Neko Mulally Descends To Silver Medal On Final Day of Mountain Bike Worlds
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec – U.S. rider Neko Mulally (Reading, Pa./Trek World Racing) descended his way onto the podium during the final day of competition at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, earning the silver medal in the junior men’s downhill [...]
Women of Mountain Biking’ Survey Results Announced
Women Weigh In On Why They Mountain Bike (Or Don’t)
TORONTO (September 1, 2010) – Since its birth on the flanks of Mt. Tam in California several decades ago, mountain biking has traditionally been a male-dominated sport. And until now, most people in the industry didn’t really understand why. That’s [...]
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TrailLED Darkstar – $420.00
Light head weight
Lux per gram
Lux per dollar
Light Meter charts and comparison table available here.
The Trail LED Darkstar is a compact yet ultra powerful light unit meant to be mounted on the helmet. [...]
By: Chris Kangas, Video by: Ron Aclan
I first heard about MBO a year or two ago, while killing some time on MTBR. I don’t recall if it was the advertising or the chatter on the forums, but it piqued my interest. My good friend Ron ended up attending that year, and he came back all [...]
JOSE ANTONIO HERMIDA USES OKOLE STUFF CHAMOIS OINTMENT TO EASE THE PAIN WHILE
EARNING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY
Spanish Cross-Country Phenom Credits OKOLE STUFF Chamois Ointment
for Smooth Sailing as he Hammers to Victory
MONT ST. ANNE, QUEBEC (CFEpr+) September 4, 2010 – - Spanish Cross-Country Superstar Jose Antonio Hermida utilized the advanced performance of Okole Stuff Chamois Ointment to [...]
Fulcrum Presents The New 2011 XC Wheels: New Red Metal 29 XL
RED METAL 29″ XL
THE XC 29 WHEEL GETS LIGHTER
In 2011 the Red Metal 29” will become XL. XL is the abbreviation for Extra Light and expresses the work carried out by the Fulcrum engineers to lower the weight of the already high-performance Red [...]
Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/
I have been slowly tweaking my home shop, to make it a more useful and functional environment, and this last winter, I got a small air compressor from Sears. The Craftsman 1.5 gal. 150 PSI Air Compressor ($100), is light and portable enough to move it around where it’s needed, [...]
The Grand Prix Series is aimed at all levels of riders and is a great way to get into the sport. Changes for 2010 include a simpler qualifying system and a second racing option where you can choose to race for either 4 hours or 8 hours.
Dates for the series are;
Round 1 - 3rd July 2010 - Awaba
Round 2 - 8th August 2010 - Dargle Farm, Lower Portland
Round 3 - 18th September 2010 - Wisemans Ferry
Round 4 - November 20th 2010 - Mt Stromlo
Freedom MTB Marathon
Nightcap National Park
Byron Bay Hinterland,
60k,40k and 20k MTB Marathon. Stunning rainforest national park with waterfalls.
Camp inside the national park at the beautiful Rummery Park campground before and after this event.
Challenging courses with fast defined racing lines and tons of climbing and descending.
Solo and 2 Person Team categories.
All info and to Enter online at www.summerofcycling.com
The "Coolendel Weekend" is an event hosted by the South Coast United Mountain Bikers (SCUM) at the Coolendel Bush camping grounds West of Nowra in New South Wales. With several races held over the weekend the last two years of the event has seen a 4 hour enduro held on the Sunday morning. Pack the bike and the family this is a great weekend away for all camping style.
WEEKEND AT COOLENDELFor the Fourth Year
Where: Coolendel Bush Camping AreaGrassy Gully Road, Burrier via NowraCabins and camping on sitewww.coolendel.com.au (http://www.coolendel.com.au)
When:Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2010
Race Format: SaturdayRace 1a 10.30am 1 hour duration Race 1b 11.30am 1 hour durationRace 2 6.30pm 2 hours duration SundayRace 3 10am 4 hours duration The course has been improved on since last year. The direction ridden will be the same for both days. With some extra loops added for race 1b and race 3. Riders can ride solo or team or solo and team. Participating in 1, 2 or all 3 races. Race Entry Costs: Each race has a $5 entry fee per person with juniors under 19 years of age free. MTBA Non Members are required to pay $15 for insurance. This covers 1 or all 3 races Bookings: Phone Coolendel on 0244214586 to book your campsite. Check out www.coolendel.com.au (http://www.coolendel.com.au) for more information about the Park.
Race enquiries: Phone Brian Bates on 0412660294. Note: Access to the park will be limited to the families and friends of participants, supporters and spectators of the event. Fees as per Coolendel price list.
Entries are now open for the 2010 Dwellingup 100 MTB Classic. The "West Australian Marathon Championships" is Western Australia's only nonstop 100km mountain bike race and is back on the 18th September 2010.
So box up your trusty stead, head West and tackle the 100km either solo or with a mate in the new duo teams event.
While the championship status may be great for those competing for outright honours, it won’t affect the majority of the riders. This is still “THE” Mountain Bike Event for anyone willing to throw a leg over their trusty Nobbied Steed.
We are not resting on the fantastic feedback we had in 2009 either and are working hard to give you, the competitor, the value for money event and changes you have asked for.
Some of the changes we have made for 2010 are;• There is a new duo team’s event, one rider doing the Southern 40 and the other rider does the Northern 60 km section• There is an all new “Forces Teams Challenge” where teams of 4 riders from any of the Police, Fire, Army, Navy etc compete for who is the best of the forces.• All finishers of the D40 km event will receive a finisher’s medal.• All finishers of the D14 km event will receive a finisher’s certificate.• The finishers T shirts sizes have been fixed from last year.
