The results are in from Sunday’s race.
The results are in from Sunday’s race.
The first round of the Maribor World Cup in Slovenia has been completed. French riders dominated the top places on the podium, with the top three Elite Men and the top two Elite Women all being from France. The Elite Men’s top qualifier in timed runs this week at Maribor—newly crowned 2020 Downhill World Champion […]
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 Tracy Hannah was the fastest qualifier among the women, while Great Britain’s Reece Wilson, who […]
MBA October 1990
Kate Courtney revealed on Instagram today that she thinks that she may have suffered a concussion in her high-speed crash during her World Championship race on Saturday. She pulled out of the competition after the crash. The results showed her as a “DNF” (Did Not Finish) after the race was complete. Courtney was the 2018 […]
The UCI has posted all the results for this year’s World Championships, including the Team Relay, the downhill qualifiers, and all the cross-country and downhill races held this past weekend. Here’s the link. https://www. uci-mountain-bike-world-championships-presented-by-mercedes-benz
Mountain bike pioneer Gary Fisher and motorcycle legend Mert Lawwill teamed up to produce this “radical” Fisher RS-1 suspension bike in 1990. This story appeared in MBA’s January 1991 issue. Mert used his experience designing motorcycle suspension systems to come up with the suspension design after riding his Pro Cruiser mountain bike down Mt. Tam […]
The wildfires in California are still interfering with some of the race plans for Southern California. You can see their latest announcement above.
Sometimes it takes a while for an idea to catch on
The first round of the long-delayed 2020 World Cup XC Series is finally underway in Europe and will run through Sunday. The XCC (Short Track) event was held yesterday in wet weather, as can be seen in the Nove Mesto Instagram post shown above, but the main events are happening over the next few days. […]
30 Years Ago, Mountain Bike Festivals Were a Lot Different Than The Ones of The Last Few Years
Nearly half the teams in the latest Tour de France were said to be using ketone supplements as performance boosters. Will they be the next big thing in mountain biking, too?
Winning Whistler’s Crankworx Slopestyle competition in 2008
Freestyle motocross legend Travis Pastrana showed up at Whistler in 2014 to compete in the Whip-Off World Championship. He didn’t win, but it was great to see him riding there. Most of the motocross racers we know like to ride mountain bikes in addition to their motocross bikes. (Photo: John Ker/Mountain Bike Action)
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 more, Amtrak says that they don’t allow bikes with tires […]
“We are convinced that we will receive all official approvals”, says Marco Pointner, World Championships organizer and CEO of Saalfelden Leogang Touristik, who is optimistic about the UCI 2020 Mountain Bike World Championships.
(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 Mountain Bike Action editor Richard Cunningham. Check out the pedals, too. Shimano’s SPD pedals and […]
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 included Olympic gold medalists, world champions, […]
Confident and Aggressive
Back in the summer of 2010, the MBA staff went to Crested Butte, Colorado, to check out their 30th Annual Fat Tire Bike Festival. It was a wild week of fun and crazy events, not the least of which was the wacky Chainless Downhill Race. It started out in the hills outside of town, sending […]
Since the 2020 Sea Otter is not going to happen this year, we thought we’d share a shot from one of our favorite Sea Otter Classics of the past. This was the Dual Slalom event at the Sea Otter in April of 2008. We don’t remember now what the temperature was this day, but the […]
These were the top five downhill men from the World Cup event at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada, in 2013. See how many you can name.
Patrick Reynoso takes a Pivot Mach 6 on a test flight over MBA photographer John Ker in the mountains of Southern California on Oct. 25, 2017.
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, double-butted straight pull spokes provides ideal wheel stiffness, strength, and overall tension balance. The specially designed rim bead means easy tubeless setup and optimal wheel security as you rip through the turns.
(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 Men’s event, which was no surprise, since he’s the reigning (and eight-time) Elite Men’s XC World Champion, […]
CCSS launches this week, bringing together some of the best of B.C.’s world-class athletes to compete in iconic destinations within the province
Check out the cover of MBA’s first issue from July 1986
Danny MacAskill impressed the crowd with his skills at the Crankworx festival in Whistler, Canada, on July 23, 2011. (Photo by Mike Wirth)
Check out our cover from June 2000. That’s Santa Cruz team manager Kathy Sessler…
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