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By John Ker/Mountain Bike Action In his book, “The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong—and How Eating More Might Save Your Life, ” Dr. James DiNicolantonio says that cutting salt from our diets has actually worsened the problem it was supposed to prevent: high blood pressure. He […]
The UCI E-MTB World Championship brought a batch of talented riders to the table including Rocky Mountain’s own Andreas “Dre” Hestler. Dre spent 13 years racing the cross-country World Cup Circuit before finding his current role at Rocky Mountain Bicycles. Andreas also plays a large role in the BC Bike Race. After his electric bike racing experience, we […]
Short-travel trail bike with big upgrades
Aaron Gwin posted these photos to his social meda accounts to show off his custom-built prototype Intense M279 race bike. See what Gwin had to say about his new machine and marvel at his photos below. We made it to World Champs! 🇺🇸Starting practice on the new ride today. Had some meetings […]
We got shuttles! We will be rollin’, as we have all summer, this weekend. Saturday the 6AM and 8AM are a go! Also, we have the Chilao Epic+ rolling at 8AM. Sunday things are looking good too! Ride with us or on your own, make sure you get out and ride!
Intense Cycle established its brand during the heyday of American mountain bike racing. Their handcrafted frames were the envy of every racer and proved to be worthy of podium finishes more times than we care to count. More than 25 years later Intense continues to push their competition with race-worthy weapons. Off the racecourse, however, […]
What Size Pump Do You Really Need?
July 19, 2019 -Denver, Colorado — Alchemy Bicycles introduces today one of the first production mixed-wheel full-suspension bikes, the Alchemynine7five.“ Racers have been winning World Cups and Enduro World Series event on mixed wheel-size bikes, so there is no doubt there are performance advantages,” says Alchemy engineer Matt Maczuzak. “And it’s not just the quicker […]
Our friends at Cogwild Adventures took us mountain biking in the hills all around Bend, Oregon. This was one of the many memorable places. If you look closely you’ll see two riders above the top of the cliff riding the ridgeline on one of the trails. The scenery was epic. Photo: John Ker/Mountain Bike Action
If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mixtape compilation, the Hightower is it. Featuring the Santa Cruz lower-link mounted shock design, updated, adjustable geometry, this “Engineering Best Of…” assembles some of Santa Cruz’s biggest design pleasers into one belter of a road-trip companion.The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More […]
The handling is supremely confidence-inspiring
Cross-country, Enduro, Endurance, Downhill
The 1989 Gary Fisher Pro Caliber vs. the 2019 Scott Spark RC 900 World Cup While checking through our June 1989 issue of Mountain Bike Action, we came upon the above photo of the Gary Fisher Pro-caliber, the bike which had won the XC European World Championship title the year before (that was two years […]
It’s hard to believe this was five years ago. This was from one of the Pedalfest races from May of 2014. The 2019 Pedalfest race series concludes this week. The final race of the season takes place today (Thursday, June 13th) with most of the classes starting shortly after 6 p.m. (Photo: JK/Mountain Bike Action)
OSAKA, Japan (May 31, 2019) – Employing the latest technologies and performance from Shimano’s flagship XTR M9100 mountain bike components, the new Shimano DEORE XT M8100 series features Shimano’s 12-speed versatility while offering superior shifting and braking systems specifically tuned for trail riders. New Shimano DEORE XT delivers unrivaled component customization and Shimano’s widest range […]
That’s Julien Absalon riding the Nove Mesto World Cup XCO course in the Czech Republic in 2015 in the photo above. The series returns there this weekend. Who will win is anybody’s guess, but it probably won’t be Julien Absalon, since he retired from World Cup racing last year. Nino Schurter is one of the […]
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Racers battle up the hill in this shot from the Pedalfest race at Lake Castaic, California, in May 2016. The racing action returns to Lake Castaic on Thursday afternoons from now through the next few weeks. The biggest races start right around 6 p.m. Photo by Brandon Castelli/Mountain Bike Action
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Former MBA test rider Spencer Rathkamp showed his competition how fast he was at the Pedalfest Race Series at Lake Castaic, California, in 2014. The race series returns to Lake Castaic (about 40 minutes north of Los Angeles) starting today ( May 9, 2019). Photo: John Ker/MBA
Finn Iles has risen to become one of the top downhill riders on the 2019 World Cup circuit. He’s also one of the first such racers to use a 29/27.5 wheel combo on his race bike. This is a shot of him from the Whip-Off World Championship at Crankworx Whistler in 2017. Finn served notice […]
Mountain Bike Action editor Zapata Espinoza gave a demonstration 30 years ago of proper leg extension for mountain biking. The saddle position in our top photo here is a little too low, which can be seen by how much the left knee is bent. The leg bend and the saddle position in the second photo […]
World Cup racing, Marco Aurelio Fontana, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada. Photo: JK/Mountain Bike Action
Nino Schurter (left) and Jaroslav Kulhavy (right) were battling for the advantage in the early part of the World Cup race at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, in this photo from 2013. Kulhavy was riding a 29er, and he had beaten Nino at the Olympics the year before. Nino was riding a 650b (27.5-inch) bike. Nino would switch […]
The Sea Otter Classic returns to Monterey, California, next week. Weather forecasters are saying there’s a 40% chance of rain next Friday for the event. Here’s some of the pro racing in 2006, when the Sea Otter pros had to deal with deep mud, even after the rain had stopped and the sun had come […]
The late Blair Lombardi was an amateur national champion in mountain biking who became one of the top mountain bike coaches in the world, coaching thousands of riders—including Gary Fisher and Missy Giove—to improve their riding skills for both racing and recreational riding. Recently, one of our readers wrote to us and asked us if […]