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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Trek Bikes To Donate $1 Million to High School MTB Racing

High School Mountain Bike Championships in Novato California, 2013.  Photo by Karl Nielsen Photography
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Over the course of the next five years, Trek Bikes is “pledging more than $1,000,000 in contributions” to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), according to a recent press release. See Also: “‘I Wish They Had That When I Was in High School!’ How NICA Continues to Inspire“ “Beginning in 2017, Trek will be contributing …

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Canfield Brothers Releases Nimble 9 Boost

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Nimble 9 (N9) owners have enjoyed varying success stuffing plus-sized 27.5″ tires in previous generations of the all-steel, all-mountain 29er we recently highlighted as one of the most capable, hardcore hardtails, but that changes with the introduction of the all-new, Nimble 9 Boost. While most N9 features have carried over for this newest iteration, the …

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Vail Resorts Buys Whistler-Blackcomb for $1.1 Billion

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Vail Resorts has acquired yet another internationally-renowned ski resort: Whistler-Blackcomb. In a $1.1 billion (US) deal, expected to close this fall, Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort (and yes, the mountain biking mecca Whistler Bike Park) will join the megalithic Vail Resorts conglomerate. According to USA Today, “As part of the deal. . .Vail Resorts would acquire 100 percent of …

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Rider-Owned Startup, Terrene Tires, Aims to Break Into Competitive Tire Industry

The Chunk in action. All photos courtesy of Terrene.

The tire industry is known to be cost-prohibitive, due to the significant costs for tire molds, tooling, long lead times, and the number of models that a competitive brand must provide. Despite those barriers, Joe Yang and Tim Krueger decided to attempt to break into the industry with a small startup. “We are taking a different …

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Salsa Introduces New EXP Bag Line

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In addition to a couple new bikes and some revamps, Salsa has introduced its new line of bags, the EXP series, for 2017. These bags are designed specifically to fit on their bikes, though most of them seem versatile enough to put on many other mountain bikes as well. Frame Bag Salsa first designed this frame bag around the …

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Breaking News: PricePoint.com Going Out of Business

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The rumors have been swirling for months, but it’s been confirmed: PricePoint.com is going out of business. PricePoint has been one of the premier sources of online mountain bike parts in the United States, and has been “building strong relationships in the industry for over 20 years,” according to their website. PricePoint has been so …

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Salsa Unveils Two New Plus Bikes: The Woodsmoke and the Timberjack

Woodsmoke 29+ XO1 in Warm Red.
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Salsa Cycles’ annual product launch event, dubbed “Saddle Drive,” is currently taking place at Northstar near Lake Tahoe, California. In conjunction with the event, they’ve released details to the public on their updated product line. While many of the bikes only saw minor tweaks and modifications, Salsa did unveil two new plus-size mountain bikes: the …

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