Elements of Victory

Of all the events we attend every year, nothing makes us quite as proud as BC Bike Race. A seven-day international stage race, it’s amazing to see so many people from all over the world enjoying our backyard’s choicest trails. It’s a tour of British Columbia’s rugged coast, and some of the world’s most challenging cross country singletrack—all explored while camping between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountain ranges. This year’s 10th annual BC Bike Race was the perfect occasion to give our updated Element platform some real-world marathon…

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PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC 2016

The third edition of PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC kicked off on Monday 12 September 2016 with the prologue in Zermatt. The first day’s champions in the men’s category was the BMC Mountainbike Racing Team I with Lukas Flückiger and Reto Indergand, who completed the 26 km track in the extremely fast time of 51:37 minutes. For the women, it was the Stöckli Pro Team with Jolanda Neff and Alessandra Keller who came out on top with a time of 1 hour and00:57 minutes. The prologue marks the beginning of the six-day…

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25th Eurobike Report

25th Eurobike comes to a close with 42,720 trade visitors and 34,400 bike fans – International participation rises to 106 countries – 1766 journalists from 41 countries – Eurobike 2017 with one Festival Day Once again, the Eurobike was able to present itself as a valuable platform of the international bicycle industry. From start-up entrepreneurs, to dealers and decision-makers in mid-sized enterprises, and on up to leaders of large corporations: All in all 42,720 industry visitors came to Lake Constance (2015: 45,870). An additional 34,400 bike fans (2015: 20,730) wanted…

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Hans Rey: Follow me to Livigno

Are you looking for a special biking destination for your summer cycling holidays? Hans Rey will give you one. The MTB legend invites all bikers to follow him to Livigno on the new flow trails of the Mountain Park Carosello 3000. A new concept of track  that can guarantee fun and safety for families and beginners as well as adrenaline and challenges for expert riders. August is a month that more than any other evokes the summer holidays spirit. Located in the heart of the Italian Alps, Livigno has become…

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El Caminito del Rey on a mountain bike

Before getting into the history of the El Camino del Rey I think I should clarify an important point of this project so that none of our readers get the wrong idea. The Caminito del Rey cannot be done by bicycle. We need to thank the company that manages the Caminito del Rey and Malaga Provincial Government for the permission granted us to take these images and to do it on a bike. It was a special opportunity offered to a professional rider I confess that I have been impressed by the quality and…

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Camelbak Podium Big Chill

Summers are going on and hydration is super mandatory. On long riding days you often have to drink warm water from your water bottles. But it’s always nice to have a sip of chilled water and hydrate with style. This is where insulated water bottles come in. But could “Camelbak’s Podium Big Chill” be the best answer to this problem? We decided to check it out and see if this is the one for you. The 25 fl. oz. CamelBak Podium Big Chill Insulated Water Bottle uses double-walled construction to…

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Rocky Mountain Element

In Your Element This is the result of over two decades at the front of the pack. The new Element features more efficient suspension performance, refined marathon geometry, Ride-9™ adjustability, and room for two bottles inside the front triangle. The smallest details were examined in search of point-n-shoot rigidity and unrivalled speed. “This new Element is a full-on XC marathon weapon, but with the confidence of a trail bike” said product director Alex Cogger. “People used to show up to BC Bike Race expecting to grind fire roads all day, only to walk the descents and snap their…

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BC Bike Race partners with Pearl Izumi

Pearl Izumi has been constructing some of the world’s best cycling clothing for over 60 years, right from the beginning with a small operation in 1950’s Japan. ‘The human machine is the most perfect machine ever created. Empowering that machine to go faster, farther, and longer than it has ever gone before is what Pearl Izumi strives for.’ It’s this powerful belief and their strong legacy that makes the two companies such a perfect and complementary fit. Marketing Manager, Pearl Izumi Canada, David Blondel sees the sponsorship as a natural fit. “Throughout the…

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Race Report: iXS European Downhill Cup #1 2016

Fischbach and Widmann win in Kranjska Gora Johannes Fischbach and Veronika Widmann won the first round of the iXS European Cup 2016. 400 riders from 32 different nations made their way to Kranjska Gora this weekend, to celebrate the opening of the season and to collect some first important points for the rankings. This past weekend the iXS European Downhill Cup hosted its first race of the season in Kranjska Gora – the race for the European title has officially begun! This year’s cup consists of 6 different – but…

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AES – Nepal 2016 | Practice Day

Thursday, April 07, 2016 | Asian Enduro Series – Nepal | Practice Run The mandatory practice session for AES – Nepal started early morning in a silent town called Nagarkot which is an hour away from the crowded Kathmandu. The popular trucks of Nepal’s mountain biking community provided shuttle to all the riders to the start point of all the 7 stages. Buntay Panday cranking through one of the liason stage. Florent Poilane pinning it all in Commencal Stage. The participants from all the categories found the trails demanding whereas…

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