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AARON GWIN: GOING FOR SIX

With 5 World Cup downhill series titles to his name, Aaron Gwin is going for number six

“I was very motivated going into that first race... and I feel the same way after. I just want to keep improving every weekend” – Aaron Gwin Going for Six, Episode 2:  LINK HERE: When we think about our favorite DH racers we typically…
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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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VIDEO: TALKING TIRES WITH THE WORLD CUP MECHANICS

It's time for "Tread Talk"

Meet the mechanics and other team members who make these races possible, learn about the pros’ tire choices and the “Why?” behind their decisions, and have some fun around the World Cup scene with these two amazing people.
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CARBON OR ALUMINUM—WHICH IS BETTER?

Bike parts are lighter and offer better performance than ever. The gains are largely due to improvements in material technology, such as switching from metal to carbon fiber parts. These lighter and “better” parts come with a…
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AMERICA SCORES TWO MORE PODIUM FINISHES IN THURSDAY’S CAPE EPIC

South Africa's Matt Beers and America's Christopher Blevins (Toyota-NinetyOne-Specialized) win Stage 4 with an unintentionally brilliant finish in the 82-kilometer stage. America's Haley Batten and Sofia Gomez Villafane may have come another day closer to winning the women's title this weekend

Robyn de Groot and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (BMC MTB Racing) rode a blemish-free ride on Stage 4 in the Women's category at the Absa Cape Epic to score their third stage win of the event.
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CAN HE DO IT? AARON GWIN GOING FOR SIX WORLD CUP TITLES

Watch as Aaron Gwin prepares to battle for his sixth World Cup downhill title

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADXu2hPmRbE CAN HE DO IT? AARON GWIN GOING FOR SIX WORLD CUP TITLES Aaron Gwin has won five overall World Cup downhill titles He's aiming to win his sixth this year. Will he make it? We'll start…
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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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CRANKWORX ANNOUNCES ITS 2022 WORLD TOUR

The series returns to Whistler, Innsbruck, Rotorua and one other location that has yet to be named

Crankworx has announced its 2022 World Tour, and it's back with a vengeance and breaking new ground. On the calendar, a four-stop schedule including the return of the iconic Whistler festival after a two-year hiatus, and the addition of a…
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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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HOW TO SET UP YOUR BIKE FOR MAXIMUM CONTROL: VIDEO

Jeff Lenosky tells you how to set up your mountain bike for the best performance and ultimate control

Be sure to listen to the part at the beginning where Lenosky gives his tips on setting up your handlebars and controls to work best for your riding. "Mountain bike set up can be confusing! I've been riding my MTB for over 30 years, I've…
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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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LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA HONZO ESD

A hardtail with the heart of an enduro bike

Photos by Traece Craig We have been longtime fans of the incredibly capable and versatile Kona Honzo line, so when the slacker and more aggressive Honzo ESD was released, we just had to test it. ESD stands for “Extra Slack, Dude,” and it…
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PROPAIN ADDS JONO JONES TO THE CREW

The German bike brand is in North America now

Propain bikes are now available in America, and they have Jono Jones riding for them. (Photo by Dean Smith.) Here's what Jono Jones says about his new Propain bikes:  "At the moment I’m riding the Hugene. 140mm is plenty…
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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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THROWBACK TUESDAY: GREG MINNAAR’S SPEED SECRET

Dual Slalom Racing

We were going through some old photos and came upon this one of Greg Minnaar from the Dual Slalom race at Whistler Crankworx in 2008. Greg has told that one of his speed secrets is to look way ahead on the course instead of looking down…
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VIDEO: HUSTLE BIKE LABS—”RIDE AWAY”

Here's a video that really captures the fun of riding with your buddies and your dog

The folks at Hustle Pedals have done a great job of capturing the fun of riding in the hills and mountains of America's desert Southwest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQTwPGCL0a4&t=15s
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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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