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Could You Ride This Track? – The Maribel DH Rock And Root Wonderland

The love currently being directed at the Méribel DH track flowing forth from various social media outlets is threatening to melt our internet connection. The UCI World Cup riders can’t get enough of the French hillside. It’s an all natural mix of rock, root and piste. Unlike the wide open, relatively single-lined Windham this is […]

Nuseti’s Radical New Internal Drive System

Mountain bike racing champion Gregory Zielinski has drawn from his 16 years of racing to design a bike that is unlike any other. The Nuseti Bike has been in the design stages for over the past five years, and now Zielinski has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £500,000 by August 30 to continue development […]

RedBull Joyride Is Just Hours Away – Ride The Course With Brandon Semenuk

With Red Bull Joyride only hours days away, Brandon Semenuk, under the guidance ofDarren Berrecloth, tested the course from top to bottom earlier this month to work out any kinks and ensure the course’s safety. Berrecloth was originally slated to test the track but a nagging toe injury prevented his ride. Filmed in one take on one run, both […]

Niner Reveals Special Edition IMBA Bikes – It Could Be Yours!

For the fifth year, Niner has created a special IMBA themed bike in support of the non-profit’s mountain bike advocacy efforts. This year’s version is a custom painted version of the brand new ROS 9 Plus – a complete singlespeed 29+ bike with special detailing and exclusive components throughout. “IMBA is stoked that Niner is […]

Video: Cam Zink World Record Backflip Interview

Cam Zink, a freestyle mountain biker, has been riding since he was 9 years old and continues to push the limit, as the sport continues to evolve. Now Cam is really going to take it to the next level by attempting something nobody ever has before. With the support of Mammoth Mountain, Monster Energy and […]

August 2014 Free Wallpaper

Mountain Bike Action crewer Sean McCoy leads out a group ride on the green and lush Pinhoti trails in Ellijay, Georgia. Photo by John “I hope that’s not poison ivy I’m standing in” Ker. click here to download wallpaper with no calendar. Click here to download wallpaper with calendar.

Troy Lee Designs Releases New Gwin Signature Kit

In collaboration with champion mountain bike downhill racer, Aaron Gwin, Troy Lee Designs is proud to announce a special, limited edition TLD Sprint race kit. The all new Sprint race wear for 2014 has been completely redesigned from the ground up and is our lightest, most athletic race fit kit we have ever designed. The […]

Niner Releases its new RIP 9 RDO

Niner’s Carbon Compaction System (CCS) provides more precise placement and compaction of carbon layers during molding. This allows for there to be more control over frame wall thickness and reduces resin pooling, creating a more durable and strong products, without any unnecessary frame weight. Niner has now utilized this technology throughout their entire RDO lineup. […]

Product Test: Uvex Sportstyle 104 Vario Eyewear

     (with the Variomatic lens)      (with a standard clear or tinted lens) Performance eyewear for your peepers Riders have a hard time finding eyewear lenses that are tinted enough for bright sunlight yet transparent enough for tree-covered singletrack. Uvex, an eyewear company over 80 years old, offers the $200 Sportstyle 104 Vario with a […]

Todd Wells and Lea Davison Win Cross Country National Titles

Todd Wells leads out the pack. (Photo courtesy of Tom Burrows)   Men’s Cross Country Results 1 160.80 TODD WELLS Durango, CO 1:45:27 83401 13 SPECIALIZED FACTORY 2 168.67 KERRY WERNER Banner Elk, NC 1:46:59 264350 15 BMC PROJECT DIRT 3 176.54 JEREMIAH BISHOP Harrisonburg, VA 1:47:39 3771 48 Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition   4 […]

Video: In The Zone – Whistler’s Garbonzo Trails

This is Garbanzo Zone. The big brother of Fitz zone. Higher, steeper and more rugged than its predecessor. It may well be the perfect height — not too high to hit the thin air of the high alpine but high enough to keep summer temperatures cool and comfortable. The sweet spot on a summer’s day. […]

Brandon Semenuk’s Rad Company – Behind the Camera

Go behind the camera to see what kind of film techniques Red Bull Media House and Freeride Entertainment used to make Brandon Semenuk’s Rad Company a reality. From rain machines to new camera systems and technology, this is truly what pushes the industry of mountain bike filmmaking.

