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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

September 7th, 2018 12:00am

American Pro - The True Story of Bike Racing in America - Book Review Anyone 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

August 28th, 2018 12:00am

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 Announced Red 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 WHISTLER Troy 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 SLOPESTYLE American’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 Helmet It 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

July 23rd, 2018 12:00am

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

July 6th, 2018 12:00am

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 Four The 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 Bikes The 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

September 8th, 2017 1:23pm

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 Fall XC, 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 six The 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 weekend For 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

July 26th, 2017 1:01pm

Red Bull Rampage Returns to Utah October 27 Semenuk, 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 Schley In 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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US Amateur National Downhill Championship Course Preview

USAC National Downhill Championships - Course Preview The US Downhill championships is just around the corner and this year its being held in Snowshoe Mountain.  For those who have been around a little bit Snowshoe is a legitimate mountain and this years course is no exception.

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US National Road Race and TT 2017

July 5th, 2017 3:56pm

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Douchebags and Team Sky - a winning combination

Team Sky selects Douchebags Its not often I get to write a headline like that so I enjoyed taking this opportunity to entertain and enlighten you all.  

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Last Stand Extreme Crit Race Is On

May 31st, 2017 4:00pm

Red Bulls Last Stand - The Most Extreme Crit Race Ever? Before I dump the corporate press release on you, I must warn you.

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May 16th, 2017 4:10pm

WHISTLER MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK OPENING FOR THE 2017 SEASON MAY 19 Riders Can Save Big With Early Bird Rates on Passes Until June 9   WHISTLER, BC May 16, 2017 –

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E-MTB Test - Ride What is it really like?

EBike - First Impressions From A Core Rider  Can’t say I saw this coming, but when I knew I was headed to the Sea Otter classic without a bike but with an invitation to ride an E-bike, I thought, what the heck.

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Worlds 1st internal Gearbox FAT bike

May 11th, 2017 12:31pm

FAT bikes are popping up all over and with their ability to ride any terrain, they are probably a blast to ride. Since I havent ridden one yet for a test, I will simply pass on the positive feedback we get from those early adopters.

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Video - Bernard Kerr Shreds Queenstown New Zealand

For the last couple of years, we have seeen little video bits popping up on the Interweb of Bernard Kerr whipping jumps at Whistler, or blowing up berms in his home country of England. But nothing of much length.

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Sea Otter 17 Dual Slalom Photos

May 1st, 2017 3:02pm

Sea Otter Dual Slalom Delivers The Goods   Another season kicked off at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Reynolds Carbon All Mountain Wheel Review

The move back to all mountain riding and the enduro race scene is a welcome sight and has seemed to inspire a resurgence in the mountain biking world. The new format has also created a new category of product opportunities of which wheels will play a key role. 

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Video  by Bryn Atkinson - What is a Chucanot?

Bryn Atkinson shows displays his skills in front of and behind the camera in this entirely self produced video titled. "What the Hell is a Chuckanut?"

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12,000ft Climbing Challenge in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Rolls out Another Endurance Challenge - This one is Vertical For all you MTB endurance studs out there who like to climb, think they can climb or are just suckers for a challenge, here is one for you. It is called the Vertical Challenge and leaves the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica to climb 12,000 ft into the clouds.

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Arizona XC Race Series set for January 14,2017

2017 Cross Country MTB Season Kicks off in Arizonas McDowell Mountains. While most people are getting used to the cool weather and shorter days, Arizona mountain biking is preparing to kick off the 2017 Cross country race season at McDowell Mountain park.

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Air DH Results from Crankworx 2016

April 17th, 2017 12:15pm

Bas Van Steenbergen redefined the meaning of the word in the “hot seat” on Wednesday at Crankworx, sweating out 30 full runs in first spot, from the top downhill racers in the world, to win the Fox Air DH.

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