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Throwback Thursday: Mountain Bike Action Ads from 30 Years Ago

Diamond Back was one of the most popular BMX brands in the country, and they were apparently eager to capitalize on their popularity as mountain biking exploded in the the 1980s. Suntour was one of the most popular drivetrain systems in 1988. Haro Designs was famous for its creative approach to marketing and advertising. This […]

Thanksgiving Throwback: Taking a Look Back to 2011

Danny MacAskill wowed the crowds at Whistler’s Crankworx event that year. (Photo by Mike Wirth/Mountain Bike Action)_ Brian Lopes (above) was still fast in 2011, but the year marked the end of his A-Line win streak at Whistler’s Crankworx festival. Lopes had won Whistler’s famous A-Line Downhill race in every one of the past five […]

Mammoth Kamikaze Bike Games

Aaron Gwin has returned to the Kamikaze Bike Games, and he’s looking fast. His qualifying time was 3:59. He was some 10 seconds faster than the next fastest pro–Austin Warren– in the Pro Men’s Downhill qualifiers on Friday. Austin Warren, shown here, finished in 4:09. Bright sun, clear skies, and beautiful weather for downhill racing. […]

Throwback Thursday: Bikes, people and products of 1988

The Trimble Carbon Cross was a stab at the future by designer Brett Trimble. The bike offered a molded, monocoque, carbon fiber frame that weighed only 4 pounds, the lightest frame we had tested up to that time, in 1988. The complete bike weighed 23 pounds. Expert rider Jimmy Donnell looked so much like John […]

Legends of the Kamikaze Race Gallery and Results

The legends returned to Mammoth Mountain for yet another Kamikaze race. This legendary downhill event is best known for its high-altitude racing, starting above 11,000 feet, and wicked fast speeds, well above 50 mph. This year Todd Snider smashed the men’s field, while Leigh Donovan came out victorious over the women. Congratulations to both racers.

Photo Gallery: An Evening At Eric Porter’s House Hosted By CamelBak

During the annual Press Camp event in Park City, Utah we see many cool new bikes and products, but one of our favorite parts of Press Camp is attending CamelBak’s annual ride to Eric Porter’s house to watch him fly through the air with his friends and family. This year Andrew Talyor, dirt jumper/freerider and […]

MBA Builds – Custom Pivot 429SL

Southern California has been experiencing an interesting event known as “rain” the last couple months that has kept us off the trails a little more than usual. What do we do with some of extra time? Put together a couple sweet custom bike builds.  Pivot released a redesigned version of their 429SL that featured an […]

Fat Biking In The Snow

Winter Mountain Biking In Marquette, Michigan By Brandon Castelli Scenic Marquette County, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to escape the big-city life. Marquette is located 292 miles north of Milwaukee and 382 miles from Chicago. Marquette County has a population of just above 68,000 and is home to a dedicated group […]

10 Best Bikes at Outdoor Demo

The temps were cool and riders were out in search of their next dream bike. While our hopes are high that the indoor show will have some more bike bling, these were the top bikes we spotted at the Outdoor Demo.  

Crankworx Whistler 2016: Whip Off World Championship

Throwing your bike sideways in the air, usually referred to as a “whip,” is among the most stylish of moves a mountain biker can do. The Whip Off World Championship at Crankworx Whistler pits the best riders in the world in a head-to-head battle to see who can pull off the biggest and baddest whips […]