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Multiple Land Acquisitions Could Net Massive NorCal Trail Network

Mountain bikers in Northern California have serious cause for celebration. In a move to link a number of existing trails, two new land acquisitions could net a 100-plus-miles of interconnected singletrack.

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2014 Rockshox Vivid Rear Shocks – Available only for Pro Riders

Rockshox hunkered down in their Colorado R&D facility to recreate their Vivid rear shocks. But alas, there is a catch. You need to have a professional downhill racing license to buy it.

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News: Easton Offers Free Hub Upgrade Kit

Easton has announced a bearing upgrade for its M1-series rear hubs to boost durability and make the hubs compatible with the popular rear thru-axle systems. Easton currently uses these hubs in its EC90 XC, EA90 XC, EC70 Trail, Haven, Haven Carbon, Havoc, and EA90 XD wheelsets. The first change is the elimination of the adjustable […]

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Cannondale 2013 Factory MTB Team Part 2

Cannondale presented its eight-rider Factory Racing mountain bike team in Finale Ligure this week. Here’s a selection of photos from this Italian cycling paradise.

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Cannondale Introduces 2013 Factory MTB Team

Cannondale unveiled its eight-rider international mountain bike team in Finale Ligure, Italy, this week. Check out this behind the scenes look at the proceedings.

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BetterRide Releases Expanded 2013 Summer Schedule for Skills Camps

Becoming a better mountain biker is something we all wish we could do, but seldom do anything about. But just stop for a minute and think how much more fun your weekend rides would be if you could hit that double you’ve had your eye on for months. Think how easy those big drops would […]

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Gallery: SCOTT-3Rox Winter Training Camp

Your average weekend warrior bike racer’s version of winter training typically involves the ugly reality of riding inside — or not training at all. But most pros aren’t subject to the constraints of forced time in cold weather climates. Instead, they often head to warm-weather locales. Tucson, San Diego, Majorca, anyone? Thus it was with […]

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Trips for Kids to Host 15th Annual Brews, Bikes and Bucks Bash

Mountain bike legends and Marin County community members join forces to raise funds for youth cycling programs at annual raffle event Trips for Kids is a great non-profit organization that provides mountain bike outings and environmental education for kids who would not otherwise be exposed to such a healthy and fun activity, sport, hobby. I […]

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2013 crankbrothers Race Club partners with Scott USA and Magura

Introduction by Francis Cebedo Now this is pretty cool. The crankbrothers Race Club XC team has partnered with Leelikesbikes.com. Why is that good? Well mtbr realizes that everyone can get better at descending and bike handling on technical terrain. While most race teams focus all their efforts on climbing, descending has become an afterthought and […]

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Aaron Gwin Joins Specialized for 2013

Update: Jan. 8 Wow, this story just broke last night and we’re updating it already this morning. It seems there is a legal hurdle for Aaron Gwin to join Specialized. Reports say he signed an LOI document (Letter of Intent) with Trek back in August. A Letter of Intent. A Letter of Intent is: LOIs […]

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Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Hosts Trailfest

Help Restore Storm Damaged Norcal Trails and Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship – January 19, 2013 at Nakoma Resort in Clio, CA We recently received info from Tara Stone (Trail Programs Director for the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship) about an event that they are holding to help bring in some […]

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USA Cycling Announces 2013 Pro Gravity, Pro Ultra-Endurance MTB Tours

Some exciting news from USA Cycling has been announced recently with the increase to 10 races this coming season (up from 6 this past year). The Gravity Tour expands with a new Boulder City, NV stop and two in California. The Pro UET also returns with four events for the endurance mountain bikers out there. […]

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2013 Scott Pro Mountain Bike Team Announced

Scott Sports has recently announced their Pro Mountain Bike Team set for a full 2013 season with 10 racers including Cameraon Dodge and Nathaniel Williams. The team races on the Scott Scale 900 RC and Scott Spark 900 RC. Look for them at a forthcoming race near you! Official Scott info below. On the East […]

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California Enduro Series Announced for 2013

(Latest Update! Mtbr is happy to report that the previous naming rights issues have been fully resolved and Evan Turpen is rejoining the California Enduro Series organization. Mark Davidson (on behalf of the California Enduro Series organization) said, “Evan brings passion and vision to the enduro race format and we welcome him back. This is […]

