SpokedMountain Biking & Cycling News

My Loveland: Explore the resort with local John Sellers

John Sellers has worked at Loveland, Colorado, for nine years and he, well, loves it. He commutes over daily through the Eisenhower tunnel from nearby Dillon--in the winter with his skis and board and come summer with his bike and other toys. "I love it all," he says. "Skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and anything that gets me outside exploring the mountains. And this is a great place to do it. There's plenty of sunshine, cool mountain temps, and infinite opportunities to get..

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My Copper Mountain: Get to know the resort with local Chris Landry

Chris Landry, 39, has lived in Summit County, Colorado, for the past 13 years, moving from Denver to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. An avid snowboarder, skateboarder, mountain biker, and hiker, he's gone from caterer to liftie to his current seven-year role as lift supervisor. "After one season in Breckenridge I realized how much I missed Copper Mountain," he says. "Not only for the great people, but also the awesome terrain, in both winter and summer." A former BMX and..

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Daily Grind: Testing for Bible of Bike Tests begins

Every year, Bike magazine puts out the Bible of Bike Tests, which is the most thoroughly researched gear guide in the bike industry available today--and the Bike magazine crew just got started with this year's testing in Fruita, Colorado. While the crew obviously drinks a lot of beer, rides a lot of bikes, and has a lot of fun, the testing process is arduous work that involves arguing, 4:30 a.m. wake-up calls, and bloodshed. Says Bike magazine correspondent Vernon Felton: "We will also put..

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First Look: Specialized S-Works Fate Carbon 29

The folks over at Bike magazine got a look at the Specialized S-Works Fate Carbon 29, and here's a sampling of what they had to say: "This year's S-Works Fate Carbon is the first of Specialized's women's mountain bikes to carry the S-Works (what Specialized calls its very top-end bikes) name (and price). Fate Carbon 29's frame has been optimized for women with a crazy-low standover to boost confidence and maneuverability for smaller riders." To read the rest of the post, click here. Or..

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Daily Grind: Kurt Sorge wins Red Bull Rampage

Over the weekend mountain biker Kurt Sorge won Red Bull Rampage--the world's premier freeride mountain biking competition--and Bike magazine was there to recap everything, including by posting plenty of photos of the event. Of the win, Bike correspondent Seb Kemp wrote: "As the riders move to the corral, Sorge is waiting for the last rider to get down safe so that he knows he has the crown. When Cam McCaul finishes his run Sorge's posse swarms him and lifts him above there heads. "VEGAS!..

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My Stevens Pass: Explore the resort with local Matt Bowen

Matt Bowen bills himself as the Leavenworth chapter president of the International Troutsmen Club of Leisure. He's lived in the Northwest all his life, the last three in Leavenworth, Washington, near the resort Stevens Pass with his girlfriend, Chelsey, and their two dogs, Theodore and Roosevelt. A talented snowboarder, climber, biker, surfer, and paddler, he works as the event coordinator for the local Icicle Brewing Company whenever he's not multi-sporting. Known for giving fellow funhogs..

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Daily Grind: Red Bull Rampage kicks off in Utah

Red Bull Rampage is the premier freeride mountain biking competition in the world, and it kicks off Friday in Virgin, Utah. If you're not familiar with the event, you can check out a preview of it--complete with a bevy of spills and crashes--by clicking play below. Or you can read what Bike magazine has to say about it by clicking here. Judging by the video, where one rider says, "I'd rather win Rampage than any other event," the competition isn't to be missed. Click play to..

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Bike magazine exclusive: Semenuk on Rampage

Bike magazine caught up with Canadian mountain biker Brandon Semenuk recently, when he had just got back to British Columbia after a leisurely road trip through Oregon on a skatepark hunting mission as part of a Life Behind Bars webisode. But this trip was also to help clear his head now that the slopestyle season has ended. For Brandon, 2012 had proven a great season, apart from a disappointing Crankworx finals. Now it is time to retool himself for the last event of the year: the unique and..

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Trans-Provence: Premier mountain biking race comes to a close

The Trans-Provence bills itself as the "definitive all-mountain mountain bike race." Set in the mountains of the south of France, and finishing in Monte Carlo, the race features its fair share of hair-raising singletrack. Bike magazine correspondent Seb Kemp just finished the race and reported back about what he experienced. "I've never really been grabbed by the racing bug. It's not that I don't understand or respect that some people choose to chase time, points, podiums, results,..

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