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5 BIKE PARKS THAT ARE OPEN IN THE WINTER

(This list came to us in a press release from Rokform. We haven’t been to some of these locations ourselves, and we can’t vouch for all the information, but they sound good, so we thought we’d share them with you. We included Rokform’s info about their products, too, along with MBA Senior Editor John Ker’s […]

REED BOGGS JOINS ENDURA FOR 2022

With a background in BMX and motocross, Reed made the full-time switch to MTBs after graduating from High School in his native Cleveland and shortly after threw himself into the heart of the Rampage scene, digging for Nicholi Rogatkin at the 2015 event before moving to Hurricane in southwest Utah to live, train and ride as close to the hallowed canyons of Virgin as possible. 

NEVADA STATE GRAVITY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BOOTLEG CANYON

  Pro Men’s winner Nikolas Nestoroff. (Photo by Jerry Walton/SoStokedAerial) Steven Walton, a.k.a. “The Swaltonator,”  was suffering from the flu at the race, but he competed anyway. His performance was probably not as good as it would have been if he’d been feeling better, but he still took fourth among the Pro Men. As long […]

THE INTENSE FACTORY RACING TEAM FOR 2022

The team will continue to develop and race the prototype alloy INTENSE M279 DH bike. They’ll be working closely together on some new changes and special tweaks for 2022. Further, Seth and Joe will race the new INTENSE Tracer enduro bike at select Enduro World Series (EWS) races this year.

WORLD CHAMP CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS IS CHANGING TEAMS

Christopher Blevins has shared on Instagram that his time in a Trinity Racing jersey has come to a close. Blevins hasn’t said yet where he’s going. He had been racing Specialized bikes on the Trinity team, but the brand of bikes he’ll be using in 2022 is yet to be announced. Comments on the Christopherblevs […]

DANNY MACASKILL’S NEW VIDEO: DANNY’S DRIVEWAY

Here’s what Danny shared about the video on his website: “Like so many others, back in Spring of 2020, due to government restrictions I found myself stuck at home with a lot of time on my hands. When I was younger, Pallets were always the go to obstacles for honing my skills on the Trials […]

VIDEO: KONA BIKES – THANKS FOR THE TEN YEARS CONNOR

THANKS FOR THE TEN YEARS CONNOR (Press Release) After more than a decade of watching Connor Fearon tear it up on the World stage for Kona, the time has come to say goodbye to the Aussie ripper. We set out to make Connor a short farewell video, but trying to cram ten years of flat […]

BOOTLEG CANYON GETS READY FOR ANOTHER SEASON OF RACING

  Bootleg Canyon, Nevada, has announced its schedule for 2022. Be sure to go to the Bootleg Canyon website (https://www.bootlegcanyonracing.com/) to register for the events and to check for any changes to the race schedule before making your final travel plans for the races. Notice that they will have both enduro and enduro e-bike races […]

CANFIELD BIKES UNVEILS ALL-NEW 29ER JEDI

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 includes a new shock layout, revised suspension kinematics, 29-inch wheels and updated geo and sizing.     Going back to the […]

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

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 workshop and gets a history lesson on the beginning of the sport. Nino then goes on a […]

CANYON DEBUTS ITS 2022 TORQUE LINEUP

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. 

PRIME NEW PUMP TRACK, ROWDY DH MUD BATH, AND SCORES OF HYPED FANS GIVE BEST IN THE WORLD A TASTE OF QUEENSTOWN RACING FOR SECOND STOP OF CRANKWORX SUMMER SERIES NZ

Blenki, charging into the gnar and through the wall of sound. Photo: Clint Trahan PRESS RELEASE Sam Blenkinsop and Louise Ferguson go all-out for the crowds and dominate in wet and wild DH Queenstown, New Zealand, December 6, 2021 – Along with great battles, standout performances, new tracks, and good times, racing at the second […]

NEW SARIS BIKE RACK WILL ELECTRICALLY LIFT E-BIKES INTO PLACE

PRESS RELEASE Let the Rack Do the Lifting If you’re searching for the ultimate bike rack for eBikes, look no further than the Saris Door County. Powered by your vehicle’s 7-pin connection, the Door County is a full-service electric bike rack for electric bikes. Simply turn the key and press a button, and the Door […]

FOX FACTORY INVESTS INITIAL $500,000 WITH TRAIL TRUST

Together with nonprofit partners worldwide, Trail Trust aims to deliver sustainable adventure to everyone. This means promoting the conscientious use of land amongst outdoor enthusiasts and protecting our shared playgrounds. It also requires expanding opportunities within the outdoor sporting industry, diversifying the populations that participate in cycling and power sports — because everyone deserves the thrill of adventure.

Choosing the right handlebar width – How wide is too wide?

Choosing the right handlebar width How wide is too wide   As mountain bikers, we take pride in our bikes and swear by parts that have treated us well in the past. Everything on our bikes—from the style of pedals to our favorite saddles—builds a relationship between us and our rigs, but there is one […]

MOUNTAIN BIKE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2021 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 Burkat, Dave Cullinan, Dave Kelly & Rob McSkimming.     Meet the Hall of Fame’s Newest Members   RACHEL […]

CRANKWORX ROTORUA PHOTO GALLERY

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 battle each other in the Dual Slalom event, where MacDonald took the win in the finals, his […]