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Greg Minnaar Makes History

Greg Minnaar became the most winning downhill racer of all time with his 18th victory in Lenzerheide this weekend.  Minnaar passed up team-mate Steve Peat (who has 17 wins).  On the women’s side, Rachel Atherton came away with a strong victory on a very technical course.

Inside the Pro’s Bikes

Take a closer look at the Madison Saracen Myst Team bike of last year World Champion Manon Carpenter. The Myst is equipped with Shimano Saint and has a full PRO Bikegear cockpit.

Sea Otter is Just Around the Corner

Are you ready to help the Sea Otter Classic celebrate 25 years? The event’s 25th anniversary takes place April 16-19 in beautiful Monterey, California. Visit www.seaotterclassic.com to find out more about the event and register for races.

Eric Barone Sets New Downhill Speed Record

Eric Barone of France set a new downhill speed record on a mountain bike at Vars Ski Resort.  Barone hit a speed of 223.3kph or 138.75mph.  This is not the first time Barone has set a land speed record as he was the previous record holder at 107mph.

Giant Glory: Now Available in Carbon!

With last year’s release of the all-new aluminum Giant Glory running 27.5-inch wheels, we knew it would only be a matter of time before their World Cup downhill bike received the carbonated treatment. We look forward to getting our hands on one in the next few weeks and will be posting up our initial impressions […]

Meribel: 2014 UCI World Cup Recap

The last stop of the 2014 World Cup saw the world’s best downhillers putting it all on the dirt to close out the season with a bang. Explosive lines, technical rock gardens, meaty step downs, and the occasional crash made for an epic final stop of the 2014 tour. Catch all the best action from […]

6D Helmets & Kevin Aiello Win Pro GRT Downhill Championship

Kevin Aiello and 6D Helmets took the Pro GRT Downhill Championship this year.  The KHS rider sealed the championship in the final round at Mammoth Mountain’s Kamikaze Games with a 2nd place finish. from 6D: Aiello came on board with 6D as they introduced their new helmet design to the Downhill Mountain Bike and BMX […]

First Look: SRAM’s X01 DH Drivetrain

Following the overwhelming success of the XX1 and X01, SRAM has adapted the core technologies of those 1X groups to create a downhill-specific drivetrain: X01 DH. The biggest departure from SRAM’s existing 1×11-speed groups is the move to a 7-speed configuration to better meet the needs of today’s downhill racers. X01 DH X-Horizon Rear Derailleur […]

Video: Building and Shredding in Switzerland

Impressive camera work along with a stunning backdrop make for a great video by Dominik Gspan of Switzerland. “I am so proud to share my love of this sport with everyone. I hope you will enjoy the film and the cinematic images of the mountainbike paradise Zermatt.” Dominik Gspan This is the story of Dominik […]

Video: SRAM’s Steve Smith: Wandering

Coming off of a perfect sweep of the Crankworx Whistler downhill events, you can’t have a discussion about 2012 World Champion hopefuls without mentioning Steve Smith. SRAM put together this piece on their Canadian golden boy to help everyone get a glimpse of what he is all about. From SRAM: It could have something to-do […]

Video: Northstar Gypsy/Wire Course Preview

     Northstar is nearly to the halfway point of their summer downhill race series. The fourth round is set for Sunday, August 19th and will utilize the Gypsy and Livewire tracks. The track has a good mix of natural features as well as sculpted jumps along with a new wooden berm built by the […]

Bike Test: Turner DHR

Low-and-Slack Aluminum Rocket Ship Turner has been making the DHR since 2000, and since its inception, it has been a privateer racer’s dream bike. It has been through four iterations, and many of the previous generations can still be seen in the lift lines at bike parks worldwide. This is not a disposable bike; it’s […]

Mont-Sainte-Anne Opens Early For Mountain Bike Season

This has got to be some kind of record because of a mild winter. Mont-Sainte-Anne plans to open its cross-country trails on this Saturday, May 19. In addition, the resort sets up the season with a wide range of new trails for biking and an official disc golf network. The Mont-Sainte-Anne Campground is also open […]

Bike Test: The Scott Genius LT

Long-travel trailbikes have become a popular weapon of choice for riders looking to blur the lines between cross-country, all-mountain and downhill. Scott’s most recent venture into this segment is the 2011 Genius LT, sporting 7.3 inches of travel. While this amount of travel is typically reserved for heavier and more aggressive black-diamond bikes, the Genius maintains […]

Product Test: Morningstar Rim ‘Rench

Rim makers have discovered, especially for downhillers, that softer rims may dent easily, but that is better than a rim with sidewalls so strong that it pinches or slices a tire when impacting a sharp edge or rock. These softer rims allow riders to finish a race run without flatting, but it means rims with […]

Maxxis Redesigns the Iconic High Roller Tire

Will the sequel live up to the original? Maxxis recently announced the latest addition to its mountain line, the High Roller II.  Maxxis went back to the drawing board armed with feedback from the world’s top riders, and they claim the totally redesigned High Roller II offers significant performance gains over the original. We have a pair […]