Tags: Beta MTB
Beta MTB    May 15, 2022
Behind the Scenes of Creating ‘Of Ten Thousand’ Beta MTB logo Behind the Scenes of Creating ‘Of Ten Thousand’
Tory Powers gives the inside line on the magnificent cable cam choreography in Yeti's latest scroll-stopper.
Beta MTB    May 14, 2022
Formation 2022: Photo Gallery Beta MTB logo Formation 2022: Photo Gallery
Red Bull Formation is underway in Virgin, Utah, allowing 12 of the baddest female freeriders on the planet to dream up and create the lines of their lives.
Beta MTB    May 14, 2022
Formation First-Timer Louise Ferguson Charges Into Freeride Beta MTB logo Formation First-Timer Louise Ferguson Charges Into Freeride
The Nukeproof team rider ticks off a major feature during her first trip to the desert.
Beta MTB    May 13, 2022
Beta Editors' Choice: SRAM GX AXS One Year Later Beta MTB logo Beta Editors' Choice: SRAM GX AXS One Year Later
After shrugging off some serious abuse, wireless GX proves to be tougher than its mechanical cousin.
Ryan Palmer    May 12, 2022
Ryan Palmer Carries a Lot of Stuff Beta MTB logo Ryan Palmer Carries a Lot of Stuff
This is what happens when you take the 'be prepared' motto a little too far...
Beta MTB    May 11, 2022
“I Gambled Everything to Come Here” - Tracing Robin Goomes’ Incredible Career Trajectory Beta MTB logo “I Gambled Everything to Come Here” - Tracing Robin Goomes’ Incredible Career Trajectory
In just over a year, Kiwi Robin Goomes went from a full-time career in the Army to one of the top female freeriders in the world.
Beta MTB    May 7, 2022
Wildfires Don’t Have to be the Final Story of our Trails Beta MTB logo Wildfires Don’t Have to be the Final Story of our Trails
As more forests sear every season, North American trailbuilders are learning how to make fires a beginning instead of an ending.
Ryan Palmer    May 4, 2022
Living With the Kona Process 134 CR/DL for Two Years Beta MTB logo Living With the Kona Process 134 CR/DL for Two Years
Think full-suspension bikes require too much maintenance? This bike will prove you wrong.
Beta MTB    May 2, 2022
Editor’s Choice: Our Favorite Parts From The Value Bike Field Test Beta MTB logo Editor’s Choice: Our Favorite Parts From The Value Bike Field Test
Ok, but what would we run on our OWN bikes? The Field Testers weigh in.
Beta MTB    Apr 30, 2022
Beta Editors' Choice: SRAM DUB Bottom Bracket Beta MTB logo Beta Editors' Choice: SRAM DUB Bottom Bracket
Stock bottom brackets sucked for a long time. This one doesn't.
Beta MTB    Apr 29, 2022
Rebecca Rusch: The Importance of Backcountry Self-Sufficiency Beta MTB logo Rebecca Rusch: The Importance of Backcountry Self-Sufficiency
Concussed, alone and far from civilization, Rebecca Rusch kept her wits and self-rescued. Here's what to do if you find yourself in the same situation.
Beta MTB    Apr 27, 2022
Higher Education: How to Get Your Bike Ready for Riding Season Beta MTB logo Higher Education: How to Get Your Bike Ready for Riding Season
Everything you need to do to dive into spring, and a few things you don't really have to worry about.
Beta MTB    Apr 25, 2022
The Story Behind ‘Usufruct’ - A Film About Bikes, Beetles, & Climate Change Beta MTB logo The Story Behind ‘Usufruct’ - A Film About Bikes, Beetles, & Climate Change
Protect Our Winters is premiering the film today.
Beta MTB    Apr 22, 2022
Exclusive Photo Gallery: Iago Garay’s “Not Far From Home - Sintra, Portugal” Beta MTB logo Exclusive Photo Gallery: Iago Garay’s “Not Far From Home - Sintra, Portugal”
Photographer Kike Abelleira takes us behind the scenes of Episode 5 of "Not Far From Home."
Ryan Palmer    Apr 22, 2022
I Stitched a Gash in My Tire - Trailside Bike Repair Beta MTB logo I Stitched a Gash in My Tire - Trailside Bike Repair
Who knew that something you learn in home economics class could get you out of a pinch on the trail?
Beta MTB    Apr 21, 2022
The Cheaper / The Better: Folding Hand Saws Beta MTB logo The Cheaper / The Better: Folding Hand Saws
Make do with a cheap folding saw from the local hardware store or pony up $20 more for Japanese craftsmanship? Travis Engel grapples.
