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Bontrager’s Evoke RL saddle, specifically tailored to mountain biking

Comfy couch: While everyone’s preferences are different, proper saddle choice is key to getting the most out of your riding experience. Bontrager’s Evoke RL saddle has more padding than the Evoke RXL, giving the rider a more comfortable option for those long, epic trail rides. The Evoke RL is specifically tailored to mountain biking, offering […]

FSA’S Rolling Test Lab, Components framed by Lynskey

Too often the standout components get lost in the shuffle during an MBA bike test. That’s why FSA offered to lend us one of their rolling test labs. These are bikes that FSA uses to evaluate their components in the real world.    Component: XC-150 Disk Wheelset QR15 Data: 26-inch diameter. QR15mm system, nine- or 10-cog-cassette […]

Video The Ride’s Action From Your Mind’s Eye

The Liquid Image Impact Series HD is a goggle with an integrated HD camera the closest thing so far to recording what your eye is seeing. The maker claims the goggle contains a full-field-of-view-wide angle lens to capture the action. The hands-free unit is claimed to have a 5.0 MP camera and a video mode […]

Will Every Hardtail Mountain Bike Be A RoundTail By 2015?

Lou Tortola, an inventor and entrepreneur from Windsor, Canada, was literally thinking in circles when he dreamed up his bicycle frame design. The RoundTail is a radical departure from the traditional double-triangle frame. Lou feels his design takes comfort to a new level while retaining the lateral stiffness and pedaling efficiency of traditional diamond frame […]

RockShox Shows Off New BoXXer World Cup Keronite Fork

RockShox just let this pre-Sea Otter news slip on the new 2011 RockShox BoXXer Keronite fork. Keronite is a sealing process that RockShox claims not only saves weight but allows them to be more consistent in the production weight of the fork (because the process is more exact than painting). The hard surface finish is […]

Meet The Marzocchi GoPro Intense DH Team

The Marzocchi GoPro Intense DH Team just released a cool video that introduces their team of young bucks (including Mountain Bike Action coverboy, Bryson Martin, Junior). Marzocchi Team Video from Travis Fant on Vimeo. Mountain Bike Action is a monthly magazine from Hi-Torque Publishing in Valencia, California. It has been published since 1986. You can […]

US Cup Triple Crown Goes Down To Final Event

The US Cup Triple Crown is a three race series where racers have to compete in cross-country, short track and Super D events to earn points for the Crown. The series determines who is the best all-round rider and doesn’t favor cherry pickers (riders who specialize in one event). To win the Crown, you have […]

Avid Announces 2012 Elixir 9 and Elixir 7 Brakes

Avid is the first company to let slip on their 2012 product line with the introduction of an all-new Elixir 9 and Elixir 7 brakes. Please note that the following information was supplied to us by Avid. We have not tested these products and this is in no way an endorsement. Of course, we will […]

Giving A New Meaning To “Headlight”

You know what a hassle it can be to mount a helmet light for your night rides. Uvex knows this too and teamed with Lupine (a light supplier) to come up with a helmet light mounting system that eliminates the weird brackets and straps necessary for most helmet light systems. The result is that now […]

X-Fusion Hilo Seatposts Available Now

The X-Fusion Shox Hilo adjustable seatpost is now available. The Hilo gives riders the ability to raise and lower their saddle on the fly. The Hilo hydraulically adjusts anywhere within its 3.9 inches of height adjustment using either a cable actuated handlebar remote or lever under the seat.               […]

RockShox Unveils 2011 Line

RockShox recently hosted media from around the world in Durango, Colorado, to get the low-down on their 2011 forks, shocks and highly anticipated adjustable seatpost. Highlights from the few days spent in Durango, include: the new Vivid downhill and Monarch Plus all-mountain air shocks, the SID fork which gets bumped up to 120-millimeters of travel […]

Most Crazy New Product Of The Month

If we had got this on April 1st, we would have figured it was an April fools joke. But this is April 13th and the company selling this is serious. The product is an update on the old trick of putting cards in the spokes to make noise. Their press release says the Turbospoke Bicycle […]

