WTB and the Semper Fi Fund Host MTB Event for Wounded Veterans


WTB recently sponsored an event with the Semper Fi Fund in California, hosting 16 physically and/or mentally wounded veterans for a weekend of rides, shuttles, and skills coaching. WTB/Cannondale Overmountain team members Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler were among the pros sharing the stoke with this group of vets, and the whole thing went down on a private …

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Canyon Bicycles Finally Coming to the US in 2017

Canyon Spectral CF

Rumors have swirled for years about direct-to-consumer brand Canyon Bicycles opening their doors in the United States, but they truly were only rumors… until now. According to a recent press release, Canyon will be officially opening their doors stateside in 2017. This major expansion is made possible by a partnership with U.S.-based TSG Consumer Partners, LLC. “The …

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News: IMBA and STC Refresh Relationship, Offer United Front, but Reaffirm Individual Tactics


IMBA and STC have released a joint statement, “urging mountain bikers to work together to support trail stewardship and improved mountain bike access,” according to their press release. The two organizations wish to focus on the common goal of increasing mountain bike access, instead of pitting their causes and the members of their individual groups against …

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Hidden Spikes Cause Flat Tires on One of Colorado’s Most Popular Trails: Buffalo Creek

Photo: Tim Fishback

Booby trapped trails are hardly a new thing, but to those of us in mountain biker-friendly Colorado, worrying about being injured by man-made traps on the trails has seemed like an issue that only those in the UK, California, and Vancouver (among others) need worry about—all places far from home. Until now. On May 14th, 2016, …

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Guerrilla Gravity Introduces New “Shop Direct” Program


While other mountain bike manufacturers have been investing in consumer-direct channels, Guerrilla Gravity (GG) has introduced a somewhat novel “Shop Direct” channel: basically, order any GG bike from any shop, whether they are a dealer or not, and get some level of support from that shop. I completed a long term review of the GG Megatrail …

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Cannondale Launches New-and-Improved Scalpel XC Race Bike


The Scalpel is Cannondale’s no-holds-barred cross country race bike, designed to excel on the world cup XC circuit. Here’s some of Cannondale’s marketing spiel about the new Scalpel: The Scalpel-Si is developed by utilizing the brand’s System Integration approach to design, where key components like cranks, fork, and frame are all developed together. The Scalpel-Si’s …

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Shimano Announces Ebike Drivetrain/Motor Built for Mountain Biking


Shimano has just announced the release of a mountain bike-specific ebike drivetrain/motor, dubbed STePS MTB, which is slotted into their lineup at the XT level. While Shimano had previously offered ebike drivetrains for commuting, touring, and other applications. this is their first foray into the world of electric mountain bikes. Until now, Bosch was the …

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