Who says freeride is dead? Red Bull Rampage is back this year with an all-new location with all-new lines. From big moves to big crashes, this competition is unlike any other.
Get a glimpse at how the riders prepare in the first episode of the 2014 Road to Rampage.
Elected by a vote of past inductees and current Hall of Fame members (including our esteemed Publisher, Maurice Tierney), the latest members of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame will be formally inducted September 10 at Interbike in Las Vegas.
The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame & Museum was founded in 1988 in Crested Butte, Colorado. Ten mountain biking pioneers were inducted that first year; between three to seven mountain bike legends have been selected annually since then. It honors those who have made significant contributions to the sport through racing, advocacy, journalism and more. The Hall is on the move this year, and hopes to be in its new, expanded home in Fairfax, California, this year.Tweet Print
Boehmke, on the right, with Dirt Rag’s Publisher Maurice Tierney.
Longtime industry veteran Steve Boehmke has been hired by Rotating Mass Media—publishers of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times magazines—as its newest advertising sales account representative. Boehmke is based in Orange, California, and replaces Gary Boulanger, who was named Bicycle Times editor in late March.
Boehmke will handle print, digital and online advertising sales for both publications, including sponsorship development for the annual Dirt Rag Dirt Fest in May, and the new Bicycle Times Adventure Festival in October 2015.Tweet Print
The story of the year at Crankworx was #LetFinnIn, the hashtag petition to let 14-year-old Finn Iles compete in the Whip-Off World Championships. It paid off too, as Iles didn’t just prove himself worthy, he proved anything is possible.Tweet Print
Few places in the mountain bike world have the magical cache as Whistler, British Columbia. If you’ve never been, it’s home to not just the Whistler Bike Park, but hundreds of miles of trails throughout the valley and far up the mountains.
A lot of folks come here for different reasons, but it seems not everyone has the same idea of what’s going on…
Check out Matt Dennison’s hilarious winning entry in the 2014 GoPro Crankworx Dirt Diaries film festival:
UPDATE: The survey is now closed. Thanks to all who participated!
How much wrenching do you do on your own bike? Our friends over at Feedback Sports wants to know. Take our super-quick survey and you could win a Pro Truing Stand.
Recently we brought you the details of the new 27.5 Scott Gambler downhill bike and the Voltage freeride. Today our friends over at ShapeRideShoot bring you some behind-the-scenes details of how they were created and some prototype testing with Alex Evans, Nick Pescetto, Nico Vink, and Vincent Tupin.Tweet Print
There’s nothing quite like a magazine you can hold in your hand, but more and more readers are choosing to read their favorite mountain bike magazine on digital devices.
Today we’re announcing Dirt Rag will be available in Magzter. Magzter has become one of the fastest growing cross-platform digital newsstands in the world with over 17 million users. There are over 1,500 publishers with over 4,000 magazines.
Magzter is now available on iPad, iPhones, iPod Touch, Android and Windows 8 devices. You can get Magzter through the App Store or Android Market. Magzter is soon planning to expand its services to other platforms like Symbian, BlackBerry OS, BADA etc. You can also read through your browser.
Oh, and there’s always that paper version too!
So why not order up a subscription and help us keep the great features and product reviews you love rolling along? Thanks!Tweet Print
Yeti Cycles pro rider Hannah Barnes got into cycling relatively late (through her younger brother, Joe) and it was 2005 before she did her first MTB race at age 18.
“I love the variety of doing a bit of everything, and thats why I find Enduro such a good fit for me,” she says. “Our parents were fully into hill running in the summer and spending winters in Kvitavatn, Norway, to cross-country ski. When I was 14, mum and dad took Joe and I out of school for a year. We sailed in our yacht Te Bheag from Fort William around the entire Atlantic.”
Having grown up living the type of adventurous life most people dream about, she only has more adventure to look forward to, now racing full time in the Enduro World Series.Tweet Print
Mavic is nearly synonymous with high end wheels—as it should be as the seminal French brand is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year—and its upped the ante with its latest iteration of light weight race wheels, the Crossmax SL.
Built for cross-country riders, racers and fast trail riding, the new Crossmax SL wheel system combines all of the latest Mavic technologies while shaving up to 100 grams from the previous generation SLR.Tweet Print