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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