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Hardtail Hooning Perfect for Winter - Dec. 1, 2017, 2:15 a.m.

Oh the optimism of youth? Seriously? Because of the weather? 

Perfect winter conditions.....after a certain age time is precious and that is a bigger issue than cold temps and a but of mud.

If it isn't Carbon - are you Still a Mountain Biker? - Nov. 10, 2017, 2:24 a.m.

Re: Seond hand/used bike issues mentioned

I think that this is not really a legit issue if a person wants to start riding. It would make for a great Satruday late afternoon with a drink or two while pulling apart that used bike and get some skills in being self sufficient.

And a bike rider does need a few tools anyways, and fixing a bike at home can be done with a mini/multi tool, might be no fun - but can be done.

This issue might be different for people who do not care at all about how a bike is working or who only ride because of the hype, true.

The question at the beginning of the editorial is purely rhetoric, though. Who gives a shit about what anyone is riding?

If it isn't Carbon - are you Still a Mountain Biker? - Nov. 10, 2017, 2:18 a.m.

Now I am curious.

Rattlin' Hardtail Hooning! - Nov. 5, 2017, 12:35 p.m.

He has got superb riding skills. The way he tackles the jumps and how he distributes his weight on the rough. Amazing. 

Riding the EWS on a hardtail is bonkers. He's got some serious skills.

Rattlin' Hardtail Hooning! - Nov. 3, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

Fucking metal, err, mental. Awesome. And seriously inspiring. I am looking forward for riding my hardtail in the "other season" after having ridden quite a few miles on my old park bike this year.

#NotASlopestyleCourse - Oct. 31, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

I think on the one hand tv coverage might be the culprit, on the other hand it has definitely to do with the general overflow/overkill of extreme-sports images. 

The true size, scope and skillset needed for such lines is not on most people's radars unless experienced firsthand which can be extremely humbling. 

Calling Rampage just another slopestyle comp is like calling the stops of the Fest series nothing more than dj sessions.

Endless Corners - EWS Finale Ligure Course Preview - Sept. 29, 2017, 8:01 a.m.

This looks awesome. Hope all the racers stay sage, a few sections are seriously technical but oh so much fun. 

The vid fuelled the stoke. Am going to be there in the Christmas holidays for five days.

Chromag Trailmaster LTD Saddle - Oiled Leather is Better - Sept. 21, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

Replying to a rather old article....

I run the 'ordinary' Trailmaster on my Stylus and on the rear edges the leather is starting to tear. Have used the saddle for almost 5 seasons, I think, regularly oiled and cleaned. But think that the perforation and/or thickness of the leather only lasts that long. 

Does anyone have an idea how long a Trailmaster LTD might hold if taken care of properly?

The Moment - The Birth of Freeride - Aug. 25, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

Wow. I am really looking forward to this. And thank you Darcy that you are doing this, and Cam for bringing it on everbody's radar. Sweet. The Kranked movies were a huge part of

Can You Escape The New Bike Tractor Beam? - May 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Mountain biking is serious business. That's why.... ;-)

NSMB Yearbook - May 20, 2017, 10:57 a.m.

Beautiful. Thank you.

Gully Rides Ladies Only - May 17, 2017, 11:48 p.m.


Stevie Smith - Seasons Segment - May 14, 2017, 12:45 a.m.

When I watched it for the first time all those years ago, I was really excited for him and his mother. His dream was so big, larger than life in a way, and at the same time he seemed to be really focused and driven, in a positive way. 

The energy of the following seasons as a WC pro was inspirational and catching. 

When Stevie passed away it coincided with my life becoming unravelled, now I am back on my feet and have the drive to follow my own biking-related dream of achieving my small goals with a positive attitude, and share the stoke with my little son. Because, to quote Stevie's mother...that is what fathers do.

Thank you to both Stevie and his mother for the inspiration and stoke.

Beauty's In The Eye Of The Bike Owner - May 5, 2017, 5:59 a.m.

I grew up with Ned Overend and the crazy individuals that came a few years later, I still remember reading my very first Bike Magazine in Vancouver with Missy Giove as a guest editor. 

Back then the energy was different, heck even ten years ago the energy was different, there was more creativity and experimentalism, just think of the Froriders, or the Flowriders. 

The industry was somehow still figuring things out. It was a niche sport, now it has become fully mainstream, with the industry being big business. Not that it was smaller in the past, though. 

Still, in my opinion the "punk-rock" attitude and freshness seems to have disappeared. But then again, there are hundreds if not thousands of builders out there who create trails, bikes and accessories that are a unique and artfully crafted antithesis to the big names and biking-culture mainstream. 

In the end it is like every other part of a culture that was once considered sub-culture. 

It all depends on who we, the riders - and ultimately, the consumers - want to be. What trails and what bikes we want to ride. How we want to ride. How we want to share it. What we want to pass on to the next generation.

Matty Miles | Raw 100 - April 27, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

Sweet. Makes me want to ride my bike.

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