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TOM RITCHEY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF MOUNTAIN BIKING

The early history of the sport, as recalled by one of the founding fathers of our sport

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

Check out this jumpfest with Brendan Faircloug and his friends on a wild and crazy jump line built by Dan Atherton

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…
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CANFIELD BIKES UNVEILS ALL-NEW 29ER JEDI

Canfield’s flagship high-pivot DH bike receives complete redesign and 29-inch wheels.

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…
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VIDEO: NINO SCHURTER & TOM RITCHEY—IN SEARCH OF THE BEGINNING

The two legends of the sport have been friends, business associates, and riding buddies for years

When the first "MountainBikes" hit the market in 1979, Tom Ritchey was the guy who designed and built the frames. In this video, Nino Schurter—the multi-time World Champion and three-time Olympic medalist—stops in for a visit at Ritchey's…
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CANYON DEBUTS ITS 2022 TORQUE LINEUP

The new models feature slacker headtube angles, reduced offset forks, longer reach, and steeper seat tube angles

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. 
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MOUNTAIN BIKE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2021 INDUCTEES

Meet your new 2021 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Inductees!

PRESS RELEASE (EDITED) An international cast of six luminaries, each of whom left an indelible mark upon our sport in the arenas of competition, technology, and journalism. Our 2021 inductees are Rachel Atherton, Darren Berrecloth, Radek…
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CRANKWORX ROTORUA PHOTO GALLERY

A collection of our favorite photos from last week's event

The official photographers at Rotorua captured some great photos of last week's action. MBA's John Ker went through hundreds of shots and picked out some of his favorites to create this selection. Dan Booker (left) and Brook MacDonald…
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DOUBLE-HEADER DAY SEES BROOK MACDONALD BACK ON TOP IN DUAL SLALOM, FIRSTS FOR KIALANI HINES AND BAS…

Second day of live broadcast Crankworx action from Rotorua combines sunny Pump Track over breakfast, followed by a wet and wild day of Dual Slalom for dinner

Press Release  ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND November 6, 2021 — It started with Pump Track in the sun and ended with Dual Slalom in the sludge and athletes grinning ear to ear. The second day of live action from Crankworx Rotorua saw a mix…
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Scotty’s Scotland Showcase | All-New Series

Scotty Laughland launches an all-new sustainable mountain bike series aimed at showcasing exactly what makes Scotland a true mecca for both local and visiting riders. Episode 1 is out NOW!

Scotty's Scotland Showcase is a 6-part series that will focus on - you guessed it - 6 different regions throughout Scotland that boast some of the best mountain biking trails in the UK.
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COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY AVAILABLE FOR NICA STUDENTS

College scholarships are now available for NICA high school students who want to enter the bike industry

Through this scholarship, recipients will receive financial assistance and an opportunity to attend the BIEA-accredited programs at either the Minneapolis Community Technical College or the Northwest Arkansas Community College.
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PHOTOS & RIDER LISTS FOR CRANKWORX ROTORUA

World’s best all-round athletes on deck for five broadcast events live on Red Bull TV from New Zealand

Press Release  ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND October 29, 2021 — Style, progression, speed, and good times with the Crankworx Family - it’s all set to go down as the final stop of the Crankworx World Tour takes shape. November 1-7, the eyes…
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BEERS AND SARROU WIN 2021 CAPE EPIC

Absa Cape Epic wraps up in style in South Africa

Sarrou was at a loss for words after his eight days of mountain biking. “This is just incredible,” he said. “I have no words. It’s been such an amazing week riding with Matt. We had the yellow jersey right from the start and we never let it…
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BEERS AND SARROU MOVE INTO STRIKING DISTANCE IN CAPE EPIC

Absa Cape Epic, Saturday, October 23, 2021

For nearly half the day’s racing, the leading teams remained close together. The shake-up came, as it has on every stage this year when the climbing for the day started. Hans Becking and José Dias (Buff Scott MTB) made the early dash…
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STIGGER AND FREI GO SIX-FOR-SIX AT CAPE EPIC

Stigger and Frei continue their 2021 Absa Cape Epic domination

Domination has been the name of the game for Sina Frei and Laura Stigger as the NinetyOne-songo-Specialized pair claimed their sixth win in the race (one Prologue and five stages)
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FREI AND STIGGER MARCH ON TO TAKE STAGE 4 OF CAPE EPIC

The two have won all five races held so far: The Prologue and Stages 1 through 4

Early on the stage, it looked like their 2021 Cape Epic domination might be broken. The Computer Mania MTB duo of Cherie Redecker and Adelheid Morath burst into life right from the start. Seemingly startled by the early pace-setters,…
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HANS BECKING AND JOSE DIAS WIN STAGE 4 OF ABSA CAPE EPIC

South Africa, Thursday, October 21, 2021

Overall leaders Matt Beers and Jordan Sarrou (NinetyOne-songo-Specialized) claimed second on the day, extending their overall lead through skill and circumstance - their nearest rivals, Canyon Northwave MTB, abandoned the stage before the…
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WORLD CHAMP SEEWALD IGNITES STAGE 3 OF CAPE EPIC

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, South Africa

Absa Cape Epic Press Release:   Seewald has been threatening to show his World Champion credentials all week, and today that finally proved the case as he and Stošek powered to an important stage win.…
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