Friday Video: Fraser Valley Trails on Pinkbike (part 3)

Fraser Valley video ©Reuben Krabbe

Nice story, great photography and a video to get you going on those trails this weekend. From the people at Pinkbike, enjoy!   Related Posts:Friday video: Aerial Mountain Biking (Helicam)Where would you bike if you would die tomorrow?Friday Video: Brandon Semenuk goes WanderingFriday Video: Merry Christmas – We take a holiday!Friday video: Framed – Andi… Continue reading Friday Video: Fraser Valley Trails on Pinkbike (part 3)

2012 Merida One-Twenty XT-D 26″ review

The Merida One-Twenty XT official press photo

We had an opportunity to go out and take Merida‘s latest aluminum full suspension mountain bike One-Twenty XT-D out for a four hour muddy and snowy ride and naturally we had to write a review on the topic as well. While there’s been quite a bit of discussion on the new Ninety-Nine carbon range, the non-carbon… Continue reading 2012 Merida One-Twenty XT-D 26″ review

2012 Merida Big Nine Carbon 29″ 3000 review

The official photo by Merida, it's pretty.

As we speculated two years ago, twenty-niners are here to stay and we are glad that they are. We had the opportunity to test ride some new Merida bikes coming to the market this year, one of them was the best non-team model 29″ Big Nine Carbon 3000-D from the 2012 range and four hours in… Continue reading 2012 Merida Big Nine Carbon 29″ 3000 review

The cyclist manifesto

Choose life. Choose a frame. Choose the material. Choose a fucking expensive wheel set, choose work stands, grips, carbon drop bars and ergo trainers. Choose good health, adrenaline rushes and flat tires. Choose hipsters with their fixies. Choose a collection of locks. Choose spandex and matching caps. Choose a collection of water bottles that reflect… Continue reading The cyclist manifesto

Bike ergonomics: Cockpit upgrade

Bikes are simply a collection of parts forming a whole, so upgrading for ergonomics is easy. For some reason people seem to think that their bikes are permanent and nothing can be changed. Since I’m a tall person with wide shoulders, I wanted to upgrade the cockpit of my Cube hard tail. The original configurations… Continue reading Bike ergonomics: Cockpit upgrade

Friday video: Aerial Mountain Biking (Helicam)

Looks more like a flying spider if you ask us.

Well, it’s time for our usual Friday video and we have a treat for you this time! This was hinted by a reader and we’re putting it right up. I have two friends who run a company where they take aerial footage with their eight rotor octocopter that has a proper camera attached to it… Continue reading Friday video: Aerial Mountain Biking (Helicam)

Houffalize World Cup 2012 preview

This Sunday it’s the “Tour of Flanders of mountain biking” taking place in Houffalize. Start to think of it that’s probably where they got the idea of riding laps in this years De Ronde…World class riding on one of the most selective courses of the world cup and voted best organization in the past both by… Continue reading Houffalize World Cup 2012 preview

Mountain biking with one arm? Why not.

Photo by Eyes Down films

Tom Wheeler got four of the five nerves controlling his right arm severed and his hand is and will be mostly paralyzed for the rest of his life. Still that doesn’t Tom from riding his bike, in the forest with the boys. Total respect. Check out part two from Vimeo by clicking right about here.… Continue reading Mountain biking with one arm? Why not.

Marche-en-Famenne (BEL) – mtb track #6 (blue)

The forests are pretty | Photo by Joseph Pellicani

Marche – track #6 (blue) Starting off at the Chateau de Jemeppe it s straight away climbing towards a first view over the area. As for most of the route it s an easy rolling schooner road, after the initial asphalt, going up and down for the next 5 kms with nice panoramic views on… Continue reading Marche-en-Famenne (BEL) – mtb track #6 (blue)

Spring has been cancelled

You know that feeling of Spring blooming. The days get longer and the temperature climbs slowly but steadily towards double digits and it’s time to clean the bikes up. Lube and clean the chains, index those cassettes properly and then put them on the balcony to let the sun gently dry your clean babies up.… Continue reading Spring has been cancelled