New Cranks and 35mm DH Bars from Truvativ

Truvativ, one of the brands under the SRAM umbrella, recently launched a few new cranksets as well as a pair of DH-ready handlebars. Stylo The Stylo name has been in Truvativ’s line for years as their no-nonsense, workhorse XC/trail crankset. Truvativ is offering two versions of the refreshed Stylo: one in aluminum and one in carbon. …

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The $2,500 Mongoose Boot’r Brings Downhill to the Masses

In many ways, downhill can be viewed as the pinnacle of the sport of mountain biking. Above and beyond the extreme difficulty of this discipline, the equipment required is the burliest and the most cutting edge–and with that focus on performance comes a high price tag. However, Mongoose is trying to destroy that perception, in keeping …

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Watch: Claudio Caluori Leogang Course Preview

It’s been a quick turnaround for the World Cup teams. After racing in Fort William, Scotland, last weekend, the series moves to Leogang, Austria, for Round #3 this weekend. Leogang has been one of the more bike park-y tracks on the calendar and it looks to have been smoothed even further for 2017. Some riders are complaining …

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Trek Announces New 29er Session 9.9 DH Bike

Trek has just announced their new Session 9.9 DH bike, and while the new frame will be available with 27.5″ wheels as well, they are also releasing a 29er model. Following quickly on the heels of Santa Cruz and Intense who’ve both just released 29er DH bikes, we’re seeing the big wheels make a rapid …

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Top 5 Tips for Your First Downhill Race

Every mountain biker remembers their first race vividly. For myself, it was in May of 2013 on a cold, Canadian, snowy weekend. As it was my first downhill event, I had little experience and was a loner on the hill who wound up dead last. It was a good reminder at the time, being a cocky …

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Follow the Unbeatable Rachel Atherton via GoPro

Rachel Atherton is the undisputed queen of DH racing and had what she acknowledges herself as the year of her life in 2016 when she swept the UCI World Cup series – winning every single race. She promptly backed all that up by winning the UCI World Championships to boot. Unlike the rain-affected men’s race, …

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