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Throwback Thursday: July 1988

The Specialized Stumpjumper Epic of 1988 had carbon fiber frame tubes and Biopace chainrings. They only made 400 of this model that year. It was priced at $2400. We’re not sure now who the test rider was on the Stumpjumper Epic, but he definitely had good balance. In our article introducing recent converts to the […]

Ibis Launches Two New Ripley Bikes

This was certainly one of the finest bikes we rode last year. We can’t wait to get our hands on the new version. Here’s what they had to say about the two (yes two) new versions of an Ibis classic. Believe it or not… it’s coming. THE NEW RIPLEY For many of us working at […]

Meribel: 2014 UCI World Cup Recap

The last stop of the 2014 World Cup saw the world’s best downhillers putting it all on the dirt to close out the season with a bang. Explosive lines, technical rock gardens, meaty step downs, and the occasional crash made for an epic final stop of the 2014 tour. Catch all the best action from […]

Do You Want To Letter In One Of The Coolest Sports Ever?

Mountain Biking Is An Official High School Sport! The Duluth Public School System (ISD 709) in Minnesota is now an officially recognized school sport with the Duluth Public Schools . Riders are now eligible to earn an Activity Letter for their participation and a really cool patch for their Letterman’s jacket. Go GREYHOUNDS and HUNTERS […]

Mammoth Kamikaze Bike Games Opens Registration

Mammoth Mountain will again host the Kamikaze Bike Games from September 18-21 in Mammoth Lakes, California. The event is a true celebration of everything cycling with 10 events in every discipline of mountain biking with the granddaddy of them all…the Kamikaze! Mark it on your calendar and hit this link to register today.    

Georgia Gould And Russell Finsterwald Short Track Winners In The Springs

Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Racing) and Russell Finsterwald (SRAM / Troy Lee Designs) won the short track races of the USA Cycling US Cup Pro Series presented by Sho-Air Cycling Group in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Sunday afternoon. Elite women Twenty-two Elite women headed out on what was considered a vertical course for a short […]

Nash and Kabush win USA Cycling US Cup Pro Series Overall Title Belts

Todd Wells (Specialized Factory Racing) and Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) won the final round of the USA Cycling US Cup Pro Series presented by Sho-Air Cycling Group in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday afternoon.  In the final series standings, Geoff Kabush (Scott-3Rox) and Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) won the USA Cycling US Cup […]

Cape Epic Bans Riccardo Chiarini For Life Due To Positive Drug Result

The use of performance enhancing drugs (PED) is not as prevealent in mountain biking as it is in road racing and it appears the promoters of the Cape Epic are serious about keeping it that way. They sent out this release this morning… Italian mountain biker Riccardo Chiarini, who finished fourth overall in the 2014 Absa Cape […]

Do You Want To Race The Leadville 100?

Register for the Cedar City Fire Road Event on July 6, in UT and be eligible to bid for an Entry to the SOLD OUT Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race, August 10, 2013. Visit this link to bid: www.32auctions.com/FireRoadCedarCity On the first page, click “Fire Road Cedar City ? One Leadville Trail 100 MTB Entry” […]

Oregon Enduro Series At The Majestic Hood River

Oregon Enduro Series-Hood River Race #1 There’s no shortage of beauty at Hood River, Oregon. Still very raw with endless amounts of land for trails. Photo by Fox Enduros are a unique way of mountain bike racing. The vibes are so kick-back, it feels like you’re on a big group ride with your friends. “Hey, […]

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 […]

Video: Northstar Gypsy/Wire Course Preview

     Northstar is nearly to the halfway point of their summer downhill race series. The fourth round is set for Sunday, August 19th and will utilize the Gypsy and Livewire tracks. The track has a good mix of natural features as well as sculpted jumps along with a new wooden berm built by the […]

Race Report: Fort William World Cup

Wet and muddy conditions did not stop the World Cup leaders for both the men and women from padding their leads in the standings at round three of the Downhill World Cup, as Aaron Gwin (Trek World Racing) and Emmeline Ragot (MS Mondraker) held off all challengers to record victories in Fort William, Scotland.  Both […]

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 […]

Photo of the Day: Future Champion?

Cody Phillips tackles a tricky stream crossing in the Pasadena area. Cody, who’s still in high school, racing as a 17 year old, is a rising star in the SoCal MTB race scene. MBA’s Sean McCoy, who is a coach in the NICA high school racing league,  predicts that Cody will be America’s top XC […]