How hard does a modern suspension fork have to work to keep up with a pro like Gee Atherton? Check out this awesome video from a recent run at Crankworx Les Deux Alps.Tweet
Business at Spot Brand is growing, and so is its lineup of bikes, mostly catering to the singlespeed crowd and all featuring Gates Carbon Belt Drive compatibility.
The latest is the Cream SS, a titanium hardtail mountain bike with some highly manipulated tube shapes.Tweet
Oskar Blues Brewery hails from Colorado but has made western North Carolina its second home, first building a brewery there in 2012, and now it will open a 145-acre farm as a beer and bike vacation destination.
Located about eight miles from the Brevard-based Oskar Blues brewery, the former Shoal Falls Farm soon will be a haven for mountain bikers, a place to grow hops, pasture land for spent grain-fed cows, and a music and event space, all against the beautiful backdrop of Dupont State Forest.Tweet
The crew at Northstar continues to work hard improving and maintaining the trails. Watch along as pro riders Graeme Pitts, Adrienne Schneider and Dustin Schaad rip up and test out the freshly built Sticks & Stones trail. Northstar is now open seven days a week too.Tweet
The second stop of the Scott Enduro Cup presented by GoPro captivated the attention of the biking community as the flagship race of the Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival June 27-29. The two day competition is one of the longest enduro races in North America covering 24 miles and 9,000 descending vertical feet across Sun Valley Resort’s Bald Mountain in the heart of the Sawtooth National Forest. It’s also an official stop on North American Enduro Tour. After five timed stages, the fastest combined times on the leader boards for men and women were claimed by Aaron Bradford (1:00:49) and Margaret Gregory (1:08:59).
“It was a really fun weekend and definitely one of the more well put on events. The timing was really good,” said Gregory. “It was a tough yet balanced race with a lot of pedaling and technical sections.”Tweet
The fourth annual Smith Optics Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival has returned to the stunning scenery and world-class singletrack of Sun Valley, Idaho, through July 5. Smith Optics joins this year as the title sponsor of the festival which is a rowdy and homegrown celebration geared for anyone who enjoys life on two wheels.
Expect to find a wide array of entertainment and activities including the second stop of the Scott Enduro Cup presented by GoPro, a downtown bike expo, guided rides for all abilities and a number of raucous community races.Tweet
We have a review of the new Fox 36 fork coming in the next issue of Dirt Rag, but for now, here’s a little preview of what it’s capable of, courtesy of Lars Sternberg.Tweet
Most Rider’s Eye submissions are photographs, but we love reader videos as well. Check out this great clip of Oscar Mud, the trail dog in training. Submitted by Nikki Channon of MudTrek. Keep up the good work Oscar!
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Cedric takes you through his expanding signature tire lineup, explaining his creative process and all the work that goes into his signature brand of tires and the other new Panaracer tires he’s using in 2014.Tweet
One of our favorite rides every year is the Mt. Tam Dirt Fondo that samples some of the sweet singletrack where mountain biking was born on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California.
The original, 46-mile ride will still take place September 7, but this year the Marin County Bicycle Coalition has added a Summer Solstice Ride on June 29. You’ll get to ride with some of the legends of the sport, enjoy a tasty barbecue afterwards and get a free T-shirt. Proceeds from the Dirt Fondo supports MCBCs Off-Road Program, which works to expand trail opportunities for mountain biking while promoting good trail etiquette and environmental stewardship.
Sign up for the Summer Solstice Ride here.
Sign up for the Dirt Fondo here.
Read about our good time at least year’s event here.
We’ve been riding a lot of the new WTB tires lately and have been really impressed with both the new tread designs and the ease of use of the new TCS tubeless system. Today we look at the Bee Line, 27.5 XC tire and the Vigilante, a full-bore enduro and all-mountian tread.Tweet
Fat bikes and internally-geared hubs go together like peanut butter and chocolate, but as of now, options are limited. Currently the only option is to build an offset (or even non-offset) wheel with a standard 135mm hub and use a corresponding frame like Surly’s Pugsley. But as tires get every wider and hub spacing follows suit, fat bike riders have been left out in the proverbial cold.
Photographer Bryan Kirkwood sent us this great video he made with his dog Ty in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
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