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HELP KEEP SUN VALLEY’S TRAILS GREAT AND WIN A TREK TOP FUEL 9.7

The Wood River Trails Coalition (WRTC), in collaboration with The Trailhead Bicycles and Trek, is raffling off a Trek Top Fuel 9.7 in support of the WRTC’s mission: to create, maintain and sustain trails for all users. The WRTC is a trail stewardship organization based in the Sun Valley, Idaho, area, a community that boasts […]

AARON GWIN: GOING FOR 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 don’t get to see the real heart and courage that goes on, […]

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 […]

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 bit of uncertainty, though. It has long been rumored that carbon parts can suddenly and unexpectedly fail if […]

CAN HE DO IT? AARON GWIN GOING FOR SIX WORLD CUP TITLES

  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 finding out in the weeks ahead. Watch this video to see how he’s getting ready for the World […]

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 […]

CRANKWORX ANNOUNCES ITS 2022 WORLD TOUR

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 new World Tour stop.

US OPEN FAT BIKE CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO NORTH CAROLINA, MARCH 18-20

“The US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship is about having fun and competing on a unique course,” said race director David Ellegood, President of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) Cape Fear chapter. “The race is held one hundred percent in the sand, and each year the course and beach obstacles change, creating unpredictable levels of difficulty.”

HOW TO SET UP YOUR BIKE FOR MAXIMUM CONTROL: VIDEO

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 tried a bunch of things that have worked and a […]

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 […]

LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA HONZO ESD

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 is very slack indeed, especially for a hardtail. There are plenty of […]

PROPAIN ADDS JONO JONES TO THE CREW

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 where I live – the thing absolutely rips! Pumped to spend the early months of […]