VIDEO: YOUTH AND GLORY, FEATURING TEGAN CRUZ,

Born and raised in Pemberton, B.C. Tegan is a byproduct of both nature and nurture influences that have led him to jump straight into World Cup racing, barely at race age. With an older brother who has been racing on a factory team since he was junior, clearly, there are shared genetics playing a role. […]

5 BIKE PARKS THAT ARE OPEN IN THE WINTER

Press release from Rokform: (Editor’s note: We haven’t been to some of these locations ourselves, but they sound good, so we thought we’d share them with you.) When the trails in your area are too muddy to ride or covered in snow, winter can be a huge bummer if you love mountain biking. Although heading […]

REVIEWED: MTB HOPPER PRO

The idea for the MTB Hopper sprouted only a few years ago. This team out of Vilnius, Lithuania, is composed of individuals with countless years of experience in various disciplines of cycling. After creating a plethora of prototypes that underwent some intense testing, the MTB Hopper portable bike ramp was released. Top pro athletes, including […]

BEARINGS KEEP YOU ROLLING

The following press release from Enduro Bearings may read like an ad for their product, but it helped remind us how important the bearings in our bikes are. We usually don’t give a bike’s bearings much thought until something goes wrong with them, so it makes sense to get the best bearings you can whenever […]

USWE ANNOUNCES NEW HAJKER WINTER PACK

PRESS RELEASE MALMӦ, Sweden – USWE, a leader in packs for action sports, today announces the launch of its new Hajker Winter backpack, the ultimate bag for action and adventure and featuring USWE’s proprietary NDM™ harness system, smart organization, and insulated shoulder straps called Themer Cell, a technology used to keep your drink tube from […]

SRAM ACQUIRES HAMMERHEAD

(Press Release) SRAM, one of the world’s leading bicycle component manufacturers, announced today the acquisition of Hammerhead, a leading cycling technology company and maker of the Karoo 2 cycling computer. Hammerhead will join SRAM’s portfolio of brands and will continue to develop its Karoo product line under the SRAM portfolio. The companies completed the transaction […]

KENT OUTDOORS BUYS KONA BICYCLES

(Press Release) At Kona Bicycles, we live for the long, sweet ride, and believe the journey is the best part of any adventure. Since our humble beginnings in Vancouver, we’ve spent the last 34 years building innovative, durable, fun, and eye-catching bikes for all kinds of cyclists. We’ve grown from a small Pacific Northwest company […]

L.A. SUCKS FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING

Join world-traveling, multi-sport athlete and aspiring actor, KC Deane, as he discovers one of the most-unlikely off-road trail networks in the country—Los Angeles—with guest stars, former BMX pro Andrew Jackson and professional restaurateur Arnaud Moulin.

REED BOGGS JOINS ENDURA FOR 2022

With a background in BMX and motocross, Reed made the full-time switch to MTBs after graduating from High School in his native Cleveland and shortly after threw himself into the heart of the Rampage scene, digging for Nicholi Rogatkin at the 2015 event before moving to Hurricane in southwest Utah to live, train and ride as close to the hallowed canyons of Virgin as possible. 

LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA HONZO ESD

Photos by Traece Craig We have been longtime fans of the incredibly capable and versatile Kona Honzo line, so when the slacker and more aggressive Honzo ESD was released, we just had to test it. ESD stands for “Extra Slack, Dude,” and it is very slack indeed, especially for a hardtail. There are plenty of […]

NEVADA STATE GRAVITY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BOOTLEG CANYON

  Pro Men’s winner Nikolas Nestoroff. (Photo by Jerry Walton/SoStokedAerial) Steven Walton, a.k.a. “The Swaltonator,”  was suffering from the flu at the race, but he competed anyway. His performance was probably not as good as it would have been if he’d been feeling better, but he still took fourth among the Pro Men. As long […]

THE INTENSE FACTORY RACING TEAM FOR 2022

The team will continue to develop and race the prototype alloy INTENSE M279 DH bike. They’ll be working closely together on some new changes and special tweaks for 2022. Further, Seth and Joe will race the new INTENSE Tracer enduro bike at select Enduro World Series (EWS) races this year.

SHOOTOUT: HYDRATION PACKS THAT PROTECT

Most gear bag brands offer something in their product lineup that claims to be ultra-lightweight and as small and slim as possible. While it is smart to travel light, many brands have also seen the wisdom in developing a more robust backpack system with integrated protection for riders. Each design addresses storage for the basic […]

PROPAIN ADDS JONO JONES TO THE CREW

Propain bikes are now available in America, and they have Jono Jones riding for them. (Photo by Dean Smith.)   Here’s what Jono Jones says about his new Propain bikes:  “At the moment I’m riding the Hugene. 140mm is plenty where I live – the thing absolutely rips! Pumped to spend the early months of […]

MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: MYNESWEEPERS TIRE INSERT

While up for a visit at one of our favorite bike parks, Brian Parker—owner, rider and guru behind Mynesweepers—got our crew set up with his tire inserts for some testing. The idea came to Parker just a few years back when he kept breaking sets of carbon fiber rims. Parker was determined to develop a […]

CAM ZINK’s NEW TEAM – DEVINCI

The freerider Cam Zink joins Devinci. He brings a resume stacked with some of mountain biking’s heaviest moves and a strong American presence to the Canadian brand. This partnership will use Zink’s intense riding style as an opportunity for both real-world product tests and high-intensity riding content. Welcome to Cycles Devinci, Cam! Stay tuned for the next chapter, dropping soon on Cycles Devinci’s channels.

2021 PROVING GROUNDS

The 2021 Proving Grounds kicked off again this year at the Oregon Dirt Park just outside of Bend, Oregon. Flash back to 2019 when Proving Grounds was born. The concept was to blur the lines between big mountain and slopestyle, and in this year’s event, athletes were able to choose their own lines. The course […]

SPECIALIZED UNVEILS ITS FULL FACTORY XC TEAM FOR 2022 AND BEYOND

PRESS RELEASE: Building on the success of the 2021 season, which included a silver medal at the Olympics and an XCC world championship title, Specialized Factory Racing has added two exciting riders to the roster. Christopher Blevins. Christopher Blevins, the 2021 XCC World Champion and winner of the final XCO World Cup in Snowshoe, joins […]