Mountain Bikes

Pinarello announces its first e-MTB, the Andromeda Hybrid 9.9

TREVISO, Italy (BRAIN) —  Pinarello has announced its Andromeda Hybrid 9.9, the first in a range of electric mountain bikes for the brand. The company said the new bike uses “concepts studied and developed with the Dogma XM and Dogma XC” road bikes. The 29-inch carbon hardtail bike uses a Shimano Steps E8000 Series motor , a 120mm travel fork, 3.0-inch wide tires and thru axles front and rear

NEMBAfest draws record attendance in 20th edition

EAST BURKE, Vt. (BRAIN) — The 20th annual New England Mountain Bike Association Festival (NEMBAfest), held June 16-18 at the Kingdom Trails in Vermont, saw registration jump 24 percent to bring in a record 7,100-plus riders over the festival’s three days, organizers said. NEMBAfest, Powered by Pedro’s, is presented by the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) and the Kingdom Trails Association in partnership with the Wildflower Inn, featuring an expo area with bike and product demos right next to the Kingdom Trails, group rides, mountain bike skills clinics, family activities, camping, live music and more.  The organizers said this year’s festival also brought in more campers, families and vendors than ever before

BRAIN Dealer Tour: Is Palisade the next big MTB destination?

PALISADE, Colo. (BRAIN) — BRAIN’s Dealer Tour braved rain and even a bit of snow pedaling about 20 miles from Grand Junction to the small town of Palisade on Thursday, visiting the town’s Rapid Creek Cycles & Sports. While Palisade is best known now for its wineries and its peaches, the town could become one of the major mountain biking destinations in a few years, if the owners of Rapid Creek have any say in it.  The store is owned by  Scott Winans and  Rondo  Buecheler. Buecheler was the founder of Over The Edge Sports in Fruita, Colorado, (where the Dealer Tour visited Wednesday) where he helped build the trails and biking community that made Fruita one of the most popular mountain bike destinations in the country. In Palisade, he has similar plans.

Giant Bicycles Canada to open new store in Whistler

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) – Giant Bicycles Canada has announced the opening of its newest retail store, Giant Whistler, located in Whistler, B.C. The new store will hold a grand opening on Friday, May 19, the same day Whistler Bike Park opens for the season.

Bicycling magazine announces its Editors’ Choice Award winners


The ‘Otter breaks records in 27th year, as e-MTB’s are the hot demo

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Final attendance numbers were still being tallied Monday, but early numbers pointed to a record year for the Sea Otter Classic, which ended Sunday.

Kids’ bikes at Sea Otter: from first-time pedalers to high-zoot rippers

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kids’ bike companies are flooding the Sea Otter expo this year, and most of them are clustered around the skills area for young riders. These are not full-line bike brands that offer kids’ bikes as an afterthought.

Marin launches new mountain bike with Naild suspension design

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has released a new mountain bike at the Sea Otter Classic using a suspension design from Naild, a company formed by industry veteran Darrell Voss.  The Marin Wolf Ridge has 160 mm of travel and the company said the design allows it to be an everyday ride in all conditions

Supplier bike shipments fall 15 percent over first quarter

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Suppliers selling e-bikes saw an increase in business over the first quarter as shipments grew 88 percent, but that is about the only good news in Q1.

Race Face and Easton offer new crank-spindle power meter, introduce new components at Sea Otter

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Race Face and Easton are both getting into the power meter market with a $600 spindle-based system that is compatible with cranks from both brands. The two brands, owned by Fox Factory, also are introducing a variety of new components this week at the Sea Otter Classic here: Race Face is launching a new parts group, Next R, which slots in between its Next SL group (intended for cross-country/enduro) and its SixC group (intended for downhill use)