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BLAST FROM THE PAST: MBA’S WHEEL-WAR SHOOTOUT— 29″ vs. 27.5″ vs. 26″

This story first appeared in our March 2012 issue, when only a few companies were offering bikes with 27.5-inch (650b) wheels. At that time, the dilemma for most riders was to choose between bikes with either 26 or 29-inch wheels. Take a look back at what we said about the three wheel-size choices, back when the 26-inchers still ruled the market, and only a few companies were offering the 27.5-inch wheels (better known as 650b-sized wheels back then).

What's The Right Wheel Size For You?
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HÖLL AND HATTON TAKE THE GOLD IN INNSBRUCK DOWNHILL

How these two downhill racers strategized for speed & kept it both mentally and physically cool.

Under cloudless skies and uncharacteristic heat, Valentina Höll and Charlie Hatton earn the distinction of the elite winners of the 2022 deuter Downhill Innsbruck Presented by Raffeisen Club.
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USA CYCLING NAMES 2022 NATIONAL TEAM

Check out the list of mountain bikers who made the team this year

The USA Cycling National Team exists to recognize and support cyclists who represent the United States of America at the highest level of the sport. It is a group of top Junior, U23, and Elite athletes who strive for international results…
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HOFFMAN AND KOLB WIN IT FOR THE LOCALS IN INNSBRUCK DUAL SLALOM

German and Austrian riders take the W's in front of their home crowds

The morning had kicked off with sun, but the light swiftly disappeared behind the clouds as riders got on track. Eventually, a rumble of thunder grumbled in the distance and the heavens slowly opened. . . . Riders slipped. Gates were ridden…
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JACOB JEWETT AT LEOGANG

Sick action from the World Cup downhill race

Maxxis didn't identify the rider or the photographer, so we went online to comb through the results to see what rider had the number 150 on his plate.
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LEOGANG’S WORLD CUP CROSS-COUNTRY RACES

Swiss and French riders repeat 2021 feat in difficult Austrian conditions

Race report courtesy of Red Bull: Mathias Flückiger doubled at Leogang again, repeating his performance of 2021. Photo: Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool Mathias Flückiger and Loana Lecomte doubled up in Leogang for the second…
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RED BULL WILL BE SUPPORTING THE MAMMOTH 50K PEDALPALOOZA

Registration is open. The race starts at the Village at Mammoth, California, on August 27th

"We have increased our racer limit to 400 and included lunch and awards right at the Finish Area. The race will still start at the Village at Mammoth, and awards will take place in the Sherwin Meadow as racers finish."
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TWEED VALLEY EWS RACE REPORT

The Enduro World Series kicks off its 2022 race year in Scotland

The extended off-season finally came to an end, when riders descended on the area’s famous hills to add to the valley’s already rich racing history. The Scottish fans turned out in force under blue skies, and their efforts were rewarded…
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THE ESCAPE: BACK TO THE ROOTS WITH FRISCHI

Switzerland's Thomas Frischknecht reveals his love for bikepacking with gravel bikes

Press Release Mountain biking's 1996 Olympic silver medalist, Thomas Frischknecht. Photo courtesy of SCOTT  From road, to cyclocross to mountain biking, Thomas "Frischi" Frischkneckt has done it all. But it's gravel that remains his…
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MAMMOTH BIKE PARK IS OPEN

California's legendary bike park is up and running again

Mammoth has been on the receiving end of plenty of late-spring precipitation— the dirt is prime and the lower trail system is ready to roll.
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WOMEN’S QUALIFYING RESULTS AT FORT WILLIAM

The World Cup race is tomorrow

The Elite Women battled for the top qualifying spots at Fort William on Saturday. Unlike the Elite Men's qualifiers, the British riders all finished outside the top five. Multi-time UCI World Champion, World Cup champion and young mother…
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AARON GWIN: GOING FOR SIX

With 5 World Cup downhill series titles to his name, Aaron Gwin is going for number six

“I was very motivated going into that first race... and I feel the same way after. I just want to keep improving every weekend” – Aaron Gwin Going for Six, Episode 2:  LINK HERE: When we think about our favorite DH racers we typically…
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PIDCOCK & MCCONNELL WIN THE WORLD CUP XCO RACES AT NOVE MESTO

Nino flats in lap 5, fights back to take third place and hold onto points lead

Olympic XCO champion Tom Pidcock secured his second consecutive XCO World Cup victory this year, while Australian Rebecca McConnell continued her perfect start to the women’s 2022 season with a third successive XCO win.
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LATEST UCI WORLD CUP SHORT-TRACK STANDINGS

The Short Track points standings changed after Friday's races at Nove Mesto

Friday's XC Short Track races in Nove Mesto brought some major changes to the men's and women's rankings. Before this weekend's Short Track races started, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Alan Hatherly were leading the rankings for the women and…
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