ENVE DH Handlebar
Dimensions: 800mm (31.5”) x 31.8 | 9° Back Sweep | 23mm Rise
After two full seasons of Enduro and Downhill racing, it’s safe to say that, at least in my case, the ENVE DH handlebars are far tougher than the pilot. After escaping near death through countless high-speed crashes, a fractured L1 vertebra, and rattling dirt road shuttles, I am a bit worse for wear, but these handlebars have far exceeded their expected lifespan.
Fresh from the Kona Productions Crew, How Bikes Make Cities Cool – Portland, is a five-minute mini documentary that explores the thriving bicycle culture resident to one of North America’s most progressive metropolises. Filmed entirely by bike, with support from longtime Kona Portland dealer Sellwood Cycles and resident Team Kona athletes Erik Tonkin and Matthew Slaven, we spent the better part of a week talking to commuters, following kids to school and capturing the friendly vibe and funky nature of a city that embraces self-propelled commuting at the heart of its identity.
It was one of those brilliant and crisp late summer mornings. Bird calls resonated throughout the forest, harmonizing with the hum of bike tires, creating a relaxing background melody.
Craig Evans and Cotic Bikes show you why #26aintdead...
Head over to Cotic.co.uk to check out their full range.
There is a lot of hype surrounding 27.5" wheels and 29" wheels will always have their following, but will this really be the end of 26" wheels? Craig Evans makes one hell of an argument that 26" wheels will never die with this video edit from Steel City Media presented by Cotic Bikes.
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.
Each individual's life story is nothing but a flash of a synapse compared to the timeline of the evolution and shaping of the Earth we traverse our bikes upon.
I stopped at the bottom of Captain Ahab wearing an ear to ear grin and surging with pleasure as loads of adrenalin pumped through my veins. In 30 years of mountain biking, Captain Ahab unquestionably featured some of the best flow and use of natural rock terrain I had ever experienced!
An interview with mountain bike pioneers Steve Potts and Charlie Cunningham
Last Spring, I paid a visit to mountain bike pioneers Steve Potts and Charlie Cunningham. I packed up my rental car — a not-very spacious Toyota Carolla — with two bikes, cameras, notebooks, and all the necessary detritus required for writing adventures, and drove north to Inverness, California.
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.”
(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
sim*ple adj 1: free from dishonesty, vanity, or pretense 2: of humble origin or modest position 3: not complex.
Sometimes you just get caught up in the complexities and happenings of life.
This is How It's Done Foks. Every year, in a remote location deep in the New Mexican desert, dozens of riders, coaches, and special guests return to Durango Devo's Top Secret Training Camp. They come to train, to build, to teach -- to shred.
Rocky Mountain Endurance Series kicks off in Castle Rock
First Timers Hitting the Whiskey Offroad Next Weekend - A Few Tips for You:
If you’ve never raced the Whiskey Off-Road, and even if you’ve done it every year since its inception, getting acquainted (and re-acquainted) with the ins and outs of the race certainly won’t hurt your cause.
Great stoke on the Old Pueblo by Steve Lummer
1000 Miles across the Alaskan Wild via Bike
Part 2 of An up-close look in to Mike Curiak's Amazing winter bikepacking Trek across Alaska.
1000 Miles across the Alaskan Wild via Bike
An up-close look in to Mike Curiak's Amazing winter bikepacking Trek across Alaska.
Bike parks...feet dangling, the gentle swaying of the lift as it carries you upward. There is just something about being sky high, surveying the runs below from a bird's eye view that gives my heart a little extra flutter. It's almost as if my senses are heightened with anticipation, just knowing the moment I hop off the lift, it's time to shred.
An inspiring look into the mental and physical preparation and effort that lead to Jay Petervary's successful bid at breaking the Tour Divide Record.
A Big Step for the Sedona Mountain Bike Community
The Hangover trail has quickly become a very popular trail for Sedona residents and tourists alike, a lung busting climb, technical granny gear traverses, and amazing scenery make it a must ride for those riders looking to challenge their perception of where a mountain bike trail can be built.
Durango, Colo.—Every sport has its legends, the faces and personalities that capture our hearts and minds. We track a star's rise to success, an underdog pulling through against the odds, the talented hero's unstoppable dominance.
When Georgia Gould received her bronze medal at the Olympics this summer, she took it off, ready to put it in her bag like any other medal. Then, she stopped. “When you get on the podium at a lot of different races, you get a medal,” said Gould. “Oh, I have this little medal, and I take it off, and I put it in my bag. It wasn’t until after the podium ceremony and I realized, like, that was the Olympic medal.”
From a Backyard Bus to Bustling Business Rare Colnago La Carrera Futura Master Pista Frame 54cm. Only 33 ever made for Colnago by world-famous graffiti artist Futura 2000.
Serfas athlete Sam Pensler killing it out on the trails. The 19-year-old from Chevy Chase, Maryland, had a tremendous year in 2012 with a Top 20 finish in August at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity Nationals.
The West Elk Bicycle Classic is an unsanctioned local race and fun ride to raise funds for the Western State Colorado University Cycling Team.
