News: Cannondale Annouces New Trail Bike: The Habit

Jerome Clementz on the new Habit (photo: Cannondale)

Cannondale has an all-new bike, the Habit. It’s a 120mm-travel full suspension rig with 27.5″ wheels. Numerous spec levels are available, from the entry-level aluminum Habit 6 ($1,950) to the no-expense-spared Habit Carbon Black Inc. That bike comes with a Shimano XTR Di2 drivetrain and ENVE wheels and will set you back $12,250. The Habit …

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Press Release: Enduro World Series Stop in Crested Butte Canceled Due to Fatality

The beginning of the 2015 Stage 3. Photo from the 2014 Crested Butte Ultra Enduro. Taken by Nick Ontiveros.

We’ve received official confirmation from Enduro World Series that there was a fatality during the today’s first stage here in Crested Butte, Colorado. The official release from EWS follows: It is with the deepest regret that Big Mountain Enduro and the Enduro World Series announce that there was a serious accident during Stage 3, the …

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Vote for the 2015 MTB Hall of Fame Inductees

Photo: Marin Museum of Bicycling.

Each year the mountain bike hall of fame inducts individuals who have contributed to the sport of mountain biking in a big way and you can vote for favorites! This year’s nominees include an athlete, race promoter, bike designer, trail builders, magazine founder, and a video producer. Reading through the bios, it’s clear each has made …

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News: Marzocchi Closing Doors on MTB Business (Maybe)

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In case you missed it, Tenneco, the Lake Forest, IL company that owns Marzocchi, announced its “intention to discontinue its Marzocchi motor bike fork suspension business and its mountain bike business, and liquidate its Marzocchi operations.” While many have taken this to mean the company is shutting down its mountain bike suspension business for good, …

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News: Salsa Debuts New 27.5+ Trail Bike, the Pony Rustler

The Pony Rustler in prototype form at the Sea Otter Classic

We first spotted the new Salsa at the WTB booth during the Sea Otter Classic, and at the time speculated that the 27.5+ bike was based on their Horsethief trail bike. With the details Salsa released on the Pony Rustler, it looks like we were on to something. The Pony Rustler features 120mm of rear …

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News: Specialized Launches Turbo Levo Pedal Assist Mountain Bike

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Specialized recently announced the Turbo Levo, an electric pedal-assist trail bike. In the press release, Specialized is sure to mention the pedal-assist thing several times. They are making a clear distinction between the Turbo Levo and electric bikes. The key difference? There is no throttle on the Levo; the system is only engaged while you’re …

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New GoPro Hero4 is 50% Smaller Than Original!

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Today GoPro announced a new version of the Hero4 action camera called the Hero4 Session that’s 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the Hero4 Silver and Black models. Surprisingly, it appears the Session gets roughly the same battery life as the Silver and Black models, though the Session maxes out at 1440p video resolution while …

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News: Santa Cruz Bicycles Sold to Dutch Company

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In case you missed it over the weekend, Santa Cruz bikes was sold to Dutch company Pon Holdings, which also owns bike brands Focus, Cervelo, and others. In addition to bicycles, Pon Holdings also imports car brands like Volkswagen and Lamborghini into the Netherlands, specializing in logistics, marketing, distribution, and service for everything from vehicles …

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News: Trek Announces Two New XC Race Bikes

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Listen up hammerheads: today Trek announced an updated Top Fuel — their full suspension XC bike — and the Procaliber SL, a hardtail featuring their IsoSpeed decoupler. Iso-what-so? If you follow road cycling at all, you may be familiar with Trek’s IsoSpeed decoupler from their Domane line of bikes. Basically, the seat tube is decoupled …

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News: Ibis Announces Two New Ripley 29ers

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Ibis has just announced the launch of two brand-new Ripley 29ers this morning. According to Ibis, here’s what’s new in the new twins: Two geometry options: The nimble geometry of the original or a new school long and slack version called the Ripley LS Internal cable routing using our flexible and easy to setup port system Increased …

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