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Throwback Thursday: The Bikes of 1991

We were digging through our files and we came upon an envelope with photos from Mountain Bike Action’s 1991 Buyer’s Guide. Inside was this classic shot of long-time staffers Sean McCoy and Zapata Espinoza ripping downhill on a Moots titanium tandem bike.   The Alpinestars Cro-Mega had a fairly exotic form to distinguish it from […]

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 […]

Trail Testing – 2018 Specialized Epic Expert

We got our hands on the new Epic earlier this summer and have been racking up the miles, even with the summer heat and rattlesnakes. New for 2018 is a completely revamped Epic with a single pivot suspension, more progressive geometry, and the Brain 2.0. Specialized offers the Epic in aluminum, carbon, and of course […]

Ken Block’s Interplanetary S-Works Demo

We all know Ken Block from his amazing ability to rip through the streets of San Francisco in a rally car.  When he’s not driving however, he will probably be spotted riding his custom painted S-Works Demo.  Specialized has been know to produce some sweet custom paint schemes, this one only gives them more credit […]

YT Industries Bikes Now Available In The US!

Kapow – the race is on! YT Bikes are now available in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. For this expanded distribution the Gravity Mountain Bike specialists teamed up with new partners. Cameron Zink, the gutsiest man in the mountain bike business will represent YT Industries with his brother Howie in the US and […]

Product Test: Specialized S-Works XC Shoes

Cross-country shoes for the trail rider The S-Works XC shoe is built to meet the demands of Specialized’s most elite cross-country racers. It’s the shoe of choice for American national champion Todd Wells, as well as Gold Medal Olympian Jaroslav Kulhavey. But, don’t let that scare you away. We were surprised how well this race-bred […]

Specialized and The Coastal Crew in a incredible edit!

This video depicts how all of us wish we could ride. Throwing a little style into every air and carving low through every corner. Two guys just having fun…but these guys happen to be the incredibly talented Dylan Dunkerton and Curtis Robinson on the Stumpjumper FSR EVO

Bike Test: The Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo 650b

We have never witnessed a more low-key new model introduction from Specialized than the one for their first 27.5-inch wheeled offering, the Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo 650b. We figure the reason is that the crew at Specialized is still totally enamored with their 29er offerings–and with good reason. Like we said in our S-Works […]

Specialized And Trek Riders Get RockShox Aftermarket Shock Options

Up until now, many Trek and Specialized owners were locked into using the shock that came on their bike. Not anymore. RockShox is extending Monarch and Monarch Plus aftermarket availability for selected, highly popular Specialized and Trek frame models, with specific mounting hardware, tunes and configurations. Meet the new RockShox Monarch and Monarch Plus with […]

Well-Ridden: The Specialized Camber Expert Carbon EVO 29

At The Corner Of Cross Country And Aggressive It’s easy to see how the Specialized Camber EVO could be overlooked. Nestled in between the ever-popular Specialized Epic cross-country racers and Specialized Stumpjumper FSR trail bikes, the Camber EVO is a blend of both. Designed to be quick like a cross-country rig yet rugged like a […]

Crankworx 2013: Mike Montgomery Wins Teva Best Trick

After stomping his winning trick mid-way through the jam-format competition, Mike Montgomery got to sit back and play the waiting game. Crowds gathered at the base of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park today to witness what laws of gravity would be defied at the Teva Best Trick Showdown. While everyone was anticipating jaw-dropping action, no […]

Bike Test: Specialized Camber Comp Carbon 29er

It’s no secret that here at MBA we have touted the 29er’s benefits in many cross-country and trail situations. But with the recent push for longer-travel options, we were curious about how much travel is necessary for the big-wheel platform. Specialized’s Epic and Stumpjumper big-wheel, full-suspension options have been big hits with us. Could the […]

Bike Test: Trek X-Caliber 29er

A Simple Solution   Why would you ever feel sorry for a rider on a long-travel, multi-thousand dollar bike? Unfortunately, we feel sorry for these guys all the time. We often come across riders who have clearly purchased a bike with way too much travel and unwanted ballast for the type of riding they do. […]

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 […]