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A new IMBA-backed trail network in rural Nevada could open to mountain bikers as soon as 2016 if Patrick Kell wins over the right wallets. Kell is IMBA’s southwest regional director, and he’s been tirelessly promoting the project outside Caliente, Nevada–a town of fewer than 1,200 people located about two hours northeast of Las Vegas.
Hans Rey’s annual fundraiser in his adopted hometown of Laguna Beach, California, is about as close to a black-tie affair that the mountain-bike industry can muster. And this year, once again, tickets sold out as 180 friends and supporters of the legendary trials and adventure rider came together to help raise $58,000 for Rey’s Wheels 4 Life foundation.
Female mountain bikers rejoice–apparel designed for our contingent of riders is finally improving. The clothing coming out next spring covers a wide range of styles, and is designed around practical fabrics, flattering fits and color combinations that have actually been thought-out instead of being an afterthought.
The all-new Scout is a playful trail bike that is fun right out of the box. It’s one of four new bikes Transition is introducing at Interbike, all of which use the Horst Link suspension design, or ‘Giddy Up’ as Transition named it to poke fun at the common misconception that the link is called ‘Horse’ Link.
A new manufacturing partnership has allowed Santa Cruz Bicycles to drop the prices on the carbon frames of some of its most-popular models: the Bronson, the 5010 and the Tallboy.
South Lake Tahoe’s first-of-its-kind Corral trail officially opened to great fanfare on Saturday morning with 70 local volunteers on hand to pitch in on final trail work, celebrate with beer, brats and a raffle and, of course, shuttle a run on the newly built section of the 3-mile flow trail.
Speedplay founder Richard Bryne is an avid collector of vintage bicycle components, and he’s been amassing a spectacular array of everything from bottle cages and bike bells to rare Cinelli hubs, the earliest brake hood designs, catalogs from the 1800s and original head badges from some of the first European bikes ever made for more than two decades.
Juliana Bicycles officially launches its burliest bike yet today with the Roubion, the women’s-specific version of the 150-millimeter-travel Santa Cruz Bronson. The Roubion uses the identical carbon-frame and geometry as the wildly popular Bronson¬, but offers a different parts package hung on an eye-catching matte teal frame that is specific to Juliana.
For Anka Martin, mountain biking is about the adventure, the exploration and the camaraderie, not so much the competition, although she happens to be a badass shredder who won Trans-Provence last year and the inaugural Andes Pacifico in February, has completed the arduous Cape Epic four times and is a regular Top 10 finisher in the EWS races.
Santa Cruz’s Juliana Bicycles brand is launching its new Roubion 6-inch-travel all-mountain bike this week in the region that serves as the bike’s namesake.
In the mountain-bike world, Mammoth is known for its eponymous ski resort and the bike park and singletrack there, as well as the legendary Kamikaze races. The trails off the mountain don’t get nearly the same attention, although they are definitely worth a trip on their own, and it won’t cost you a lift ticket.