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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.

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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.

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  • May 24, 2019
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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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!

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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.

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  • Jul 17, 2018
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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.

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  • Mar 1, 2018
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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Aug 26, 2017
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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  • Nov 28, 2016
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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
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  • 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.

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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
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  • Aug 3, 2016
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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Jun 2, 2016
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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.

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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.

Leatt Airflex knee & elbow pads.

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  • May 20, 2016
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Years ago when I first started skateboarding, knee pads were the size of small countries. I still have a pair of Pro Designed pads while designed for vert, are large enough that my cat can hide inside them. Those days, designers followed the mantra that more is better.

May 20th. Thus starts another season of awesomeness.

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  • May 17, 2016
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Photo by: James Cattanach. Coast Mountain Photography

While skiers and snowboarders are still enjoying spring snow on Blackcomb Mountain, mountain bikers are gearing up to hit the dirt in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, which opens for the season on Friday, May 20.

I'm rooting for Nyquist.

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  • May 12, 2016
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Ryan Nyquist. Photo by: Lars Scharl

The first two FMB wildcards of the season have been awarded to Ryan Nyquist and Diego Caverzasi. Due to the fact that they were the best placed athletes at the FMB Gold Events Swatch Rocket Air and FISE Montpellier, who have not yet qualified for the Diamond Series stop at Crankworx Les Gets, both riders will be competing at the FMB Diamond Event in France on June 18th.

David Cachon, in the vulture´s nest

  • David Cachon
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  • May 6, 2016
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This is an account of what happens whenever you practise both climbing and MTB while trying to reach the biggest colony of griffon vultures in Europe.

Recycling carbon parts.

  • Chris Armstrong
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  • Apr 22, 2016
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There's no question that carbon fiber makes the fastest, lightest bicycle frames. But what happens to a prototype carbon product that never makes it to your local shop or a frame that was crashed in the Tour de France?

May 20th. We will call that day 1.

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  • Apr 17, 2016
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Sleep now because on May 20 the Whistler Mountain Bike Park will open to riders for the 2016 season. Early Bird pricing is available now until June 10 on Unlimited, Ten Day, Five Day, Twilight and Top Of The World passes, offering riders the chance to save up to $106 on their 2016 Whistler Mountain Bike Park passes. Those who purchase passes before May 22 will also receive bonus offers, including bonus days and bonus buddy days.

Bontrager unveils new American made carbon wheels.

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  • Apr 15, 2016
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Bontrager has unveiled all-new Line XXX MTB wheels in addition to the new Drop Line dropper post, 35mm Line Pro bars and stems, Line Pro flat pedals, and updated tread patterns and sizes for the beloved XR4 and SE4 MTB tires at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA.

BC Bike Race cracks double digits. Still awesome.

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  • Apr 13, 2016
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A decade has gone by since the BC Bike Race began and with it dozens of communities, hundreds of trails, and thousands of kilometers of hand-built singletrack. But most importantly countless smiles, hugs, and celebrations have led us to our ten-year anniversary.

Whistler Blackcomb Releases their vision of the Blackcomb base(s)

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  • Apr 6, 2016
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Late yesterday Whistler Blackcomb released some information about what they envision the next step in development on Blackcomb mountain would be. 

And boy is it a dozey. 

$345 million spent on a variety of buildings, all weather activities, new lift & two new accommodation developments. 

Kintner still the women to beat in pumptrackin'.

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  • Mar 11, 2016
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Photo by: Clint Trahan

After many near wins, Tomas LEMOINE (FRA) finally has his first Crankworx gold medal, and five-time pump track queen Jill KINTNER (USA) her redemption, after an epic Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox at Crankworx Rotorua Friday night.

ABSA Cape Epic, not just for the whippersnappers.

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  • Feb 19, 2016
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In a different category...

There are many races within the bigger Absa Cape Epic race. Most obvious are those for the yellow zebra-striped Men's category jersey and the orange version for Women.

Then there are the special jerseys – Absa African and Exxaro – and those striving for a top 50, top 100 or top half of the field finish. And, of course, riders involved in personal duels against their friends (or enemies, perhaps?).

But few match the intensity of the fight for the blue (Masters), purple (Grand Masters) and green (Mixed) jerseys.

Consider this: in 2015 the winners of the Masters category, for a team in which both riders are over 40-years-old, placed a remarkable 16th overall after a hotly-contested race. At times they were mixing it with the elite professionals.

And the first Grand Masters – both riders over 50 – came home in 29th position overall.

Watch out another Swedish guy is loose on the FMB Tour.

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  • Feb 16, 2016
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Swedish slopestyle athlete Max Fredriksson begins his 2016 season with new partners and a good result from the first FMB World Tour event of the year. For the foreseeable future, the young slopestyle rider from Järfälla, Sweden will be supported by NS Bikes, Monster Energy, Alpinestars, TSG, Oakley and Novatec. Helping him navigate the waters of the professional mountain bike world is the Munich based sports marketing and communication agency, rasoulution. With a solid 4th place already in the bag from White Style in Leogang, Max's season has started well.

Intense Cycles announces 2016 team, still not as fast as Kovarik.

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  • Feb 9, 2016
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Intense Cycles announced its 2016 Factory Race Team last night at an exclusive event they hosted for select members of the media, industry, friends and family at the Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach, CA.

