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Roval has some new XC wheels.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Sep 13, 2020
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Whether the name of the game is World Cup XC racing, racking up personal KOMs, or bagging peaks and backcountry exploration, it’s fair to say that the game is being played differently these days.

Praise be to Clif Crankworx Summer Series for some racin' to watch.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jul 27, 2020
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Photo by: Fraser Britton

Imagine Finn Iles lining up at the start gate of a Dual Slalom race against Bas van Steenbergen at SilverStar. ALN charging for the win against Vaea Verbeeck in DH racing at Kicking Horse. Mark Wallace challenging Jesse Melamed for Enduro supremacy at Sun Peaks.

 

Angie Rides Bikes.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jul 23, 2020
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Photo by: christian waldegger

Girls and women often have a big respect for riding bike parks, single trails and its possible dangers. But if you end up too tense and stressed on your bike, you will not be able to enjoy the trails or the landscape to the fullest – not to mention the risks that arise exactly through such behavior.

Has RockShox found the goldilocks of forks?

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jul 13, 2020
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The next evolution of single crown awesome is here. We created a whole new breed of fork, designed to challenge the limits and take on the world’s toughest Enduro tracks.

Transition Releases New Model: Spur.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jul 6, 2020
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The Spur provides a sense of connection to the bike as if it were an extension to your body. Fast and efficient with an anti-gravity feel and laser-pointer precision that begs you to climb more, go farther, and descend anything you may encounter along the way.

Lenzerheide World Cup Cancelled.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jul 3, 2020
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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lenzerheide, which has already been postponed from August to September due to the COVID 19 pandemic, cannot take place despite the intensive efforts of the organizing committee.

Tomomi Nishikubo signs with RASOULUTION.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jun 11, 2020
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Photo by: Naoki Morita

When it comes to the agency’s newest athlete, Tarek Rasouli immediately raves: “I've been following him for some time on Instagram and immediately liked him.

Note to self, add Lenzerheide to visit list.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jun 8, 2020
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Photo by: Samatha Saskia Dugon

“A Bike! My Kingdom for a Bike!” This might very well have been an impassioned speech by King Richard III in a Shakespeare play, if he lived in Switzerland in 2020. He would, of course, be referring to Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide, which will open its gates on 6 June for the first time ever.

#ClimbforCovidRelief Fundraiser

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jun 5, 2020
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Photo by: Susie Theis

Kate's special edition SCOTT Spark RC is the perfect tool heading into preparations for an updated UCI MTB racing calendar and to get some climbing in the books supporting her #climbforcovidrelief fundraiser.

Val di Sole and Trentino move sights to 2021 MTB World Championships

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jun 3, 2020
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Following the provisions by the Province of Trento suspending mass events in Trentino until October 15th, 2020, the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and UCI Trials World Cup stages and the Four-Cross World Championships in Val di Sole (Trentino, Northern Italy) are canceled for the 2020 season.

2021 ABSA Cape Epic registration opens May 19.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • May 12, 2020
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Since inception, the Absa Cape Epic has been oversubscribed with riders eager to test their mettle against The Race That Measures All. Entries to the race have, traditionally, sold out in seconds.

Red Bull District Ride Cancelled.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Apr 27, 2020
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photo by: Bartek Wolinski/Red Bull Content Pool

The Red Bull District Ride, with its up to 40.000 expected visitors per day, which was planned for September 4th and 5th has been cancelled.

Crankworx Innsbruck postponed until September 30th.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Apr 2, 2020
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With a few months to go until the next scheduled Crankworx World Tour stop, we have been hoping for the best while monitoring the situation and making sure an alternate line choice was mapped out.

Round three of EWS has been postponed.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Mar 25, 2020
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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).

Whistler Blackcomb & all of Vail's Resorts to shut March 15-22.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Mar 15, 2020
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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.

 

2020 Absa Cape Epic Cancelled.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Mar 13, 2020
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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 .

Rotorua Slopestyle invite list announced.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Feb 10, 2020
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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.