Yeti Drops A Monster: The SB5c Superbike With Switch Infinity Technology

Yeti has introduced the new SB5c trail bike with patented Switch Infinity technology, expanding its line of ride-driven products. Built for aggressive trail riders, the SB5c rolls on 27.5” wheels and delivers 5” of plush yet responsive rear wheel travel. The SB5c will begin shipping immediately as a complete bike with builds starting at $6599. […]

Mavic Introduces All-New Crossmax Wheel

Mavic is pleased to introduce our lightest ever mountain bike wheel system, the Crossmax SL. Made for cross-country riders, racers, and fast trail riders, the Crossmax SL features exclusive Mavic materials and technologies for exceptional light weight with no sacrifice in stiffness, durability, or ride quality. Thanks to an all-new rim shape and Mavic’s proprietary […]

Riding The Orbea Rallon In Whistler

Hey Bud is one of the most technical XC trails in Whistler area. After the rain of the previous day, the trail was specially difficult with wet roots and breathtaking at the same time with the colours of the forest.  

BC Bike Race Day Seven – Whistler

Words: Harlan Price Photos: Margus Riga, Dave Silver, Erik Peterson, Todd Weselake Video: Connor Macleod, Max Berkowitz, Chris Fisher, Roland Choe, Air Reel Cinema <> Day seven of the BC Bike Race Presented by Harbor Air The last rider, Greg Lee of Hawaii, has successfully crossed the finish line of the BC Bike Race […]

Your Chance To Help Design The Ultimate Weekend Adventure Vehicle

What would you do if someone asked your advice on how to create the ultimate outdoor mountain biking adventure vehicle? What would the interior look like? How big would the tires be?  Would it need electronics to keep the passengers entertained on long trips? What about storage space, exterior color, or a lifted suspension? How […]

BC Bike Race Update – Day Three Photos And Video <> Words: Harlan Price Photos: Margus Riga, Dave Silver, Erik Peterson, Todd Weselake Video: Connor Macleod, Max Berkowitz, Chris Fisher, Roland Choe, Air Reel Cinema For Canada Day the third stage of the BC Bike Race presented by Lululemon Athletica eased into the isolated town of Powell River on the Sunshine Coast. A […]

Free July Wallpaper Download: The Dog Days Of Summer

Man, it is that time of year (except for you Australians). Long days give us plenty of opportunity to ride, but with them comes the summer heat. This month’s free wallpaper download depicts a rider trying to beat the heat on a sunrise riding mission. Photo by John “I’d rather sleep in and shoot sunsets” Ker. […]

Riders-Who-Inspire: Tim Keefer

Tim Keffer, of Royal Oak, Michigan, was a lot like many of us heading into the 2012 mountain bike-racing season. The 49 year old somehow fit the time necessary to train into a busy life that included the responsibilities of being a dad and working a full-time job as an aviation project coordinator. Then, the […]

The Iconic Fox 36 Returns

Check out Mojo Suspension’s Op’s manager Tim Williams on a flying run of Wibbly Wobbly into Rim Dinger! To say he’s stoked with the new 36 fork would be an understatement! It’s lighter and stiffer than his old 34 (even with the clamped 15mm axle option), it has RC2 damping and has a new super-smooth […]

Fabien Barel Presents S – The Slow Road To Recovery

In this, the 2nd episode of his 2014 film series, we see Fabien Barel reflecting on a new course, one focused on recovery rather than riding the trail ahead. Fab’s riding season was cut short when a crash in Chile during the first Enduro World Series event left him with a badly fractured vertebra. “This […]