Posts in the category Video

Video: Crabapple Hits Strikes Back

On my first pilgrimage to Whistler Bike Park a few years ago, I stopped by Transition bikes to drink a few cold beverages, and get the lowdown on the local trail network.

In addition to being toured around some of the best single track Bellingham had to offer, the guys  all offered me one bit of advice – be careful riding Crabapple hits. Why? Well the massive booters are legendary and have taken more than one eager first time visitor directly to the hospital.

While I’m glad I headed that advice, this unlucky rider took a massive digger on his first cruise down Crabapple Hits.

Yeti Introduces New SB5C Super Bike With Revolutionary Switch Infinity Technology

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Among bike manufacturers, Yeti Cycles holds claims to one of the most rabid fan bases. Called the tribe, they’re a loyal group who’s numbers where recently bolstered by the dearly departed SB-66. That bike and it’s larger wheeled counterpart, the SB-95,  introduced the Switch Link suspension system.

What set that technology apart from a myriad of competitors was a counter rotating main pivot. Acting as a dual link, as the suspension was cycled through it’s initial travel, the pivot changed directions. This allowed Yeti to control the leverage rate throughout the travel and eliminate chain growth from affecting the suspension performance.

In it’s initial iterations on the SB-66, 75, and 95 models, the ability to tune the handling to distinctly alter each bikes suspension performance proved it’s versatility. Yet the Colorado based company thought there was still room for improvement…. READ MORE ->

Bos MTB Teases New Idylle FCV 37 Downhill Fork

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BOS MTB is the biggest name in suspension you’ve probably never heard of here in the States. The company has a storied history in both mountain bike, motorcycle, and rally car racing, and their Idylle DH Fork is about to get a major refresh.

Today the sent over a little teaser video about some of the new updates, but we won’t know the true story for at least another week. Head past the break for the rundown of what we know and video… READ MORE ->

RockShox Tech Pills – RS-1 Maxxle Ultimate and Brake Hose Set Up

Planning on picking up a new RS-1 to trick out your bike? Then you should definitely check out the latest Tech Pills from RockShox that are devoted to the new fork. Thanks to the inverted nature of the fork, Maxxle placement and brake hose routing are critical to ensure that neither interfere with the fork lowers or tires on compression. Check out the brake hose routing after the break…

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Video: Experience the Madness of a 600 Person Megavalanche Mass Start

Before Enduro became hippest thing since charging exorbitant amounts for artisanal toast, the Megavalanche was the one race on every gravity riders bucket list. Held in the French alps on the Pic Blanc Glacier, the storied race begins with an epic mass start, and careens down an ice and snow encrusted mountain face over challenging terrain for another 18 miles.

Experience the madness of the 600 person mass start with Joost Wichman, a 4x MTB World Champion, by hitting play.

All New Specialized Diverge Gravel Road Bike Takes Back Roads to Adventure

specialzied Diverge It would be hard to pinpoint a specific moment in time when adventure biking became a marketable concept, but if you put a finger on the pulse of road biking today, the gravel grinding concept would be the thing that gets the most rider’s hearts pumping.

The formula of course is simple. We’ve been doing it for years, since we were kids really. Except back then, it was just tromping through the woods on mis-adjusted bikes.

Today, a combination of carbon technology, reliable wheels, and disc brakes, makes the world beyond pavement far more comfortable to explore. Taking off where cyclocross bikes left off, the new Diverge models from Specialized are purpose built to conquer dirt roads and goat trails.  READ MORE ->

Video: Deux North Trailer Teases New Specialized Diverge Gravel Grinder

Last month Specialized teased us with tantalizing Instagram images of an epic off road ride. Beginning in the Redwood Forests of Santa Cruz, the group of eight riders pushed nearly 300 miles over the course of three days up the coast, on mostly unpaved roads.

During the ride, they were testing a brand new bike, which is set to be revealed soon. Until then, hit play for more teaser footage.

Video: Giant offers Sneak Peek of the New Reign 27.5

It’s no secret that Giant has been working on a 27.5″ version of their Reign All Mountain bike. Currently sold with 6″ of travel and 26″ wheels, the 27.5″ bike looks like it will be aimed at the Enduro market which is no big surprise. Thanks to input from rippers like Adam Craig and Josh Carlson, you know it will be fast. Expect the new bike to be launching soon…

Colorado Stories: Fat Bikes

Curious how we got to this point with fat bikes? Clear Summit productions put together an awesome documentary that follows Adam Miller of Borealis Bikes, Clay Schwarck, and Scott Vinas and recounts each of their journeys with fat bikes.