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THE NOVE MESTO XCO WORLD CUP RACE

This was a race for the ages

Olympic XCO champion Tom Pidcock secured his second consecutive XCO World Cup victory this year, while Australian Rebecca McConnell continued her perfect start to the women’s 2022 season with a third successive XCO win.
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LATEST UCI WORLD CUP SHORT-TRACK STANDINGS

The Short Track points standings changed after Friday's races at Nove Mesto

Friday's XC Short Track races in Nove Mesto brought some major changes to the men's and women's rankings. Before this weekend's Short Track races started, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Alan Hatherly were leading the rankings for the women and…
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WORLD CUP XCO RESULTS FROM ALBSTADT, GERMANY, MAY 8, 2022

Tom Pidcock and Rebecca McConnell take home the gold

It looks like Nino Schurter has a serious challenger this year, as Olympic champion Thomas Pidcock looks to be the strongest racer in the men's ranks right now. Nino needs only one more victory to surpass Julien Absalon on the all-time win…
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NEW FACTOR MOUNTAIN BIKES

FACTOR JOINS THE MTB MARKET WITH NEW RACING BIKES

FACTOR Bicycles is a premium performance bike brand that has now launched ‘LANDO’ - its first-ever mountain bike range, making its race debut at Cape Epic.
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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF RITCHEY DESIGN

Pioneer mountain bike frame builder and designer Tom Ritchey has been making bikes for 50 years

In the 50 years since he first started bike repairs, Tom Ritchey has been at the forefront of innovation, design and production, whether it was the off-center rim, a lighter clipless MTB pedal or 3D Net forging for components.
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ORBEA INTRODUCES NEW HARDTAIL

It's a bike Orbea says is "designed for the beginning of a lifetime of adventure"

In addition to the lifetime frame warranty, the bike features quality components like hydraulic disc brakes throughout the range, internal cable routing and carefully selected forks.
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SEDONA MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL: MARCH 4, 5, 6, 2022

The three-day get-together in Arizona is less than 2 weeks away

PRESS RELEASE  Ride & Party The Sedona Mountain Bike Festival is a three-day mountain bike celebration that includes a main expo/festival, bike demos, shuttled rides, gear vendors, a beer garden, great bands, food trucks, skills…
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HAN REY’S “SLAY THE BAY” VIDEO

Check out the incredible riding and scenery of San Francisco and Marin County

Join Hans, Brett Tippie, Jackson Goldstone and the pioneers of our sport as they explore the riding areas in and and around San Francisco and Marin County
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BEARINGS KEEP YOU ROLLING

Why bearings matter

The following press release from Enduro Bearings may read like an ad for their product, but it helped remind us how important the bearings in our bikes are. We usually don't give a bike's bearings much thought until something goes wrong…
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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST JOLANDA NEFF

Rob Warner visited the 2021 Olympic gold medallist at her home in Switzerland to find out her training secrets and go riding with her on her home trails

Watch her training in an indoor bike park, doing wheelies, riding in the snow, and even playing soccer with her friends with all of them on bikes. Be sure to check out her juggling skills too, as she juggles three balls while standing on a…
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MORE NEWS FROM TINKER ON HIS 2022 MOUNTAIN BIKES

Tinker's gravel and road bikes will be made by Squad; his mountain bikes are another story

Tinker contacted MBA today to give us an update on his bike choices for 2022. Tinker had revealed earlier today that he'll be riding for Floyd's of Leadville in the coming year. He and the rest of that team will be riding Squad gravel and…
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20 YEARS OF SCOTT-SRAM MTB RACING

What started in 2002 under the name Swisspower MTB Team has now been running for two decades. It's fair to say it's a mountain bike racing story full of success.

"In the team's 20 years of existence, we have never had a bad year. Year after year, we have been spoiled by the wins that the SCOTT-SRAM athletes brought home."
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MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: IBIS EXIE

The frame with its own factory

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.…
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GT ZASKAR: MORE THAN JUST A BIKE

How a classic from mountain bike's golden era continues to evolve

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…
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