7 questions with Fabio Wibmer

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Nov 29, 2019
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Fabio Wibmer. © Hannes Berger

A good video needs good music. It is exactly because of this that you connect a particular song with your favorite athlete.

EWS Full Calendar has launched.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Nov 15, 2019
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The Enduro World Series (EWS) is excited to announce its full 2020 calendar featuring more races than ever before.

EWS launches race series for retired EWS racers. EWS-E.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Oct 8, 2019
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The Enduro World Series (EWS) is excited to announce it is extending its partnership with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to include the management and development of e-bike enduro racing from 2020 onwards.

Angie Hohenwarter. A bit of a shredder.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jun 28, 2019
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Photo by: Simon Nieborak

The bike season in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is in full swing! Following a packed and successful Opening Weekend, the next scheduled highlight is already around the corner and it’s one especially for the Ladies: from 16-18 August, female shredders can look forward to hitting the trails with pro rider Angie Hohenwarter during a three-day Trail Session.

A diamond hidden in the Pyrenees

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jun 24, 2019
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Photo by: Fernando Marmolejo

A good few years ago I discovered this fantastic valley, it was thanks to my friend and great photographer Mikel Helsing.

13th annual iXS Dirty Masters sounded pretty sick.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jun 3, 2019
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photo by: Kai Brake

What a blast! The 13th iXS Dirt Masters Festival has raised the bar once again thanks to the high variety of contests with stacked line-ups and a stoked crowd on the first two days.

Fresh location for Crankworx Speed Style, Dual Slalom.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • May 24, 2019
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Fraser Britton Photo.

The event: where heroes are made and legends begin. A celebration of what and who mountain biking is today, where it’s come from and where it’s going. An opportunity to bear witness to the living history and progression of the sport. A chance to experience mountain bike culture’s many layers.

Leogang got some upgrades.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • May 3, 2019
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Finally, the time has come: The skiers and snowboarders have left the pistes and starting on May 10, Bikepark Leogang is back in the hands of mountain bikers.

Richie gets a new helmet sponsor. And some french guy too.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Apr 10, 2019
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Progression is a goal that unites us all. Riders dedicate much of their time to getting better, both physically and technically, in order to get the most out of their ride, whether this is about reaching a next summit, getting a faster split time or simply to see more of the world out there.

I'm going to be honest, Scott's new DH team looks pretty good.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Jan 16, 2019
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2019 marks a new beginning for SCOTT Sports. With the SCOTT DH Factory, SCOTT looks to bring fresh talent and ideas to the Downhill World Cup Circuit. With riders from all over the world, the team looks to hunt for podiums week in, week out across both the men’s and women’s fields.

Red Bull continues to broadcast the UCI Merceds-Benz world cup.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Oct 19, 2018
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he Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Red Bull Media House today announced an extension of their exclusive media production and rights partnership. The long-term partnership secures coverage for the 2019 through the 2021 racing seasons.

A kid I haven't heard of, signed with a big agent, so he must be good.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Oct 15, 2018
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Photo by: Bartek Wolinski. Red Bull Content Pool.

There is one name within the German Slopestyle scene that you simply cannot ignore: Erik Fedko. Over the last three years, the 20-year-old has rapidly improved in his riding and has now made the decision to sign with Munich-based sports marketing agency rasoulution GmbH, run by former mountain bike pro-rider Tarek Rasouli.

It's the 2018 World Championships this weekend!

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Sep 7, 2018
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The 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships presented by Mercedes Benz got off to a great start for the host nation as Switzerland took gold in the Cross-Country Team Relay, followed by Germany in second and Denmark in third place. The Parade of Flags featuring the 57 participating nations officially kicked off the biggest mountain bike event of the year.

Your Rookie of the year is: Lucas Huppert.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Aug 28, 2018
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At just 18 years old, Swiss rider Lucas Huppert's slopestyle star is quickly rising and if his 2018 season is anything to go by, he's going to be knocking on the doors of the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship sooner rather than later.

