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Wheelie Poppin’ and Bunny Hoppin’ – Sunday Comics with Taj Mihelich

 Man, honestly by now, you can just let it go. There’s a lot of people here who obviously enjoy his content, so why shit on it? Not every article has to be for everyone, and honestly, nobody really cares to hear you whining that this isn’t for...

Video: Gettin’ Rowdy in Texas Hill Country with Jeff Kendall-Weed

    Like many of us in this mountain bike community, I grew up with an addiction. Quarter pipes, campouts in the woods, and lots of Misfits, I was about one stair gap short of needing a full-on intervention to save me from that BMX addiction.In early...

Review: SRAM’s New G2 Ultimate Brakes

SRAM’s new G2 brakes are aimed at the trail bike and enduro crowd, and were designed to deliver more power and an improved lever feel compared to previous versions. There are two models of the four-piston stoppers, with the $280 USD Ultimates reviewed below...

UCI Threatens to Impose ‘Disciplinary Measures’ on Licensed Riders Who Compete in FIM eMTB Series

The UCI today has released a statement which expresses its “surprise and disappointment” over the recent announcement of an FIM e-MTB race series and has threatened to punish any racer that competes in it.Cycling’s governing body has already...

Opinion: Carbon and Aluminum Wheels – Does Stiffer Always Mean Better?

Versus can be such an ugly little word, especially in bike testing. The problem is that it demands absolutes, that the world be divided into black and white, yet as you start to get more of a sense of how a bike could and should work you begin to understand that we...

Video: Best of Mike Hopkins’ DreamRide

A Tip of the Hat to Mike Hopkins and the DreamRide Crew:When we at Diamondback first started down the DreamRide vortex, we had no idea what we were getting into. We thought we’d asked them to make a video for a product launch. Instead, we got a feast for the eyes:...

First Ride: RockShox’s Updated Lyrik and New Deluxe Shock

What’s in a name? Previously, when it came to the model names in RockShox’s suspension line the answer was, ‘A whole bunch of letters.’ Those letters designated the features of each fork or shock; a Lyrik RCT3 for instance, or a SID RLC. That...

Live Now: Ask Me Anything with Trauma & Orthopaedic Doctor Henry Turner

Henry Turner is a South African living in Ireland who loves the outdoors, rugby, hiking and mountain biking. He is an active member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland as well as the AO trauma group. His specific interests include Orthopaedic trauma and sports...

Review: Forbidden’s New High Pivot Trail Bike – the Druid

3 Questions With Forbidden’s Owen Pemberton What inspired the decision to start Forbidden?Both myself and Ali had a desire to start a small company/brand that would allow us to develop the products that we wanted to create without having to keep one eye on...