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Chromag Introduces the Rift Knee Guard

Bike Mag - Fri, 12/06/2020 - 03:28
There’s something comforting about knowing that your protectives were designed in Whistler. Chromag is the kind of brand that knows its audience because the are their audience. And that informed the design of the new Rift knee pad from top to bottom. It’s meant to be worn from top to bottom, as well as bottom to top. Read More

Video: Revisit Crankworx Rotorua with Luca Cometti

Bike Mag - Fri, 12/06/2020 - 02:56
Canyon CLLCTV rider Luca Cometti is your host for mountain biking’s biggest celebration south of the equator: Crankworx Rotorua. Ride along with Cometti and friends as they ride and play for a week—competing in Downhill, Speed & Style, Dual Slalom and Pump Track racing from March 1-8, 2020, in New Zealand.

Video: R-Dog Goes All Day in Queenstown

Bike Mag - Fri, 12/06/2020 - 02:05
Ryan ‘R-Dog’ Howard wants to be on two wheels — period. Trail, dirt jump, eMTB, downhill bike, he doesn’t care. For R-Dog, it’s about the time in the saddle, not what the saddle is mounted to. Mountain biking is his livelihood. With each of his days becoming multi-bike marathons of singletrack, air-time, and high fives, Read More

Jockeying for Position—SRAM’s New Expanded GX Eagle Group One-Ups Shimano

Bike Mag - Fri, 12/06/2020 - 00:00
Not only does it look the part, but the new SRAM GX group acts it, too. GX is priced to compete alongside Shimano XT, both complete groups weigh about the same as well.

Fresh Produce: Park Tool DF-1 Dummy Fork

Bike Mag - Thu, 11/06/2020 - 17:01
Working on your bike with the fork removed is an exercise in finding lost headset spacers and kinked cables. Park Tool's Dummy Fork is a no-brainer.

Joe Barnes Rips for Fish and Chips

Bike Mag - Thu, 11/06/2020 - 05:00
Joe’s local fish and chips shop has become a pilgrimage for many these days. But when you get there and the gates are shut it’s a heartbreak situation. Cereal in the “pool” it is then! This is the first film of Joe’s “Lockdown Bites” series that has some movement in the shots as he gets Read More

Nukeproof Introduces Horizon and Neutron Wheels

Bike Mag - Thu, 11/06/2020 - 03:56
In a world where carbon is king, there are still brands out there pushing the envelope with aluminum wheels. The Nukeproof Horizon wheels and the lower-priced Neutron wheels combine high tech and high value.

Video: Nico Vink is a Trail Master at La Fenasosa Bike Park

Bike Mag - Thu, 11/06/2020 - 03:03
Nico Vink is a trail master, on both the bike and the digger. Vink, a name that comes along with imagery of FEST Series big air, going ridiculously fast, and of course, style. But what many might not know, is that Nico also spends much of his time building trails that even us mortals can Read More

Dream Builds: Travis Engel’s Scott Ransom … Again

Bike Mag - Wed, 10/06/2020 - 17:01
For the first time in Bike Magazine Dream Build history, an editor's choice was the same as the choice they made a year before. Travis Engel's Scott Ransom is still his one and only. It just needed some updates.

First Impressions: Ibis Mojo 4

Bike Mag - Wed, 10/06/2020 - 02:00
It’s been three years since we’ve seen a new Ibis Mojo, and the brand is making up for lost time with a host of changes to its venerable trail bike. Ibis took lessons learned in developing the rest of its line over the past couple of years, and poured some of the magic back into Read More

Video: Cody Kelley on E

Bike Mag - Tue, 09/06/2020 - 23:00
Cody Kelley on E means Cody riding the Specialized Turbo Levo SL like it’s a “normal” mountain bike. And like it’s a BMX bike. And a downhill bike. All at the same time. It’s always a treat to watch Cody ride a bike, whatever that bike is, and seeing him flow through his home trails Read More

Fresh Produce: Dometic CFF 35

Bike Mag - Tue, 09/06/2020 - 17:01
Standard coolers not cutting it for the weekend adventures? Dometic's powered coolers keep things fresh for days, or even frozen.

Specialized Introduces the New Demo …. Again

Bike Mag - Tue, 09/06/2020 - 17:01
It’s been less than a year since we brought you news of a new Specialized Demo. July 2019 was when the 29-inch DH race bike and its fascinating linkage first owned up to its spy photos. But famously, many of those spy photos were taken of Loic Bruni, who was riding the Demo with a Read More

Video: Locked in Hellsend – Part 2 – Dirt Jumps

Bike Mag - Tue, 09/06/2020 - 07:20
Locked in Hellsend is back and Episode 2 is all about the dirt jumps!! When the wind is down the boys head up to the jumps for a session, check out their usual routine and what goes down at Hellsend Dirt Compound. Created by Thomas Sandell Watch Part 1 HERE.

Brett Rheeder Launches New Component Brand, “Title”

Bike Mag - Tue, 09/06/2020 - 04:14
If one of us wanted to parlay a storied professional freeride career into a merchandise brand, we’d probably start small. You know, T-shirts and iPhone cases. Eventually, maybe blow minds with a signature lock-on grip or a saddle with our logo embroidered in it. We are not Brett Rheeder. Today, with help from athletes and Read More

Video: A Racers’ Process – Adversity

Bike Mag - Tue, 09/06/2020 - 03:46
“During any race season, there will always be an element of adversity that rolls into a racers’ path. It can crop any number of ways, whether in their training, at an event, or life making either difficult. To perform well, racers benefit from being adaptable in how they deal with the unforeseen circumstances that can Read More

‘Hurricane’ feat. Hugo Frixtalon & Thomas Estaque

Bike Mag - Tue, 09/06/2020 - 02:41
**VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE** French style and speed masters Hugo Frixtalon and Thomas Estaque of the Commencal/100% Race Team go all out on a pile of fresh-cut tracks in ‘Hurricane’, the latest visual treat from Leon Perrin and Commencal. With hints of Revel Co.’s ‘Parallel’ taken into the damp French woods and tossed with some Read More

Video: Eye of the Storm

Bike Mag - Tue, 09/06/2020 - 02:24
‘Eye of the Storm’ – A short mountain biking film by Tristan Deggan. “I wanted to express the stress I felt when Covid came close to home. The distant threat of the spread seemed like it would never effect us, but when it did I felt so privileged to have a sport to escape the Read More

Tested: Bontrager XXX Mountain Shoes

Bike Mag - Mon, 08/06/2020 - 17:01
The Bontrager XXX Mountain shoes cost $400. Hold that fact in your head for a minute and consider, for example, that the Shimano XC501 shoes cost $170. The XC501s are in a different class to be sure, but they’re not bad. They’ve got a similar XC build, a BOA dial and a Michelin rubber outsole. Read More

Video: Corona Coaster Ep. 1 with James Farrar

Bike Mag - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 03:11
Live To Ride is back with a new weekly series titled the Corona Coaster, a look at how professional mountain bikers in the UK are dealing with a season put on hold due to Covid-19. This first episode is with Canyon Collective rider James Farrar, who in his own words… “I just like to put Read More

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