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Video: I am Specialized – Anneke Beerten

Anneke Beerten’s passion for cycling began early in her life, and has taken her from training wheels to a World Championship. Following an extensive career in BMX, 4-Cross, and Downhill, her switch to Enduro racing is the perfect platform to highlight her world-class bike-handling. As a member of Specialized Racing’s Enduro program, she’s quickly positioned […]

ProCore Dual-Chamber System Promises To End Pinch Flats

A dual-chamber system developed jointly by Schwalbe and Syntace, is claimed to make it possible to ride with very low air pressures and, as a result, improve tire performance enormously. Initially, Schwalbe and the wheel manufacturer Syntace were working on such a system independently of each other. Now, the two companies have joined forces to […]

On Track With Curtis Keene – In Scotland at Tweedlove Festival

We’re back in beautiful Scotland at the Tweedlove Festival where hometown hero Joe Barnes shows everyone how to properly ride Scottish terrain. Meanwhile, 2014 champ Jerome Clementz watches his chance at a second title go away while Curtis hopes to finish in the top 10 with the help of his new Black Box Project. _ […]

Big Bear Cycling Festival: July 26-August 3

Big Bear Cycling Association (BBCA) is pleased to announce the inaugural Big Bear Cycling Festival in Big Bear Lake from Saturday, July 26 through Sunday, August 3. The Big Bear Cycling Festival brings together both road and mountain bike enthusiasts for a week-long festival. The Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo is a first-time event that […]

Race Report: Kenda Cup Series Final, Big Bear, California

The 2014 Kenda Cup Series made its last gasp in the high altitude environs of Big Bear Lake, crowning champions in both Super D and Cross Country competition. Hundreds of endurance athletes tackled grinding climbs, considerable singletrack—both classic and brand new—and screaming fast descents, all under nearly ideal conditions. The biggest challenge may have been […]

Darren Berrecloth Re-Signs With Sombrio

Sombrio, which recently changed ownership and is now part of the CSG (The Cycling Sports Group that includes Cannondale, GT, Mongoose, Schwinn and Fabric), just signed Darren Berrecloth to wear the company’s apparel. It was a surprise announcement because Darren rides for Specialized who are in direct competition with the CSG.    

How To Ride Loose Climbs

There are days when the trails are perfectly moist and tacky and it seems you can do no wrong. Your tires are hooking up like Velcro in the corners and it seems like you couldn’t break your tires loose if you wanted to. For us in southern California and in many other parts of the […]

Learn About Kona’s Independent Suspension Designs

The design philosophy behind Kona Independent Suspension comes to life in a new edit by the Kona Communications department. Launched in 2014, Kona Independent Suspension encompasses three different design configurations linked one overarching purpose–to make dual suspension mountain bikes that best balance ride application with ride performance. Watch the video and find out all you […]

Smith Optics’ Overtake Helmet Debuts

Smith just released the all new Overtake helmet that they intend for roadies, but we feel it will find a welcome home on the dirt. Check out our review of the Smith Forefront (click here) that uses many of the Overtake’s features. Ultra-lightweight at a claimed 8.8 ounces, the Overtake offers enhanced ventilation through its […]

Downhill Nationals Race Report And Galley

Long before the arrival of the white man to the Sangre de Cristos Mountains in northeastern New Mexico, nomadic natives regularly traveled to this high country to renew their ancestral ties under a blazing atmospheric condition they called the “fire of the gods.” Then legendary cowpoke Kit Carson showed up and translated it to “Angel […]

Better Shifting Now! – OneUp Components RAD Derailleur Cage

OneUp components is all about improving drivetrain performance. This is the newest experiment, a new derailleur cage that improves the shifting for their 11-42 cassette modification, and makes a 1-by drivetrain attainable for riders. from OneUp: At OneUp Components we’re committed to developing the best possible 1×10 drivetrain solutions at a cost that everyone can […]

Gwin, Kintner Repeat As Downhill Champs At 2014 Gravity MTB Nationals

The 2014 USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships wrapped up Sunday at the Angel Fire Bike Park with familiar faces standing on top of the pro men’s and women’s podiums. Aaron Gwin (Wildomar, Calif./Specialized Racing DH) and Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash./ Team Norco International/Red Bull) both showed off their dominant downhill skills in repeating as national champions. Pro Women’s Downhill […]

Enduro World Series Race Preview – Valloire

The Enduro World Series lands in Valloire for round three and this is going to be one tough race. 1000’s of metres of descending on some of the most historic tracks that have been the building blocks of the Enduro discipline. Read more at

The Iconic Fox 36 Returns

Check out Mojo Suspension’s Op’s manager Tim Williams on a flying run of Wibbly Wobbly into Rim Dinger! To say he’s stoked with the new 36 fork would be an understatement! It’s lighter and stiffer than his old 34 (even with the clamped 15mm axle option), it has RC2 damping and has a new super-smooth […]

Fabien Barel Presents – The Slow Road To Recovery

In this, the 2nd episode of his 2014 film series, we see Fabien Barel reflecting on a new course, one focused on recovery rather than riding the trail ahead. Fab’s riding season was cut short when a crash in Chile during the first Enduro World Series event left him with a badly fractured vertebra. “This […]

Fabien Barel Presents S – The Slow Road To Recovery

In this, the 2nd episode of his 2014 film series, we see Fabien Barel reflecting on a new course, one focused on recovery rather than riding the trail ahead. Fab’s riding season was cut short when a crash in Chile during the first Enduro World Series event left him with a badly fractured vertebra. “This […]

Sidi Goes Camo For A Limited Time

Features a Caliper Buckle two-way ratchet for easy on-bike adjustment with incremental tightening and loosening. Adjustable Soft Instep Closure System and padded tongue eliminate pressure points. High Security Velcro® eliminating shift or slip. Breathable, supple and durable vented Technomicro microfiber upper with cooling mesh panels. Color: Camouflage Retail Price: $259.99 Available Sizes: (38-52), half-sizes (38.5-46.5) […]

Pivot’s 2015 Mach 4 Carbon: Redefining Riding

Now in its 4th generation, the Pivot Mach 4 Carbon was introduced at the snow-covered 2014 PressCamp and rolls on 27.5” wheels, features 4.5 inches of travel, and introduces the next generation of race/trail geometry—all paired with the lightest full-suspension frame Pivot have ever made. Whether you are a pure XC racer looking for something nimble, with the […]

PressCamp 2014 Kicks Off

Why should you care about PressCamp? No, this is not where the wrecking crew goes to brush up on proper English usage. This is where we go to get a look at new products from a select number of companies. So far, Pivot, Niner, Cannondale, GT and Camelbak have all promised to show off some new […]

Kali Debuts Maya Enduro Helmet For Under $100

Just got to PressCamp, a gathering in Park City, Utah, where companies show off new products to a group of journalists from all over the globe. The fun doesn’t start until tomorrow, but we are already seeing new stuff. Kali slipped their new Maya helmet into our hotel room. That’s way better than finding a […]