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Holiday Gift Guide Guests

12.09.2010 //

Welcome to the Bike magazine Holiday Gift Guide Guests. We’ve asked some of our industry and athlete friends to compile their ideal gift lists following the same $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 format of our other Gift Guides. The catch, however, is that they are only allowed to choose one product from the

MRP’s XCG Bash

12.08.2010 //

With 2×10 systems flooding the market beyond the XC crowd, the lack of a bash-guard system has become a concern to many of us who live in areas where scraping (expensive) rings is a potentially daily occurrence. Thankfully MRP has come up with a solution—the XCG. The XCG mounts behind the crank via either a

Royal Racing to Sponsor Trek World Racing

12.08.2010 //

Source: Royal Racing Trek World Racing has named Royal Racing as its downhill race apparel sponsor from 2011. Royal will also provide casual clothing for the entire team (non-gravity riders included). The two-year deal will see Trek’s downhill riders wearing Royal’s gloves, jerseys, shorts and pants. Commenting on the deal, Royal Racing’s managing director, Martin

Gee Atherton VS David Knight

12.07.2010 //

If you don’t know why we think this is cool then you haven’t been paying attention.

Holiday Gift Guide: Part Five

12.07.2010 //

Complayna’s gift picks for your girl. By: Elayna Caldwell Welcome to the fifth edition of the weekly Bike magazine Holiday Gift Guide. For this edition, bike industry luminary and Mrs. Ed gives you some tips on what you should get your girl. $10 A subscription to Bike: $11.97 Sure, she might be able to borrow

USGP CX Race #8 and series finale

12.06.2010 //

By: Colin Meagher In a stunning show of dominance, the Luna team of Katerina Nash, Georgia Gould, and Amy Dombroski dominated the women’s race, going 1-2-3. The Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld squad saw similar dominance of the field with Jeremy Powers and Tim Johnson taking top honors while teammate Jamie Driscoll finished seventh. The fat lady sang in

USGP CX Race #7

12.06.2010 //

By Colin Meagher There’s just one race remaining in the 2010 USGP CX series after Saturday’s race in Portland, OR, and things are getting very interesting. Georgia Gould wrapped up the women’s overall for the series, despite losing out to teammate Katerina Nash in a final sprint, while Cannondale’s Jeremy Powers ripped the leader’s jersey

Nuun Kona Cola – A Pleasant Chilly Weather Drink

12.06.2010 //

By: Ryan LaBar It’s hardly a secret that, when the mercury starts to drop, experienced riders often fill their bottles with flat Coca-Cola. Nuun recognized this, and added a caffeinated cola flavored option to its line of electrolyte replacement drinks. Nuun has accomplished the hearty but clean and true cola flavor that cold-weather riders tend

Beat down: My Dakine Split Roller

12.03.2010 //

By: Joe ParkinPhotos: Anthony Smith They say home is where the heart is. While I believe this to be true, I also know that for those of us who travel, house can oftentimes be a suitcase. In my case—having been a road warrior since I was in my late teens—my suitcases have often really been

Holiday Gift Guide: Part Four

12.02.2010 //

By: Joe Parkin Welcome to the fourth edition of the weekly Bike magazine Holiday Gift Guide. For this week’s installment, Joe Parkin goes all black. $10 All Hail the Black Market Sox: $12 From Bike magazine contributor, Stevil Kinevil: All Hail the Black Market Sox $12. Okay, one is white and one is black. You’ll

Brian Lopes Tries Skinny Tires

12.01.2010 //

Brian Lopes hardly needs an introduction. He has been crowned a world champion four times, world cup champion six times and national champion nine times for DS/4X and/or DH mountain biking. He’s also won the Crankworx Air DH (video below) an impressive six times. In other words Lopes is known for this gravity-fueled mountain biking

Fuel TV to air Red Bull Rampage Retrospective

12.01.2010 //

Starting today, December 1, at 5:30 PM (on the west coast) Fuel TV will be airing the Red Bull Rampage Retrospective. This video unspools highlights from throughout the years of the Red Bull Rampage. “Red Bull Rampage Retrospective” Air Dates (All times are on the west coast): Wednesday, 12/01/2010 5:30 PM Friday, 12/03/2010 5:30 PM

Dreambikes Update: $15,402 Raised for Wheels4Life

11.30.2010 //

Crankbrothers first started the Dreambikes program with a goal to turn a few bikes into hundreds for people of third world nations through the Wheels4Life organization. After two weeks of the Dreambikes auction, we are proud to announce that we are on our way to accomplishing just that. So far, four Dreambikes have been auctioned

On One Buys Titus Bikes

11.29.2010 //

Source: On One Titus Bikes Inc (Tempe, USA) had only a brief belly-up period as UK-based company On One (the Mountain Bike Division of Planet X Ltd) recently acquired Titus’ brand, trade marks and assets. The Titus acquisition complements the On One range, with the addition of full-suspension models. On One commented, “By leveraging our

Holiday Gift Guide: Part Three

11.26.2010 //

By: Ryan LaBar Welcome to the third edition of the weekly Bike magazine Holiday Gift Guide. This week, our Assistant Editor, Ryan LaBar, picked seven products he feels are worth the price and will last the test of time. $10 Swobo Spencer Socks: $17 There are bad kinds of socks and good kinds of socks

La Ruta Recap

11.22.2010 //

After riding for 4 days and 250 miles, with nearly 30,000 feet of climbing the German rider Ben Sonntag bested American rider Alex Grant, and Costa Rican local and five-time La Ruta winner Federico Ramirez in a tight race that had the top three riders separated by less than 5 minutes. For the women, Angela

La Ruta Update

11.19.2010 //

The mountains of Costa Rica are once again doling out the pain, as this year’s Ruta De Los Conquistadores is now in full swing. The race was recently named as one of Time magazine’s 10 toughest endurance events in the world, and this year’s race is no exception. It’s not too often you see professional

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