Torquato Testa seems to be doing pretty good at bikes right now.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jul 17, 2018
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Photo Credit: © Dope Hammer

Exactly 7 days after finishing second at the Big White Invitational Slopestyle and winning an FMB Wildcard to Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler, ROSE Rad Squad rider Torquato Testa climbed the top step on the podium of GlemmRide Slopestyle, held in Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria, beating defending champion Thomas Genon.

David Cachon goes to Cáceres - Monfragüe and Valle del Jerte

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • May 30, 2018
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I invite you to a new adventure that will take place in the province of Cáceres, specifically in the Monfragüe National Park and El Valle del Jerte. Maybe for many it is still an unknown area as far as cycling is concerned. Its potential is very high and if you accompany me I will show you places, trails and environments that you will find it hard to forget.

Ibis opens up parking stalls for Lopes & Ibis US Enduro Team.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Apr 30, 2018
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Four time UCI World Champion, and winner of almost every kind of bike race you can think of , Brian Lopes has partnered with Ibis Cycles to launch a US domestic enduro racing team, along with support from DVO Suspension, G-Form Protection, WTB Tires and Saddles, ODI Grips, Wolf Tooth Components, Fox Racing, and Dynaplug.

Trek's Enduro team looks pretty strong.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Mar 1, 2018
  • 2418

The Trek Factory Racing Enduro team is proud to announce its roster for 2018. Coming back to race a full program is Katy Winton, with Casey Brown also racing a number of events. New to the team for 2018 are former Junior DH World Champion Ruaridh Cunningham of Scotland and developing talent Pedro Burns of Chile.

Triathlete is going to give the ABSA Cape Epic a go this year.

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  • Feb 2, 2018
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The IRONMAN Foundation® today announced that the 2018 IMF Mountain Bike Team at the 2018 Absa Cape Epic® will be led by 2014 IRONMAN® World Champion and two-time IRONMAN 70.3® World Champion triathlete, Sebastian Kienle, and Ben Hoffman, six-time IRONMAN Champion and two-time IRONMAN World Championship Top Five finisher.

Norco doubles down on EWS team.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jan 18, 2018
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Norco Bicycles is thrilled to announce that Caro and Anita Gehrig are joining the Norco family as part of the newly formed Norco Twins Racing.

Commencal shakes tree, EWS riders fall out.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jan 18, 2018
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The COMMENCAL VALLNORD Enduro Team is happy to welcome Theotim Trabac as their new rider! The young French rider showed his potential by winning in U21 category the Enduro World Series in Millau last year. This season, he will race in the same category and we're happy to support him in his chase for more podiums!

EWS Qualifier series expands to 25 countries

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jan 15, 2018
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The Enduro World Series (EWS) is coming to a race near you as the list of official Qualifier events grows to 50 races spread across 25 countries and four continents.

An interview with Emil Johansson.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jan 8, 2018
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Photo by: Rich k photography

Many sporting professions boast having certain talents that reach the pinnacle of their game at an early age, winning titles and progressing the sport they have so much passion for. Even though many Slopestyle athletes are pretty young in most cases, this year’s World Champion raised the bar even higher, or should we say lowered it age wise.

Catching up with Emil Johansson.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Sep 15, 2017
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photo by: Rich K Photography.

Emil Johansson has quickly turned out to be a true MTB prodigy. He started his international competition career last year with 26TRIX in Leogang, only a year later he was crowned FMB World Champion.

Basically, Nino Schurter is the best rider.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Sep 11, 2017
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photo by: Armin Kuestenbrueck

Winner of the Cape Epic, winner of 6 out of 6 World Cup races, winner of the World Championships- Whoever thought it'd be impossible to top last year's season with an Olympic- and World Champion title, has to think again after this weekend's MTB World Championships.

