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LATEST UCI WORLD CUP SHORT-TRACK STANDINGS

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 men. We overheard (unofficially) on the race broadcast that Pauline broke her chain in the race, causing […]

WORLD CUP XCO RESULTS FROM ALBSTADT, GERMANY, MAY 8, 2022

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 list for XCO World Cups. We expect he’ll get it sooner or later, but he didn’t get it this weekend. We’ll see what happens in the next few months. Pidcock looks to be one of the toughest competitors Nino has ever faced. Meanwhile, Rebecca McConnell is looking like she’s the woman to beat this year, as she’s now won the first two World Cup XCO races of the year.

NEW FACTOR MOUNTAIN 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.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF RITCHEY DESIGN

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.

ORBEA INTRODUCES NEW HARDTAIL

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.

SEDONA MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL: MARCH 4, 5, 6, 2022

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 clinics, and a whole lotta sweet RED SINGLETRACK! While the core of the event and the vibe will remain the […]

BEARINGS KEEP YOU ROLLING

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 with them, so it makes sense to get the best bearings you can whenever […]

WORLD CHAMP CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS IS CHANGING TEAMS

Christopher Blevins has shared on Instagram that his time in a Trinity Racing jersey has come to a close. Blevins hasn’t said yet where he’s going. He had been racing Specialized bikes on the Trinity team, but the brand of bikes he’ll be using in 2022 is yet to be announced. Comments on the Christopherblevs […]

MORE NEWS FROM TINKER ON HIS 2022 MOUNTAIN BIKES

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 road bikes, but Squad does not have a mountain bike, […]

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 […]

GT ZASKAR: MORE THAN JUST A BIKE

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 have won a World Cup in the trials, XC, downhill and slalom […]