Mountain

Checkout Pivot’s New Trail 429

by editors on May 17, 2018

The semantic progression goes something like this. Mach429, Mach429 Trail, and now Pivot is putting Trail first with the Trail 429. Here’s what Pivot has to say about it:

We took the original Mach 429 Trail, completely reshaped the chassis and gave the bike a truly progressive geometry. The new Trail 429 is even more capable on technical terrain than its predecessor yet doesn’t sacrifice a thing in the quick and nimble departments. . . Effortless handling, incredible power transfer and blazing acceleration are what set the Trail 429 apart from so many other trail bikes.

Okay. We get it. It’s a 429 Trail. Exactly what most of the MTB riders we know are looking for. For all the details, click the link.

[Link: Pivot Cycles]

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The Ride For Rwanda Needs Volunteers

by editors on April 19, 2018

Orange County, California’s annual Ride For Rwanda mountain bike epic (April 28, 2018) can’t be done without hundreds of volunteers and organizers still need need more volunteers. That’s where you come in.

Ride for Rwanda is a Earth Moving experience delivering life through bike to African communities. An Army of Amazing Volunteers make it happen! You literally change the world by volunteering, or have family members and friends come join the fun. . . . Each of our volunteers gets the opportunity to impact the world, serve local cycling community, plus get free food, event t-shirt, and beer! (If you are 21 or older)

Currently needed are crossing guards, course guides, and a long list of other options for various times and locations. Seriously, free food, T-shirt, and beverages? Sounds like a deal you shouldn’t pass up not to mention the thrill you get helping out a great cause. For all the details, please click the link.

[Link: Ride For Rwanda]

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IMBA to Host Women’s Summit

by editors on February 22, 2018

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) will host the first-ever IMBA UPRISING event to bring together female leaders in mountain biking from all over the country who are cultivating strong riding communities in their backyards. The event will take place March 22-25, 2018, in Bentonville, Arkansas.

UPRISING is two-and-half days of hands-on collaboration among dedicated, engaged and influential women in the sport to share, learn and ride together in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. The event will highlight the best women’s riding efforts happening across the country in a format designed to provide best practices, information, resources and networking opportunities centered around four guiding principles: Build, Ride, Learn and Engage. Join leading female trail builders, IMBA chapter presidents, ride leaders, coaches and advocates who are influencing an evolution in mountain biking.

For the official word from the IMBA, please follow the jump.

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MAMIL: Middle Aged Men In Lycra

by editors on January 29, 2018

Okay, so this is definitely not us nor anyone we know, but apparently there is a whole middle aged cycling thing going on around the world. What? Well. A new documentary reportedly explains it all: MAMIL: Middle Aged Men In Lycra. If you know someone, or are someone, and you want to check this documentary film out on February 21, 2018 (you know, just to make yourself feel superior) then click here for a complete listing. For the official word on the film, please follow the jump.

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The Sagebrush Safari MTB Race Is Back

by editors on January 29, 2018

Worth Western mountain bikers rejoice. Thanks to the efforts of the Quick n’ Dirty crew the legendary Sagebrush Safari (XC and new Super D) in Campo, California is back.

The 26 mile XC course is as challenging as it is scenic and will be a complete test of your fitness and abilities. Of course, we’ll have categories for all ages and abilities and even a 18 mile race course for those seeking a little less of a challenge. . . The Super D course has all the lumps and bumps you need with some solid pedaly parts thrown in for good measure. In total, it’s a it’s a weekend you won’t want to miss and promises to be one of the best races anywhere this season.

It all goes down March 24 -25, 2018. With XC on Saturday and Super D on Sunday. Camping is available onsite. This is one of the coolest “real” mountain bike race courses on the West Coast and includes little of everything for every body. For all the official details, including how to register, click here or follow the jump.

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Happy Holidays from WTB

by editors on December 21, 2017

Santa shreds, according to Wilderness Trail Bikes, huh? Keep those cards coming.

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Happy Holidays From Interbike

by editors on December 19, 2017

Ah, look. The first holiday card we got was from Interbike.

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Get Registered: 2018 Scott Enduro Cup

by editors on December 12, 2017

Attention no climb crew: The 2018 Scott Enduro Cup registration opens at 11 a.m. MST tomorrow December 13, 2017 at endurocupmtb.com. For the full schedule follow the jump.

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Ride For Rwanda Registration Opens Soon

by editors on December 11, 2017

Just in time for Santa! Registration for our 12th Annual Ride for Rwanda opens on Dec 15, 2017. Be one of the first to register to secure on of the coveted “low number plates” (bike placards are generated in the order that registrations are received). With your low bike number, people will think you are lightning fast!! When all you really have to be is “fast to register.”

The Ride For Rwanda rolls out on April 28, 2018 form Rancho Santa Margarita, California for 50 miles of SoCal dirt heaven. For more info click the link.

[Link: Ride For Rwanda]

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Limited Edition WTB Volt For Red Cross

by editors on November 17, 2017

The Northern California wildfires hit close to home for many cyclists, especially those at WTB. In an effort to aid those who lost so much, WTB will be donating $15 to the American Red Cross for every limited edition Team USA Volt saddle that is purchased. Here’s what WTB says:

The Volt is our most popular mountain saddle. Its medium level of padding thickness compliments subtle curves and a melange of popular features from several of our saddles. This saddle has enough padding for all day riding comfort yet scant enough weights for XC competition, gaining it endless acclaim and popularity among riders.

This is your opportunity to support a worthy cause and give back to your community while getting a great limited edition saddle. Click the link for more.

[Link: WTB]

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