Beta MTB    Apr 18, 2022
Get Early Access to All the Value Bike Field Test Videos on Beta Beta MTB logo Get Early Access to All the Value Bike Field Test Videos on Beta
Don't want to wait for them to drop on Pinkbike? Beta MTB members get early access starting today.
Beta MTB    Apr 10, 2022
Photo Gallery: Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom [Free] Beta MTB logo Photo Gallery: Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom [Free]
Last weekend's iconic event, seen through the lenses of Beta's Anthony Smith and Satchel Cronk. Now available free on Beta.
Beta MTB    Apr 15, 2022
Get BETA for $4 with Trailforks Pro Beta MTB logo Get BETA for $4 with Trailforks Pro
Trailforks Pro subscribers get a huge discount on BETA membership right now.
Beta MTB    Apr 14, 2022
The Lasting Allure of Radio Tower Rides Beta MTB logo The Lasting Allure of Radio Tower Rides
An enduring urge to climb to the highest tower has been a longest-lasting two-wheeled obsession.
Beta MTB    Apr 12, 2022
Why It Might Be Time to Rewrite the IMBA Trail Courtesy Rules Beta MTB logo Why It Might Be Time to Rewrite the IMBA Trail Courtesy Rules
If most hikers are already yielding to mountain bikers, should we flip the script?
Beta MTB    Apr 11, 2022
Cannondale's Panel on DEI: "Be Aware of the People You Aren't Seeing" - Sea Otter 2022 Beta MTB logo Cannondale's Panel on DEI: "Be Aware of the People You Aren't Seeing" - Sea Otter 2022
The group of Cannondale ambassadors from underrepresented communities spoke at the Sea Otter Classic.
Beta MTB    Apr 9, 2022
‘Sidetracked’ with Eliot Jackson – A Sea Otter Chat With Ben Cathro Beta MTB logo ‘Sidetracked’ with Eliot Jackson – A Sea Otter Chat With Ben Cathro
A trackside chat with Ben Cathro about his first time at the Sea Otter Classic, how he successfully broadened his career beyond sponsored athlete, and how he feels about the current level of elite World Cup racing.
Beta MTB    Apr 8, 2022
Chroma Photo Gallery Beta MTB logo Chroma Photo Gallery
The complete photo gallery from Beta Magazine's winter print issue.
Beta MTB    Apr 8, 2022
Interview: Keegan Swenson Beta MTB logo Interview: Keegan Swenson
After stepping away from the World Cup, the U.S. XC national champ is poised for domestic dominance.
Beta MTB    Apr 7, 2022
Why Roam Fest’s Brand of Inclusivity is Working Beta MTB logo Why Roam Fest’s Brand of Inclusivity is Working
While the broader bike industry talks about how to better represent marginalized communities, Roam Fest is doing the work.
Beta MTB    Apr 6, 2022
Proven: Torture Testing the Best Mountain Bike Rain Shells Beta MTB logo Proven: Torture Testing the Best Mountain Bike Rain Shells
Beta's most destructive tester didn't just wear these shells, he basically lived in them for whole seasons of the wettest riding (and sometimes working) conditions around.
Beta MTB    Apr 4, 2022
Beatdown: Santa Cruz Megatower Dream Build Beta MTB logo Beatdown: Santa Cruz Megatower Dream Build
Beta's Satchel Cronk has spent two-and-a-half years charging on his dream Santa Cruz Megatower. This is everything he's changed, broken, serviced or left untouched in that time.
Beta MTB    Apr 3, 2022
When Your Backyard Trail Burns Beta MTB logo When Your Backyard Trail Burns
Returning to a familiar trail after it's burned can be both a haunting and beautiful experience. Ryan Dionne explores the complex emotions tied to wildfire.
Beta MTB    Mar 31, 2022
Essay: Here Comes The Ride Beta MTB logo Essay: Here Comes The Ride
When the wedding chapel is a lakeside beach and the route to get there requires a three-day bikepacking mission, you saddle up and ask questions later.
Beta MTB    Apr 1, 2022
Floor Pumps are Useless to Me Now - Beta Editors' Choice Beta MTB logo Floor Pumps are Useless to Me Now - Beta Editors' Choice
Ryan Palmer finally discovers cordless inflators with the Makita DMP180.
