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AARON GWIN HAS BEEN TESTING A 29-INCH DOWNHILL BIKE FOR YT

(Image: Aaron Gwin on his way to a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships with 27.5-inch wheels. Photo by Isac Paddock)      We recently learned on good authority that Aaron Gwin has been testing a 29-inch YT downhill bike for the last few weeks and that Gwin’s teammate, Neko Mulally—America’s new downhill national […]

GT Releases All-New Fury

GT Bicycles today introduced the fully revamped Fury, a seriously fun downhill bike ready to keep the good times rolling. Featuring fresh geometry, a carbon front triangle, and a gravity-focused take on the newest evolution of Linkage Tuned Suspension (LTS), the Fury is GT’s most adjustable and tunable downhill bike yet. When paired with 29” […]

Throwback Thursday: Ned Overend, Bikes and More—1988

Ned Overend posed with wife Pam and daughter Allison in 1988. Ned was the top mountain bike racer in the world in those days, and he’s still phenomenal today. He recently placed seventh racing in the pro class at the 2018 Crusher in the Tushar gravel race. Ned turns 63 later this summer. The Rocky […]

Carbon vs. Aluminum

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 bit of uncertainty, though. It has long been rumored that carbon parts can suddenly and unexpectedly fail if […]

Throwback Thursday: Thirty Years Ago

Our June 1988 issue showed this picture from one of the top races of the time. The legendary John Tomac was lined up front and center, right under the “T” of the START sign. The Mountain and Beach Off-Road Toad was one of the lesser-known bikes featured in that issue. Modern day riders who wonder […]

Bernard Kerr & The Phoenix Carbon are Back

There’s fast and then there’s fast—as in jaw-dropping, berm-railing, rock-garden-blasting fast. For 2018 our Phoenix Carbon DH continues to set the standard as the world’s lightest, strongest, most advanced and flat-out fastest DH bike available. Consider the facts. In 2017 alone our riders piloted the Phoenix onto the podium at the Red Bull Hardline, Fort […]