Ride happy – three videos to get you through the week

Scott’s Chasing Trail series finds its way to the Philippines to check out the mountain biking scene. And off roading. And zip lining. And motocrossing…

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Scott’s Chasing Trail series finds its way to the Philippines to check out the mountain biking scene. And off roading. And zip lining. And motocrossing…

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HIA Velo gives first look into their new Arkansas carbon bike factory

While we’re busy lining up a proper tour for this fall, HIA Velo sent over this video as a taste of things to come. If you read our Guru factory tour parts one and two a couple years ago, some of it will look familiar. And we’re very, very excited to see what else they’ll be bringing to the table. It starts off a little slow, but gets going and mentioned something we found very interesting: When you can send your bike in for warranty or repair to the same people that actually made it, that brings a whole new level to customer service. Of course, we all hope we’ll never have to send our bikes in, but should you need to, that’s a unique selling point in a day of overseas production that’s all but anonymous. Check out our initial story on HIA Velo to see what’s up down in Arkansas.



While we’re busy lining up a proper tour for this fall, HIA Velo sent over this video as a taste of things to come. If you read our Guru factory tour parts one and two a couple years ago, some of it will look familiar. And we’re very, very excited to see what else they’ll […]

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2016 Red Bull Rampage: Brandon Semenuk takes the win

Now in its 11th edition, Red Bull Rampage was back for 2016 this past Friday. Using a new zone in Virgin, Utah, the format was a bit different this year as riders had to adapt to more natural terrain since power tools and additional materials were not allowed for building jumps. The only exception to that last part is that each rider’s dig team was given 75 sand bags. The combination of fewer builders, no power tools, and only sand bags to add to the natural rock and dirt meant that teams had to work together. That was especially true when it came to unlocking the “impassable route.” Off to rider’s left, this insane line meant clearing a massive drop that had to be built up using all of the sandbags available for the riders that were attempting the line.

Ultimately, it led to some incredible runs, but none of them were a match for Brandon Semenuk’s best of the day…

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Now in its 11th edition, Red Bull Rampage was back for 2016 this past Friday. Using a new zone in Virgin, Utah, the format was a bit different this year as riders had to adapt to more natural terrain since power tools and additional materials were not allowed for building jumps. The only exception to that […]

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Danny MacAskill takes riding creativity to a new level with a Wee Day Out

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Earlier this year when we had a chance to catch up with Danny MacAskill at Sea Otter, he mentioned he had something in the works with Red Bull. At the time even Danny wasn’t sure exactly how it was going to work out calling it ‘quite the ambitious project.’ That’s all he would let on, but we’re assuming he was referring to his newest video, a Wee Day Out.  As usual, the riding is next level and the sound track is on point, but even for Danny, the riding is incredible. Certainly some of the most creative moves on a bike yet…

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Earlier this year when we had a chance to catch up with Danny MacAskill at Sea Otter, he mentioned he had something in the works with Red Bull. At the time even Danny wasn’t sure exactly how it was going to work out calling it ‘quite the ambitious project.’ That’s all he would let on, […]

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Martindale debuts Trippel hubset for 2:1 rear lacing in aftermarket wheels

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You see a 2:1 or triplet lacing on several complete wheelsets from companies like Campagnolo/Fulcrum, Shimano, and even boutique Industry Nine or newcomer Aforce, but it doesn’t really turn up in hubsets on their own. The reason may be that it introduces a few wheel-building complications that need and experienced wheel builder to solve. But the benefit claims better balanced rear spoke tension, and thus a more durable wheel. So people who have been tempted to build their own 2:1 wheels often resort to creatively ignoring half of the non-driveside spoke holes. But now Martindale Cycling Components has a proper solution. Designed by fount of wheel building knowledge Kirk Pacenti, and actually produced by White Industries in the US, the hubs are sure to deliver top performance and the ability to build stronger wheels…

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You see a 2:1 or triplet lacing on several complete wheelsets from companies like Campagnolo/Fulcrum, Shimano, and even boutique Industry Nine or newcomer Aforce, but it doesn’t really turn up in hubsets on their own. The reason may be that it introduces a few wheel-building complications that need and experienced wheel builder to solve. But the […]

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Video: Pivot’s Eliot Jackson rides Whistler sideways, makes it look too damn easy

The best part is seeing average riders hit a jump, then seeing Jackson triple their distance.



The best part is seeing average riders hit a jump, then seeing Jackson triple their distance.

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Go behind the scenes bikepack racing the Tuscany Trail  – Join Bomtrack bikes as they follow Frenchman Clem Shovel and Norwegian Joachim Rosenlund in this documentary on the world’s newest and biggest bikepacking race. The Tuscany Trail is a 560km long, unsupported adventure race that takes in more than 11,000m of elevation gain. This year it had 530 racers at the start. We’d seen a teaser about this story, but now Bombtrack who will support the race from next year has more of the story. Read more about it at Bombtrack.com and find out how to join in next time at TuscanyTrail.it

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Go behind the scenes bikepack racing the Tuscany Trail  – Join Bomtrack bikes as they follow Frenchman Clem Shovel and Norwegian Joachim Rosenlund in this documentary on the world’s newest and biggest bikepacking race. The Tuscany Trail is a 560km long, unsupported adventure race that takes in more than 11,000m of elevation gain. This year it had 530 racers […]

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Updates on the reset-on-the-fly BikeYoke Revive dropper seatpost

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We got a preview of BikeYoke’s innovative solution to the hydraulic issues that plague a big portion of the dropper seatpost crowd when they introduced their new Revive post design just before Eurobike. Its reset valve built-in to the head makes it fast and simple to get the air out of the hydraulic cylinder that tends to build up over time, bringing the post back to as-new performance without having to even pull it out of your frame.

Well, at the show we got a chance to play with one first hand to see just how quickly it really was to work. The push button version was pretty tough on your hand, so BikeYoke has solved that minor concern and has updated the design with a single 4mm bolt that will make it even easier to use on the trail. We have even more details on the updated dropper and BikeYoke has put together some detailed videos that explain really well how it works. Check them out and how to get in on the preorder deal to be riding one at the start of 2017…

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We got a preview of BikeYoke’s innovative solution to the hydraulic issues that plague a big portion of the dropper seatpost crowd when they introduced their new Revive post design just before Eurobike. Its reset valve built-in to the head makes it fast and simple to get the air out of the hydraulic cylinder that tends […]

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World’s Funnest Bike Part III: Built ridden & reviewed… plus video! Now, SHOW US YOURS!!!

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Here it is in all its colorful glory. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how this bike was going to ride or how it would look once the parts started flowing in… especially with my wheel choice(s). At first, I didn’t really care if something didn’t match as we often get things in for testing that aren’t all matchy-matchy with the rigs on hand. Once the first few pieces came in (black/blue EPO frame, black/yellow wheels, Kawasaki green DVO fork…), well, now I was on a mission!

Check out the final build & ride review, lots of pics, plus a really “cinematographic” video of the bike in action…

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Here it is in all its colorful glory. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how this bike was going to ride or how it would look once the parts started flowing in… especially with my wheel choice(s). At first, I didn’t really care if something didn’t match as we often get things in for testing that […]

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