DENVER (BRAIN) — The bike community has a voice in Colorado’s new Office of Outdoor Recreation, a state office that was created this year. Representatives from PeopleForBikes and Verde Brand Communications (which represents several bike industry brands) are on the office’s new advisory group, which was announced Monday.
FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) —?Friends of mountain bike pioneer Charlie Cunningham are running a crowd-funding campaign on Gofundme.com to help Cunningham with medical expenses following a bike accident in August
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members shipped 1.8 million bikes to dealers through August this year, less than half a percent more than they shipped in the same period last year. The flat shipment total does not mean the market is static, however.
The team from BikeRadar and our sister mag What Mountain Bike have been busy putting a load of budget mountain bikes to the test. If you’re looking for a full-suspension ride, then the £1,500 price point (about $2,300) is a strong starting point.
We put the Norco Fluid 7.2, Vitus Escarpe VR, Boardman FS Pro, Giant Anthem 3, Scott Spark 760, Diamondback Myers 3.0, Forme Ripley 001, Whyte 901 and the Haibike Freed 7.1 through their paces.
Related: Best mountain bikes under £1,000
At this price point, hardtails are starting to tend towards more specialist geometry, suited either for XC or trail riding. Many bikes come with a dropper seatpost, a definite plus-point, though don’t expect to see top of the range options. Tubeless-compatible wheels are also something to look out for, as running tubeless is a quick and easy way of dropping a lot of weight, plus tubeless tyres are more robust and puncture resistant – bonus!
We’ll be rolling out full reviews of the cream of the budget MTB crop – stay tuned over the coming weeks…
You can read more at BikeRadar.com
WATERTOWN, Mass. (BRAIN) — Seven Cycles has added two custom titanium fat bike models to its lineup. The Treeline S and Treeline SL are built with straight-gauge and double-butted titanium respectively
?PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dirt Rag ’s art director for the last seven years,?Matt Kasprzyk, is moving on to a new career at Scott Sports.?Kasprzyk’s vacancy will be filled by longtime Bicycle Times ?art director, Stephen Haynes.
MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — Outerbike, a consumer demo event held just outside this mountain bike destination, opened Friday with its traditional stampede as riders rushed in to grab their preferred demo bike as soon as possible (as show in the Vine video below, posted by the Bureau of Land Management office). This year’s three-day event features about 55 exhibitors including, for the first time, an e-bike exhibitor, Haibike
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.?(BRAIN) — Montague’s new RackStand serves as a bike’s rear rack, fender and a kickstand or workstand. It’s compatible with 700c, 26-inch or 27.5-inch wheels and will work with quick release or bolt-on axles
Agency harnesses Women’s Collective trade show seminars into education about women’s market. BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Verde Brand Communications is launching an online training program tailored to retailers, reps, manufacturers, guides and other members of the bike industry focused on the women’s market.