Bike May 2015

Bike Magazine showcases the sport of mountain biking like no other publication. It captures the sport's personalities, trends, and issues with a style all its own. Using insightful feature articles and the sport's best photography, Bike is sure to make you want to get outside and ride.

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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
pulp friction

Like most of the guys my age, the first time you saw Evel Knievel, Doug Domokos, Bob “Hurricane” Hannah, or that grungy biker neighbor down the street, something most likely changed inside you forever. You could have come from generations of cycle-centric or never thrown a leg over a motorcycle, but something in your genetic makeup drove you to possess the lust to ride. Was it the excitement of the death defying antics, the crazy paint jobs, or the rumbling of the motor that set the motorbike hook in all of us? Or something even more primal? Hell, I am no Ph.D-holding scholar, so really I have less of an idea about this than you. I just know the feeling is real and it’s inside all of us. And it’s not just…

3 min.
the politics of shows

On just about any weekend, you can catch my girl and me attending one of the hundreds of bike, car, tattoo, and art shows that takes place in the Southern California area. I never really enter my personal vehicles; instead, I prefer to show up when I want and I like to leave when I’m ready. Whether it’s the good, the bad, and the ugly, I can usually find at least a few things to take away as inspiration for my own personal builds. What seems to be a constant source of frustration for those who choose to enter is the judging from show organizers. Believe me: Every show, no matter what the subject matter, has its fair share of winners, losers, and those who feel cheated. It seems that there…

1 min.
candy shop

01 CRUSHER Maverick Exhaustcrusherperformance.com 02 MUSTANG SEATS Street 500/750 Seatsmustangseats.com 03 DRAG SPECIALTIES Finned Spark Plug/Headbolt Coversdragspecialties.com 04 BURLY BRAND MX Style Pegsburlybrand.com 05 RIDE WRIGHT WHEEL El Camino Evolution Wheelridewrightwheels.com 06 RIZOMA 4D Mirrorsmotovationusa.com 07 PROGRESSIVE SUSPENSION Fork Lowering Drop-In Kitprogressivesuspension.com 08 MOTOILLUMINATION LED Headlightinstagram.com/motoillumination 09 RIGHT EYEWEAR The Blade Sunglassesrighteyewearworldwide.com 10 THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN Book by Roger Donaldsonamazon.com 11 BILTWELL INC. Work Glovesbiltwellinc.com 12 SPEED AND STRENGTH Under The Radar 2.0 Helmet ssgear.com 13 HARLEY-DAVIDSON Nathan Shoeharley-davidson.com 14 LEGENDS SUSPENSION Softail Air Ride legendsuspensions.com 15 MOTORCYCLE HOUSE Nomad Bagsmotorcyclehouse.com 16 DESIGN ENGINEERING, INC. Onyx Series Flexible Heat Shielddeipowersports.com…

1 min.

CORE NECESSITIES MILWAUKEE M12 4-TOOL COMBO KIT We all know that with our kinds of custom bikes there are more than a few times we need power tools to get the job done. Driving through rust, dust, and red Loctite can be a chore, so having a tool with enough force to remove and replace fasteners without destroying every nut and bolt in its path can be quite the quandary. The 4-Tool Combo Kit comes with a cordless 3/8-inch drill driver, a 3/8-inch impact wrench, a 1/4-inch ratchet, and a cordless work light, two M12 batteries, a battery charger, and a storage bag for all of it. After using these tools for a few months, both in the shop and on the road, we have found that the M12 Lithium-Ion battery-powered tools provided a…

1 min.

REV’IT FLATBUSH JACKET While there are plenty of us who can’t wear slim pants and tapered jackets, there’s also an entire demographic of riders out there who wouldn’t be caught dead in boot-cut jeans or blatantly branded jackets. Since 1995, Dutch manufacturer Rev’ It has focused mainly on racing and performance apparel, so the first thing you notice about the Flatbush riding jacket is the quality of the material. This sumptuous cowhide that’s made of natural pull-up leather. As the leather wears, a deep, rich patina will develop as the jacket breaks in and its inner layer comes through. The tapered, pre-curved cut is ideal for taller, thinner riders. The outer side pockets and a breast pocket are sealed with YYK hardware. The left lapel’s inside pocket is zip-closed for valuables, while the…

2 min.
20s communication system and sena prism camera

TECH TOYS We cater to all types of bikers in Hot Bike. Many of our readers have never worn a helmet or have never been on YouTube, and we have a good amount of others who live a life of full-face DOT helmets and gawk for hours at Grumpy Cat videos. Who are we to judge what you wear and watch? Just know that we love you all for being who you are and doing what you do. All this aside, for the more tech savvy we have Sena’s Prism POV camera ($399) and 20S Communication system ($299). These two offerings from Sena work in tandem to bring you some pretty cool Bluetooth audio and POV video like never before. The 20S is the most state-of-the-art motorcycle helmet intercom you can buy today.…