Aeon Isis

Aeon Isis Date: February 2000 Price: $1395 (frame only) Purpose: Dual-suspension, trailbike Home Phone: (800) 222-7557 C Value A Weight?24.5 pounds A Frame design A Fork performance?2.8" RockShox SID Race B Rear suspension?Stratos…
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Cannondale Super V 800

Cannondale Super V 800 Date: February 2000 Price: $1350 Purpose: Dual-suspension, trailbike Home Phone: (800) 429-8464 B Value: B B Weight?28.5 pounds B Frame design B Fork performance?3" HeadShok Super Fatty B Rear suspension?Fox…
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WASHINGTON VS. CALIFORNIA: WHO WINS?

WASHINGTON VS. CALIFORNIA: WHO WINS? By Eddie Rea Eddie is a good friend of mine and asked to write my column this week. Check it out. RC On a recent visit back to California, I hooked up with a few good friends for a reunion…
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2001 NORBA, AMBC AND WORLD CUP SCHEDULES!

2001 NORBA, AMBC AND WORLD CUP SCHEDULES! THE 2001 NORBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES May 31-June 3 Snow Summit Resort Big Bear Lake, California June 21-24 Snowshoe Resort Snowshoe, West Virginia June 28-July 1 Deer Valley Resort Park…
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MARTINEZ AND PEZZO WIN GOLD IN OLYMPICS

MARTINEZ AND PEZZO WIN GOLD IN OLYMPICS Miguel Martinez and Paola Pezzo won the gold medals in the Olympic mountain biking race in Sydney, Australia, on a course that sixth place finisher Thomas Frischknecht was quoted as saying was…
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MANITOU X-VERT AIR FORK

MANITOU X-VERT AIR FORK Big travel and high-performance damping Manitou's long-travel X-Vert forks are designed for mountain bikers on the edge?downhillers, freeriders, or any serious enthusiast who strays from the groomed…
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ALISON DUNLAP’S OLYMPIC DIARY-SEPTEMBER 20

ALISON DUNLAP'S OLYMPIC DIARY-SEPTEMBER 20 By John Ker Olympic cyclist Alison Dunlap is writing a diary of her Olympic experiences that will appear in the January 2001 issue of Mountain Bike Action. The issue will be available on…
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GT i-DRIVE TEAM

GT i-DRIVE TEAM How MBA got its hands on GT's 2001 i-Drive Team this early is a mystery even to us. The lightweight (really) i-Drive stole the show when GT unveiled it to the press this summer. Few aspects of this racer-only chassis…
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WORLD CUP WRAP UP!

WORLD CUP WRAP UP! Anne-Caroline Chausson clinches double titles; Vouilloz and Lopes win theirs; and the cross-country titles come down to the wire. In the world of mountain bike racing, its clear that we?ve been witnessing one of…
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NORBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!–SEPTEMBER 9

NORBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!--SEPTEMBER 9 Back to the top was the slogan of the weekend as the 2000 NORBA series concluded at Mammoth Mountain, California, on September 8, 9, and 10. The slightly cryptic phrase was a reminder to the…
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DUAL AND DOWNHILL FINALS–AUG 26-27

DUAL AND DOWNHILL FINALS--AUG 26-27 Brian Lopes and Anne-Caroline Chausson took the victories in the finals of the World Cup Dual event in Leysin, Switzerland in the final weekend of August 2000, ending a remarkable year for both. For…
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SLOW MOTION CRASHING

SLOW MOTION CRASHING By Richard J. Cunningham To most westerners, slow motion is an effect that cinematographers employ to recap a great sports moment, or a technique that adds drama to a less-than-magicical moment. Anyone who…
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2001 BIKE PREVIEW

2001 BIKE PREVIEW Do you want to see some 2001 bikes? We thought you would. Here is a selection of 2001 metal to whet your appetite. JAMIS DRAGON Take a world-class chromoly hardtail frame, add Mavic's tubeless CrossMax wheels and…
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WHY CAN’T THEY MAKE A DOWNHILL BIKE?

