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BEARINGS KEEP YOU ROLLING

The following press release from Enduro Bearings may read like an ad for their product, but it also helped remind us how important the bearings in our bikes are. We usually don’t give a bike’s bearings much thought until something goes wrong with them, so it makes sense to get the best bearings you can […]

USWE ANNOUNCES NEW HAJKER WINTER PACK

PRESS RELEASE MALMӦ, Sweden – USWE, a leader in packs for action sports, today announces the launch of its new Hajker Winter backpack, the ultimate bag for action and adventure and featuring USWE’s proprietary NDM™ harness system, smart organization, and insulated shoulder straps called Themer Cell, a technology used to keep your drink tube from […]

REED BOGGS JOINS ENDURA FOR 2022

With a background in BMX and motocross, Reed made the full-time switch to MTBs after graduating from High School in his native Cleveland and shortly after threw himself into the heart of the Rampage scene, digging for Nicholi Rogatkin at the 2015 event before moving to Hurricane in southwest Utah to live, train and ride as close to the hallowed canyons of Virgin as possible. 

NEVADA STATE GRAVITY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BOOTLEG CANYON

  Pro Men’s winner Nikolas Nestoroff. (Photo by Jerry Walton/SoStokedAerial) Steven Walton, a.k.a. “The Swaltonator,”  was suffering from the flu at the race, but he competed anyway. His performance was probably not as good as it would have been if he’d been feeling better, but he still took fourth among the Pro Men. As long […]

THE INTENSE FACTORY RACING TEAM FOR 2022

The team will continue to develop and race the prototype alloy INTENSE M279 DH bike. They’ll be working closely together on some new changes and special tweaks for 2022. Further, Seth and Joe will race the new INTENSE Tracer enduro bike at select Enduro World Series (EWS) races this year.

PROPAIN ADDS JONO JONES TO THE CREW

Propain bikes are now available in America, and they have Jono Jones riding for them. (Photo by Dean Smith.)   Here’s what Jono Jones says about his new Propain bikes:  “At the moment I’m riding the Hugene. 140mm is plenty where I live – the thing absolutely rips! Pumped to spend the early months of […]

SPECIALIZED UNVEILS ITS FULL FACTORY XC TEAM FOR 2022 AND BEYOND

PRESS RELEASE: Building on the success of the 2021 season, which included a silver medal at the Olympics and an XCC world championship title, Specialized Factory Racing has added two exciting riders to the roster. Christopher Blevins. Christopher Blevins, the 2021 XCC World Champion and winner of the final XCO World Cup in Snowshoe, joins […]

THROWBACK TUESDAY: GREG MINNAAR’S SPEED SECRET

We were going through some old photos and came upon this one of Greg Minnaar from the Dual Slalom race at Whistler Crankworx in 2008. Greg has told that one of his speed secrets is to look way ahead on the course instead of looking down at the ground a few feet ahead of the […]

VIDEO: BEHIND THE SCENES AT JENSON USA

Take a look behind the scenes at Jenson USA, one of the most successful mountain bike businesses in America. Here’s the link to Jenson’s video of their shop and the people who work there: https://www.jensonusa.com/our-culture/about-us Check out how young Mike Cachat (the owner, founder, and CEO of Jenson USA) is in this picture taken from […]

HOW TO RIDE A BIKE PARK

Jeff Lenosky shreds the trails in Bentonville, Arksansa, in this cool video. The town has come to be recognized as one of the top mountain bike destinations in America. It offers miles of fantastic trails, some of which you can access right from the downtown area.  

WORLD CHAMP CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS IS CHANGING TEAMS

Christopher Blevins has shared on Instagram that his time in a Trinity Racing jersey has come to a close. Blevins hasn’t said yet where he’s going. He had been racing Specialized bikes on the Trinity team, but the brand of bikes he’ll be using in 2022 is yet to be announced. Comments on the Christopherblevs […]

DANNY MACASKILL’S NEW VIDEO: DANNY’S DRIVEWAY

Here’s what Danny shared about the video on his website: “Like so many others, back in Spring of 2020, due to government restrictions I found myself stuck at home with a lot of time on my hands. When I was younger, Pallets were always the go to obstacles for honing my skills on the Trials […]

VIDEO: HOW TO SCRUB LIKE REMY METAILLER

MBA reader Paul Holzmann shared some photos of himself recently that were shot by his brother Anthony. Paul said this about the shots: “I’ve been doing my best to mimic the style of Remy Mettalier, and am trying to get my scrubs to look like his in the movie, ‘How To Scrub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_zUYZeURs8.  I have […]

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: THE GREATEST DOWNHILL RACE RUN EVER

Back in 2015, Aaron Gwin made history when he broke his chain at the start of his final run in the World Cup downhill at Leogang, Austria. To the shock of everyone there, including the race commentators, Gwin went all out and rode the whole course without a chain. When he crossed the finish line […]

VIDEO: EXTREME SANTA

The world’s top mountain bike park during the summer turns into a snow-covered ski resort in the winter, so Santa stops by for a visit.

DOWNIEVILLE CLASSIC POSTPONED

  The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has announced that the 2022 Downieville Classic, scheduled to run from August 4-7, 2022, has been postponed until 2023. When the race returns in 2023 it will be the 25th Anniversary of its running. The Downieville Classic comprises the Festival, Cross Country race, and legendary Mountain World Championships including […]

MORE NEWS FROM TINKER ON HIS 2022 MOUNTAIN BIKES

Tinker contacted MBA today to give us an update on his bike choices for 2022. Tinker had revealed earlier today that he’ll be riding for Floyd’s of Leadville in the coming year. He and the rest of that team will be riding Squad gravel and road bikes, but Squad does not have a mountain bike, […]

TINKER JUAREZ WILL RIDE FOR FLOYD’S OF LEADVILLE IN 2022

Tinker took a break from one of his daily training rides in 2020 to let the MBA staff snap a few photos of him that day with his Cannondale FS-1 hardtail bike. Photo: Mountain Bike Action David “Tinker” Juarez revealed recently that he would be back racing again in 2022. Today, the word is out […]