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Tifosi Optics - Serious Glasses at an Unbeatable Price

Tifosi's NEW Aethon sunglasses - serious performance at an unbeatable priceEveryone likes good performance in their eye wear, but not everyone wants to pay $150 or more for sunglasses. Especially when they seem to have a magical way of getting lost, broken or just go missing...Well the new Tifosi Aethon sunglasses have solved the problem.

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Attend Burning Man as a bike repair helper! Learn how...

This is one of those rare opportunities to combine your love for bikes with your love of alternative social scenes and attend one of the most unique human experiences on the planet. Playa Bike Repair is looking for women and men who have some mechanical aptitude for bike repair of all levels to join their tribe at the Burning Man festival this summer! 

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6D Helmet - When safety matters

May 14th, 2019 12:00am

   

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Enduro World Series Round 3 Video Recap

The Video and story Recap of Round 3 of the EWS in Portugal   

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Big Bear California gets Final Round of Enduro Series

The final round of the North American Enduro Series will take place at Big Bear Lake, CaliforniaThe Enduro World Series (EWS) is delighted to announce the final stop on the North American Enduro Series will be the Fox US Open of Mountain Biking at Snow Summit in Big Bear Lake, California this September.  The first two races of the series - in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and and Revelstoke, Canada - were announced earlier this year and now the iconic Fox US Open at Big Bear will complete the line up. 

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ZIPP 3ZERO Moto wheels for your MTB

New Moto Inspired MTB Wheels by ZIPP Look Amazing!   How does one improve on the wheel?

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New WaveCel Technology in Helmets Makes Huge Safety Improvements

Wavecel Helmet technology claims to reduce concussion chances by 48% in Bike crashesIf you are like us, getting tired of all the performance improvement using acronym technologies then you will love this story. Trek has licensed a new helmet protection system called Wavecel that was developed and manufactured in Portland Oregon and they claim it delivers up to a 48x greater chance of reducing concussions.

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Enduro World Series Round 1 Video Recap

Enduro World Series Round One is a Good OneThe off-season is officially finished and the Enduro World Series of Mountain Biking is a new. With round 1 in Rotorua New Zealand closing out the Crankworx activities the riders were treated to excellent race conditions and marvelous tracks.

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Crankworx Rotorua DH - MacDonald wins while Hannah

NZ National Champ Brook MacDonald takes win alongside Tracey Hannah in Crankworx Rotorua DH presented by The Professionals  ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND March 22, 2019 - “I was crapping my pants, to be honest,”

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2019 Pro GRT and XC Events

March 15th, 2019 12:00am

Pro GRT is the last bastian of true gravity events in the US. Having been all but shunned by the governing bodies in favor of their road cycling programs and the new wave of enduro racing, downhill is still the sport of kings and should never be left out in the cold, but it is and my political rant is finished.

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Trust Performance is one to watch. Think DW link...and more VIDEO

Trust Performance has been underground building some revolutionary suspensions for the MTB World. Headed by non other than Dave Weagle who knows more than pretty much anyone in the MTB industry when it comes to suspension designs.

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North American Enduro Series 2019 Calendar + new venues added!

Three new venues for 2019 North American Enduro Series   

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Storck Bikes Go Direct To Consumers in UK

It's not ground breaking news normally, so why am I reporting on it? Fair question for sure.

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2 New Books for Your Christmas List

November 28th, 2018 12:00am

Two Cycling Books for your Christmas ListOkay many of you know I am an avid reader but I have not yet read these two new books but didn't want you to miss out on a great Christmas idea for your self or riding buddy. I did receive Peter Sagans book, but I have so many books going on that I will not finish the full report by the holidays and therefore can not give you my full review.

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The Best Value MTB wheels on the Market?

September 27th, 2018 12:00am

FSA Grid MTB Wheels – The Best Value Wheels on the Market?

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Enduro World Series Finale in Italy - New Format and Video

After seven rounds over seven long months of racing, the 2018 Enduro World Series all comes down to the final race of the year in Italy this weekend following on a spectacular and warm Spain event.  

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North American Enduro Series Closes out Season in Vermont

The North American Enduro Series will wrap up its inaugural year this weekend with the Clif Enduro East Series Finals at Burke Mountain / Victory Hill. The third and final round of the series will see racers take to the start line in Vermont this weekend for two big days of riding as they compete to be crowned the North American Enduro Champion.

