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MORE SURPRISES ON FRIDAY IN CAPE EPIC

Stage 5 of the Absa Cape Epic took the teams from the race village in Elandskloof to the new race village in Stellenbosch. The route took in three major climbs and it was Imbuko {Type} DEV who seized the opportunity and raced away to from the pack to claim their first stage win. In the CM.com Women’s category, Sofia Gómez Villafane and Haley Batten outraced Candice Lill and Mariske Strauss to secure the stage win for NinetyOne-songo-Specialized..

HOW TO RIDE A BIKE PARK

Jeff Lenosky shreds the trails in Bentonville, Arksansa, in this cool video. The town has come to be recognized as one of the top mountain bike destinations in America. It offers miles of fantastic trails, some of which you can access right from the downtown area.  

CANYON DEBUTS ITS 2022 TORQUE LINEUP

The new Torque is offered in both aluminum and carbon versions. In the United States, Canyon USA will offer three Torque models—the $3,299 Torque AL 5, the $4,399 Torque CF 7, and the $5,399 Torque CF 8 Mullet. 

BEERS AND SARROU WIN 2021 CAPE EPIC

Sarrou was at a loss for words after his eight days of mountain biking. “This is just incredible,” he said. “I have no words. It’s been such an amazing week riding with Matt. We had the yellow jersey right from the start and we never let it go. It feels amazing to win the Absa Cape Epic. Thank you to the entire team – the staff, the mechanics, everyone involved has made this possible.”

BEERS AND SARROU MOVE INTO STRIKING DISTANCE IN CAPE EPIC

For nearly half the day’s racing, the leading teams remained close together. The shake-up came, as it has on every stage this year when the climbing for the day started. Hans Becking and José Dias (Buff Scott MTB) made the early dash uphill, showing no fatigue from their tremendous efforts yesterday and the day before. BULLS 2 responded well, though, as did Beers and Sarrou.

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. 

SARROU AND BEERS TAKE MEN’S PROLOGUE AT ABSA CAPE EPIC

Press Release After a pandemic-enforced hiatus, the Absa Cape Epic, widely regarded as the world’s premier mountain bike stage race, returned to action in fine style in Cape Town today with the 20km Prologue ahead of seven days of marathon mountain biking. The Mother City didn’t quite get the memo that the show was back […]

BRANDON SEMENUK BECOMES RED BULL RAMPAGE’S FIRST 4-TIME WINNER

PRESS RELEASE FROM RED BULL (Brandon Semenuk performed this backflip-tailwhip in his winning run. Photo by Long Nguyen/Red Bull Content Pool)   Brandon Semenuk made Red Bull Rampage history on Friday when he edged out three-time champion Kurt Sorge to claim his fourth title and become the first to win back-to-back Rampages, as fans and […]

DANNY MACASKILL’S NEW “DROP AND ROLL” VIDEO

(Danny MacAskill has his trials skills mastered.) Back in the Summer of 2021, with news of their first Drop and Roll shows in two years on the horizon, Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw decided to dust off the tour bus, load up the trials bikes and head out for a couple of days. The two […]

Video: Luke Whitlock—Free Riding at Mt. Bachelor Bike Park

Luke’s words: Danny Manning and I spent a few days at Mt Bachelor hanging out, getting clips in between laps, and enjoying the unreal hero dirt and conditions we were given at the park. Being a free rider isn’t all about speed through the bike park, but more focused on riding the park in a […]

Nicolas Vouilloz Wins EWS E-Bike Enduro Race

The opening round of the 2021 EWS-E season saw a diverse mix of racers take to a huge course that encompassed three loops, nine stages, and 60km of racing in a single day. On the start line were bonafide legends of the sport alongside a smattering of Enduro World Series regulars and the new breed of e-bike specialists.

Check Out the New Intense Tracer 279

Tracer recently announced the release of their new Tracer 279 enduro bike. Be sure to keep an eye out for the test in an upcoming issue. In the meantime, here’s what Intense says about the bike: “The Tracer 279 has been in development for well over three years, with an early alloy prototype Tracer 279 […]