Month: November 2008

article placeholder

Last Chance To Win A Cannondale Bad Boy From Bicycle Design

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.
article placeholder

Press Release – Steve Smith Is Evil

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.
article placeholder

Time To Give Thanks…

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.
article placeholder

Hadley Racing – The Red Hubs Out Of The Box

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.
article placeholder

How To Become A Better Mountain Biker – Part 5

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.
article placeholder

Skills You Should Know Before You Tackle A Hill

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.
article placeholder

Hope Pro 2 Hub Set Review

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.
article placeholder

Broken Bones – The Dark Side…

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.