Scott has us itching to hit the dirt with their Chasing Trail video series

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Chasing-Trail_NC_Neko-Mulally

It really isn’t too often that we see well-produced mountain bike videos blowing down proper East Coast technical singletrack, so when we do we get pretty excited. We at Bikerumor have strong roots from our start in mountain biking and a couple of decades later still riding the rocky trails of the southern Appalachians, so seeing video like this gives us an especially strong urge to skip out of the office and go test some trail gear.

Scott prefaces their series with the idea of searching for the world’s best singletrack, so we welcome them into our backyard. In this second episode of the Chasing Trail series, their Gstaad-Scott DH team rider Neko Mulally heads into the Great Smokey Mountains to sample they technical western North Carolina trails and get reader for a season of racing.

Check out the unadulterated trail riding after the break, plus a look back at the last episode with Rémy Absalon hammering through Les Vosges singletrack in France…

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It really isn’t too often that we see well-produced mountain bike videos blowing down proper East Coast technical singletrack, so when we do we get pretty excited. We at Bikerumor have strong roots from our start in mountain biking and a couple of decades later still riding the rocky trails of the southern Appalachians, so seeing video […]

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Week’s Best Videos: A day in the life of Axel Merckx, a Quest to Nepal, Bootlegger 100 recap

In the latest of Specialized’s pro roadie behind the scenes flicks, have a look in on the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team to follow Axel Merckx & company as they prep for the Tour of California. Beside good cycling genes, the younger Merckx was in the past a Giro stage winner, Belgian National Champion, and Olympic medalist. Now he owns and manages his U23 team that will take the start in San Diego next week.

Check out more from this past week’s best videos after the break…

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In the latest of Specialized’s pro roadie behind the scenes flicks, have a look in on the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team to follow Axel Merckx & company as they prep for the Tour of California. Beside good cycling genes, the younger Merckx was in the past a Giro stage winner, Belgian National Champion, and Olympic medalist. […]

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Cateye’s Art of Ride campaign turns cities into interactive art galleries

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Cateye Art of Ride campaign, title shot

With basically no defining framework or stylistic restraints, the art we find on city streets often contains uniquely creative imagery and innovative techniques. These works are proudly created by skilled hands seeking to color our urban world with engaging eye-candy, and now CatEye wants to encourage us to take an evening to check out our area’s best street art during their Art of Ride campaign.

CatEye gathered artists from cities around the world to select some of the best pieces of street art they could find. Cyclists are invited to fire up their lights and go for self-guided evening rides on these selected routes, highlighting street art along the way. Currently the route map for Denver, Colorado is available online and another is in the works for London, England. But for those who don’t reside near these two cities, there’s still a way to participate regardless of your location…
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With basically no defining framework or stylistic restraints, the art we find on city streets often contains uniquely creative imagery and innovative techniques. These works are proudly created by skilled hands seeking to color our urban world with engaging eye-candy, and now CatEye wants to encourage us to take an evening to check out our area’s best street art […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in style. The contest runs through the end of May (Bike to Work Month) and includes a Timbuk2 Cask backpack, a Faraday Porteur S e-bike, a Bern Watts helmet, and a Kryptonite Evolution mini u-lock. Enter at: Timbuk2.com

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Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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Singletrack6_Catharine-Pendrel

  • Experience the epic of British Coumbia with the Singletrack 6 – Ride Western Canada and take part in the multi-day cross-country mountain bike adventure this summer. TransRockies has just confirmed the dates and locations of this year’s six-day BC epic set for July 23-28. The event delivers back-to-back big mountain stages with separate timed descents through the heart of the beautiful Canadian Rockies. This year the race ventures deep into the interior, taking stops in Fernie, Cranbrook, Kimberley, and Golden. Register now via Singletrack6.com, and read on for more week’s end news bites…

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Experience the epic of British Coumbia with the Singletrack 6 – Ride Western Canada and take part in the multi-day cross-country mountain bike adventure this summer. TransRockies has just confirmed the dates and locations of this year’s six-day BC epic set for July 23-28. The event delivers back-to-back big mountain stages with separate timed descents through the heart of the beautiful […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Liv says yes to empowering women cyclists – There’s this specific moment every cyclist faces. It’s the moment you decide whether to meet your fears, or retreat; a battle of determination or mind-over-matter. Liv’s “Actually, I Can” campaign aims to inspire through stories of women who have used bikes to change their realities; everything from affecting social change to just accomplishing personal goals Liv-Cycling.com

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Liv says yes to empowering women cyclists – There’s this specific moment every cyclist faces. It’s the moment you decide whether to meet your fears, or retreat; a battle of determination or mind-over-matter. Liv’s “Actually, I Can” campaign aims to inspire through stories of women who have used bikes to change their realities; everything from affecting social change to just accomplishing […]

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See Switzerland by mountain bike with BMC and Teton Gravity Research

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Singletrack-Switzerland

BMC and Teton Gravity Research have teamed up to produce a three-part video series that offers a deeper look into the stunning riding that the Swiss Alps have to offer. It isn’t just skiing, cheese, and chocolate. They’ve even got contest live now that will send you and a riding buddy to experience the Swiss trails firsthand and ride away on a new BMC.

Clip in across the fold and see if you can follow the wheels in the videos of a small group of pro BMC riders as they explore the trails Switzerland offers to mountain bikers…

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BMC and Teton Gravity Research have teamed up to produce a three-part video series that offers a deeper look into the stunning riding that the Swiss Alps have to offer. It isn’t just skiing, cheese, and chocolate. They’ve even got contest live now that will send you and a riding buddy to experience the Swiss […]

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Mavic readies for the mountains with limited edition Haute Route wheels and riding gear

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The Haute Route events are the highest and some of the most grueling cyclosportives in the world. In 2016 they will lead hundreds of amateurs across the European cols of the Pyrenees, Alps, and Dolomites. The week-long tours don’t come cheap, but offer roads and support on the level of the Grand Tours. Mavic continues to be a big supporter of the events and this year has added a new limited Haute Route collection to outfit those who want to take on the challenge or to get the same experience from home.

Mavic’s Haute Route gear includes a numbered series of four of their premium road wheelset+tire combos, plus a head-to-toe kit, all with a unique design inspired by the high mountains…

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The Haute Route events are the highest and some of the most grueling cyclosportives in the world. In 2016 they will lead hundreds of amateurs across the European cols of the Pyrenees, Alps, and Dolomites. The week-long tours don’t come cheap, but offer roads and support on the level of the Grand Tours. Mavic continues to be […]

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Maxxis Appalachian Summit – New tire testing at the Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-a-way

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When you think of Georgia, you might not think Maxxis tires and mountain bike destinations. That’s precisely the reason Maxxis had us down to Elijay, GA.
Tucked away well off the main road in the mountains of north Georgia, there is a gem of a mountain bike destination that is known as the Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway. Just a few hours from Maxxis’ USA headquarters in Suwanee, GA, Mulberry Gap is the perfect base camp to stage some epic back country rides. It also turned out to be a great stage to check out some of the latest treads and tire technology from Maxxis

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When you think of Georgia, you might not think Maxxis tires and mountain bike destinations. That’s precisely the reason Maxxis had us down to Elijay, GA. Tucked away well off the main road in the mountains of north Georgia, there is a gem of a mountain bike destination that is known as the Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway. Just a […]

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