Video: Meet Bex Baraona

Meet Bex Baraona (Ibis press release) Bex Baraona is one of the fastest EWS racers in the world. This weekend at Round 7 in Finale Ligura, Bex won the final stage of the 2-day event and finished in 3rd place; her second EWS podium finish. The former UK National Champion recently moved to Innerleithen, Scotland, […]

First Look: 2021 Transition Scout and Sentinel Alloy

(Transition Press Release) After a short hiatus, the Sentinel and Scout are available with an alloy frame option and new spec. The all-new alloy frame matches the clean look and frame design of the carbon versions, with the same geo and character that has built their reputation. These bikes are ready to take anything you […]

All systems go for the 2021 Absa Cape Epic, October 17-24

Most notably, the event will not have spectators, and access to race villages, water points, and other official areas will be strictly controlled. All participants and event staff must present a negative Covid-19 test before the start of the race and submit to a further antigen test during the event as an added screening measure. Whilst not a prerequisite to participate in the Absa Cape Epic, we do encourage all participants to be vaccinated. Further Covid-19 mitigation plans are in place and will be enforced.

Mammoth 50K PedalPalooza Race Report

  The 2021 Mammoth 50K PedalPalooza was an overwhelming success with many stories to be told. The course was a challenging 50 kilometers of mostly single track with several kilometers of fire road and asphalt. The course started at the ever-popular Village in Mammoth and as riders ascended up past Canyon Lodge riders weaved through […]

First Look: Devinci Spartan HP

  Devinci’s new high pivot enduro bike has been hiding in plain sight under the Devinci Global Racing Team in this season’s EWS races. Today, Devinci pulls the cover off the new 160mm travel Spartan HP and makes the bike officially available. It joins a growing list of designs that utilize a high pivot with […]

First Look: Mosaic Cycles GT-X Adventure Bikes

As riders push the boundaries of gravel riding bikes are being made for them that defy category definition.  Many can be considered a hardtail mountain bike depending on the build. Mosaic’s new GTX series is one of those bikes that really blurs the lines between gravel and mountain bike. With room for a 2.25″ tire, […]

10 MULTI-TOOL SHOWDOWN

We’ve said it before and we will say it again: when it comes to riding, having the right tools can make or break your day. If you are anything like us, we want to get to the trails as soon as possible without forgetting any essential gear. While it is good practice to never leave […]

First Ride Impressions: Yeti 160E

Yeti’s first e-mountain bike continues it legacy of race inspired designs   Yeti was one of the last mainstream mountain bike manufacturers without an e-mountain bike in its line but that changes today with the introduction of the 160E. According to Yeti they took their time to get it right and have been working hard […]

ROOTS, ROCKS & THE ROLL OF A FAT-TIRED LIFE

  John Tomac By Zap Over the course of the nearly four decades that Hi-Torque Publications has been producing MBA, the magazine has seen a handful of editors at the controls. For the first official monthly issue (November 1986), former pro motocrosser Eddie Arnet was elected to steer the ship. When Eddie returned to his […]

Nicolas Vouilloz Wins EWS E-Bike Enduro Race

The opening round of the 2021 EWS-E season saw a diverse mix of racers take to a huge course that encompassed three loops, nine stages, and 60km of racing in a single day. On the start line were bonafide legends of the sport alongside a smattering of Enduro World Series regulars and the new breed of e-bike specialists.

Custom Bike Giveaway Program Supports Trail Disaster Relief

(Press Release) Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has teamed with Paul Component Engineering and other notable cycling industry brands to build a pair of fully custom bicycles to raise funds and awareness for two local nonprofits working on disaster relief. The program, dubbed Sierra Trail Chasers, will give away two ultra-custom bicycles to highlight critical fundraising […]

Video: Hawgin’ the Chilcotins with Kenny Smith

To Send the Search is to be relentless in your hunt for epic. Kenny Smith and his ragtag crew are all-in on this 8-day adventure into the wild unknown. Hawgin’ the Chilcotins takes a band of brothers, drops them into a land of bears and insect armadas, and shows us what true “send-it-and-see” commitment looks […]

ENDURO BIKE ROUNDUP

While trail bikes reign supreme on many types of terrain, enduro bikes hold their own by offering similar versatility in a heavy-hitting package. With major improvements to enduro bikes being made every day, these downhill shredders retain a strong ability to climb back up the trails for round two. The ideal enduro bike is one […]

First Look: Giro Latch Shoes

Giro Sport Design has introduced an all new flat pedal shoe called Latch. Vibration and impact reducing Mute foam midsole construction combined with a grippy Tack rubber are claimed to increase grip, comfort and stability. Giro says that minimal seams and stitching make for increased durability too. A breathable upper and hydrophobic structure promote ventilation […]

Lenzerheide: Edge of your seat action with wins by Evie Richards (GBR) and Victor Koretzky (FRA)

(Victor Koretzky, Lenzerheide. Photo by Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool) Lenzerheide delivered Cross-Country racing action of the highest caliber once again. With extremely tight racing in both the men’s and the women’s field, gathered spectators witnessed close battles, strategic riding and edge of your seat speed.  Couldn’t make it to the Bike Kingdom Games or […]

WHAT MAKES PRIME 9 A HIGH-PERFORMING DRIVETRAIN?

Rider: Eliott Lapotre Photographer: Paul Fisson So you’ve accepted that with Prime 9 you can get the range of a 12-speed in a 9-speed package. And with that you’ll enjoy a simpler and more trouble free experience. But, now you’re wondering about performance? Let’s dive into how Box can also deliver a high performing drivetrain, and […]

Tire Tips From the Pros

What are the best kind of tires to use on your mountain bike? We called on some top people in the mountain bike world and got their opinions. Brian Lopes Advice from a four-time world champion Tire choice can be a complicated topic if you are someone who is really looking for that perfect setup. Not […]

First Look: Spinergy MTX Wheels

Spinergy has introduced a new MTX mountain bike line including the MTXe  – an E-bike specific wheelset. The MTXe was designed from the ground up for the demands placed on wheels by the new generation of power assist bicycles and uses its patented PBO Moto spokes. These larger diameter spokes were developed in a motorcycle […]