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Rough weekend at Leogang for Scott/SRAM Team

By Thomas Frischknecht, Team Director, Scott/SRAM MTB Team With all the excitement we had launching our new race weapon, the racing weekend at the World Cup in Leogang hasn’t been crowned by success. However, the team stays positive and focused, knowing that their time will come. For Nino Schurter, tenth place in a World Cup has to be […]

Intense Introduces Their New “951 Series” of Mountain Bikes

Here’s the news release from Intense: Introducing the INTENSE 951 Series Expanding our Southern California Roots 6/11/2021 Temecula, CA – With the current global boom in cycling we see that now more than ever there is a need for high quality, more affordable mountain bikes, so we’d like to introduce you to our ‘951 Series’ […]

World Cup Cross-Country Results from Leogang, Austria

Scroll down to find the Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s results. You’ll have to scan down a bit to find the top Americans, Haley Batten , who placed 16th among the women, and Christopher Blevins, who placed 21st among the men. Among those who didn’t race the Leogang XC event were Britain’s Thomas Pidcock and […]

New Bike Day for Nino Schurter

Here’s the word from SCOTT on Nino’s latest bike: Bike – SCOTT Spark RC The ALL-NEW Spark RC is the perfect blend of top-notch carbon engineering, never before seen levels of integration and just the right amount of secret sauce. We wanted to make this platform faster than ever before both up and down the […]

Flashback Friday: MBA, January ’91, Canondale’s First Suspension Bike

Cannondale showed us this bike, their first with rear suspension, at the UCI World Championships in 1990.  Notice that the bike didn’t have front suspension yet, so we can’t call it a full-suspension bike. Paul Turner had recently started making Rock Shox suspension forks in 1990, but Cannondale must have decided to stay with a […]

Rear Derailleur Shootout, MBA, November, 1986

In looking over our second issue of MBA, dated November 1986,  we came upon this shootout of five rear derailleurs from almost 35 years ago. The article was written by future MBA editor Richard Cunningham, who was still making a living designing and building bikes under his own Mantis label back then. If you zoom […]