Goodbye to an Industry Great: Phil Wood, gone at 84 years

Phil Wood may not ring a bell to newbies to cycling, but the rest of us will morn the passing of the first name in sealed, cartridge-bearing hubs and bottom brackets. Phil left his position as a problem solver at Food Machinery Corp. to found Phil Wood and Company in 1971 after wrestling to repair […]

The 2010 Manitou Dorado Pro Now Available

The Dorado Pro features 7050 aluminum legs and utilizes the same premium internals as the Dorado MRD carbon version. With premium durability, the Dorado Pro maintains its World Cup DH race pedigree. However, it’s not a typical DH race fork anymore. With the added strength of the 7050 aluminum legs, it becomes a very capable […]

New Product: K?¬at Racks Unleashes The NV bike rack

K?¬at Racks Unleashes The NV New bike rack with built in locks and repair stand! Springfield, MO ? January 28, 2010 ? K?¬at Innovations which makes lightweight, stylish, easy-to-use racks designed by cyclists for cyclists is ready to equip vehicles with its newest bike rack: The NV. “Like all of our products, the NV brings […]

NY Times: Bike Industry Growth Threatens Access

Strict controls have long existed for motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle trails, but rules governing mountain biking trails have historically been less rigid. Authorities usually treated mountain bikers the same as hikers and horseback riders, allowing them unlimited cross-country access to Forest Service lands. Bikes were forbidden only in areas designated as wilderness by Congress ? […]

X-Fusion Hires Anthony Trujillo for Engineering & Product Manager.

 Anthony joins the X-Fusion Team with over 11 years of suspension component engineering experience.  Having spent over 9 years at FOX Racing Shox, he brought to market such products as the FLOAT RL, Remote Lock Out, AVA, Specialized Itch, TALAS, 1st generation Propedal, DHX, DHX Air, and Van R rear shocks, as well as various […]

Commencal Releases First Photos Of 2010 Models

Commencal Europe made its 2010 line public last month with a kickoff event in Andorra, offering fans a first look at models that will be available to European customers starting this fall. As expected, carbon fiber makes its way into some of the highest spec bikes in the range for the first time.  The company […]

Schwalbe Re-Releases Fat Albert All-Mountain Tire: Front and Rear Specific Treads

Fat Albert is Schwalbe Tire’s 2.4-inch big-volume, all-mountain tire (a smaller-casing version is also available) and remains its most popular seller in that genre because it is beautifully lightweight–in fact, the Fat Albert was one of the first large-volume, light weight tires. Now Schwalbe has created a whole new generation of all-rounders. Front and rear-specific Fat […]

Magura Recall: First-Production Durin Race Suspension Forks from 2008

Dear MAGURA customer, During our ongoing and continuous Product Evaluation and Testing Process we have discovered that the initial production batch of our Durin Race 80/100 (MD 80R, MD 100R) Suspension Fork could potentially be faulty. This fault if present will affect the performance of the lower fork leg and in the minority of cases […]

SRAM XX Press Release Decoded: Top Secret Mountain Bike Group will be 2 x 10

SRAM’s recent press release about its top secret XX component group, scheduled to be released in Summer of 2009, may have had a coded message embedded in the text. China is infamous for its cyber-warehouse internet spying operations, where hundreds of low-paid workers search international websites hoping to decode passwords in search of industrial and […]

Pivot’s 21.3-Pound Mach 4 Goes into Production

Pivot built a one-off lightweight version of the cross-country-racing Mach 4 and were so impressed with the results that they decided to offer it as a standard upgrade. Here are the details of the 2009 Mach 4–trimmed down with the SL Carbon kit.   -Complete bike weight is 21.3lbs as shown. -MSRP is: $7695.00 -The […]

THE OFFICIAL ARENA MOUNTAIN X PRESS RELEASE

  Don Jackson and Southridge USA are proud to announce the inaugural Arena Mountain X’ race, presented by Subaru. This action packed event will showcase world renowned racers in a head-to-head competition within the South Point Equestrian & Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 24, 2008–during InterBike! This invitational event will feature an […]