One of the best things about Boulder is how bike friendly this town is. On top of that, there are a ton of places to freeride and dirt jump. With the addition of the much hyped Valmont Bike Park, Boulder is straight writing itself into the map. The bike love even extends to the skatepark, […]
We finally received a taste of Colorado single track last week when we rode the Hall Ranch Trails. Once we had picked up our Subaru supplied IMBA car and our new Fisher Roscoe trail bikes, (and customized them with some key spec changes for getting rad), we were anxious to get them out on a […]
Seattle’s I-5 Colonnade Freeride Mountain Bike Park is nothing short of revolutionary in the fight to gain more urban mountain bike facilities. Located under a stretch of the I-5 freeway just a few exits from downtown, the park is a maze of visual wonderment. What the local bike club has achieved is just incredible. They […]
We spent our New Year’s Day on the couch, talking about bikes, and watching videos and movies. Not to mention, doing a bit of recovery from the previous night’s festivities. Our host, Rocker Dave Walker, was telling us about some covered Dirt Jumps a short drive from Portland, located in Salem, Oregon. A quick check […]
Every year more and more innovative products are put on the market for mountain bikers. While every one has their favorite, looking back at 2008, my favorite gear purchase ended up being a pair of shoes. To be specific, the Impact 2 Low Freeride shoe featuring a Stealth Rubber sole by FiveTen, AKA 5.10.
It has been a unpleasant couple of weeks, filled with much more drama than was necessary, but we have finally wrapped up our lives in San Francisco. Stuffing the contents of my life into a 5×8 foot box in a warehouse was considerably more difficult than I had expected. Even after getting rid of three […]
This is what I love about living in California. While everyone else is complaining of negative temperatures, we’re riding our bikes in the sun. Yesterday I met my buddy Adam from MTBR down in Belmont to ride DMC. Also known as Carlmont, (the common spot to park is at the end of Carlmont Street) this […]
If you are looking for a good looking, stiff stem with a low stack height, look no further. Nemesis Project has got what you need. Their bars are pretty sweet too.
Livin’ the dream! For a long time I’ve thought, “How awesome would it be if we could just ride our bikes in really cool places all the time.” -The coveted life of the pro rider. However, turns out there are other paths to this goal.
We met up with some of the homies last Sunday for a session at a secret spot in Santa Cruz. It was super fun. Santa Cruz has some of the best riding in the area, with soft loamy dirt, that your tires just stick to. Not only that, the weather is great.
There are bound to be dozens of stories about the ride all over the mountain parks of San Francisco. This is ours.
We’re huge gear heads here at ihatebikes. Especially when it comes to packs. This year alone I acquired three new packs and bags to carry gear in. We’re always looking for the right tool for the right job, and with backpacks, it’s no different.