Beta MTB    Mar 31, 2022
Opinion: It's Time to Recalibrate Our Ideas About Chainstay Length Beta MTB logo Opinion: It's Time to Recalibrate Our Ideas About Chainstay Length
As reaches have grown, what we think of as "short" and "long" chainstays needs to start shifting as well.
Beta MTB    Mar 30, 2022
Why Is It So Hard to Fix Popped-Out Saddle Rails? Beta MTB logo Why Is It So Hard to Fix Popped-Out Saddle Rails?
Like building a ship in a bottle, but the factory does it in 0.4 seconds
Beta MTB    Mar 28, 2022
Testing Reserve’s 30|SL and 30|HD Wheels Head-to-Head Beta MTB logo Testing Reserve’s 30|SL and 30|HD Wheels Head-to-Head
Ryan Palmer digs into the differences and similarities between Reserve's newest carbon wheels.
Beta MTB    Mar 25, 2022
Essay: Gravitational Push - Overcoming Loss Through a Grueling Solo Mission Beta MTB logo Essay: Gravitational Push - Overcoming Loss Through a Grueling Solo Mission
Writer Matt Coté grapples with earth's most powerful force on British Columbia's Mount 7.
Beta MTB    Mar 26, 2022
Clip Art: The Story of Shimano's SPD System Beta MTB logo Clip Art: The Story of Shimano's SPD System
The venerable cleat design is so simple and boring. And that’s exactly what makes it so extraordinary.
Beta MTB    Mar 25, 2022
‘Sidetracked’ with Eliot Jackson - A Chat With World Cup Photo Team Mokka & Ivy Beta MTB logo ‘Sidetracked’ with Eliot Jackson - A Chat With World Cup Photo Team Mokka & Ivy
In the first episode of his new show 'Sidetracked,' Eliot Jackson sits down with Monica and Yvonne from the Mokka & Ivy creative collective, two of the only female shooters on the World Cup circuit.
Beta MTB    Mar 24, 2022
Martin Whiteley on the Complexities of Hosting World Cups & Why USA Rounds Are Scarce Beta MTB logo Martin Whiteley on the Complexities of Hosting World Cups & Why USA Rounds Are Scarce
The reasons behind Lourdes' return to the World Cup calendar after a five-year absence.
Beta MTB    Mar 23, 2022
Fantasy DH League: 4 Under-The-Radar Picks From a Fantasy Expert Beta MTB logo Fantasy DH League: 4 Under-The-Radar Picks From a Fantasy Expert
Previous Fantasy League winner Amie Marsh wagers four racers on whom you should place your bets this season.
Beta MTB    Mar 22, 2022
Is Fox’s New Live Valve 1.5 System Ready for Prime Time? Beta MTB logo Is Fox’s New Live Valve 1.5 System Ready for Prime Time?
Does the latest version of Fox's electronic suspension system live up to the hype?
Beta MTB    Mar 22, 2022
Opinion: The Hidden Difficulties of the World Cup Calendar for Privateers Beta MTB logo Opinion: The Hidden Difficulties of the World Cup Calendar for Privateers
Life as a privateer is challenging enough financially, and this year's race calendar makes it even harder
Beta MTB    Mar 20, 2022
Feature: Fight Or Flight Beta MTB logo Feature: Fight Or Flight
A tangle over heli-bike access in Revelstoke, B.C. raises questions about how we profit from public trails.
Beta MTB    Mar 19, 2022
How Trailbuilding is Playing a Part in Reconciliation for B.C.'s First Nations Communities Beta MTB logo How Trailbuilding is Playing a Part in Reconciliation for B.C.'s First Nations Communities
In First Nations communities across British Columbia, mountain bike clubs are learning that the future of trailbuilding begins with the past.
Beta MTB    Mar 18, 2022
Opinion: Judging Bikes by Their Geometry Charts Doesn’t Tell the Full Story Beta MTB logo Opinion: Judging Bikes by Their Geometry Charts Doesn’t Tell the Full Story
Travis Engel thinks information overload has people missing the point.
Beta MTB    Mar 17, 2022
Dream Build Breakdown: The Commencal Meta TR is a Nostalgic Throwback to all the Bikes I’ve Loved Before Beta MTB logo Dream Build Breakdown: The Commencal Meta TR is a Nostalgic Throwback to all the Bikes I’ve Loved Before
Anthony Smith rolls the dice on a frame he's never ridden, and builds it into one of the most stunning all-metal dream builds we've ever seen.
Beta MTB    Mar 16, 2022
Counterpoint: Fire-Road Climbing is Actually Pretty Great Beta MTB logo Counterpoint: Fire-Road Climbing is Actually Pretty Great
Travis Engel fires back in support of fire-road climbing.
