Category Archives: MTB
Hack Bike Derby

This sounds incredible!

“17 frame builders racing home hacked Klunkers over a rain & fire filled weekend in Somerset. The Hack Bike Derby is an annual event held over 2 days with a different type of bike and series of races proposed for each year. This year, the first year, the theme is klunkers; the original Mountain Bikes as raced from around 1976 in California, USA.”

See more details below. Anyone have photos of the bikes?

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Apr 21, 2016 21 comments
Breadwinner’s Goodwater 27.5+ Hardtail Has Landed
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One of my favorite bikes from NAHBS is now available as a custom model within Breadwinner’s extensive bicycle lineup. The Goodwater is a 27.5+ hardtail that can also take a 29’r wheelset. It’s got internal routing, Di2-ready integration and thru-axles. This bike is high on my list of hardtails and honestly, I’m really pumped for Tony and Ira. Check out the Goodwater at Breadwinner!

Apr 21, 2016 No comments yet
Claudio in Cairns

Queensland is home to some rugged and rough terrain, perfect for a bit of World Cup action!

Apr 21, 2016 1 comment
FatBike Touring in Northern Alaska

The words “I’m cold” will not come out of my mouth again. The words “I’m cold” will not come out of my mouth again. The words “I’m cold” will not come out of my mouth again. The words “I’m cold” will not come out of my mouth again. The words “I’m cold” will not come out of my mouth again.

Apr 19, 2016 3 comments
A Slice of British Pie

Rowdy lines, no excessive product clips and just a bunch of (pro) dudes having fun. Loving this one and if you love mountain biking, you will too!

Apr 19, 2016 3 comments
The All-City Log Lady: Sometimes Bikes, Like Men, Jump Up and Say ‘HELLO’ – Kyle Kelley
The All-City Log Lady in Los Angeles

The All-City Log Lady: Sometimes Bikes, Like Men, Jump Up and Say ‘HELLO’
Words by Kyle Kelley, photos by John Watson

From the beginning All-City has been ahead of the curve. They are dedicated contributors to the current evolution of cycling, pushing their own boundaries and those of the industry around them, making bikes that are actually fun to ride. They began making high quality, affordable track cranks and hubs when there was nothing but Campagnolo and Sugino to choose from. Next they introduced the world to the 32c production road “race” bike. After that, they took the cyclocross world by storm and produced a NAHBS quality production single speed cyclocross bike. And during the vintage MTB craze of 2014-2015 they made a modern day, old-timey MTB equally equipped for ripping down the trails as through the streets to the bar. (more…)

Apr 18, 2016 20 comments
Introducing the Salsa Cycles Redpoint
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Words by Morgan Taylor, photo by Scott Haraldson.

Last summer we hosted the guys from Salsa Cycles for a few days as they came through our neck of the woods in the BC mountains collecting images and stories for the launch of their new 27.5″ wheeled, 150mm trail bike, Redpoint. Over the past week, Salsa has slow-released a storysite – Have Dirt, Will Travel – a series of essays on mountain bike road trips with photos from that trip. I’ve got a gallery coming from that visit next week, but for now, check out the storysite and all the details on Redpoint here.

Apr 14, 2016 No comments yet
Maxxis Appalachian Summit Video

Maxxis put together a video showcasing the events from their recent Appalachian Summit in Georgia. It was a hell of a weekend, and if you haven’t checked out the Gallery from the event, be sure to do so.

Apr 14, 2016 2 comments
Four Seasons with the Salsa Blackborow – Jarrod Bunk
Four Seasons with the Salsa Blackborow

Four Seasons with the Salsa Blackborow
Photos and words by Jarrod Bunk

It started over a 2 years ago, when I was riding my current fatbike – a Surly Moonlander – for much more than just winter riding. It was slowly becoming my everything bike, and eventually that Moonlander replaced my carbon Cannondale Scalpel. Looking back, that piqued my interest in a more aggressive geometry bike, that could handle some sort of suspension fork.

There were a handful of manufacturers with tapered head tubes to allow for a Rock Shox Bluto or other fork. Simply put my next bike had to have the ability to run suspension, fat 5” tires, and through axles. Of the handful of bikes out at the time this wasn’t possible. Along comes a Blackborow. It has checked all of my boxes, and even some that I didn’t know I needed checking. THAT FOREST SERVICE GREEN, I had to have it. Things fell into place and a few months after waiting my dinglespeed build showed up. I have a tendency to build my bikes custom, so I stripped the bike down and rebuilt it with some stuff that I prefer to use. Industry 9 Hubs, dropper post, RaceFace NEXT SL cranks and the cockpit from Chromag. (more…)

Apr 13, 2016 23 comments