Spoke Magazine

Author: Seb Kemp

Pickled herrings and moonshine? It has to be Sweden.

0 By on Tuesday September 20 2011 in Off topic

http://youtu.be/8I5BGsK5ZAU In a fit of procrastination today I came across this hilarious video of Swedish midsummer celebrations that was made by Ikea but then banned by dullards. I narrowly missed the midsummer celebrations in Sweden this year while covering the Scandinavian Photo Challenge for Spoke… More ›

We all have vices: Vice.com

0 By on Tuesday September 20 2011 in Off topic

Vice Magazine. Whether you love it or hate it, you have to pay attention to it in one way or another. I’ve been a huge fan of Shane Smith for not long now (it would be too much like a Vice loving hipster thing to… More ›

Lance gets animated

0 By on Monday September 19 2011 in Off topic

You have to love Japanese TV. Especially when they animate the news like this. Lance Armstrong drug use allegations summarized and pixelated. As found whilst checking out the Bike Co. blog. More ›


2 By on Tuesday September 6 2011 in Racing

More Mountain Biking Videos Due to some internal battles that were supposedly going on at The World Champs between the UCI and some media outlets, DirtTV were slower than usual to get their amazing coverage out. Which was a shame, but just because it was… More ›

Issue 43 – The Cover Story

0 By on Tuesday September 6 2011 in Exclusives

Spoke Magazine issue 43 hits newsstands and letterboxes next week so to give you a taster of what’s inside we thought we’d give you a little behind the scenes information from some of the content. And what better way to start things off than at… More ›

Danny Hart’s Dad Shaking Like A Shitting Dog

3 By on Monday September 5 2011 in Racing

I hate rain and I’m not that much of a fan of watching sports. So it stands to reason that I should hate standing around in the rain watching sports. However, yesterday I had the pleasure and the privilege of witnessing downhill mountain bike history… More ›

Coastal Cruisers

0 By on Sunday September 4 2011

Probably not the most accurate post title because the Coastal Crew are doing anything but cruising. In this short movie (which they took time out from their hectic filming schedule for their own full length movie, InsideOut, which is due to be pre-premiered at Interbike)… More ›

Tip top POC on lock.

0 By on Saturday September 3 2011

With the world of biking melting down over the UCI’s latest bumbles, the focus on rainbow stripes this weekend and a Euro bonanza of product throwaways it is probably a pretty bad time to try and release or launch anything else bike related. However, POC… More ›

Spoke Magazine Issue 43

3 By on Saturday September 3 2011 in Exclusives

It has come to our attention that not everyone is aware that Spoke Magazine is actually a magazine. Yes, it’s true, Spoke is more than a website full of daily random bike and non-bike related news bites, and in actual fact is a rather top… More ›


1 By on Tuesday August 30 2011 in Exclusives

So by now you will of discovered that Spoke’s towering publisher, Caleb “Taller Than The Sky” Smith, is a huge fan of 29ers. Caleb usually eyes anything 29er related that stirs on the forums of WhatWagonWheel.com but it seems he missed this not-so-little nugget. Chromag,… More ›


0 By on Tuesday August 30 2011 in Exclusives, Off topic

Apparently there is some kind of big race this weekend in Switzerland so Spoke are on the road heading for it. Currently I’m in the lovely little village of Lourtier up the valley from Verbier racking up vertical faster than a turbo charged fart in… More ›

Train Stunt

0 By on Tuesday August 30 2011 in Off topic

http://youtu.be/H0kxyGAubzM Saw this on Defgrip.net, who saw it on Reddit.com first. Very wild and dangerous but the smooth, rubbery movement and pure nonchalance of the first guy make it rather enthralling. Is this the warm up to Second Base film’s new movie release, Inside Out? More ›

The Albion

0 By on Tuesday August 23 2011

I love magazines. More than any other form of media. I have a list of favourite mags (not all of them are mountain bike magazines mind you, especially as there’s only a handful of good ones and a whole heap of bad ones) but when the… More ›

SPC 1st Place: Camilla Stoddart!

1 By on Saturday August 20 2011 in Exclusives

So we’ve finally climbed on top of the podium at the Scandinavian Photo Challenge. Already standing there with their arms raised in celebration, the top dogs, les vainqeurs, los numbero unos, the winners: Team New Swealand, led by Scottish photog Camilla Stoddart, now based in… More ›

Etnies X Ruben Alcantara

0 By on Friday August 19 2011 in Off topic

This is one of those videos that makes you feel good and feel like getting out to ride. It is thoughtful and stimulating. It is BMX and it is about one of the greatest talents ever to ride a bicycle of any type. Thanks to… More ›