Beta MTB    Mar 15, 2022
High-Pivot: Fad or Rad? With Ryan Palmer & Travis Engel Beta MTB logo High-Pivot: Fad or Rad? With Ryan Palmer & Travis Engel
Are idlers worth the extra noise, vibration, and maintenance they bring to the table? Travis Engel and Ryan Palmer discuss if modern high-pivots deserve a seat.
Beta MTB    Mar 14, 2022
The Lead-up to Lourdes: Andrew Neethling’s Pace Predictions Ahead of the World Cup Opener Beta MTB logo The Lead-up to Lourdes: Andrew Neethling’s Pace Predictions Ahead of the World Cup Opener
The deck is stacked with wild cards on the precipice of the World Cup DH season opener next week in Lourdes—Neethling wagers where the chips might fall.
Beta MTB    Mar 13, 2022
How Political Waters Seed Trail Growth in Southern B.C. Beta MTB logo How Political Waters Seed Trail Growth in Southern B.C.
The Columbia Basin Trust, born through compensation to communities displaced by dams in the 1950s and 1960s, is helping to create some of B.C.'s best trail networks.
Beta MTB    Mar 12, 2022
Lessons From a Power Meter Skeptic Beta MTB logo Lessons From a Power Meter Skeptic
Travis Engel makes a case for what everyday riders can learn by watching their watts.
Beta MTB    Mar 11, 2022
The Long Road Back From Injury Beta MTB logo The Long Road Back From Injury
Blake Hansen parses the mental side of recovery in a post-surgery, pre-return-to-riding stream of consciousness
Beta MTB    Mar 11, 2022
How the Open-Source ISIS Drive Bottom Bracket Almost Changed the Industry Beta MTB logo How the Open-Source ISIS Drive Bottom Bracket Almost Changed the Industry
The unfortunately-named standard's design wasn't flawless, but the theory behind it was.
Beta MTB    Mar 10, 2022
Hindsight is 20/15 Beta MTB logo Hindsight is 20/15
The 20-millimeter axle should have stayed on top, and RockShox tried to warn us
Beta MTB    Mar 9, 2022
Feature: Come Hell or Hogwater with Kenny Smith & Friends Beta MTB logo Feature: Come Hell or Hogwater with Kenny Smith & Friends
In constant search of the edge, a dynamic crew plots a risky route in a remote subrange of the Chilcotin
Ryan Palmer    Mar 8, 2022
Beta Editors' Choice—Abbey Decade Chain Tool Beta MTB logo Beta Editors' Choice—Abbey Decade Chain Tool
Any chain tool will do the trick, but Abbey makes the trickest one
Beta MTB    Mar 7, 2022
Back Within Reach - The Adaptive Bike Bringing Freedom Back to Paraplegic Riders Beta MTB logo Back Within Reach - The Adaptive Bike Bringing Freedom Back to Paraplegic Riders
Christian Bagg's Bowhead Reach can go almost anywhere a mountain bike can, opening up a world of new trails to adaptive riders.
Beta MTB    Mar 4, 2022
Why Are Spoke Nipples Brass? Beta MTB logo Why Are Spoke Nipples Brass?
Turns out it's not just for steampunk swagger.
Beta MTB    Mar 2, 2022
‘I Wanted To Be Just Like Her’ - Kate Courtney Reflects on Lea Davison's Mentorship Beta MTB logo ‘I Wanted To Be Just Like Her’ - Kate Courtney Reflects on Lea Davison's Mentorship
Lea Davison’s joyful approach to racing made a broad impact as an athlete, mentor and friend.
Ryan Palmer    Mar 1, 2022
Axle Wars: Is There Really Room for Two Rear-Hub Standards? Beta MTB logo Axle Wars: Is There Really Room for Two Rear-Hub Standards?
Super Boost Plus hasn't been widely adopted yet. Will it be, or will Boost 148 continue its dominance?
Beta MTB    Feb 28, 2022
Lacy Kemp's Trail Dog Takes One More Old Man Lap Beta MTB logo Lacy Kemp's Trail Dog Takes One More Old Man Lap
Turning 12 is hard. Especially when you're also turning 84.
Beta MTB    Feb 26, 2022
Industrial Re-revolution: How MTB Apparel Manufacturing is Transforming a Small Town in Southern Appalachia Beta MTB logo Industrial Re-revolution: How MTB Apparel Manufacturing is Transforming a Small Town in Southern Appalachia
In a forgotten corner of Southern Appalachia, MTB apparel is helping to usher in a new era of American manufacturing.
