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Throwback Thursday: Bikes, tires and drivetrain innovations from 1988

Fisher’s Pro Caliber bike offered a Prestige-tubed TIG-welded frame, Fisher Fattrax 26×2.02-inch tires, and Shimano’s Deore XT components. A Hite-Rite seat spring (the precursor to the dropper posts of today) allowed riders to raise or lower the saddle while still riding, completing the package. “Do you want to do some serious climbing?” That was the […]

First Ride: Shimano’s All-New 12-Speed XTR

First Ride: Shimano’s All-New XTR Group-set  Shimano announced their all-new XTR M9100-series group in late May, but, it wasn’t until a month after the release that Shimano invited the media to Crested Butte, Colorado, arguably the birthplace of mountain biking along with Marin County, to see and ride their new race inspired components. While a […]

Being There: Garda Festival in Riva Del Garda

The Riva Del Garda festival is in full swing here in Northern Italy, and while we’ve only begun to scratch the surface, these are just a couple of the things that caught our eye while walking the expo area. Stay tuned to the pages of Mountain Bike Action for the full report.

Fabian Giger’s Colnago C29

Take a brief look at Fabian Giger’s new Colnago C29! This bike is fully equipped with Shimano XTR Di2, XTR carbon tubular wheels (29”), and PRO Tharsis XC components with Di2 integration.

Video: Queenstown LIVING with Bernard Kerr

Here’s the first Pivot Factory Team edit of the year featuring Bernard Kerr riding everything that is fun in Queenstown NZ! The Pivot Mach 6 Carbon, Phoenix Carbon DH and Point all make appearances in Bernard’s quest to live the best life possible. Video by Interrobang Motion

Shimano: 6 World Titles in Hafjell

6 Shimano sponsored riders became World Champion in Hafjell! Gee Atherton (Downhill men), Manon Carpenter (Downhill women), Catharine Pendrel (Elite women XC), Julien Absalon (Elite men XC), Jolanda Neff and Michiel van der Heijden (both XC under 23) raced to victory.  Check out the highlights from each race.

Trail Tested: Shimano XC90 Shoes

  Shimano’s new XC90 shoe is designed for cross-country racers looking to get every ounce of their effort to the pedals, but there is much more to a successful race shoe than a stiff sole. With years of experience building great mountain bike shoes, we were eager to see what Shimano could create when they […]