Review: Rocky Mountain Slayer 70


Rocky Mountain’s goal for the latest iteration of their famed Slayer bike line was to create a world class All-Mountain/Enduro/DH adventure cycle machine.  Easy to pedal, light weight, and fantastic on the downhills.  Did they meet these goals?

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White Brothers Rock Solid 29er, 650b, Fork Review


Introduction by Francis Cebedo I’ve used several rigid steel forks and carbon forks over the years. There’s nothing like the light weight and steering accuracy of a rigid fork on a 29er. Couple that with a singlespeed and it’s a match made in heaven since all your power translates to forward movement as there’s none […]

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Dainese 3x Knee Guard and Performance Elbow Guards


While I freely admit to being a complete fan boy for Dainese’s gloves, their elbow and knee protection guards falls under more scrutiny.  This market is highly saturated and there are many fine elbow and knee guards for us riders to choose from.  So what does Dainese have on the competition? Well for starters the […]

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Dainese Impact Armor Review


I must admit, when I was younger and invincible I hardly blinked an eye at these types of torso protectors.  Helmet and knee pads were enough for me because I wasn’t going to crash.  But now that I’m older, and I do have to go to work on Monday, having torso and spine protection is […]

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Dainese Highway Glove Review


I’ll admit – right off the bat – that I am a complete and utter fan boy for Dainese gloves.  I’ve loved them since I had my first pair years ago and I continue to love the new additions to their line up.  The Highway glove  I’ve been using for the past many months continues […]

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Red Bull Rampage 2010 Wrap Up – Videos Photos and Finals


Red Bull Rampage has come and gone again. As fast as the thunderstorms that unleashed chaos on Saturday’s practice, the Rampage rushed through the red dirt wilderness near Zion National Park – but not without taking its toll on the flesh of the competitors and destroying a few bikes.. Rampage has been called many things: […]

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Mtbr Norcal Community Helps Recover Rare Black Mojo HD


It’s been an interesting 72 hours. You might want to get some popcorn. So, for those of you who didn’t see the original MTBR post (which was pulled – edit: it’s back up), I am the lucky owner of one of two extant large nude-colored Ibis Mojo HDs in the US (Brian Lopes owns the […]

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Norco Judan 29er Belt Drive Review


  Norco Judan (large) $1799 ¤ Reynolds 525 Chromoly frame with custom belt compatible dropouts with integrated belt tensioning system ¤ Lightweight Manitou Minute 29er fork ¤ Innovation at its finest! Gates Carbon Belt Drive with a 48T front sprocket and 28T rear cog; equivalent to a 32Tx20T chain drive ¤ Gates Carbon Drive—lighter, quieter, cleaner […]

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Norco Phena Review


Test Rider name: Tiffany Allmandinger Age: 34 Height: 5’6” Inseam: 33” Weight: 135 lbs Bike Tested: Norco, Phena (Small) Pros: Fun Affordable Good fit Cons: Heavy Needs certain components upgraded immediately: Handlebars, seatpost quick release, saddle Slightly over priced   Introduction When first asked to review the Phena I was, I admit, skeptical. I’ve been […]

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MBO – Mountain Bike Oregon Trip Report


By: Chris Kangas,  Video by: Ron Aclan I first heard about MBO a year or two ago, while killing some time on MTBR. I don’t recall if it was the advertising or the chatter on the forums, but it piqued my interest. My good friend Ron ended up attending that year, and he came back […]

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Vaude Alpine Air 30+5 Review


Vaude Alpine Air 30+5 msrp: $149 Summary: We reviewed the Vaude Alpine Air 30+5 and were impressed by its versatility and functionality. It can be used every day on short and medium rides.  Yet it expands to 35 liter capacity and can handle any long haul. While not cheap at $149 msrp, we still consider […]

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The air down there…Todson brings Topeak’s CO2 Bra Race Pod to U.S. market.


