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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 […]

Shimano Introduces New High-Durability LINKGLIDE Drivetrain Technology for Long-Lasting Performance

OSAKA, Japan (April 28, 2021) – Adding versatility to its drivetrain lineup, Shimano introduces its new LINKGLIDE technology, designed and engineered to increase drivetrain durability while further enhancing the seamless shifting that Shimano is renowned for. LINKGLIDE components offer a more robust drivetrain option for a wide variety of bikes and riding styles, providing better […]

Throwback Thursday: 30 Years Ago in MBA

Our December 1990 issue featured coverage of the NORBA National Championships final race, at Mammoth Mountain, California. That’s Bryson Martin on the cover of the issue. He was one of our test riders in those days. He’s the founder and CEO of DVO Suspension now. Susan DeMattei (left) took the women’s XC national title for […]