Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon...Carbon Chameleon

Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon...Carbon Chameleon

The tin lizard has ascended the evolutionary ladder and is now a fully-imagined carbon fiber creature. It’s Darwinism in action.

Santa Cruz took the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon but evolved it into a lighter, faster, more advanced species. It’s a do-it-all hardtail that is as happy making the most of backyard booter (mis)adventures as it is fully-loaded with camp gear and a color-matched dangle mug.

Speaking of color-matched, the custom blue Hope hubs and headset on the SE kit make this reptile stand out from the crowd.

The Grand Loop

The Grand Loop

We’ve been saving this video for a heatwave. Damian Stones and Erik Hall completed a 6-day Nelson - Ghost Rd - Heaphy - Nelson adventure mid-winter last year on gravel bikes. Recent snowfalls and a first bike packing trip for Erik, made this journey all the more challenging.

Get into it, it’s got to be as good as a Kelly Tarlton penguin encounter for cooling you down on a hot day.

The New V10 - Puzzlin' Ain't Easy

The New V10 - Puzzlin' Ain't Easy

The most successful downhill bike of all time—now available in 27.5 and 29-inch. The New V10 is here.

At the 2017 World Cup season opener in Lourdes, Loris Vergier, Luca Shaw, and Greg Minnaar qualified 1, 3, and 6 aboard the ‘controversy machine’—a V10 with a new swingarm rolling on 29-inch wheels.

The clouds broke open before the top qualifiers, soaking the track, and the question of technological supremacy would have to wait…for five weeks, when Greg Minnaar climbed to the top step at Ft. William for the seventh time.

The arms race was on.

Ibis DV9 - Carbon performance, aluminum price tag

Ibis DV9 - Carbon performance, aluminum price tag

The greatest gifts aren’t bought, they’re built. That’s the story behind the new Ibis lightweight carbon 29" hardtail, the DV9.

Inspired by his high school XC racing daughter, Lili Heim, Ibis Co-Owner and CEO Hans Heim set out to build a bike that was versatile enough for her to race and shred, but affordable enough that she could pay for it with her summer job.