DATELINE: NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS… Besides a flat, nothing puts a damper on a brisk afternoon of cycling than having to stop and put air in your tires. What makes the task even more burdensome is finding a place for your pump and other tools that: (a.) don’t get in the way and (b) sufficiently fill your […]

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AASHTO PROVIDES $5,000 TO SUPPORT TECHNICAL WORK ON U.S. BICYCLE ROUTE SYSTEM


Funds from AASHTO’s Center for Environmental Excellence to aid in route selection, mapping, and technical aspects of creating U.S. Bicycle Route System Missoula, Montana — This morning Adventure Cycling Association announced that the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Center for Environmental Excellence is providing Adventure Cycling $5,000 to assist states with […]

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Norco E-News – Two Wheel Fun


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Simple Strap – Cinco de Mayo


You weren’t the only one who was tired of the jankie ByeKyle website. After many sleepless afternoons and distracting bike rides….we place in front of you…the NEW www.ByeKyle.com It’s cleaner, sleeker, and easier to navigate. All the Simple Strap colors are placed in front of you while you purchase, so you can make an easy […]

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Lizard Skins Launches New Interactive Website


The new design and features of lizardskins.com create an interactive experience with its product, sponsored rider and company information OREM, Utah – May 5, 2010 – Lizard Skins, manufacturer of high-performance cycling accessories, today launched its new website with an interactive design that allows users to easily navigate company news, browse and review products across […]

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2010 SoCal High School Mountain Bike Race Series FINALS Cow Pie Classic


SANTA YNEZ, Calif. — The “regular season” concluded for the 2010 SoCal Interscholastic League Series at the scenic Stump Grinder Dirt Club at Charlotte’s Meadow near Santa Ynez, California. Under sunny and warm conditions, a total of 140 student athletes competed at this fourth and final round on a fun 6.4-mile course consisting of rolling […]

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2010 KHS Bicycle Gravity Open Plattekill Bike Park, Roxbury NY


KHS Bicycles presents The 2010 KHS Bicycle Gravity Open DH Race at Plattekill Bike Park, May 20-23, 2010. It will be the second stop of the Pro/Am Gravity Tour in 2010. The Pro Gravity Tour is the USA Cycling National Series for Downhill racing. The KHS Bicycle Gravity Open will feature a UCI Downhill Points […]

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GO BIG OR GO HOME – Qualifyer event for the BIG IN BAVARIA Vol.II


Munich, May 4th 2010 – You always wanted to battle with the world’s best pros for an overall prize fund of 20,000 Euros? Go for it: Up-and-coming riders have the chance to register for the GO BIG OR GO HOME dirt jump competition and to qualify for the BIG IN BAVARIA Vol. II in Munich, […]

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Sea Otter Podiums for Young Guns Bryson


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Commencal USA Unveils Total Choice™ to Bike Shops, Consumers


Santa Fe, NM – May 3, 2010 – Prospective Commencal buyers should prepare themselves for a case of whiplash this spring. Prices on Commencal’s top models of complete bikes have just fallen by an average of 15 percent. But lower pricing is only part of the story. Commencal wants to give customers the opportunity to […]

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Koerber finishes second in Houffalize, leads UCI Mountain Bike World Cup


Koerber finishes second in Houffalize, leads UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Houffalize, Belgium (May 2, 2010) – The second round of the 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup saw an American woman grab the World Cup leader’s jersey for the first time since Alison Dunlap in 2002. Willow Koerber (Durango, Colo./Subaru-Gary Fisher) earned the silver for […]

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Roger Rinderknecht starts into the World Cup season with a fourth place in Houffalize, Belgium


Grenchen, Switzerland, May 3rd, 2010 – Last weekend the 4X World Cup season celebrated the kick off in Houffalize, Belgium. The Swiss Roger Rinderknecht dominated the heats until the finals and got fourth behind the winner Jared Graves (AUS) – Tomas Slavik (CZE) got 2nd and Michael Prokop (CZE) finished 3rd.

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U.S. BICYCLE ROUTE SYSTEM: BUILD IT. BIKE IT. BE A PART OF IT.


