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Bontrager SE4 team issue tyre

Bontrager SE4 team issue tyre

Words: Ian Jones. Bontrager. Part of the TREK corporation, maker of a wide range of components, from clothing to lights, tyres to handlebar grips, but, strangely, most people barely give them a second thought. One of the first things people change when buying new bike are tyres because they are under the impression that since they aren’t MAXXIS/Kenda/Michelin/WTB etc they aren’t “proper” tyres. Well here`s a fact for you:
For the last couple of years FRANK STACEY has been directing and […]

The Drift Track: Stevie Smith & Brook Macdonald // #theunRealmovie

The Drift Track: Stevie Smith & Brook Macdonald // #theunRealmovie

Watch Stevie Smith & Brook Macdonald drift into corners at 75km/h. Ep. 4 of Mind the Gap: The Making of unReal takes us into British Columbia’s dusty interior with World Cup downhill racers Stevie Smith and Brook Macdonald. For years, Stevie has dreamed of riding a wide-open track where he could drift into corners at full speed. For Brook and Stevie, this one-of-a-kind track is what mountain bike dreams are made of.

Sam Hill injury update.

Sam Hill injury update.

CRC / Feature image: Duncan Philpot. Bad news – this is not what we wanted to hear and we hope that we’ll see our hot pick for 2015 back soon! Here’s the CRC press release. “We’re sorry to bring you the news that Team Chain Reaction Cycles PayPal rider Sam Hill’s recent shoulder injury has turned out to be worse than he first expected, and after flying straight home from the Lourdes World Cup and having an MRI scan back […]

Matt Hunter – Trail Hunter.

Matt Hunter – Trail Hunter.

Matt Hunter has been around the block for a while now, but he’s still pumping out brilliant videos like this . How much does this make you want to get out there? “Matt Hunter and his friends plan a trip every year to reconnect and ride. This year, the group elected to meet in the Sawtooth Range outside of Sun Valley, Idaho. Few places embody the heart of the American West like the Sawtooth. Rugged, wild, and ever changing, it’s […]

Intense M16. Next generation awesomeness.

Intense M16. Next generation awesomeness.

Intense are a name synonymous with speed. Shaun Palmer, the Athertons, Sam Hill – Yes they have all rode Intense to victory. Well Intense are now back with the new M-16. They’ve stuck with the acclaimed VPP system and travel is 215mm and 27.5 are in. The X-large comes in at 1270mm wheelbase with a 63.5 head angle which seems inline with most bikes but angles can be taken for granted with Intense as its the sheer workmanship that sets […]

If you go down to the woods today….

If you go down to the woods today….

You’ve had enough Lourdes action to sink a ship ( There might be some bonus features ) but now we’re going from WC racing to the equally intense experience of the Team-CHR KOTH – King of the Hill.  Basically – On any given Sunday. As a background Team- CHR have been kicking around the race season for nearly 15 years now and they’ve had riders win SDA races, BDS, NPS and National DH champs – Not bad for a club […]

Polygon: RAW from  Lourdes

Polygon: RAW from Lourdes

Polygon UR has to be one of the most fun teams on the WC circuit with a raft of pinners on board all capable of big things. This is a must watch!

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