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Race Report | Snow Epic 2015 Day 3: A Successful End

The weather gods finally smiled on Engelberg on Friday evening and gave the Snow Epic’s riders exactly what they wanted, snow. And lots of it. But with the abundant downfall came new challenges. Paths and roads that formed part of Race 5, the Snow Epic’s closing contest, were not in a condition to ride on Read more…

Ride Fit | 5 Tips For More Turbo Trainer Fun

As much fun as muddy winter trails can be you’ll never be able to spend as much time riding them as in the summer. The consequence: your fitness melts over the winter like ice in the sun. If you’ve always thought turbo trainers too tedious but want to hold on to your hard earned summer Read more…

EWS Bike Check | Gary Forrest’s Ibis Mojo HD3 Team Issue

With New Years celebrations still fresh in our minds (and on the old waist line) it may seem a little early to be starting EWS bike checks, but with such an exciting season ahead and so many new teams, it seemed like a good time to begin checking out this years fastest bikes. First up Read more…

Team News | Marin/SR Suntour Enduro Team Announced

Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. and SR Suntour have released details of the 2015 Marin/SR Suntour Enduro team. The new team builds upon the foundation built in 2014, when both brands sponsored racers Kyle Warner, Julia Hofmann and Matt Erbentraut. Both Warner and Erbentraut return for their second season in 2015, with Warner as the reigning Read more…

Race Report | Snow Epic 2015 Day 2: Up and Down

The inaugural Snow Epic changed tack sharply on its second day on Friday, introducing the more than 120 fatbikers to the steep slopes above Engelberg and testing both their climbing legs and their downhill skills. After Race 1¹s cross country-type course with few long climbs, the riders Friday took on the Brunni ­ making their Read more…

Race Report | First Day At The Inaugural Snow Epic

Just in time for the Stage 1 of the inaugural Snow Epic, the weather turned for the better. Clear skies, cool temperatures and 122 riders eagerly awaited the start to this unique event. Although there wasn’t any new snow, the route planners made the most of what was on offer. You could sense the excitement Read more…

The Big Picture | No Fatbikes

Everybody’s talking about fat bikes. No wonder Sergio and his mates can’t wait to finally cruise down ski descents on big fat tires. But the bikes have yet to arrive. As the mountains are getting covered by snow more and more each day, they are getting nervous. Finally, they decide to have try on their Read more…

Adventure | Crossing Passions, From the Trail to the Sky

This was an idea that was born from three strong personalities and three very different mountain experiences. While talking about speed flying and mountain biking, inspiration suddenly hit us and it was clear that we needed to do something. We wanted to show a new vision of the mountain, something different and fun. We called Read more…

Back Issue | Oktoberfest – The Morning After

I wake up with scratched hands, heavy legs and a booming head. Completely disorientated I reach for my phone and read, “Wow, you went for it last night! I’ll be laughing at the photos for a while!” What in heavens name happened yesterday? We wanted to meet up and exchange long-term test notes and have Read more…

First Look | Hope Technology Cranks

At long last Hope have finally started production of their eagerly anticipated cranks. We brought you news of these at Eurobike, and after a long wait Hope’s in-house CNC machines have been fired up, and are now busy turning raw aluminum ingots into these beautiful cranks. Developed over many years the Hope crank has been Read more…