Grassroots fundraiser kicks off today to raise $20,000 or more to help build the emerging U.S. Bicycle Route System Missoula, Montana — This morning, Adventure Cycling Association kicked off a unique grassroots fundraising effort to raise $20,000 or more to support ongoing organizing and cartographic efforts for the emerging U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) — […]

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Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race


The Ergon-sponsored Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race is not to be taken lightly. The race website tells the story:

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Rockgardn JAG Goggles Review


Huge, “picture window” range of vision Impact resistant, anti-scratch and anti-fog treated polycarbonate lenses with tear-off posts Plush, triple-layer face foam wicks away perspiration Anti-slip, silicone-lined band Comes with carrying bag Tear-Off 10 packs, replacement clear, smoke, and persimmon lenses available. Price: $37.00 product page – per Rockgardn.com Rockgardn JAG Goggles Goggles for me have […]

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Avoid Late Fees – Register Today!


Avoid Late Fees – Register Today! – Register Early at Sea Otter Classic to Avoid Late Fees. source:

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Specialized wins Bicycle Friendly Business gold award


Morgan Hill, CA – March 16, 2010 – The League of American Bicyclists presented Specialized Bicycle Components with a Bicycle Friendly Business Gold award at the 10th Anniversary National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 9, 2010. The Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program recognizes employers’ efforts to encourage a more bicycle friendly atmosphere for […]

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Olympians Complete Successful Training Camp Performance Cycling Camps


Victoria B.C. – Performance Cycling Camps (PCC) successfully completed their inaugural camp, held March 8-14, 2010, Victoria B.C. The first camp hosted by Parkside Resort and Spa in downtown Victoria was an absolute success. During the week, clients were exposed to a scaled version of the training a professional cyclist would undergo in preparation for […]

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February Newsletter – Sea Otter Classic


Staying Healthy Pre-Race Season Sponsor Spotlight Specialized Dealer Grant Program BikeRadar.com Launches Sea Otter Classic Channel Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Recycles SOC Supports the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund Social Media Giveaways Special Offers 3-Day Action Photography Clinic with Ian Hylands. Learn to shoot like the pros, more information available here. Sea Otter Classic website […]

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The Rip9 Frame and Package Review


Strengths -Stiff front end -Climbing efficiency -Huge rear tire mud clearance -Cable stays for seatpost control cable -Attention to detail in the right places; welded rockers, high end bearings, multi-axle option Weaknesses -Cable routing around the rear triangle could use more attention -Shock options -More color options? Reviewer: Thomas Tran The guys at Niner Bikes […]

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X-Fusion Announces the Signing of Aaron Chase


For 2010 we are pleased to announce that we have brought aboard one of the most talented all around riders in the bike industry with Aaron Chase. One of the greatest qualities that Aaron has is that he completely kills it on a bike no matter what he is doing. He has raced at the […]

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CYCLE CLOTHING COMPANY PICKS US TEAM – Royal Racing


Denver, CO- December 23, 2009 – Mountain bike clothing manufacturer, Royal Racing, has announced the establishment of its US operation.  Union Sports Group LLC (USG LLC) will have the sole responsibility for the distribution of all Royal Racing products in both North and South America. USG LLC will be based in Denver Colorado and be […]

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Start the New Year with a brand new CamelBak®


Ten All-Mountain Freeride hydration packs are up for grabs in a New Year’s Day raffle. December 23rd, 2009 – If you are a fan of CamelBak, you should take a second to enter their New Year’s Day raffle. Win one of the ten All-Mountain Freeride hydration packs that will be given away. Simply answer a […]

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Pedaling: A New Web TV Series


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NICA and Colorado High School Cycling League Receive Founding Support from Easton Foundation


BERKELEY, CA — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association gratefully announces it has received foundation matching grants from the Easton Foundations for both the national association and the newest chapter, the Colorado High School Cycling League, which launched in October 2009. Matt Fritzinger, founder of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), and the successful NorCal High […]

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BCBR 2009 Season's Greetings


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Basagoitia's Epic Kona Ride Continues Through 2011


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Bicycle Chains and Chain Connector Links Recalled by SRAM Due to Fall Hazard


NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2009 Release # 09-342 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 346-2928 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Bicycle Chains and Chain Connector Links Recalled by SRAM Due to Fall Hazard

