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2011 UCI Downhill World Championships Relive the action: In an exciting mud-filled finale Danny Hart (Great Britain) won Sunday’s 2011 UCI Downhill World Championships in a landslide fashion. Fully 11 seconds up on his nearest competitors, Hart was clearly the least affected by the wet course conditions. Under heavy rains the course became immensely more [...]
RockShox has been getting fresh with their Monarch XX rear shock, which for 2012 will feature the hydraulic-actuated X-Loc remote lockout system found already on XX-level forks. The top-end XX Carbon model lightens up courtesy of a carbon fiber air can and weighs in at a shapely 275 grams (including lockout system).
Domestic gravity racers took to the slopes of Northstar-at-Tahoe to contest the the final race of the Pro GRT series. Cody Warren (DRD X-Fusion Intense) took second place on the day, but successfully secured the overall title. Warren took the lead from Aaron Gwin (Trek World Racing) who skipped the competition in order to compete [...]
Giro swung by the office on their way to Euroland for some trade show that’s supposedly going on across the pond. Big news for 2012 is a beefed-up shoe lineup (which expands by a whopping 13 models) as well as some key updates to their increasingly popular gloves. Here’s a sampling:
Update: A few more images found their way to our inbox… It looks like Yeti’s been busy this past year. In addition to launching the already-revealed alloy SB-66, which is based based around their all-new linkage design, it appears Yeti is also bringing a couple more new bikes (as well as the much-anticipated carbon version [...]
In dominant fashion, Aaron Gwin (Trek World Racing) became the first man to capture five World Cup downhill victories in a single season. Gwin took to the course at Val di Sole having already sealed up the overall points victory, but obviously wasn’t satisfied. Clearly searching for that never-been-done fifth victory, he flew through the [...]
Clay Porter and Joe Lawlor are following the Giant Off-Road Factory Team along the entire World Cup circuit. Check out their edit from DH #6 at La Bresse.
World Cup Wrap-Up: La Bresse South Africa’s Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) took to the top step of the podium on Sunday, while the big news was Aaron Gwin’s (Trek World Racing) third-place finish to lock up the overall points title. With the title in the bag, Gwin will be the first ever American to [...]