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TOM RITCHEY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF MOUNTAIN BIKING

  Four years ago, we talked to pioneer mountain bike builder Tom Ritchey, who told us how he came to build his first mountain bikes in 1977, two years before he began making the first”MountainBikes” sold by Charlie Kelly and Gary Fisher starting in 1979. Click the link below to see Tom Ritchey’s story, as […]

VIDEO: NINO SCHURTER & TOM RITCHEY—IN SEARCH OF THE BEGINNING

When the first “MountainBikes” hit the market in 1979, Tom Ritchey was the guy who designed and built the frames. In this video, Nino Schurter—the multi-time World Champion and three-time Olympic medalist—stops in for a visit at Ritchey’s workshop and gets a history lesson on the beginning of the sport. Nino then goes on a […]

SARROU, BEERS ROMP TO ABSA CAPE EPIC STAGE 2 WIN

The pair comfortably won the 98km stage that took riders from Ceres to Saronsberg, Tulbagh in a time of 3:56:02. The stage victory means they remain in the overall yellow leader jerseys going into tomorrow’s 91km stage that features many of Tulbagh’s most famed trails, including the notorious Bone Trail. 

BULLS STAMPEDE TO ABSA CAPE EPIC STAGE VICTORY

Absa Cape Epic Press Release In a tight finish on Stage 1, the BULLS (Urs Huber & Simon Schneller) and BULLS 2 (Martin Frey & Simon Stiebjahn) teams claimed first and second respectively, with Canyon Northwave MTB (Andreas Seewald & Martin Stošek) racing home in third. Prologue winners NinetyOne-Songo-Specialized (Matt Beers & Jordan Sarrou) finished […]

RockShox Announces Release of Flight Attendant Suspension System

Here’s what they say about it:   “ELEVATE YOUR RIDE Our relentless pursuit of simplicity is driven by one goal: to unlock your full riding potential. Introducing Flight Attendant, the only automatic suspension system that listens to the rider and responds in real-time. “FURTHER FASTER Your burly enduro bike becomes fit for longer climbs. Your […]