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Hans Rey Helps Locals Envision the Future of Urban Mountain Biking

San Francisco has roughly 35 dog parks, 7 golf courses, 51 community gardens and 17.9 % of the city is reserved as Park land. But not a single bike park. A group called San Francisco Urban Riders has been pushing to bring a bicycle skills park to a planned out location in McLaren Park and […]

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Join Aaron Gwin in supporting high school mountain biking November 17th

World Cup Champion Aaron Gwin Highlights SoCal CycleFest 2012 Benefiting High School Mountain Biking Riverside, Calif. — The 2012/13 High School Mountain Bike season kicks off November 17, 2012 with SoCal CycleFest, a gala fundraising event in support of high school mountain biking. This year’s CycleFest takes place at Meanda Grove in Riverside. This annual event […]

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SRAM MTB News – World Bicycle Relief, Red Bull Rampage, Superenduro and London’s bronze

Rampage is an awe-inspiring event to the eye and raw on the body of those who participate. While no single athlete can claim two victories, SRAM can proudly celebrate its third in a row.

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Trips for Kids Founder Receives Humanitarian Service Award

Trips for Kids Founder Receives Prestigious University of Michigan Humanitarian Service Award San Rafael, Calif. – November 5, 2012- The University of Michigan College of Letters, Sciences and Arts announced that alumnus Marilyn Price, class of 1962, is the recipient of the LSA Humanitarian Service Award because of her work with Trips for Kids®. The Humanitarian […]

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@cme FlatFree “Disaster-Proof” Wheelsets Offers Free Shipping in November

Hurricane Sandy Highlights Need for No-Flat Tire Systems Fullerton, CA (CFEpr+) Nov. 2, 2012 – @cme FlatFree Wheel Systems is making their pre-mounted wheel and tire sets available with no shipping costs for the month of November, in reaction to the cycling needs of Hurricane Sandy victims and people who want and need a bike […]

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SR Suntour Werx at the 2012 Red Bull Rampage 2012 Slideshow

Slideshow from the Red Bull Rampage 2012 with SR SUNTOUR WERX Teamrider Garett Buehler and James Doerfling. Photos by Hoshi Yoshida.

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Sombrio’s Wheels for Life Pumptrack Jam

“Wheels for Life Pumptrack Jam” Sombrio sets up their pumptrack in San Francisco San Francisco, CA – Sombrio is teaming up with Bike Magazine, Boombotix and Ride SFO to bring their pumptrack to San Francisco this Saturday, November 3. Everyone is invited to join the party. The pumptrack will be set up from 3pm to […]

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Niner News – Complete Bikes, S.I.R. 9 and New Colors, Autumn Travels

Complete Bikes Introducing more ways to get rolling on a Niner - complete bikes that arrive at your Niner Dealer with all the components necessary to hit the trails. Our Star Builds represent our most popular Niner configurations at various price levels from Mild to Wild: 5-Star Best paired with Niner’s RDO frames, our “spare no expense” […]

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Hutchinson Tires Launches Dealer Direct and Rep Program Strategy

Hutchinson Tires launches dealer direct program in the US market Rahsaan Bahati is first regional rep Trenton, New Jersey, October 30, 2012—Hutchinson Tires launches dealer direct program in the US market. Hutchinson’s first regional rep is Rahsaan Bahati who will cover the Southern California territory.Kevin Buchet, Hutchinson’s North American Sales and Marketing Manager confirms, “This […]

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POC Downhill Enduro presented by E-Thirteen at Plattekill Bike Park

POC Eastern States Cup First Annual “Last Chance For Glory” POC Downhill Enduro presented by E-Thirteen At Plattekill Bike Park The POC Eastern States Cup, POC Sports and E-Thirteen are excited to present the First Annual “Last Chance For Glory” POC Downhill Enduro Race at Plattekill Bike Park on November 10-11, 2012. This event is […]

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Undefeated, Anne Caroline Chausson signs with Ibis for Two More Years

Around our corner of California (the San Francisco Bay Area), there’s a lot of sports talk about a sweep that just happened. While most people are talking about the San Francisco Giants sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the World Series*, the dynasty that is on our mind is that of Anne Caroline Chausson. Anne is finishing up her second year riding for […]

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