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WOMEN’S QUALIFYING RESULTS AT FORT WILLIAM

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 Rachel Atherton was on the list of racers who had signed up for the race, but she […]

AARON GWIN: GOING FOR 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 don’t get to see the real heart and courage that goes on, […]

LATEST UCI WORLD CUP SHORT-TRACK STANDINGS

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 men. We overheard (unofficially) on the race broadcast that Pauline broke her chain in the race, causing […]

WORLD CUP XCO RESULTS FROM ALBSTADT, GERMANY, MAY 8, 2022

It looks like Nino Schurter has a serious challenger this year, as Olympic champion Thomas Pidcock looks to be the strongest racer in the men’s ranks right now. Nino needs only one more victory to surpass Julien Absalon on the all-time win list for XCO World Cups. We expect he’ll get it sooner or later, but he didn’t get it this weekend. We’ll see what happens in the next few months. Pidcock looks to be one of the toughest competitors Nino has ever faced. Meanwhile, Rebecca McConnell is looking like she’s the woman to beat this year, as she’s now won the first two World Cup XCO races of the year.

CARBON OR ALUMINUM—WHICH IS BETTER?

Bike parts are lighter and offer better performance than ever. The gains are largely due to improvements in material technology, such as switching from metal to carbon fiber parts. These lighter and “better” parts come with a bit of uncertainty, though. It has long been rumored that carbon parts can suddenly and unexpectedly fail if […]

NEW FACTOR MOUNTAIN BIKES

FACTOR Bicycles is a premium performance bike brand that has now launched ‘LANDO’ – its first-ever mountain bike range, making its race debut at Cape Epic.