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Legends of the Kamikaze Race Gallery and Results

The legends returned to Mammoth Mountain for yet another Kamikaze race. This legendary downhill event is best known for its high-altitude racing, starting above 11,000 feet, and wicked fast speeds, well above 50 mph. This year Todd Snider smashed the men’s field, while Leigh Donovan came out victorious over the women. Congratulations to both racers.

Crankworx: Ultimate Pump Track Challenge

French pump track master Adrien Loron and reigning Queen of Crankworx Jill Kintner found themselves at the mercy of the BMX world Thursday, as they watched the possibility of sealing several titles concurrently slip through their fingers to champions of another sport. BMX crossover has proven a major game-changer on the Crankworx scene this year, […]

Photo Gallery – Marin Wolf Ridge Pro

Marin introduced the new Wolf Ridge this last Spring at Sea Otter, with a very unique suspension design from partner company Naild. The Wolf Ridge has 160mm of travel designed around 29-inch wheels. While this suspension category leans heavily towards more aggressive trail riding, the suspension platform was designed to pedal efficiently. Stay tuned for a […]

Photo Gallery: An Evening At Eric Porter’s House Hosted By CamelBak

During the annual Press Camp event in Park City, Utah we see many cool new bikes and products, but one of our favorite parts of Press Camp is attending CamelBak’s annual ride to Eric Porter’s house to watch him fly through the air with his friends and family. This year Andrew Talyor, dirt jumper/freerider and […]

Devinci Shows Custom YYZ Build

Devinci unveiled a one-off (or so we thought) YYZ build to celebrate the brand turning 30-years old. To our surprise we spotted a different version of the YYZ Devinci unveiled sporting some pretty amazing components from SRAM, RockShox, and Chris King. Prepare to drool all over your keyboard.

Sea Otter – New Ibis Ripley LS

Ibis was showing off their new Ripley LS with 130mm of front and 120mm of rear travel on the proven dw-Link suspension. The new frame will now accept 2.5 (Maxxis) and 2.6 (Schwalbe) inch wide tires.

Throwback Thursday: 27.5 Plus vs. 27.5 (from May 2016)

Back in 2016, we compared regular 27.5-inch wheels with 27.5+ wheels, which back then ranged from around 2.75 to 3 inches in width. Now, at the end of 2019, the differences are not as great as they were before, since the regular 27.5-inch wheels now often come with 27.5 x 2.6-inch tires, offering a compromise between the two choices. Still, for those riders wondering what the best wheel size and tire width might be for them, this is worth reading.