MOUNTAIN CYCLE BOUGHT BY KINESIS–DEC 21

MOUNTAIN CYCLE BOUGHT BY KINESIS--DEC 21 Mountain Cycle, the mid-sized mountain bike builder who revolutionized the stodgy stick-figure hardtail with its monocoque San Andreas dual-suspension chassis--and led the way with the first…
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HARO BIKES SIGNS MICK HANNAH–NOV 27

HARO BIKES SIGNS MICK HANNAH--NOV 27 VISTA, CALIF. November 26, 2001 -- Haro Bikes announced today that it has signed Australian Mick Hannah to its mountain bike team for the upcoming 2002 season. Financial terms were not…
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MBA TESTS THE 5TH ELEMENT–NOV 27

MBA TESTS THE 5TH ELEMENT--NOV 27 "I wouldn't have asked you to come along for this if the shock isn't as good as it is." I'm Eddie Arnet and that was what RC told me while loading coffee, herbal tea, riding gear and cameras into the…
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KLEIN IS MOVED TO WATERLOO!–OCT 30

KLEIN IS MOVED TO WATERLOO!--OCT 30 (Make sure to read the unnofficial response under the press release) Klein Bicycle Corporation announced that it will move its manufacturing operations from Chehalis, Washington to Waterloo,…
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TURNER’S DH RACER

TURNER?S DH RACER Price: $2395 (frame and shock) Purpose: Pro-level downhill racing Contact: Turner Suspension Bicycles (909) 696-9143 C Value C Weight?41.5 pounds (complete) A Cornering A Technical skills A Rear suspension…
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K2 RAZORBACK SL

K2 RAZORBACK SL Price: $3649 Purpose: XC competition Contact: K2 Bike (206) 463-3631 www.k2bike.com B   Value B   Weight:?24.8 pounds A   Component selection B   Cornering A   Ascending B   Descending B   Technical skills B   …
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INTENSE M-1

INTENSE M-1 INTENSE M-1 PRICE $2700 (frame and shock) WEIGHT (as tested) 39 lb. PURPOSE: Downhill competition HOME PHONE: (909) 296-9596 www.intensecycles.com C Weight B   Value A Construction A Components A Cornering A…
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IRON HORSE SGS-DH

IRON HORSE SGS-DH IRON HORSE SGS-DH Date tested: Purpose: Downhill competition Price:$3500 Home Phone: www.ironhorsebikes.com C Weight. B Value B Construction A Component selection C Cornering B Steering precision B Fork B…
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GT ZASKAR LE

GT ZASKAR LE Weight: 24.25 pounds Purpose: Cross-country racing.hardtail Contact: (714) 481-7100] www.gtbikes.com C Value. B Weight A Fork?RockShox SID SL, 3" stroke. A Construction. A Climbing B Cornering. B Descending B…
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GIANT MCM TEAM

GIANT MCM TEAM Price: $3000 Purpose: Cross-country racing hardtail Contact: (310) 223-0212 www.giantbicycles.com B   Value. B   Weight?24.75-pounds A   Fork?RockShox SID SL, 3" A   Frame B   Climbing. B   Descending. B   Steering…
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K2 DISCO MONKEY

K2 DISCO MONKEY Price: $1549. Purpose: Dual-suspension, freerider/trailbike. Contact: (206) 463-8800 www.k2bikes.com A Value. C Weight?30-pounds. C Fork?Noleen Mega Air 100, 4-inch stroke. B Rear Suspension?Noleen B2 shock,…
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SPECIALIZED FSR ENDURO PRO

SPECIALIZED FSR ENDURO PRO Price: $2429. Purpose: Dual-suspension, freerider/trailbike. Contact: (408) 779-6229. www.specializedbikes.com B Value. C Weight?28 pounds. A Fork?Manitou X-Vert 100, 4-inch stroke. B Rear…
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IRON HORSE VICE

IRON HORSE VICE Price: $1795. Purpose: Trailbike/sport-racing hardtail. Contact: (516) 243-5694. B Value B Weight?24.75 pounds B Component selection B Fork performance 3-inch-stroke RockShox SID XC A Climbing B Descending C…
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JAMIS DAKAR COMP

JAMIS DAKAR COMP Price: $1100. Purpose: Trail riding Contact: (201) 768-9050. A Value C Weight?29.5 pounds B Component selection B Fork performance        Manitou SX-LT, 100mm travel B Climbing B Descending Notes: If…
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MARIN TEAM

MARIN TEAM Price: $1600. Purpose: Trail riding/cross-country racing hardtail Contact: (415) 382-6000. B Value B Weight?24.75 pounds B Component Selection A Fork performance           Manitou Mars, 3-inch stroke A Climbing…
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BALFA BB-7

BALFA BB-7 Price: $2025 (frame and Shock) Purpose: Pro-level competition. Contact: Cycles Balfa?(514) 274-2654 B Value C Weight?39 pounds (complete),              12 pounds (frame and shock) A Cornering A Technical skills B…
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MOUNTAIN CYCLE SHOCK WAVE

MOUNTAIN CYCLE SHOCK WAVE Price: $1899 (frame and shock). Purpose: Pro-level competition/freeriding Contact: Mountain Cycle?(805) 545-8004. B Value C Weight?9.8 pounds               (frame and shock)       B Cornering A…
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CORTINA

CORTINA Price: $3200 (frame and Shock). Purpose: Pro-level competition. Contact: Cortina Cycles?(805) 569-0003. C Value D Weight?45 (complete),                12.5 (frame and shock) A Cornering A Technical skills A Rear…
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IBIS SILK TI

IBIS SILK TI Price: $2450 (frame and shock) Purpose: XC competition/trailbike Contact: Ibis Cycles (707) 523-1919 B Value A Weight?23.8 pounds (complete), 4.4 (frame and shock)      B Cornering A Ascending B Descending B…
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TELEVISION HAS NOT BEEN GOOD FOR US–OCT 22

TELEVISION HAS NOT BEEN GOOD FOR US--OCT 22 Television has not been good for mountain bikers. We can blame it on ourselves for not translating the essence of pedal-powered off road racing to sports producers, or we can point the…
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THE PLAYGROUND WINTER DATES–OCT 22

THE PLAYGROUND WINTER DATES--OCT 22 The Playground in Moorpark, CA is one of the only Giant Slalom/Downhill training courses in Southern California. Load up your bikes and head out there this winter. Here are the days they are open.…
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SO-CAL VIDEO PREMIER PARTY–OCT 24

SO-CAL VIDEO PREMIER PARTY--OCT 24 The Bike Company and Royal Racing Clothing present a So-Cal video premiere party. Sprung 4, and teaser for Sprung 5, Disorder 2, Chainsmoke 2, and The Circus will be shown. Agent Orange will be…
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WORLD CHAMP HEADED FOR NEW TEAM

WORLD CHAMP HEADED FOR NEW TEAM 2001 Women's Cross-Country World Champion, Alison Dunlap, has signed a letter of intent to ride for a newly formed women's mountain bike team sponsored by Luna Sports Bars. Rumors of Alison's…
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WORLD 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS—SEPT 24

WORLD 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS---SEPT 24 Idyllwild, California SOLO MEN 1. Chris Eatough (GB).... Trek-Volkswagen.... 22 laps ....24:29:05 2. James Dover (USA).... Ellsworth.... 22 laps .... 24:39:02 3. Marcel Knaus (Swi).... 21 laps…
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