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MBA Builds – Custom Pivot 429SL

Southern California has been experiencing an interesting event known as “rain” the last couple months that has kept us off the trails a little more than usual. What do we do with some of extra time? Put together a couple sweet custom bike builds.  Pivot released a redesigned version of their 429SL that featured an […]

Fat Biking In The Snow

Winter Mountain Biking In Marquette, Michigan By Brandon Castelli Scenic Marquette County, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to escape the big-city life. Marquette is located 292 miles north of Milwaukee and 382 miles from Chicago. Marquette County has a population of just above 68,000 and is home to a dedicated group […]

10 Best Bikes at Outdoor Demo

The temps were cool and riders were out in search of their next dream bike. While our hopes are high that the indoor show will have some more bike bling, these were the top bikes we spotted at the Outdoor Demo.  

Crankworx Whistler 2016: Whip Off World Championship

Throwing your bike sideways in the air, usually referred to as a “whip,” is among the most stylish of moves a mountain biker can do. The Whip Off World Championship at Crankworx Whistler pits the best riders in the world in a head-to-head battle to see who can pull off the biggest and baddest whips […]

Photo Gallery – Nino’s World Champs Bike

On Sunday at 3 p.m., in Neve Mesto, Czech Republic, Nino Schurter is racing to defend his World Champion jersey. The 4x Cross Country World Champion, who already won on the demanding XC World Cup in Nove Mesto 3 times, is looking forward to the race: Besides his big competition with Julien Absalon, Nino for sure will have an eye […]

Photo Gallery – Carson City Off-Road Day 3

The final day of the inaugural Carson City Off-Road saw the pro men and women battle it out on some of the most challenging trails in Nevada. With over 4000 feet of steep climbing, the course proved to be just as tough as the other two events in the Epic Rides Off-Road series. In the […]

Day 2: Carson City Off-Road

Day two of the Carson City Off-Road saw the amatuer racers hit the trail in 50 and 35 mile races. The route took riders past amazing views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains and offered up a ripping descent back to town. The Cave Singers rocked the streets of downtown Carson City as the […]

Tito Tomasi: Epic Journey Through Nepal

Short story by Tito Tomasi. Embrace the adventure, discover the life in the Himalayas through great riding and meetings along the trail. In october last year, I was travelling in Nepal for a few weeks with my film crew. We decided to do a trek in the Langtang national park. To film and ride, but […]


KEY RIDERS RETURN TO LEAD GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM IN 2016 Gutierrez, Barelli and others look to build on highly successful 2015 season at top DH and Enduro events around the world. Following a thrilling 2015 season that saw the team collect podium finishes and big wins at some of the most prestigious Downhill and Enduro events […]

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

  This past Presidents’ Day weekend, racers put their legs to the test at 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. This race, presented by Tucson Medical Center, celebrated its 17th year, turning the Sonoran Desert into an all-night and all-day race course. Home base for 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo has been called “24 Hour […]

Getting Rowdy at the Kamikaze Games

Along with the legendary Kamikaze downhill race here at Mammoth Mountain, there are several other races happening for amateurs and pros alike.  We walked most of the mountain and saw some riders getting fast and rowdy on the enduro and downhill course, not to mention a few nasty spills.

Interbike 2015: The Newest Bikes and Products From Dirt Demo

It’s that time of year again, when the entire cycling community descends on the desert of Las Vegas for the annual Interbike tradeshow. The first two days are held at Bootleg Canyon, where riders can take a chance to test the newest, latest and greatest machines on the dirt. Here’s a few of our top […]

June 2015 Free Wallpaper

Former assistant editor Doug Barnett carves a slickrock corner in Moab, Utah. Late spring is one of the best times to visit Moab, when the snow in the high country is long gone but the summer heat hasn’t quite hit yet. If you haven’t been, put it on your list. Photo by Adrian Marcoux courtesy […]

Bernard Kerr Lets It Fly In Mexico

” Pivot Cycles Factory DH Rider, Bernard Kerr is loaded with talent. If you look close enough, he’s holding onto a Churro that he snatched out of a fans hand from the second floor balcony and according to the Federales, Bernard grabbed so much hang-time, that he had time to finish it before landed. Launching […]

Photo Of The Day: A Legend At Work

“Big Ring” Eddie Rea, is a veteran of this sport. He’s been scrubbing jumps like this for over 35-years and can do it with his eyes closed. Eddie is also the head coach for the Victor Valley Composite High School Mountain Bike Team. Back in the day, only a handful of riders were man enough to […]

Crankworx Deep Summer Photo Challenge Winner Ale Di Lullo

Ale Di Lullo travelled from Italy to compete in Deep Summer, and then he went all in. He assembled a bad ass cast of riders including the Froriders, Cam Zink, Andreu Lacondeguy and Whistler local (and team rider) Ollie Jones. Then, after three days of shooting, Matt Dennison was charged with editing the images […]

Perfect Way To End A Ride

The best rides are the ones you don’t want to end. And when they do come to an end, chances are it is because the sun is going down. This month’s Trail Mix takes a look at riders finishing really great rides. INDIAN SUMMER That’s my friend (Matthew Jenks) and myself in profile riding the […]

Colorful Trails That Make You Want To Ride

Our monthly Trail Mix section (photos shot by riders like you) features trails that are not only fun to ride, they are fun to look at. We challenge you to look at these images and not want to jump on your bike and go. Click on any photo to enlarge it.

Rider Photos From The Deep Forest

Most of our best rides are the ones that take us deep into the woods. The wind elicits a chorus from the pine needles and the rain finds the tree cover nearly impenetrable. It is under this big top that riding magic happens. These Trail Mix photos from riders like you capture the essence of […]

Rider Photos Of Animals Seen Along The Trail

We all know to share the trail with hikers and other bikers, but the multiuser list doesn’t end there. These are photos of other critters shot that have every right to be on the trails with the rest of us. SNAKE IN THE GRASS     Riding in Mission Trails Park, San Diego, California. Heard the […]

November Rider Photos From Along The Trail

Maybe we should stop calling them “mountain” bikes and start referring to them as “trail” bikes. That way, it wouldn’t matter if the trail snaked up into the mountains, cut a swath across the vast plains of the Midwest, or meandered over flat, sandy stretches of Florida. The only thing that would matter is being […]

October Rider Photos From The Riders’ Point Of View

There is nothing like shooting from the hip (or helmet, or handlebar, or chainstay). Smaller, lighter and easier-to-mount cameras make it a snap to capture the action from the saddle. Here are a few recent examples. WATCH THEM ?ROOS Chasing my riding buddy “Hodge” Glenn Hodgman at Lysterfield in Melbourne Vic, Australia, one of our […]