Some small course alterations from 2009 are being made due to some logging in the area but these changes will only add to the excitement and atmosphere of the event. The course will still be as close to 100 km overall as we can make it. It will also be rideable, yet challenging and rewarding all at the same time.
You may also see some big name Eastern States riders at the 2010 edition........................
Further information at www.dwellingup100.com.au (http://www.dwellingup100.com.au)
Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/
Syncros started out as a small, high end component company based out of Vancouver’s North Shore, and was purchased by Ritchey Design in 2003, but it’s still managed as a separate brand, catering more towards the gravity crowd. The Syncros Freakin’ Light (FL) series, is their cross [...]
The Hive announces release of the highly anticipated e*thirteen XCX.ST
Petaluma, California – Sept 3rd, 2010 - The Hive announces the release of the XCX.ST, the most recent incarnation of the popular XCX chain retention system. The XCX.ST is a seat tube mounted variation of the XCX that mounts to frames via [...]
Van Nicholas reveal exciting new developments at Eurobike.
Van Nicholas have been wowing consumers and retailers alike with the evolution of their range for 2011 at Eurobike. “We are constantly evolving and refining our products to achieve the perfect balance of functionality and aesthetic appeal,” explains Jan-Willem Sintnicolaas, Founder and Head of Design. “Some of the [...]
Mountain Bike Worlds continue with U23 women’s cross country and four-cross qualification
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec (September 2, 2010) – The 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships continued on Thursday with the U23 women’s cross country contest and elite men’s and women’s four-cross qualification rounds.
Two young women donned the [...]
Mountain Bike Worlds open with team relay and junior women’s cross country race
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec (September 1, 2010) – The 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships kicked off on Wednesday with the U.S. placing ninth in the team relay and junior rider Essence Barton (Thousand Oak, [...]
READY TO DROP IN: THE DIRT ON RED BULL RAMPAGE RIDERS AND COURSE DESIGN
Top Mountain Bike Riders from Around the Globe Announced to Compete
Santa Monica, CA – In one month the best mountain bike riders from around the globe will come together in the isolated desert in Utah to kick up [...]
Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/
For the last several months, I have been bashing the new 2010 Marzocchi 55 RC3 Titanium through the wringer, and the titanium coil fork, with its shiny Nickel coated stanchions, has the legendary Zocchi buttery feel, and the fantastic linearity of a coil, and the apply named Bomber certainly fits [...]
The Golden Triangle Epic has been rescheduled from the 5th September to later in 2010 due to factors out of our control.
This decision has been made due to unprecedented rainfall in the area in the past weeks. Rain is also predicted for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the coming week, this further compounds the problems. Consultation has occurred between the event managers and landowners. The event venue is inaccessible by car, some of planned tracks and creek crossings are flooded. There are also Issues around rider safety and track and environmental damage which were taken into account, when making this decision.
We want to apologise to riders for the inconvenience and will have the new date for the event in the coming week.
X-Fusion recently picked up a a fresh new rider, Jack Fogelquist. This 18 year old is already making a name for himself through his web videos and consistent results in FMB competition. After a few weeks on X-Fusion Suspension things are going very well. Jack has thrown down top 10 results at [...]
The 3rd annual San Francisco Bay Area Bicycle Expo returns on November 6th, 2010 at the Cow Palace. Last year, we turned the bicycle world upside down. We paired low rider bicycles with BMX bikes, showcased bike fashion, put on the first mountain bike dirt jump competition in San Francisco and ran a cyclocross race [...]
Chileno Valley Cycling Classic
Fundraiser for NorCal High School Cycling League
Cyclists are invited to a memorable day of Marin cycling when the fundraising season for the Northern California High School Cycling League begins Sunday September 19th, with the Chileno Valley Cycling Classic. Based at Baumann Ranch near Petaluma, this is a fully-supported recreational road bicycle ride [...]
Giro Launches Performance Cycling Footwear Line
Facts About Giro’s Performance Shoe Line
• Seven different models
• Designed for road and off-road riding
• Price range for road is $349 to $199
• Price range for mountain is $279 to $199
• Available to consumers in January 2011
• Some models feature adjustable SuperNatural Fit Footbeds
• SuperNatural Fit Footbed Kit is available [...]
K-Edge and Tomac Announce Collaboration
Boise, Idaho based K-Edge Cycling Solutions, a division of AceCo Sport Group
and Lincoln, Nebraska based Tomac Bikes have collaborated on what could be
considered the most technically advanced chain suck frame protection ever
developed. The K-Edge Anti-Chain Suck (ACS) was specifically designed for
Tomac’s soon to be introduced Supermatic 120 carbon fiber superbike.
“When I [...]
Marie-‐Hélène Prémont 2nd at World Cup Finals, Sabrina Jonnier wins 2010 World Cup Overall Title
August 30, 2010 – Windham, New York After a 2009 season marred by health issues and an up-and-down 2010 season in which she had her fair share of bad luck, Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain’s Marie-Hélène Prémont showed her true potential this past [...]
88bikes Foundation Receives Prestigious Eddie Bauer/First Ascent Sponsorship
“Be First” program will help expand the nonprofit’s distribution of bikes to children in rural areas around the world
Brooklyn, NY – August 31, 2010 – 88bikes Foundation, a micro-philanthropy project that gives bikes to kids in developing countries, has been selected for sponsorship by expedition gear manufacturer [...]