I’m ripping my favorite afternoon singletrack loop in the Colorado high country—Doctor Park in Crested Butte, a true mountain bike trail. The climb seems to have flown by as I top out and begin the flowy yet technical descent.
There are trails that bring out the truth in a bike, and bikes that bring out the truth in a trail. Pivot designed the Mach 5.7 to achieve the latter and, trust me when I say, it’s a hell of a lot more fun that way.
Looking for Some Fresh Singletrack in Colorado? This Book will Help!
If you’re like me and enjoy riding new trails in new places, it is necessary to do a good amount of research before setting out on the open road in search of singletrack.
Excellent Traction and Durability but are they Worth the Premium Price?
Schwalbe has quickly gained a reputation as a high-end tire manufacturer that creates highly functional bicycle tires. Although they also sport a high-end price tag, Schwalbe has shown time and again just how great its tires are.
Do your Riding Jerseys and Shorts Wearout before they should? Maybe your Washing them in the Wrong Detergent.
With as much money as we have invested in riding gear, it is important to get the most out of each $200 pair of shorts. Nikwax Basewash is the perfect solution, designed to safely clean and deodorize this cleaner also claims to improve a garments wicking properties and accelerates drying. Harsh chemicals in traditional detergents can wear out sensitive athletic clothing after repeated washing
Preparing for an Off-Road Journey across Colorado
Preparing for the Colorado Trail Race is all about light and efficient but preparing for the worst is always in the back of your mind. Check out Mountain Flyer Tech Editor, Jordan Carr's setup for the Ultra endurance event.
Simplifying suspension with Fox's New 2013 CTD System
Climb, Trail, Descend are the key words to a good ride right? Well, add those words to your suspension adjustments and riding that highly complicated full suspension bike is suddenly much easier. But how does it stack up?
Ride Stoke from Marin - Makes us want to go ride SF
SRAM reveals details of New 1x11 Drivetrain
SRAM was adamant to point out that XX1 is not designed to replace current 10-speed drivetrains. 2x10 mountain bike systems are still relatively new and continue to offer huge benefits for many riders. Instead, XX1 is aimed at riders looking to simplify their drivetrain.
Putting "Victory Graded, Gutter-Inspired" to the test
Based in Boulder, Panache calls their clothing “racer-bred, victory graded, gutter-inspired.” Don Powell, who founded the company, raced professionally in Belgium during the early 1990’s. Think rain, crosswinds, and kermesses. After stints at Salomon and Pearl Izumi, Powell set out to start his own clothing company in 2008, and Panache is the result.
Swiss-based Motorex Maintenance Products put to the Test
Most cyclist would agree that a properly tuned and well-lubed bike amplifies the overall riding experience. Another group of riders, myself included, believes that a clean and shiny bike is just plain faster. Motorex Oil of Switzerland understands this “obsession” and their products are designed to create a clean, lubed, and finely tuned bicycle.
MSRP: $1,675 (Frame Only), $5,275 (As tested)
by Jordan Carr
Building custom bicycles is an artistic passion few can actually call their day job. After nine years in the profession, Santa Cruz, Calif.-based John Caletti knows just how fortunate he is.
Weight: 25.66 lbs.
by Trina Ortega
I’ve gotten my fair share of the stink eye from female riders, who can be very competitive even if they’re not racing. It’s just the nature of hardcore mountain bike chicks.
Cooking up the Perfect Enduro Bike
by Jordan Carr
Long, fast ’n’ rowdy descents, steep and technical, tip-of-the-saddle climbs, and all varieties of intimidating technical terrain—the kind of stuff that could reduce a XC bike into splintered pieces of carbon—this is what trail bikes are made for.