Sea Otter Launches New Festival in Europe

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Sea Otter, arguably the largest cycling festival in the world, has just announced that it will be adding a new Sea Otter event in Europe. Dubbed the “Sea Otter Europe / Costa Brava – Girona Bike Show,” it will be held June 3-4, 2017, in Girona, Spain. “GiOutdoor, a preeminent European sports promotion company, will host …

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Maxxis Adds Ikon to Skinwall Tire Line

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Maxxis has expanded their line of Skinwall tires with the addition of the Ikon. Previously, the Skinwall design was only available in the Ardent and the Minion DHF for trail tires, and the DTH dirt jump tire. The new Skinwall version of the Ikon will be available in a 2.2″ width in both 27.5″ and 29″ models.

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Nino Schurter and Jenny Rissveds Win Gold at the Rio Olympics

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Nino Schurter of Switzerland and Jenny Rissveds of Sweden, both sponsored by Scott Sports and riding the new ultra-lightweight Spark, both took gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics XC mountain bike race. In the men’s race, Jaroslav Kulhavy took silver after a hard-fought battle with Schurter, and Carlos Coloma Nicolas took bronze after a hard-fought battle …

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Pivot Launches All-New 170mm-Travel Firebird

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Pivot Cycles has just announced an all-new Firebird, with 170mm of suspension travel front and back. The new Firebird takes design cues from the Phoenix DH, with “the longest reach measurements in the sport, combined with super-short 16.95″ chainstays and Boost spacing,” according to Pivot. The frame will fit 27.5″ tires up to 2.5″ wide. “The …

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Breaking News: Devinci’s Django Gets Bigger Wheels

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Devinci launched the Django earlier this year as a shorter-travel alternative to the Troy. With 120mm of Split-Pivot rear suspension, 27.5″ wheels, and modern trail geometry, Devinci sought to create a bike that was capable but not overkill for long days. Today, Devinci is announcing a version of the Django with 29″ wheels. The 29er version …

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