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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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2012 24 Hours of Old Pueblo creeps up on us....

  There may be 24 hours in every day, but not every day is like the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo.

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24 hours of Old Pueblo

April 17th, 2017 12:12pm

24 hours of Old Pueblo would be hard to script it better, 70 degree days, 45 degree nights, 1500 plus riders and 24 hours to do what ever it is you do at these events. Part Woodstock and part Baja 1000, The 24 Hours at Old Pueblo is a place where some race round the clock while others enjoy the beverage inspiring atmosphere and the crazy fast single track.

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Danny Hart Takes World Championships in Champery

With Aaron Gwin wrapping up the 2011 Downhill Championship Series title there was only one thing left to decide. Who would come up with the goods in the one day World Championships.

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April 17th, 2017 11:44am

As usual, one of the most popular races at the Sea Otter Classic is the dual Slalom. In Bicycle Worlds 4th episode filmed over the entire festive weekend there was good racing all over the mountain.

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Dual Slalom Video from Sea Otter Classic 2012

Easily the best event of the Otter because of its centralized location and fan friendly format, Dual slalom is non-stop with heats firing out of the gate every minute or so until the final rounds when it takes a bit more time to get back up the hill. This years win by Kyle Strait is the first American to win the race in something like 8-10 years and appreciated by the ruckus, flag waving crowd.

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A Genius Piece of Race Day Gear on Kickstarter

New product makes any bike racer or campers life easier. It is not often we find a truly unique product that is so simple and useful (and has not been done before) that it can be declared Genius.

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 A new movie sponsored by many,  but mainly FOX has just dropped and its a tribute to Steve "Chainsaw" Smith.

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$1000 Road shoes - Coming To a Store Near You

MAVIC to Release $1000 Shoes this Summer Just in time for the family budget,  Mavic announced it will release their ultimate Road/Tri shoe late this summer.  Appropriately named, the "Comete", it promises to carry speed and at a mere $1000 price point.

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Marcelo Gutierrez - Columbia's Fastest DHer on one of Coumbia's Fastest Runs

Columbia's Fastest Mountain Biker Takes on one of Columbia's Fast Tracks  Marcelo Gutierrez is no doubt Columbia's fastest mountain biker.

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Practice Slow to ride Fast

March 20th, 2017 10:52am

How to greatly improve you skill! (How we actually “break”

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March 20th, 2017 10:50am

  Gene Hamilton Hometown:

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Chasing the World Cup dream.

March 20th, 2017 10:49am

The world of mountain biking is unique. By most pro-sport standards it isn’t exactly what one would call lucrative.

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Round 4 - Sisters Oregon - Enduro

March 20th, 2017 10:38am

The next stop for team Bicycle World TV was to make their way to Sister Oregon for round 4 of the Oregon Enduro series where they managed to catch this little ripper video. Even with Carolynn out of this race with an akle sprain (but working the camera) 

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Hood River Enduro in HD - dig it

March 20th, 2017 10:37am

So what has team Bicycle World TV been doing as of late? Well they recently went to the Hood River Enduro for another weekend of epic riding and racing along with a stacked field of some of the fastest people on two wheels.

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Bicycle World TV Race Team crushes the competiton at McDowell Mt - in the MBAA Opener   JANUARY 22, 2011 It may be too early to call it a tradition, but saying that the signs are ominous would not be a stretch.

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2011 Sea Otter - Revisited

March 20th, 2017 10:19am

The 2011 Sea Otter Classic is behind us and for this edition we had but one team member waiving the flag for the Bicycle World race team. Keith Wilson attacked the Clydesdale's on Sunday morning after preriding the course with yours truly on Friday.

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Living the Dream - Team Bicycle World TV at The Oregon Super D in Bend

In writing this story, the words of Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers - "I'm just Living the Dream"…seems most appropriate.  Why?

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Arizona MTB Scene the Wests best kept secret?

Is Arizona's MTB Scene the Next Big Thing? Record Attendance, the Cactus Cup and Adventure cats  

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Summer Bike Festival in Sun Valley Idaho

Okay all you planners of bike trips, here is 5 months or so of warning...If you want to hit up what looks like a really great vacation for you and the family or you and some friends, the Sun Valley Bike festival is looking pretty sweet. We have heard about this event now for several years and have it on good authority that the riding really is off the hook, especially if you like getting "out"

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