Freehub Magazine Home Page

Latest from Freehub

MTB Film Festival

Staff Pick

Gordon Wadsworth and Andrew Dunlap pause to take in a wild view of Roanoke from the Mill Mountain Lookout. Being minutes from town, Mill Mountain is the perfect place for a quick ride—although epic double rainbow views can’t always be expected.

The city of Roanoke’s water manager, Kit Kiser, had a trail named after him, and that was not a compliment. He didn’t even like mountain bikers. Yet, on a summer day in 1997, he sat in a 4x4 with two trail-poaching riders, taking a tour of the forest surrounding Virginia’s Carvins Cove.

Original Features

Original Films


  • Mountain biking experienced a breakthrough decade starting in the 2010s. Trails were being built differently, geometries were evolving, bigger wheels...

  • The human eye is a marvel of evolution. As the second-most complex organ in our body with more than 2 million working parts, these little spheres...

  • Pivot narrowed in on what makes a 27.5-inch bike truly shine. Cutting weight from the frame until it fell squarely into cross-country bike territory gives the Shadowcat an incredulous level of agility that only amplifies the fun-factor.

    In a world of wagon wheels, the Pivot Shadowcat stands out with smaller hoops. This isn’t a bike whose sole purpose is to satisfy the 27.5-inch...

Welcome to Issue 14.2

Since its inception 14 years ago, Freehub has been a magazine that revolves around community—both immediate and extended. Though every issue honors common threads that bind our ever-growing mountain bike community, this edition is dedicated to stories of cooperation, inclusion, and the shared passion for singletrack that unites our increasingly global culture. Our cover story chronicles the homegrown riding scene of Oaxaca, Mexico, where a devoted group of trailbuilders and guides have transformed ancient footpaths linking villages in the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca range into formidable networks that now attract riders from all over the world. We explore how the organizers of Roam Fest have set a new paradigm for radical acceptance in mountain biking with multi-day gatherings focused on inclusion and trust in an environment free from rivalry and posturing. These and many other stories help reveal what community truly means, and why the cohesiveness of mountain bike culture makes it unlike any other. Once you read through the pages of Issue 14.2, we’re sure you’ll agree.