Pulling the RV in late on a moonless night, it wasn't until morning that we took in the gargantuan masses of striated dirt and rock, compressed and shaped by eons of time, looming against the horizon.
With the IMBA World Summit heading to the Land of Enchantment in October, here’s your chance to gain some priceless local knowledge.
Words and Images by Bob Ward
The four corners region is made up of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. You may have heard of the actual four corners where you can lie down and put your hands and feet in four different states at the same time. In the realm of mountain biking, New Mexico is usually the redheaded stepchild to the other three states.
When it comes to mountain bike wheel size it is difficult to see the big picture and how it all fits together. The world has been using 26″ wheels for so long that the adoption of 29? took much longer than expected; and there are still nay-sayers on any alternative to 26″.
(CARBONDALE, Colo.) — If you arrive at the Bacon Station of the Carbondale, Colo., ninth annual Porcupine Loop Bike Race—where volunteer marshals hand out mandatory bacon and donuts—and ask what your time and position are, you might be at the wrong race.
The decision rested on my shoulders. Only five women—all amateur—had signed up to race the new Master of the Mass enduro-style event in Snowmass Village, Colo., and race director Dave Elkan invited us to run the pro NORBA downhill course instead of the amateur women’s course they lined out a little further down the mountain.
Sun Valley, Idaho — Zoe Dunn’s long blonde ponytail flows from under her helmet and over her right shoulder. She is still wearing her blue, black and white kit (Team Giant-Martial Arts of Tucson) as she stands on the race course sidelines of the USA Cycling Cross Country National Championships at the base of Bald Mountain. As racers pass, she shakes a cow bell and chimes out encouraging words, but her ice-green eyes are focused uphill on riders yet to come. Her crunched brow and parted lips indicate she might be a little concerned; she hasn’t seen her little sister, racer 324, make a lap yet.
Local nutrition bar maker plans expansion with community support.
Fort Collins, Colo. - Many of us work day jobs to pay the bills while cultivating our own big ideas - but rarely do we act on them. For Charly Clifford, Fort Collins long time resident, barista and entrepreneur, action has come in small steps.
Advancing the science of motion performance.
(June 20, 2012) DENVER, Colo.—Just over 100 years ago Charles Gates Sr. purchased the Colorado Tire and Leather Company in Denver, Colorado, and over time the Gates Rubber Company grew to become a leader for producing tires, belts and hoses that have powered cars and industries across the world.
Srams XX1 sets to up the standard for a simplified drivetrain.
Designed as a compliment to the increasingly popular enduro/all-mountain segment, Srams new 1x11 drivetrain pairs with their newly released Type 2 clutch derailleur system to create a simple yet effective drivetrain for technical trail abuse.
Flagstaffs blossoming cycling community offers up all types of trails for cycling enthusiasts.
Flagstaff, Arizona is a great vacation spot for cyclists with its lush pine forests and rock filled trails, mountain biker and road bikers alike will enjoy the diversity of terrain and low key lifestyle Flagstaff has to offer.
Unique and custom hand built bikes that put the craft in craftsmanship.
(April 4, 2012) FORT COLLINS, Colo. - "What if we were to just practice our craft?, If instead of building more bikes we build the same amount of bikes, each one better and better."
Eszter Takes a Trip: SSWC 2011
By: Eszter Horanyi
I have very few regrets in my life. I've always taken a life approach of 'You regret the things you don't do more than the things you do' and thus, have found myself in many situations where I wonder what I was thinking when I hatched a certain plan. But, I always emerge with a good story and with the clarity of 20/20 hindsight, am generally glad I partook in various activities and events. In 2009, Single Speed World Championships were held in Durango, CO, a 6 hour drive from my home. I didn't attend. After a summer of traveling and racing bikes, I couldn't bring myself to pack up the car and make the drive across the state. I have never kicked myself so hard for missing what sounded like the event of a lifetime.
It’s gotta be the Ibis Riply 29er
By Steve Domahidy
(September 8, 2011) FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Ger. - As a Eurobike review, you would have to be expecting a lengthy piece on all things new and sparkly at Eurobike. On almost every single bike forum and chatter site, you’ll find editors expounding on the 2012 product of the second accompanied by ‘show’ pictures with said product being upstaged by the gawking crowds in the background.
Helmet cams are all the rage, giving viewers a first hand look at cool trails and locations around the globe.
Cateye has taken this technology one step further, adding a GPS system to its new Inou camera. This technology allows users to map rides and embed video and still shots into particular segments. Sharing your adventure has never been easier. Bill Peck gives us a quick look at the Inou and the interactive website designed for the camera.
Mike Herlinger, Owner and Designer of Club Ride Apparel gives Mountain Flyer Magazine a look at some of the companies 2011 clothing line. For more info check them out at www.clubrideapparel.com
Scott Launches New 26-inch and 29-inch Sparks in Idaho Style
by Berne Broudy
(July 11, 2011) Sun Valley Idaho is abuzz. Rolling into town a neon sign flashes: “Welcome Mountain Bikers…Ride Sun Valley…Get Stoked.” It’s a few days before Mountain Bike Nationals here in the heart of Idaho, also home to Scott Bicycles.