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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 […]

INDUSTRY KICKS IN FOR TARA LLANES BENEFIT AUCTION

From: www.Go211.com  Go211.com, the premier action sports social networking and online video share site, announced today that it is partnering with BMX pro rider Tara Llanes in hosting an online auction to help raise funds towards Tara’s ever growing medical costs. The auction begins April 25th at 5pm EST with the bidding ending on May […]

GOLDMAN GROUP STARTS NOMADS PRODUCTION IN VEGAS

GOLDMAN GROUP STARTS NOMADS PRODUCTION IN VEGAS Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Jamie Goldman is the feature athlete for Nomads, a one hour HDTV show which started production January 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nomads, produced for Rush HD is part action/adrenaline sports and part travel documentary. Nomads feature the best athletes from their respective sports and […]

EVS’ NEW PRODUCTS–AUG 10

EVS? NEW PRODUCTS–AUG 10 EVS? Todd Lentz shipped us a big brown box in the mail, and we were happy to see that the protection company sent us some upper body armor. Realizing that protection is key, it was nice to see that the jersey incorporates a full coverage chest protector, shoulder pads, elbow guards […]

JUNE 29—O’NEALS PRE-PRODUCTION BODY ARMOR

JUNE 29?O?NEALS PRE-PRODUCTION BODY ARMOR We were fortunate enough to meet up with Frank Cashare and Chuck Kober, two of the big wigs at O?Neal’s compound in Chatsworth, California. While hanging out with the two sports junkies, we couldn?t help but notice some new threads hanging up on the racks. Upon questioning and review, we […]

CRANK BROTHERS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF NEW DH PEDAL

CRANK BROTHERS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF NEW DH PEDAL (Press Release) Crank Brothers announces the release of its newest product, the Mallet C, a DH pedal with a rotating egg beater core. In stores August 1, 2003, the Mallet C will weigh 540g/pair, and cost $100 US retail. What makes the Mallet C different from other […]

INDUSTRY AND RACE TEAM RUMORS–JAN 22

INDUSTRY AND RACE TEAM RUMORS–JAN 22 By Chris Firth We have another one for the rumor mill. The word is that Trek may finally be getting back into the downhill market with a completely new design. We have no idea how it works, what type of design it will be or when we might see […]