About the author: John Shafer

John Shafer, a.k.a. Photo-John, is a respected photography expert and adventure photographer. He’s been an Mtbr forum member and contributor since 1999 and you can find his writing and photography across the Web, in mountain bike magazines and on his own Web site, Photo-John.net. John loves big mountains, rocky singletrack, low-visibility powder days, 6-inch trail bikes, coffee and tacos. Look for him pushing his bike uphill, carrying an inappropriate amount of camera gear in an overloaded backpack.

Specialized 2010 Global Press Launch

I am up at Snowbird Ski and Summer resort for the 2010 Specialized Global Press Launch mountain bike presentation. Yesterday I saw the new Stumpjumper, the new Epic 29er, the new Safire and era women’s bikes, and the new 27 pound S-Works Enduro. I also got to ride the carbon S-Works Stumpjumper and the Epic […]

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Red Bull Rampage Rain Delay

The 2008 Red Bull Rampage qualifying is postponed due to stormy weather.

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Red Bull Rampage 2008 – The Evolution

The Red Bull Rampage is back and Mtbr is covering the event! The last Red Bull Rampage took place in Virgin, Utah in 2004. It was the premiere mountain bike freeride competition at the time and is probably most responsible for the slopestyle competitions that exists now. It looked like the 2004 event was going […]

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2008 Deer Valley National

2008 Deer Valley National June 26-29, 2008 The US National Mountain Bike Series (NMBS) makes its fourth stop this season at the Deer Valley ski resort in Park City Utah. Events include Dual Slalom, Downhill, Cross Country, and Super D. Pro Cross Country finals and pro Dual Slalom finals take place on Saturday and pro […]

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Marzocchi 2008 Forks

Marzocchi 2008 Fork Lineup This is the first of three articles on the 2008 Marzocchi suspension product lineup. It goes over the highlights of Marzocchi’s 2008 fork introductions. I will cover a few products, some new features and changes, and then at the end of the article you’ll find links to specific fork images and […]

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