Smith’s groundbreaking Forefront helmet gets the MIPS treatment in an upgrade that sees safety even further improved in this impressive lid. The striking looks of the Forefront were turning heads when it first came out, and it still does today. The primary tech inside was the use of the AEROCORE which utilised Koroyd’s impact protection system to create a low…
Weight: 330Grams Now for something completely different… Smith are known for their eyewear and their snowboard helmets, but they have just brought their A game to the mountain bike table with the Forefront. Firstly lets get the obvious out of the way, the Forefront looks a little different. It’s not really styled like anything we have seen before, and it’s…
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Greys and Torreys are 2 of the eighteen 14ers in the state of Colorado that are open for cycling endeavors. Not that I recommend…
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If I am being honest, this is my favorite bit of alpine singletrack in the state of Colorado. Lenawee Trail begins at the top…
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Who remembers this infamous trail from that incredible video segment in 'Seasons' with Steve Smith and Sam Hill? Nate Hills heads out to go ride…
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And so it begins. The long-anticipated tour of Northern British Columbia. Never heard of Terrace? Put this on your short-list of mountain biking destinations. Apparently…
4 months ago
Picture the scene: you've just walked into Yeti HQ, you're faced with a wall of dream bikes, a top-end workshop, and a couple of sweet…
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Rémy Métailler went on a trip to Virgin, Utah, the mecca of Freeride MTB and all he brought back was this killer edit full of…
5 months ago
It's another romantic tale of body meets dirt in this week's #WipeoutWednesday MTB crash compilation. Dig into another round of bales, stacks and smack downs…
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Imagine if all you had on your calendar was a series of bike park opening weekends to go and tick off. Who are these lucky…
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For 2019 Propain Bikes is running their youth development team now in the third season and redefines it together with Marcus Klausmann, to give the…
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Boom, whoop, flip and yeah! It's opening time at Whistler BP and Nate Hills has got a front row seat to 2019 on the mountain...…
6 months ago
Join Nate Hills as he explores some more of the local trails that Sedona, Arizona has to offer - All of the cry-breathing. #followcamfriday sprinting…
7 months ago
Join Nate Hills for a bit of POV action on the incredible trails around Sedona: Oh yes. The return of Pete the dog and the…
An institution in their own rights, Sven and Boris are two of the best photographers in the business and have produced countless iconic images. Samantha Dugon finds out more about this dynamic duo.
The most popular movies from the IMB website over the last two months!
Editor Rou Chater laments on the art of crashing and how we as mountain bikers are never far away from that next off. He’s speaking from experience after crashing in Les Arcs recently and managing to break three bones in his leg and ankle and snap all the ligaments too.
Isac Paddock gets up close and personal with one of the fastest riders on the planet and the man who keeps him rolling, John Hall. We find out about the relationship between the mechanic and the rider, and why it is so crucial to top level performance.
Rou and the IMB Team head to Les Arcs in the Savoie region of the Alps to rediscover one of the best mountain bike locations in Europe. With runs from the top of the mountain to the valley floor and a hugely improved bike park they make new friends, ride amazing trails and discover somewhere they might try and call home.
Enduro rigs, a hardtail and a plus sized trail bike that's friendly on the wallet. This issue we take a look at no compromise race machines from Giant and Canyon whilst getting back to basics with a trail ready hardtail from Sonder. Marin continues to impress with their trail bikes and we take a look at the latest SRAM drivetrain, the GX Eagle.
The joker, the jester, the class clown, you'd be a fool to think Yoann Barelli isn't serious about riding bikes. With results capable of hitting the top ranks of the World Series this is one rider who takes his racing seriously, but those who know how to work hard, know how to play hard too!
More images with no particular place to call home this issue!
We’ve just launched a huge update to the App we have been working on for the last 18 months! Find out all about it here!
Emily Slaco gambles on a 48hrs journey to find a mini paradise in the Canary Islands and discovers what makes this little island so great. Food, drink, amazing trails and great company combine to create an unforgettable trip in an exotic location in the Atlantic.
Boutique brand Pivot have been supplying the bike world with top-end desirable machines since 1997, but what is it about these bikes that gets riders so excited? And what does it take to make the ultimate bike and the perfect riding experience, we chat to the man behind Pivot, Chris Cocalis.
Ewen Turner jumps head first into the Enduro World Series to see if he can survive world class riding at the highest level and finds out how it feels to race as an amateur on the world stage.
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