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Greg Herbold—aka H-Ball—aka HB tells us a little bit about SRAM’s future 3×10 and 2×10 drivetrains. Greg Herbold Cuts to the Chase at SRAM Beach Party from Bike Magazine on Vimeo.
While Santa Cruz’s Nomad Carbon was no secret to, well, anybody, the Nickel and Butcher were. The two new bikes use a linkage Santa Cruz dubs the APP (Actual Pivot Point). APP revolves around a single pivot design, but use a series of links to emulate the the spring rate of a VPP bike. This [...]
It may have been one of the worst-kept secrets in the industry, but it’s still, well, really effin cool. Santa Cruz stopped by the office a few weeks ago to show off its new toys. The Nomad Carbon comes ready to rock with ISCG05 tabs, 1.5-inch compatible headtube, downtube protector and carbon upper linkage. All [...]
Words: Ryan LaBar Photos: Joseph Espiritu The 22nd annual Keyesville Classic saw participation increase by 25 percent. This was Bionicon’s second year hosting the event. The weekend featured trials, XC, short track and downhill competitions in beginner, sport, expert, pro and vintage bike classes. The all-mountain competition required riders to brave the three main events (sorry [...]
GT’s new 7.4-inch-travel Ruckus will come in two models–the 1.0 and 2.0. The 1.0 is set to retail at $4,500 and comes sprinkled with top-notch components, and the 2.0 costs $3,300 with mid-level components. Both models will share the same frame. The bikes are almost completely adorned with bits from SRAM and Funn. The monocoque [...]
Giant’s mountain bike team sponsorship is growing considerably this year. The company will now support two mountain bike teams—Rabobank-Giant and the Giant Factory Team. Each team will bring together some of cycling’s brightest stars in disciplines ranging from cyclocross to slopestyle. Team Rabobank-Giant will include the likes of Adam Craig along with new talents Emil [...]
Cane Creek is making the convoluted world of headset standards a lot less overwhelming. The company recently launched a new online Headset Fit Finder—headsetfitfinder.com. The site is intended to simplify the process of finding the correct headset size combinations for a particular bike. With more 20 different tapered and conversion headset configurations out there, compounded [...]
Ryan Berrecloth Gets Spanked Ryan Berrecloth has re-signed with Spank Bikes on an expanded sponsorship package. This year Berrecloth will be sporting the Tweet Tweet Dirtjump frame, Spank’s 2010 EVO line of rims, including Spike EVO 35AL DH Rims, Tweet Tweet EVO 30AL DJ Rims, and Subrosa EVO All Mountain Rims, as well as rocking [...]
Source: Rasoulution More than 2,000 spectators made their way up the ski slopes in Leogang, Austria, to watch the world’s best riders shred massive snow features. January 29 marked the fifth annual White Style winter slopestyle competition. The entire course was made of snow and designed by Kona Clump team rider Grant “Chopper” Fielder. When [...]
Chris Kovarik started the 2010 season off with a bang, winning the Australian National Championships for the first time since his string of victories there between 2000 to 2002.
Source: Cannondale Elite American racers Tinker Juarez and Jeremiah Bishop will be moving from the MonaVie-Cannondale team to the Cannondale Factory Racing (CFR) team. MonaVie, a maker of acai berry juice blends, and Cannondale paired up to start the MonaVie-Cannondale team two years ago. The team expansion, Cannondale says, reflects the company’s recognition that pro [...]