Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

You Don’t Have to Park Your MTB For The Winter

There comes that time of year when the days get short, the dirt turns into pow, and the ski lifts start turning, but that hardcore rider in you doesn't want to park the bike for the winter. 

The past season was so good; you rode so many new trails, learned a few new tricks, and stoked that passion for riding to an all time high. Well, follow in Vincent Tupin’s footsteps and keep riding! It doesn't have to be quite on this level, but your local trails aren't going anywhere. Yeah, your brakes might squeal a bit and those tires wont have the grip you want, but you can still go fast, hit a few airs and have an absolute blast on two wheels.

Play
READ THE STORY
POV From the World’s Craziest MTB Race
Up Next Bike

POV From the World’s Craziest MTB Race

POV From the World’s Craziest MTB Race

For those of you who don’t know about the Megavalanche, it’s likely the rowdiest race you’ll ever see on two wheels. Mass tart. Crashes. Glaciers. Rocks. Crashes. Oh, and did I mention carnage? There’s really not much else to say. Take a few minutes to appreciate the gnar, and please pardon Ben Deakin’s French.  RELATED: 1500 Mountain Bikers Race Down a Glacier P.S. If you really only have 30 seconds, fast forward to 2:18. 

Play
READ THE STORY
Watch: 1500 Mountain Bikers Race Down A Glacier
Up Next Bike

Watch: 1500 Mountain Bikers Race Down A Glacier

Watch: 1500 Mountain Bikers Race Down A Glacier

Every year, hundreds of mountain bikers descend on the legendary Megavalanche course in the French Alps to compete in a mass start downhill race. The course starts at 11,000 feet, high on Alpe D’Huez’s Pic Blanc, before descending nearly 9000 feet back to the valley floor over glaciers, snow, and gnarly singletrack. The race takes endurance, incredible bike handling skills, and a whole lot of luck to finish.  This year’s winner was EWS racer Damien Oton, with a time of 38:55. Check out

Play
READ THE STORY
Specialized Wants to Remind You That XC is Cool Too
Up Next Bike

Specialized Wants to Remind You That XC is Cool Too

Specialized Wants to Remind You That XC is Cool Too

Within the weird subculture that is mountain biking exist even more highly polarized subcultures. Enduro, DH, cross country, you name it. While they all involve rolling around on dirt aboard a two-wheeled machine, sparks would fly if you dared confuse a DHer with an endurbro or a lycra-clad weight weenie. RELATED: Specialized Just Dropper the Best Marketing Video Ever Made The funny thing though, is that bikes these days are attempting to bridge that gap more than ever. With Enduro bikes