JUNIOR RIDER OF THE WEEK: HUGO CHAVEZ

JUNIOR RIDER OF THE WEEK: HUGO CHAVEZ Our junior rider of honor this week is 15 year-old Hugo Chavez of Tecate, Mexico. Hugo rides for Team Turbo out of San Luis, Potosi, Mexico. Team Turbo is the largest team in Mexico and the…
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MONSTER TRUCKS, DOCKERS AND FAT TIRES?

MONSTER TRUCKS, DOCKERS AND FAT TIRES? Richard J. Cunningham Are we really doomed if we can?t work out a television-friendly format for pro racing? The prevailing winds certainly blow in that direction. Ask virtually anyone from…
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IMBA CONTINUES TO GO GLOBAL!

IMBA CONTINUES TO GO GLOBAL! The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew is working with the United Kingdom's Forest Enterprise to develop key mountain bike parks for UK cyclists. The crew led two IMBA Trailbuilding Schools and several…
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MAZATLAN WORLD CUP: SYDOR AND FRUET WIN!

MAZATLAN WORLD CUP: SYDOR AND FRUET WIN! Mike Cushionbury Wow, what a weekend! Round two of the Tissot/UCI World Cup cross-country series arrived in the vacation resort of Mazatlan, Mexico. Located on the Pacific Ocean across the…
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THE 20TH ANNUAL RESEDA TO THE SEA!

THE 20TH ANNUAL RESEDA TO THE SEA! Pat Carrigan Back in 1980, Victor Vincente Of America, the infamous guru of mountain biking began his underground group rides through the Santa Monica Mountains. The group was called the Topanga…
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DOWN WITH THE ADVENTURE PASS

DOWN WITH THE ADVENTURE PASS Richard Cunningham           OK, here's your chance to make a big difference in the way you and everyone else will experience the back country in the future. I am writing about the Federal Government's…
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AVID DEBUTS NEW CABLE ACTUATED DISC BRAKE

AVID DEBUTS NEW CABLE ACTUATED DISC BRAKE Good news for anti-hydraulic holdouts. Avid's new cable actuated brake delivers the stopping power of hydraulic brakes like Shimano and Hayes, but it doesn't quite attain their linear…
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ON THE ROAD IN MY MOBILE MANSION!

ON THE ROAD IN MY MOBILE MANSION! Mike Cushionbury Mike Cushionbury Everyone who rides surely knows at least one self-centered, leg-shavin' goon who thinks he rides faster than he actually does. Well, I'm the one at Mbaction.com,…
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CADEL EVANS OUT WITH A BROKEN COLLARBONE!

CADEL EVANS OUT WITH A BROKEN COLLARBONE! Volvo-Cannondale's young phenom Cadel Evans broke his collarbone at the Friday-night street-relay races which kicked off the Napa World Cup racing weekend. During warm-up for the event, Cadel…
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TECH NEWS

TECH NEWS Staff SHIMANO DISC BRAKES ARE READY Shimano's much hyped Deore XT disc brakes are finally ready to hit retailers and we have a set! Early last fall, Shimano produced a few prototype versions of its disc brake system. We…
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GETTING STARTED!

GETTING STARTED! Welcome to Fat Tire Topics. This page is dedicated to cool stuff going on in the world of dirt. For the big web launch we wanted to have some tips for new riders....if that is you, check out this article from IMBA.…
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WEEKLY RANT #1

WEEKLY RANT #1 Richard Cunningham I am not entirely fond of Instant Messages because they freeze up my word processing function until I respond to the prompts in the little blue box. I am a stream-of-consciousness typist, and…
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Sea Otter News

Sea Otter News Mike Cushionbury Everyone who rides surely knows at least one self-centered, leg-savin' goon who thinks he rides faster than he actually does. Well, I'm the one at Mbaction.com, the one who spends idle time looking…
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APRIL MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION

APRIL MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION Check out the cool features in the April issue of Mountain Bike Action. Write it all down.....get on your bike.....pedal down to your local newsstand.....buy it....get a cup of smooth Kona blend....and…
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