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Tested: POC VPD System Lite Knee | $130

Bike Mag - Fri, 19/06/2020 - 17:31
POC’s VPD System Lite pads offer superb ventilation and comfort for hot trail rides, but are beefy enough to shrug off enduro hits.

Rocky Mountain Voluntary Recall: Alloy 2018, 2019, 2020 Instinct, Instinct BC & Pipelines

Bike Mag - Fri, 19/06/2020 - 07:40
Saint-George-de-Beauce, QC, June 18, 2020 – Because the safety of our riders is our top priority, we have decided to initiate a voluntary safety recall of specific alloy only Instinct, Instinct BC and Pipeline bikes of 2018, 2019 and 2020 model years. Carbon models are not affected. A few incidents in the field along with Read More

Locked In Hellsend – Part 3 – Little Bit of Everything

Bike Mag - Fri, 19/06/2020 - 04:48
In Part 3 of #LockedInHellsend we start the morning with Bianca’s Bootcamp, ride some of the trails Hellsend Dirt Compound has to offer, session the big line and finally test Ike’s dream track ‘Techno’. Created by Sandell Films Part 1 – DH and Pitbikes Part 2 – Dirt Jumps

Commencal Updates the Meta HT AM… A Little

Bike Mag - Fri, 19/06/2020 - 02:00
Just a few days after we learned of sweeping updates to the Meta TR 29, our inboxes lit up with another piece of news. The Commencal Meta HT AM, Commencal’s aggressive hardtail, was getting a refresh. Scrolling down to the geometry chart, I went straight to the most exciting numbers. Reach, head angle and seat Read More

Through the Trees – Emil Johansson

Bike Mag - Fri, 19/06/2020 - 01:57
We know Emil Johansson as a slopestyle phenom; a young Swede who blasted to a FMB World Tour title, was knocked down by mysterious illness, then rose to the top again. More recently, we saw him try his luck at Red Bull Rampage this past fall, where he overcame expectations as the rookie dirt jumper, Read More

First Impressions: Bontrager Line Elite 30 Wheels

Bike Mag - Fri, 19/06/2020 - 00:00
Bontrager wheels have been good, but they just got better with the release of a newly updated Line series of wheels, including the Line Elite 30 and Line Pro 30, which according to Bontrager, are the strongest wheels they’ve ever made.

Video: At Home with Connor Fearon

Bike Mag - Thu, 18/06/2020 - 21:00
Spend a few days at home with Connor Fearon in Adelaide, Australia. Just because the world has been locked down during Covid-19 doesn’t mean the prep work for race season goes on hold. With the hopes of a 2020 race season still simmering in the distance, Connor Fearon has been busy riding, training, and riding Read More

Fresh Produce: Oury V2 Single-clamp

Bike Mag - Thu, 18/06/2020 - 17:01
Back in the day, in a time when big bikes were big and there wasn’t such a thing as enduro, any bike that had over 150 millimeters of travel was likely to be sporting either a set of ODI Rogue or Lizard Skins Oury grips. The Oury was a big, chunky piece of rubber that Read More

Video: The New 5010 X 50to01

Bike Mag - Thu, 18/06/2020 - 02:33
5010 X 50to01 The 50to01 crew gets creative aboard the new Santa Cruz 5010 during an unusually dry spring in the UK. Is it a coincidence that the name of Santa Cruz’s play bike so closely relates to the name of the most playful crew around? We’re not so sure. From 50to01: “Chilled springy vibes Read More

Rider Profile: Handy MacAskill

Bike Mag - Wed, 17/06/2020 - 17:01
Santa Cruz connected us with the reclusive talent behind the 5010 launch video, Handy MacAskill, and we asked him a few questions.

Fresh Produce: Abbey Tools Shop Hammer

Bike Mag - Wed, 17/06/2020 - 17:01
The Abbey Tools Shop Hammer is an heirloom tool that comes with a story already installed. And it will only gather more the longer you have it.

Accomplice – The Official Trailer for TGR’s New Feature Film

Bike Mag - Wed, 17/06/2020 - 03:00
Finally, the Accomplice official trailer from Teton Gravity Research. Dig in, and get hyped. “It’s a moment time-stamped in our brains. Maybe it was a birthday gift. Or perhaps you saved paycheck after paycheck to finally purchase one. However you met your first bicycle, it was the pedal strokes that came afterward that hooked you Read More

Private DH Tracks on the Oregon Coast w/ Kyle Jameson and Damon Iwanaga

Bike Mag - Wed, 17/06/2020 - 02:09
Before everything was turned upside down and our lives went into lockdown, Kyle Jameson, Damon Iwanaga, and Christian Rigal made a break for the loamy forests of the Oregon coast. They spent a weekend cutting trail on private DH tracks, riding, shooting, and laughing way too much. Even though things are not back to normal Read More

First Impressions: 2021 Juliana Furtado

Bike Mag - Tue, 16/06/2020 - 17:01
Juliana Bicycles' best-selling Furtado mid-travel, do-it-all trail bike is back with new geometry, new shock placement, and as much fun as it's ever been.

Santa Cruz Introduces the 2021 5010

Bike Mag - Tue, 16/06/2020 - 17:01
The 4th-generation Santa Cruz 5010 refuses to grow up. Fancy linkage, more front travel and new geo won't keep it from playing in the sandbox.

Hayes Introduces All New XC Line

Bike Mag - Tue, 16/06/2020 - 16:19
Not every day is race day. Hayes' new line of components is meant for the rider between the tape, and the ones outside of it as well.

Commencal Introduces 2021 Meta TR 29

Bike Mag - Tue, 16/06/2020 - 02:00
Have you ever seen a trailer for a movie and, within 10 seconds, you know you’re going to love it? Like the director had studied all your boxes and has ticked every one. All you have to go on is a smash cut of the highlights, but that’s all you need. Commencal just dropped that Read More

Bike Parks Are Back: Fabio Wibmer & Vali Höll in Saalbach

Bike Mag - Tue, 16/06/2020 - 01:57
Bike parks are back! Bike- and YouTube-Star Fabio Wibmer meets two-time Junior Downhill World Champion Vali Höll at the park in Saalbach, Austria. During Lockdown Fabio managed to reach an audience of millions with his interpretation of ‘Home Office’, while Vali was busy constructing a DYI fitness studio to prepare for the World Cup season Read More

Tested: Wild Rye Sandia Shirt

Bike Mag - Mon, 15/06/2020 - 17:01
When I was younger, I fully embraced tan lines. My natural (and valid) hatred of sunscreen paired with the pure joy of watching my skin turn toasty brown produced an embarrassing number of beach photos in which I appear to be wearing flesh-colored shorts and a T-shirt under my swimsuit. At the time I didn’t Read More

Video: Privateer Life in Lockdown with Matt Stuttard

Bike Mag - Sat, 13/06/2020 - 01:48
Enduro World Series privateer Matt Stuttard has been keeping himself busy working in his local bike shop, riding his new pit bike and plenty of mountain biking in what has been the hottest spring on record here in the UK. Live To Ride’s new video series takes a look at how professional mountain bikers are Read More

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