The new roster includes returning team members, Jack Moir (Australia) and Luca Cometti (USA) and adds former Palmer Project junior phenom, Nik Nestoroff (USA) and top World Cup rider Dean Lucas (Australia).

 

¡Muy bien Bontrager!

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  • Feb 9, 2016
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Bontrager will be the official tire supplier of the Andes Pacifico Enduro Race taking place in Chile, February 9th through the 13th. All participants will receive one of Bontrager's durable Super Enduro (SE) mountain bike tires as part of the registration package, to help them combat the rugged conditions that await them on the ancestral trails of Chile. Four-time Downhill and Enduro World Champion, Tracey Moseley, will also be taking on this challenging course. Well-known adventure sports photographer, Sam Needham, will be taking over Bontrager's Instagram account, @ridebontrager, to offer an inside look at Andes Pacifico.

A team actually joining the World Cup Circuit.

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  • Jan 28, 2016
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Nothing says winning like this bunch.

"Having spent a good few days testing and having fun with Transition, it has been so refreshing to see how passionate and involved they are with our sport. I strongly believe that FMD and Transition are an amazing match and together can make big steps in the right direction. They are eager to help us develop as a team and do anything they can to help, which is such a positive feeling going into the season. Let the journey begin!"

- Tahnée Seagrave / Transition Factory Racing

 

Nominate a community member for the 2016 BC Bike Race.

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  • Jan 28, 2016
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BC Bike Race the 'Ultimate Singletrack Experience' and Kazimirski Law Corporation are giving away one entry to the 2016 BC Bike Race, currently 'SOLD OUT'.

The Kazlaw Community Foundation is providing one spot at the BC Bike Race 2016 for someone who 'makes mountain biking happen in his or her community.'

Snow Bike Festival was getting their Fat Bike on over the weekend.

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  • Jan 25, 2016
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A new event title, new destination, and new format: following the huge success of the Snow Epic 2015 in Engelberg (SUI), the innovative fatbike event is now be held at Gstaad (SUI) under the name of Snow Bike Festival. From January 22 to 24, 2016, participants are enjoying 3 days of fatbike action with stage races, Eliminator Night Race, Fun Ride and partys as well as a Fat Bike & Mountain Bike EXPO with many popular exhibitors.

Trek Factory Racing adds two fast ladies to their roster.

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  • Jan 18, 2016
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Trek Factory Racing is proud to announce the addition of two immense talents in the mountain bike world, Katy Winton and Casey Brown. Both will join the Enduro contingent of Trek Factory Racing, with Katy Winton taking on the full Enduro World Series circuit and Casey running a multi-disciplinary schedule of Enduro and Gravity events.

Today's exchange rate: 1 Gwin is worth 1 Loic, 1 Loris & 1 Iles.

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  • Jan 7, 2016
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Yesterday the news came out that the Lappiere Gravity team will now be called the Specialized Gravity team.  While this is great new for everyone in it, as Specialized picked up a whole team to represent them at the world cup level, including the current World Champion and Whistler's own Finn Iles, I really think the more interesting story is that Specialized feels that there is better value in the Gravity team than Aaron Gwin. 

Pavla Havlikova wins the EKZ Cross Tour challenge

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  • Jan 4, 2016
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Pavla Havlikova (right) in action with Northwave Extreme Tech MTB Plus - Credit: De Meerssche

Pavla Havlikova and Northwave opened the new year with a brilliant overall success, conquered at EKZ Cross Tour, a prestigious Swiss cyclocross challenge. Saturday January 2nd, in the last of fifth round, in Meilen, the 32-year-old from Czech consolidated the overall leadership, placing second in the Elite Women Race behind Italian Eva Lechner (Luna Chix Pro Team). The Austrian youngster Nadja Heigl (Focus XC Team) completed the day's podium.

 

No Gwinning for you on Specialized in 2016.

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  • Dec 29, 2015
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Photo credit: Michel Cerveny / Specialized

Aaron joined Specialized for the 2013 season, and although it was a rough year in terms of race results, in many ways it was still a near perfect match-up; Aaron, being multi-time USA DH National Champion and the fastest American downhill racer to come along in at least a decade, and Specialized, a US-based brand dedicated to the pursuit of creating the fastest race bikes and equipment.

 

Italy has a town called Bormio, and people like to bike there.

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  • Dec 18, 2015
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Nadine Rieder is a new, dynamic testimonial for the Italian resort, which is renowned worldwide for its cycling opportunities. The 26-year-old woman's prime focus is mountain biking but she enjoys road cycling and its training benefits ahead of the 2016 season. Around Bormio, Nadine can take full advantage of the high passes such as the Stelvio, the Gavia and Mortirolo, as well as mountain bike trails in the Stelvio National Park and the Bormio wellness facilities which include the three thermal spas QC Terme Bagni Nuovi, Bagni Vecchi and Bormio Terme. Together these opportunities and infrastructure create the ideal environment for athlete training and regeneration.

 

Sauser is going to show the ropes of ABSA Cape Epic to Madolo.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Dec 2, 2015
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Absa Cape Epic legend Christoph Sauser will be riding with Stellenbosch's Sipho Madolo in the 2016 Absa Cape Epic.

The five-time Absa Cape Epic winner, now retired from the professional ranks, has been one of the world's foremost mountain bikers for nearly two decades now.

25-year-old Madolo comes from humble Khayamandi and became a protégé of Sauser when they met at the multiple world champion's songo.info charity project in the township.