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Full disclosure, this is my first gravel bike. When gravel bikes entered the scene a few years, I initially remarked to myself this was another bike industry push to create something new and drive sales.


Bontrager released the Blaze WaveCel helmet half way through the season last year and it has a new take on the rotational injury protection.


The Enduro World Series (EWS) has announced that round three has been added to the list of races postponed in an effort to help contain the global spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus).


A few days before COVID-19 hit the old continent hard, our media team had the chance to film with Andreu Lacondeguy, at his home, in Catalonia.



This has no doubt been an incredibly challenging time. With 37 resorts spread across 15 states and three countries, we – like the rest of the world – have been closely tracking every new development related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been in constant contact with local health officials for guidance.

 


Out of concern for the health and safety of our riders and other stakeholders, following recent advice received from the Western Cape Government, we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Absa Cape Epic due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic .




When Mathieu van der Poel turned the cycling world on its head by winning cyclocross, road and mountain bike races on the biggest stage, fans were amazed. He also opened the door for a generation of riders who see their futures on the road, in the mountains and boggy fields.



Standing in the finish corral having bested a stacked field of some of the world’s fastest and most skilled riders, Kyle Strait (USA) could still barely believe he’d managed to tame the new 100% Dual Slalom Rotorua track.


It was a familiar top step of the podium today at Crankworx Rotorua, with the former King and Queen of the Crankworx World Tour, Sam Blenkinsop (NZL) and Jill Kintner (USA), each stepping back up to take the win today in the Rotorua Air DH presented by Bosch.


Through sweat and dust, two non-local Kiwis rose to the challenge to take the win in the first event of Crankworx Rotorua 2020. Wellington’s Rae Morrison accomplished total stage domination, while New Plymouth’s Eddie Masters took four out of six stages over the course of the day.


In 2017, during an interview at Red Bull Joyride, Slopestyle legend Brandon Semenuk said that Emil would be “the next unstoppable dude on the circuit.”





Three weeks from now on Saturday, March 7, all the action, excitement, inspiration and drama of the highest level of Slopestyle mountain biking will take flight for another season.


Since the 2019 Fort William World Cup, the Commencal/Vallnord Team riders were on a new Supreme adaptation. It had its first race, first win under Amaury Pierron. To be followed by two other beautiful victories in Les Gets and Lenzerheide.



Bontrager released a new pair of the clippless Rally shoes this summer, with clean lines and a smooth design, right out of the box they look super nice and have a good feeling of being durable and long lasting.


Is there a better way to start the year than with a short trip to the Mediterranean? That’s exactly what Austrian mountain bike star Fabio Wibmer thought, so he packed his bags, grabbed his brand-new Canyon Torque and hopped on the plane to Israel. In the first video featuring his new bike, Fabio rides across the Middle Eastern country, discovering plenty of bike spots along the way, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and from the Dead Sea to Eilat and the Red Sea down south.



Going big from a whole different angle! DJ Brandt is back in the desert living his best life in Freedom 35.



David Cachon has had a great year of travel and crazy bike trips. Here is his look back at what he got up to this year.



ith the first snowfall in Sweden coming in fast, outdoor riding on dirt jumps is out of the question, so the Swedes flock inside to the dark, into skateparks to practice their crafts and hone their skills for the upcoming season.


I would consider my choice in brakes to be somewhat of a broken record playing the same piece over and over again.