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First Look: 2015 NS Snabb Enduro and Trail Bikes 1

In Swedish, 'Snabb' means fast, which is exactly what NS Bikes was going for with their new Enduro and Trail bikes. Available in both an Enduro and a Trail version, both bikes were designed to be reliable, good looking bikes free of gimmicks. Check them out inside.

Posted by bturman on 11/28/2014 9:25 AM

Coming Home - Daily Shot 1

Home is where your tent is.

Been exploring? Share the stoke!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/28/2014 12:28 PM

Vive la France! Episode 4 of "A Life Worth Winning"

Take an inside look into the homes of Loic and Loris then watch the final World Cup of the season unfold in the French town of Meribel. Could the team perform in front of the home crowd? Grab a brew and check out the final episode to find out...

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/28/2014 8:08 AM

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Danny Hart and Emmeline Ragot Join MS-Mondraker, Will Race New Summum Carbon

You probably read the news in our big launch feature yesterday, but here is the official introduction of the new MS-Mondraker Team for 2015. One to look out for!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/28/2014 12:29 AM

Bike of the Day: Canfield Balance 10 12

Black on black Balance. Boosh!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/28/2014 7:29 AM

Cam Cole to Headline Giant NZ Gravity Team

Following his retirement from international World Cup racing it didn't take long for Cam Cole to find himself a new home - he'll be joining Giant New Zealand's new Gravity Team, where he'll head up a squad of 5 racers set to take on DH and Enduro events in NZ and abroad. We wish Cam and the whole team the best of luck!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/28/2014 3:42 AM

26 Photos of the 2015 Mondraker Summum Carbon Pro

There's always room for a little more drool on your keyboard.

Posted by sspomer on 11/27/2014 10:18 PM

SAVE BIG - Black Friday Blowout Sales

Get stocked up on bike gear with massive savings during the Black Friday sales.

Posted by sspomer on 11/28/2014 5:01 AM

Tested: Source Whistler 20L Hydration Pack

Looking for a hydration pack that's flexible enough to carry almost all your gear, but lightweight and adjustable enough to function as a day pack too? Source's Whistler 20L could be just the answer - read our review to see if it could be right for you.

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/28/2014 7:05 AM

First Look: OneUp Launches Competitively Priced Narrow Wide Chainring and Updated RADr Cage 4

Exactly one year ago OneUp released the first 42-tooth sprocket that allowed riders to switch to a 1X drivetrain with a large range at a reduced cost. Their new OneUp Narrow Wide Chainring completes the package and the RADr cage makes it shift even better.

Posted by bturman on 11/27/2014 6:38 AM

Lemonade and Ducktape Stuffs

Lemonade and Ducktape Stuffs is a film series about freedom. Funding coming completely from the filmmakers and riders leaves room to break the conventional norm and showcase the individuals as they live. The culture movement is here. Strait, Zink, McCaul(s), Semenuk, Lacondeguy, Agassiz, R-Dog and others make sure there's some rad riding too.

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/27/2014 1:12 PM

First Look: 2015 Mondraker Summum Carbon Pro 5

With a brand new carbon DH bike weighing in at less than 33-lbs, and a new race team led by Danny Hart to pilot it in the World Cup, Mondraker have plenty to be excited about. Check out our in-depth first look feature and you might well be too!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/27/2014 3:01 PM

Ray George - Work Ethic 1

Ray's signature style proves that hard work can pay off. Join him for an afternoon of bangers at one of California's hidden dirt jump gems.

Posted by bturman on 11/27/2014 8:36 AM

We Fear Change - Vital Gram Central

If it were up to some of us, we'd still be on steel frames with 26-inch wheels, elastomer-sprung forks, shooting film in our cameras for print magazines while watching Sprung 3 on VHS.

Posted by sspomer on 11/27/2014 9:24 AM

Merchant of Dirt - Daily Shot 1

Merchant of Dirt, merchant of dreams.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/27/2014 7:42 AM

Full Throttle in Seattle

Don't watch this ripping edit if your trails are currently covered in mud or snow - it will give you an irresistible urge to go shred!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/27/2014 4:41 AM

Bike of the Day: Trek Session 9.9 1 6

Super stealthy and slick build on this carbonized DH slayer from Trek.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/27/2014 1:57 AM

It's Official! Sam Blenkinsop Joins Newly Formed Norco Factory Racing Team

A little more 2015 clarity as one of the top riders in the world finds a ride with Norco's new Factory Racing team, where he will race alongside Harry Heath, Jack Iles, and Magnus Manson under team owner/manager Todd Schumlick of PerformX Racing.

