Ergon Reviews and News


Dream Build: Santa Cruz Hightower with all the trimmings


This Santa Cruz Hightower with dreamy component spec is admittedly a little over the top. But when you live and ride in a place like Crested Butte, your bike should be worth more than your car.

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Best of Interbike 2016


Who knows exactly how many products we see during the three-day Interbike trade show. But some just stand out more than others. Here are 20 of our absolute favorites.

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Ergon Interbike 2016


From new grips and insoles to a feature-rich hydration pack, Ergon boasts a wide range of new products for just about every riding style.

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Ergon previews new DH GD1 grips and SMD2 saddle


Ergon has a penchant for thinking differently when it comes to ordinary products. It’s earned the German company a legion of fans, but can they win over the DH crowd with their latest gravity-specific offerings?

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Genius stocking stuffers under $50


Holiday gift guides for enthusiasts can be a challenge. How do you know what’s really good? How do you know if the mountain biker on your shopping list already has something? Well, here are some affordable gift ideas that every mountain biker needs.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the crazy competitive cross-country racer


If low weight, speed and efficiency are what matters most, these 10 gifts should be on your holiday shopping list.

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Review: Ergon BX1 hydration pack


If a simple, minimalist pack for your daily rip around your local trails is what you’re searching for, the Ergon BX1 provides sufficient carrying capacity for the essentials in a well-organized, lightweight design. Find out more in our full review.

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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel


This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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Ergon Interbike 2015


For 2016, Ergon has a new saddle designed for all day comfort, as well as slimmer version of their popular GE1 grip.

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Eurobike 2015: Ergon has new saddles and enduro backpacks


Ergon has always been keen on ergonomics and comfort. This philosophy has lead into two new saddle lines. Also featured is the BE2 enduro backpack, which now has a limited edition and a bigger sibling, the BE3. Lastly, updates for the BX3 backpack are also highlighted.

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Topeak-Ergon’s Lakata fastest on stage 1 of Breck Epic


The six-day Breck Epic cross country stage race kicked off Sunday with the Pennsylvania Loop, a 35.8-mille high altitude effort with a leg and lung busting 5080 feet of climbing.

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How-to: Taking mountain bike selfies like a boss


Trials ace and media maven Jeff Lenosky lets us in on his tips for taking better trail selfies.

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In the Queue: A look at what’s new in Mtbr’s review hopper


In the Queue: What rolled in to our office this week? Well, let’s see–new bikes from Marin and Ghost, as well as WTB’s feathery new saddle and a portable pressure washer called the MountainWasher.

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How-to: Jeff Lenosky shows us how to ride up steep inclines


Jeff Lenosky’s monthly how-to column focuses on proper technique for conquering steep inclines.

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How-to: The skinny on riding skinnies according to Jeff Lenosky


In this month’s episode, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky gives us some tips on how to keep our balance and ride skinnies.

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How-to: Trials ace Jeff Lenosky shows you how to ‘punch’ trail obstacles


In his first Mtbr column, mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky shows us how to the “front touch” or “punch”—a move that makes riding over trail obstacles faster and more fun.

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Video: A retrospective of new Mtbr how-to contributor Jeff Lenosky


Tomorrow, Mtbr launches our first “how-to” with mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky—today we take a look at his awesome mountain bike filmography.

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After Otter: Final round of Sea Otter gems


Here we bring you a few more gems from the great consumer tradeshow of the US known as Sea Otter. The pro racing events have dwindled but the cool products being introduced and displayed make the event so worthwhile.

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Four cool, new school mountain bike saddles for enduro, 29er and 27.5 bikes


With the rise of bigger wheels, new geometries and longer travel, saddle manufacturers are responding with models aimed specifically at 29er, 27.5 and enduro targets. Click through to find out what makes these seats different from the ones you’ve been riding for years.

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Just In: Ergon GE1 Grips


The new GE1 grip follows along the design’s concepts of their existing GA1 series of grips. The grip was developed for gravity specific mountain biking, and it utilizes two rubber compounds for damping purposes and a textured section which works opposite the direction of hand rotation to help for a more secure hold.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Stocking Stuffers for Mountain Bikers


A real list of items that you can buy for that special mountain biker in your life. These gifts won’t break the bank, since most of them are under $30. But just because they aren’t expensive doesn’t mean they won’t make an impression (favorable, of course)!

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Interbike 2013: Ergon Saddles, Grips and More


For 2014, Ergon has the new SME3 Enduro saddle, SRX3 Cyclocross saddle, GE1 Enduro grips, BP100 back protector, and the revamped BA3 pack.

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Just in: 2013 Ergon HE2, HA2 and HX2 Gloves


Lightweight gloves that protect you while maximizing feel and control are highlighted here.

