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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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News: Spend five bucks and win this bike?

You can help make the trails around Downieville, California, even better and simultaneously increase your odds of nabbing the bike of your dreams (see below) by visiting www.santacruzbicycles.com/5bucksafoot before Oct. 1 and donating five bucks. Hell, you can donate 10, or 15, or 20, or as much as you want--each five dollar increase in donations increases your odds of getting a new bike. Or to quote directly from the press release, "The more feet of trail you buy, the more times your name..

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Video: Tom Ritchey’s 40-year ride

Perhaps you know Tom Ritchey as the world's most steadfast devotee of the Tom Selleck/Porn Star mustache, or the Marin County, California, icon of the past, or simply the guy whose name is plastered on a crapload of components.Ritchey, however, is, and has always been, a figure that defies simple classification.World-class racer, artisan, inventor, humanitarian--a whole lot of impressive bullet points litter the man's resume. And Ritchey's still going strong. The..

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My Telluride: A local’s guide to the beautiful town

Galena Gleason, 32, has been biking since age 4, kayaking since age 16, and living in Telluride, Colorado, for the past 18 years. She is also a raft guide and standup paddleboard instructor for Further Adventures, which gives her quite a leg to stand on when it comes to recommending summertime activities. "Telluride's awesome," she says. "It is like having your own private mountain town. A lot of locals take off to exotic locales around the globe [during the summer] but I love to stay..

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Bike magazine’s Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe’s ‘Self Portrait’

Photographer Reuben Krabbe has had multiple photos highlighted on Bike magazine's ongoing Photo of the Day feature, but what makes his most recent photo of the day different is its title: "Self Portrait." Krabbe took the photo of himself in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, near where he lives and likes to hunt for mountain biking trails whenever he's not taking photos. To view a gallery of Bike magazine's archived photos of the day, click here.Click on the photo above to..

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News: Average Joe wins pimp’d ride, friends jealous.

Mike Shannon is a 40-year-old father of four from Bellingham, Washington. He's been an avid mountain bike rider for years, and juggles trail time with family responsibilities and law enforcement with the Bellingham Police Department. Three months ago, Mike entered a sweepstakes held by Easton Cycling for a chance to win a team-issue Kona Entourage, an all-expenses-paid trip to the Whistler Bike Park, and a day riding with star freerider Graham Agassiz. As luck would have it, Mike's name was..

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My Park City: a local’s guide to the beautiful town

Heinrich Deters, 41, is a longtime Park City, Utah, local who loves where he lives. As the Park City Municipal Trails and Open Space project manager, he's responsible for one of the best mountain bike trail systems in the country. And as a former racer, he samples them all regularly. Married to wife Julie, with two children--Harley, 2, and aptly named Race, 5 months--you can find him riding and camping with his family when not planning new routes for cyclists or testing the wheeled wares..

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