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  1. Apparel and Protection
    The All-new Sidi Dimaro When I think of Sidi shoes, I think carbon, cross country, road, and enduro, downhill really never come to mind. All that changed this week when Sidi released the Dimaro a shoe it says is designed specifically for the demands of today's downhill, enduro, and all-mountain...
  2. General Discussion
    100% Introduces the Altec and Trajecta Helmets Meet 100%'s Two Newest Creations; the All-Mountain Altec and Enduro Trajecta Helmets, both Featuring Smartshock Technology This week 100% announced the addition of two new helmets to its fast-growing mountain bike line; the Altec aimed at the...
  3. General Discussion
    The TR11 is the newest addition to the Transition family. With its full carbon fiber construction and Giddy Up linkage, it supplants the aluminum TR500 as the brand's top end downhill bike. Say goodbye to adjustable rear travel. This bike is purpose built to win World Cup races. Unlike its...
  4. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    World Cup DH is back! It's only been a month since Leogang, but we couldn't be happier for the action to start up again. For the 5th race of the season, the series is back in Lenzerheide. This track debuted last year and it's riddled with berms, road gaps, and rocks...
  5. 27.5
    The new Convict from WTB is the gnarliest tire the company has ever created. It has tall knobs with multi-direction channels for improved traction whether it's dry and sandy or damp and loamy. If you're a fan of their Vigilante tire, but wanted something that took things one step further on the...
  6. General Discussion
    Phil Kmetz is an old friend of Mtbr, based in the East Coast. He created this fascinating pump track in the woods that inspired us and many others to convert backyards and idle tracks of land into a playground. He is a burly guy with skills to match, racing Pro Downhill with results seen here...
  7. 27.5
    Versatility is the name of the game for Rocky Mountain Bicycles' new downhill bike called the Maiden. It is built around 27.5 wheels but it will accept 26er wheels with little compromise. With an adjustable rear dropout height and headtube spacer to dial in head tube height, the Maiden's...
  8. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    We saw a prototype of Pivot's new DH bike in action at the tail end of the 2013 World Cup circuit. A carbon production version was unveiled at Sea Otter this year and we caught up with Pivot Cycles President Chris Cocalis to get the complete rundown. The Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon is a full carbon...
  9. General Discussion
    Damper also available as upgrade, DH forks add 27.5-inch version Video: RockShox Product Manager Jeremiah Boobar talks about the new BoXXer DH fork. It seems suspension maker RockShox knows a good thing when they see it-or in this case feel it. The Charger Damper-the key ingredient in their...
  10. General Discussion
    We knew it was just a matter of time until X01 spread its wings in the Downhill Racing arena. Already a favorite among many gravity oriented racers, SRAM made several improvements to make 1x stronger, quicker and more precise. Read on see if this new drivetrain is for you. SRAM 1X™ Technology...
  11. 26er Bikes
    I recall talking to Mick Hannah at the Sea Otter Classic back in 2009 about his development of the then prototype carbon Fury DH racer from GT. At the time, the thought of a carbon DH race bike was pretty radical. Fast forward several years and now carbon gravity race bikes are prevalent. So...
  12. 27.5
    Mongoose was at Bike PressCamp showing off some of their new high end lineup. While many hardcore mountain bikers may turn up their noses at the Mongoose brand (mainly due to the fact that their entry level bikes are sold at "big box" stores), Mongoose does have some legitimate offerings that...
  13. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Fresh off the presses, this video comes to us from the guys at Knolly Bikes. Featured here is Knolly Team rider Garett Buehler putting his 2013 Knolly Podium through it's paces. And if you like the Black Keys, this video features their BEST song. Where did the name for this video come from...
  14. Downhill - Freeride
    Mtbr covered the Santa Cruz V10c at Interbike a couple of months ago and it was quite a stunner. Steve Peat's own prototype race bike was on display done up in signature colors of white, blue and red it was obvious that it was very close to production. And now, the wait is over. The all new...
  15. 27.5
    At Sea Otter this year, ENVE introduced a 650B rim, which they are calling the Twenty7.5 (650B), and they'll come in an AM and XC version. The Twenty7.5 rims are 31mm wide (24mm internal) and weigh in at 410 grams for the AM, and 24mm wide (18mm Internal) and 360 grams for the XC, and will...
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