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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 […]

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 […]

Mountain Bike Action Tech: Drivetrain Checkup

It doesn’t matter if you use a single speed, a traditional 3×9 drivetrain or one of the newfangled drivetrains, including 1×10, 2×10, 2×9 and 3×10 combinations; they all connect with a chain, and that series of links is what runs the show. Allow the chain to wear out or ride with a chain that is […]

How to Make Your Rogue Trail Legitimate

A group of younger riders who show up for the Wednesday night MBA pump-track session seemed a little down. It turned out that a trail they had been working on was “discovered” and bulldozed by authorities. “We would have liked to do our trail construction through proper channels, but where do you begin?” explained one […]

Product Test: Feedback Pro Elite Repair Stand

While not the most exciting piece of equipment in the shop, a proper workstand is critical. A poorly designed workstand will frustrate amateur and professional mechanics alike. The Pro-Elite repair stand is the top-of-the-line offering from Feedback’s Pro series and retails for $259.99. They also offer more basic “recreational” and “sport” versions for $129.99 and $169.99. […]