SpokedMountain Biking & Cycling News

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..

Read More →

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..

Read More →

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,..

Read More →

Red Bull Rampage Returns

From Oct. 5 until Oct. 7 the world's most skilled gravity riders will launch, whip, and flip their bikes at a height and distance typically reserved for commercial airline traffic. There may be no other event that symbolizes the daring, the hubris, the, for lack of a better adjective, holy shit-ness, of gravity riding at the 2012 Red Bull Rampage. To read all about the event, click here.Photo courtesy Bike magazine

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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..

Read More →

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.

Read More →

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.

Read More →

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,..

Read More →