ROCKSHOX UNVEILS ITS 2003 LINEUP—MAY 21

ROCKSHOX UNVEILS ITS 2003 LINEUP?MAY 21 And, they will be made in Taiwan? The most famous name in cycling suspension products was purchased in a white knight deal by SRAM a short while ago and we met some new faces at the RockShox 2003 product introduction in Durango, Colorado. Stan Gingrich was hired by SRAM […]

WORLD CUP XC #1–MADRID, SPAIN: RESULTS–MAY 20

WORLD CUP XC #1–MADRID, SPAIN: RESULTS–MAY 20 Rider…Nationality…Team…Time…Gap 1. Bart Brentjens…NED…Global Giant…2:02:37 2. Roland Green…CAN…Trek/Volkswagen…2:04:47…2:10 3. Roele Paulissen…BEL…Lanabau-RW…2:05:00…2:23 4. Jose Antonio Hermida…ESP…Motorex-Bianchi…2:05:38…3:01 5. Lado Fumic…GER…Team-T-Mobile…2:06:27…3:50 6. Filip Meirhaeghe…BEL…Specialized…2:06:51…4:14 7. Christoph Sauser…SUI…Volvo-Cannondale…2:07:07…4:30 8. Dario Acquaroli…ITA…Self…2:07:15…4:38 9. Marco Bui…ITA…Lanabau-RW…2:07:24…4:47 10. Julien Absalon…FRA…Motorex-Bianchi…2:07:30…4:53 TOP AMERICANS 27. Todd Wells…USA…Mongoose-Hyundai…2:10:33…7:56 109. Walker Ferguson…USA…Subaru-Gary Fisher…2 laps WOMEN Rider…Nationality…Team…Time…Gap 1. Marga Fullana…ESP…Orbea…2:00:31 […]

NORBA 24 HOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS–MAY 20

NORBA 24 HOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS–MAY 20 Monterey, CA MEN Name…Laps…Time 1. Tinker Juarez…21…24:04:44 2. Ariel Lindsley…20…23:06:54 3. Chad Swanson…20…24:20:44 4. Eric Warkentin…19…24:09:27 5. Michael Madden…18…23:47:37 15. Rishi Grewal…12…12:48:10 WOMEN Name…Laps…Time 1. Nancy Bushing…17…23:20:27 2. Stella Carey…16…23:32:16 3. Cristina Begy…16…24:31:30 4. Sandra Musgrave…14…23:14:12 5. Kerry Lawson…14…23:28:27  

WELCOME TO THE BIG TIME—MAY 19

WELCOME TO THE BIG TIME—MAY 19 By Eddie Arnet For me the Big Bear National wasn’t the best ever ride I had planned for at the start of the year. Yet I was still pumped. Was it because I had raced on the same course as Roland Green and crew? Or was it because it […]

2002 OLN CYCLING SCHEDULE–MAY 16

2002 OLN CYCLING SCHEDULE–MAY 16 Date Event Time ET 5/11-6/2 Giro d’Italia – Live! 9:30-11am 9am on 5/25, 5/29 & 5/30 5/11-6/2 Giro d’Italia – Race coverage & commentary 9-10:30pm 5/30 Housatonic Valley Classic (Women’s) 8-8:30pm 5/30 Housatonic Valley Classic (Men’s) 8:30-9pm 6/6 NORBA: Snow Summit Resort Big Bear Lake, CA 8-9pm 6/6 World Cup […]

PLATTEKILL SERIES RACE #1–MAY 13

PLATTEKILL SERIES RACE #1–MAY 13 By Todd Seplavy Photos by Kyle Ebbett Northeast downhillers kicked off the 2002 race season the weekend of May 4-5 at Ski Plattekill in Roxbury, NY. Regarded as one of the top race series in North America, the seven race Plattekill Extreme Series is known for giving riders of all […]

BIG BEAR WRAP-UP—MAY 15

BIG BEAR WRAP-UP?MAY 15 By Chris Firth Scroll Down For Current Results THURSDAY….. Thursday was a pretty laid back day unless you were racing expert slalom and downhill. Besides a long downhill practice session, the Ams had their slalom qualifiers and finals within hours of each other. Despite being on a workday the turnout looked […]

IMBA CALLS ALL NORTHWEST MOUNTAIN BIKERS-MAY 6

IMBA CALLS ALL NORTHWEST MOUNTAIN BIKERS-MAY 6 IMBA is asking mountain bikers to help open one of the most spectacular trails in the Pacific Northwest to cyclists. The Middle Fork Trail is a 13-mile non-motorized multi-use gem just 90 minutes from downtown Seattle. The trail is currently closed to mountain bikes, but a new proposal […]

