SpokedMountain Biking & Cycling News

Enduro and Super-D mountain bike racing

Two exciting events combine what we liked about mountain biking in the first place

The mountain bike evolution continues to expand with a recent rise in two new disciplines: Enduro and Super-D. Both have taken elements from classic mountain bike events to forge new and exciting competitions that riders and spectators alike are responding to.

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Inspiring new Race Face video

Get ready to call in sick

Check out the video above in which Simmons and Tippie flip Mother Nature the bird and make the most of winter—in both the snow and the dirt. Warning: you may be inspired to call in sick to work or school tomorrow.

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Fatbikes are here to stay

How a former Bike magazine editor--and fatbike resistor--was won over

"While fatbiking on the snow is generally much slower than riding dry trails, the lower friction and alien texture of snow–when conditions are good–replicates the sensation of ripping trails at full speed. It is a blast. Shallow pitches become technical descents, crashing doesn’t hurt nearly as much and power sliding corners has never been easier or more fun." --Ryan LaBar

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Bikers careen down bobsled track

The bobsled run at Winterberg, Germany, is more than 4,200-feet long with an elevation drop of 360 feet, and it is designed for bobsled, luge and skeleton racing. Could downhill mountain biking be next as a discipline on the solid ice surface? Probably not, but German downhill mountain bikers Andreas Sieber and Julian Gerhardt tested the track out for German bike maker Radon and got the "ultimate adrenaline kick." Check it out: Hmmm. Maybe one day we will see..

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