The Axion SPIN is an affordable intro to the world of high-end enduro protection.
It spawned from simply another crazy idea a few mountain bikers had: to hold a best trick contest in the middle of a downhill race.
I challenged myself to a 60-mile sufferfest on some of Bellingham, Washington’s toughest climbs and descents. It definitely didn’t let me down.
Yeti began in borrowed shop space in Southern California with integral fabricators and mountain biking visionaries Chris Herting and Frank “The Welder” Wadleton.
Right off the bat, the Crest Pro Knee Pads were hands down some of the most comfortable knee pads I’ve ever worn.
Until this point in my life, I only ever rode a bike uphill for jumps or a good burrito spot. I was all about downhill and street riding, and everyone else was a nerd.
Built in the 1940s and ’50s and salvaged from the Denver dump, their 50-pound, balloon-tired bikes were perfect for Crested Butte’s flat, gridded dirt streets. Why not take them over the pass?
The group looked exhausted as it entered the tiny frontier town of Billings, MT, their formerly crisp, bright-blue uniforms turned nearly black by the rain.
The element of “pop” can be tough to describe, but when it’s felt, the definition becomes crystal clear. The Pivot Switchblade is a pop machine, and it’s apparent from the very first pedal stroke. With DW-Link suspension, designed by the guru Dave Weagle himself, there’s no question as to where ...
The island’s trails are small, unique loops, and run the gamut from jungle terrain to spectacular windswept singletrack above oceanside cliffs.
All I know is the story of how a kid who loved his backyard ended up creating a career whereby he could share it with the world.
There’s more than meets the eye with the latest and greatest version of Transition Bikes’ Sentinel.
Stuessy inherited the awesomeness of the Vermont trail network, as well as the problems inherent in trails built primarily on private land.
The new Specialized Enduro is a big bike in many ways.
When it comes to mountain biking in Switzerland, two wheels and a pair of train tracks deliver endless possibilities.
With the swampy days slowly coming to an end, I was looking for something a bit slimmer and lighter that could carry me through the summer season and be suitable for pedaling, shuttling and everything in between.
By all accounts, it’s beautiful. But a mountain biking destination? I’m not so sure.
Perspective on Velocity aims to unravel the mysteries of speed, line choice and reaction that are unique to the best mountain bikers in the world.
Decades of natural recovery have already taken place, but the reality is that these peaks and valleys will never return to their original state. Another reality is that without its evil history, this land would have far fewer mountain bike trails on its slopes.
At times we crawled across exposed cliffs on all fours, passing our bikes to each other down the line.