THROWBACK THURSDAY: KYLE STRAIT, MAY 2002

We took a look back at the early days of Mbaction.com and found this article about Kyle Strait

JUNIOR RIDER OF THE WEEK: KYLE STRAIT How do you spell chaotic? Junior Development Team Devo spells it "Kayodic" Kyle Strait. Kyle was picked up for Devo's "B" Team in March 1999, during the Sea Otter Classic, when…
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Review – Cannondale Trigger 2

Built for big ups and big downs The Trigger was introduced nearly five years ago as one of Cannondale’s OverMountain-series bikes. It was built around the idea that you could have two bikes in one and switch between the two with the…
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Review – Pivot Mach 5.5

Evolution of a Pivot Original Favorite When Pivot was founded back in 2008, it only had two bikes in its lineup—the Mach 4 and the Mach 5. The former was built as an XC rig, but the latter was the more popular trailbike, with…
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Tested – Giant XTC Advanced +

Big Tires and Big Performance When Giant decided to design a plus-sized hardtail, they didn’t want another me-too bike in its line—one that was built from boring materials with lackluster performance. Instead, Giant decided to throw…
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Understanding Frame Geometry

Why Your New Bike Rides Better Than Your Old One The phrase “long, low and slack” is often thrown around when talking about the latest and greatest mountain bikes, even in many of our bike tests. What does it really mean? The modern…
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Tested – TRP G-Spec Quadiem Brakes

Designed by the Fastest  Aaron Gwin quickly became one of the most recognizable names in mountain biking when he burst onto the scene almost a decade ago. During his very successful run on the World Cup circuit, he’s run many…
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Tested – XPEDO GFX Pedals

Clips with plenty of grip Xpedo has over 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing pedals for every kind of rider—from daily commuters to hard-core racers. If you’re in the market for pedals, especially for your mountain bike,…
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Teaching Your Kids to Ride with Eric Porter

Tips from Eric Porter, professional dad A “rad dad” refers to a father who, despite getting older, continues to go out and get rad. We have plenty of rad parents who read MBA every month. If you have kids, then you’re likely one of…
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Tested – Trek Fuel EX 9.8 27.5+

Designed Specifically for a Trail Near You It’s not often a company revamps its entire lineup in just one year, but if there’s one company that can do it, it’s Trek. Trek Bicycles was established in 1976 when just five employees built…
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Bikepacking Alaska with Eric Porter

Words by Eric Porter / Photos by Mason Mashon Alaska is a special place. It’s hard to get to, doesn’t care if you are there and will spit you out if you’re not careful. It’s also the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, and, as…
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Tested – Wolf Tooth B-Rad System

A Pack-Less Solution It seems like over the past few years hydration packs have become uncool. Every year we see more and more clever ways for carrying riding essentials—from integrated tools to bib shorts with pockets and even…
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Tested – SKS RideAir Inflator

Easy-breezy tubeless tire seating SKS brought its RideAir system all the way from Germany to solve the tubeless-tire-seating problems of riders everywhere. The aluminum tube is designed to be pressurized with an ordinary floor pump…
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Tested – CushCore Foam Tires Inserts

Make Pinch Flats a Thing of the Past CushCore is a Bend, Oregon, company bringing a patent-pending system to the bike world that they claim will not only eliminate pinch flats but also dramatically improve the ride quality of any…
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Tested – Airborne Plague

A Sick Deal Mailed to Your Front Door Purchasing a bike online seems to become more popular every year; however, it’s not exactly a new idea. Airborne was founded in 1997 and was an early pioneer in selling bikes direct to consumers.…
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Tested – X-Fusion Manic Dropperpost

Drop Your Saddle; Drop the Price A dropper post will drastically change the way you ride your bike, whether you’re an enduro ripper or a cross-country racer; and, while many bikes come with a dropper post pre-installed, there are a few…
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Production Bikes are Better Than Prototypes

Production Bikes Are Better Than Prototypes By Mike Wirth There is a very good reason companies build prototype bikes. They build the latest and greatest to push the envelope of development. They then give those prototypes to the…
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