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On Location: Another Successful Santa Cruz Mt.Bike Festival

Held the weekend before the massive annual Sea Otter Classic in nearby Monterey, CA, the Santa Cruz Mountainbike Festival took place under warm and sunny skies. Demo bikes from industry leading brands like Trek, Specialized, Santa Cruz, Pivot, Niner and many others had many people trying bikes ranging from dirt jumpers to hard tails to Read more…

Spy Shot: 2015 GT Sanction – Dan Atherton’s Enduro Machine

The brand new GT Sanction, already raced during the 2013 Enduro World Series, was thought of a technology test bike at the time. But now it is clear that it is GT’s new Enduro Race Bike. It will be officially presented at this year’s Sea Otter. Update: Official Geometry Size S M L XL Wheelbase Read more…

Giromagny Enduro Team – More than a team : a family

Already 3 years since the beginning of the adventure. Back from his freeride quest in Vancouver, Julien Prenez suggested to his good friend Pierre Luc Vaxelaire to try enduro. After 10 years of XC racing, they discovered another spirit of mountain biking. No more performance, just fun with friends, road trips and good times on Read more…

First Ride: RockShox RS-1 Inverted Suspension Fork 2015

To be honest when we first heard about a new inverted fork from RockShox we were blown away, why would the “big player” introduce such a complex and difficult to construct fork! Especially as their PIKE fork is currently the benchmark in the trail / enduro segment. We had expected a lot from the SRAM Read more…

First Look: Fox Suspension Lineup 2015: All New 36 Fork

FOX has finally unveiled its 2015 Range of Mountain Bike Suspension products and there have been some changes. A completely redesigned 36 Enduro fork headlines the lineup, along with updates to the rest of the range, featuring innovations from the 34 RAD project which ran during the 2013 race season. FOX is celebrating its 40th Read more…

First Look: IBIS Reveals New Carbon Fiber Wheels and Rims

IBIS are well known for their carbon bikes, having refined the HD over many years, they understand the black magic of working with the hi-tech material. It was still a surprise to see that they are now moving into the popular carbon wheel market and have just announced some very unique carbon rims, aimed at Read more…

Race Report: Super Enduro Pro – #1 Sestri Lavante

Everyone expected him to be one of the new riders able to give a surprise: Marco Milivinti did not miss his chance! At Sestri Levante the rider of the Torpado Factory Team wrote his name on the first round of the Superenduro Powered By SRAM 2014. For this rider from Valtellina, the race has kept Read more…

Culture Shock – The Lifestyle of Russell and Chris | About the RS-1

If you’re Russell Finsterwald, and collecting your paycheck involves lining up alongside a hundred-or-so of the world’s fastest riders and pushing your heart to its rev-limiter for a couple hours, then pre-dawn wakeup calls and shredding a bit of asphalt—as long as there’s a dirt payoff—is part of the job description. If you’re Chris Dewar, Read more…

Spyshot: New Specialized All-Mountain Shoes 2015

During a Specialized product launch in Santa Cruz, CA where we got the chance to test and ride new apparel and the Specialized Stumpjumper Evo 650B, we spotted a prototype of new Specialized all-mountain clipless shoes. The shoes were ridden by various Specialized employees and pro riders, obviously still in a prototype phase. We still Read more…

Superenduro Pro #1 kick off event in Sestri Levante

It is only matter of hours: the Sestri Levante weekend is almost here! The first PRO round of Superenduro Powered By SRAM 2014 is ready to open the series of 4 races that will crown, together with Punta Ala, Madesimo and Sauze D’Oulx, the best riders of the season. The Italian riders are super-pumped. Manuel Read more…