What would you ride in an endurance mountain bike race? A two-time champ weighs in.

Getting everything to run smoothly in a 100-mile mountain bike race is no easy task. If you ask around at the finish line of one of these events you’ll find that pretty much every racer had to deal with some kind of setback whether it was cramping, fatigue, dehydration, crashing, …

Bikepacking the Swiss Alps? A look at Nam’s Preparation

Switzerland by bike? Sounds heavenly to Tenzim (Nam) Namdol one of this year’s smiliest Blackburn Rangers. Here’s a little behind the scenes from Nam about her bikepacking preparation. (Oh, and we also snuck in her application video about why she wants to ride Switzerland and her connection there.) Pre-Ride Test …

An Alpine Adventure: Bikepacking on gravel from Torino to Nice

Would you say “Yes,” if someone suggested bikepacking roughly 700 km (435 miles) from Turin, Italy to Nice, France.  On the ride, you’d wind your way through the Alps and camp a bit along the way.  In Christian Smith’s case, the answer was, “Yes.”  Here is the story of his trip from …

Behind the Nine: Womble, Earth Roamers and Tire Geekery with Niner’s Brad Brown

Boxes of stuff – frames, components, tires – everything you need to build a Niner bike, are the domain of Brad Brown, Niner’s Warehouse magician. If it has the Niner name on it, Brad and his team have gone above and beyond to make sure everything is in order and …

End of the Line: Blackburn Ranger rides the Creeper, arrives at the Atlantic

On April 22, Ivan Kilroe left the Port of Astoria in Oregon on his TransAmerica ride. The final destination? Yorktown, Virginia where he arrived a little less than five months after he first started turning the cranks eastward. Here’s the final leg of his journey in his words and pictures. …

Searching for Dirt Treasure in California: Nate Adams and Kirt Voreis Hit the Road

Nate Adams and Kirt Voreis, along with sidekick, Harrison the dog, hit the road in search of sublime singletrack and dirt jump fun in California. For more info on the bikes Nate and Kirt ride go here:  RIP 9 RDO and here: JET 9 RDO

Ever thought about skiing and biking a fourteener? How about three in one day?

Fifty-some fourteeners stretch to the heavens throughout Colorado. Elbert. Lincoln. Quandary. Bierstadt. The list goes on. People come from all over to conquer these peaks. Some even set out to summit them all. And some choose to do something a little different. Three or four years ago, Brad Cole, who …

Niner News: Two bikes make a comeback. Bright new color options and new Star Builds now available.

Niner announces the return of two favorites and they’re better than ever. Reliable, fast and efficient. Those words can be used to describe these two well-loved Niner models. The AIR 9 and RLT 9 have returned with some design tweaks that improve the ride. AIR 9 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Hydroformed aluminum …