better way to find a cure than attending the Enduro World Series opener and let it all soak in.
A Photo Journal by Matt Burt