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THE TRAILS ARE CALLING, BUT FOR WHAT KIND OF BIKE?

Our best tips on deciding between a hardtail and full suspension mountain bike

Owing to the COVID pandemic, the sport of cycling (in all its forms) has enjoyed a significant surge in popularity. Best of all, as more people are getting into the habit of riding, they might start thinking about riding multiple times a…
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NEW BIKE HELMET: SCOTT ARGO PLUS

A TRAIL HELMET THAT IS JAM-PACKED WITH SAFETY

Argo Plus is designed to be a lightweight trail helmet that has modern features that help a rider climb and descend with confidence. This latest update in a mountain bike helmet from Scott has extended coverage and an integrated MIPS® Brain…
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SARROU, BEERS ROMP TO ABSA CAPE EPIC STAGE 2 WIN

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The pair comfortably won the 98km stage that took riders from Ceres to Saronsberg, Tulbagh in a time of 3:56:02. The stage victory means they remain in the overall yellow leader jerseys going into tomorrow’s 91km stage that features many of…
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TOM VAN STEENBERGEN WINS BEST TRICK AWARD AT 2021 RED BULL RAMPAGE

25-Year-Old Freeride Icon Also Suffers Multiple Fractures in Crash; Monster Energy’s Cam Zink Earns Toughness Award and Claims Fourth Place in Rampage Event

Unfortunately, disaster struck soon after when the freeride icon hit the next step-down jump on the desert track. A mistaken landing on a backflip sent Van Steenbergen crashing over the handlebars. After on-site medical staff provided…
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VIDEO: VANZACS AND THE ZOOBOYS

An inside look at one of the most notorious crews in mountain biking

(press release) The Vanzacs is a small group of mates from Australia and New Zealand that wanted to take on the world and get away with it by the skin of their teeth. The Vanzacs and The Zoo Boys take an inside look at one of the…
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SARROU AND BEERS TAKE MEN’S PROLOGUE AT ABSA CAPE EPIC

The epic 8-day African stage race is underway

Press Release After a pandemic-enforced hiatus, the Absa Cape Epic, widely regarded as the world’s premier mountain bike stage race, returned to action in fine style in Cape Town today with the 20km Prologue ahead of seven days of…
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LAURA STIGGER AND SINA FREI WIN THE ABSA CAPE EPIC PROLOGUE

The epic event is underway again in South Africa

Mud-splattered by the finish, the pair were delighted with their efforts. “It was really tough out there today thanks to the weather, but we are used to those conditions from some of our recent XCO rides, so we handled it well,” said …
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FIRST LOOK: WTB TCS TUBELESS TIRE SEALANT

A new tire sealant completes WTB's TCS tubeless mountain bike wheel and tire system

WTB has introduced an all new tubeless tire sealant to compliment and complete its TCS tubeless system and recently updated tires. It's formula relies on an a tackifying process to seal punctures rather than the evaporative effect…
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RED BULL RAMPAGE REPLAY

Click the link to watch the replay of the Red Bull Rampage, held on Friday, October 15, 2021

- The riders had two runs of three minutes each to impress the judges with the rides scored on the difficulty level of the line, tricks and style, fluidity and control and finally altitude over the breathtaking cliffs, dizzying exposure and…
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VIDEO TWEED VALLEY – ENDURO WORLD SERIES

A LOOK BACK AT ALL THE MUDDY, ROOTY ACTION FROM EWS TWEED VALLEY

VIDEO TWEED VALLEY - ENDURO WORLD SERIES https://youtu.be/ZiWIDkp0B4E For the first & last time this season, all 3 Cannondale enduro riders (Mitch Ropelato, Kera Linn, and Ella Conolly) came together to brave the slippery roots of…
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Should Your Next Mountain Bike Be a Gravel Bike?

To maximize your off-road experience, the drop-bar option makes increasingly good sense

There is no doubt that for a certain subset of MBA readers, this sentiment might be as unsettling as the idea of e-bikes. But, with off-road technology continuing to expand to all the different segments (i.e., cross-country, enduro,…
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DANNY MACASKILL’S NEW “DROP AND ROLL” VIDEO

Back to Scotland

(Danny MacAskill has his trials skills mastered.) Back in the Summer of 2021, with news of their first Drop and Roll shows in two years on the horizon, Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw decided to dust off the tour bus, load up the trials…
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THOMAS GENON TALKS ABOUT PREPARING FOR THE RED BULL RAMPAGE

Interview with Thomas Genon a few days ahead of his 8th consecutive Red Bull Rampage.

Munich, Germany – 12 October 2021 – After a long season that saw him ride two Crankworx events, Red Bull Roof Ride, Red Bull Hard Line and Loosefest Malmedy, Thomas Genon is about to ride Red Bull Rampage as the conclusion to his year.…
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FIRST LOOK: SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER ALLOY EVO

An aluminum version of the Carbon Stumpy EVO is here

Specialized is taking all of the performance, adjustability and features of its carbon Stumpjumper EVO and offering it in a more affordable M5 aluminum package for 2022. Specialized didn't hold back on any of the features that makes the…
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SEA OTTER CLASSIC: LAST DAY HIGHLIGHTS

THE LAST DAYS OF 2021 SEA OTTER CLASSIC

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: LAST DAY HIGHLIGHTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rY8Is-xe7c Take a lap around the 2021 Sea Otter Classic with mountain bike action to check out some of the latest and greatest 2021 new gear and bikes landing…
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2021 SEA OTTER CLASSIC RESULTS & PHOTO GALLERIES

Check out who's won the events that have been held so far

Here's the link to the Sea Otter results, including the Pro Dual Slalom finals from Saturday afternoon: https://results.raceroster.com/en-US/results/unstructured/3pykwe6tn5c4p99x?id=unstructured_3669 Note: if you try to check out the…
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