Mountain Bikers Attacked by Dogs

According to this article, more and more mountain bikers are being attacked by dogs in the Western US and in one case a woman needed 60 stitches after being attacked by two canines near Vail, CO. Most of the dogs involved are sheep dogs like Great Pyrenees who see mountain bikers as a threat to …

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Manitou Dorado Pro MTB Fork Review

Here is some extreme eye candy for mountain bikers who look at canyons and think ‘meh, I can gap that!” The fabled Dorado Pro from Manitou has been totally re-engineered by some of the top folks in suspension development. After ordering my Dorado Pro ($1,750 MSRP, gulp) I was sleepless for nights until it arrived. …

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Spot Brand: Handmade Mountain Bikes

During our trip to Colorado we had the chance to stop in and visit with Spot Bikes in Golden. Located in a nondescript industrial park on the northern outskirts of town, Spot is flanked at the front and rear by incredible mountain bike trails (North Table Mountain to the east and White Ranch to the …

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World’s Most Expensive Single Day MTB Event? Ride 4 Yellow Divide Ride

Lance Armstrong’s Foundation, Livestrong, is hosting the first annual Ride 4 Yellow event in Steamboat Springs, CO August 8, 2010. The signature ride, the Divide Ride, covers 26-miles of singletrack flowing across the continental divide. Only 200 spots are available and registration is $100 PLUS an agreement to raise at least $500 toward the cause …

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Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29er Tire Review

The 2010 Nobby Nic mountain bike tire from Schwalbe offers big performance gains over previous versions which is impressive given this tire’s venerable and award-winning history. Through several evolutionary changes, engineers were able to improve rolling resistance 15% while slashing 30g from the weight – and yet the thing still grips the trail like a …

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Cuban Mountain Bike Team

We first read about this last fall and we’ve been meaning to write about Cuba’s newly formed mountain bike team. The team was created last year ahead of the 2010 Central American and Carribbean Games which begin later this month. The CACG mountain bike competition is being held at Rincn in Puerto Rico on July …

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Looking for a Challenge? Highest Mountain Biking Hill Climb Race in US

photo courtesy frazermountainmadness.com. These days when people talk about difficult or epic races the focus is usually on distance (or time, depending on the format) but that’s only part of the equation. Combining high altitude with a big climb, the Santa Fe Brewing Co.-Frazer Mountain Madness claims to be the highest mountain bike competition in …

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