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American Pro - The True Story...Book Review

American Pro - The True Story of Bike Racing in America - Book ReviewAnyone who enjoys the sport of cycling or who rides a bike with an intent to race – even at the entry level will relate to and enjoy American Pro.

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Computer Aided Suspension Arrives on Pivot

Intelligent suspension has been around for several years on race cars and even high end road cars, then motorcycles and now it has reached the bicycle industry. Pivot has (not so coincidentally just before interbike) annouced that their flag ship Mach 5.5 will be rolling out with the New Fox Live Valve technology suspension. 

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2018 Red Bull Rampage Tickets Scheduled for Sale

2018 Red Bull Rampage Ticket Packages AnnouncedRed Bull Rampage, the most challenging event in Freeride Mountain Biking, promises to make the 2018 iteration the greatest spectator and athlete experience in its 13-year history. To ensure spectators have an epic time, expanded options are available to guarantee an unforgettable experience.

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Crankworx wraps up with Aussie Domination in DH

AUSTRALIANS REPEAT ON “DRIEST IT’S EVER BEEN” CANADIAN OPEN DOWNHILL TRACK AT CRANKWORX WHISTLERTroy Brosnan goes four for four in Canadian Open DH, Tracey Hannah goes three for three and Sam Blenkinsop locks down King of Crankworx title 

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Rogatin Creates History Winning the Triple Crown @ Crankworx

ROGATKIN MAKES HISTORY IN WHISTLER, WINNING TRIPLE CROWN OF SLOPESTYLEAmerican’s third win in 2018, and first-ever Red Bull Joyride win, earns him never-been-won honour  WHISTLER, B.C.

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Review - Bolle' Gets Serious About New Enduro Helmet - The Trackdown

Bolle' Gets Serious About NEW Trackdown Enduro HelmetIt seems that over the last 5-6 years every company has decided to make everything and that makes me nervous.

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Crankworx in Full Swing with a legend and a local taking top spots in Garbonzo DH

Whistler Crankworx is in full swing as legends and locals take top steps in Garbonzo downhill  WHISTLER, B.C.

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Enduro World Series at Crankworx comes down to final stage.

Ravanel stays perfect and Men's title goes down to the last run... There have been some dramatic races in Whistler over the years, but round six of the Enduro World Series, the CamelBak Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized, will go down in history as one of the most fiercely contended yet. 

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Crankworx Air DH has a new Champion

August 15th, 2018 12:00am

WHISTLER LOCAL FINN ILES TAKES WIN ON 19TH BIRTHDAY ON “MOST POPULAR TRAIL IN THE WORLD” Iles celebrates in style, topping all-BC men’s podium, while Jill Kintner takes sixth consecutive women’s win 

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Mulally wins National DH Title

July 23rd, 2018 12:00am

NEKO MULALLY WINS THE US DOWNHILL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS! For the 2nd time in his career, ONZA rider Neko Mulally will be wearing the US National Flag on his left sleeve as the reigning US Downhill National Champion, a title he collected yesterday at the Snowshoe resort in West Virginia.

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Enduro World Series -Round 5 Results

The fifth round of the Enduro World Series in Italy concluded much as it started - with Sam Hill and Cecile Ravanel leading the series.  The big mountains of La Thuile delivered some big mountain weather, with a storm on Friday night forcing schedule changes.

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Ibis Adjustable Width MTB Bars

July 17th, 2018 12:00am

   

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Lezyne GPS Computer is the Real Deal

Color screens and data for days is key to the new Lexyne GPS cycling computer. I'ts not often we need to look for a new computer.

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Enduro World Series Domination Continues..

Martin Maes shows off the loamy cut trail through the damp woods (Courtesy Kate Ball - Enduro World Series)  Hill and Ravanel win EWS Round FourThe fourth round of the Enduro World Series, Black Hole Festival Petzen Jamnica, threw up all the drama you'd expect from a race taking place across two different countries at the midway point of the season. 

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Redbull

Red Bull has done it again. They have gotten behind a really cool event.

