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While a lot of attention was focused on the quest for Olympic gold this past year, something happened in the younger ranks that we don’t think we have ever seen before: an American, Riley Amos, won a U23 Men’s World Cup race. It’s not easy to win a U23 World Cup race. Those riders will […]

Throwback Thursday: Shootout—The Trek Remedy 27.5 vs 29

Trek has over 15 years of wheel-size development experience that dates all the way back to the first 29er they introduced under the Gary Fisher brand, the Supercaliber 29er. They were also one of the first “big brands” to embrace the “tweener” 27.5-inch wheel size. Their Remedy platform takes that wealth of knowledge and puts […]

Downtime means Trail-Time for Cam McCaul

It’s been a transitional year for Cam McCaul. Less time competing on the slopestyle circuit and more time commentating has allowed the Trek C3 rider to explore new territory. On location in Rotorua and Queenstown, New Zealand, Cam McCaul experiences the killer trails of local legend.

Video: Trek Remedy 29 in Arizona

Remedy 29 is the mountain biker’s mountain bike. It will take you to the end of the Earth and bring you back smiling, so it’s no wonder Dirt Magazine named it Bike of the Year. Singletrack, big mountains, huge air-time—the capable and versatile Remedy 29 can handle whatever you throw at it. If you’re ready […]

VIDEO: Reign of the “Two B’s”

Riders of the Trek C3 Project, Brett Rheeder and Brandon Semenuk, are found consistently atop the podium of the world’s slopestyle events. Here they take the time to explain what drives them to compete for the top spot.

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 […]

Trek: Now Formula One Equipped

Five years in the making, Trek has released RE:aktiv, a new suspension damping technology with roots in Formula One. The product of a partnership between Trek Bikes, Penske Racing Shocks and Fox Suspension, the new RE:aktiv technology utilizes regressive damping, which has been used in Formula One cars for years. Trek would never release their […]

Cranked out: The Trek Superfly FS 9

Primed For Adventure Or The Podium Being at the forefront of the 29er movement, Trek’s Superfly FS was one of the first full-suspension, cross-country, 29-inch bikes that just felt right. While it has continued to evolve, we wondered if our initial love for the Superfly FS would be reignited with the FS 9. WHO IS […]

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 […]

Product Test: Rotor Q Rings

Tech features:  While a few of the MBA wrecking crew were around for Biopace chainrings, Shimano’s asym- metrical chainrings from the late ’80s and early ’90s, the younger crewers never had to live through that experiment. Rotor’s Q-Rings, though similar at first glance, are a completely different beast. The concept behind these egg-shaped rings is […]

Bike Test: Cannondale Jekyll 4 Aluminum

The year 2012 marks the second year for the redesigned Cannondale Jekyll trailbike. This bike uses what Cannondale calls Enhanced Center Stiffness Torsion Control, or ECS-TC for short. We asked to test the lowest- priced version so that this everyman trailbike would be close to affordable for every man. WHO IS IT MADE FOR? The […]

Bike Test: Trek Superfly 100 Elite

A Stealth Fighter on Singletrack: The Trek Superfly 100 Elite Still confusing to some riders, the “Fisher” brand was absorbed into its parent company, Trek, late in 2010. Bikes that used to be Fishers (like the Superfly 100 tested here) are now Treks with a “Gary Fisher Collection” notation on the frame. You can get […]