Filippo Colombo takes gold for junior womens XC in Cairns.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Sep 7, 2017
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On Thursday September 7th, French Loana Lecomte, 18-year-old biker equipped by Northwave with Extreme XC shoes, took a wonderful silver after a head-to-head with the new World Champion, Austrian Laura Strigger. Swiss Nadia Grod completed the day’s podium.

3D view of Red Bul District Ride Course.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Aug 27, 2017
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This course is a beast! The legendary event Red Bull District Ride will see 20 world-class slopestyle athletes battle it out in the old town of Nuremberg on September 1-2.

Austrian Enduro Champs happening at Schöckl.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Aug 26, 2017
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Foto: Friedrich-Simon-Kugi

he weather had something against the re-activation of racing at Schöckl mountain last year. The premiere of Enduro Gradec was greeted with apocalyptical rainfall and lightning. Still 116 riders stuck to it and raced the extremely slippery stages in pouring rain.

Catching up with Fabio Wibmer.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jul 26, 2017
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Street trials, downhill or enduro bike – give the Austrian a set of handlebars, and he's got it. With his viral videos, crazy stunts and success in the competitions, Fabio has become a household-name in the bike scene. Now he's stepped up his game even more, riding with a Red Bull helmet and recently partnering up with Saalbach Hinterglemm.

Chase, Gregg & Stetson-Lee join up with Leatt.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Apr 13, 2017
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Leatt is proud to announce that three North American bicycle athletes have joined the #LeattFamily! Aaron Chase, Lauren Gregg, and Teal Stetson-Lee will be kitted in Leatt’s high-performance DBX bicycle line for the 2017 season.

Rose bikes annouces 2017 roster and questionable team name.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Mar 29, 2017
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2017 mountain bike season is about to hit it off with a new strong unified force by ROSE Bikes. Six top riders have teamed up under the German bike brand, to showcase their skillset, push the sport and drop some jaws, while hitting the slopes and sending it at the competitions. We had a chat with all the team riders about their new bikes and their thoughts of being part of the ROSE Rad Squad.

Absa Cape Epic to start, some fast people have turned up.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
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photo by: Ashleigh Coetzer

Star-studded field includes Olympic gold medallists and Tour de France winner

Both the men’s reigning Olympic champions, a Tour de France winner, a host of world champions and several previous Absa Cape Epic winners will be in the South African stage race’s strongest field yet when it kicks off on Sunday.

Fox Shox auctioning off 8 different orange forks.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Mar 8, 2017
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During the 2016 race season, we had the top man and woman leading the DH World Cup Series and our top 5 Rampage athletes on orange 40s, along with the man leading the EWS on an orange 36 - now these forks are up for grabs.

ABSA Cape Epic is almost upon us.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Feb 23, 2017
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German Manuel Fumic and Brazilian Henrique Avancini lit up the 2016 Absa Cape Epic with a thrilling win on the Grand Finale – the prestigious final stage.

Lopes was ≥ four kids.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Feb 7, 2017
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Intense Cycles proudly announces its 2017 Factory Race Program. Returning to the team this year are Australian riders Jack Moir (22) and Dean Lucas (21) along with top American Junior, Nik Nestoroff (17). New to the team this year is American, Charlie Harrison (19).

 

Blue Mountain gets a NAET race in 2017.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Feb 3, 2017
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The North American Enduro Tour is excited to announce the 2017 Tour schedule will bring back the old favorites, but add some exciting new twists—including a venture to the East Coast.

The Italian's are taking queues from the UCI. Let's see how good this goes.

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  • Jan 26, 2017
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With one and a half month to go to the first race of the new season, on May 4th in Verona, the Internazionali d’Italia Series’ organizers exposed their ambitious programme during the Italian Cycling Federation’s presentation on the offroad activity on Wednesday January 18th in Milan.

ACC on COM

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jan 17, 2017
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It’s actually a great honour and with huge pride that we will count ACC as part of the family again.

Specialized Gravity running Öhlins this year, signs Miller to team.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jan 11, 2017
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Photo by: Sebastian Schieck

As Specialized Gravity enters its second year on the World Cup circuit, it proudly announces a partnership with renowned suspension leader Öhlins for the 2017 season, with all team riders using exclusively Öhlins suspension, including an all-new downhill-specific fork.

