UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS–SEPT 6-16

UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS--SEPT 6-16 DOWNHILL RESULTS Women 1. Anne-Caroline Chausson, France, 1.43 miles in 4:10.37 2. Fionn Griffiths, Great Britain, at 4.28 3. Leigh Donovan, United States, at 4.71 4. Sabrina Jonnier,…
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SPY HELPS RELIEF EFFORT IN NYC–SEPT 14

SPY HELPS RELIEF EFFORT IN NYC--SEPT 14 Vista, Ca. ? Spy Optic is assisting search and recovery crews in New York City following Tuesday's terrorist attack. Crews are sifting through the dusty remains of the World Trade Center…
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THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS EXPLAINED–SEPT 12

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS EXPLAINED--SEPT 12 We just received an email from the proud mother of one of our countries racers, asking us to please list the National Champions who, ?worked so hard ALL season to become the Champions!!! ?…
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HARO’S JILL HAMILTON–AUGUST 28

HARO'S JILL HAMILTON--AUGUST 28 Jill Hamilton is one of those exceptional people who seems to make every situation she enters into a better experience for all. I met her at an outlaw downhill event a year ago. She was the only…
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WORLD CUP FINAL NOTES AND RESULTS–AUG 26

WORLD CUP FINAL NOTES AND RESULTS--AUG 26 Cross-Country Notes Roland Green won the mens cross-country race and the title for the year. Ryder Hesjedal got second in the race, which was just enough to keep Jose Antonio Hermida from…
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MT. SNOW DOWNHILL RESULTS–AUG 19

MT. SNOW DOWNHILL RESULTS--AUG 19 Pro Men Downhill Results 1. CEDRIC GRACIA (Volvo/Cannondale) France 3:48.47 2. John Kirkcaldie (Maxxis) Santa Barbara, Calif. @00:04.06 3. John Waddell (SunRace/Santa Cruz) Australia @ 00:05.13 4.…
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MT. SNOW DUAL SLALOM RESULTS–AUG 19

MT. SNOW DUAL SLALOM RESULTS--AUG 19 Champion Notes: Eric Carter and Leigh Donovan were crowned Norba National Champions in Mt. Snow. Congratulations to them both! Men 1.Eric Carter...Mongoose-Hyundai 2.Brian Lopes...GT-Fox…
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MOUNT SNOW XC NEWS AND RESULTS–AUG 17

MOUNT SNOW XC NEWS AND RESULTS--AUG 17 John Ker called in on his new NASA certified satellite phone to give us this update on the cross country race in Mt. Snow, Vermont. John thinks it's the tap water in Canada that makes them all so…
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WORLD CUP RESULTS FROM KAPRUN–AUG 14

WORLD CUP RESULTS FROM KAPRUN--AUG 14 TISSOT-UCI WORLD CUP NO. 7, Kaprun, Austria. August 11-12. Men's Downhill 1. Greg Minnaar (SA), Global Racing, in 6:06 2. Cedric Gracia (F), Volvo-Cannondale, at 0.89 3. Nicolas Vouilloz (F),…
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ROCKSHOX SUPPORTS IMBA TRAILWORK–AUG 14

ROCKSHOX SUPPORTS IMBA TRAILWORK--AUG 14 More than 60 IMBA-affiliated mountain bike clubs received new trailwork tools this summer thanks to a $5,000 grant from bicycle suspension manufacturer RockShox. The heavy-duty tools, known…
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SWISS WORLD CUP RESULTS—AUG 5

SWISS WORLD CUP RESULTS?AUG 5 Leysin, Switzerland (Results care of the Be One Mountain bike Team) Men's DH Results: 1. PASCAL Mickael FRA BE-ONE 4:41.30 2. MINNAAR Greg RSA GLOBAL RACING 4:44.31 3. GRACIA Cedric FRA VOLVO…
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CONTEST WINNING CANADIANS-AUG 8

CONTEST WINNING CANADIANS-AUG 8 On top of Roland Green winning everything in site, two Canadian readers replied as soon as we posted the question, claiming boxes of MBA booty. U.S. readers can?t seem to find the speed on the…
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SPECIALIZED 2002 SNEAK PEAK

SPECIALIZED 2002 SNEAK PEAK MBA editor Jimmy Mack traveled to Specialized for a first-look at their 2002 lineup. The first order of biz was lighter and stronger aluminum alloys for S-Works and Stumpjumper models. The M-5 stuff is…
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DURANGO WORLD CUP RESULTS–JULY 16

DURANGO WORLD CUP RESULTS--JULY 16 Men's XC Results 1. Julien Absalon - FRA, Bianchi/Motorex 2. Kashi Leuchs - NZL, Volvo/Cannondale 3. Cadel Evans - AUS, Volvo/Cannondale 4. Jose Hermida - ESP, Bianchi/Motorex 5. Roland Green - CAN,…
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THE NEW CURNUTT/FOES SHOCK—JUNE 26

THE NEW CURNUTT/FOES SHOCK?JUNE 26 HOW IT WORKS Because the Curnutt valving system is incredibly simple (one-fifth the parts of a typical washer-stack piston), it is difficult to explain its operation with words alone Click Here For…
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THE 2002 TREK FUEL–JUNE 26

THE 2002 TREK FUEL--JUNE 26 Trek's honches paid a visit to MBA last week and gave us a preview of some 2002 tidbits. The dual-suspension Fuel gets some new technology in the form of moldable carbon fiber, a liquid substance…
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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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