Rachel Olzer is a cross-country racer, Specialized ambassador and co-founder of @pedal2thepeople. I’m giddy as I slowly pull into the parking lot of the bike shop. It’s my first group ride since making the long drive from my former home in Tucson, Arizona, to my new home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was born and raised Read More
The Trailblazer is exactly what we needed to see from Sweet Protection. The Trailblazer puts the brand's high-tech shell technology into a mid-priced helmet.
A question we’ve been asking for the past three months is finally getting answered. “Will bike parks open this year?” After we’ve seen openings at parks like Snow Summit in southern California, Highland in New Hampshire, and of course, Whistler (scheduled for June 29), today, Mammoth Mountain has joined the slow march back to normal. Read More
The coil-sprung Shred Series bikes from YT include a high-end aluminum Capra 29 and an enduro-ready Decoy e-mountain bike.
In this episode of Live To Ride we take a look at how British Madison Saracen downhill racer Matt Walker has taken the lockdown as an opportunity to double down on his training, investing in some Rocky Balboa style gym equipment and riding some of Shropshires finest trails. Since being a young boy, Matt has Read More
It’s the little things, you know? Especially when we’re talking about “Palmer’s Peeves.” In this installment, Ryan Palmer takes aim at a few small grievances he has with Shimano and SRAM. In each case, the components themselves are actually marvelous feats of engineering. They represent the quest for perfection that drives the mountain bike industry. Read More
Max McCulloch rips up and down on his XC bike in “50% Up | Self Shot V1”. “Growing up, the main trail network I rode was one of those places that really punished you on the climbs. If you didn’t have a certain level of fitness and technical climbing ability, it was pretty hard to Read More
High energy descent featuring Brandon Semenuk and the vast peaks of New Zealand in Elude, created by Semenuk and Benoit Lalande. In a break from production with Revel Co., Semenuk (as usual) gets all kinds of stylish on his downhill and slope bikes in the Southern Hemisphere. Elude Directors: Benoit Lalande & Brandon Semenuk DP/Editor: Read More
At the risk of reinforcing a stereotype, we’re going to talk about beer. Turning 25 years old this week, Dogfish Head is brewed in Delaware and can probably be found somewhere on the left end of your grocery store’s beer aisle. The spot you look when you just don’t want to be seen tossing yet Read More
A dropper is supposed to do two things—go up and go down. The OneUp Dropper V2 does both—210 millimeters of both.
The Maxxis Assegai is an uncompromising gravity tire that delivers all of the traction at the cost of a good chunk of rolling speed.
Somewhere in the mountains of Southern California, the new Specialized Epic Evo has been let out to play. Spencer Rathkamp, Anneke Beerten and Curtis Keene get loose on a joyride with the new sorta-race, sorta-trail bike from Specialized As Spencer says, “Words associated with Epic Evo–‘KOM’, ‘fast’, ‘sick’, ‘dope.'” Click play above and watch it Read More
As cross-country bikes evolve, it's no surprise the Specialized Epic Evo is already a step ahead. Adding travel and wheelbase, but removing one infamous Epic component...
Summer vibes from the Italian Dolomites in a video from 2019 when Canadian legends Geoff Gulevich, Richie Schley and Darren Berrecloth teamed up to explore these unique mountains in the heart of the Alps. A great week of riding, exploring and laughing in perfect weather and truly epic views! Thanks to dolomitisuperski.com we had the Read More
Bontrager rocked the helmet safety standards boat with their WaveCel technology last year. Now they've integrated the tech into skate-style youth lid.
A week ago today, Commencal released the 2021 Meta TR 29. Then, this past Thursday, we got news of the Meta HT AM 29. As we relayed the news on social media, both spawned comments asking for news of the Meta AM 29. “Get real, everyone.” I told myself. “That bike came out barely two Read More
The Revel Ranger is a 115-millimeter rear-travel, 120-millimeter front-travel marathon machine with a linkage built around a long-travel pedigree.
It’s Father’s Day weekend, and we’re wondering if Eric Porter might want to adopt us. Porter, who’s long made his living off riding bikes, has already passed along his passion for all-things-two-wheeled to his two boys, Miles and Owen. In this video, Porter enlists his boys to help build a new BMX and MTB Jump Read More
Get Sneaky, Sour Patch and Corona Trail are the names of just a few of Bex’s creations hidden deep in the woods. As soon as lockdown was announced, Bex Baraona, Ibis Cycles EWS racer packed her bags and moved in with friends Martha and Chloe of Gowaan Gals. She’s been busy at work building a Read More
NICA has partnered with Blackburn and Bikepacking Roots to develop a bikepacking curriculum and traveling gear library available to youth athletes.