Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier Join Greg Minnaar on the Santa Cruz Syndicate Team

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Check out the cheeky team intro video above to see how the new Santa Cruz Syndicate team is “training” for the 2017 World Cup Downhill season. The Santa Cruz Syndicate downhill team is undergoing some major changes for 2017. With both Steve Peat and Josh “Ratboy” Bryceland retiring from racing World Cups, the team needed some …

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Troy Brosnan Leaves Specialized, Joins New Canyon Factory Downhill Team

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After seven years racing on a Specialized, Troy Brosnan is joining the newly-formed Canyon Factory Downhill Team. Brosnan won back-to-back Junior World Championship titles in 2010 and 2011, and has consistently finished in the top ten since moving up to the Elite level, including a win at Fort William in 2014. Brosnan is joined on …

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Forest Service Says “No Evidence Bike Use Would Degrade Trails”

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A proposal has been put forth that mountain bikes be allowed on a historic trail in the Alleghany National Forest: Tracy Ridge, in Pennsylvania. The USFS conducted an environmental assessment about the fitness of this trail for mountain bike access and they found that “there is no evidence that bike use of the area would degrade the …

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Guerrilla Gravity Launches All-New Megatrail SS, and 2017 Updates to the Megatrail

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Guerrilla Gravity (GG) has just released the 2017 updates to their popular Megatrail enduro rig, and has announced the addition of an all-new Megatrail SS model to their lineup. All-New Megatrail SS Standing for “slopestyle,” the new SS model of the Megatrail provides a shorter travel, more playful experience. According to GG, “the shorter travel …

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Newly-Formed Pennsylvania NICA League Kicks Off with Successful Inaugural Season

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As I sipped coffee and braced myself against the cold wind whipping across the lake at Yellow Creek State Park, I listened to 12-year-old Luly speak in nervous anticipation of her first mountain bike race. Luly is a member of the Centre County Crows, a youth mountain bike team based out of State College, PA. …

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Trek Recalling Bontrager Ion Bike Lights

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Trek is recalling Bontrager Flare RT and Ion 700 RT lights due to an issue that may cause the lights to turn off unexpectedly, which could leave riders with reduced vision and/or visibility. The Flare RT lights were sold individually, while the affected Ion 700 RT lights were sold as a part of the Transmitr Lighting Set with …

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AZT Expeditions Launches First-Ever Trips on the Arizona Trail near Flagstaff

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AZT Expeditions has just announced the addition of two new self-guided trips on the Arizona Trail to their lineup: Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff to Mormon Lake. These trips are notable because they “represent the first commercial mountain biking permitted by Coconino National Forest’s Flagstaff Ranger District in recent memory,” according to a …

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