Controversial New Rules Handed Down by the UCI for 2017 DH Racing

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The UCI management committee recently met to discuss rule changes across several cycling disciplines, one of which was downhill mountain biking. After already reducing the Female Elite field size to 20 for the downhill finals for the 2016 season, for 2017 it will be further reduced to 15, while at the same time the number …

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8 Category-Killing Mountain Bikes


While many, if not most, mountain bikes are easy to slot into their intended category such as cross-ountry, downhill, trail, fat, etc., some recent designs have transcended definition and can play comfortably in several categories. This is achieved either by simple component changes or, in some cases, on the fly adjustments. Here are 8 mountain bikes that defy …

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How To Organize A Grassroots MTB Race

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Have you ever participated in a mountain bike race that was poorly run and frustrating? On the flipside, are there races that have had a great vibe and went off without a hitch that you invited all your friends to come out to? It turns out there’s a lot involved in organizing a mountain bike race …

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News: Rocky Mountain National Park To Allow Limited Mountain Biking

Mountain biking Rogers Pass in Winter Park, one of the trails that can be connected to in this region. Photo: Guest.

In a recent announcement that marks the successful culmination of lobbying by local mountain bike advocates as well as collaboration between Grand County, Colorado State, and National Park Service officials, a two-mile stretch of the East Shore Trail will soon be open to mountain bikes. The East Shore Trail is six miles, two miles of …

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Review: Zoic Ether Shorts and Transition Tech Tee


Zoic has an established reputation when it comes to quality cycling apparel, producing gear that is functional but also stylish. I’ve purchased their gear with my own money for a while now, but I recently got to sample a couple of their latest and greatest garments: the updated Ether baggy shorts and newly-released Transition LS …

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