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Daily Grind: Snark from Bike magazine makes us laugh

A recent web post on bikemag.com by Vernon Felton is worth reading just for the snark. It's on a project called "All We Together" by Czech trials riders Martin Matejicek, Vasek Kolar, and Adam Gerza, and when Felton talks about Kolar, a unicycle rider, he says, "Gerza is one of the best uni riders in Europe, though this probably doesn't stop motorists from throwing beer cans at him while he's out training. Unicyclists are scorned the world over--it's one of the few truly universal..

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Why you need Bike magazine’s Bible of Bike Tests

Most buyers guides suck--they're little more than catalog copy rolled into a "special issue." That blows. Which is why the crew at Bike magazine creates the magazine's buyers guide very differently. For their Bible of Bike Tests, they take some of the most promising bikes and gear and they actually flog the hell out of it on some of the best trails in the world. Next, they fill a magazine with what amounts to an entire year's worth of legitimate,..

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Daily Grind: Supercross rider Cole Seely loves his mountain bike, too

Say what you want about motorsports (NASCAR, motocross, Formula 1, etc.). Talk about how boring they are to watch, if you want, but the riders deserve props for their superb physical fitness. In fact, they could probably take on any mountain biker or cyclist any day. This may be why so many motorsports enthusiasts ride bikes that they power with their legs instead of their gasoline. In the following video by Specialized, Supercross rider Cole Seely talks about why he's so drawn to mountain..

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Daily Grind: Mountain biker Wink Grant’s new video appeals on many levels

The following video short of mountain biker Scott "Wink" Grant offers viewers several layers. For one, it makes you marvel at Grant's skill as a rider and ponder why you are not equally as skilled. After all, Grant makes it look so easy, so it can't be that hard. For another, it makes you pine for the forest and begin plotting ways that you can leave the office, without being seen, so you can go on a long ride (and perhaps on a long cycling vacation that will last several days). "Would..

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Star mountain biker Burry Stander killed in collision with vehicle

Burry Stander, a South African mountain biker and Olympian, was killed Thursday after being struck by a motor vehicle while training near his home on the nation's South Coast. "This is a massive tragedy and we are all stunned at the suddenness and impact that this will have on everybody in the world of cycling," states KZN Mountain Biking on its Facebook page. Image of Burry Stander is courtesy of the Specialized S-Racing TeamStander, 25, an international star and..

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Bike Magazine Preview: Rocky Mountain Instinct 970

This summer, Rocky Mountain unveiled their revised Altitude line, which takes styling cues from their Element series, boosts the travel to 150 millimeters, and adds 650B wheels to the mix. In all the hubbub about 650B, another new-for-2013 Rocky Mountain model--the Instinct 29er--seems to have gone under the radar. Click here to read Bike magazine's preview of it. Photo courtesy Bike magazine

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Bike Magazine Preview: 2013 Specialized Enduro Expert

Bike magazine recently previewed the 2013 Specialized Enduro Expert: "The Enduro has long been a staff favorite at Bike, and with good reason. When it comes to descending, few bikes in the lightweight, six-inch travel market (what everyone calls "all mountain") can keep up with this thing. Small bumps, big wrist slammers, and everything in between, the Enduro just gobbles up the hits." To read what Bike had to say about the 2013 edition, click here. Photo courtesy Bike magazine

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Bike magazine regales with a tale of Mexico, drug gangs, wild dogs, and cycling

Bike magazine correspondent Danielle Baker has weaved quite the tall tale about cycling in Mexico--one that involves her retired parents, federales, drug gangs, and wild dogs. "On my first bike ride with the ladies this year we rode past a shelled out house, where a gunfight between one of the gangs and the federales had killed thirteen people, and two roadside shrines for other gang members who had been assassinated in their vehicles. One of the families in the village had their son..

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