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Photo of the Day: Late Afternoon Racing

 Two young riders charge over a hill in a recent PedalFest race in Southern California. The race series concludes this week. The final event of the summer series will take place this Thursday afternoon, July 13, starting at 5:30 p.m., in Central Park in Santa Clarita. By the way, the lead rider’s number plate may be hard […]

Sea Otter: Day 2 Product Picks

Day 2 of Sea Otter was another day filled with some amazing products.  Today’s highlights included FSA, KMC, and Prologo. We stopped by the FSA tent to check out some of their new narrow-wide chainrings and were impressed with the aggressive tooth profile of their MegaTooth chainrings. FSA created their rings with super tall teeth to […]

Sea Otter: Quick Picks from Day 1 Part 2

It’s impossible to sum up all the great products we saw in one day.  Here’s a few more that we thought we note worthy! Light and Motion Sidekick This creative accessory allows riders to have separate lighting for their GoPro cameras on night rides.  We had a chance to check out the Sidekick Duo that offers […]

MBACTION.COM Review: Whispbar WB200 Roof Rack

Yakima has been a leading producer of quality roof rack systems for decades and their innovation with the rook rack market has only improved since it purchased Whispbar years ago. Historically roof racks have been notorious for noise and wind drag with or without a bike mounted. Tech features: The Whispbar utilizes oval shaped load […]

Team Polygon Riding BOX Components for 2015

BOX Components/Promax USA has partnered with the downhill, enduro and slopestyle team, Polygon United Ride, as its shifter and derailleur sponsor. The team is currently riding and testing the newest BOX components. “As we move forward into production with our long-awaited derailleur and shift system, the team will test them at the highest level and help us […]

Transition Launches New GiddyUp Bike Line

Transition is coming to the plate with a huge offering of new models and a completely redesigned suspension platform that they claim provides better all around performance, and still remains true to the classic Transition feel we’ve come to know and love. Here’s what they had to say about the new whips.   from Transition: […]

Photo of the Day: Freestyle Mountain Biking by Danny Lupold

Danny Lupold took second in the men's pro cross-country class last week at Lake Castaic. After he did that, he gave a little demonstration of his freestyle abilies on a mountain bike. He was a freestyle pro when he was a teenager, and he can still do a lot of the tricks on his mountain [...]

Bike Test: Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0

When Giant looked at the math and real-world trail analysis, they determined that the benefits of 27.5-inch wheels were profound enough to justify dedicating the majority of their 2014 model lineup to the wheel size. At the forefront of this 27.5-inch charge into the future is the new Trance Advanced 27.5. WHO IS IT MADE […]

All-Terrain Vision?

Q: Can you recommend a pair of sunglasses (or perhaps a color of lenses) that won’t break the bank and will keep the sun out of my eyes on the road to the trailhead, as well as help me see rocks and stumps in the quick-light-changing forest? Jordan, who wants to see clearly A: The […]

Bike Test: Windsor C29 Pro

We traced the Windsor brand name back to a Mexican bike company that had a tie-in with Eddy Merckx in the ’70s, but don’t quote us on that. The history is spotty and doesn’t have any bearing on what Windsor is today—a new line of bikes from the same guys who are behind Motobecane. Like […]

Aaron Gwin Lets A Secret Slip At SoCal CycleFest

The 2012/13 High School Mountain Bike season kicked off Saturday night with the SoCal CycleFest, a gala fundraising event in support of high school mountain biking. This year’s CycleFest took place at Meanda Grove in Riverside and was attended by a number of mountain bike racing’s royalty. Paula Lopes, Brian Lopes, Rich Houseman and guest […]

Product Test: Cateye Sumo 2 Lighting System

Truck-driver headlights for a bike   CatEye has been building bicycle head lamps since 1964. With almost 50 years of experience in the field, they’re no strangers to innovation and technology. The Sumo 2 system is CatEye’s newest, high-end light, designed for late nights on the trail and 24-hour racing. Tech features:   The Sumo […]

Crankworx Best Trick Postponed on Friday the 13th

Brandon Semenuk will have to wait until Saturday for both Best Trick and Slopestyle. Photo: Laurence Crossman-Emms For the superstitious out there, Friday the 13th truly lived up to its reputation as an unlucky day. Gusting wind and a strong tailwind made the conditions too dangerous to complete the competition for the Teva Best Trick […]

Trigger Happy: The Cannondale Trigger, A New Over-Mountain Bike

Cannondale released information on an all-new model this weekend dubbed the Trigger that broadens the company’s Over-Mountain category. Over-Mountain is Cannondale’s logical evolution of the all-mountain category for riders who are looking to make the most out of one bike. The key word is versatility and Cannondale goes after that by giving some models of […]

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 […]

Product Test: Rotor Q Rings

Tech features:  While a few of the MBA wrecking crew were around for Biopace chainrings, Shimano’s asym- metrical chainrings from the late ’80s and early ’90s, the younger crewers never had to live through that experiment. Rotor’s Q-Rings, though similar at first glance, are a completely different beast. The concept behind these egg-shaped rings is […]

Bike Test: Cannondale Jekyll 4 Aluminum

The year 2012 marks the second year for the redesigned Cannondale Jekyll trailbike. This bike uses what Cannondale calls Enhanced Center Stiffness Torsion Control, or ECS-TC for short. We asked to test the lowest- priced version so that this everyman trailbike would be close to affordable for every man. WHO IS IT MADE FOR? The […]

Geoff Kabush Joins Scott Bikes for 2012

Geoff Kabush, one of our all-time favorite Canuck athletes, will be racing for Scott Bikes for the upcoming season. His race season will include the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, World Cup races, and beyond. Great luck to Geoff and the Scott crew in 2012! Scott Bicycles: Welcome to the Team Geoff Kabush from Route 2 […]

Crankworx Crash: Part 3 of 4

In Photo 3 of our sequence, we can see that the lead guy, in the red shirt is looking like he’s got no chance of pulling off the jump. Photo by Ryan Cleek

Kona’s House Of The Big Wheel (Video)

House of the Big Wheel Part 2: Hei Hei and King Kahuna from Kona Bikes on Vimeo. Kona’s House of the Big Wheel is built around the four big bike stories of our 2012 29-inch wheel mountain bike program.This video, filmed on the IMBA epic Seven Summits trail near Rossland, BC, features two of Team […]