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SOC18: Kona Operator 29 Carbon Prototype

Kona Operator 29 Carbon Prototype We spotted another sweet looking 29" downhill bike at the Sea Otter Classic. This one, however, was sitting under the Kona tent. Although this Operator is a prototype we got word that Connor Fearon (Kona's…
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SOC18: Ellsworth Truth First Look

Redesigning XC racing

Ellsworth introduced a few new trail and enduro bikes over the past years, but a purist cross-country race bike had been missing from their line up, that is until now. The Truth is an all-new XC race bike designed with a low center of…
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SOC18: Vintage GT Bicycles

25 years of shred

GT Marathon 2003: This original i-Drive Marathon was first produced in 2003. Product Manager at the time, Mark Peterman, said the model was produced by "cooking with leftovers" as old tooling was used to create this new-at-the-time product.…
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SOC18: Devinci Wilson 29

The 2018 Unior/Devinci Factory Racing Team has a new weapon for the upcoming World Cup season. That's right if you missed the press release we launched back in March, then it's likely you haven't seen this epic machine. Devinci after a…
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SOC18: Alchemy Arktos 29

We've spotted some sweet new bikes at the Sea Otter Classic, and the all-new Arktos 29 from Alchemy sure fits the bill. The Arktos 29 is a do-it-all carbon trail bike built with 140mm of travel in back and 160mm up front. Alchemy designed…
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PIVOT LAUNCHES THE SWITCHBLADE ALUMINUM

QUICK, CAPABLE AND VERSATILE...AND NOW WITHIN REACH OF EVEN MORE RIDERS

PHOENIX, AZ –The original Switchblade redefined how capable—and versatile—a mountain bike could be. Today, Pivot debuts a more affordable aluminum version that brings the same innovative geometry, suspension and on-trail performance to a…
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THE ONEUP COMPONENTS DROPPER POST

Spend less, drop more, no bleeding and a better remote

THE ONEUP COMPONENTS DROPPER POST Spend less, drop more, no bleeding and a better remote The world’s shortest, long travel dropper post. Get the longest travel dropper that will fit you and your bike. LESS CASH $248 USD, including…
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125th ANNIVERSARY BRAKES AND MORE FROM MAGURA

NEW PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

In 2018 MAGURA celebrates its 125th anniversary. Now in its 4th generation, the values and ideas of founder Gustav Magenwirth are as vibrant as ever. His technical solutions have helped in making motorcycle brands like BMW so successful and…
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Dakotah Norton – Made in Michigan

Dakotah Norton - Made in Michigan This short series is about Norton's never-give-up attitude, along with a timeline of where he started as a privateer to now fulfilling his greatest goal, all the while feeling like a misfit.…
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Robin Wallner Rides The Ripmo

Early this winter, the Ibis Cycles Enduro Team descended on Santa Cruz, California to visit Ibis HQ, meet new teammates, and begin testing a new long travel 29er codenamed the Ripmo. Within a few days of testing, the team came to a…
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Down The Trail

Fondly remembering MBA stories from years past

In the March issue of 1998, we professed to know “everything you ever wanted to know” about full-suspension bikes that cost less than $1000. The issue featured a shootout that proved that we had ridden the top bargain bikes and that we…
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First Ride – Trek Full Stashe

Introducing Full Stache

Trek has unveiled an all-new trail bike with 130mm of front and rear suspension travel and other unique design elements that take the capability of 29 Plus tires to the next level. It’s built for riders looking to tackle rugged trails on…
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