MTB Race Through a Mine

Emerging from a dark tunnel on Gold Camp Road in Colorado Springs, CO. We’ve profiled some unusual MTB races here in the past (ones that go through brewpubs, parking structures, etc.) but this is a new one for us: A mountain bike race through an underground mine in Greenland, MI. The course is a 4 …

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New Mavic Crossline wheels

The Mavic Crossline wheelset ($399.00 MSRP) is new for 2009. Mavic released these wheels for those of us who are on a budget but want a true Enduro wheelset. You can buy the wheels as a set or individually but your choice of colors is limited to black, black, or black (though they do have …

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Bikers and Hikers Should Unite To Protect Wilderness

There’s an article over on NewWest.com about allowing mountain bikes in wilderness areas that’s stirring up some serious controversy (thanks to chukt for sending the link). The jist of the opinion piece is that rather than seeking to block mountain bikes from future wilderness areas, hikers and equestrians should work together with bikers to form …

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MTB Training & Polar CS600X First Impressions

Another damp weekend training ride in north Georgia. I’m less than 2 weeks away from my first metric dirty century in Sumter National Forest and this weekend I had my toughest training ride yet. For those who don’t know a metric century is 100 kilometers or 62.2 miles and my plan has been to gradually …

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Magnesium MTB Frames

There seems to be a lot of buzz around carbon fiber mountain bike frames these days but there’s another frame material you may not be familiar with: magnesium. Yep, it turns out magnesium works pretty well for mountain bike frames and even components like saddle rails, bar ends, and brake levers. While building a MTB …

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Urban MTB Criterium

Photo from Red Trail Racing flyer. Slick or knobby tires are ok 🙂 This weekend we got a chance to attend the Athens Twilight Criterium and even though there weren’t any mountain bikes around we still had a blast. Watching those guys and girls take 90-degree turns at high speed will get anyone’s adrenaline pumping! …

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MTB News: Kona Naming Contest, HD Helmet Cam & Downhill Camp

Lots of mountain biking news to share this morning. Kona Naming Contest: A couple weeks ago we told you about the contest to name Kona’s new Magic Link all-mountain bike and one of our readers is a finalist in the contest! Denis suggested “Tanuki” which is “a Japanese raccoon like dog or badger with monster …

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Luxury Car Company Mountain Bikes

I’m not a car guy which you could probably tell by looking at my Honda Civic with 176,000 miles, a leaky door, and busted suspension or my Jeep Cherokee with a dying/dead transmission and failed emissions report to its name. Since I’m not a car guy I’m really not all that familiar with Lumma, the …

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