Specialized and Maxxis sign on for Impact Media Summit

KETCHUM, Idaho (BRAIN) — CrankTank has announced Specialized and Maxxis will attend its Impact Media Summit, planned for June 26-27 in Sun Valley.

Tested: When do plus tyres make sense?

Although increasingly common, 27.5+ tyres are still not fully understood in the world of mountain biking. Currently it’s possible to purchase many different disciplines of mountain bikes with plus size tyres and yet nobody really seems to have clearly answered an important question on the topic: where do they work best?

Here at BikeRadar we thought we’d try a different approach, and so we turned to Tom Marvin, technical editor at our sister mag What Mountain Bike, who has conducted his own research into the subject.


In this video, Tom took four very different 650b+ bikes and set himself the mission of finding out where the new standard excels, and where it doesn’t.

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Leisure Trends: 2013 will finish down; focus on growth categories to rebound on units

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — As Leisure Trends Group broadcast its 2013 Pre-Interbike Sales Trends webinar live from a soggy and flooded Boulder, Colo., the topic of weather was impossible to ignore.