KTM Scarp Prime Test Ride Review


KTM is an Austrian company best known to most Americans for their motorbikes, but for the past couple years the company has been working to enter the US mountain bike market. John Fisch reviewed one of their bikes, the KTM Myroon Prestige, last fall at Outerbike. Yesterday I got a chance to test the KTM Scarp Prime, …

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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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Tickets Now on Sale for the 2016 Rio Olympics XC MTB Race

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If you can brave the Zika virus and reports of rampant crime and corruption, tickets are now on sale for spectating the cross country mountain bike race at this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The ticketing site for mountain biking is now live, here. As far as I can tell, tickets are currently …

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New for 2017: Scott Releases Two of the Lightest XC Mountain Bikes in Existence

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Scott Sports has just released their new 2017 line of mountain bikes, and the big story this year is the release of two of the lightest XC mountain bike frames in existence: the Scott Scale hardtail at 849g, and the Spark full suspension frame at 1,749g (weight includes shock and mounting hardware). “Thanks to new carbon …

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First Look: Niner’s Brand-New RKT 9 RDO Mountain Bike

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Today Niner announced a bran- new mountain bike, the RKT 9 RDO, a short travel, full suspension race bike that’s sure to dominate 2016 race podiums around the world. I got a chance to ride the RKT back in June, and I’m really stoked to finally share what I learned about this bike. The Bike …

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News: Trek Announces Two New XC Race Bikes


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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