Urban Downhill MTB Race in Mexico

Okay, so this video is a little old (2005) but I thought I’d share it for those who missed it. The video was shot during a Red Bull downhill MTB race event through the streets and narrow alleyways of Taxco, Mexico and features some pretty gnarly stuff. Riders fly down steep stairways, around tight corners …

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SRAM MTB Tech Channel on YouTube

SRAM recently created a channel on YouTube with how-to videos showcasing SRAM, RockShox, Avid, and Truvativ service and installation. So far the most popular SRAM channel videos cover how to bleed Avid brakes, how to rebuild a RockShox Monarch shock, and how to change the SRAM X0/X9 chain. Most of the newer videos cover mountain …

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Cannondale Not Made in USA After 2010

The Scalpel Team Replica, one of the winningest MTB frames ever. This news isn’t all that surprising: Cannondale announced it will be moving all its frame manufacturing operations from Bedford, PA to Taiwan by 2010. The move will affect all the Dorel Industries bike lines including Cannondale, GT, Schwinn, and Mongoose. Dorel’s Pennsylvania facility will …

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4 FREE Ways to Reduce Your Bike’s Weight

There has been a lot of talk on the forums recently about ways to shave weight from your mountain bike but unfortunately most tips involve spending green (and often lots of it). Sure, you could change out all your bolts to titanium or upgrade to carbon fiber bars but who has the cash to do …

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Singletracks Going Road

Mountain biking has been fun but recently the singletracks crew has decided to get more serious about road cycling. Mongoose traded his DH rig for a svelte carbon-fiber Madone from Trek and element22 was recently spotted sipping an espresso at a local cafe with his Litespeed Ghisallo titanium bike leaned against the table. Bombardier has …

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Hayes Stroker Gram Disc Brake Review

For those of you who are weight weenies, (you know who you are) here’s something for you. Using titanium bolts, aluminum-backed brake pads, and carbon levers, Hayes has the perfect brake for gram counters everywhere. Hayes stripped away all the unnecessary fat from the levers and calipers using finite element analysis – basically high powered …

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Simple Strap Replaces Your MTB Seatpost Bag

We don’t typically blog about MTB products unless we’ve had a chance to try them for ourselves, mainly because it’s a waste of time to regurgitate specs sheets you can read online. But the Simple Strap is different – it’s so simple it probably doesn’t even have a spec sheet! The Simple Strap has everything …

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Florida MTB Trail Challenges

Freeriding in BC? Nope – try central FL. It must be frustrating to be a Florida mountain biker. The weather in Florida is great for riding pretty much year round but most of the trails are nearly pancake flat and damage from a single storm can shut down a trail system for years. Now there’s …

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GORE RideOn MTB Cable Systems

One thing I love about mountain biking is the constant product changes and improvements. Companies are forever revising their products and finding ways to be competitive in the MTB marketplace. Gore is one of those companies and their new $65 cable set is one of those products that other manufactures are going to work hard …

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