RACEFACE NORTH FACE CRANKSET

RACEFACE NORTH FACE CRANKSET So, hopefully you've heard of the new Isis standard splined bottom brackets that Raceface, Truvativ, Chris King and FSA have embraced. These are the new heavy-duty arms from Raceface. They were designed…
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HOPE CUSTOM ROTORS

HOPE CUSTOM ROTORS Hope has started to custom machine text into their rotors. This gives us too many ideas to mention. Is your wife/girlfriend complaining about spending too much time and money at the races? Get a custom rotor with…
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Rocky Mountain Reaper

Rocky Mountain Reaper Date: Sept 2000 Price: $2337. Purpose: Hardtail freerider. Contact: (604) 527-9993. B Value. C Weight?28 pounds. A Fork?Marzocchi Z1 QR20 Bomber, 5-inch stroke. A Frame?Easton RAD DH tubeset. B Climbing.…
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Trek STP 400

Trek STP 400 Date: Sept 2000 Price: $3299 Purpose: XC competition Contact: Trek (920) 478-2191 Value B Weight:?22.7 pounds A Component selection A Cornering B Ascending A Descending C Technical skills B Rear suspension C Fork…
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Jamis Komodo

Jamis Komodo Date: February 2001 Price: $1739 Purpose: Hardtail trailbike Home Phone: (201) 768-9050 Value A Weight:?26 pounds B Frame design A Fork performance: 110mm A Manitou X-Vert Air Component selection B Climbing…
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Diamondback XSL Pro

Diamondback XSL Pro Date: February 2001 Price: $1899 Purpose: Dual-suspension, Trailbike Home Phone: (253) 395-1100 Value B Weight:?27 pounds B Frame design B Fork performance: 80mm B Manitou MARS Elite Rear suspension:…
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GLOBAL RACING UPDATE–JAN 26

GLOBAL RACING UPDATE--JAN 26 Global Racing Announces Official Suppliers and Coaching Staff OK, here's the official word as to what's going on from the Global team. It's quite different from what we've heard before this. Damian…
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DEER CREEK RESORT 2001 RACE SCHEDULE

DEER CREEK RESORT 2001 RACE SCHEDULE Although they're relatively new to hosting major mountain bike events, Deer Creek resort in Macungie, Pa., will be putting on one of the biggest series on the East Coast for the 2001 season.…
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LOLLIPOP– THE MIRACLE PUP

LOLLIPOP-- THE MIRACLE PUP By Richard J. Cunningham Working in the fields, that's what I call test riding mountain bikes. Today, I was on the second day of evaluating the new Look Fournales linkage fork. A giant storm was upon us,…
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PARK SHOP TIRE TOOL

PARK SHOP TIRE TOOL Park sent us this pretty cool tire lever. It attaches at the axle of your wheel, a hook goes under the bead and then you just spin the tool removing the tire from the rim. Sorry DH guys, this isn't going to help…
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661 DIRT LID

661 DIRT LID Face it, cross-country mountain bike helmets look pretty stupid when you're jumping trails. Pick up a skate-style helmet like the Dirt Lid and get heckled a little less from the local BMX kids. It has an EPS foam inner…
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SIDI ACTION SRS SHOE

SIDI ACTION SRS SHOE Sidi has been making some of the best racing shoes in mountain biking for years. In fact many of your favorite pros may be riding them with another company's logo, because they prefer the fit over their sponsors…
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SHARP SPROCKETS CHAINRING

SHARP SPROCKETS CHAINRING If you think that you need a burlier chainring for downhill, dual slalom or dirt jumping take a look at the Sharp chainring. It's one of the burliest rings ever to show up at MBA. It's thick and stiff.…
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THUNDER-WERKS THUNDER RISER

THUNDER-WERKS THUNDER RISER If you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night having cold sweats mumbling about how your bike needs to be even lighter you still probably don't need this carbon fiber riser. It's $6.50 for one…
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G’NAD PAD

G?NAD PAD When you find yourself frequently bruising your more "sensitive areas" on your stem practicing your next wheelie-drop it's time for a G'nad Pad. It'll protect you from those evil sharp cornered stems and as an added bonus…
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NITRO PRO SEATPOST

NITRO PRO SEATPOST The Alumaline Corporation has come out with a new suspension seatpost design. The Nitro Pro uses different nitrogen pressures for your specific weight. This gas charging allows for lower spring rates which…
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THUNDER-WERKS THUNDER BOLTS

THUNDER-WERKS THUNDER BOLTS KHS sent us some of their new alloy chainring bolts. Chainring bolts aren't very exciting but everyone needs them and these are light and sold in an MBA favorite, black. They're pretty basic, ten bolts…
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ABUS GRANNIT-X U LOCK

ABUS GRANNIT-X U LOCK This is one heavy duty lock! It's said to be able to withstand six tons of pulling and twisting power before it breaks. We'd believe it too because this is a super heavy lock. In fact it would be rather…
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FOX X-LARGE GEAR BAG

FOX X-LARGE GEAR BAG If you're like most riders you have tons of stuff to haul around and the Fox X-Large gear bag will probably fit all of it. It features a padded shoulder strap and walls that help the bag retain its shape. It's…
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CANE CREEK WAM-TI WHEELSET

CANE CREEK WAM-TI WHEELSET MBA had a chance to thoroughly thrash a pair of Cane Creek super-hoops. The Version was the second-tier WAM version with black-colored Ti spokes. The wheels weigh 1882 grams a pair. Both have 28 spokes…
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ROLF PROPEL WHEELSET

ROLF PROPEL WHEELSET Rolf Diedric invented the modern game of ?how many spokes can you remove from a racing wheel.? On rollers and in the comfort of his home, Rolf found that by pairing spokes from the left and right side of the…
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MAVIC CROSSRIDE WHEELSET

MAVIC CROSSRIDE WHEELSET Those of us who have a yen to go tubeless can now do it for less. The Mavic CrossRide wheelset is priced a few hundred bucks below its CrossMax cousins, and shares the same handsome profile. The latest…
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SPINERGY XYCLONE DISC WHEELS

SPINERGY XYCLONE DISC WHEELS Go ahead, throw a stick in these spokes--you won?t break ?em. Spinergy introduced Spox wheels a few years back. The Vectran composite spokes are actually a liquid-crystal polymer that is much stronger in…
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OURY MOUNTAIN BIKE GRIPS

OURY MOUNTAIN BIKE GRIPS You're either going to love or hate these grips. They feature super-thick soft squares that take the edge off of big hits and damp the vibrations transmitted to your hands when you're riding. Riders with…
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AZONIC ORS STEM

AZONIC ORS STEM Looking for a shorter stem to help the handling of your bike and don't want to go with any of the really heavy downhill models? The Azonic ORS series of stems might be just what you want. They are cold-forged and…
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PROFILE GAS PEDALS

PROFILE GAS PEDALS These are some of the most impressive platform pedals that we've seen in the office for a long time. The pedal bodies are machined from a giant piece of 6061 aluminum. The Gas pedals should hold up to whatever…
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MANITOU X-VERT SUPERNOVA

MANITOU X-VERT SUPERNOVA One of the beefiest single-crown forks we've seen. It's perfectly tailored for dirt jumpers, hard freeriders and slalom racers. The Nova has 105 mm of travel and features the same lowers that Manitou uses…
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