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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

Tested: Revelate Vole Dropper-Post Saddle Bag

Bike Mag - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 16:52
If you’re already a die-hard bikepacker, this review may not be for you. Of course, please feel free to read on anyway because I’ll cover a lot of good stuff, but this pack is perfect for the part-timers. Riders who don’t necessarily have a dedicated adventure bike, but still want to go on adventures. In Read More

Video: Joe Smith – Raw from the Door

Bike Mag - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 08:13
All the riding raw, straight from Joe Smith’s door. Joe’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jsmithdh Peny’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearepeny

Video: Opening Day at Ride Kanuga with Neko Mulally

Bike Mag - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 04:50
Neko Mulally gives a tour of his new bike park, Ride Kanuga in North Carolina, USA. With good dirt, loam, tricky roots, pinner berms and huge jumps, this place will surely become a staple of the southern scene. As long as you don’t get rained out…

Fresh Produce: Dynaplug Air

Bike Mag - Thu, 30/07/2020 - 23:08
The Dynaplug Air kit is about as close to plug and play as you can get, it plugs your tire and then fills it with C02.

First Impressions: EXT Era Fork

Bike Mag - Thu, 30/07/2020 - 20:49
In a word, EXT's first mountain bike fork is amazing. It's called Era—aptly named since this might just be the mark of a new age in suspension forks. 

Rémy Métallier Drops Rocks, Jaws

Bike Mag - Thu, 30/07/2020 - 02:14
Every once in a while a 12-second video will take Instagram by storm, featuring some sort of previously impossible gap through or over a section of trail that many of us would prefer our tires stay safely glued to, if we’d ride it at all. But they’re often just novelties. Stunt acts and freak shows Read More

What Does it Mean to Be “Really Black?”

Bike Mag - Wed, 29/07/2020 - 15:00
If you missed the first part of Rachel Olzer’s essay series on why representation matters, read it HERE.   I walk into the room where we have our regularly scheduled meetings. I’m elated. It’s my first year in the outdoors club at my university and for the first time since arriving at Arizona for college, Read More

Video: GT Factory Racing gets the Band Back Together

Bike Mag - Wed, 29/07/2020 - 05:45
With race season finally maybe hopefully on the horizon, GT Factory Racing athletes Wyn Masters, Martin Maes, and Ethan Craik head to Les Orres, France, to re-connect, ride bikes and, have some good times together.

Gallery – Day 1 at the 2020 Bible of Bike Tests: Marin County

Bike Mag - Wed, 29/07/2020 - 05:26
This summer’s Bible of Bike Tests is underway, and we’re staging it in our home state of California. The steep ups and twisty downs of Marin County are the perfect setting to put some brand new short-travel shredders through their paces, and what a crop we have… But it’s only day two and we’re already Read More

Giant Introduces XTC SLR Budget XC Bikes

Bike Mag - Wed, 29/07/2020 - 03:19
These are polarizing times. Seems like everybody’s either on one end of the spectrum or the other. I speak, of course, of hardtails. There are more and more aggressive, boundary-pushing rigs out there, and the ever-present XC hardtail holdouts. But the latter are usually aimed at the gram-counting racers that clearly are a bit too Read More

Tested: POC Define Glasses | $180

Bike Mag - Tue, 28/07/2020 - 17:01
When justifying pricetags, sometimes isn’t not about options and extras. Sometimes is just about quality and performance.

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