Bike Check: Jesse Melamed’s Rocky Mountain Slayer

Bike Check: Jesse Melamed’s Rocky Mountain Slayer

In 2019 Jesse Melamed had a year of ups and downs. He had some of his best results at the EWS, with third-place finishes in Rotorua and Madeira, but during the Val Di Fassa round he crashed in practice leading to a stable fracture of his left tib/fib, multiple...
Pinkbike Poll: Are Your Local Trails Challenging Enough?

Pinkbike Poll: Are Your Local Trails Challenging Enough?

“Stop dumbing down the trails!” It’s a common refrain, and one that pops up every time a tricky root disappears, or a chunky flat corner turns into a smooth berm. Trail maintenance is a balancing act, and sometimes an overzealous builder or trail organization...
Ultimate Bike Check: Cam McCaul’s Trek Remedy

Ultimate Bike Check: Cam McCaul’s Trek Remedy

Cam McCaul and I both live in Bend, Oregon, only about 10 minutes from door to door, however with our crazy schedules it means we run into each other outside of the country more often than we do at home. Since we’ve both got more time on our hands than usual, we...