MARZOCCHI DIRT JUMPER ONE

MARZOCCHI DIRT JUMPER ONE Marzocchi has cemented its reputation as the premier freeride fork company by supporting the growing movement from the beginning with forks that could hold up to repeatedly missed drops and ridiculous jumps. While other companies scramble to catch up, Marzocchi has continued to refine their classic forks to better suit Shore-style […]

TINKER AND RISHI TO BATTLE AGAIN–APRIL 29

TINKER AND RISHI TO BATTLE AGAIN–APRIL 29 (press release) Trilife Sports International, owners/originators of the 24 Hours of Adrenalin mountain bike team relay series, North America1s fastest growing cycling events, announces Tinker Juarez and Rishi Grewal, set to do battle at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin NORBA National Championships. The event will take place at […]

PEDRO’S MB FESTIVALS RETURN–APRIL 29

PEDRO’S MB FESTIVALS RETURN–APRIL 29 (press release) The tents, the bands, the pros and the best bike companies will again converge to form colorful villages of mountain bike fun when the Pedro’s Mountain Bike Festivals set up in two locations. ?There’s a whole generation of people getting into mountain bikes who feel they missed the […]

BRIAN LOPES TALKS TRACK–APRIL 25

BRIAN LOPES TALKS TRACK–APRIL 25 Brian Lopes, the BMX racer who switched to mountain bikes, is one of this country’s most decorated downhill racers. With two World Championships, a half-dozen assorted World Cup and NORBA titles, the Dual Slalom specialist from Southern California is definitely a ?been there and done that? professional dirt racer. Now, […]

BRIAN LOPES’ OLYMPIC BID–APRIL 22

BRIAN LOPES’ OLYMPIC BID–APRIL 22 “I got out of the gate a little late,” said Brian Lopes in regards to his first ever Olympic tryout. Lopes was riding as the starter in the three man Olympic sprint, and he was the one that got the team off to a slow start. Teammates Jeff LaBauve and […]

MOLDAY, FLORIT, KVA & MARTIN RULE CAL STATE–4-19

MOLDAY, FLORIT, KVA & MARTIN RULE CAL STATE–4-19 Round two of the California State Championship Series moved down south to a remote, Lake Morena location in San Diego County. The Sagebrush Safari courses are so notorious it was little surprise to see National XC Champion Kirk Molday and top World Cup competitor Jimena Florit line […]

BRIAN LOPES TRIES OUT FOR THE OLYMPICS–APRIL 19

BRIAN LOPES TRIES OUT FOR THE OLYMPICS–APRIL 19 It doesn’t look like Brian Lopes will have to wait until Olympic Sprint Champion Marty Nothstein finally takes him up on the challenge to a sprint-off. That’s because the U.S. Olympic team just asked Brian to join up. It’s soon possible that we’ll see Lopes take on […]

FILIP MEIRHAEGHE HAS CAPTURED VICTORY–APRIL 16

FILIP MEIRHAEGHE HAS CAPTURED VICTORY–APRIL 16 Press Release April 16, 2002 – Morgan Hill, CA – Aboard his S-Works FSR XC, Filip Meirhaeghe has captured victory in the 2002 edition of the Paris-Roubaix VTT! Filip beat out Bart Brentjens in the overall GC by over a minute, and took the final stage win in an […]

IMBA ANNOUNCES 2002 EPIC RIDES

IMBA ANNOUNCES 2002 EPIC RIDES Press Release Epic rides are why we love mountain biking. They create classic memories and inspire us to save the trails. To fuel this passion, IMBA has selected four outstanding routes as 2002 IMBA Epic Rides, adding to the 20 great rides we’ve picked since ’99. We’ll honor each one […]

HOUSEMAN TAKES CALIFORNIA STATE DH SERIES

HOUSEMAN TAKES CALIFORNIA STATE DH SERIES With this win, Temecula’s Rich Houseman proves that he might just have the ultimate pre-season training regimen. Like young upstart David Klaassen Van Oorschot and National Champion Todd Leduc, Rich too showed up at Fontana during the Southridge Winter Warm-Up Series. But while the others made run after run […]

Video Release Party For “Chain Reaction III”

