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Throwback Thursday: Aaron Gwin vs. the Photographers

A scary moment from Mont-Sainte-Anne, almost 10 years ago

This was one of the scariest photos that MBA photographer John Ker has ever taken in nearly 30 years of mountain bike photography.  This was during the World Cup race at Mont-Sainte-Anne, nearly ten years ago. Aaron Gwin came flying…
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MORE FROM NAHBS

More Stuff from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Perfect weather outside brought the crowds to Sacramento for the second day of the NAHBS event. Many of the bike brands at the NAHBS event are ones that many mountain bike enthusiasts have never heard of before, such as Black…
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SMALL COMPANIES’ HANDMADE BIKES ARE THE BIG SHOW AT NAHBS

The North American Handmade Bike Show is in Sacramento, California

There are plenty of interesting bikes to be seen at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento, California, this weekend. This Olivetti bike (called the Wopcycle) looks like three different bikes depending on your angle of…
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NAHBS 2019

This Weekend in Sacramento, California

This Isen mountain bike has one of the most beautiful finishes of all the bikes on display at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Sacramento, California. Check back later this weekend…
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Throwback Thursday

Cam McCaul demonstrates his jumping skills at Bootleg Canyon, Nevada, in 2004. Photo: JK/Mountain Bike Action Martin Soderstrom pulls off a double tailwhip at Whistler, B.C., in the summer of 2009. Photo: JK/Mountain…
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Bryn Atkinson’s Snake Bike

Custom painted by Tony Baumann / Photos by Bryn Atkinson

There’s something about the lines of a mountain bike that draws us in, but nothing grabs our attention quite like a custom paint job. Australian professional mountain biker Bryn Atkinson teased his social media followers with a close-up…
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Throwback Thursday: The Bikes of 1989

In going through some back issues we found a buyer's guide to the bikes of 1989. It's easy to see how much mountain bikes have changed in the last 30 years. Notice for one thing the lack of front suspension, much less rear suspension. The…
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First Ride: All-New RIP 9 RDO

Niner, founded in 2005, established their brand around building bikes with big wheels long before it was even cool to do so. One could argue that Niner’s passion and commitment to the larger wheel…
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Throwback Thursday: Fork Design, Circa 1989

Paul Turner hadn't come out with the first Rock Shox suspension fork yet when Specialized came out with its Direct Drive fork, shown here as it was advertised in our February 1989 issue of Mountain Bike Action. The curved fork design…
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: KYLE STRAIT, MAY 2002

We took a look back at the early days of Mbaction.com and found this article about Kyle Strait

JUNIOR RIDER OF THE WEEK: KYLE STRAIT How do you spell chaotic? Junior Development Team Devo spells it "Kayodic" Kyle Strait. Kyle was picked up for Devo's "B" Team in March 1999, during the Sea Otter Classic, when…
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