Race Preview: Jerdon Mountain Challenge

The Jerdon Mountain Challenge will take place July 25th in Old Fort, NC, a short drive east from Asheville. Some of you may be familiar with the Off Road Assault on Mount Mitchell (ORAMM), which is run by the same promoter, Blue Ridge Adventures. You can think of the Jerdon Mountain Challenge as ORAMM-lite. The …

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 …

News: BC Bike Race Day 2, Powell River

Powell River is home to some Jurassic Park-esque trails. The trees are large and spaced far apart with little undergrowth. Moss and ferns cover just about everything. There isn’t a whole lot of elevation (1,094m / 3,600′) on this stage, so finishing times were fast. The top five men all finished within 10 seconds of …

News: BC Bike Race Underway

The legendary BC Bike Race is underway! This seven-day stage race is a tour of some of the best trails in British Columbia. Cumberland Island hosted the first stage of the week and conditions looked to be hot, dry, and dusty. I can tell you from personal experience, this week is one of the best …

News: SR Suntour Recalling Entry Level Suspension Forks

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that certain models of SR Suntour suspension forks are being recalled. Apparently, the bolt connecting the lowers to the uppers can break causing your front wheel to come off of your bike. The affected models include: M3010, M3020, M3030, NEX and XCT forks. To check if your fork is …

Review: OneUp Components RADr Cage and 42T Sprocket

First, a bit of history… I’ve been a big fan of 1x drivetrains since I was running 9-speed gear. It wasn’t about saving weight or proving that I was a harder-core rider than anyone else. My reason was more practical than that. During a particularly miserable muddy day racing the Snake Creek Gap Time Trial, …

News: Pivot Announces Mach 429 Trail

Today, Pivot announced the new Mach 429 Trail. While at first glance, it may appear that they just slapped a longer fork on the Mach 429 SL, after diving into the numbers it’s clear that this is a whole new bike. Rear travel is up to 116mm versus 100mm on the SL. Also, all build …