IMBA SCORES HUGE LAND ACCESS VICTORY–NOV 18

IMBA SCORES HUGE LAND ACCESS VICTORY--NOV 18 In the following press release (below), IMBA announced that the Bureau of Land Management has adopted a mountain bike plan for its immense land holdings that could turn out to be the most…
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FIRST RACE ABOARD AN EPIC!–NOV 14

FIRST RACE ABOARD AN EPIC!--NOV 14 We were supposed to unveil our new S-Works Epic at the Mt. SAC Fall Classic, but were called to duty and had to shoot photos at the World Vet MX Championships. So we eagerly waited for the next race…
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ORDER YOUR COPY OF SUPERHEROS III–NOV 13

ORDER YOUR COPY OF SUPERHEROS III--NOV 13 Order the DVD now for only $24.95, plus receive a FREE Mountain Bike Action sticker pack! Superheros III is one of the most highly anticipated mountain bike movies of the year. It…
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THE RETURN OF THE CACTUS CUP–NOV 11

THE RETURN OF THE CACTUS CUP--NOV 11 The NOVA DESERT CLASSIC is the new name for the most infuential race series in the history of the sport. The original race brought the entire mountain bike industry together at the beginning of…
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CANE CREEK’S 2003 TUBELESS DISC WHEELSET!

CANE CREEK'S 2003 TUBELESS DISC WHEELSET! We have spent the last few weeks pounding the new Cane Creek Zonos disc wheels on our XC test courses and secret jump spot. Following are the 14 reasons to buy a set of Zonos tubeless wheels.…
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2003 GRANNY GEAR 24 HOUR SCHEDULE–NOV 7

2003 GRANNY GEAR 24 HOUR SCHEDULE--NOV 7 Known best for putting on the 24 hour events at Snowshoe, West Virginia; Lake Tahoe, California; and Moab, Utah, Granny Gear Productions -- the "other" endurance racing promoter -- has…
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MT. SAC FALL FAT TIRE CLASSIC–NOV 9

MT. SAC FALL FAT TIRE CLASSIC--NOV 9 For ten years the race on the property of Mt. San Antonio College and Cal Poly University has been semi-serious and festive. Depending on which holiday the first weekend of November falls nearest,…
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2002 SUBARU ICEMAN COMETH CHALLENGE–NOV 4

2002 SUBARU ICEMAN COMETH CHALLENGE--NOV 4 Traverse City, Michigan What do you get when you mix 2400 racers, 27 miles of sandy singletrack, 30 degree temperatures and snow flurries? The 13th Annual Subaru Iceman Commeth in Traverse…
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OCT 31–BOOTLEG CANYON

OCT 31--BOOTLEG CANYON Boulder City, NV--November 23-24 (scroll down for a map) Are you a little worn out from the past race season, but still want to ride great locations and have a good time? Then load up the El Camino and head…
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OCT 28– IMPORTANT RECALL NOTICE

OCT 28-- IMPORTANT RECALL NOTICE ATTENTION owners of the following Cannondale bicycles: * 2002 Gemini 2000 * 2002 Gemini 1000 * 2003 Gemini 2000 * 2003 Gemini 1000 * 2003 Gemini 900 In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer…
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7TH ANNUAL ODI RACE–OCT 23

7TH ANNUAL ODI RACE--OCT 23 One could say that the best thing about the ODI Challenge was that Southridge Racing Club decided to give XC riders a break and routed the course around the infamous Elevator. Maybe it was the new downhill…
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FALL CLASSIC TOP TEN LIST–OCT 20

FALL CLASSIC TOP TEN LIST--OCT 20 Big Bear's 17th annual Fall Classic was the final round of the California State Championship series. Pro and expert DH riders raced the National course, while the pro, expert and sport XC guys raced…
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NORBA RELEASES ’03 NATIONAL DATES–OCT 16

NORBA RELEASES '03 NATIONAL DATES--OCT 16 Following in the footsteps of the UCI--albeit typically way off the back--NORBA too has just released their stateside, '03 racing schedule. The venues for the Chevy Trucks NORBA National…
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2003 UCI WORLD SCHEDULE–OCT 14

2003 UCI WORLD SCHEDULE--OCT 14 Similar to how NORBA sanctions and promotes a National series for the United States, the International Cycling Union (or Union Cycliste Internationale; UCI), sanctions and promotes the global…
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RED BULL RAMPAGE RESULTS–OCT 13

RED BULL RAMPAGE RESULTS--OCT 13 The Redbull Rampage just finished....Chris Firth and John Ker called in with the overall results. Stay tuned for more info tommorow and Tuesday. Red Bull Rampage Overall Results 1.Tyler Klausen…
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GOTTA THUNDER DH TOP TEN LIST–OCT 10

GOTTA THUNDER DH TOP TEN LIST--OCT 10 Heads up downhill racers! Study this list before driving up to Snow Summit for the final round of the Cal State DH Series. After a full day's worth of downhilling at Big Bear, these were the…
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BIG BEAR STILL OPEN FOR RACING!

BIG BEAR STILL OPEN FOR RACING! Following is a press release from Team Big Bear's Patrick Follett: Although the U.S. Forestry Service is closing the San Bernardino National Forest due to extreme fire danger, we have been assured…
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SO-CAL HAS A FULL PLATE OF FALL RACES–OCT 2

SO-CAL HAS A FULL PLATE OF FALL RACES--OCT 2 Hey Southern Californians, don't think that you have to stop racing just because it has drizzled a bit and the temps have dropped down to the 70's. There are plenty of dates still left on…
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CANNONDALE LOOKS GOOD FOR ’03

CANNONDALE LOOKS GOOD FOR '03 FIRST TEST OF THE JEKYLL 500 Cannondale has given some major upgrades to their 2003 Jekyll line. We had a chance to test the '03 entry-level Jekyll 500 to prove the point, and to give MBA readers a…
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AMATEUR CUP TOP TEN LIST-SEPT 26

AMATEUR CUP TOP TEN LIST-SEPT 26 For three years now racers have been very tentative about the Big Bear Amateur Cup final. What all the waffling is about is an almost too demanding of a circuit used to wrap up the series. For pros…
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SEPT 25–MEGATECH BOTTOM BRACKET STANDARD!

SEPT 25--MEGATECH BOTTOM BRACKET STANDARD! PRESENT BOTTOM BRACKETS ARE WIMPY Threaded bottom bracket shells were adapted from the road bike and, except for being widened from 68mm to 73mm, remain unchanged. Mountain bike and…
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CAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOP TEN LIST–SEPT 20

CAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOP TEN LIST--SEPT 20 Between the Big Bear Epic, the Specialized Epic, a downed server and the Motocross des Nations fiasco, we almost let this one slip through the cracks. Here are the riders who did all the…
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MBA FINISHES SECOND TO TINKER–SEPT 16

MBA FINISHES SECOND TO TINKER--SEPT 16 Okay, so we finished sixth overall, second in class and 1:17:44.8 behind Tinker, but it was still a great ride for Wrecking Crew member Eddie Arnet. The event was the Big Bear Epic 100; the race…
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NICOLAS VOUILLOZ RETIRES–SEPT 13

NICOLAS VOUILLOZ RETIRES--SEPT 13 Nico held a press conference yesterday, September 12 and announced he will be retiring from "traditional" downhill racing after winning his 10th World Championship in 12 years of racing. He plans to…
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