Mountain Bike Action
has a preview of some upcoming shocks and forks from Manitou
. Both companies are releasing anti-bob designs, similar to those already in use by Fox on this years Specialised Epic. These designs are intended for cross country users, to allow movement over bumps, without having your suspension sap all your pedalling power. Check out the articles for more information.
have a quick roundup of their 5 favorite freeride
bikes from Interbike, sharing with us what they think will be five of the best this year. For more detailed Interbike coverage, check out Pinkbike
's coverage here
Also on Mountain Zone is an interview
with upcoming female downhiller Fionn Griffiths. At only 20 years of age she's second in the world only to Anne-Caroline Chausson. Sounds like there's a lot of potential there.
has some information about the new Shimano "Saint" groupset
, aimed at the downhill and freeride market.
MTBA together with mtb-oz
have launched a national Code of Conduct campaign
With the biggest threat to the future of mtbing in Australia (and the world) being trail access, every rider needs to know and follow a code of conduct. This is not so much to play by the rules but more to show powers that be that as a user group we are responsible, aware and care for the future, the environment and others that use it.
Remember, if you have any MTB related news, or anything else you think we might find interesting for that matter, send it our way...