MBA JUMP-OFF CONTEST WINNER–SEPT 12

MBA JUMP-OFF CONTEST WINNER--SEPT 12 We treated you to seven amazing insane and just plain stupid jump photos way back in the August 2001 issue of MBA and on this site. We asked you to vote for your favorite jumper and vote you did!…
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BIG HORSE RACING—JUNE 11

BIG HORSE RACING?JUNE 11 Brian Skinner has returned to his roots as a Southern California mountain bike race promoter. The sport's pioneers will remember the Notoma National, Mission Impossible and the Summit GP--some may even…
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MAGURA: INSIDE THE GERMAN BRAKE KING

MAGURA: INSIDE THE GERMAN BRAKE KING By John Ker Magura brakes have been around for a long time. In the last decade, they became the stoppers of choice for John Tomac, Shaun Palmer, Jurgen Beneke, Henrik Djernis and Bart…
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ART OF WAR?

ART OF WAR? I spent last Sunday riding my old haunting grounds near Laguna Beach, California. At one time, the entire region of coastal hills was owned and policed by the Irvine Corporation. This development firm was once a…
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TRIPS FOR KIDS

TRIPS FOR KIDS SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA - It was not just another day for a group of 10- and 11-year old boys and girls from San Francisco's Daniel Webster Elementary School. It was the day they got to ride their bikes with Italian…
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BIG BEAR JOURNALS–MAY 31-JUNE 3

BIG BEAR JOURNALS--MAY 31-JUNE 3 BIG BEAR NATIONAL, BIG BEAR LAKE, CALIFORNIA DAY #1 THURSDAY, MAY 1st By Chris Firth Today was pretty boring for a Thursday at a NORBA National. I signed up for Semi-Pro DH, paying a ridiculous $50…
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WE TEST THE MAVERICK

WE TEST THE MAVERICK Paul Turner's take on the ultimate trailbike You?ve heard the buzz about Maverick American, the Colorado think tank. Its a design firm headed by the man who founded RockShox and forever altered the course of…
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IRON HORSE CLASSIC—MAY 30

IRON HORSE CLASSIC---MAY 30 Durango, CO May 26-27 One of the best big bicycle classics in America went off without a hitch this weekend with Travis Brown-Trek/VW winning the men's XC and Mary Grigson taking it in the women's field.…
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A NEW GENERATION OF MTB MOVIES—MAY 29

A NEW GENERATION OF MTB MOVIES?MAY 29 CONTACT A Film By: Reed Merschat Starring: Jeff Lenosky, Ryan Leech, and Lance Trappe Locations: England, Incline Club Skatepark, and the rocks of Utah Available through: www.crfilms.com for…
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IMBA SUMMIT IN B.C.

IMBA SUMMIT IN B.C. British Columbia mountain bikers gathered in Squamish, BC, May 12-13 for the first-ever British Columbia Mountain Bike Access Summit, presented by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, Cycling BC…
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THE 2002 ROCKSHOX DUKE –MAY 24

THE 2002 ROCKSHOX DUKE --MAY 24 By Jimmy Mac We had a chance to ride the new Duke Race at a product introduction RockShox held in Durango, Colorado. The Duke impressed us on our initial ride with its steering performance and…
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WORLD CUP #3 RESULTS—MAY 21

WORLD CUP #3 RESULTS?MAY 21 Houffalize, Belgium World Cup #3 Results: Men 1.Roland Green?Can--Trek/Volswagen 2.Bas Van Dooren?Ned--Specialized 3.Jose Antonio Hermida?Esp--Bianch/Motorex 4.Miguel Martinez?Fra--Full Dynamix 5.Thomas…
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ALISON DUNLAPS PRO BIKE–MAY 8

ALISON DUNLAPS PRO BIKE--MAY 8 Only one American pro cross-country racer is able to consistently make the podium at the World Cup level: GTs Alison Dunlap. As a result, we?d expect that GT goes to extra lengths to make sure that her…
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BLIND RIDERS WEBSITE–MAY 1

