Ride Concepts Shoes – Interbike 2018

Ride Concepts is a new shoe company based out of Truckee, California with years of experience and real-world testing under their belts. RC teamed up with Rubber Kinetics, who also happens to make tires for Good Years bicycle division, to introduce three new proprietary rubber compounds to better suits specific riding styles.  Various shoe models range […]

First-Ride Impressions: Digit Bikes Datum

  We get crowdsourced product pitches fairly often, but most seem too far-fetched or half-baked to recommend. Our answer is typically come back to us when you actually have something to sell. We do make exceptions for exceptional concepts, though, and Digit Bikes Datum is one of those rarities. When we took a close look […]

Last Minute Gift Ideas From Matrix Concepts

Matrix Concepts is offering a 25% discount to mountain bike riders on their entire line from now until December 23rd. YOU NEED TO USE THE DISCOUNT CODE XMAS25 when you check out to get your discount. Matrix offers a gift at just about any budget range and we can’t think of a rider who wouldn’t […]

Matrix Concepts Offers Sponsorships To Mountain Bikers

Matrix Concepts, supplier of stands, garage and track necessities along with their 1.7 Cleaning Solutions line, is now accepting mountain bike team and rider resumes for all levels. To join teams like Sho-Air/Cannondale and Iron Horse Racing already using Matrix Concepts and to get all the details, just click here.  

Suzuki BaseCamp Concept Car Targets Riders

Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan has developed a concept vehicle dubbed the BaseCamp that has features any mountain biker can appreciate. The tough little SUV is made to be roughed up with body panels that are meant to resist scratching. It also has a standard equipment roof rack for your bikes and lots of interior […]

BEST SHOP RIDES IN CONNECTICUT–SEPT 10

BEST SHOP RIDES IN CONNECTICUT–SEPT 10 1. VALLEY BICYCLE A group of six leaves the shop Tuesday at 6 p.m. and rides the steep climbs and tight, technical double and singletrack at Tarriffville or Granville. Anyone is welcome on this multi-skill ride. Town: Granby. Contact: (860) 653-6545. 2. STATELINE CYCLES This ride meets 8 a.m. […]

Should Your Next Mountain Bike Be a Gravel Bike?

There is no doubt that for a certain subset of MBA readers, this sentiment might be as unsettling as the idea of e-bikes. But, with off-road technology continuing to expand to all the different segments (i.e., cross-country, enduro, free-ride, down mountain and downhill), gravel bikes might be a justifiable addition. Trust me, as the editor […]

Two U.S. Pro Cup UCI XCO Races Are Being Held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on April 9-11 and April 16-18)

The OZ Trails™ U.S. Pro Cup will host professional men and women cross-country mountain-bike racers from around the globe, while also featuring the top men and women from North America. The races, which are a part of the US Cup series, will give riders an opportunity to gain valuable U.C.I. points for themselves and their country ahead of the summer Olympics in Tokyo.