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SRAM ACQUIRES HAMMERHEAD

(Press Release) SRAM, one of the world’s leading bicycle component manufacturers, announced today the acquisition of Hammerhead, a leading cycling technology company and maker of the Karoo 2 cycling computer. Hammerhead will join SRAM’s portfolio of brands and will continue to develop its Karoo product line under the SRAM portfolio. The companies completed the transaction […]

KENT OUTDOORS BUYS KONA BICYCLES

(Press Release) At Kona Bicycles, we live for the long, sweet ride, and believe the journey is the best part of any adventure. Since our humble beginnings in Vancouver, we’ve spent the last 34 years building innovative, durable, fun, and eye-catching bikes for all kinds of cyclists. We’ve grown from a small Pacific Northwest company […]

LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA HONZO ESD

Photos by Traece Craig We have been longtime fans of the incredibly capable and versatile Kona Honzo line, so when the slacker and more aggressive Honzo ESD was released, we just had to test it. ESD stands for “Extra Slack, Dude,” and it is very slack indeed, especially for a hardtail. There are plenty of […]

SHOOTOUT: HYDRATION PACKS THAT PROTECT

Most gear bag brands offer something in their product lineup that claims to be ultra-lightweight and as small and slim as possible. While it is smart to travel light, many brands have also seen the wisdom in developing a more robust backpack system with integrated protection for riders. Each design addresses storage for the basic […]

MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: MYNESWEEPERS TIRE INSERT

While up for a visit at one of our favorite bike parks, Brian Parker—owner, rider and guru behind Mynesweepers—got our crew set up with his tire inserts for some testing. The idea came to Parker just a few years back when he kept breaking sets of carbon fiber rims. Parker was determined to develop a […]

FIRST LOOK: STAN’S NEW M-PULSE HUBS

(Press Release) In a world filled with chaos, division, and uncertainty, Stan’s would like you to know we’ve made a really nice set of hubs. Seriously, we went all in on this. Designed and refined over the past two years, the new M-pulse hubs combine quality materials and construction with a smarter engagement system. These […]

NAVIGATING THE EVER-CHANGING E-MOUNTAIN BIKING LANDSCAPE

Nothing makes you feel like a real-life superhero more than an e-mountain bike. And, as a great superhero once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” This statement applies here and now with us as well. As an e-mountain bike rider, you can be the segment’s greatest advocate or worst enemy. As the saying goes, […]

What Are Wide Trail Tires?

The bicycle industry has reinvented the wheel multiple times over the past couple years, looking to find the perfect tire and rim size for everyday trail riders. Plus-sized tires (2.8- to 3.25-inch wide tires) quickly grew in popularity due to the benefits of high air volume and increased traction and stability. On the other hand, […]

HUNTER ALLEN’S GUIDE TO PICKING A WINTER TRAINING PLAN

Hunter Allen is one of the original coaches to adopt using a power meter and coaching mountain bikers with it. He has spent much time working towards the development of power meter data and analysis and has even written a book called Training and Racing With a Power Meter. Allen has about 200 different plans […]

MEET THE RIDERS AND THEIR RIDES

Beyond having a racing career, Amy Morrison is a teacher, a coach and an advocate for being immersed in a healthy lifestyle. Morrison took this a step further by starting a mountain bike club at the school where she teaches. Although she has more than held her own in enduro mountain bike events, she has […]

ALL ABOUT TIRE PRESSURE

Of all the tuning and adjustment options you have on a bike, none is more important than tire pressure. Yet, it’s the single thing we see most riders taking for granted. We can’t even count the times we’ve witnessed riders with a 10k-plus bike give their tires a quick squeeze, shrug their shoulders, say “good […]

VIDEO: KONA BIKES – THANKS FOR THE TEN YEARS CONNOR

THANKS FOR THE TEN YEARS CONNOR (Press Release) After more than a decade of watching Connor Fearon tear it up on the World stage for Kona, the time has come to say goodbye to the Aussie ripper. We set out to make Connor a short farewell video, but trying to cram ten years of flat […]

