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Cross country

TOMAC TUESDAY

The legendary John Tomac, back in the 1980s

John Tomac was riding for Mongoose when MBA shot this photo. We couldn't tell what year it was taken, so we sent it to Tomac and asked him. Tomac told us: "That's 1987 or 88. Leaning towards 87. I can't tell where it's at from the photo."…
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FIRST LOOK: ÖHLINS TAKES ON THE XC SCENE

The Swedish suspension giants unveil their all new Cross Country range

The company has introduced various new technologies, such as air spring design and serial shim stack, alongside their already proven innovations like the floating axle and rigid chassis.
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FIRST LOOK: ONZA SVELT – THEIR FASTEST XC TIRE YET

Onza's new SVELT XC tire combines speed and performance with an all-new tread pattern.

Onza has just released the new SVELT XC tire. This tire is barely more than a gravel tire when looking at the tread and has been developed alongside the Canis as an ideal tire for riding dry and fast terrain.
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MORE NEWS ABOUT THE LIFE TIME GRAND PRIX SERIES

Registration opens this week for some of the events

The Life Time Grand Prix is a seven-event series of mountain and gravel bike races where the top 20 riders will each win their share of a $250,000 bonus at the end of the seventh race. In addition to the regular pro purses handed out at…
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RAIN AND FOG CHALLENGE WORLD CUP XCO RACERS IN WEST VIRGINIA

New faces top the podium as riders are pushed to the limit in the United States

Torrential rain turned the course into one of the most demanding seen on the World Cup circuit for some time, pushing riders and bikes to the limit. Nino Schurter was forced to sit the race out following a heavy fall in Friday’s XCC race.
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LENZERHEIDE’S WORLD CUP SHORT TRACK RESULTS

With the updated World Cup XCC and XCO standings

This weekend's World Cup cross-country racing got started late Friday afternoon in Lenzeheide, Switzerland. For those watching in the U.S., the action started a little after 8:30 in the morning, Pacific Time, and a little after 11:30…
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USA CYCLING NAMES 2022 NATIONAL TEAM

Check out the list of mountain bikers who made the team this year

The USA Cycling National Team exists to recognize and support cyclists who represent the United States of America at the highest level of the sport. It is a group of top Junior, U23, and Elite athletes who strive for international results…
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CARBON OR ALUMINUM—WHICH IS BETTER?

Bike parts are lighter and offer better performance than ever. The gains are largely due to improvements in material technology, such as switching from metal to carbon fiber parts. These lighter and “better” parts come with a…
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VIDEO—FIRST RIDE AT SLAUGHTER PEN

Bentonville, Arkansas

We keep hearing rave reports from our friends who've ridden the trails in Bentonville. You can see why in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVUFB4WhfhY
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WORLD CHAMP CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS IS CHANGING TEAMS

Where is he going now?

Christopher Blevins has shared on Instagram that his time in a Trinity Racing jersey has come to a close. Blevins hasn't said yet where he's going. He had been racing Specialized bikes on the Trinity team, but the brand of…
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DOWNIEVILLE CLASSIC POSTPONED

Event returns in 2023

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has announced that the 2022 Downieville Classic, scheduled to run from August 4-7, 2022, has been postponed until 2023. When the race returns in 2023 it will be the 25th Anniversary of its…
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TOM RITCHEY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF MOUNTAIN BIKING

The early history of the sport, as recalled by one of the founding fathers of our sport

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…
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SARROU, BEERS ROMP TO ABSA CAPE EPIC STAGE 2 WIN

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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…
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