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Day One Results: EWS Madeira 2019

Day One Results: EWS Madeira 2019

After a day of racing across three dust filled stages series leaders Martin Maes and Isabeau Courdurier continued their domination of the 2019 series. Both riders are heading into the second day with gaps of around 20 seconds each, can anyone close the gap and take...

Video: Friday Fails #68

Video: Friday Fails #68

 @radrider: once people are hooked, they can push falls like this. But if she’s not hooked yet, chances are good she’s never going to get back on a MTB. A lot of women (and men too) are throw into the deep end too fast by their riding partners, and...

Practice Photo Report: Party at the Beach – EWS Madeira 2019

Practice Photo Report: Party at the Beach – EWS Madeira 2019

Beautiful scenery and fresh tracks greeted racers as they took the steep hills of Madeira to kick off two days of practice in the runup to this weekend’s EWS race. Super dry and dusty conditions are making both visibility and traction a difficult thing to come...

Sick Bicycle Co Responds to Anger Over Undelivered Frames

Sick Bicycle Co Responds to Anger Over Undelivered Frames

Professional agitators? Revolutionaries? The meteoric growth of Sick Cycles has been interesting to watch from the sidelines. Like many British brands, it was started in a shed, but it was clear from the onset that founders Jordan Childs and Tim Allen (no, not that...

First Look: Cavalerie’s Blackbird Carbon Gearbox Bike – Garda Trentino 2019

First Look: Cavalerie’s Blackbird Carbon Gearbox Bike – Garda Trentino 2019

We tested Cavaleire’s Anakin, a French-made, alloy Effigear gearbox bike a few years ago. Now, the French company is finalizing their 29″-wheeled 160mm carbon enduro bike, the Blackbird. The bike is built around the French-made Effigear gearbox. Cavalerie...

Review: DT Swiss F535 One Fork

DT Swiss has a reputation for highly engineered wheel components, but they’ve done XC-focused suspension for a long time as well. Their new F535 One fork was a ground-up design, and signals their desire to jostle their way into the crowded trail/enduro suspension...

Greg Callaghan to Miss Madeira EWS With Broken Foot

Greg Callaghan is the latest in a string of riders forced to drop out of the Madeira round of the EWS. He posted on Instagram last night that he broken bones and ruptured ligaments in his foot in a training crash and will be unable to take to the start line on the...

Local Flavours: The Complete Guide to Riding on the Sunshine Coast, BC

Local Flavours THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO RIDING ON SUNSHINE COAST, BC Words, photos, & video by Brice Shirbach I woke up 10 minutes before my alarm was set to go off. My eyes went from the ceiling of my hotel room, back to the bedside clock, then to my bikes, and...

5 Metal Hardtails From the Bespoked Show 2019

Stur CyclesYou’ve seen additive manufacturing through Robot and now Atherton Bikes using carbon and tubes and titanium lugs, but here’s a full titanium version from Stur Cycles. The theory is the same, but instead of the tubes being bonded into the 3D...

Randoms: FSA, SixSixOne, Magura, Ringle, & More – Garda Trentino 2019

A cruise through the booths at Riva revealed a number of new products that have previously not been seen. We saw everything from cables integrated into handlebars and stems to custom brake decals, protection, new hubs, and what appears to be a new XC bike from Rose....