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iceman2058

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Reply to Coronavirus and MTB Events 7/31/2020 11:59 AM

Some serious reshuffling of the upcoming EWS calendar - props to the organizers for fighting this hard to try and get us back to racing again, no matter how "strange" the schedule may turn out to be: -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Reply to Coronavirus and MTB Events 7/17/2020 2:37 AM

More changes being made to the Enduro World Series for 2020: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Changes to 2020 Trophy of Nations and Championship points The Enduro World Series (EWS) today announces some

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Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 6/22/2020 7:40 AM

Note from the editors: leaks and rumors are all part of the fun here, we get it. We'll be the first to drool over an exciting pic of some bike scooped in the lift lines or out on a trail somewhere (fair game!). But when somebody "leaks" a whole new catalog ... more »

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild Mountain Bike Inventions 6/18/2020 12:16 AM

More weird and wonderful solutions to problems that no longer exist? Who knows why they've been working on this, but that probably goes for a bunch of inventions over the course of history, so we'll just content ourselves with noting that SRAM has filed

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Reply to Eliot Jackson, Santa Cruz Bikes, and racism in our community 6/3/2020 10:41 AM

In this context, there are two other brands who should share the early limelight, Specialized and SRAM. They both posted clear messages expressing their support for the current movements, knowing full well that they would antagonize a portion of their ... more »

Reply to Coronavirus and MTB Events 5/26/2020 9:02 AM

And just after the cautious optimism from the EWS, comes a cold shower from Crankworx: https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Crankworx-Whistler-Cancelled-for-2020,3619. These are strange times we live in...

Reply to Coronavirus and MTB Events 5/26/2020 1:36 AM

Revised EWS schedule has us back to racing at the end of August - fingers crossed! https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Enduro-World-Series-Announces-Dates-for-Austrian-Slovenian-and-French-2020-Rounds,3618

Reply to Coronavirus and MTB Events 5/8/2020 11:54 AM

On the topic of the cancellation of the Downieville Classic and for those wondering what those race fees go towards, here's a link to a story we did a couple of years ago on the history of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and the incredible work they ... more »

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 4/6/2020 12:30 PM

Giant Factory Off-Road Team announcement coming in hot.

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 4/2/2020 9:16 AM

Aaron Chase joins Commencal: -------------------------------------------- We are proud to announce our newest partnership with no other than, Aaron Chase! Aaron has been a respected name in the mountain bike industry for many years, and we are more than

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Reply to Coronavirus and MTB Events 4/1/2020 11:19 PM

Crankworx Innsbruck delayed until September: --------------------------------------------------------------- WHISTLER, B.C. April 1, 2020 - With a few months to go until the next scheduled Crankworx World Tour stop, we have been hoping for the best while ... more »

Reply to What is the Most Convenient and Comfortable Armor!? 3/25/2020 1:49 AM

The pelvis/hips are hard to protect without the bulk. I just received an armored base layer from Fox to test, it's really well made and features slightly padded abrasion patches on the hips as well as built in kneepads (and a chammy). Very comfortable, ... more »

Reply to What is the Most Convenient and Comfortable Armor!? 3/24/2020 1:38 PM

I tested the latest armor from 661 and I was pretty impressed, it's light, comfortable, and breathes fairly well for such a protective piece of equipment. It's also pretty easy to put on and take off. I can see it being something a stubborn and reluctant ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/23/2020 2:21 PM

Fresh hoops for Kona's gravity fiends: https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/ENVE-Joins-Kona-Gravity-Team,3465.

Reply to Coronavirus and MTB Events 3/20/2020 9:49 AM

This press release from the organizers of the XC World Cup in Nove Mesto includes unofficial indications that Losinj is completely cancelled and Maribor likely postponed: ------------------------------------- Press Release: Nove Mesto Difficult situation ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/17/2020 6:09 AM

Unior Devinci now on FOX: https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Unior-Devinci-Factory-Racing-Announces-New-Partnership-with-Fox-Suspension,3459.

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 3/17/2020 6:07 AM

Fresh faces and new partners for Unior Devinci: https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Unior-Devinci-Factory-Racing-Announces-New-Partnership-with-Fox-Suspension,3459.

Reply to Coronavirus and MTB Events 3/11/2020 3:20 AM

Official statement from the UCI: Due to the current pneumonia epidemic (Covid-19) linked to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which has also affected Portugal in recent days, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) must announce that the opening round ... more »