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Was reading the Rich Ohlson's road to recovery article (May 2010). I never thought I would ever see an article like this in this magazine. It really touched me. I am so glad to see there are riders out there helping our youth. I have to admit that because of the economy, I have seen a lot of the youth go downhill with drugs and violence. And to talk about his faith getting him through all this is really cool. I have to admit this is the only magazine that gets me though the cold, snowy winter...

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' mn ONLINE AT UMWJEN40NU4I.C0M W CHECKOUT1*, m THE NEW COOL EVENT* KT RIVEMIPEf Visit wwwJensonUSA.cam r call 1.909.947.2100 far updates Showtime Dan Atherton earns a high-five for going big off the first tabletop, while other racers stayed low to shave fractions of a second. Dan still pulled off an impressive sixth place in a field of World Cup downhill heavy-hitters. If asked to describe the Sea Otter Classic to someone new to the event, I'd say it is 90 percent a festival for enthusiastic...

Buying Advice

There is no way around it. They get tossed, pitched, grinded and slammed. Do you really want to drop a grand on a bike you plan to trash In the case of the Steel Reserve 1.3, yes. First, the chromoly frame seems tougher than its aluminum counterparts. A ding in the tube isn't going to ruin your day the way it would on an equally priced aluminum frame. The rest of the money goes to quality components, and trying to cut corners here will cost you in the long run. If you are...

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Germany - Pua Sawicki points and shoots the Ellsworth Truth into a technical path less traveled. Legends are made from continuously amazing performances in tough conditions. Learn more about Pua at www.ellsworthbikes.com ETV Pua, Ellsworth, Control Tech - Experience the Legend

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.WheelWorta.com eaf Te OrOer1-800-529-2530er Sboa online at www.WheelWorld.ci The Sea Otter Classic's cross-country events don't count towards regional, national or world titles, so why on Earth do international stars like Christoph Sauser, Burry Stander, Geoff Kabush, Todd Wells, Roel Paulissen, Georgia Gould, Lene Byberg, Catharine Pendrel, Willow Koerber and Heather Irmiger show up for the events Simple it is in their contracts. While the Sea Otter may not factor into establishing the year's...

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From the downhill race in Beit Keshet Forest in the North of Israel. The photo was taken by my brother, Nadav. Doron G. Rotem Ramat Gan, Israel sometimes reach back by sending Trail Mix photos of their favorite rides. Here are just a few of the photos from nci ai J1- --- * . quarters in Valencia, California, but You can t mountain bike in Israel without crossing histoiy. Here are riders in the Mt Gilboa section of Israel, the site where King on his sword after being defeated by the Philistines...

First Sworks Epic 29er

The carbon S-Works Epic 29er features an all-new front-and-rear carbon frame and now has 3.9 inches of rear wheel travel instead of the 3.5 inches found on the 2010 aluminum version. The 29er version will also feature the RockShox Specialized Reba hybrid 29er fork, the new carbon Roval Control SL 29er wheels, and will share the 142-millimeter-spaced rear end found on the 26-inch version. Back it up For the first time, the carbon Epic will receive a full-carbon rear end. Specialized says the...

X9 Group

The versatile, do-everything X9 component group sees the addition of MatchMaker-compatible Avid Elixir CR brakes, 2xl0-compatible derailleurs and Truvativ cranks with either two or three chainring configuration options. The X9 line also sees the addition of X9-branded hubs. Workhorse The X9 rear derailleur will be available in long-, medium- and short-caged versions. SRAM says the medium-caged 10-cog-compatible rear derailleur weighs just 7.2 ounces. X9 goes 10 Like the high-end X0 family, the...

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There are three equal-sized BB spacers to fit either a 68mm BB shell or 73mm BB shell. A 68mm shell gets two spacers on the drive side and one spacer on the non-drive side. The 73mm shell gets one spacer on the drive side and no spacers on the nondrive side. You can use a tape measure to measure the actual BB shell width to determine your BB shell dimension. Remove the old BB with a FSA MegaExo Socket BB cup tool or Park Tool BBT-9 tool. The right-side BB cups use left-hand threading....

Inside The Manitou Dorado

The Manitou Dorado has been around for about eight years, but today's Dorado is far different from the original incarnation. Manitou offers two versions of their inverted Dorado fork the MRD and the Pro. The Dorado MRD 2700 uses carbon fiber legs and shares all of the same technologies and tuning features of the Dorado Pro 1749 test fork. The 8-inch-travel Dorado Pro features externally adjustable air spring pressure, high- and low-speed compression, TPC timing and rebound. The Dorado features...

