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Only a few hours before last weekend’s pro downhill race in Nordkette, Austria, it started pouring rain and the course changed from a tough but manageable piece of technical track into a muddy, slippery nightmare.
Galen and I are in Medora to take on the Maah Daah Hey 100 endurance mountain bike race. People sometimes laugh when I tell them about mountain biking in North Dakota, but the joke is on them. The Maah Daah Hey Trail covers over 12,000 feet of elevation gain in 105 miles, with almost equal amounts of ascending and descending, and roughly 90 percent of that is true singletrack.
Justin Julian, general manager at Salsa Cycles, teaches Joe how to noodle for Koi in the fifth episode of “Fishing with Joe at Eurobike.” And keeping his streak going, Joe was skunked.
Thomas Humpage, a professional photographer based in Chamonix, France, had invited me along to go downhilling with his friends for the day. He’d also lent me his 160-millimeter travel, full-suspension enduro bike, as it was decided that my hardtail 29er was probably not up to the rigors of descending 7,500 feet down Pila mountain with a bunch of really fast Chamoniards on downhill bikes. I think that also made him generally responsible for ensuring I didn’t embarrass everyone by showing up in my stretchy shorts.
It has been a few years since Hans Rey showed off his trials skills. But what better place than on Fishing with Joe? Joe kisses a tire, maybe soils his “waders,” and of course, chuckles along the way, as Hans hops around at Eurobike.
Road to Rampage is back featuring a brand new cast of riders and a gut-wrenching, never-before-ridden Red Bull Rampage venue. This six-part series takes us on a global journey deep into the lives of three of the sport’s most gifted athletes. Join them as they train harder, fly higher and risk it all on their way to mountain biking’s gnarliest event of the year.
Industry Nine has selected carbon-fiber wheel specialist Reynolds Cycling to manufacturer the rims for its PillarCarbon series of mountain bike wheels.
There are plenty of dropper posts on the market today and while they may seem like an extravagance, once you’ve ridden one, it’s hard to go back to a rigid post. But which post deserves your attention? For my money, it’s hard to beat the RockShox Reverb. Here’s why….
The third day of the six-day Trans Savoie enduro was hit hard by inclement alpine weather. Racers woke to heavy rain, and the trails and lifts were affected by continuous precipitation and freezing temperatures on the mountainside, forcing the organizers to make the difficult decision to take the days racing off the clock to ensure the safety of competitors.