Republished with permission from Gear Institute, Click Here to view the original article. None of us will ever be able to bike like Greg Minnaar, who’s poised to win his 18th World Cup, making him the winningest downhill mountain biker in the world. But next spring you can at least cycle in his shoes. Greg worked closely with the Five Ten design team to create the new Impact Vxi Clipless riding shoe ($180), an SPD-compatible kick with a combo lace and velcro closure, wider cleat placement to let riders dial in a custom fit, and a hydrophobic...
I had a fantastic season this spring in the central Alaska range. After guiding two trips on the Ruth Glacier and Root Canal. I flew back with my good friend Clint Helander to go and explore the East Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier where we were in search of 1,500 meter alpine walls.
Going to Reno, I had a small scale Vegas in mind. When I thought of Reno, I thought casinos, smoke, neon lights, and legal prostitution. When I was in Reno, I didn’t experience even a hint of any of this. I know, I didn’t go to any sort of Emperor’s Club… I am sorry if you’re surprised!
May went by very fast! We started the month at the sea in Finale Ligure (Italy). We spent some time swimming (in the wet suits, because the sea was still rather cold) and of course climbing in nice spots 20min from the coast. All this wouldn’t be possible without my mother in law, Nathalie, who played with Tommy when we were climbing with Nico.
Another impressive line sent last weekend in the south of Spain, paradise of perfect rock. "Momento Payaso",8b+ a long, sustained and hard tufa climbing.