BEARINGS KEEP YOU ROLLING

Why bearings matter

The following press release from Enduro Bearings may read like an ad for their product, but it helped remind us how important the bearings in our bikes are. We usually don't give a bike's bearings much thought until something goes wrong…
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USWE ANNOUNCES NEW HAJKER WINTER PACK

The Ultimate Adventure Pack In Winter Form

PRESS RELEASE MALMӦ, Sweden - USWE, a leader in packs for action sports, today announces the launch of its new Hajker Winter backpack, the ultimate bag for action and adventure and featuring USWE’s proprietary NDM™ harness system, smart…
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SRAM ACQUIRES HAMMERHEAD

Hammerhead, maker of the Karoo 2 cycling computer is purchased by SRAM

(Press Release) SRAM, one of the world’s leading bicycle component manufacturers, announced today the acquisition of Hammerhead, a leading cycling technology company and maker of the Karoo 2 cycling computer. Hammerhead will join SRAM’s…
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KENT OUTDOORS BUYS KONA BICYCLES

Kona Bicycles Is Joining the Kent Outdoors (Formerly Kent Watersports) Group

(Press Release) At Kona Bicycles, we live for the long, sweet ride, and believe the journey is the best part of any adventure. Since our humble beginnings in Vancouver, we’ve spent the last 34 years building innovative, durable, fun, and…
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L.A. SUCKS FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING

Or Does It? Just Ask The Locals

Join world-traveling, multi-sport athlete and aspiring actor, KC Deane, as he discovers one of the most-unlikely off-road trail networks in the country—Los Angeles—with guest stars, former BMX pro Andrew Jackson and professional…
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VIDEO: DOWNHILL RACING AT BOOTLEG CANYON, JANUARY 2022

Check out this video of the KHS downhill team at the Nevada State Championships in Boulder City, Nevada, last weekend.

Bootleg Canyon has rocks as sharp as cheese-graters all the way down the racecourse. This is one place where you definitely don't want to fall. Make sure to wear your safety gear if you decide to race there.…
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REED BOGGS JOINS ENDURA FOR 2022

American freerider joins Scottish apparel and protection brand

With a background in BMX and motocross, Reed made the full-time switch to MTBs after graduating from High School in his native Cleveland and shortly after threw himself into the heart of the Rampage scene, digging for Nicholi Rogatkin at…
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LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA HONZO ESD

A hardtail with the heart of an enduro bike

Photos by Traece Craig We have been longtime fans of the incredibly capable and versatile Kona Honzo line, so when the slacker and more aggressive Honzo ESD was released, we just had to test it. ESD stands for “Extra Slack, Dude,” and it…
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NEVADA STATE GRAVITY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BOOTLEG CANYON

DVO Downhill Results, January 16, 2022

Pro Men's winner Nikolas Nestoroff. (Photo by Jerry Walton/SoStokedAerial) Steven Walton, a.k.a. "The Swaltonator,"  was suffering from the flu at the race, but he competed anyway. His performance was probably not as good…
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THE INTENSE FACTORY RACING TEAM FOR 2022

Aaron Gwin, Dakotah Norton, Joe Breeden and Seth Shirlock will head up the Intense racing team this year

The team will continue to develop and race the prototype alloy INTENSE M279 DH bike. They’ll be working closely together on some new changes and special tweaks for 2022. Further, Seth and Joe will race the new INTENSE Tracer enduro bike at…
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SHOOTOUT: HYDRATION PACKS THAT PROTECT

Top three brands for shining armor

Most gear bag brands offer something in their product lineup that claims to be ultra-lightweight and as small and slim as possible. While it is smart to travel light, many brands have also seen the wisdom in developing a more robust…
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PROPAIN ADDS JONO JONES TO THE CREW

The German bike brand is in North America now

Propain bikes are now available in America, and they have Jono Jones riding for them. (Photo by Dean Smith.) Here's what Jono Jones says about his new Propain bikes:  "At the moment I’m riding the Hugene. 140mm is plenty…
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MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: MYNESWEEPERS TIRE INSERT

More-than-affordable rim protection

While up for a visit at one of our favorite bike parks, Brian Parker—owner, rider and guru behind Mynesweepers—got our crew set up with his tire inserts for some testing. The idea came to Parker just a few years back when he kept breaking…
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CAM ZINK’s NEW TEAM – DEVINCI

The freerider Cam Zink joins Devinci. He brings a resume stacked with some of mountain biking’s heaviest moves and a strong American presence to the Canadian brand. This partnership will use Zink’s intense riding style as an opportunity for…
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2021 PROVING GROUNDS

Dylan Stark shows his capabilities // Photos by Peter Jamison

The 2021 Proving Grounds kicked off again this year at the Oregon Dirt Park just outside of Bend, Oregon. Flash back to 2019 when Proving Grounds was born. The concept was to blur the lines between big mountain and slopestyle, and in this…
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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST JOLANDA NEFF

Rob Warner visited the 2021 Olympic gold medallist at her home in Switzerland to find out her training secrets and go riding with her on her home trails

Watch her training in an indoor bike park, doing wheelies, riding in the snow, and even playing soccer with her friends with all of them on bikes. Be sure to check out her juggling skills too, as she juggles three balls while standing on a…
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FIRST LOOK: STAN’S NEW M-PULSE HUBS

Stan's new hub design features a magnetic pawl system

(Press Release) In a world filled with chaos, division, and uncertainty, Stan’s would like you to know we’ve made a really nice set of hubs. Seriously, we went all in on this. Designed and refined over the past two years, the new…
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THROWBACK TUESDAY: GREG MINNAAR’S SPEED SECRET

Dual Slalom Racing

We were going through some old photos and came upon this one of Greg Minnaar from the Dual Slalom race at Whistler Crankworx in 2008. Greg has told that one of his speed secrets is to look way ahead on the course instead of looking down…
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