Follow SRAM enduro racers Jerome Clementz, Nicolas Vouilloz, Rene Wildhaber, Curtis Keene, Anka Martin and many more as they take on rounds 2 and 3 of the 2013 Enduro World Series in Val d'Allos and Les Deux Alpes, France. With enduro quickly becoming one of the most progressive and interesting forms of mountain biking, enduro riders have become an essential part in the development of a new generation of components, which combine light weight, durability and flawless performance during long and hard races. SRAM XX1 is the prime example of this new breed of components, after dominating the 2013 season with 6 wins out of 7 races with Fabien Barel, Nicolas Vouilloz and Jerome Clementz.
With full-force World Cup racing in its blood, the Raven 4.0 from Focus is a forward thinking, stealth machine. Built around the same race ready carbon frame featured on the top-of-the-line Raven 1.0, the 4.0 brings top performance to an affordable price point.
Lightweight, Easily Swappable Lens design, the Smith Pivlock offers up great protection and style.
Smith Optics has been designing all types of action sports eye protection since 1965 when they Bob Smith created their first ski goggles to fill a significant void in a growing market.
In the world of high-end mountain bike racing shoes, prices in the $300-$400 range, carbon fiber soles and weights in the mid-300 gram range per shoe are common. While many sport some seriously bright colors, a better judge of value is the fit. Lake’s top-of-the-line MX331 mountain bike racing shoe features Thermaformable carbon fiber in the heel and along the arch that allows you to mold the shoes to the back half of your feet.
When I was bike racing a lot around Chicago in the early 1990s, Pedro’s products were everywhere. Pedro's was cool because they used things like citrus for degreasers, made tire levers from recycled milk cartons and everything was instantly recognizable because of Pedro’s trademark yellow color. Pedro’s is still running strong.
Joe Breeze talks the new 150 mm travel Repack trail rig and reminisces about the Repack downhill races of the 70s
I’ll have to admit, I have been biased on the fat bike trend. I like bikes. Period. But I considered fat bikes to be the anti-shred: fun hater bikes. I pictured slow pedaling on flat snowy roads without a soul.... I’ll go skiing, thanks. But man, REEBdonkadonk slamdunkadunk
There I was, balancing a big frying pan on top of a tall Jetboil stove, while burning beans on another one, trying to cook for a group in basecamp. "This just isn't the way to do it," I thought. Don't get me wrong, I love little light stoves, but not for basecamp on a mountain biking trip when I need to rustle up grub for the whole group. I needed a stove that let me stand up, see the view and cook like a man. I called Camp Chef at the end of the day and the mailman soon delivered a Camp Chef Pro 60 Double Burner stove, grill box and griddle. Stylin'.
Liteville's new Mark 3 version of the 601 frame at the 2013 Interbike Outdoor Dirt Demo.
In conjunction with the USA Pro Challenge, which kicked off in Aspen, Colo., this week, POC introduced a full line of brightly adorned road gear intended not only to minimize the impacts of road bike accidents but to also prevent incidents by making cyclists “more visible across all spectrums.”
Santa Cruz’s new dream bike is living up to the hype. Sweeping the 27.5-inch market (and the whole trail bike market) by storm, the Bronson is worth every last penny from your shattered piggy bank.
Celebrated for its oh-yeah! ride qualities, the touch of Roxy Lo’s curvaceous design work, and the different travel and geometry configurations, the Ibis Mojo HD has been called the ideal privateer’s trail or enduro bike. Do-it-yourselfers, inspired by early adapters on mountain bike forums, have long been altering the original HD to house 650b wheels.
With its 2014 MTB lineup, Felt Bicycles moves away from its 26-inch bikes in favor of 29ers. This includes a complete redesign of its trail-oriented rig, the Virtue. This week, from its headquarters in Irvine, Calif., Felt introduced the Virtue Nine series that will be available beginning in the fall (aluminum versions) and winter 2013/2014 (carbon versions).