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Dll Pf INNOVATION IN HYDRATION fffjf pnyr TU MIOK HICKMAN Looking back on a true classic Photos and story by John Ker Conceived in 1991 as a way to give mountain bikers an opportunity to get out of the cold winter weather and into sunny southern Arizona, the Cactus Cup was an inspired idea. As the first major race of the year, it was a chance for racers to shake the cobwebs off their bikes, try on their new team kits and stretch their winter legs and lungs. It was a perfect excuse to get out of...

Boxxer Secrets

Big-hit compliance Once the air spring pressure is set to the desired amount, the Dorado Pro is easily tuned to match trail conditions. Our best results came when we ran four to six clicks of the TPC damping and six to eight clicks of the black high-speed compression knob. If the racecourse was extremely fast and rough, we'd add a couple of clicks to the black high-speed adjuster. Reaching down to add or take off a click of the high-speed adjuster does not affect the TPC setting, even though it...

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The traditional double-triangle aluminum SixFifty606 frame geometry is optimized for the unique 27.5-inch wheels. The hydroformed tubing features a standard 1-1 8-inch head tube. KHS beefs up the downtube head tube junction with modest gusseting. It is a good thing that the SixFifty606 top tube graphics are bold, because unlike a bike equipped with 29-inch wheels, the 27.5-inch wheels are not an immediate visual tip-off that this bike is all that different. The 606 is equipped with a...

School

The most exciting news in mountain biking has to be the burgeoning High School Mountain Bike League. Started in 2001 by Matt Fritzinger, a teacher at Berkeley High and the MBA Rider Who Inspires of the November 2008 f- issue, Matt saw strong student interest in mountain biking, but without organized events, there was no way for these students to participate. He started the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League and has watched it grow steadily. The League could possibly increase to 10 leagues...

Specialized Clutch Sx Tire

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From cross-country to downhill, we've raved about tires in Specialized's line. The Clutch SX 60 is a burly tire with an aggressive tread, yet it's designed to be a lighter option than the Specialized Clutch DH tire. Tech features Specialized makes two versions of the Clutch the DH and the SX. The DH is their top-shelf downhill race tire, but it has a thicker casing and is heavier than their newer SX casing. Although the 2.5-inch SX casing Clutch is lighter than its counterpart, at 2.2 pounds...

Fulcrum Red Metal 1 Xl Wheels

Tubeless, beautiful and made in Italy Fulcrum wheels are made by Campagnolo in Italy. The Red Metal 1 XL is Fulcrum's top-of-the-line tubeless, thru-axle-compatible cross-country racing wheelset. You can get them in both 26- and 29-inch wheel sizes in quick-release as well as 15QR and 20-millimeter thru-axle configurations. We tested the 26-inch, 15QR model, which weighs 3.64 pounds for the pair without quick-release and retails for 950. Tech features Fulcrum's extruded Ultra-Fit Tubeless...

On The Cover

Dillon Clapp spins through the trees in San Luis Obispo, California. Photo by John Watch the poison oak Ker. Dan Atherton flies in the Sea Otter downhill. Photo by John That was sweet Ker. Mick Hannah powers through a dual slalom berm at the Otter. Photo by Ryan R Dog Cleek. The 2011 Rocky Mountain Slayer gets ready for its debut. Cannondale's 2010 RZ One Forty basks in the studio. Photo by John F-stop Ker. The dual slalom steals the show again. How the Otter attracts the biggest names in...

The North Face Downieville Short

The North Face Downieville Short

The North Face company is best known for their camping, hiking, climbing and skiing gear. They have expanded into cycling with a collection dubbed the Cryptic. The 90 Downieville short is the first garment we have slipped into from the Cryptic collection. Tech features The short uses a 100-percent nylon outer shell with 92 8-percent nylon elastic back yoke and a 100-percent polyester lining. The elliptical front hem is cut to rest over leg armor. Adjustable waist tabs and a lower-back stretch...

People

A big fan We spied this guy cheering on the professional women during the Sea Otter cross-country race. He didn't pick and choose. He cheered for everyone. The guy in the jeans Specialized president and founder Mr. Mike Sinyard. That's pretty cool. The Hannah family Mom Hannah Hannah her name was Hannah Stephens before she married Mick , Duke Michael Hannah and Mick Hannah say hello right after eating dessert at a SRAM party. The Niner guys Steve Domahidy left and Chris Sugai lead Niner Bikes....

Just Ride

In reply to Wayne One Cog Murphy's gearing-down letter, I have yet to encounter a single-speed rider on the mountain who didn't have to let everyone know they were on a single speed. Get over yourselves. The derailleur was invented, what, 50 years ago Are you still using dial-up Internet, too E-mail us at mbaction hi-torque.com. Trailgrams tip of the month ' Filling a pack reservoir with a sport drink instead of water is like starting a science project. If you are going to use sport drinks, you...