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RICHIE RUDE’S ENDURO BIKE

Now 27, the Connecticut-based mountain biker has already won the Enduro World Series overall title twice and is widely considered to be the top men’s enduro racer in the world.

HOW WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF IS CHANGING LIVES ONE BICYCLE AT A TIME

In developing regions of the world, millions of people walk for miles each day just to survive. On foot, individuals race against the sun to complete everyday tasks. Distance is a barrier to attending school, receiving healthcare, and delivering goods to market. Responding and making an impact, World Bicycle Relief is answering the call by […]

2021 PROVING GROUNDS

The 2021 Proving Grounds kicked off again this year at the Oregon Dirt Park just outside of Bend, Oregon. Flash back to 2019 when Proving Grounds was born. The concept was to blur the lines between big mountain and slopestyle, and in this year’s event, athletes were able to choose their own lines. The course […]

MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: SR SUNTOUR DUROLUX FORK AND TRIAIR 3CR SHOCK

Suspension setups vary from brand to brand. At the end of the day, performance geared towards a rider’s particular style is always the main objective, and preferences can be very subjective. If the latest climate for cycling components has taught us anything, it is to be open to other brands and what is being produced […]

Rapha Trail 3/4-Sleeve Jersey and Trail Shorts

Rapha may be a new apparel brand for mountain bikers, but it has been a mainstay for roadies since 2004. Wrecking crew members who crossed over to the road side of things and were familiar with the brand at its start thought it took a few years for the quality and fit to catch up […]

MBA LONG TERM TEST: NORCO SIGHT VLT C1

The Canadian brand Norco brought the heat for 2022 with its updated VLT line of e-mountain bikes. Norco will offer a shorter-travel, trail-style Fluid VLT; an enduro, heavy-hitting Range VLT; and the Sight VLT. Norco offered Mountain Bike Action a ride on its latest Sight VLT, which will fit somewhere between the Fluid and the […]

GT ZASKAR: MORE THAN JUST A BIKE

By: Nick Claire Over a span of three decades, the GT Zaskar has seen a progression in its design and application. Early on in its development, this bike became “the ultimate all-around bike,” as Hans Rey described it. It’s the only bike to have won a World Cup in the trials, XC, downhill and slalom […]

How a Backyard Bike Shed Launched a Business

Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski was one of America’s top cross-country mountain bike stars, winning 15 national championships before retiring from racing five years ago. His wife, Heather Irmiger, was also a pro XC racer and national champion on the Trek team. Now that they’re both retired from professional racing, Jeremy has turned his attention to a business […]