Throwback Thursday: 34 Years Ago in Mountain Bike Action

MBA's November 1986 issue was the second issue of our magazine

Trials champion Kevin Norton was photographed riding the Kuwahara Cougar for our November 1986 cover. The legendary John Tomac was MBA's test rider on the Jamis Dakar mountain bike. Tomac was one of our main test riders…
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World Cup Downhill: Timed Qualifying Results at Maribor, Slovenia

Reeece Wilson and Tracy Hannah score the top qualifying times in the elite classes

The timed downhill qualifiers were held Thursday in preparation for the first of the two World Cup downhill races to be held this weekend in Maribor, Slovenia. The first race will be Friday. The second race will be Sunday. Australia's…
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Amtrak Expands Carry-On Bike Program on Northeast Regional and Northeast State-Supported Trains

Customers can bring their bikes for their off-train adventures for only $20, but mountain bikers will need to check the rules to see if their bikes meet the requirements.

Amtrak is expanding its carry-on bike program starting September 8th,  but be sure to read all the details and click on all the links if you want to take advantage of the program. You have to sign up for the service ahead of time. What's…
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Flashback Friday: 30 Years Ago

Check out this bike from 30 years ago.

(Click on the  picture to enlarge it and read the copy more easily.) Back in 1990, this was considered one of the most innovative mountain bikes in the world. Check out the elevated chainstays, which had been designed by future…
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Throwback Thursday: The 1997 Cactus Cup

Back in the 1990s, the Cactus Cup was the first big mountain event of the year for most of North America. In fact, it was such a big event that  top racers flew in from as far away as Europe and Australia to take part in it. The racers…
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Check Out the New Race Face Turbine R35 Wheelset

Race Face announces their newest enduro-ready wheelset

Starting with an RF-designed lightweight, stiff and durable 6069 welded Alloy rim with a dirt hugging 35mm inner width gives you a traction-optimized setup for wider tires (2.4-2.8). A 4.5mm offset spoke bed laced with reliable,…
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Nino Rules as Racing Resumes in Europe

Nino Schurter Wins the Swiss Cup and The Swiss National Championships

(Nino Schurter/SCOTT-SRAM, photo by EGO Promotions)      The Swiss Cup in Leukerbad, Switzerland was held before a limited audience, due to health concerns over COVID-19, but it was still an impressive race. Nino Schurter won the Elite…
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