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The word downhill means a lot of different things for a lot of different riders. To some, it draws a faint line along a topo map or down the spine of a distant, untracked mountain. To others, it's all about 3 minutes spent in The Zone focusing on precise wheel placement and measured in hundredths of seconds. A pile of bikes in the back of a pickup and the smell of musty armor. The hum of a chairlift and the 5th run of the day waiting at the top, cold ones and friends at the bottom. Santa Cruz...

Compact Revolution

OUR COMPACT CRANKSETS HAVE ALREADY REVOLUTIONIZED ROAD GEARING, AND NOW 386 BRINGS THE SAME GROUND-BREAKING TECHNOLOGY TO MTB. RACE-READY IN A MINIMALIST 630G* PACKAGE WITH 10 WIDER GEAR RANGE THAN TRADITIONAL 2X9 SYSTEMS. THE COMPACT REVOLUTION CONTINUES. FOR MORE INFO ABOUT COMPACT REVOLUTION AND K-FORCE COMPONENTS VISITWWW.FULLSPEEDAHEAD.COM * CRAN HARMS, CHWNRIHCS. BOLTS WD SPINDlf. AVAILABLE IN BB30 OS MEGA BO VE RSIOftS. Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.4 inch tires, converted to Fizik Antares...

Young

Seventeen-year-old Mitch Ropelato and his father, Kerry, have been on the road for eight hours and are entering Mesquite, a town on the border between Nevada and Arizona. They're still about five hours from their destination of Montana, California, roughly 60 miles outside Los Angeles, where Mitch will be racing mountaincross and downhill on the weekend. Mitch has been on MBA's radar for over a year, as he's had some impressive runs at National events. His...

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I We stock J Medium and 1 Long cage Crowd control Fontana's infamous wall had not been used for a national event in years. Its reopening brought dread to many a competitor's heart. The brutal climb was made worse by heavy traffic. Over 100 men started the professional cross-country.

Mike Stickers

Is your BMW, Porsche or N5X looking like all the others in the country dub parking lot Is your helmet looking a little too plain If so. it's time vou ordered up your very own set o Mountain Bike Action magazine stickers Each heavy-vinyl, die cut, full-color sticker pack features 2 large (8) and 4 small (4) stickers OFFICIAL Mountain Bike Action STICKERS ORDER FORM Please send me_sticker packs I'm sending 4.95 for each sticker pack Make check or money order payable to Plus Products, P.O. Bo*...

Gomm All Mountain Travel

HLR EXTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS FOR HIGH e LOW SPEED COMPRESSION RC EXTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS FOR LOW SPEED COMPRESSION EXTERNAL HESOUND . These are the bikes you'd build for yourself. J 40mm irate . Mavic Crosstra.''' wheels. Avid discs more. Retail 3739.00 Fox DHX S O rear Fox 40 RC9 front AM Code hrakes. 2-5' Mavis Minion DHF DHR tires on Mavic Deemax wheels. RuLnil SSSG5 00 Fox DHX S O rear Fox 40 RC9 front AM Code hrakes. 2-5' Mavis Minion DHF DHR tires on Mavic Deemax wheels. RuLnil SSSG5 00 The...

Big Wheels Go Bigger

W.F.O. 9 NINER STABILITY MEETS FREERIDE ABILITY TESTING The W.F.O. 9 went through several rounds of exhaustive testing and refinement. The result is our strongest and stiffest frame yet, including a first for a 29er - a tapered headtube for increased front-end stiffness and strength. TECHNOLOGY gt gt Our hydroformed downtube allows the use of both coil and piggyback shocks, the offset bottom linkage makes room for an ISCG mount the first SRAM Hammerschmidt compatible 29er and a choice of 135mm...

Fox Announces Sweeping

Fox Rp2 Damper Circuit

Fox Racing Shox has unveiled its 2010 mountain bike suspension line. There are no major exterior changes to the Float line but the internals have all received massive changes. The downhill shocks get total makeovers. The man Fox suspension wasn't named after a carnivorous mammal. The name comes from the company's founder, Mr. Bob Fox, an engineer and former motocross racer. Fox F-Series fork The F-Series forks for cross-country racing get new internals and lose weight. The production version of...

Mountain Versus Moto

The guy lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and while his day job is running the family's printing business, he moonlights as the publisher editor circulation director of Motorcycho, the coolest little motorcycle 'zine in existence. He is also the president of the Scorpions Motorcycle Club. No, it is not a motorcycle gang. The Scorpions restore and ride late '70s and early '80s Japanese motorcycles that have been converted for flattrack, hillclimbing and messing around in abandoned...

Race Face Halo Helmet

Take control of your sweaty waterfall Halo makes a number of products to keep the sweat out of your eyes and off your sunglasses while riding. The 21.95 Halo Skull Cap takes over where the Halo II leaves off. Tech features The Halo Skull Cap is a pullover, vented-nylon cap with a band made of two thin layers of Dryline fabric to evaporate sweat. A feature dubbed Sweat-Block technology redirects the sweat to the sides of the Halo if the Dryline fabric becomes saturated. The fabric that covers...

Clamp Down

Saddle makers use everything from steel to carbon fiber for their seat rails to save weight and add comfort. On the other side, you have seatpost makers who offer a zillion different saddle-clamping systems. How can you tell what clamp designs work best for your saddle of choice Also, how do you know how much torque to use to clamp the saddle to the seatpost We asked Suzette Ayotte, who is the U.S. Marketing Manager for Fizik Saddles, to take a seat and answer your question. Most seatpost...

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Eye on linkage bearings and perform shock servicing regularly. Also, the shock has a 275psi limit which will be a limiting factor for heavy riders. Up front, we used RockShox's air pressure recommendations. Bottom line is, use 25-percent sag, use the least amount of rebound and compression damping as possible, and go ride.

Landmine Classic

But before you can lose fine Golden Bike, you have to win it Just enter one of the seven GT Golden Races and crush the competition. There's just one teeny tiny catch, To keep the bike with Independent Drivetrain for increased pedaling efficiency, you'll have to win the next Golden Race. Otherwise, you're out of luck and out of a Golden Bike. Register at GTlsGolden,com j

The Amazing 3D Racing B29

Mike Sinyard

We see our fair share of beautiful bikes, but when 3D Racing's Chris Herting dropped by the palatial MBA World Headquarters with his personal ride, our collective jaws dropped, too. His 3D Racing B-29er cheater single-speed is a work of art too pretty to get dirty, but too functional not to thrash. Cheater The extra-large bike 21.5-inch-es from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube tipped the official MBA scale at 27.8 pounds. If you think you are looking at a single...