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/26/2014 1:09 PM

As Wild as It Gets - the Ultimate 2014 Banger Collection from the Parkins

From the sickest scrubs to the biggest bails, nothing compares to DH racing at the highest level. Get stoked on the raddest shots the Parkin bros captured for Red Bull during this year's World Cup campaign, and try to ignore how long we have to wait for it all to start up again...

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/26/2014 12:50 PM

Autumn Gold - Daily Shot 1

It may be getting colder and wetter outside, but just look at that light.

Got gold? Share the nugs!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/26/2014 11:49 AM

Bike Park Love with Matt Brooks

Matt Brooks aka Lone Wolf coming through with an ode to the Bike Park, the ultimate playground and home to two-wheeled fun in its most concentrated form. Is it opening day yet?

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/26/2014 1:34 PM

Help This Young BC Mountain Biker Beat Cancer and Ride Again 9

Earlier this month, 18-year-old Kyle McConkey of British Columbia was told he had just weeks to live. He has been battling leukemia for two years but there is a ray of hope. Let's help get him back on two wheels.

Posted by bturman on 11/25/2014 11:07 PM

Full on in France with the Dudes of Hazzard 1

Part 2 of the 2014 Dudeumentary is here, and it's time to join the Dudes on a roadtrip to Euroland. High cuisine and whitewater rubber dingy rafting are on the menu as Landship III makes for France.

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/26/2014 4:55 AM

Bike of the Day: Devinci Troy 3 3

Sub 13-kgs and ready to rumble.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/26/2014 1:01 AM

2015 USA Pro GRT Receives UCI Status, Will Be Broadcast 12

USA Cycling announced that the 2015 Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour has gained UCI status for all five races of the calendar, making the U.S. an international mountain bike point-chasing destination in the coming year.

Posted by bturman on 11/25/2014 5:40 PM

Forum: Tubeless Rim Recommendations? 14

Vital member, woodybepierced needs some tubeless rim advice for the less-than-abusive riding he does on a regular basis. Help a brother out.

Posted by sspomer on 11/25/2014 12:20 PM

Red Bull Hardline - What Happens When You Give Dan Atherton His Own Mountain To Build On

IT'S HERE! It's DH on steroids, it's Rampage on the clock, it's 10 of the world's top racers pitted against the insane creation of mad trailbuilder extraordinaire Dan Atherton and his vision of how to take mountain biking to the next level. It's Red Bull Hardline and it's utterly insane.

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/25/2014 6:10 AM

Tested: Spank Spike 800 Race Vibrocore Bar 1

Can a foam-filled handlebar help solve the age old problem of arm pump and hand fatigue? We put Spank's latest creation to the test.

Posted by bturman on 11/25/2014 10:15 PM

Hardline - POV of Dan Atherton's Wildest Creation 5

After you're done checking out the event edit, hop onboard for a full run down this monster of a track, brainchild of evil genius Dan Atherton.

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/25/2014 5:47 AM

Last Lap: Ripping a Fresh Canyons Trail on Closing Weekend 6

Imagine riding a brand new DH trail for the first time on closing weekend? The folks at Canyons Resort give you a taste of what you can look forward to as you wait out those long cold winter months - what a tease!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/25/2014 2:58 AM

Blasting Off Rocks and High Speed Manuals with Jeff Kendall-Weed 1

Kitsbow and Ibis teamed up to bring you this action packed edit of notorious style master Jeff Kendall-Weed on the brand new 650B Ibis Mojo HD3 on some of South Lake Tahoe's best trails.

Posted by bturman on 11/25/2014 10:02 AM

The Final Shred - Chris Johnston's Last Ride 2

After a bad elbow injury at the Chile EWS early this year and almost a full season of recovery, Chris Johnston's elbow did not regain full range of motion. Chris had to go back in for additional surgery recently, but before he had to give up the bike for a while he went out and self-filmed his last ride.

Posted by bturman on 11/25/2014 8:09 AM

Sunny Sender at 'Sands - Daily Shot 1

Sending it in the sun at Woburn Sands.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/25/2014 10:56 AM

Bike of the Day: Devilwork Proteus EVO 650b 4 2

Handmade steel frame from Slovakia.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/25/2014 11:24 AM

WIN BIG! IXS MTB Pads Up For Grabs - Presented by Art's Cyclery 12

Enter for your chance to win a set of IXS Elbow and Knee pads and the confidence to take your riding game to the next level. Entries made by 11/25 will get two entries into the contest, so enter soon.

Posted by bturman on 11/25/2014 9:36 AM

Legendary Post Office Jumps to Close February 2015 11

It was only a matter of time, but the Post Office jumps in Aptos, CA, will finally close in February 2015 after an incredible relationship between landowner, community and riders.

Posted by sspomer on 11/25/2014 9:49 AM