SpokedMountain Biking & Cycling News

Bike magazine exclusive: Bikes + Beer + Singletrack = Rad

Friends, bikes, beer, and the great outdoors: who could ask for more? Wait, how about beer? Oh, yeah, we said that already. Cannondale's OverMountain team members Mark Weir, Ben Cruz, and Jason Moeschler take a trip to Downieville, California, that sort of makes every weekend you ever experienced seem like 48 hours spent strapped in the dentist's chair. No, they didn't unveil a new bike. No, they didn't unravel the mystery of nuclear cold fusion. They do, however, seem to be..

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Exclusive: Wade Simmons and Dan Barham get their Bike cover

Bike magazine has a custom of presenting a framed copy of each month's cover to both the photographer who shot it and the athlete who stars in it. The September/October issue of Bike features a cover photo of freeriding legend Wade Simmons, which was shot by Dan Barham. Bike's managing editor, Brice Minnigh, recently surprised both Wade and Dan with their framed covers. The "stoke" ensues. Click on the video below to watch.Click play to watch the video

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Bike magazine’s photo of the day

Bike magazine's Friday photo of the day comes to you via photographer Reuben Krabbe, who took it of an unknown rider in Squamish, British Columbia. Krabbe grew up in the Albertan Rockies, but now calls Whistler, British Columbia his home. He's quite the prodigy--his images first appeared in Bike magazine in 2010, when he was only 20 years old. Since then, they have graced the pages of multiple publications in many countries around the world. To view an archived gallery of Bike magazine's..

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Heavy Pedal Tour gallery released

Bike magazine released the latest gallery from its Heavy Pedal Tour--a project in which two mountain bikers travel the U.S. in search of the finest trails and parks. In the latest edition, the duo explores the best Utah and Wyoming have to offer. Click here to view the full gallery, or click on the photo below.Photo courtesy Devon Balet, Bike magazine. Click on the photo to view the full gallery.

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Bike magazine review: Bontrager Specter XR Helmet

Bontrager is making a strong push with their apparel and it's obvious that parent company Trek is serious about vying for shelf space with brands like Bell, Giro, and Specialized: the Specter XR is equipped to go toe-to-toe with the better brain buckets on the market. The lightweight Bontrager lid features 24 vents, and internal channeling helps pull air through the center and over your scalp. To read the full review, click here.Photo courtesy Bike magazine

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Teva Proof of Life grind prize winner announced

Drum roll please...and the Teva Proof of Life photo contest grand prize winner is Jason Boeckmann of Binghamton, New York. Jason will be receiving an autographed Jeff Lenosky Giant STP frameset, a Teva Prize Pack, and $1,000 cash money. He titled his photo "Chicks Dig Scars" and said, "After six years of ridin' it hard, my bike finally paid me back with 15 stitches and a manly scar." Now, thanks to his grand prize win, he'll be able to replace his..

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Bike magazine’s photo of the day

Bike magazine's photo of the day, which captures riders Trond G. Hansen and Hans Rey in Livigno, Italy, comes from photographer Mattias Fredriksson. The photographer, who is based in Sweden, spends most of his time attempting to capture great snow, but he also has a variety of big clients in the bike industry. To view a full gallery of Bike magazine's photos of the day, click here.

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First Look: Kona unveils 2013 Process DL and Process models

Bike magazine's Vernon Felton was sad to see Kona's CoilAir go MIA. At least, until he saw the new Process DL ($5,500) and Process ($3,100) models. True, he hadn't ridden the Process line yet, but the bikes look promising and are clearly kitted for true all-mountain riding. The frame design is an evolution of the traditional walking beam, four-bar design that Kona pioneered back in 1996 (and which has in the intervening years found its way onto countless other manufacturers' bikes). To..

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