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Ergon BX2 Review


European pack companies have always made their products comfortable and conformable, with excellent weight carrying attributes and incredible amount of fit adjustment, and Ergon has been at the forefront of this type of technology. The BX2 is the epitome of this ergonomic thinking, and it’s exceptionally comfortable, ventilates well, carries its load balanced and close […]

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Ergon GA1 Review


These ergonomically shaped All Mountain grips are pretty darn sweet and near perfect. They are durable, comfortable, and their natural anatomic shape means decreased hand and upper body fatigue, and better athletic performance. At first glance they really don’t seem any different than other lock-on grips, but looks are deceiving, as their ergonomic design has […]

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Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic Stage Race


May 29 – June 4, 2011 State College, PA This was the 2nd year for the Transylvania Stage Race – a 7 day, 235 mile stage race in the technical woods of Pennsylvania. In addition to very challenging singletrack, the women’s pro field was the most competitive and stacked of any stage race so far […]

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Niner News June


You asked, we listened. Now available – a sleek, stealthy version of the Air 9 Carbon – for those of you that like to fly under the radar. Carbon texture meets our classic black licorice paint in a bike that would make Darth Vader jealous. See your Niner Dealer to order. Niner is stoked to […]

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Julian Death March


April 10, 2011 Julian, California, USA The Julian Death March lived up to its name this year. This year, Sonya Looney and Jeff Kerkove toed the start line of this 86-mile (138k) mountain bike course, which throws 13,000 ft (4000m) of climbing at the rides while covering a variety of mountain and desert terrain. Consisting […]

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RELEASE: VeloBowl 2011 – Seattle


RELEASE: VeloBowl 2011 – Seattle

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Topeak-Ergon Team News


The machines in 2011 The final curtain falls. The team bikes for 2011 are stripped. The design of the new team bike is final. The sponsors get the riders exclusive material. The team of world champion Alban Lakata, two-times world champion Irina Kalentieva and the triple german champion Wolfram Kurschat, is well prepared for next […]

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2011 Brings The Same Dream Team Roster and New Partners


2011 Brings The Same Dream Team Roster and New Partners The team is preparing to launch into the sixth season with three new partners. The Topeak-Ergon Racing Team goes with an unchanged rider lineup in the 2011 season and starts on Canyon bikes. The team can look back on three world championship titles, three silver […]

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Topeak-Ergon Racer Irina Kalentieva – Authentic, Intimate and behind the scenes


Race Day. This short film gives a unique behind the scenes peek at a professional mountain bikers routine as the race approaches. Not just any professional mountain biker, but the two times World Champion Irina Kalentieva, it is an emotionally charged documentary which catalogues the hours, minutes and seconds in the lead up to the […]

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Topeak-Ergon USA Report: Mellow Johnny's 6 Hour


Mellow Johnny’s 6 Hour Austin, Texas, USA Held on Lance Armstrong’s Juan Pelota Ranch outside of Dripping Springs, Texas, the event was the largest 6-hour turnout in Texas history. Cool morning temperatures greeted riders, but gave way to nearly perfect riding conditions under clear skies. Utilizing a LeMans style start (on foot) the men got […]

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Team Topeak-Ergon USA report: Claro Brasil Ride


Claro Brasil Ride November 14-19, 2010 Bahia, Brasil USA team riders, Sonya Looney and Jeff Kerkove, finalized their 2010 racing season by taking on the new 6-day mountain bike stage race known as the Claro Brasil Ride.  Held in the Bahia region of Brazil, the course offered the riders a mix of technical singletrack, jungle […]

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Ergon BC2 Pack Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ The Ergon BC2 is one of the most interesting packs, that I have ever used, and it’s got some highly innovative and functional features. The foremost is their unique frame system. It uses their flexible Profax PP frame, which transfers 80% of the pack’s load onto the hips, and is […]

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eTopeak-Ergon to attend Claro Brasil Ride Stage Race


eTopeak-Ergon to attend Claro Brasil Ride Stage Race Fort Collins, CO – November traditionally is the kick-off to the off-season for the members of Topeak-Ergon USA.  But, up until November 19th, it will still be race season for Sonya Looney and Jeff Kerkove.  Both riders were recently chosen compete in the 6 day mountain bike […]

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Team Topeak-Ergon USA report: Trans North Georgia (TNGA)


Trans North Georgia Northern Georgia, USA – Saturday, Sept 4th at 8:00 AM 2010 marked the beginning of the inaugural Trans North Georgia, a 350 mile point to point race through the rugged Southern Appellation Mountains. Limited support, navigation and 56,000 feet of elevation gain all add to the challenge of this event. 17 riders […]

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Topeak-Ergon USA report: Bailey HUNDO


