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Hand In Glove

Bike Mag - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 01:03
Editor-at-large Mike Ferrentino takes a hard look at politics, pandemics and the privileges we enjoy as riders.

Fresh Produce: Outbraker Brake Power Booster

Bike Mag - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 17:01
The Outbraker BPB isn't exactly a Brake Power Booster as it is a Brake Preference Booster. It allows you to adjust your Shimano lever's free stroke. I guess the acronym still works, though.

BMC Updates the Twostroke XC Hardtail

Bike Mag - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 06:15
The BMC lineup has been shifting towards XC for the past few years. The longest-travel bike in their catalog (without a motor) is the 120-millimeter Speedfox. But the kind of XC they’re shifting towards is not the XC of 10 years ago. They are front and center on the bandwagon that’s pushing more aggressive geometry Read More

First Impressions: All-New Schwalbe Nobby Nic Tire

Bike Mag - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 04:06
Schwalbe has always remained focused, driven, and committed to making high-end tires to meet the demands of this ever-changing sport. The release of an entirely re-engineered family of casings as well as tread pattern updates and offerings is proof of that commitment.

Not Far From Home w/ Iago Garay: Basque Country

Bike Mag - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 02:18
We go North! Two months of lockdown gave us plenty of time to plan for our next adventure. We were eager to jump on our bikes again and ride some trails, and if there is a place that has plenty of trails to ride is the Basque Country! We got in touch with the guys Read More

Video: Fern Surfing with Max McCulloch

Bike Mag - Fri, 07/08/2020 - 01:59
Max McCulloch fern surfing on Vancouver Islands; in a video he both shot and stars in. Hub sounds courtesy of Nobl TR38s on I9 Hydra Hubs. Locations: Lower Vancouver Island Riding and Video: Max McCulloch Made possible by: Nobl Wheels Watch Max’s previous self-shot wonder HERE.

Giant Introduces the Trance X 29

Bike Mag - Thu, 06/08/2020 - 02:00
Giant rebooted the Trance 29 a couple years ago into a short-travel shredder. But some of us wanted a bike with a little more umph. Well, umph we got with the Trance X 29.

A Unique New Tubeless Insert from Tannus

Bike Mag - Thu, 06/08/2020 - 01:39
The concept behind the foam tubeless insert is face-palmingly simple. Any of the products out there will successfully do its job of softening bottom-out force and offering some degree of protection to the tire and rim. But while solving one problem, tire inserts cause several others. They’re heavy and hard to install. And if they’re Read More

Grounded: A Trailbuilding Story

Bike Mag - Thu, 06/08/2020 - 01:30
Trails are as old as humanity, but mountain bikes bring to them a unique marriage of ancient rhythm and modern art. Both humbling and empowering, to build a trail is to fall into the order of the natural world, and enjoy the ultimate form of two-wheeled creative self-expression. The land shapes us as much as Read More

Product Spotlight: Garmin Edge 1030 Plus

Bike Mag - Wed, 05/08/2020 - 17:01
This article was produced in partnership with Garmin. Whether you’re training for your next big adventure or in the midst of it, Garmin’s new Edge 1030 Plus is the ultimate companion. And while the connected features of Garmin’s biggest, baddest bike computer allow us to monitor our off-trail lives at a glance via messaging and Read More

Liv Cycling Launches Intrigue 29

Bike Mag - Wed, 05/08/2020 - 15:02
While 29ers have proliferated to the point of seemingly threatening extinction to smaller wheel sizes, Liv Cycling has mostly waited and watched the category’s rise. In fact, the women’s-brand just released its first-ever 29er last year, the Pique XC bike. But Liv furthered its commitment to big wheels this week with the release of its Read More

Vorsprung Introduces the Secus

Bike Mag - Wed, 05/08/2020 - 05:05
Vorsprung is known for getting under the hood and tinkering with air springs. But the Secus is too big to go under the hood, so it's like an engine that's so big it blocks the windshield. Except the Secus isn't just for show. It's for go.

From The Ash || Nico Vink

Bike Mag - Wed, 05/08/2020 - 02:36
From The Ash is a visual metaphor for pushing forward as the world seemingly crumbles around you. In May of 2018 the Ute Park wildfire burnt 36,740 acres; a large swath of it was on the Philmont Scout Ranch. Directed by Ryan Gibb, From The Ash is Gibb’s first foray back into feature mountain bike Read More

Solace – Braydon Bringhurst One-Ups Himself Again

Bike Mag - Wed, 05/08/2020 - 02:02
“I am so fortunate to have my bicycle to get out and ride,” says Braydon Bringhurst, “For my soul.” With Solace, Bringhurst wanted to create inspiration for others—to get out and trail ride—and showcase the beautiful world that mountain biking can take you.  Recognizing current issues, Bringhurst acknowledges the unique opportunity to enjoy MTB—at this Read More

Tested: Kona Honzo ESD | $2,700

Bike Mag - Wed, 05/08/2020 - 02:01
The new Kona Honzo ESD is Extra Slack, Dude.

Fresh Produce: Granite Design Pita Pedal Covers

Bike Mag - Tue, 04/08/2020 - 17:01
We're already used to using small pieces of cloth to protect our neighbors. It shouldn't be too hard to do the same for our neighbors' bikes. The Pita Pedal Covers are here to do just that.

Yeti ARC Hardtail Gets More Models & Wide Release

Bike Mag - Tue, 04/08/2020 - 16:01
If you didn't get one of the 100 limited=edition Yeti ARC 35th-anniversary edition, you'll be fine. Now, Yeti's bringing the historic hardtail to five more price points in two different frame materials,

First Impressions: Smith Mainline Enduro Helmet

Bike Mag - Mon, 03/08/2020 - 23:38
More than just a pretty full-face, the Smith Mainline packs DH-certification and a DH look into a light, breezy enduro helmet.

CBD & Sports: Should It Be Put in Play?

Bike Mag - Mon, 03/08/2020 - 18:12
People from all walks of life who use CBD report its success in handling both the physical and mental strain that is part of their everyday lives. But what does this say for athletes who may be subject to drug testing? As the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) strictly prohibits the use of marijuana due to Read More

Catching Air Part 1: Approach / Take Off

Bike Mag - Sun, 02/08/2020 - 05:20
Cam helps you set up your jumping for success by teaching the most important elements: mechanics, speed and approach. In this tutorial, he shows you step by step to learn jumping properly and establish great habits. Cam also shows you how to do the due diligence to be comfortable jumping and also shows you a Read More


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