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EPIC Action Video Cam Extends EPIC Summer Contest

09.13.2010 //

Source: EPIC Action Video Cam EPIC Action Video Cam is extending its Summer-long video submission contest, The EPIC Summer Contest, until October 1, 2010 at 5:00 PM PST. EPIC’s first ever video-based contest will judge 2-minute (or less) POV-style videos that capture “EPIC” summer moments of the trail or shredding spot. A panel of experts

e*thirteen Launches XCX.ST

09.13.2010 //

Source: The Hive The Hive recently announced the release of the XCX.ST 1-by-10 (or 9) chain guide. The XCX.ST mounts to the bike via the seat tube as opposed to the XCX or MRP’s 1.X guide, which both mount around the bottom bracket similar to E-type front deraillleurs. Using a seat tube mount opens the

BIKE Magazine Goes to the Movies

09.13.2010 //

By: Kevin Rouse Bike magazine traveled to San Diego last weekend to catch the 10th Annual Bicycle Film Festival. From ‘The Birth of Big Air’ to ‘Erik Elstan’s Dragon Shredit!’ the festival lineup was a hugely varied celebration of all things cycling. Highlights included a Spike Jonze and Johnny Knoxville produced story of Matt Hoffman’s

World Champs: DH Meat and Potatoes

09.06.2010 //

By: Colin Meagher The second helping of meat and potatoes for this World Champs came down to who could keep it together the best on a track that the remnants of Hurricane Earl had saturated during the two previous days. For the Elite Women, it was Tracy Moseley; for the elite Men, it was none

World Champs: XC Meat and Potatoes

09.06.2010 //

by:Colin Meagher The World Champs are a peculiar thing. Favorites falter. Dark horses can win. Sometimes. In other words, expect the unexpected. And that’s what happened in the elite XC races: Maja Wloszczowska of Poland and Jose Hermida of Spain both came away from their respective races with gold. Hurricane Earl may have missed hitting

The World Champs: Appetizers

09.04.2010 //

By: Colin Meagher The world of mountain biking boils down to meat, potatoes, and gravy. But appetizers are always welcome. So far in this year’s World Champs, we’re had a few appetizers, and a bit of gravy; the meat and potatoes get served up during Saturday’s XC Elite XC and Sunday’s Elite DH races. But

World Championships: Mont-Sainte-Anne Preview

09.03.2010 //

By: Colin Meagher Hot, humid, and dusty as all hell; that’s the conditions found on the hill here at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Most unusual. But the bugs are still out in force in the woods. Some things never change here. World Champs. It is a madhouse of activity. Trying to see everything here is like juggling flaming

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Bike Park

08.31.2010 //

Check out the new bike park at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Wyoming.

Giro Shoes

08.31.2010 //

By: Joe Parkin Redefining happy feet In the mid-1980s, when the United States Cycling Federation decided to mandate hard-shell helmet use for all bicycle racing in America, Jim Gentes came up with a better helmet solution, and founded Giro. It is safe to say that Giro helmets have been the benchmark for helmet innovation ever

Windham 4X Recap

08.31.2010 //

By: Colin Meagher In a stunning upset, Anneke Beerten tossed it all away in a wild finale for the women’s overall, handing the win to Anita Molcik. In the men, Mr. Consistency, Jared Graves, absolutely dominated. It was a perfect storm. Anita Molcik needed to win. Anneke Beerten needed to finish without silver or bronze.

Windham Downhill Recap

08.30.2010 //

By: Colin Meagher It was more British Steel on the Gravity side of the equation as sibling domination shows up on the top step of the Downhill box for the Windham wins: Atherton and Atherton. For the Overall, it was a nail biter, but Gee Atherton came out on top, and while Sabrina Jonnier had

Windham World Cup XC Recap

08.29.2010 //

By: Colin Meagher For the first time in a long time, not one, but two American women claimed World Cup Overall podium spots, with both Willow Koerber and Georgia Gould making the selection. In other World Cup racing news, the Canadians dominated the women’s race, with Catharine Pendrel and Marie-Helene Premont stuffing the rest of

Downhill Qualifying at Windham

08.28.2010 //

By: Colin Meagher It was a double fistful of British steel on the track in qualifying today with both Steve Peat and Tracy Moseley taking the top qualifying spots. Steve Peat knew he had a good, solid, fast run, and taking the top qualifying spot was just icing on the cake. “Yeah, I just felt

Windham World Cup Preview

08.27.2010 //

Colin Meagher It’s a long grind, but the fat lady has almost sung on this year’s edition of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. And it’s gonna be a wild weekend of racing, with only the Men’s 4X overall a ‘done deal’—Jared Graves wrapped that up in Val di Sole. There are five World Cup

It’s All Downhill for Jill Kintner

08.26.2010 //

By: Noah Sears Photo: Anthony Smith Jill Kintner is perhaps best known for her storied career in gated racing, which has included three 4X World Championships and a bronze medal in BMX at the ’08 Beijing Olympics. It’s no surprise then that she turned a few heads when she completely ditched head-to-head racing this year

XTR Reloaded

08.24.2010 //

By Vernon Felton Shimano’s premier mountain group, XTR, receives a facelift every four years or so. For 2011, XTR gets its fifth makeover. The results are impressive. Yes, the group now has 10 speeds in back, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Every component has undergone a significant metamorphosis. The bottom line? The

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