For the final installment of the Into the Dirt series, Team InFocus returns to the spiritual home of freeride. Whistler Bike Park. Is this the best riding spot in the world? They sure make it look like it is.
Posted by csteen on 1/28/2015 10:52 AM
After taking a win at the notoriously rough Northstar ProGRT downhill course under Marco Osborne, the new Cannondale Jekyll is proving to be a head turner with a complete geometry revamp, updated rear shock tune, 27.5-inch wheels, more travel, and unique carbon Lefty SuperMax PBR fork. Do the revisions add up to a better Jekyll? Find out in this review.
Posted by bturman on 1/29/2015 4:03 AM
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Posted by bturman on 1/27/2015 2:07 PM
Interested to see how Transition might have improved on already proven concepts, we tested the new 155mm travel Patrol 1 in the rocky mountains surrounding San Luis Obispo, California. What this bike didn't do was almost more surprising than what it did...
Posted by bturman on 1/27/2015 10:01 AM
Everyone knows one. That one rider who can flick the switch and even on your best day will put your riding abilities to shame. Joel Moore is one of those guys and a local legend in the Cwmcarn and the South Wales area. He will hit those turns as hard as possible and send the biggest drop offs. Check him out in this edit.
Posted by csteen on 1/26/2015 6:13 PM
Awesome! Watch these two little guys rip up some big jumps in Queenstown, New Zealand. They're so good for being so young.
Posted by bturman on 1/26/2015 11:16 AM
"It’s grim up north they say... You’re right, it might be grim up north, but we bloody love it!" Join Hope Tech riders Sam Flanagan and Craig Evans as they tackle Northern England in some of the gnarliest riding conditions ever.
Posted by bturman on 1/26/2015 10:44 AM
No money, no problem if you don't mind doing a little bit of internet searching and running 26-inch wheels!
Posted by sspomer on 1/26/2015 10:14 AM
It's good to hear what Matt Lehikoinen has been up to and what he has planned for 2015. It's really good to see Matti Lehikoinen back on the bike. It's really, really, really good to see that hip moto whip at the end of this video on his trail bike. KAPOW! YEAH MATTI!
Posted by sspomer on 1/25/2015 9:20 AM
You ever wonder how those ravens in the Moab desert survive the summer heat, dressed in all black? Regardless, here's what it looks like to watch David Glover monster truck through southern Utah elements as if you were one of those ravens.
Posted by sspomer on 1/25/2015 9:03 AM
Hope's new crank drew plenty of attention at last week's launch. We've had it out on a few adventures already, and are ready to provide a more in-depth report on our initial experience - it's the First Ride and it's waiting for you right inside.
Posted by iceman2058 on 1/24/2015 11:20 PM
After much anticipation, the Trek Slash goes carbon for 2015. The 160mm travel bike underwent a major redesign last year, gaining 27.5-inch wheels, noticeably better pedaling performance, and even more capable geometry. This all-mountain/enduro ripper was just waiting to unleash its fury on the trails at the 2015 Vital MTB Test Sessions.
Posted by bturman on 1/23/2015 12:34 PM