Mammoth 50K PedalPalooza Race Report

The inaugural Mammoth race had everything from legends to future stars.

The 2021 Mammoth 50K PedalPalooza was an overwhelming success with many stories to be told. The course was a challenging 50 kilometers of mostly single track with several kilometers of fire road and asphalt. The course started…
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First Look: Devinci Spartan HP

A high pivot enduro warrior

Devinci’s new high pivot enduro bike has been hiding in plain sight under the Devinci Global Racing Team in this season’s EWS races. Today, Devinci pulls the cover off the new 160mm travel Spartan HP and makes the bike…
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First Look: Mosaic Cycles GT-X Adventure Bikes

These category blurring handmade bikes are ready for any adventure

As riders push the boundaries of gravel riding bikes are being made for them that defy category definition.  Many can be considered a hardtail mountain bike depending on the build. Mosaic's new GTX series is one of those bikes that…
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10 MULTI-TOOL SHOWDOWN

A tool to save almost any trailside disaster

We’ve said it before and we will say it again: when it comes to riding, having the right tools can make or break your day. If you are anything like us, we want to get to the trails as soon as possible without forgetting any essential gear.…
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First Ride Impressions: Yeti 160E

Yeti's first e-mountain bike continues it legacy of race inspired designs

Yeti's first e-mountain bike continues it legacy of race inspired designs Yeti was one of the last mainstream mountain bike manufacturers without an e-mountain bike in its line but that changes today with the introduction…
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ROOTS, ROCKS & THE ROLL OF A FAT-TIRED LIFE

John Tomac By Zap Over the course of the nearly four decades that Hi-Torque Publications has been producing MBA, the magazine has seen a handful of editors at the controls. For the first official monthly issue (November 1986),…
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Custom Bike Giveaway Program Supports Trail Disaster Relief

Trail Chaser Program will give away custom bikes to raise awareness for nonprofits.

(Press Release) Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has teamed with Paul Component Engineering and other notable cycling industry brands to build a pair of fully custom bicycles to raise funds and awareness for two local nonprofits working on…
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Video: Hawgin’ the Chilcotins with Kenny Smith

Get a taste of epic bikepacking adventure in the the latest video from Fox Racing

To Send the Search is to be relentless in your hunt for epic. Kenny Smith and his ragtag crew are all-in on this 8-day adventure into the wild unknown. Hawgin’ the Chilcotins takes a band of brothers, drops them into a land of bears and…
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ENDURO BIKE ROUNDUP

We test ten heavy-hitting enduro mountain bikes

While trail bikes reign supreme on many types of terrain, enduro bikes hold their own by offering similar versatility in a heavy-hitting package. With major improvements to enduro bikes being made every day, these downhill shredders retain…
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First Look: Giro Latch Shoes

A lighter high grip flat pedal mountain bike shoe developed with Giro athletes

Giro Sport Design has introduced an all new flat pedal shoe called Latch. Vibration and impact reducing Mute foam midsole construction combined with a grippy Tack rubber are claimed to increase grip, comfort and stability. Giro says that…
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Tire Tips From the Pros

Get a grip on one of the most important parts on your mountain bike

What are the best kind of tires to use on your mountain bike? We called on some top people in the mountain bike world and got their opinions. Brian Lopes Advice from a four-time world champion Tire choice can be a complicated topic…
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First Look: Spinergy MTX Wheels

All new Spinergy wheels for everything from cross country to e-mountain bikes

Spinergy has introduced a new MTX mountain bike line including the MTXe  - an E-bike specific wheelset. The MTXe was designed from the ground up for the demands placed on wheels by the new generation of power assist bicycles and uses its…
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DEVINCI KOBAIN

An aggressive hardtail designed to handle steep and challenging descents

A number of brands are launching hardtail frames with trail bike geometry numbers and fork travel. So, what’s the advantage? Yes, a hardtail, not a full-suspension bike, can be a trail bike, folks. A hardtail can offer much more than just a…
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The Original Mountain Biker Who Was and Is Joe Murray

A pioneer mountain bike racer turned component developer

Before Ned Overend, John Tomac or any other pioneer mountain bike racer whom the sport has popularized as the earliest superstar, there was Joe Murray. Like the two Hall of Fame racers who would eventually follow in his wheel tracks, Joe,…
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NINER WF0 9 RD0

A bike made for heavy terrain and flat out speed.