WHY CAN'T THEY MAKE A DOWNHILL BIKE? Cannondale produced a downhill racing bike that you could actually buy at a bike shop once--but it fell out of production over five years ago. GT has made a couple of weak attempts--I believe…
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LARSEN DOES IT AGAIN!

LARSEN DOES IT AGAIN! CHEVY TRUCKS NORBA NCS EVENT #4 CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, WASHINGTON August 4-6, 2000 By John Ker Steve Larsen is still making up for his failure to make the U.S. Olympic team, as he again smoked the competition in…
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YOU CAN’T BRING A LIGHT

YOU CAN'T BRING A LIGHT By Richard J. Cunningham ?If you want to ride with us, you can?t bring a light.? I was asserting some attitude to a thirty-something guy who had repeatedly explained to me that he only needs his high-powered…
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NORBA NATIONAL UPDATE: DEER VALLEY, UTAH

NORBA NATIONAL UPDATE: DEER VALLEY, UTAH ROUND THREE, NORBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES DEER VALLEY, UTAH JULY 28-30, 2000 LARSEN COMES BACK IN CROSS-COUNTRY EVENT Forget the chronological order of the races. Steve Larsen was the…
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SPECIALIZED PLANS FOR 2001

SPECIALIZED PLANS FOR 2001 Specialized debuted a streamlined range of Mountain bikes in the beautiful Dolomite region of the Italian Alps to an international cast of editors. The star players were the S-Works hardtail and FSR-XC.…
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ROCKSHOX UNVEILS 2001 LINEUP

ROCKSHOX UNVEILS 2001 LINEUP We are doing a complete story in an upcoming issue of Mountain Bike Action so we don?t want to give you too much information! But, here is a quick look at what RockShox has in store for 2001. 2001…
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OLYMPIC DREAM OR MYTH?

OLYMPIC DREAM OR MYTH? Richard J. Cunningham We are nearing the summer Olympic games and our hopes for a medal rest once again on our female athletes. Why this country's female cyclists are the dominant force in pro mountain bike…
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CHAUSSON AND VOUILLOZ WIN JAPAN WORLD CUP

CHAUSSON AND VOUILLOZ WIN JAPAN WORLD CUP Nicolas Vouilloz and Anne-Caroline Chausson, both of France, again beat all comers in the latest round of the 2000 UCI World Cup downhill series in Aria, Japan, on July 23rd. Anne-Caroline…
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UCI WORLD CUP DUAL COMES TO JAPAN

UCI WORLD CUP DUAL COMES TO JAPAN Lopes Beats Bootes in Aria Final Wade Bootes, winner of the Dual race in the 2000 World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, met legendary dual-slalom ace Brian Lopes in the finals of the UCI…
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DO REAL MOUNTAIN BIKERS DO THAT?

DO REAL MOUNTAIN BIKERS DO THAT? By Richard J. Cunningham Ever see an advertisement that shows a cyclist in a huge wind tunnel perched on a bike stand only a few feet away from its giant turbine blades? I've seen the image used at…
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WORLD CUP XC #7–CANMORE, ALBERTA, CANADA

WORLD CUP XC #7--CANMORE, ALBERTA, CANADA SAME PLACE, SAME WINNERS! Canmore, Alberta, Canada was the site and Cadel Evans (Volvo-Cannondale) and Barbara Blatter (Scott) were again the winners. In a comeback that can only be…
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ANSWER IMPACT GLOVES

ANSWER IMPACT GLOVES Are you looking for full-finger protection with total freedom of movement? The Impact has moderate palm padding, with mesh and a sweat patch covering the back of the hand. Key features: Palm protection is…
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CONTINENTAL TWISTER PROTECTION

CONTINENTAL TWISTER PROTECTION If local conditions are rocky, you know that its not possible to use a lightweight racing tire. The abrasive terrain will soon cut through the thin sidewalls. For such conditions, Continental recently…
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