SpokedMountain Biking & Cycling News

Downieville Adventures: Pro mountain bikers frolic in alpine paradise

You know you're in for a good time when you've got a shopping cart full of beer and you're heading to Downieville, California--a land of mountain lodges, singletrack, lakes, and rivers. And that's exactly what Cannondale's OverMountain team members Mark Weir, Ben Cruz and Jason Moeschler did recently for a film project. Go ahead, watch the boys mountain bike, fish, kayak, inner tube, cliff jump, and enjoy some bubbly and see if you can stay in your office chair for one more second.

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Bike Magazine Test Ride: SRAM’s single-ring group

If you can build something better than what currently exists, why not give it a rip? SRAM is pretty sure that, for more than a few riders, their new XX1 1-11 drivetrain is just such an advance. To find out whether Bike magazine thinks so, click here.Photo courtesy Bike magazine, Dan Barham

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Bike Magazine Exclusive: A King in the White House

The United States used to be a global power in the manufacture of bicycles, the fertile ground where the bike-building Wright Brothers took flight and Schwinn was the world's gold standard. Today, most bikes and much of their parts are made and assembled in Asia while the U.S. factories and the Americans who used to make a living working in them became idle and obsolete.One exception has been Chris King Precision Components, a Portland, Oregon company that has carved out a big..

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Bike magazine First Impressions: Deity Cryptkeeper

The Cryptkeeper began as a blank slate for Deity back in 2008. With a rider-owned ethos of making products for riders by riders, Deity's goal was to perfect the deceivingly simple dirt jump hardtail. Making every effort to address even the smallest details in their quest for perfection, it took four prototypes--and two years of real-world testing--for Deity to achieve their perfect poison. To read Bike magazine's first impressions of the bike, click here.Photo courtesy Bike,..

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Video: Pearl Izumi debuts new all-mountain shoe

"Sometimes, no matter how skilled you are, you're going to have to get off the bike and hoof it."This is one of the opening lines in the video touting Pearl Izumi's new X-Project shoe, which was co-developed with the help of racing icon Brian Lopes. The company is calling the shoe "the world's first high-performance mountain biking shoe that hikes or runs a bike as well as it pedals one." To watch the video, click here, or click play below.

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Bike magazine’s Heavy Pedal Tour hits Washington

Bike magazine's Heavy Pedal tour--which follows the antics of "Natty and Trey" as they mountain bike North America's best trails--recently made its way to Stevens Pass Bike Park in Washington. In the video below, the duo talks over beers about the "Slingshot Wookiee" trail, which was their favorite trail in the park. "The original name was going to be slingshot, but one of our trail guides, his nickname is the Wookiee--long hair, big beard. We would call him in if the trail got unruly,..

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