BC Bike Race 2015: Day 3 and 4

Caked in dust with sweat dripping down their brows, the racers of the BC Bike Race are fully engrossed in an epic odyssey. Paxson reels back lost time and Nash wins despite a missed turn on the Sunshine Coast.

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Trek Procaliber SL, Top Fuel and Fuel EX 29 revamped

Turning its focus on its cross-country racing bikes, Trek made some significant changes to its XC line. Most notable is the introduction of the Isospeed coupler in to the Procaliber hardtail line.

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Video: Martyn Ashton rides again

Road Bike Party star Martyn Ashton does the impossible once again by getting back on the bike. With a little help from his friends and a lot of perseverance, Martyn was once again able to capture the thrill of riding on two wheels.

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BC Bike Race 2015: Day 1 and 2

Searing heat and dusty conditions in Cumberland, BC break the seal on the first day of the BC Bike Race. Paxson and Nash defeat the heat and their fields.

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Quick Take: Fabric’s sleek cageless water bottle

UK-based Fabric invents a simple and elegant design for mounting water bottles to your bike.

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New Focus Raven Max 29, Spine C and Sam C mountain bikes

German brand Focus enters the US mountain bike market with a carbon 29er hardtail, carbon trail bike and carbon enduro racer.

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First Look: Ibis Ripley gets revamped in all the right places

The Ripley was a revolutionary bike for Ibis but it did have its flaws. It seems all those have been addressed with this new version and new geometry, but a classic edition will be maintained as well for those who love its original 26er-like handling.

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Video: Teens build new MTB trails in NorCal

For senior project this group of bike-loving high school students gave back to the community by working with the IMBA Trail Care Crew to construct new trails.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Stop whining about cost of bikes

Nobody cares whether or not you can afford that new bike that so-and-so just released. So please stop your whining.

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Video: Mavic Trans-Provence 2015 Day 6

Racing wraps at the world’s most famous multi-day enduro

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Day 5

Another 13,000 feet of descending in the French Alps.

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Tech Talk: Boost 148 explained

By now you have heard about the new Boost 148 and 110 hub standards. But what exactly are they and what do they mean to you?

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Day 4

Red dirt adventures high in the French Alps.

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Video: Jeff Kendell-Weed shreds the Pacific Northwest

Three fun-filled day exploring some of Washington’s most iconic mountain bike trails.

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ASS Does Downieville: Broken bars, busted wheels, bruised egos

The Angry Singlespeeder checks in from his summer home to report on a weekend filled with wrecked equipment, stitches, and a big fall off a steep cliff.

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Day 3

Day 3 packs a powerful punch with 10,528 feet of descending in the rugged French Alps.

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Pivot Cycles announces new Mach 429 Trail

Pivot’s all new Mach 429 Trail combines two of their most popular models to create a trail bike that handles beyond its 116mm of travel.

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Day 2

The epic times in the French Alps continue.

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Travelogue Oregon: Sweet singletrack at Smith Rock

Come along for a ride at Oregon’s famed (and formidable) Smith Rock State Park, where Mother Nature has crafted a true mountain biking utopia.

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Day 1

Check out this video recap of opening stage action from this multi-day enduro in the French Alps. Looks kind of fun…

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Video: 2015 Mavic Trans-Provence Prologue

Bucket list enduro race kicks off on rugged slopes of French Alps.

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7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: Smith Rock

Smith Rock will always be best known as the birthplace of American sport climbing. But the area is an all-around outdoor adventurer’s playground — especially if you ride bikes.

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Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times

Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss with hundreds of demo bikes, and access to the world’s most famous bike park.

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SCOTT launches 27.5 Plus bikes

SCOTT Sports erases any doubt of whether a major European manufacturer will jump on the Plus sized bikes for 2016. They answer with a resounding ‘YES’ as they introduce five new 27.5+ bikes.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Singlespeeds aren’t dead. They just smell funny.

The ASS’s fellow scribe and mountain biking buddy Eric McKeegan said “singlespeeds = dead”. According to Eric, what used to be a thriving tribe of counterculture misfits is misfits no more. They’ve moved on. The ASS retorts “Singlespeeds aren’t dead. They just smell funny.”

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