SpokedMountain Biking & Cycling News

Daily Grind: Rocky Mountain Bicycles explores Argentina

The folks over at Rocky Mountain Bicycles in British Columbia recently decided to take a fantasy mountain biking vacation to Argentina. They documented the trip with some stunning photographs and video, which you can check out by clicking here or pressing play in the video below. "Our first day of riding had us giddy--we knew we'd stumbled upon something big," the crew wrote about Cerro Catedral, Argentina, where they were staying. "It was so gratifying to come so far and be rewarded with..

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My Boyne: explore the northern Michigan resort with local Bob South

Bob South, owner of an outfitter and retail shop called No Boundaries, has lived and played in northern Michigan for over 10 years, meaning he'll whop your butt on a bike, boat, or board anywhere near Boyne. "My wife and I moved here from Indiana specifically for its outdoor opportunities," says the avid cyclist, who can be found exploring the area with his three kids and two dogs. "We just love the woods and water in our little slice of paradise. Northern Michigan provides year-round fun..

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My Alyeska: Explore the Alaskan resort with local Brian Burnett

Alyeska Mountain services manager Brian Burnett is no stranger to all things Alaska. He's lived there most of his life and learned to ski at Alyeska way back in 1963. Growing up alpine racing, he traveled the world as a ski tech with the U.S Ski Team for about 20 years and then returned to work at Alyeska, where he gets up to 150 days a year in both in-bounds and in the region's vast backcountry. When the snow melts, you can find him either paddling or hitting the local trails on his..

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Etnies Planet is Your Playground contest winner announced

Congratulations to Rafal Bogowolski of Nevada for winning the Etnies Planet is Your Playground photo contest!While Etnies received plenty of worthy photos from exotic places around the world, including Fiji, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Kazakhstan, Bogowolski's winning shot was from right here in the good ol' U.S. and A. in Lake Tahoe, which sits on the border of California and Nevada."Lake Tahoe is one of the few places in the world where you can do almost every activity..

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Video: Freerider Sam Pilgrim in Japan

In the following video mountain bike freerider Sam Pilgrim immerses himself in Japanese culture as he makes a pilgrimage to share his perspective on freeriding with the local Japanese mountain biking community. Click play to watch.

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Insta-Awesome: Sights and scenes Dew Tour San Francisco

For four days Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco was an action sports paradise, as over 200 athletes competed for the Dew Cup in skate, BMX, and FMX disciplines at the Dew Tour Toyota City Championships. Numerous athletes and fans shared their experiences of the event through their Instagram accounts, and this edition of Insta-Awesome is a compilation of their best shots. Click the photo above to view the gallery.

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Bike Magazine Exclusive: Timbuk2 Especial messenger bag

Messenger bags are often no-frills beasts of burden. Timbuk2's new Especial bag, however, defies convention. This thing brims with cool features that make it easier to use, more resistant to crap weather, and even safer (by making you more visible at night). We're just scraping the tip of the iceberg here. Check out the video for more.

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Daily Grind: Bike magazine reviews the Shimano MO-88 trail shoes

Everyone can use a new pair of shoes, even the folks over at Bike magazine, who get shoes sent to them without even asking for them, including the Shimano MO-88 trail shoes. "Call me an idiot. No, seriously. Albeit my expectations weren't the highest to begin with, to say I'd underestimated the MO-88s would be a massive understatement. As far as durability is concerned, I'd put the MO-88s up against any other shoe on the market. And that's not a statement I'm making lightly--these..

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