Riding across Asia on a mountain bike

I just read a quick article about a guy who is riding a mountain bike across Asia. He started near the base of Everest and has been riding since last April. Not quite the intercontinental feat that the Riding the Spine guys are working in Central America on but impressive nonetheless.

Cannondale Recalls 2008 Scalpel

Cannondale Recall Notices via PDF Cannondale is recalling its 2008 model year Scalpel, including the Scalpel Framset, Scalpel Team, and Scalpel 1/2. The frame can break while in use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries from a fall or collision. The firm has received six reports of frames breaking. No injuries have been …

Green mountain biking

In the past mountain bikers have received a bad rap for damaging the environment and in all honesty, our reputation hasn’t been entirely undeserved. Trails were often constructed with little consideration for erosion, trashed bike parts could be found “decorating” the surroundings, and wet trail riding created potholed trails with puddles that never seemed to …

Setting goals: Epic rides in 2008

Looking for a way to stick to your mountain bike resolutions in 2008? Here’s one way: Commit to riding in an epic mountain bike event this year. (Notice I didn’t say you should commit to racing an epic event – I’d be happy just to finish most of these.) Bicycle Frenzy has a quick list …

Find a trail, buy a helmet – On your phone!

If you’re just now getting into texting on your phone I hate to tell you but you’re way behind the times. These days you can do a whole lot more and you don’t even need an iPhone, just a phone with a mobile browser (even my free phone from 3 years ago has this). Let’s …

Stonewall Falls Ride Report

So I have this New Year’s tradition that I started four years ago and haven’t kept since: A New Year’s day mountain bike ride. Yesterday that tradition was revived at the Stonewall Falls Loop in Rabun County, Georgia and it was incredible! Despite a cold forecast of wind and freezing temps mudhunny and I got …

All-Wheel-Drive MTB

Christini has developed an AWD bike with 5/6″ of travel, after having produced the 4″ travel Venture for some time now.  Known simply as the Christini Long Travel, it is available as a frame kit for $1995. By all accounts, the Christini system works exactly as advertised, and manufactures their mountainbikes for Jeep, who then …

Bike from the dead

Ever wonder what happened to your favorite mountain bike brands from the 1990s? Thanks to the internet you don’t have to wonder any more – a trip down memory lane is just a click away! My first mountain bike was a used Bridgestone MB-5 that I bought from a bike shop called Chain Reaction (clever …

Ski-Slope DH Racing

From the Pocono Record December 31, 2007 “Looking for a challenge? How about downhill mountain biking on a black-diamond ski slope? “Blue Mountain Ski Slope is readying for its annual Bikercross. This extreme sport, which combines bicycling with skiing, has competitors racing on a downhill black-diamond ski slope at speeds exceeding 50 mph. “The snow-covered …

Mountainbike Wheel-size, & the Right One for you

Mountainbikes have run with the 26″ wheel for a long time, and not because it was the best; but because it was the only size that the first fat-tire riders could use with fat tires.  They came off of ballon-tire bikes, and they ran knobby moto treads for lack of anything else.  26″ wheels aren’t …