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This Beautiful Story Explores the Power of the Bicycle

Bikes change lives. Time and again, we see that bikes offer a vehicle of freedom, giving people new opportunities and outlooks on life, whether its hucking big tricks in the desert, or simply giving someone the ability to escape a bad life situation. In Osprey’s short film The Legend of Rafael, a man found new freedom thanks to his bike.

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After a devastating breakup, Rafael found solitude and restoration on the open road, pedaling his way to emotional health from Mexico City to northern Colorado. With just $500 to his name, he spearheaded a revolution to help the underprivileged members of his new neighborhood the best way he knew how—repairing their bicycles.

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Video: Ski-Biker Gets ‘Bars Deep’ at Brighton
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Video: Ski-Biker Gets ‘Bars Deep’ at Brighton

Video: Ski-Biker Gets ‘Bars Deep’ at Brighton

Ski bikers are a rare breed—so rare that we've never seen one in real life. However, if ski-biking is as fun as Jake Lawlor makes it look in this edit, we might have to give it a try. We've only got a few questions: How do you get it on the lift? Does it break often? Does Ski Patrol ever give you a hard time? How does it compare to regular mountain biking? RELATED: Riding Whistler's Green Monster With the Local Pros For those interested in giving ski-biking a try, Lawlor is riding a Tnght Ski

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Video: Freerider Jumps Over Tour of Utah Racers
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Video: Freerider Jumps Over Tour of Utah Racers

Video: Freerider Jumps Over Tour of Utah Racers

Jumping over road bikers is hot right now. Mountain bikers have been jumping over the Tour De France for years now, and will likely continue to do so until one of them biffs it and smokes a racer. Representing the world of skiing, Candide did it in One of Those Days 3 — firmly establishing the road-biker-gap as canon.  RELATED: Road Gapping Mountain Biker Keeps Tradition Alive This particular road gap was over the Tour of Utah, an annual multi-day road race which takes place (surprise) in

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Must Watch: Rocky Mountain’s New Slayer in ‘Oscillation’
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Must Watch: Rocky Mountain’s New Slayer in ‘Oscillation’

Must Watch: Rocky Mountain’s New Slayer in ‘Oscillation’

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a true freeride machine come to market. When the same bike gets built up with a dual-crown fork to huck cliffs by Carson Storch, and built up as a race machine by Rémi Gauvin, you know it’s intentions. Go fast, and go big, so you better hold on tight. RELATED: Dylan Stark Sends The Fattest 360 At Whip-Off Rocky Mountain’s new Slayer checks all those boxes, erasing the lines between enduro bike and DH bike. Pedal this thing to the top, and then see where it