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Over $16,000 Worth of Prizes to be Won During Trail Karma Month

Over $16,000 Worth of Prizes to be Won During Trail Karma Month

More so than before, trail associations are spread thin as trail maintenance increases and access to resources decreases. Due to COVID-19, funding is being cut, while more and more people are outside using the trails. There is a large gap between current funding and...

49 Bikes of Whistler Bike Park Opening Day 2020

49 Bikes of Whistler Bike Park Opening Day 2020

Giant Glory Party shirts and all types of bikes graced the trails in Whistler on Monday. Clint Trahan was out to grab some photos of some of the lucky riders to sample the goods on Opening Day and their prized steeds. Commencal Supreme Commencal Furious Norco Aurum...

Bike Check: Leigh Johnson’s Pole Taival Steel Hardtail

Bike Check: Leigh Johnson’s Pole Taival Steel Hardtail

The British Pole Enduro Team rider had an incredible 2019 season with two top-ten finishes and closing out the year with a 12th place finish in the overall. With racing still a couple of months away, Leigh Johnson has built himself his first hardcore hardtail as an...

MTB on a Budget: Where to Spend & Where to Save on Bike Parts

MTB on a Budget: Where to Spend & Where to Save on Bike Parts

We kicked off our MTB on a Budget series by looking at where to spend and where to save on apparel and protective gear, which means that now it’s time to take a look at the one thing you actually need to go mountain biking – a mountain bike.If you browse through...

Bike vs Bike – Nino Schurter and Kate Courtney’s Scott Sparks

Bike vs Bike – Nino Schurter and Kate Courtney’s Scott Sparks

The XC World Championships were due to take place in Albstadt this past weekend and right at the sharp end of the favourites list were likely to be Scott’s spearhead of Kate Courtney and Nino Schurter. Nino is reigning champion for the men, after picking up his...

Interview: Marine Cabirou on Her First World Cup Wins and Her Plans for the New Race Season

Interview: Marine Cabirou on Her First World Cup Wins and Her Plans for the New Race Season

Marine Cabirou After taking her first Elite World Cup win in Val di Sole Marine Cabirou then went on to another two World Cup victories and a bronze medal at the World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne. We caught up with Marine to talk about lockdown and her...

There’s a Reason They Don’t Let Me Write the Tech Articles – Sunday Comics with Taj Mihelich

There’s a Reason They Don’t Let Me Write the Tech Articles – Sunday Comics with Taj Mihelich

Mountain biking used to be a whole lot harder. Good luck with this one Dan Roberts! MC Escher signature suspension design. First 10 people to explain how clipless pedals got their name ruin the joke. Ok, I admit to drawing this horsey a few years ago before I started...

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...

Video: Claudio Caluori Takes a Run Down the World’s First Fully Electric Built Trail

Video: Claudio Caluori Takes a Run Down the World’s First Fully Electric Built Trail

Words – VelosolutionsVelosolutions joins forces with Flims Laax Falera to build Nagens. The visionary mindset, the overwhelming natural beauty, the endless mountain bike trails and an initiative called Greenstyle were the reasons for Velosolutions to move to the...