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CRC 25 Years Old


Now entering the twenty fifth year of trading, Chain Reaction Cycles are well known throughout the world shipping to over 140 countries every day. The world’s largest online bike store has grown through hard work, a strong family ethos and investment in stock, systems and most importantly people. Here’s the story of how we came […]

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Vienna Air King 2010 dirt jump comp on April 10th and 11th


Vienna, Austria, December 21st – The Vienna Air King celebrates its fifth anniversary on April 10th and 11th 2010. The visitors of the ARGUS Bike Festival will see the big names of the dirt jumping scene battling for an overall prize money of 7,500 Euros in front of the picturesque Viennese city hall. In 2009, […]

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Transition Syren Review – Women's Specific Freeride


Test Rider name: Tiffany Allmandinger Age: 33 Height: 5’6” Inseam: 33” Weight: 135 lbs Bike: Transition Syren Size: M Kit: All Mountain Build Kit Syren Frame with 2010 Fox Racing Shocks – DHX 5 AIR Rear Shock $1,626.00 USD Parts Kit – All Mountain $1,279.00 USD www.transitionbikes.com Pros: Stable Great build kit Excellent fit Cons: […]

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Coming 01.01.2010… The Transition TR450


The Transition TR450 is set to arrive in January 2010. In preparation for this highly anticipated bike, Transition Bikes has embarked on a new race project. Youtube: target=”_self”> ABOUT TRANSITION BIKES Our philosophy is simple, Rider Owned for Life since 2001. It is not a slick marketing slogan but something that defines who we are […]

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Completely Unique and Innovative Holiday Company Launches New Years Day


FRESH APPROACH TO MOUNTAIN BIKING HOLIDAYS IS SET TO REDEFINE RIDERS EXPECTATIONS New Year’s Day sees the launch of an innovative new mountain biking Holiday Company which aims to offer a completely unique approach for riders. Singletrack Safari, based in Devon in the UK, offers a range of holiday destinations throughout Europe by moving its […]

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GLACIER BIKES OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES NEW MOUNTAIN LINE, ROAD, AND ADOPTS THE BB30 STANDARD


Glacier Bikes is proud to announce major evolutions in its line up for 2010. Beginning next March, Glacier Bikes will expand its line up by offering a redesigned road bike, a time trial bike and a hard-tail mountain bike. All will continue to be made from the super high modulus Mitsubishi TR50-15L carbon and will […]

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LUNA Chix sign Amy Dombroski


Team LUNA Chix has just signed Amy Dombroski, US National U23 Champion in Cyclocross (3x), Cross-Country Mountain Bike, and Road Race for 2010.

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Spectrum – Full movie online on watch26.tv


December 16th, 2009 – Fullface Productions in co-operation with dolekop.com and watch26.tv brings you Spectrum – the best mountain bike movie from eastern Europe so far! The trailer already had a nice impact in the scene and had many views worldwide. Spectrum features all aspects of gravity riding, as well as street and dirt – […]

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CRANK FOR THE BANK Bicycle Food Drive THIS SATURDAY, Dec. 19!!!


Gestalt Haus Fairfax and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) present Crank for the Bank, a bicycle food drive for Marin Community Food Bank. Meet at the Fairfax Cyclery parking lot at 2020 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. at HIGH NOON with your bike, a large messenger bag, backpack, panniers, cargo bike or trailer; and $15 […]

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Red Bull ILlume IMAGE QUEST 2010 IS ON – CONTEST


After the spectacular success of the first Red Bull Illume Image Quest, the world’s biggest photography contest for action and adventure sports now returns for a new edition – and you can be part of it! With the first contest already resulting in a staggering 2000 international photographers submitting their pictures and the 50 finalist […]

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New Executive Director Sought for NorCal High School Cycling League


BERKELEY, Calif.–The Northern California High School Cycling League is looking for a new executive director to replace the founder and outgoing executive director, Matt Fritzinger, who is moving on to build the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). Having founded and built the NorCal League, Fritzinger is now finding all his time taken up by work […]

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