Canyon had the best bike jumpers in 2016

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Nov 28, 2016
  • 1709
Thomas Genon. Photo by: Christoph Laue

The Canyon Factory Freeride Team finished the season with a bang, bringing home gold with the 2016 FMB Factory Team World Championship Title.

Le Voyageur.

  • David Cachon
  • News
  • Nov 21, 2016
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I never tire to repeat that one of the best things that you can do in this life is to travel, and if it is to travel with your bicycle, the thing rises to exponents never before imagined.

The Untold Story of Andy Irons

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  • Oct 26, 2016
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The film is the life story of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons who died at age 32 from a heart attack with the secondary cause being an acute mixture of drugs. Andy and brother Bruce came from humble beginnings on the small Hawaiian island of Kauai.

WTB releases Galaxy saddle to Support Buddy Newman Scholarship.

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  • Oct 14, 2016
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Most of the time our messages to you usually revolve around ripping descents and blasting berms, this one comes to you with deeper thought and words of heavier meaning. Last December, the mountain bike community lost an incredible person when Buddy Newman, graphic designer for WTB, passed away in a car accident.

Just a Wee Day Ooout.

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  • Oct 11, 2016
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Only two weeks after launching his first autobiography, Danny is already adding to his legacy with his next unreal two-wheeled expedition. Unique from anything he’s released before, Danny jumps on his Santa Cruz 5010 CC this time and takes mountain biking to another level.

The third or fourth fastest Aussie to continue on Kona bikes.

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  • Sep 8, 2016
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We’re thrilled to announce Connor Fearon has signed a two year extension of his contract. The young Australian gravity shredder has been piloting a Kona since 2010 and will continue to race his Operator DH machine through the end of 2018.

Ironman buys Cape Epic, hopefully won't throw a run & swim into it.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Aug 18, 2016
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IRONMAN announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire the highly regarded Cape Epic® mountain bike race in South Africa. In addition to operating The Motatapu and The Pioneer multiple stage mountain bike races in New Zealand, the purchase of Cape Epic marks IRONMAN’s biggest step into the mountain biking market, as they aim to grow this race format substantially across the globe.

El Caminito del Rey

  • David Cachon
  • News
  • Aug 3, 2016
  • 3066

David Cachon show us what was once the most dangerous path in the world is now just amazing.

Danny Hart wins at the Lenzerheide world cup.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jul 9, 2016
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Photo by: Dave Trumpore

What a thriller in Lenzerheide! Danny Hart (GBR) wrote history in front of thousands of spectators, when he crossed the finish line just a split second ahead of Aaron Gwin (USA).

My god, Canazei Superenduro photos look awesome.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Jun 25, 2016
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5 Special Stages and 4 uplifts in the hearth of the Dolomites, with the last PS, known as the 'Show', that finishes in town, straight in the middle of the paddock area. Free practice will open on Sunday 19th, while the definitive race tracks will be confirmed by Saturday 25th.

Lopes set to beat you in BC Bike Race again this year.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Jun 21, 2016
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“With celebrating our 10th anniversary this year we are thrilled to be partnering with such an innovative company as Pearl Izumi, and also one that holds the same philosophy of quality and customer satisfaction that we at BC Bike Race do,” says BC Bike Race President, Dean Payne.

Crankworx Fantasy contest.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Jun 2, 2016
  • 2639

A five-day trip-of-a-lifetime to see the Crankworx World Tour wrap in Whistler awaits the lucky fan who can assemble the winning team in the Crankworx Les Gets Fantasy Contest.

The brand new online fantasy sports contest will run from June 16 to 19, during Crankworx Les Gets, at fantasy.crankworx.com.

7 idp Enduro Series.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • May 30, 2016
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It was time for the Enduro Series to get back to the North-Est of France - the second cradle of Enduro discipline.