MUST WATCH VIDEO: CHRIS E-KRIGG FULL FORCE VOL. 2

CHRIS E-KRIGG FULL FORCE VOL. 2 (Press Release) Chris E-krigg is at it again! Last year, Chris Akrigg made us re-think what was possible on an eMTB with his ‘Full Force’ edit, and now he’s back at it, tackling impossible climbs with ease and riding features that only make sense to Chris. Sit back, hit […]

VIDEO: WTB’S TUBULAR – A BIKING STORY

TUBULAR (Press Release) What happens when everything in mountain biking has already been done? Rather than swapping their 29″ bikes for mullets or testing the limits of handlebar widths, sibling teammates Ryan and Becky Gardner decide to give up racing altogether to become high alpine extreme tubers. However, pioneering a sport is never easy; Becky […]

VIDEO: TAHNEE SEAGRAVE UNPLUGGED

TAHNEE SEAGRAVE UNPLUGGED (Press Release) Fox’s Unplugged series provides an in-depth, behind the scenes look into the athlete’s journey in preparation for or in the midst of the race season chaos. The latest episode follows Tahnée Seagrave’s closing week of the 2021 World Cup season. Tahnée has one of the most recognizable faces in pro […]

FIRST LOOK: UPDATED FOR 2022, EKS BRAND LUCID GOGGLE

(press release) EKS BRAND Updates the Lucid Goggle for 2022 featuring Xtreme Definition Optics & Enhancements. The Lucid goggle is available in 16 new colorways which includes 8 Lucid Stripes colors, 3 Lucid TPR Metal colors, 3 Lucid TPR Matte colors and 2 Lucid Racer Pack goggles. The recently launched LUCID goggle is a massive […]

VIDEO: PAT SMAGE’S LE TOUR DE FARM

LE TOUR DE FARM Pat Smage grew up riding on his grandparent’s farm. In between tractors and corn rows, he built the berms and trails that would help him become a 12x US National Trials Champion. In this video, he pays homage to his roots by highlighting the family farm on his Hakka MX. “Growing […]

VIDEO: SWITZERLAND PARADISE WITH KILIAN BRON

SWITZERLAND PARADISE I brought my mountain bike to Switzerland, one of the world’s most beautiful adventure playgrounds, to capture the spectacular beauty of the country with beautiful mountain peaks along the way. Huge thank you to TISSOT for your support ! Directed by: Kilian Bron & Mathieu Ruffray Film: Mathieu Ruffray – Pango Visual Drone […]

VIDEO: KONA AND MONTANUS PRESENT VIVID

Vivid Vivid, a short film by Montanus, explores the memories created by the most meaningful experiences found on two wheels. For Montanus the most vivid memory was their first bikepacking trip together back in 2013. Riding bikes with 26” wheels and carrying big, heavy backpacks, Francesco D’Alessio and Giorgio Frattale set out to bikepack before […]

MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA REMOTE 160 DL

Already well known for its line of big-hit-loving Process pedal bikes, legacy Canadian brand Kona continues to bring its off-road R&D smarts to its e-bike line. For 2021 Kona has produced two versions of its Remote 160, with the major update being the move from 27.5-inch wheels to a pair of 29-inch hoops. With 160mm […]

MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: IBIS EXIE

Founded in 1981, Ibis Cycles has an ongoing history of crafting high-performance frames. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Ibis continues to push the development process of its mountain bikes from its headquarters in Santa Cruz, California. Stirring up quite the buzz in the cycling community, the Ibis team has stuck with its push to evolve with […]

REVIEW: BONTRAGER FORAY SHOES

Bontrager’s Foray shoes focus on performance while providing comfort for off-the-bike situations. The Mountain Bike Action crew spun the BOA dial on these hybrid SPD-compatible shoes to see how they would perform out on our local trails. Let’s jump right into the highlights of these shoes before we provide you with our on-trail opinion. Tech […]