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SPONSORSHIP ADVICE FROM A PRO–APRIL 29

SPONSORSHIP ADVICE FROM A PRO--APRIL 29 Pro downhill racer Rich Houseman joins SponsorHouse To race at an elite level requires a unique mentality. Racers have to be physically prepared for their event, determined to make…
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FIRST RIDE: INTENSE V8–APRIL 27

FIRST RIDE: INTENSE V8--APRIL 27 By Ryan Cleek The Sea Otter Classic annually marks the beginning of the race season, and every year teams arrive decked out with fresh uniforms and on new bikes. I roamed the pits and expo area in…
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APRIL 23–WHAT THE PROS RIDE

APRIL 23--WHAT THE PROS RIDE SRAM, RockShox and Avid wants the world to know how proud they are to sponsor the following athletes and teams as they embark on another winning season: CROSS-COUNTRY & MARATHON TEAM *Barbara…
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ROCKSHOX HITS BOULDER CITY–APRIL 14

ROCKSHOX HITS BOULDER CITY--APRIL 14 By Ryan Cleek RockShox recently unveiled their Motion Control damping system, and the new Pike and Reba forks equipped with this system. The Pike and Reba are both ?all-mountain?-style forks,…
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FOX RACING SHOX UPDATES AN ICON–APRIL 13

FOX RACING SHOX UPDATES AN ICON--APRIL 13 "For 2005 the Float line has been completely revamped," says Fox Racing. "We looked at everything, from making the FLOAT lighter to making setup adjustments easier and more intuitive."…
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SRAM ACQUIRES AVID–MARCH 10

SRAM ACQUIRES AVID--MARCH 10 SRAM Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Avid LLC. Over the last decade Avid has become recognized as an authentic innovator in the design and manufacture of brake systems for the…
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ROCKSHOX SAYS THEY’RE BACK-MARCH 9

ROCKSHOX SAYS THEY'RE BACK-MARCH 9 We never knew they disappeared, but RockShox announces that they are "back in 2005 with Reba and Pike." Both forks target the new genre of trail riders looking for less weight, stable pedalling, lots…
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MARCH 8–FOX BOOST VALVE DHX SHOCK

MARCH 8--FOX BOOST VALVE DHX SHOCK R. Cunningham This month, Fox Racing Shox sent two of its luminaries, Mark Fitzimmons and Mario Galasso, to MBA headquarters to introduce their latest stable-platform shock. After a brief meeting,…
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SENSIBLE ERGONOMIC ACCESSORIES FROM GERMANY

SENSIBLE ERGONOMIC ACCESSORIES FROM GERMANY By R. Cunningham SQlab enters US market with a new take on age-old comfort concerns SQlab of Germany makes a line of ergonomically designed saddles, hand-grips, handlebars and pedals…
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JAN 30–INSIDE FOX RACING SHOX’S NEW DHX

JAN 30--INSIDE FOX RACING SHOX'S NEW DHX FOX Racing Shox announces the newest breed of long-travel, coil sprung shock absorber technology. During the 2003 mountain bike racing season, FOX R&D engineers worked with top gravity…
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ROCK SHOX ROTOR SIZES–JAN 30

ROCK SHOX ROTOR SIZES--JAN 30 SRAM has received a number of inquiries lately regarding RockShox fork and disc brake rotor sizes. Following is a list of all RockShox fork platforms and the maximum recommended disc brake rotor size.…
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GOOD NEWS FOR ELLSWORTH LOVERS–JAN 22

GOOD NEWS FOR ELLSWORTH LOVERS--JAN 22 The Truth gets smaller R.Cunningham Ellsworth's sloping top tube Truth chassis was a tad too tall for riders under 5-foot, 4 inches. Until now, Ellsworth customers with short legs or petite…
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SCHWINN, GT & MONGOOSE SOLD AGAIN!–JAN 14

SCHWINN, GT & MONGOOSE SOLD AGAIN!--JAN 14 Montreal-based Dorel Industries has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Pacific Cycle, a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of high quality, branded bicycles and other…
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SUSPENSION GURU GOES SOLO–JAN 14

SUSPENSION GURU GOES SOLO--JAN 14 Darren Murphy launches Push Industries Darren Murphy, the man who designed Romic's successful line of coil-over shocks, and helped to steer them into the mountain bike mainstream, has launched a new…
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GRIPSHIFT BUYS AVID–JAN 13

GRIPSHIFT BUYS AVID--JAN 13 SRAM Corporation just announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to purchase Avid LLC. They go on to say that Avid is widely recognized as the technology and performance leader in braking systems, and the…
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OCT 28–SAVE THOSE OLD PARTS!

OCT 28--SAVE THOSE OLD PARTS! An unidentified buyer out bid 15 others to purchase a rare 1959 Simplex rear derailleur for nearly $4500 dollars. The first bid was a mere 9 bucks, but collectors soon sniffed out the tiny cast-aluminum…
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SHIMANO SILENCES XTR WHEELS–OCT 8

SHIMANO SILENCES XTR WHEELS--OCT 8 Temporary fix for mysterious disc brake howl By R. Cunningham Shimano announced today that switching to Deore XT Center-lock disc brake rotors silences the as-yet, unexplained noise that occurs…
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SEPT 17–HIGH-NORMAL OR LOW-NORMAL?

SEPT 17--HIGH-NORMAL OR LOW-NORMAL? The pros and cons of Shimano's reverse-shifting rear derailleur Shimano first offered its reverse shifting rear derailleur under the name ?RapidRise? and it failed in the marketplace because it…
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AUG 27–GIANT SHOWS ITS HAND FOR 2004

AUG 27--GIANT SHOWS ITS HAND FOR 2004 R. Cunningham Giant USA's president, Skip Hess, may be the last of his kind--a man who began his career in the bicycle industry as a bike shop rat and worked his way up the ladder to the highest…
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SPECIALIZED 2004 BIKE LINE IS COMPLETELY NEW

SPECIALIZED 2004 BIKE LINE IS COMPLETELY NEW Aug. 18, 2003 R.Cunningham Specialized launched its 2004 bike lineup in conjunction with its 30th birthday party. The big news is that, with the exception of its Epic XC racing platform,…
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AUG 15–MORE “WHERE ARE THEY NOWS!”

AUG 15--MORE "WHERE ARE THEY NOWS!" Products reviewed in the Thumbnail Thrash section of our magazine have withstood at least 30 days of rigorous thrashing from the MBA Wrecking Crew. If the product withstands our original test of…
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