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Throwback Thursday: Mountain Bike Action Ads from 30 Years Ago

Diamond Back was one of the most popular BMX brands in the country, and they were apparently eager to capitalize on their popularity as mountain biking exploded in the the 1980s. Suntour was one of the most popular drivetrain systems in 1988. Haro Designs was famous for its creative approach to marketing and advertising. This […]

Photo of the Day: Anton Cooper

 Anton Cooper rails a turn at Bonelli Park, California, in this shot from last spring. Cooper is expected to be one of the biggest stars in the World Cup cross-country series in the next few years. Photo by Tristan Courtney

Flashback Friday

  Our longtime friend Brett Tippie loves to take on the steepest and scariest drops he can find, as he proved this day in Whistler, several years ago. Photo: JK/Mountain Bike Action

Photo of the Day: Patricio Returns

 Patricio (aka Patrick Reynoso) takes a fast turn on the Rocky Mountain Slayer. This bike was easily one of the most impressive bikes we tested last year. Photo: JK/Mountain Bike Action

Photo of the Day: Checking Things Out

 While shooting photos in one of the larger bike shops in Whistler Village, we caught this shot of a customer (at right) walking down one of the aisles while one of the employees (left) took a moment to look up from what he was doing to keep an eye on the customer. Photo: JK/Mountain Bike […]

Photo of the Day: Fast and Loose

  Mountain Bike Action senior staff member Sean McCoy rails a corner with the Mongoose Meteore Sport on one of the trails near his home in Southern California. Photo: JK/Mountain Bike Action  

Photo of the Day: Downhill Fun at Fontana

 Travis Claypool charges down a steep rock face in the annual Southridge Winter Series at Fontana, California. The action kicks off this year (Happy New Year, by the way!) on the weekend of January 13th and 14th at Fontana. Photo: JK/Mountain Bike Action  

Photo of the Day: Launching It

MBA assistant editor Brandon Castelli takes to the air while checking out the performance of the RSD Wildcat, which we reviewed in our July 2017 issue. (Photo: JK/Mountain Bike Action)

Throwback Thursday: It’s a Tough Job, But Someone Has to Do It

We’re going back almost nine years with this shot. Our staff was in Park City, Utah, trying out the newest Cannondale bikes on the epic trails at the Deer Valley ski and bike resort. Back then, most mountain bikes had either 26″ or 29″ wheels; the 650b/27.5-inch wheel revolution hadn’t arrived yet. A few companies […]

Photo of the Day: Winning the World Championship

This was the finish of the Elite Men’s Cross-Country race at the 2016 UCI World Championship, with Nino Schurter about to win his fifth Elite Men’s XC World Championship title and tie the record held by Julien Absalon. Nino won his sixth such title in 2017. We’ll see how he does next year. Photo: Andreas […]

Photo of the Day: Ho, Ho, Ho

 Road Bike Action editor Zapata Espinoza took a little time out of his schedule one day a couple of years ago to race this bike at Lake Castaic. We’re not sure how to classify it. It has fat tires and drop bars. Maybe it’s a fat-cyclocross racer, or an overweight gravel bike. We’ll have to […]

Photo of the Day: John Tomac at the Cactus Cup

  John Tomac gets some style while leading a race at the Cactus Cup in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1995. Tomac is widely considered to be the greatest all-around mountain biker in the sport’s history. “Johnny T” won both the overall World Cup series and the UCI World Championship in cross-country in 1991, and he also won […]