Take a moment to flash back to 2009 when long-travel 29ers were almost nonexistent and exceedingly hard to find. One of the first brands to take on the challenge of producing such machines was Niner. When Niner’s WFO (Wide, Full Open) 9 was…
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VIDEO: After Hours

Girl meets bike in this new Honzo ESD hardtail shredit by Kona Bicycles

(press release) Leah Lind-White gives in to temptation while she waits for the bus to go home after work. Steel, sleek, and extra slack, the Honzo ESD is irresistible. Leah hops on board for a night of pure adventure with the ESD. As the…
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First Look: Fox Racing Rampage Pro Carbon Helmet

A new downhill and freeride full face helmet from Fox Racing

The latest full face helmet from Fox Racing was designed with direct input from it’s sponsored downhill and freeride athletes to offer the highest level of protection, performance and style. The Rampage Pro Carbon (RPC)  features…
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First Look: Canyon Lux Trail

Canyon adds versatility and capability to its cross country line

Canyon expands is Lux cross country line for 2022 with the addition of the Lux Trail models. The new Trail version is based on the speedy version raced by Mathieu van der Poel and the bike that was part of our cross country race bike…
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FIRST LOOK: GT Force Carbon

GT's Force gets revamped with a new high pivot suspension design.

GT’s new Force is yet another on a growing list of mountain bikes to adopt a high pivot suspension design. Dubbed High Pivot LTS Suspension, it is effectively a 160mm travel four bar horst link style design with a high pivot…
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FIRST RIDE IMPRESSIONS: Pivot Cycles Firebird

An all new 165mm travel enduro speed machine

Pivot’s EWS race winning Firebird sees a full redesign with the goal of delivering a faster bike for enduro racing and riding. Like the Switchblade, Mach 4SL and Trail 429, the 29” wheel Firebird sees a vertical shock orientation and…
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First Look: Thor 2022 FALL BIKE COLLECTION

When motocross apparel brand, Thor signed downhill racer Aaron Gwin, it seemed likely that it would make a move into the mountain bike scene.  Today, Thor has made it official with the launching of it's fall 2022 line. The moto inspired…
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VIDEO: Strait Acres and Gravity Fest Highlights

Results and highlights from last weekend's races

(press release) Kyle and Rachel Strait took over the Summit Bike park this past weekend, making themselves (and rest of the SoCal MTB Community) feel right at home as Strait Acres moved from their own backyard to Big Bear, as part of the…
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VIDEO: Scott Sports Chasing Trail Episode 33

Getting the Shot - Chasing Trail x Verbier

(press release) Verbier, Switzerland. Every year, the marketing team here at SCOTT is tasked with shooting a small (read: large) selection of our new products for the upcoming year. Usually, we call this the catalogue shoot, and we do…
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VIDEO: Scouting the Oregon Coast

Ride along with the Transition Bicycles crew as they explore new trails and get a taste of cool winter weather.

As the dog says of summer are upon us and we dream of cooler temperatures, rain and all that winter riding brings with it. Transition Bicycles takes us along a winter road trip South of its headquarters in Bellingham, Washington to the…
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STRAIT ACRES MOVES TO BIG BEAR

Kyle's crown (and $20K) is up for grabs this weekend (July 30 - Aug 1) at the Summit Bike Park in Big Bear.

(press release) Created by MTB superstars Kyle and Rachel Strait in response to multiple competition cancellations during the 2020 season, the inaugural Strait Acres Slalom Invitational featured a who's who of US pro riders competing at…
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Shimano Original Film: BLUEPRINT

Blending art and creativity with mountain bikes through trail building

This Shimano  original film follows the build process of the new Blueprint Trail in Cumberland, BC. The build team that was headed up by Mark Matthews was inspired to challenge themselves to create something that pushed their creativity…
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