BLIND RIDERS WEBSITE--MAY 1 Dan Kish, one of the founders of the blind mountain bikers? group, Team BATS, called to tell us that the group's new website is up and operational. It's at www.teambat.org. After our story about the group…
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PEZZO’S RETIREMENT?–MAY 1

PEZZO?S RETIREMENT?--MAY 1 Paola Pezzo told Mountain Bike Action that she would not be racing the World Cup circuit this year. She showed up at the Napa World Cup but only to sign autographs and show off the 24-karat gold coated bike…
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IMBA Launches New Advertising Campaign

IMBA Launches New Advertising Campaign For Immediate Release April 16, 2001 IMBA has joined forces with well-known ad firm TDA Advertising and Design (http://www.tdaadvertising.com) of Boulder, Colorado, to create a new IMBA…
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IMBA Organizes First-Ever European MTB Patrol

IMBA Organizes First-Ever European MTB Patrol For Immediate Release Mountain bikers gathered in the Mediterranean town of Finale Ligure, Italy,this spring to attend Europe1s inaugural mountain bike patrol training seminar. Attendees…
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FLICK TRIX IRON HORSE PRO SHOP

FLICK TRIX IRON HORSE PRO SHOP Since toys have become a thriving industry for BMX bikes and motorcycles, why not mountain bikes too? Flick Trix is selling this kit that builds up two complete bicycles: one downhill bike and one…
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GENUINE INNOVATIONS SECOND WIND PUMP

GENUINE INNOVATIONS SECOND WIND PUMP By now everyone should be carrying a pump with them when they're out riding. There's no excuse to be "that guy" who never has a pump or tube. Genuine Innovations has come out with a micro pump…
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2001 NAPA VALLEY WORLD CUP RESULTS

2001 NAPA VALLEY WORLD CUP RESULTS ELITE/PRO MEN XC RESULTS 1?HERMIDA, Jose ESP BIANCHI MOTOREX 2?HANISCH, Marc GER ORBEA 3?BUI, Marco ITA A.S. MARIN HELLY HANSEN 4?DUPOUEY, Christophe FRA GIANT BICYCLES 5?FUMIC, Lado GER T-MOBILE…
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CANNONDALE TO RACE MANITOU FORKS–APRIL 3

CANNONDALE TO RACE MANITOU FORKS--APRIL 3 In a move that doesn’t really surprise the industry, after seeing the team race them at the Sea Otter Classic, Cannondale has officially announced that their team will be racing on the…
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CANNONDALE TO RACE MANITOU FORKS

CANNONDALE TO RACE MANITOU FORKS In a move that doesn?t really surprise the industry, after seeing the team race them at the Sea Otter Classic, Cannondale has officially announced that their team will be racing on the Manitou Dorado…
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SEA OTTER RACE RESULTS–MARCH 26

SEA OTTER RACE RESULTS--MARCH 26 Seagate Pro/Elite Mountain Bike Stage Race - Stage Three (Final) MEN 1. Bart Brentjens (NED, Giant) 2.48'30", 2. Roland Green (CAN, Trek/Volkswagen) at 36", 3. Bas Van Doren (NED, Specialized) at…
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SEA OTTER JOURNALS DAY 3–MARCH 23

SEA OTTER JOURNALS DAY 3--MARCH 23 I woke up at seven to get ready for the 8am downhill practice only to find that my bike had decided to stop shifting. I coasted two runs and scoped a couple of lines that I’ll try later. The DH…
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SEA OTTER JOURNALS–DAY 3–MARCH 23

SEA OTTER JOURNALS--DAY 3--MARCH 23 I woke up at seven to get ready for the 8am downhill practice only to find that my bike had decided to stop shifting. I coasted two runs and scoped a couple of lines that I?ll try later. The DH…
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