Challenging competition: With over 200 racers showing up on opening day
Challenging competition: With over 200 racers showing up on opening day
The high-adrenaline action at Crankworx Whister continued as the racers sped down the Giant Dual Slalom course. Tomas Slavik came out victorious after a heated final with Bernard Kerr. Bas Van Steenbergen finished in third place. Jill Kintner, after already having won the 2016 Queen of Crankworx title, continued her place at the top step of the […]
Throwing your bike sideways in the air, usually referred to as a “whip,” is among the most stylish of moves a mountain biker can do. The Whip Off World Championship at Crankworx Whistler pits the best riders in the world in a head-to-head battle to see who can pull off the biggest and baddest whips […]
It’s official. The 2016 Crankworx Pump Track Challenge is in the books. This year’s pump track matchup took on an interesting twist, requiring riders to completely remove their chains and truly “pump” their way around the track. The men had many fierce battles, with Mitch Ropelato taking the win. In second place was Adrien Loron, […]
There is plenty going on at Crankworx Whistler from the Air DH to Slopestyle events. Besides watching the best riders in the world push the limits, companies are showing off new products and some launching new bikes. Leatt Protectives has been making some of the best braces in the business and introduced a new DH […]
The Absa Cape Epic has been called the most challenging mountain bike race in the world
The 2016 National Champion have been crowned today on Mammoth Mountain. The pro women’s race was missing 2015 National Champion and Olympic commit Lea Davison, regardless there was plenty of strong racers on the line including Chloe Woodruff, Georgia Gould, and Erin Huck. Women’s Results 1st – Erin Huck (1:40:33.7) 2nd – Georgia Gould (1:41:45.7) […]
There is plenty of bike bling here at Mountain Bike Nationals hosted by Mammoth Mountain, and Todd Wells Scott Scale is touting some serious bling. Wells is running the new SRAM XX1 Eagle with a massive 38-tooth front chainring and the new Level Ultimate brakes. Up front is the new RockShox SID and SRAM Rise […]
On Sunday at 3 p.m., in Neve Mesto, Czech Republic, Nino Schurter is racing to defend his World Champion jersey. The 4x Cross Country World Champion, who already won on the demanding XC World Cup in Nove Mesto 3 times, is looking forward to the race: Besides his big competition with Julien Absalon, Nino for sure will have an eye […]
PressCamp is an annual event held in beautiful Park City, Utah where editors can get a first look at new bikes and products. Check out what we’ve seen at PressCamp so far and keep an eye out for a full story with in-depth product details in an up coming issue of Mountain Bike Action.
The final day of the inaugural Carson City Off-Road saw the pro men and women battle it out on some of the most challenging trails in Nevada. With over 4000 feet of steep climbing, the course proved to be just as tough as the other two events in the Epic Rides Off-Road series. In the […]
Day two of the Carson City Off-Road saw the amatuer racers hit the trail in 50 and 35 mile races. The route took riders past amazing views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains and offered up a ripping descent back to town. The Cave Singers rocked the streets of downtown Carson City as the […]
The inaugural Carson City Off-Road kicked off with plenty of racing, great music and good times. Like other events in the Epic Rides Off-Road series, the first day of the event featured a 15-mile race, a pro men and women’s Fat Tire Crit as well as a Klunker Crit. Held just as many people are […]
There have been rumors about a new Scalpel in the works and even a couple spotted in the wild at the recent Sea Otter Classic. After a two year development period with extensive feedback from CFR riders Marco Fontana and Manual Fumic, Cannondale has redefined their standards on cross-country racing with the new Scalpel-Si. The […]
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We got a glimpse of the new Spot Rollik at Interbike last year, and were able to get a full break down on the technology and new suspension design this weekend at the Sea Otter Classic. The Rollik uses a new Living Link suspension design that instead of using bearings in the lower linkage, adapts […]
The Intense booth is always one that we are anxious to see, and this year didn’t disappoint at all. The new carbon Spider was on display, which we recently tested, and a collection of custom painted bikes including this beautiful Tracer. Scroll through the photos and dream.
