SpokedMountain Biking & Cycling News

Video: A look at some big personalities and what sets Highland Park apart

This episode of the Red Bull Mountain Bike Chronicles follows the action from the Claymore Challenge in New Hampshire's Highland Mountain Bike Park and, more interestingly at this point in the year, shows how the park is helping riders take it to the next level with their specialized indoor training facility. If you ever wondered how some of these guys got up the nerve to even attempt a back flip or a stunt like a 720, this video will give you some insight into the matter.

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Santa Cruz launches ‘lightest and strongest’ downhill bike

Santa Cruz recently announced the debut of their all new, all-carbon V10 downhill bike. Sure, Bike magazine has tested the carbon V10 before, but that version has an aluminum rear end. This new bike features a carbon rear end, co-developed with Enve Composites, and an all new carbon front triangle and carbon rocker. To read what Bike magazine thought of the new bike, click here.

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SRAM pART Project to raise money for World Bicycle Relief

More than 80 artists have contributed original works created from SRAM bicycle components to support World Bicycle Relief, a non-profit organization improving people's access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity through the power of bicycles. The art will be exhibited and auctioned at the 2012 pART PROJECT New York charity gala, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Cedar Lake Theater (547 W. 26th Street, New York, New York). To learn more about the gala and how..

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SRAMs Single-Ring Drivetrain Goes Enduro Racing

When SRAM debuted their XX1 single-ring drivetrain, they made it clear from day one that XX1 wasn't being targeted at any single group of riders. Sure, it made immediate sense to XC racers, but the allure of a less complicated drivetrain (and, potentially, one that results in fewer or no dropped chains) made just as much sense to riders who favor longer-travel bikes. That's what this clip is all about. Jerome Clementz, arguably the most modest and low-key racer on earth (who..

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My Loon Mountain: Explore the resort with local Chad Walker

Loon Mountain Sports retail manager Chad Walker grew up in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and has lived at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire, for two years. An avid paddler and cyclist, he knows the area's myriad recreation spots for both summertime and winter, regularly hopping on his mountain bike or taking to his raft when shirking his retail duties. "This area is great for outdoor activities in the summertime," he says. "The trails are endless and you can easily get away from the..

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Win GoPro’s new Wi-Fi enabled HERO3 Black Edition camera

Want to win GoPro's new Wi-Fi enabled HERO3 Black Edition camera? Well, now's your chance. Just click here, like one of the Facebook pages of 12 magazines and websites that have partnered with GoPro for the contest, and fill out a teeny, tiny form. It's as simple as that. You can like just one of the 12 Facebook pages of magazines such as Surfer, Bike, and Skateboarder, or all 12. It's your choice--but the more you like, the better your chances of winning.The Wi-Fi enabled..

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Daily Grind: Bike magazine reviews Gore Ladies Countdown 2.0 GT jacket

Bike magazine contributor Stephanie Nitsch is "a skeptic when it comes to women's bike clothing," she wrote in a recent post, largely because many companies believe that all they have to do to make an item of clothing a piece of women's clothing is to dye it pink. But Nitsch found the Gore Ladies Countdown 2.0 GT jacket to be different. "When Gore Bike Wear gave me the new women's Countdown 2.0 GT jacket ($199.99) to test out for the transition between sun and snow, my expectations..

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Daily Grind: Watch gnarly riding in Nepal in ‘Where the Trail Ends’

"Where the Trail Ends" is a recent documentary that follows several freeride mountain bikers as they travel to the far reaches of the earth, searching for spots no one has ridden before. Recently, the movie released what they called the "Contour Nepal edit," which follows some riders as they travel to the Kingdom of Mustang in Nepal. "Not too many people get to experience a place like this," said one of the riders in the video. "Coming to zones that have such high elevation is really..

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