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Bike magazine’s photo of the day

Bike magazine's Monday photo of the day comes to you courtesy of photographer Steve Lloyd, who focuses on bike and ski shots out of Salt Lake City and whose work has graced the covers of Bike and Powder magazines alike. When he's not searching for the best ski and bike trails, he's skiing and biking with his sons, Weston and Wyatt. Lloyd took Monday's photo of riders Jim Harris and Carston Oliver in Bryce Canyon, Utah. Click here to view a gallery of archived photos of the day, or click..

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Video: Giant Factory Off-Road Team 2012, Episode 2

"The goal is always to win. You never line up just to take part. You never line up to take second or third," so says Danny Hart's mechanic. And while this may seem obvious, this look into life on road with Danny Hart and Andrew Neethling is still a bit of an eye-opener. This isn't another huck-fest video. It's a true look at what it takes to win against a field of the world's best riders. Good stuff. Check it out by clicking here, or by clicking the photo below.Click on the..

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Video: Highlights from Red Bull Joyride 2012

Wish you'd seen the 2012 Red Bull Joyride for yourself? Bike magazine hears you. Luckily, the magazine's David Peacock made a video of some of the best action. Check it out by clicking here, or by clicking the photo below. Click on the photo above to view the video

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2013 Kona bike launch

Kona recently officially launched its 2013 bike line. This week Bike magazine will take a look at some of the new models as well as a few that have been given significant face lifts. Today they'll focus on the massively re-worked Magic Link bikes.One of the first things that struck Bike magazine's Vernon Felton was the absence of the Magic Link-equipped CoilAir freeride model and 2+2 cross-country model. What remains are the Abra Cadabra and Cadabra models. While on its face..

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Bicycle-inspired art show Artcrank gaining steam

Copywriter and creative director Charles Youel first introduced the concept of Artcrank to the world in 2007 in Minneapolis. Since then Artcrank, which is a bicycle-inspired art show that exhibits posters created by local artists, has grown to include 11 international locations. The show was even part of bike industry mega-convention Interbike in Las Vegas last year, and it is set to take place Sept. 19 at Interbike this year.Artcrank says it hopes to "use creativity..

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Bike magazine’s photo of the day

Sterling Lorence earned Bike magazine's Wednesday photo of the day with his shot of rider Robbie Bourdon in Virgin, Utah. Lorence comes from Vancouver, British Columbia, and he's been shooting for Bike since 1997. Sterling is proud to be one of the few photographers to spend all year shooting bikes, instead of disappearing "when the snow flakes fall." To view a full gallery of Bike's archived photos of the day, click here.Click on the photo above to view a gallery of archived..

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First look: Bell raises the bar with new full-face helmet

Bell has long been known as an innovator in the protective headgear world, and it is upping the ante in 2013 with the new Full-9 full-face mountain bike helmet--a sleek, stylish piece of gear that incorporates several state-of-the-art safety features into its functional design.Though the Full-9 certainly benefits from the trickle-down technology afforded by its older motocross brother, the Moto-9, it has been designed exclusively for downhill and BMX--and is compliant with ASTM..

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Bike week exclusive: Santa Cruz Blur TRc

Santa Cruz's Blur TRc was one of the most highly-rated bikes in Bike magazine's 2012 Bible of Bike Tests issue. In the clip below, the bike's engineer, Nick Anderson, breaks down what makes this model unique and points out the upgrades that you'll see on the next generation of Blur TRc. Click on the photo above to view the clip

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Bike magazine’s photo of the day

Bike magazine's Monday photo of the day comes from photographer John Gibson, who shot rider Graham Agassiz in Kamloops, B.C. Gibsonhas worked as one of the magazine's senior photographers since 2000. Before that, he worked for a newspaper and wire service in Calgary, Alberta. Today Gibson shoots all facets of mountain biking for a host of editorial and commercial clients. When he's not shooting photos of people riding their bikes he still finds time to ride his bike on the trails that..

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