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The Death March
Bruno Long’s imagery has graced the cover and pages of Bike Magazine an astounding number of times. The Revelstoke-based photographer is known for his abstract style, and his photographs are a curious blend of eye candy and mind-bending perspectives.
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Down time.
Boss: How do you reach back there… to wipe yourself? Centaur: Uh… there is a device we use, it’s called an Aubesian – it’s a stainless steel telescoping rod, with gripper claws, and a sort of toggle line that allows you to move the paper back and for
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Matter Of Choice
It’s time to pull back the curtain. I’d like to pretend that I’m writing this column sitting on a beach sipping my second sorority-approved frozen drink. While I’m at it, I may as well pretend that most of y’all are reading this from someplace beside
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Indian Summer
If rain’s good luck for a wedding—then what about snow on day one of a 16-day bikepack across India’s Himalaya? “Spirits were high, we thought it was funny,” explains photographer Mary McIntyre. And why wouldn’t they find it funny? They were in the s
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Augmented Reality
“He probably went exactly the same speed,” explained Ryan Howard to photographer Ian Collins. Two tire tracks: one short, one long, on one red, ragged rock at Utah’s former Rampage site. Doesn’t make sense. But then again, a lot of things don’t make
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Immortalizing the Ephemeral
It starts with a line, or a single movement. Drawing from all that he has already done, his past successes and failures, the artist takes this seed, this line, this movement, and begins to build. For weeks he sculpts soil into towering buttes, smooth
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OSHA Approved
The trip was destined for mountains. But the harsh geometric angularity of the unfinished hotel in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, immediately captivated photographer Dan Milner. Milner and Eric Porter were killing a morning before afternoon transport
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Bold Cycles Unplugged Vol. 2 | Chf 3,157(frame Only)
Chances are, at one time in your childhood, you wanted a puppy. Or maybe it was a kitten or a pony or some sort of beautiful animal that you had no idea how to take care of. And there probably was a grown-up nearby ready to kill your buzz. “You’ll ne
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Fresh Lens
These days, any teenager can fill an Instagram feed with photos. Very few, however, can also fill the feeds of a dozen pro athletes as well, live full-time out of a tent in order to chase a dream, or competently pull off a triple truck driver. Peter
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Forbidden Druid | $3,100 (frame Only)
There are currently a dizzying number of brands offering nearly identical component specs bolted onto each one’s iteration of either a four-bar or single-pivot suspension design. So, how does a newcomer separate itself from the herd? Take away the sm
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Frozen Moments To Stoke The Fire
BEYOND SCARS AND STINKY CHAMOIS, it could be said that photographs are the only tangible things we take from our time on the trail. Long after wounds have healed and bibs have been bleached, the images we snap along the way are often the last connect
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With Contraction And Comes Possibility Space Time
MANY OF YOU HAVE ALREADY NOTICED a change in the number of issues you’ve seen show up in your mailbox this year, but for those who haven’t, we’ve moved to a quarterly print schedule following a change in the magazine’s ownership earlier this year. Th
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Buzz
Utah is such a special place for freeride mountain biking and I love going back time and time again to photograph there. Why? The natural landscape—with its stunning colors, textures, soil types and physical structure—makes for the ultimate canvasfor
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Dog Day Afternoon
“Where are my people? I’m so thirsty! Why did I run to a place with almost no shade? Can I follow you? Will you help me? I don’t know if I’m going to make it on my own.” These are just a few thoughts that may have run through Annie’s head when she go
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Standing The Best Of Time
On a warm February day in Fullerton, California, Tinker Juarez bombs ifornia, down a hill on his 21-pound Cannondale hardtail. The hill is small, maybe six seconds of full-throttle descending, a highlight on an otherwise tame 11-mile loop. Nonetheles
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A Tale Of Two Lisas
Most birthday bashes don’t involve tireless descents in the Peruvian Andes. scents Even fewer involve a spirit animal watchfully winging its way above a group of women lamenting loss. “I’m not a hippy-dippy type of person, but there was something goi
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The Seldom Seen Scene
“A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force.” ~ Newton’s first law of motion. “Haven’t seen you out in a while,” he said, giving me one of those long up-and-down looks t
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What Goes Up
It happens when I’m least expecting it. One moment, I’m pedaling along, like I’ve done for decades. Then out of nowhere, I’m back to where it all began. Sometimes it’s a cool fall ride when the crunch of my tires skittering over leaves becomes the so
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Night Lights
THE MIDDAY LIGHT STREAMED in the window of Låktatjåkko Fjällstation, a small mountain hut tucked into the Scandes mountain range on the remote tip of northern Sweden. A barely there curtain covering the hut’s window allowed the sun’s bright rays to f
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No Country For Chickens
PEERING DOWN AT A PREPOSTEROUSLY STEEP FUNNEL FILLED WITH JAGGED ROCKS AND LOOSE GRANITE MARBLES, I notice that all-too-familiar lump in my throat—the kind of tightness that signifies imminent danger, or at least the recognition of a formidable obsta
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Dispersed Gratification
We had a decision to make, and nobody wanted to make it. Minutes earlier, we’d rolled into the Pilot Travel Center, our streams of warm breath cutting contrails through the brisk air, illuminated by beams from our bar-mounted lights and the headlight
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Alchemy Arktos 29 Gx Eagle | $5,300
Alchemy made waves with the original 27.5-inch, 152-inal millimeter-travel Arktos at the 2016 North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS), winning both the “People’s Choice Award” and “Best Mountain Bike Award.” It wasn’t steel, it wasn’t aluminum, it
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Jamis Portal A1+ | $4,000
This is the Jamis Portal, and as you can see, it’s a full-suspension bike. Jamis has often been on our shortlist of brands to reach out to, but usually only when conjuring up a group of hardtails to test. The East Coast company has put out some serio
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Grips Gone Wide
Some of us live and die by our numbers. We know our head and seat angles down to a fraction of a degree. We know our reach and chainstay lengths down to the millimeter. Many of us choose our rims based on their inner width or our hubs by their engage
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Sway Bar
Wide bars were never meant for trail bikes. Trails are narrow. Tracks are wide. As in race tracks. As in downhill race tracks. And although it was barely a decade ago that contemporarily wide bars emerged on the DH scene, that was a big decade for th
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Hard Boyled
Kaitlyn Boyle’s only ridden mountain bikes for seven years. Her results last year make this seemingly short stint in knobby-tire-dom appear impossible: first at Tucson’s 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, first at her first WEMBO (think global, EWS-level of
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Defined By Life
WHEN I SPOKE TO COLIN MEAGHER SHORTLY AFTER I’D HEARD ABOUT THE DIAGNOSIS THAT WOULD END HIS PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER, and ultimately his life, I wasn’t sure how to start the conversation. What do you say to someone who’s being robbed of everything—his lif
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Letters
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Buzz
Shooting natural light in the dark forests of British Columbia doesn’t come without its challenges—a patch of fog can be the difference between a forever-buried hard-drive image and coming away with something you’re stoked on, as was the case with th
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Nebulous Perseverance
We’ve all been there. A rowdy, memorable party train suddenly derails when someone hits the deck. With any luck, the injuries are minor and it’s a short ride or hike out. Reality is sometimes a different story, though, and trail extraction can requir
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