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First Impressions: Bontrager Rally WaveCel Helmet – $150

Bike Mag - Fri, 22/05/2020 - 00:01
Back in my shop days, I had a few lines I’d use on the sales floor. None of them were dishonest, but they were well-practiced. For instance, when breaking down multiple helmet price points, I’d open with something like “This $70 one had to pass all the same safety tests as this $170 one. You Read More

Cannondale Introduces the New Scalpel and Scalpel SE

Bike Mag - Thu, 21/05/2020 - 23:00
The very first Cannondale Scalpel was scary. Not in a Ford Pinto kind of way. More like an Apollo 11 kind of way. It’s not that it was poorly made. It was just daring and unprecedented. Pushing a full-suspension bike to go that light required some leaps of faith back before carbon and aluminum technology Read More

Fresh Produce: Flylow Davis Jacket

Bike Mag - Thu, 21/05/2020 - 19:46

Many windbreakers are a last-resort type—not something you'd wear on the daily. The Davis Jacket, however, fills both roles.

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The Pro’s Closet Now Including Warranty Repair on Used Carbon Bikes

Bike Mag - Thu, 21/05/2020 - 06:44

With few exceptions, bike warranties cover the original owner only. It’s yet another reason why there’s generally a lot of trepidation in the used carbon bike market. It’s already a big transaction to be done with no oversight and no opportunity for redress if things go wrong. But then you add the potential for frame Read More

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Tested: Trek Supercaliber 9.9

Bike Mag - Wed, 20/05/2020 - 17:01

Racing in 2020 is cancelled. But that didn't stop us from getting Trek's World-Cup weapon in the hands of our XC expert, Lydia Tanner. No better quarantine than the pain cave.

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Soil Searching: Tasmania

Bike Mag - Wed, 20/05/2020 - 09:27

Famous for its koalas, kangaroos, eucalyptus forests, Vegemite, Hugh Jackman, and a million things that want to kill you, there’s still one thing not so well known about the Land Down Under. Australia is also home to some of the best mountain bike trail builders in the world, including Rhys Atkinson and Ryan De La Read More

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Behind the Scenes of Fabio Wibmer’s “Home Office”

Bike Mag - Wed, 20/05/2020 - 09:14

Want to know how Fabio Wibmer’s insane “Home Office” video was made and how many tries some of those crazy stunts took? Here’s the behind the scenes! Watch the full video HERE.

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Video: KABBANI

Bike Mag - Wed, 20/05/2020 - 01:13

After 15 years as a professional mountainbike athlete, Amir Kabbani’s priorities changed. This film gives special insights into his life and the process of facing and embracing change. It’s not about regretting – it is about honesty and growth. Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian production. peoplegrapher director. Lukas Tielke producer. Mira Harnischmacher, Jack Gregory Read More

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Fresh Produce: Hayes Dominion A2

Bike Mag - Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:01
Hayes brakes are back in a big way, the Dominion A2 is a slimmed-down version of the excellent A4 we tested last year.

TRP Introduces TR12 12-Speed Derailleur and Shifter

Bike Mag - Tue, 19/05/2020 - 17:00
Sometimes it’s tough to identify each instrument in the orchestra of a bike smashing through a rock garden, but with the TR12, I could swear someone from the percussion section called in sick.

Video: Building Dreams in ‘Vision’s Path’

Bike Mag - Tue, 19/05/2020 - 04:47
Drawn by the landscape to forge his own path, Henry Lanman spent every free moment for a year creating his vision in the hills, only to be stripped short of the full experience by injury. His drive to express a unique approach to trail building led him to an all together different landscape, in which, Read More

Video: Elements (Of Luxury)

Bike Mag - Tue, 19/05/2020 - 02:21
Elements (Of Luxury) – A short film by Tommy Wilkinson. “Being fortunate enough to have the safety net of furlough while most film shoots have been postponed, I’ve been going through archival footage and seeing what I can come up with. I give myself 3 hours in total to do these cuts from end to Read More

Pivot Introduces Phoenix Dock Tool System

Bike Mag - Tue, 19/05/2020 - 01:33
The on-bike storage market is still finding its identity. Is the goal to leave your bike’s elegant lines intact by hiding storage inside of it? Or is this a function-over-form affair that will use Velcro, electrical tape, or even saliva to stick your ride essentials to your frame? Pivot believes it should be somewhere inbetween. Read More

Tested: Dakine Slayer and Slayer Pro | $65-$75

Bike Mag - Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:01
For most riders, most days, these are the ideal knee pads.

Dialed In

Bike Mag - Sat, 16/05/2020 - 01:29
This story originally ran as a Matter in the June 2016 print issue of Bike. In the early 1990s, it wasn’t just our bikes that were in the dark ages. There were no hydration packs, our fluorescents were totally wrong and our brain buckets were just road helmets with visors. Meanwhile, bikes were getting faster, Read More

Front Range “Free-For-All”

Bike Mag - Fri, 15/05/2020 - 17:01
In mid-March, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to take over the world, spring break was in full swing in Fruita, Colorado, an iconic mountain biking destination that typically booms from March to May. Over the Edge Sports recorded two of its busiest days in recent memory, back to back. Campgrounds were full; dirt was tacky. Read More

Video: DEFTRAP featuring David McMillan

Bike Mag - Fri, 15/05/2020 - 01:00
“To celebrate the launch of the new DEITY DEFTRAP Pedal, we teamed up with David McMillan and Hunt Cinema to showcase the pedal in action throughout the landscape of New Zealand.” – DEITY deitycomponents.com Filmed/Edited: Hunt Cinema Images: Henry Jaine Click here for more on the DEFTRAP pedals.

A Feast for the Senses

Bike Mag - Fri, 15/05/2020 - 00:55
Some videos leave you wishing you could ride like the pros ride. Jaw-dropping, death-defying and sometimes even gratuitous feats of acrobatics that highlight the cavern that will forever lay between them and us. Then there are videos that just leave you wishing you could ride where the pros ride. The perfect dirt, the perfect topography, the Read More

Fresh Produce: Giant Rev Pro MIPS | $250

Bike Mag - Thu, 14/05/2020 - 17:01
The Giant Rev Pro may not have a visor, but it does have dual-density foam and the styling to make you twenty percent faster.

Did the Specialized Turbo Levo SL Change Our Minds About E-MTBs?

Bike Mag - Thu, 14/05/2020 - 17:01
The Specialized Turbo Levo SL is a bike that just might have the potential of changing people’s minds, changing the way they ride, where, and who with.

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