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Throwback Thursday: Kirt Voreis and Steve Peat, April 2008

We’re going back to April 19, 2008, with this one. It was one of the coldest dual slalom races we’ve ever seen at the Sea Otter, but the action was as hot as usual. That’s Kirt Voreis on the inside line and Steve Peat on the outside line. If you check the specators, a lot […]

GT’s First Full-Suspension Bike – It’s Not What You Think – Video

By Zap Although the Jim Busby designed RTS-1 is widely considered the first full-suspension bike to come out of the GT Bicycle headquarters, that’s really only half-right.  Recently, Gary Turner himself (as in the GT of GT Bikes) rediscovered an ancient BMX bike build that he created back in 1974. This original GT designed full-suspension […]

Throwback Thursday: Mountain Bike Suspension from 30 Years Ago

Mountain bike pioneer Gary Fisher and motorcycle legend Mert Lawwill teamed up to produce this “radical”  Fisher RS-1 suspension bike in 1990. This story appeared in MBA’s  January 1991 issue. Mert used his experience designing motorcycle suspension systems to come up with the suspension design after riding his Pro Cruiser mountain bike down Mt. Tam […]

Throwback Thursday: The 1997 Cactus Cup

Back in the 1990s, the Cactus Cup was the first big mountain event of the year for most of North America. In fact, it was such a big event that  top racers flew in from as far away as Europe and Australia to take part in it. The racers included Olympic gold medalists, world champions, […]

Throwback Thursday: Greg Minnaar vs. Dan Atherton in 2008

Since the 2020 Sea Otter is not going to happen this year, we thought we’d share a shot from one of our favorite Sea Otter Classics of the past.  This was the Dual Slalom event at the Sea Otter in April of 2008. We don’t remember now what the temperature was this day, but the […]

Throwback Thursday: Mountain Bike Action, April 2000

Our April 2000 cover showed a variety of bikes, including the Foes DHS, the Mountain Cycles San Andreas and the Cannondale Jekyll. The test rider on the Foes was Toby Henderson, who is now the CEO of Box Components. Ron Koch, who now works for Pivot Cycles, was our test rider on the Giant NRS […]