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  1. General Discussion
    What does it take to be a World Champion? In episode 2 of Rising, follow Kate Courtney behind the race tape to learn what it takes to be the fastest mountain bike racer in the world. Strength Training Competition at the top of elite mountain biking takes more than long days on the bike...
  2. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Olympic Champion Nino Schurter spends 95% of his time training or racing on his cross-country bike. But like all athletes at his level, the 7-time World Champion likes to escape from his busy schedule in the off-season and to spend time with family and friends somewhere remote. Here is why...
  3. General Discussion
    In the buyer beware department comes this note from our friends at Scott Bikes. They claim that fake online stores have been sweeping social media channels such as Facebook recently with increased intensity, promising discounts beyond 80% on a broad variety of Scott bikes. Sponsored ads lure...
  4. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Scott's TwinLoc Remote Suspension Adjustment system is a polarizing topic. Some riders love the on-the-fly adjustability, while other balk at the additional clutter on their bars. But before casting final judgement it's important to know how TwinLoc works and what are the benefits of on-the-fly...
  5. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Virtual reality in Virgin Utah. Photo by SCOTT/Scott Markewitz It's winter. The Pacific Northwest is cold and rainy. You want to ride bikes, and think that Utah might be the perfect destination. Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Head to the desert with Kyle Jameson and Stan Jorgensen for some dry...
  6. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    The Margus Riga approach to photography is pretty simple, get really good at taking photos and then ride faster than your pro rider friends. Estonian born, raised in Toronto, but shaped by Coastal BC (where he moved at the age of 18) his photographs are prolific, with a style that is...
  7. 29er Bikes
    Lowdown: Scott Spark 900 It used to be that any mention of the Scott Spark spurred images of hard charging XC racing (think reigning Olympic champs Nino Schurter and Jenny Rissveds). And that's still the case, sort of. For model year 2017, Scott split its Spark line into two branches, Spark RC...
  8. Apparel and Protection
    Scott's Trail Women line - functionality and comfort combined in a great color scheme. Along with bikes, Scott offers a complete selection of clothes, shoes, helmets, and more. And all the pieces are artfully color matched. Here's a look direct from the Eurobike trade show in Germany. Scott...
  9. Apparel and Protection
    Swiss bike and gear maker Scott unveiled a bevy of new MTB goodies at the recent Eurobike trade show. Here's a rundown of the key highlights starting with a new brain protector. Nero Plus Helmet The new Nero Plus helmet features MIPS brain protection system, which improves impact protection in...
  10. 29er Bikes
    With 150mm of travel front and rear, the new Scott Genius sits squarely in the sweet spot for most riders. If you can only afford one bike, the 150mm category is often considered the sweet spot. It offers just enough travel that you can go down almost anything, while remaining efficient enough...
  11. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Editor's note: Story by Sam Flanagan with photos by SCOTT/Margus Riga. Geoff Kabush is best known for traveling the world and tearing up the global cross-country racing circuit, where he rips around on a quiver of anorexic hardtails and short-travel XC bikes. But those who know him will tell...
  12. General Discussion
    Scott Sports and Cycling Development this week announced the launch of the Cycling Development-SCOTT mountain bike team. Formed to create opportunities for a group of elite young athletes, riders on the team are dedicated to excellence on the bike, excellence in the classroom, and serving as...
  13. General Discussion
    Reigning Olympic champions Nino Schurter and Jenny Rissveds headline the new SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Team, which was officially launched this week with a four-year contract. SRAM has been a partner of the team since the beginning in 2002. Now as a title sponsor, the partnership includes RockShox...
  14. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    With a tropical climate, ripping trails, and tons of activities, could the Philippines be the perfect vacation spot? Photo by Sam Flanagan In the latest from the Scott Bikes' Chasing Trail video series, they follow their athletes across the world in search of singletrack. They've been...
  15. 29er Bikes
    Let's face it, when buying a new bike price is always a factor. This is even more true for the beginner looking to upgrade from their "starter" bike. The hardcore enthusiast may complain about the never ending cycle of new technologies that seem to come out every other month, but one benefit is...
  16. Misc Components
    Acquired by Scott Sports in 2012, Syncros full line of components help keep bikes running smooth with a host of sleek new offerings for 2017. Video: Syncros XR1.5 Stem and Integrated XR MTB Head Unit Mount, XR1.0 SL Saddle and Matchbox Tailor Cage Scott Sports marketing manager Nic Sims...
  17. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    The Hebredies are a collection of Islands scattered to the top left of mainland Scotland. Island life brings a much slower pace full of tiny communities. Without real roads and with stunning scenery there is no better way to explore the region than by the power of the wind. An intricate maze of...
  18. 29er Bikes
    We've already told you about Scott's 2017 Spark full suspension cross-country bike, plus some significant updates to the Swiss bike maker's road bike line. But perhaps more than any other bike, the revised Scott Scale is what defines this company. "Racing is our heritage," explained Jochen...
  19. Misc Components
    In four days of hard testing we never dropped our chain, or even had a miss-shift. The first thing you notice about SRAM's new Eagle 1x12 drivetrain is that it doesn't feel much (if at all) different from the popular 1x11 systems most of us are already used to. Assuming proper rear derailleur...
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