Video Release Party For “Chain Reaction III” Sids Bikes NYC and DH Productions are throwing a huge video release party at 8pm on Saturday, April 20th. The free party is at Fun in New York City. Fun is tucked beneath the majestic arches of the Manhattan Bridge at 130 Madison Street. Here’s the video description […]

ED ARNET TALKS WITH UP AND COMER DAVID K

ED ARNET TALKS WITH UP AND COMER DAVID K It’s one thing to consistently beat Max Nelson, Phil Tinstman, Kyle Leduc and crew, but it’s another thing to smoke not one, but two national champions at the same time. And that’s exactly what Dave Klaassen Van Oorschot did during the Southridge Winter Series. BIG NAME […]

WISCONSIN OFF ROAD SERIES AND NORBA TEAM UP–4/2

WISCONSIN OFF ROAD SERIES AND NORBA TEAM UP–4/2 (Press Release) Wisconsin Off Road Series and NORBA Team Up To Offer Services to Midwest Racers Popular Regional Series Averages More Than 850 Racers Per Event In a move to promote unity in the mountain bike community and provide enhanced services to its racers, the Wisconsin Off […]

KELLI AUCTION ON EBAY–HELP A FELLOW CYCLIST–4/3

KELLI AUCTION ON EBAY–HELP A FELLOW CYCLIST–4/3 Below are a list of links to some items that are currently listed. Additional items will be listed over the next day or so and the best advice is for people to search Ebay with the words – Sea Otter Classic – making sure they search Titles AND […]

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE: 2002 ENDURO FSR BICYCLES

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE: 2002 ENDURO FSR BICYCLES Do you own a 2002 Specialized Enduro FSR purchased since October, 2001 and March 15th, 2002? We have received isolated reports from the field which you should be aware of as an Enduro owner. The Situation: In a small number of Enduro frames, small cracks and failures have […]

WHAT’S NEW FROM MANITOU?–APRIL 2

WHAT?S NEW FROM MANITOU?–APRIL 2 Meet Sherman and the 1.5 Standard By Chris Firth Once again Manitou has been hard at work designing an entirely new fork line for 2003, but they have something extra up their sleeve for us this season. A totally new standard in steerer tubes for the booming freeride market. This […]

INSIDE THE OTTER–MARCH 27

INSIDE THE OTTER–MARCH 27 Chris Firth JUST GETTING THERE ?Let me guess you don?t have a license either.? USCF official to Leigh Donovan at sign-up after having a dozen or so pro riders try to sign up without their new NORBA cards. Just like every year at the Sea Otter Classic, all of the people […]

THE SEA OTTER SHOWS WHO’S READY–MARCH 25

THE SEA OTTER SHOWS WHO’S READY–MARCH 25 With 10,400 racers, 240 classes and 50,000 spectators, the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA isn’t just the first big pro showdown of the year, it’s the biggest mountain bike celebration in the world. With the World Cup and NORBA series still six weeks away, the stars are […]

ROCKET PARTS MTB SHORT TRACK –MARCH 25

ROCKET PARTS MTB SHORT TRACK –MARCH 25 Corriganville, Park Simi Valley, Ca March 17, 2002 (sorry for the delay!)        By John Monkfish Plagued by clear skies and crisp temperatures, an excited and jovial group of 81 racers brought family and friends to cheer them on in the second series of the Rocket Parts Short Track […]

CAN ANYONE STOP ROLAND GREEN?–MARCH 21

CAN ANYONE STOP ROLAND GREEN?–MARCH 21 By Ed Arnet While much of his off-road competition is still on a base schedule, Canadian National, World Cup, NORBA and World Cross Country Champion Roland Green trained in California by almost winning one of the biggest road events in the U.S. He was such a dominant force that […]

ANSWER ANNOUNCES 2002 TEAM ROSTER-MARCH 20

ANSWER ANNOUNCES 2002 TEAM ROSTER-MARCH 20 Answer Products is proud to announce today its 2002 Manitou race team roster. Returning teams include Be-One, Cannondale (DH only), Gary Fisher, Intense, Jamis, Mongoose, Royal/Orange and Yeti. Answer also has individual sponsorships of Kathy Pruitt, Rich Houseman and semi-retired motocross champ John Tomac. New teams for 2002 include […]

TEN WORST PRE RIDE CYCLING FOODS

TEN WORST PRE RIDE CYCLING FOODS If you follow a nutritionally sound diet on a regular basis, you?ll wake up race day morning satisfied, hydrated and fueled for a hard ride. But there’s considerable confusion about what to eat the morning of the big race. Sometimes the foods you need to skip the morning of […]