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Not Exactly Mainstream

You don't see these every day. Josh VanStippen (left) built this bike with Professor Steve McGuire (right) as his instructor, in a bike building class at the University of Iowa. The bike is a titanium, tandem, mountain bike with…
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Product Test: Azonic Outlaw 29er Wheelset

Italians are known for making great-fitting shoes, and they are known for their cycling culture. Put the two together and you can imagine the results. Gaerne is an Italian cycling shoe company that still designs and hand- makes their…
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Ruthie, pic 3

Besides winning the UCI's elite women cross-country world championship title in 1991, Ruthie was the 1992 World Cup series champion. 
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Arcata Community Forest, Eureka, California

This is one of the only redwood forests I've seen where mountain biking is allowed. I think all the old-growth trees were cut down about 100 years ago. Even though the trees in this photo are small for redwoods, they still create an…
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Ray’s MTB Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ray Petro's park in Milwaukee opened this past January. MBA's Jimmy Mac and John Ker checked it out for the May issue of Mountain Bike Action. It's a fun place to spend a few hours, a whole day, or even a weekend. (Photo by John Ker)
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Pro Downhill race action, SolVista, Colorado

Riders at SolVista Bike Park, in Granby, Colorado, don't have to go off this wooden jump in their race runs if they don't want to do it; there is a longer and slower route that goes around this jump. If anybody is thinking about racing…
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Mark Weir and friends at Bart’s Ranch, 2009

This was one of my all-time favorite photo shoots. Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler took me to Weir's private training trails on a cattle ranch in Marin County, California, that belongs to Mark's friend Bart. Bart let Weir build some…
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