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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MR. DIRT GIZMO CHAINGUIDE

MR. DIRT GIZMO CHAINGUIDE Here's the newest guide from Mr.Dirt. The Gizmo features new Derlin rollers to decrease drag on the chain and the inner plate has been raised to the level of the outer bash guard. This is pretty much the…
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DEC 18–IMBA’S CALL TO ARMS

DEC 18--IMBA'S CALL TO ARMS We don?t cry ?Wolf? when it comes to land access issues because over-reacting numbs our sensitivity and reduces the impulse to react in an immediate and positive way'so listen up! This warning from IMBA is…
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WE ARE NOT OHV’S!

WE ARE NOT OHV'S! Richard J. Cunningham We often hear industry luminaries lauding the correlations between off road motorcycles and mountain bikes. Truly, the seeds that have sprouted much of the technology that liberated the…
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NATIONAL CYCLOCROSS FINALS–DEC 18

NATIONAL CYCLOCROSS FINALS--DEC 18 The Roadie branch of USA Cycling staged the cyclocross national finals at Overland Park, Kansas (Dec. 16, 2000). This country's cyclocross finals are usually graced with warm weather?hardly the…
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CANNONDALE RUMORS–DEC 9

CANNONDALE RUMORS--DEC 9 In a telephone conversation with Scott Montgomery, Cannondale's number two leader, we learned that Team Volvo/Cannondale was going to retain its core team members for the coming season. On the DH side,…
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DEC 9–SPECIALIZED AND GIANT REACH ACCORD

DEC 9--SPECIALIZED AND GIANT REACH ACCORD Specialized announced over the web on December 6th that their lawyers have struck a deal with the legal staff of Giant Bicycle corporation to license the patented, four-bar linkage…
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SEEDS FOR SPRING

SEEDS FOR SPRING By Richard Cunningham Half the northern hemisphere is becoming a frozen wasteland, and most of us--even hard-core mountain bikers will soon abandon our trusty steeds in favor of other winter activities. I have the…
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IMBA’S NEW PRESIDENT: STEVE ANDERSON

IMBA'S NEW PRESIDENT: STEVE ANDERSON MEET STEVE ANDERSON MBA had a hard time catching up with the hard-charging Arizona man for an interview. When we did, Anderson was putting the final touches on a multi-use, off-road park with…
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DO WE HAVE A PLAN FOR 2004?

DO WE HAVE A PLAN FOR 2004? By Richard J. Cunningham So, what are your plans for 2004? Most of us would have a hard time answering that one in any specific manner. If you were the head of a multi-million dollar company, you would no…
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BRIAN LOPES SIGNS WITH GT….ALMOST!

BRIAN LOPES SIGNS WITH GT....ALMOST! GT announced that ex-Volvo/Cannondale downhiller, Brain Lopes will be going solo for 2001. Brain has formed an independent team headlined by GT bicycles and Fox Clothing. He is stoked to be on…
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MAXXIS ANNOUNCES 2001 DOWNHILL TEAM

MAXXIS ANNOUNCES 2001 DOWNHILL TEAM Maxxis gave us the scoop on its 2001 downhill team. U.S. pros; Colin Bailey, and April Lawyer will join New Zealander John Kirkcalde. The team will continue riding Intense chassis.…
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THE MAN’S MAN-10/25/00

THE MAN'S MAN-10/25/00 You don?t see many mountain bikers in the section of the San Gabriel Mountains I was riding--especially in the peak of deer hunting season. This particular ride begins with a low-gear, 13-mile ascent to 5000…
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ELLSWORTH MOAB RETREAT

ELLSWORTH MOAB RETREAT Unlike many bike companies, the relationship between the consumer and the manufacturer doesn't end with the purchase of your bicycle at Ellsworth. Tony Ellsworth is planning the 5th annual Factory Moab Retreat.…
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INTENSE SHOES

INTENSE SHOES Jeff Steber of Intense Cycles has teamed up with 5.10, the climbing shoe manufacturer, to design a new Slalom/DH/BMX shoe for flat pedals. Jeff, who is also an avid rock climber, thought that the super sticky compound…
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TROY LEE DESIGNS COMBAT GUARDS

TROY LEE DESIGNS COMBAT GUARDS Combat guards are the new knee/shin combos from Troy Lee Designs. At first glance they look like they probably were made to catch baseballs rather than to ride mountain bikes. They're a bit longer than…
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Titus Racer X

Titus Racer X Date: February 2000 Price: $4000 Purpose: Dual-suspension, XC racer Home Phone: (480) 895-8452 C Value A Weight?23.5 pounds A Frame design B Fork performance?2.8" White Bros. UL-72 A Rear suspension?Fox Vanilla Float…
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Chumba Wumba Zulu

Chumba Wumba Zulu Date: March 2000 Price: $2495 (frame and shock) Purpose: Dual-suspension, DH racer Home Phone: (714) 577-1159 C Value D Weight?45 pounds A Frame design B Fork performance?8" RockShox Boxxer A Rear suspension?RCR…
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Ellsworth Truth

Ellsworth Truth Date: February 2000 Price: $1995 (frame and shock) Purpose: Dual-suspension, XC racer Home Phone: (800) 222-7557 B Value A Weight?24 pounds A Frame design B Fork performance?3" White Bros SC92-UL B Rear…
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Schwinn Rocket 88 Stage-1

Schwinn Rocket 88 Stage-1 Date: June 2000 Price: $2400 Purpose: Dual-suspension, sport XC racer Home phone: (303) 939-0100 B Value B Weight?25.5 pounds B Frame design A Fork performance?3" RockShox SID XC A Rear…
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KHS DH-100

KHS DH-100 Date: March 2000 Price: $1600 (frame and shock) Purpose: Dual-suspension, DH racer Home Phone: (310) 632-7173 B Value D Weight?44 pounds B Frame design B Fork performance?8" Hanebrink LT-8 B Rear suspension?Fox Vanilla…
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Ellsworth Dare

Ellsworth Dare Date: March 2000 Price: $3295 Purpose: Dual-Suspension, DH racer Home Phone: (760) 778-7500 C Value D Weight?42 pounds C Frame design B Fork performance?6" Stratos MX-6 B Rear Suspension: Stratos Helix shock,…
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Redline Dually

Redline Dually Date: March 2000 Price: $899 Purpose: Hardtail. Dual-slalom racer Home Phone: (425) 251-1516 A Value C Weight?31 pounds B Frame design C Fork performance?3" RST Gamma TL B Component selection C Climbing efficiency B…
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Mrazek BOH FX Ltd.

Mrazek BOH FX Ltd. Date: March 2000 Price: $1400 (frame only) Purpose: Hardtail, XC racer Home Phone: (800) 222-7557 C Value A Weight?18.5 pounds (B?4-pound frame) B Frame design NA Fork performance NA (rigid fork) A Component…
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