In the realm of super light carbon hardtales the Open One+ might be one of the sweetest we’ve seen this weekend at Sea Otter. The One+ uses a crazy light carbon frame and is compatible with 29-inch wheels and 27.5+. Photos show the One+ with 27.5 – plus wheels, Cannondale Lefty, SRAM Eagle drivetrain, and […]
We’ve been asking ourselves “who is Jeffsy” lately and were pleased to find out it was a new 29er trailbike from YT Industries. The Jeffsy uses 140-millimeters of front and rear travel, with a full carbon frame. The CF Pro comes with full Fox suspension, XX1 drivetrain, and carbon DT Swiss XMC1200 wheels.
After a few tweaks and refinements, Kona had their new Operator downhill bike on display today at Sea Otter. Kona didn’t release too many details about the fine points and geometry, but were excited about introducing the new 27.5 platform. Keep an eye out for a full press release and details.
Hope Technology always has some attractive components sitting at their booth at Sea Otter, and this year we were a little surprised to see a new bike. Not just any new bike, but one they made in house in the UK. The front triangle is carbon with an aluminum rear triangle. The bike was […]
We recently spent a few days riding Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa, California with Norco Bicycles on their new Optic trail bikes. The Optic is a new mid-travel trail bike that comes in a 27.5 and 29er with almost identical geometry. The Optic was developed to give riders a a less aggressive trail bike […]
ROCKSHOX DELUXE | SUPER DELUXE A NEW APPROACH IN REAR SHOCK DESIGN INITIAL QUESTIONS -How did we get to the current stroke and eye to eye offerings? As frame manufacturers pushed the limits of frame design new rear shock sizes were created without broad consultation within the industry, resulting in a complicated offering with […]
Finsty and Wells head way south for some early seas on competition From the time Todd Wells and I headed over to breakfast on the morning of the Stage 1 time trial, the skies looked ominous. It wasn’t a matter of if it would rain, it was only a matter of when and how hard it would hit. Just […]
SCOTT SPORTS is pleased to formally welcome Amanda Cordell, Sonya Looney, and Stan Jorgensen to our roster of sponsored athletes. Amanda and Stan have been on SCOTT bikes for several years as part of the Freehub Media enduro team, and SCOTT is happy to keep them on Genius trail bike and Gambler downhill frames in […]
Cross-country race bikes are coming in all shapes and sizes these days, from various wheel-sizes to suspension platforms. Its no secret that Giant went all-in with 27.5 wheels a couple seasons ago, and has been more than satisfied with their Maestro suspension. The Anthem Advanced 27.5 0 takes everything Giant is proud of and […]
We recently reviewed the Kona Honzo in a steel frame, and needless to say enjoyed every inch of dirt that we ripped through. The idea of trail hardtails have become more of a norm for local trails. Lately we have seen an increase in the amount of companies offering long-travel hardtails for aggressive trail riding. […]
Canfield Brothers, a high-end boutique mountain bike manufacturer, launches the redesigned 2016 Balance, an unflinching 165-millimeter all-mountain bike drawing heavily from the ‘Bros downhill heritage. Now in its third generation, the Balance combines uncompromising gravity oriented geometry with the ultra-efficient patented Canfield Balance Formula™ suspension. “Long before the enduro craze, we had our own idea […]
GT Bicycles, a premium brand of Dorel Industries (TSX:DII.B, DII.A), today announces an all-new Factory Racing program for 2016. After an incredible four year partnership with Atherton Racing, GT has assembled a new global race team consisting of proven UCI Downhill and Enduro World Series riders. “GT has a rich history of top-level racing successes and a line of […]
Bell Helmets today announced an important extension to its new Joy Ride women’s program – the launch of six Joy Ride grassroots program cities, each with a dedicated female mountain bike ambassador. These ambassadors will help inspire and enable female mountain bikers with regular, structured, fun and social rides that appeal to all levels of […]