Cross-cultural exchanges are often fraught with differing ideas of how things “ought” to be. An American struggles to come to terms with a cultural barrier he had not anticipated—the Italian way of mountain biking.
Welcome to our second annual Personality Issue. You’ll read less about current racing superstars and more about regular riding folks or retired professionals who are just like most of us—tied to the sport in some way and doing what they can to give back or just enjoy the friends and experiences they’ve made along the way.
Mudflap was one of the early cycling fanzines containing equal parts comic book, scrapbook, reviews, interviews and accounts of Greta's personal adventures as a punk-rock bicyclist. This is Mudflap's story.
Even before the current diversification of wheel sizes, the ever-increasing number mountain bike niches had us pondering the growing number genres. In 2006 we asked a panel of industry insiders to give us their take on the growing number of niches.
Repairing bikes isn’t a great way to make a living. On average, bike mechanics are paid less than the average high school dropout. The newly formed Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association might help change that.