Bailey, Colorado, USA The Bailey HUNDO is quickly becoming the premier 100-mile mountain bike race of Colorado. As a new event in 2010, the Bailey HUNDO helps promote mountain biking by supporting Trips For and the newly founded Colorado High School Cycling League. At 6 AM on June 19th, 200 racers toed the line for […]

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Race Report: 6 Hours of Warrior Creek – Team Topeak Ergon USA


April 3, 2010 North Carolina Topeak-Ergon USA members Eddie and Namrita O’Dea joined forces again to compete in the Warrior Creek 6 hour race in North Carolina. The duo was very happy with the quality of the trail and the race organization. Just under 400 racers participated in just the 2nd year of this event […]

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Snake Creek Gap Time Trial #3 Race Report from Team Topeak Ergon-USA


March 6, 2010 Georgia, USA The Snake Creek Gap Time Trial series in Dalton, GA is quickly turning into a Southern favorite for winter racing. The race attracts people from all over the east coast and mid-west US. March 6 was the third and final of the monthly time trails on the rugged 34 mile […]

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24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Race Report from Team Topeak-Ergon USA


February 13-14, 2010 Tucson, Arizona, USA Select members of Team Topeak-Ergon USA have begun their 2010 racing campaigns. Kicking off the season under the warm winter sun of Tucson, AZ, Dave Wiens, Jeff Kerkove, Yuki Saito, Sonya Looney, and guest rider Rebecca Tomaszewski of Team Niner-Ergon tested their early season fitness and equipment in the […]

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ERGON SPONSORED 'KLINIKS' COME TO COLORADO AND GEORGIA


ERGON SPONSORED ‘KLINIKS’ COME TO COLORADO AND GEORGIA Join Topeak-Ergon team riders for free ride and race clinics (that’s Klinik in German!). Now that the riding season is upon us, join Team Topeak-Ergon riders Eddie and Namrita O’Dea in GA and Jeff Kerkove and Sonya Looney in CO as they share their valuable tips, insights, […]

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Ergon Newsletter: March 2009


BACK TO BASICS Back To Basics is a new feature we will be featuring in the next few Ergon Newsletters. As the name implies it will offer a refresher course in Ergon products. Here at Ergon we often receive the same questions and concern via email and at events we travel to. In order to […]

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ERGON TEAMS UP WITH BOULDER MOUNTAIN BIKE ALLIANCE


ERGON TEAMS UP WITH BOULDER MOUNTAIN BIKE ALLIANCE The Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance is a very involved cycling entity in Colorado. For 2009, Ergon is becoming more and more involved with causes similar to the BMA and the Valmont Bike Park. So, what is going on with Ergon and the BMA? Well, on Friday, Feb […]

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Ergon Newsletter: January 2009


BC3 BACKPACK AVAILABLE NOW After many months of high anticipation, the BC3 has finally hit the North American market! Below you will read and see just a small dose of the highlight features. 1. A cycling backpack built to take the punishment of a mountain bike stage race or your day to day commute. Coming […]

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HELP, I NEED NEW GRIPS FOR 2009!


HELP, I NEED NEW GRIPS FOR 2009! Get ready to wrap your hands around this! It’s contest time again! For December we have a new contest up our sleeves. Details are as follows. The end of the 2008 cycling season is upon us. The wear and tear of the season has taken its toll on […]

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Ergon Bikes Newsletter – RACE KLINIK


RACE KLINIK Join Ergon and 55Nine Performance for an Endurance Race Clinic (that’s Klinik in German!). Now that the race season is almost upon us, join Team Topeak-Ergon riders Eddie and Namrita O’Dea as they share their valuable tips, insights, and secrets for success in the sport of endurance mountain bike racing. Topics will include […]

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Ergon Newsletter: November 2008


TEAM TOPEAK-ERGON EXPANDS FOR 2009 Following a successful season in 2008, the Topeak-Ergon Team has expanded in North America for the 2009 campaign. Adding to the current roster of Dave Wiens and Jeff Kerkove, the team looked to add further depth to the roster on and off the bike. For 2009 Topeak-Ergon and its supporting […]

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Ergon Newsletter: October 2008


DAVE WIENS FEATURED IN NEW YORK TIMES Dave Wiens is a simple man. A family man. A passionate man. Dave has been riding and racing his bike longer than most of us, and he is still competing at a high level for the Topeak-Ergon team. Riding his bike went to a whole new level in […]

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Dave Wiens and Ergon in the New York Times


jeff from Ergon sent over this story that appeared in the New York Times.  Here is a bit of the beginning with the rest of the story along with pictures at www.nytimes.com. Beating Lance Armstrong, Then Getting Back to Life GUNNISON, Colo. — This is the man who made Lance Armstrong cry “uncle.” On a […]

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