BIKE TEST: PIVOT FIREBIRD

Ever since Pivot produced the first aluminum Firebird back in 2008, we have been fans of its hard-hitting, long-travel attitude. Pivot has completely redesigned the Firebird to be a faster enduro race bike. Every model that has received Pivot’s new vertical shock layout and compact frame has seen a massive improvement across the board. And, […]

EMINENT CYCLES INTRODUCES DRIVE E-BIKES

Eminent Cycles has introduced its Drive e-bike lineup. Check out the three Drive models below.             FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: Eminent Cycles 1665 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite C1 San Marcos, CA 92078 Hours of Operations Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 5:00 pm PST General Questions and Inquiries: info@eminentcycles.com […]

FOX FACTORY INVESTS INITIAL $500,000 WITH TRAIL TRUST

Together with nonprofit partners worldwide, Trail Trust aims to deliver sustainable adventure to everyone. This means promoting the conscientious use of land amongst outdoor enthusiasts and protecting our shared playgrounds. It also requires expanding opportunities within the outdoor sporting industry, diversifying the populations that participate in cycling and power sports — because everyone deserves the thrill of adventure.

WHY YOU SHOULD CELEBRATE MOUNTAIN BIKE PIONEER VICTOR VINCENTE

By Zap What originally began as a Michael Beckwith Hiltner, in many later years to come became Victor Vincente of America .  That was of course after “VVA” (formerly known as MBH) had made record efforts riding his road bike across America  twice in 1974 (achieving the double-transcontinental record riding from Santa Monica, California, to Atlantic […]

FIRST LOOK: UPDATED FOR 2022, EKS BRAND LUCID GOGGLE

(press release) EKS BRAND Updates the Lucid Goggle for 2022 featuring Xtreme Definition Optics & Enhancements. The Lucid goggle is available in 16 new colorways which includes 8 Lucid Stripes colors, 3 Lucid TPR Metal colors, 3 Lucid TPR Matte colors and 2 Lucid Racer Pack goggles. The recently launched LUCID goggle is a massive […]

VIDEO: PAT SMAGE’S LE TOUR DE FARM

LE TOUR DE FARM Pat Smage grew up riding on his grandparent’s farm. In between tractors and corn rows, he built the berms and trails that would help him become a 12x US National Trials Champion. In this video, he pays homage to his roots by highlighting the family farm on his Hakka MX. “Growing […]

VIDEO: SWITZERLAND PARADISE WITH KILIAN BRON

SWITZERLAND PARADISE I brought my mountain bike to Switzerland, one of the world’s most beautiful adventure playgrounds, to capture the spectacular beauty of the country with beautiful mountain peaks along the way. Huge thank you to TISSOT for your support ! Directed by: Kilian Bron & Mathieu Ruffray Film: Mathieu Ruffray – Pango Visual Drone […]

VIDEO: KONA AND MONTANUS PRESENT VIVID

Vivid Vivid, a short film by Montanus, explores the memories created by the most meaningful experiences found on two wheels. For Montanus the most vivid memory was their first bikepacking trip together back in 2013. Riding bikes with 26” wheels and carrying big, heavy backpacks, Francesco D’Alessio and Giorgio Frattale set out to bikepack before […]

Choosing the right handlebar width – How wide is too wide?

Choosing the right handlebar width How wide is too wide   As mountain bikers, we take pride in our bikes and swear by parts that have treated us well in the past. Everything on our bikes—from the style of pedals to our favorite saddles—builds a relationship between us and our rigs, but there is one […]

ENDURO BEARINGS CONTINUES MAXHIT™ LINE WITH NEW BOTTOM BRACKET

PRESS RELEASE Oakland, California (November 2021) — The next logical application for Enduro Bearing’s Maxhit technology, after the successful launch of the company’s new Zero-Stack headset, is in their new Maxhit bottom brackets. Bicycle bottom brackets are known to be one of the most problematic wear components, primarily due to the limited space available for […]

MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA REMOTE 160 DL

Already well known for its line of big-hit-loving Process pedal bikes, legacy Canadian brand Kona continues to bring its off-road R&D smarts to its e-bike line. For 2021 Kona has produced two versions of its Remote 160, with the major update being the move from 27.5-inch wheels to a pair of 29-inch hoops. With 160mm […]

THE TDS ENDURO EXPERIENCE

Written and Photographed by Traece Craig Tucked away in my small hometown of Grass Valley, California, there is a unique event that is more of an experience than it is a race. To some, TDS Enduro is an invite-only event where top pros gather to compete on the Sanchez family’s private land (known as “The […]

MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: IBIS EXIE

Founded in 1981, Ibis Cycles has an ongoing history of crafting high-performance frames. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Ibis continues to push the development process of its mountain bikes from its headquarters in Santa Cruz, California. Stirring up quite the buzz in the cycling community, the Ibis team has stuck with its push to evolve with […]

MOUNTAIN BIKE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2021 INDUCTEES

PRESS RELEASE (EDITED) An international cast of six luminaries, each of whom left an indelible mark upon our sport in the arenas of competition, technology, and journalism. Our 2021 inductees are Rachel Atherton, Darren Berrecloth, Radek Burkat, Dave Cullinan, Dave Kelly & Rob McSkimming.     Meet the Hall of Fame’s Newest Members   RACHEL […]

FIRST IMPRESSION: PNW ROVER HIP PACK

First Ride Impression & Features Today, PNW Components launched their new Rover Hip Pack further extending this brand’s recent expansion into apparel and soft good options for cyclists. The new pack is pretty straightforward with quality materials,  lots of pockets, and all this coming in at a great value. The new Rover Hip Pack pack […]

GT ZASKAR: MORE THAN JUST A BIKE

By: Nick Claire Over a span of three decades, the GT Zaskar has seen a progression in its design and application. Early on in its development, this bike became “the ultimate all-around bike,” as Hans Rey described it. It’s the only bike to have won a World Cup in the trials, XC, downhill and slalom […]

REVIEW: BONTRAGER FORAY SHOES

Bontrager’s Foray shoes focus on performance while providing comfort for off-the-bike situations. The Mountain Bike Action crew spun the BOA dial on these hybrid SPD-compatible shoes to see how they would perform out on our local trails. Let’s jump right into the highlights of these shoes before we provide you with our on-trail opinion. Tech […]

VIDEO: KEEP RIDING – ISAAC WALLEN

Full time videographer and shredder Isaac Wallen puts himself in front of the camera in this Rapha film. (press release) So often in sport success requires an unstinting focus from athletes whose merit is measured in milliseconds saved and medals won. The joy of just being a part of it all seems to have been […]

IBIS FACTORY TOUR

It’s no mystery why the majority of carbon bike frames are constructed in Asia. While designs may be developed in-house, a majority of the big-name bicycle brands manufacture their frames and components overseas for good reasons—number one being that Asia is the main supplier of carbon fiber. Second, the cost of labor keeps prices (and […]

MEET THE RIDERS AND THEIR RIDES

While a lot of attention was focused on the quest for Olympic gold this past year, something happened in the younger ranks that we don’t think we have ever seen before: an American, Riley Amos, won a U23 Men’s World Cup race. It’s not easy to win a U23 World Cup race. Those riders will […]