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Fresh Produce: Camelbak Stash Belt

Bike Mag - Tue, 28/07/2020 - 17:01
If you’re a loyal follower of the podcast 99% Invisible, you probably already know the connection the Camelbak Stash Belt has to the history of modern clothing. In episode 3 of the series spinoff called Articles of Interest, they explore the surprisingly fascinating topic of… pockets. For a long time, pockets weren’t sewn into our Read More

Joel Anderson and Conor Macfarlane Go Big on Goodyear

Bike Mag - Tue, 28/07/2020 - 08:43
Press Release: Goodyear Bicycle Tires First launched in 2018 with official licensed partner, Rubber Kinetics, Goodyear’s brand presence continues to make an impact within the global cycling market. In support of the Goodyear brand, Joel Anderson and Conor Macfarlane are being named as the next riders to join the Wingfoot Alliance global athlete and ambassador Read More

Tested: Shimano Pro Stealth Off-Road Saddle

Bike Mag - Mon, 27/07/2020 - 21:53
Shimano's Pro Stealth Saddle looks different, and there's a reason. It relieves pressure in ways you may have never felt. Warning, the word "junk" is used multiple times in this review.

 How CBD can Help After Your Next Sufferfest

Bike Mag - Mon, 27/07/2020 - 17:01
This article was produced in partnership with Elixinol. Like short-travel 29ers, ever-slackening geometry and e-MTBs, CBD is having a moment in the mountain bike world. Ever since the World Doping Association removed CBD from its list of banned substances in 2018, pro mountain bikers have picked up sponsorships from brands selling CBD products. It’s likely Read More

Summer Issue Out Now

Bike Mag - Sun, 26/07/2020 - 08:19
Home has meant so much more than ever before in 2020. It’s been our offices, our kids’ schools and the starting and ending point of rides we would have otherwise eschewed for gnarlier or farther-flung or more picturesque trails. And it’s the underlying theme that runs throughout our Summer issue, which is on newsstands today. Read More

Joe Breeden Goes Mad in ‘Traction Control OFF’

Bike Mag - Sat, 25/07/2020 - 02:42
Watch pro racer on the rise Joe Breeden ride his Polygon N9 like there is no tomorrow! Take a deep breath as he turns traction control off and go as hard as the law of physics let him!

Palmer’s Peeves: Forks

Bike Mag - Sat, 25/07/2020 - 02:34
In this installment of Palmer’s Peeves, our favorite malcontent takes aim at some of aggressive mountain biking’s most treasured tools. The practice of “overforking,” or installing longer-travel front suspension than a bike is intended for, is a practice that took hold long before we knew what we know about geometry. In simpler times when bikes Read More

Bikepacking Roots Plots 700-mile Bears Ears loop

Bike Mag - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 14:14
The Bears Ears bikepacking network joins multiple routes through some of the most remote and remarkable desert landscapes.

Bontrager Introduces BITS Integrated Tool System

Bike Mag - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:50
It seems like everyone’s got something to hide these days. And now Bontrager joined the club. The Bontrager BITS tool system is like something between Specialized’s SWAT and OneUp’s EDC. Like Specialized, it’s a two-piece insert that is the carrier for the tool and the headset preload system in one. Like OneUp, it allows both Read More

Video: Pedal Through

Bike Mag - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 06:50
“Pedal Through” invites us into the world of director-lead Analise Cleopatra as she discovers the healing and joy of mountain biking. Analise had never camped or ridden a bike off the pavement when she decided to plan a week-long mountain biking adventure with an all Black female team: her best friend and fellow newcomer to Read More

Orbea Introduces the New Alma Hardtail

Bike Mag - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 05:25
Joining the recent tradition of rolling out a staggered run of surprise new bike releases, Orbea has rounded out its new XC lineup with a totally redesigned Alma hardtail. Yep, a hardtail. With all the buzz about more aggressive full-suspension race bikes lately, it’s easy to forget that there still are plenty of die-hards who Read More

Video: Slopestyle Mastery on Loic Esteve’s Custom Track

Bike Mag - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 02:36
1 minute, 1 track, 1 rider. Loic Esteve built this flow jump line of his dreams in the South West of France so he could unveil all of his steeze!

Breaking Limits: The TRP DH-R EVO Development Story

Bike Mag - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 02:25
“When it comes to braking, I have always wanted performance over everything. I do not care about weight, I just want my brakes to have the absolute best power, feel, and consistency that we can get. The bigger wheels on the 29er downhill bike now make them even harder to slow down. We’ve got a Read More

Versus: USA vs China (Park Tool vs Cycobyco Bleed Kits)

Bike Mag - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 00:15
A few brands offer boutique bleed kits for their own brakes. But what if you want some versatility? You can get a universal kit from Amazon for $33 or one from Park for $118. We tested both.

Fresh Produce: Pinner Machine Shop Thru-Tool

Bike Mag - Thu, 23/07/2020 - 22:53
We hope you never need this tool on the trail, but if you do need it, you'll be very glad you have it.

Return To Earth: Behind the Scenes of the Final Shot in Hawaii

Bike Mag - Thu, 23/07/2020 - 06:15
The final seconds of Return to Earth contains one of the film’s strongest shots. The concept of the final Hawaii segment was to capture all the athletes coalescing in one place, all in one “Frozen Moment.” This required the Anthill crew to film nine professional mountain bikers riding and merging into groups before all coming Read More

Vero Sandler – Raw From the Door

Bike Mag - Thu, 23/07/2020 - 05:18
All the riding raw, straight from Vero Sandler’s door. Created by Peny.

Accomplice Athlete Edits: Carson Storch and his Boxer

Bike Mag - Thu, 23/07/2020 - 02:07
For Accomplice, Carson Storch didn’t have to leave his backyard, literally. His segment was filmed right in his hometown of Bend, Oregon. The small city nestled in the Cascade Mountains has always been a treasure trove for outdoor recreation, but thanks to dedicated locals like Carson Storch, it’s now becoming a hub for mountain biking. Read More

Tested: Fezzari Delano Peak Elite Race | $5,500

Bike Mag - Wed, 22/07/2020 - 17:44
The Fezzari Delano Peak blends mid-travel versatility with consumer-direct value.

Spot Introduces the New Mayhem 130 and 150

Bike Mag - Wed, 22/07/2020 - 17:41
Spot just revamped the 130-millimeter-travel Mayhem with completely new geo, and added in a harder-hitting Mayhem 150 to really get the party going.

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