Do you have an idea for a bicycle that might persuade the average person, with no prior interest in cycling, to park the car and pedal to work? That is the main idea behind this competition. The scope is up to you- choose to come up with a whole new form factor for a pedal powered machine, or focus on specific details that you consider key to accomplishing the goal of getting the average non-cyclist to consider riding a bike for transportation.
Monthly Archives: November 2008
Specialized announced today a much anticipated decision to sponsor Team Monster Energy in 2009—home to two of the most notorious faces in downhill racing, 2X World DH Champion Sam Hill and 2006 Junior World Cup DH Champion Brendan Fairclough.
Whilst showcasing some of the most amazing Irish landscapes, Break the Cycle will give you a vision into the lives of ten of the top Irish riders, to capture how they have managed to break the cycle of everyday mundane life, through their passion for riding their bikes.
THOMAS VANDERHAM WELCOMES STEVE SMITH TO THE TEAM AND GET’S PERSONAL WITH AN INFORMAL PRESS RELEASE AND INTERVIEW. On behalf of Evil Bikes I am stoked to announce the signing of World Cup downhill racer Steve Smith. I first started hearing Steve’s name about 4 or 5 years ago when I was still racing BC and Canada Cups.
It is Thanksgiving over here in the states, so it is time to give thanks for all of the great gifts in our lives. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you guys for supporting MTB by 198 in its first year or opporation. A website is nothing but text in space without its readers.
When Hadley Racing offered me the opportunity to review their new hubs, I jumped at the opportunity. Hadley Racing hubs are made in the USA and offer a great engagement rear hub at 72pt. At the time I talked to Hadley, they were a week or two back ordered on their black hubs, so red it was.
Winter night riding is upon us and deciding on a new light for the season can prove to be a difficult task. You want to join in on the weekly mountain bike night rides, but you also want to be able to see! The JetLite Access 5200 HID is one of your many options.
This is shocking but true…there are other things that you can do OTHER THAN RIDE A BIKE that will make you a better mountain biker. I know this is shocking and appalling, but it is time to warm up to the fact that other fitness conscience, like minded individuals have found ways to improve their life and health by finding happiness in other forms.
For this entry in Weekend Wrenching, we are going to talk about tools. Every job can be made harder without the correct tools to do the job. Bicycle maintenance requires several specialized tools that will make your life much easier on and off the trail.
If you know how to ride a bicycle, then you can join in on the exciting experience of mountain biking: conquering steep hills, jumping cliffs and scratching up your skin. Mountain biking is a little more risky than regular bike riding.
Wheels are one of the most important components on a mountain bike. When deciding on which wheelset to purchase for your mountain bike, you need to choose your hub set very carefully. Not all hubs are created equal and at different price points, there are a different features.
An often discouraging topic associated with any extreme sport is injuries. However, they do not have to be discouraging but little lessons that we can use to better ourselves and educate others wanting to conquer the mountains as well.