Freeride is alive and well with this young master. Colorado’s DJ Brandt knows a thing or two about blowing sh** up on his bike. Hey, on his RaceFace team profile, he even says that his not-pro alternative job would be: “Some sort of job with explosives. I love blowing stuff up.”
Lately, he’s been taking those skills to the infamous Banana Peel freeride line at Trestle Bike Park. Check out his latest effort, complete with a mind-numbing 360 X-up off a huge wooden drop that is currently melting the internet.
Is Viathon's new mountain bike the real deal? We decided to give it a test at Outerbike to find out. Viathon Photo. Walmart isn’t a brand most turn to for upgrading their bike, but Viathon could change that perception. The bikes launched last April, and when word got out that Walmart was quietly supporting the brand, it caused quite the stir. Many see this as an exciting window of opportunity - by tapping into Walmart’s extensive consumer base, the sport might have a chance to grow as a
Flying with your bike just got cheaper, as long as you don't exceed the weight limit. Max Ritter photo. Following suit from competitors like American Airlines and Alaska, Delta Airlines eliminated its $150 flat fee for oversize sporting equipment. Until now, flying with a bike, surfboard, or other large sports gear would come with a hefty price tag. Those days are gone (sort of), under the new rule that treats this as regular luggage. RELATED: Traveling with Ski/Bike/Surf Gear Just Got
Last weekend was tough one for Rachel Atherton. After an already stellar season, Atherton was feeling good during her practice run in Les Gets, boosting the long jump and teeing up to hit the big drop near the bottom of the venue. That’s when things went really wrong - she cased the final jump, rupturing her Achilles tendon in the process. RELATED: How To - Mountain Bike Setup Basics Atherton is currently recovering from surgery to fix the tendon, and is stoked to be back on the bike for next