Ryan Palmer    Feb 25, 2022
Why I Love The Fox Enduro Pro Tight Beta MTB logo Why I Love The Fox Enduro Pro Tight
It's knickers with kneepads. What a time to be alive.
Beta MTB    Feb 23, 2022
Opinion: Thank You Red Bull Beta MTB logo Opinion: Thank You Red Bull
Discovery may have won the World Cup broadcast rights, but let's not forget who got us here. Matt Wragg weighs in.
Beta MTB    Feb 20, 2022
Key to the Kingdom: How Unchecked Growth Complicated Access to Vermont’s Kingdom Trails Beta MTB logo Key to the Kingdom: How Unchecked Growth Complicated Access to Vermont’s Kingdom Trails
The trails were a blueprint for enriching a rural economy with recreation, but a reckoning seemed inevitable.
Beta MTB    Feb 19, 2022
Layers of Sound & Vision: Inside the Mind of Filmmaker Clay Porter Beta MTB logo Layers of Sound & Vision: Inside the Mind of Filmmaker Clay Porter
“What I learned about film school is that you don’t need film school.”
Beta MTB    Feb 17, 2022
Evan Turpen Wants to Shake Things Up With His High-Pivot Enduro Bike Beta MTB logo Evan Turpen Wants to Shake Things Up With His High-Pivot Enduro Bike
Contra Bikes' homebrewed machine is an eyecatcher.
Beta MTB    Feb 16, 2022
'His Goal Was To Get Kids On Bikes' - Inside Stevie Smith's Lasting Legacy Beta MTB logo 'His Goal Was To Get Kids On Bikes' - Inside Stevie Smith's Lasting Legacy
Nearly six years after his death, the Canadian DH legend is still paying it forward.
Beta MTB    Feb 15, 2022
Opinion: Complete Bikes Shouldn’t Come With Dropper Posts Beta MTB logo Opinion: Complete Bikes Shouldn’t Come With Dropper Posts
Travis Engel's take on the dropper post dilemma is a controversial one, to say the least.
Beta MTB    Feb 15, 2022
Kristin Butcher Wonders If She's Old Enough To Know Better Beta MTB logo Kristin Butcher Wonders If She's Old Enough To Know Better
With age comes wisdom—or the discovery of true middle-aged happiness at a weekly jorts-optional jump jam.
Beta MTB    Feb 12, 2022
Ghost Trail: Chasing Rewards in Chamonix’ Abandoned Past Beta MTB logo Ghost Trail: Chasing Rewards in Chamonix’ Abandoned Past
Dan Milner joins Ludo May and Jez Wilson to explore the formidable mountain.
Beta MTB    Feb 11, 2022
Is E-bike Battery Standardization a Pipe Dream? Beta MTB logo Is E-bike Battery Standardization a Pipe Dream?
Of course it is—this is the bike industry we're talking about.
Beta MTB    Feb 10, 2022
Cascade Components & the Right to Modify Your Bike Beta MTB logo Cascade Components & the Right to Modify Your Bike
Aftermarket linkage components can make your bike better. Our industry just doesn’t know if they should.
Beta MTB    Feb 9, 2022
When Did Mountain Bikers Start Preferring Roads? Beta MTB logo When Did Mountain Bikers Start Preferring Roads?
And here we were, thinking roads were our common enemy.
Beta MTB    Feb 4, 2022
On Season: A Winter Weekend With The Shire Crew Beta MTB logo On Season: A Winter Weekend With The Shire Crew
Two days with one of the PNW's most prolific trail building crews.
Beta MTB    Feb 3, 2022
Still in Service: Twenty6 Prerunner Pedals Beta MTB logo Still in Service: Twenty6 Prerunner Pedals
Travis Engel has been riding these pedals for 13 years.
Beta MTB    Feb 2, 2022
Martin Whiteley Analysis: 2022 World Cup Team Moves Beta MTB logo Martin Whiteley Analysis: 2022 World Cup Team Moves
Silly season is over. Who came out on top and which teams need time to rebuild?
Beta MTB    Feb 2, 2022
Photo Essay: Mattias Fredriksson & Ludo May in Verbier, Switzerland Beta MTB logo Photo Essay: Mattias Fredriksson & Ludo May in Verbier, Switzerland
No other mountain bike photographer brings the Alps to life in quite the same way as photographer Mattias Fredriksson.

 
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