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Elite Men’s and Women’s Downhill Results, Maribor World Cup, Round 1, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 (updated with comments from World Champion Reece Wilson)

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 […]

World Cup Downhill: Timed Qualifying Results at Maribor, Slovenia

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 […]

Kate Courtney’s Crash May Have Given Her a Concussion

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 […]

Throwback Thursday: Mountain Bike Suspension from 30 Years Ago

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 […]

Flashback Friday: 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 Mountain Bike Action editor Richard Cunningham. Check out the pedals, too. Shimano’s SPD pedals and […]

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 included Olympic gold medalists, world champions, […]

Throwback Thursday: Greg Minnaar vs. Dan Atherton in 2008

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 […]

Check Out the New Race Face Turbine R35 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, 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 Rules as Racing Resumes in Europe

(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, […]