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  1. Brake Time
    When you are the reigning world DH champ, companies make product especially for you. As brake sponsor for the Specialized XC and gravity teams, Magura gets an up close look at just what the best riders in the world need. After this year's first test camp with team riders, it was clear that...
  2. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    This is the bike of Danny MacAskill's dreams. Photo courtesy of Santa Cruz Bicycles The in-house composites lab at Santa Cruz was initially set up for their Reserve wheels program. The testing there is what resulted in the distinctive spoke reinforcement profiles found on Reserve rims today. It...
  3. General Discussion
    Custom jerseys will be available in Sombrio's Chaos Jersey for both men and kids, as well as the Alder Jersey for women. Sombrio has outfitted some of the world's top mountain bike athletes in custom apparel including Jill Kintner, Darren Berrecloth, and the GT Factory Race Team. Now, Sombrio...
  4. General Discussion
    Editor's note: This post was written by Matt Butterman. Photos are courtesy Brad Quartuccio/Philly Bike Expo. Vlad Dolinsky builds bicycles in Boonton, New Jersey, just 30 miles west of New York City, in what Dolinsky claims is perfect terrain for both mountain and road cycling. Where these...
  5. General Discussion
    Specialized is offering four limited edition colors of the Stumpjumper for its new Make it Yours custom program. The program is limited to the Stumpjumper, which is available in three wheel sizes (27.5, 27.5+, and 29er). Each frame is offered in four unique color ways, which have exotic names...
  6. General Discussion
    Editor's note: This post was written by Paul Skilbeck and Alan Davis. Photos are courtesy Brad Quartuccio/Philly Bike Expo. Here is the next installment of five best bike selections for singletrack from the Philly Bike Expo. This time it's the Oddity Single Speed Racer. The first thing you...
  7. General Discussion
    Groovy Cycleworks's psychedelic plus bike appears to be smiling. Editor's note: This post was written by Paul Skilbeck and Alan Davis. Photos are courtesy Brad Quartuccio/Philly Bike Expo. Here is the second of five best bike selections for singletrack from the Philly Bike Expo, the Groovy...
  8. Enduro Racing
    German frame builder Alex Clauss was proud to display one of the only full-suspension enduro bikes at the Philly Expo. Editor's note: This post was written by Paul Skilbeck and Alan Davis. Photos are courtesy Brad Quartuccio/Philly Bike Expo. Here is the second of five best bike selections for...
  9. General Discussion
    The curved top tube provides exceptional clearance for shorter riders. Editor's note: This post was written by Paul Skilbeck and Alan Davis. Photos are courtesy Brad Quartuccio/Philly Bike Expo Handbuilt custom bicycles are back in style, not only in North America, but all over the world...
  10. 29er Bikes
    Tony Hergert's race bike is dedicated to a cause near and dear to his heart. Tony Hergert is the defending Master's Marathon Champion in the National Ultra Endurance Series. His race bike is a gorgeous Jamis Dakota Team hardtail. Out of the box, it weighed a ridiculous 20 pounds. To eke out...
  11. 29er Bikes
    This year, the Santa Cruz Bikes/SRAM EWS Team consists of three riders, Iago Garay, Mark Scott, and Josh Lewis. Each will be riding a Hightower, which has been given a custom paint scheme based on the Enduro World Series logo. The EWS logo is a colorful globe. It served as the inspiration...
  12. Enduro Racing
    When Steven Lewis of MTBPodcast.com settled on a Yeti SB5.5c for his new build he wanted to do something special that would highlight the two personalities of the bike. On one hand, it's an exceptional climber. But it can also blast through the most technical descents. A regular Jekyll and Hyde...
  13. Downhill - Freeride
    With enduro bikes becoming ever more capable, you have to wonder, who needs a downhill bike? To be honest, it probably doesn't make sense for most people. However, when the terrain gets properly steep and chunky, there's absolutely nothing better than a proper big bike. And if you happen to...
  14. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Tom Ritchey is an undeniable icon of the sport and a bicycle frame building legend. Recently he visited The Bicycle Academy in the U.K. to spend some time hanging out, teaching students, and to build a bike with the young frame builders that run this school in Somerset, England. The encounter...
  15. 27.5
    The 8-bit hero you've been waiting for (click to enlarge). What makes a video game addictive isn't high resolution graphics, it's compelling game play. When Excitebike stormed the scene in 1985, it cemented its place in video game history by combining addictive game play, fun graphics and cut...
  16. 27.5
    If you had free reign to design a bike without constraints, what would it look like? That's the sort of thinking behind Hope's latest project, a completely custom enduro bike built to showcase the UK brand's manufacturing capabilities. Hope recently released a line of carbon handlebars and...
  17. 29er Bikes
    Inspired by Hot Rod culture, Casey used paint and custom decals to turn his stock Ripley into a one of a kind ride (click to enlarge). While the Ibis Ripley looks great in its stock trim, Casey Devonshire isn't one to leave things stock. With a liberal application of pinstriping and some...
  18. General Discussion
    This is what love at first sight looks like (click to enlarge). Santa Cruz Bikes is better known for its Toucan Sam inspired color schemes than matte finishes, but the latest limited edition rig is the stuff of dreams. Developed in partnership with Chris King, the bike celebrates the famed...
  19. Apparel and Protection
    Custom tailored clothing for mountain bikers, road cyclists and commuters Eleven Velo is a company that comes from a land down under and they are all about options. They are a maker of bespoke cycling apparel with a focus on Merino wool tops and eye catching, durable shorts. Ordering is done...
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