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Exploring the Martha Creek Meltdown in British Columbia

Bike magazine correspondent Bruno Long recently sent a dispatch to the magazine from the Martha Creek Meltdown, an inaugural downhill mountain biking race in Revelstoke, British Columbia, that features 5,183 feet of descending, making it the race with the longest vertical descent in Canada. "Dropping directly into alpine singletrack, you pick your way through some tight, rocky sections. Working hard through the upper section, you might wonder why you hadn't brought your all-mountain bike...

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My Canyons: Explore the resort with pro mountain biker Eric Porter

Eric Porter, 33, is one of the most versatile pro mountain bikers around, as comfortable on his cross-country bike as he is back-flipping a huge jump. On the pro circuit for 10 years, the collegiate downhill and dual slalom national champion has won regional slopestyle contests and placed second at the Crankworx Slopestyle and fourth at Red Bull Freezeride. Often venturing on worldwide backcountry bike trips, he always returns to his beloved home in the Park City, Utah, area and his hometown..

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Video: World Cup racers Casey Brown and Micayla Gatto

Gravity racing typically has a distinctively flatulent, Y-chromosome, jock-scratching dude vibe to it. At least, that's what we so often see. This is a departure from all that. Here are a few minutes of Anthill's XX chromosome-inspired footage: a look at the lives of World Cup Racers Casey Brown and Micayla Gatto. To watch the video, click here, or click play below.

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Video: Rachel Atherton Downhill at Fort William

This film takes a revealing look at the intense pressure that comes with riding in front of a home crowd made up of avid fans and family members at the UK round of the World Cup and also the effect that the unpredictable Scottish weather can have. To have a look, as the British would say, click play below, or click here.

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Fresh: Raleigh Talus 29 Elite

Raleigh deems the Talus 29 series as its versatile trail 29er. The 'Elite' model, below, is Raleigh's top-end aluminum model. Retailing at $1,800, Bike magazine feels the Raleigh Talus 29 Elite comes with a pretty solid parts spec, complete with a Fox F29 CTD 100-millimeter fork (with a 15-millimeter through axle) and a full Shimano drivetrain and brakes including Deore shifters and derailleurs and solid, two-piece rotors. The Raleigh Talus 29 Elite is fairly lightweight for its price,..

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Foster and Wood win Sony Big Air Triples

James Foster won the BMX division and Trey Wood won the skate division of the Sony Big Air Triples contest on Saturday in Venice Beach, California. The event was held to launch Sony's new point-of-view video camera, the Action Cam, which comes with a waterproof case that is built to handle extreme environments. "ASA's format is definitely unique and pushes the riders to a whole different level, especially when the world's top guys compete head-to-head and have to pull their..

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My Big Sky: explore the resort with local Chad Jones

Big Sky marketing director Chad Jones moved to Montana in 1997 to attend grad school at the University of Montana, and a master's degree in anthropology proved perfect for becoming a fully certified (AASI) snowboard instructor and examiner and eventually assuming the reins of Big Sky's marketing department. A trail runner and road rider first and foremost, he's a cardio animal who competes in triathlons in his spare time (personal best for a half-Ironman: 5 hours 22 minutes). To put it..

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The Trans-Provence: Bike magazine’s man inside

The Trans-Provence is a seven-day mountain biking race in the south of France that runs from Rochebrune to Monte Carlo. For anyone who has ever been to that part of the world, the area is, shall we say, hilly, and the race is billed as one where "the full spectrum of riders' technical mountain biking ability, fitness, and craft is tested to the limit on some of the wildest bikeable terrain in Europe," according to the race's website. Luckily for us, Bike magazine has a correspondent, Seb..

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