JensonUSA mountain bike deals

For those of you who don’t know we’re part of the JensonUSA affiliate program and each month they send us a list of their ‘Great Deals.’ Anyway, I thought I’d share some of those deals here on the blog – let us know what you think and if you’d like to see more deals throughout …

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Injured rider fights back; IMBA rocks

In yet another story of a mountain biker overcoming serious injury, the Victoria Times Colonist shares the story of Shauna Paisley Cooper, a 34-year old mother of twins who was paralyzed after a mountain bike crash despite wearing a helmet. Cooper broke a vertebrae and severed her spinal cord after misjudging a 10-foot (!) jump. …

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Lance Armstrong returning to the Tour?

CNN/Sports Illustrated is reporting that Velonews says Lance Armstrong is planning to return to the Tour de France in 2009 – though the man himself has not confirmed yet. Just like Mike, I guess Lance is feeling a little bored and unloved in retirement. Or maybe he’s tired of losing mountain bike races (Leadville 100) …

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Cannondale ON

Ever since Dorel took over Cannondale earlier this year we’ve been seeing some interesting products and announcements from the company: the special edition Scapel unveiled just before the Olympics, the Cannondale iPod dock, and now, the Cannondale ON project. The company has been collaborating with design students around the world to find interesting bike designs …

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MTB News Tidbits

Did anyone happen to catch video of the protests outside the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN last night? The riot police there were using mountain bikes – but not in the way you’d imagine. Instead of carrying those huge clear, plastic shields to back the crowds up there was one group that was …

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MTB Safety & Broken Bones

Timothy Jones posted a good article on the Made to Order Bikes blog about mountain bike safety earlier this week that’s worth checking out. Beyond wearing a helmet, Jones reminds us of the importance of eye protection, gloves, and even MTB body armor for downhill / urban rides. It’s interesting to see how safety gear …

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Prof. J.F. Scott to be inducted into MTB Hall of Fame this month

Professor J.F. Scott will be inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Interbike later this month and William Savage, director and producer of Klunkerz, has created a short tribute film for the occasion. I certainly don’t know much about Prof. Scott but he was the first investor in the first …

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