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The Top Five Runs of 2018 | Red Bull Rampage

Last year, we saw some incredible feats of man at Red Bull Rampage with familiar faces and some new. So, in case you missed the action, or you fancy reliving the action, here are the top five runs from last year’s Rampage.

Five First Ride Films for Friday – Mountain Bike Action

Mountain Bike Action First Ride Video Series Devinci Django 29  Mountain Bike Action’s First Ride on the all-new Devinci Django 29. Sporting Boost 157 hub spacing, an updated geometry and a 120 millimeters of Split-Pivot suspension, the Django sets its sights on being a well-rounded trail bike built to handle it all. Specialized Stumpjumper First […]

First Look: Aaron Gwin’s 29″/27.5″-Wheeled DH Bike

Aaron Gwin posted these photos to his social meda accounts to show off his custom-built prototype Intense M279 race bike. See what Gwin had to say about his new machine and marvel at his photos below.       We made it to World Champs! 🇺🇸Starting practice on the new ride today. Had some meetings […]

Throwback Thursday: Aaron Gwin vs. the Photographers

This was one of the scariest photos that MBA photographer John Ker has ever taken in nearly 30 years of mountain bike photography.  This was during the World Cup race at Mont-Sainte-Anne, nearly ten years ago. Aaron Gwin came flying over the jump in the photo at high speed,  heading straight for John and the […]

Throwback Thursday: People and Products from 30 Years Ago

Can you name these two riders?   The guy on the left is MBA editor Zapata Espinoza as he appeared in our February 1989 issue, and the guy next to him is John Parker, the man who started Yeti Cycles and convinced John Tomac and Missy Giove—two of the best riders on the planet—to ride […]

First Ride: All-New RIP 9 RDO

Niner, founded in 2005, established their brand around building bikes with big wheels long before it was even cool to do so. One could argue that Niner’s passion and commitment to the larger wheel size helped paved the way for the growing popularity of 29er’s today. The RIP 9 was introduced to Niner’s fleet in […]

Knolly 2019 Grassroots Program – Sign Up Today

2019 marks the 6th Anniversary of the Knolly Grassroots (GSR) Program, and we are super excited about the upcoming season and the future of the program. We have had a great year and made some exciting new changes to the program. We are stoked to welcome back past team riders, and recruit new members for […]

First Ride Santa Cruz Bronson – Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Born in 2013, the Santa Cruz Bronson shook up the mountain bike market with its in-between wheel size, known as 650B. Promising the best qualities of the two the most popular wheel sizes of that time, 27.5″ wheels became the the obvious choice for that versatile trail machine. With a nod of the hat to […]

First Ride Pivot Firebird 29 – Mountain Bike Action Magazine

You may remember the Firebird from Pivot’s line up and while the Firebird 29’s name suggests that the new bike simply received larger wheels, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Firebird 29 is a brand new machine from the ground up. Featuring a full carbon frame, 162mm of dw-link suspension and a Super […]

What Are Wide Trail Tires?

The bicycle industry has reinvented the wheel multiple times over the past couple years, looking to find the perfect tire and rim size for everyday trail riders. Plus-sized tires (2.8- to 3.25-inch wide tires) quickly grew in popularity due to the benefits of high air volume and increased traction and stability. On the other hand, […]