LORIS VERGIER SIGNS WITH TREK

FRENCH DOWNHILL STAR WILL RIDE FOR TREK IN 2021

Loris Vergier, the French downhill star,  revealed on January 1, 2021, that he will be riding for Trek in 2021. Here's what he shared on his Instagram page: Trek shared this image of Vergier on their Instagram page. We took a ruler to…
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Rear Derailleur Shootout, MBA, November, 1986

They looked a lot different back then

In looking over our second issue of MBA, dated November 1986,  we came upon this shootout of five rear derailleurs from almost 35 years ago. The article was written by future MBA editor Richard Cunningham, who was still making a living…
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A Tribute to Roy Wallack from His Son

Well-known mountain bike journalist, competitor and author Roy M. Wallack died following a crash on his mountain bike this past Saturday. His son, Joey, shared a tribute to his dad with some memories of their life and travels together:…
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Mountain Bike Action Test Rider Talks About His Wild Ride on COVID-19, Getting So Sick He Thought He…

We originally shared our Q&A with Moe Hutchison on the MBA website in April. The medical advice has changed since then, but Moe's account of his experience riding out COVID-19 gives a good idea of what the symptoms are like. By John Ker/MBA

"I actually thought I had the regular flu for the first four days I was sick—fairly mild symptoms, very low fever, etc. But then on the fifth day it really took off! I was alternating between very high fever and chills like I've never…
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Roy Wallack’s Last Ride

Mountain bike journalist and author Roy Wallack died Saturday following a crash on his bike at Point Mugu State Park in Ventura County, California. The cause of Roy's death has not been revealed yet, as this is being written, but his friend…
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Roy Wallack’s Mountain Bike Crash and Death: How It Happened

Riding buddy Andy Petranek tells the story of Wallack's last ride and downhill crash

"We did our best to try to piece together what MIGHT have happened. There was no evidence on that section of the trail of any bump, rock, rut, gully, root, or anything… that would have knocked Roy off his bike to leave him in the state or…
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