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CARBON OR ALUMINUM—WHICH IS BETTER?

Bike parts are lighter and offer better performance than ever. The gains are largely due to improvements in material technology, such as switching from metal to carbon fiber parts. These lighter and “better” parts come with a bit of uncertainty, though. It has long been rumored that carbon parts can suddenly and unexpectedly fail if […]

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF RITCHEY DESIGN

In the 50 years since he first started bike repairs, Tom Ritchey has been at the forefront of innovation, design and production, whether it was the off-center rim, a lighter clipless MTB pedal or 3D Net forging for components.

ROSSIGNOL INTRODUCES NEW RANGE OF HERETIC MOUNTAIN BIKES

“The bike is offered in three different component packages, at three different price levels. These new bikes will be available directly through Rossignol.com. The main range is built upon three platforms: a 160mm Enduro, 140mm Trail and 145mm e-bike, which then encompass a dozen different models by spec. In addition, Rossignol will have 3 kid’s bikes, two are 24- and 20- inch full suspension bikes, as well as a kick bike for the littlest shredder.”

US OPEN FAT BIKE CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO NORTH CAROLINA, MARCH 18-20

“The US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship is about having fun and competing on a unique course,” said race director David Ellegood, President of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) Cape Fear chapter. “The race is held one hundred percent in the sand, and each year the course and beach obstacles change, creating unpredictable levels of difficulty.”

ELLSWORTH CYCLING BRINGS FOUNDER, TONY ELLSWORTH, BACK TO THE COMPANY

PRESS RELEASE   San Diego, CA – January 24, 2022 – Ellsworth Cycling, LLC (dba “Ellsworth Bikes”) a premium manufacturer of legendary mountain bikes for over 30 years, announced today that it has successfully completed a partnership agreement with Tony Ellsworth, bringing the Founder back as an equal partner in the new company. Here’s one […]

HOW TO SET UP YOUR BIKE FOR MAXIMUM CONTROL: VIDEO

Be sure to listen to the part at the beginning where Lenosky gives his tips on setting up your handlebars and controls to work best for your riding. “Mountain bike set up can be confusing! I’ve been riding my MTB for over 30 years, I’ve tried a bunch of things that have worked and a […]

THE INTENSE FACTORY RACING TEAM FOR 2022

The team will continue to develop and race the prototype alloy INTENSE M279 DH bike. They’ll be working closely together on some new changes and special tweaks for 2022. Further, Seth and Joe will race the new INTENSE Tracer enduro bike at select Enduro World Series (EWS) races this year.

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.  

MORE NEWS FROM TINKER ON HIS 2022 MOUNTAIN BIKES

Tinker contacted MBA today to give us an update on his bike choices for 2022. Tinker had revealed earlier today that he’ll be riding for Floyd’s of Leadville in the coming year. He and the rest of that team will be riding Squad gravel and road bikes, but Squad does not have a mountain bike, […]

TOM RITCHEY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF MOUNTAIN BIKING

  Four years ago, we talked to pioneer mountain bike builder Tom Ritchey, who told us how he came to build his first mountain bikes in 1977, two years before he began making the first”MountainBikes” sold by Charlie Kelly and Gary Fisher starting in 1979. Click the link below to see Tom Ritchey’s story, as […]

“A DOG’S LIFE”— THE LATEST VIDEO FROM “BRENDOG” IS HERE

Labeled as a “Triple Black” by Dyfi trail building mastermind, Dan Atherton, this jump line is without a doubt one of the largest sets of jumps and drops on offer across Europe and the UK. Brendan is also joined by none other than newly inducted MTB Hall of Fame shredder, Rachel Atherton, alongside a long list of incredible local riders itching to go big for the latest installment of “A Dog’s Life.”

CANFIELD BIKES UNVEILS ALL-NEW 29ER JEDI

PRESS RELEASE FRUITA, CO (December 8, 2021) – Canfield Bikes, a high-end boutique mountain bike manufacturer, today unveils a completely redesigned version of its iconic high-pivot downhill bike, the Jedi 29. The much-anticipated update includes a new shock layout, revised suspension kinematics, 29-inch wheels and updated geo and sizing.     Going back to the […]

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. 

FOX FACTORY INVESTS INITIAL $500,000 WITH TRAIL TRUST

Together with nonprofit partners worldwide, Trail Trust aims to deliver sustainable adventure to everyone. This means promoting the conscientious use of land amongst outdoor enthusiasts and protecting our shared playgrounds. It also requires expanding opportunities within the outdoor sporting industry, diversifying the populations that participate in cycling and power sports — because everyone deserves the thrill of adventure.