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GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM For 2016

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 NSMB.com 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 […]

Gallery: Mammoth Mountain’s Early Season Riding

Photo: Peter Morning/MMSA Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, California has been supporting mountain biking since the sport’s infancy. This winter’s less-than-stellar snowfall and warm spring season means that riding is already happening on the mountain for 2013 season. With a few rain showers last week and perfect temperatures, the riding conditions couldn’t be much better […]

Feature: Shuttle Dave Rides to the Top

Load ’em up: For a mere $15, riders get 10?15 miles of singletrack with over 4000 vertical feet of descending. Just a stone’s throw from the megatropolis of L.A., riders have access to trails that are far different than their typical fare.  When we first heard about a guy who was taking cash from riders […]

Photo/Video Gallery: Sea Otter Downhill Practice

                      Downhill practice was on for the Men’s and Women’s Pro classes Friday morning at Sea Otter. Spectators and photographers flocked to the course to watch some of the biggest names in the downhill world loft some whips and dial in their lines before Sunday’s […]

April Rider Photos: Crash n’ Burns

This month’s Trail Mix has a simple theme. Each image was preceded by the phrase, “Watch this.” HOW TO CRASH Great series of photos of me wrecking at Mammoth Mountain on the Shotgun trail. This was my forth time riding the log and I wanted some pictures so of course I wrecked. Keith Krupcyznski San […]

Photo of the Day: Racing the sun

There’s nothing quite like a ride with your buddies on some flowing singletrack after a day of work. Test rider, Chris Layton, races the sun on our way back to town.  Photo: Doug Barnett/Mountain Bike Action

Photo of the Day: Remember this kid

The amount of talent coming up through the downhill ranks right now is impressive. On any given weekend at our local Southridge USA downhill races in Fontana, California, the junior expert class is won with a time that would be good enough for a podium position in the pro division. One of the most promising […]

Photo of the Day: Burning up the trail

Mt. Wilson in Pasadena has proven to be one of our favorite new riding areas. Thanks to the services of Dave at Shuttle-Run, trails that would normally take us hours to climb to on bike are just a 40 minute van ride away. This makes hauling camera gear much easier. Additionally, with a variety of […]

March Trail Mix Madness: Your Photos From The Edge

This month’s Trail Mix takes a look at riders who like to ride on the edge. We are not talking about riding to the limits of one’s ability; we are talking about actual cliff-riding antics for those who don’t suffer from acrophobia. THE SEA BELOW Riding the Sharon Shore National Park (on the Mediterranean sea) […]