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EWS signs with UCI creating stripes for Enduro World Championships Teams

The Enduro World Series is growing by leaps and bounds. As part of that growth, the Enduro World Series and the UCI have established the presentation of the coveted 'Stripes"

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Pivot's New Firebird 29er Gets Re-invented

Its not secret that Pivot is one of the hottest brands in the bike industry. Every year they seem to come out with a newer and better weapons.

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Bucket list Road Ride Challenge for a Great Cause

We love when we learn of opportunities to challenge ourselves riding bikes and help people less fortunate than ourselves. It truly is a win-win.

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NEW - Pivot 429er Trail Bike

May 24th, 2018 12:00am

As a long time Pivot rider since the beginning we have loved the brand, the DW link suspension and all the bits and pieces that Chris Cocalis hangs on his bikes, but our pocket book can't keep up with all new variations that the Tempe Arizona builder keeps coming up with so we'll just have to share the new goodness the company produces via our our web site.  

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Ellsworth Bikes Sold to ASG group

May 11th, 2018 12:00am

PRESS RELEASE: Ellsworth BikesThe ASG Group, which operates globally in the bike industry through offices in Italy, South Africa and the USA, announced the acquisition of Californian mountain bike company, Ellsworth. 

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Arizona MTB Explodes with 900 riders in Series Opener

The first Cross country race of the season in the US kicked off in the usual fashion in Arizona during the first round of the MBAA race schedule. Nearly 900 racers showed up to compete in the annual season kickoff that happens a the McDowell Mountain Park in Fountain Hills.

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Recap: Mont Sainte-Anne Downhill Delivers Excitement in Spades..Video

 Monte Sainte-Anne delivers All the Drama and Excitement  From the first race run of the day to the last, Monte Sainte-Anne delivered the most exciting race of a very competitive and evenly matched season.

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2018 EWS Schedule is out and so is America

Too Early to Predict another Gravity Extinction? EWS announces 2018 Schedule.

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Arizona MTB has full Fall Race Schedule

September 7th, 2017 4:00pm

 Arizona Cycling Hits High Gear in FallXC, high school season, endurance races and YES even Enduros! Get it all here...

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New Lemond Book - Yellow Jersey Racer - Covers Entire Career

America’s Only Recognized Tour de France Winner, Greg LeMond, Celebrated in New Book Devoted to His Entire Career  Before I pass you on to the corporate PR announce about this book (below)  let me say, don’t let the headline turn you off.

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Aaron Gwin Ripping Laguna Canyon at nearly 40MPH

HOT off his MSA Downhill win, Go-Pro and Aaron Gwin released this fun little bit of Aaron ripping down a very legit and famous run called Top of the World in Laguna Beach California. Reaching speeds of nearly 40 MPH on the infamous course is pretty much off the charts.

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EWS Colorado Results - Sam Hill wins and Ravanel continues to dominate

Hill and Ravanel win Enduro World Series in Aspen Snowmass   

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EWS Heads to Colorado for Round 6 - Video

Enduro World Series heads to Colorado for round sixThe Enduro World Series crosses the Atlantic this week for round six, the Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro presented by Shimano Aspen Snowmass.  It’s the second time the series has visited this iconic USA resort, and riders will once again face six stages over two days of racing.

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Arizona MTB opens season with 700 racers and on to Lake Havasu

Arizona Mountain Bike Series Blows up with 700 racers for season opener. Next up Lake Havasu 

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Arizona High School MTB Finals held at White Tanks this weekend

Arizona High School Mountain Bike Season will Name State Champions this weekendFor the second year, The White Tanks Mountain Regional Park will host the finals of the Arizona State High School MTB league. With so many close points races for individuals, this race is key as athletes who have raced in all 5 races in the series will be awared an additional 25 points.

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Red Bull Rampage All Set for October

Red Bull Rampage Returns to Utah October 27Semenuk, Sorge and Strait Positioned for Hat Trick; Pre-Qualified Athletes Announced 

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Scholarship Foundation Set Up to Honor Cyclist Death

Scholarships and Foundation Honors the Life of Young Pro Cyclist   

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MTB Dream ride Dolomite Descending with Ritchie Schley

 Video - Descending the Dolomites with Freeride Legend Ritchie SchleyIn a saturated world of videos laced with overdriven music sound tracks and huge hucks, we were pleasantly surprised to find this video by Ritchie Schley. Ritchie and his guide tackle a Dolomite trail from top to bottom.

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