Kent Outdoors buys Kona Bikes.

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  • Jan 19, 2022
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At Kona Bicycles, we live for the long, sweet ride, and believe the journey is the best part of any adventure.

Jake100 joins RASOULUTION. Slow clap commences.

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  • Dec 8, 2021
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Jake100.  Photo by: Matteo Andreoli
Jake100. Photo by: Matteo Andreoli

London mountain biker and freestyle wheelie artist ‘Jake100’ has become the latest addition to the RASOULUTION roster of world class athletes.

Emil Johansson – The Forbidden Dream

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  • Nov 26, 2021
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Emil Johnansson.  Rotorua

“It’s not something you dare to dream about to be honest so when it becomes a reality, it’s really hard to process.”

Bontrager releases Flatline mountain bike shoe. Looks nice.

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  • Nov 8, 2021
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Bontrager launched an upgrade to its footwear lineup today, releasing a new version of its popular Flatline Mountain Bike Shoe designed to give flat-pedal riders more confidence to handle harsh terrain on and off the bike.

Crankworx Innsbruck start list.

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  • Jun 10, 2021
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Finn Iles:  Chris Pilling photo

Preliminary start lists have been released for Crankworx Innsbruck, June 16-20. On deck: a deep field of international riders across the board. It’s a very good vibe after a long period of uncertainty in the worlds of racing and events.

Roval Releases Traverse Alloy.

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  • May 24, 2021
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Shred without overthinking it. The brand-new, Tubeless-ready Traverse Alloy brings mountain-taming performance slightly closer to earth with a carefully selected build designed to let riders take full advantage of the low rim and spoke mass.

Open Bike Fest reshuffles its roadmap

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  • May 3, 2021
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The major event dedicated to the bike World in Treviso moves its sights forward to leave the pandemic behind and welcome cycling lovers. A preview in October 2021 and the 5 Directions’ journey will anticipate the fixture of June 2022.

Roval releases 2021 Control Carbon Wheelset.

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  • Apr 26, 2021
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From weekend hot laps to world cup XC qualifiers, the Control Carbon combines the low weight and strength found in our class-leading Control SL rim with the new DT Swiss 350 hubs.

Bontrager releases Line Comp 30 TLR Wheel set.

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  • Apr 20, 2021
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Bontrager introduced all-new Line Comp 30 TLR wheels today, bolstering its popular family of Line mountain bike wheels with an upgraded option that sets a new standard for strength, value, and durability in alloy trail wheels.


XC ready with SCOTT-SRAM

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  • Apr 9, 2021
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Get the inside track from the World's No.1 MTB racing team. From bike setup to race nutrition to tactics Andri Frischknecht will have you ready for the starters gun.

Avancini takes on Capoliveri for seasonal debut in Europe

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  • Apr 7, 2021
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Henrique Avancini in Capoliveri (Credits: Michele Mondini)

The Team Cannondale Factory Racing ace chose Internazionali d'Italia Series to get the Olympic season started in Europe on Monday, April 5th. "Travelling out of Brazil seemed impossible, but now I want to defend the UCI #1.

MET Helmets welcomes Maxime Marotte.

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  • Mar 19, 2021
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As XC season has begun, you might have spotted some MET Helmets in the field! It’s been a while and we are pleased to be back into one of the most challenging disciplines by teaming up with the Santa Cruz FSA Team.


Red Bull continues streak of signing trials riders.

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  • Mar 3, 2021
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Credit: Jason Halayko
Japanese trials and mountain bike star Tomomi Nishikubo had a very special parcel delivered recently. Sharpening his trials skills at a local skate hall, the 28-year-old YouTuber received an urgent message to come home right away. Quickly navigating his bike through the crowded city, Tomomi arrived at home just in time to meet Japanese BMX wizard Rim Nakamura to be handed his welcome present to the circle of the chosen ones: Tomomi’s very own, brand-new Red Bull helmet!

The Japanese bike ninja, who is often compared to trials bike geniuses Danny MacAskill and Fabio Wibmer, rose to international fame with his YouTube videos Ninja Rider 1 + Ninja Rider 2 and especially Chase Her, which expertly showcases Tomomi’s insane skill set, his creativity and his humor. With his latest work Ride to Survive, the rider from Yokohama demonstrates once again why he deserves the honor of a Red Bull helmet.

“I am super happy and excited. Joining the Red Bull family is like a dream come true. It shows that our hard work paid off. I can’t wait to realize future projects with them. I especially want to thank my team for their dedication and the way they surprised me with the helmet.” – Tomomi Nishikubo

As “just” a formal announcement seemed a bit boring, Tomomi’s team decided to surprise him in the best possible way – faking an entire video shoot for Tomomi’s helmet partner POC, who was more than happy to play along. By including Tomomi’s trials idols Danny and Fabio, the surprise is taken to new heights. Completely unaware of the real reason behind his latest shoot, Tomomi had no idea why Rim was at his door. That is, until he unpacks his new Red Bull helmet with his iconic bike ninja logo for the first time and is welcomed to the family. Mission accomplished.