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Mavic announces reduced MAP, brings mountain bike apparel back to the U.S.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) – Mavic has announced reduced MAP for most of its 2017 road and mountain wheels and its wheel tire systems.

Walton Family renews support for PeopleForBikes

BOULDER, Colo.

Rob Warner’s top 11 moments

In the latest issue of Mountain Biking UK, which is out now, we caught up with the legendary Rob Warner two decades after his first (and only) DH MTB World Cup win. We asked Rob what his top 11 moments were over the last 20 years.

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1. Getting fired from his first and only ‘proper’ job, working for Rover cars, after just six months. The rest is history…

2. Racing Man vs. Horse vs. Bike in the early ’90s. “I was caught up in the epicness of mountain biking then.”

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3. Finishing one place ahead of John Tomac at the DH World Championships in 1993. “My chain came off on the first turn, I rolled down and got 19th, one place ahead of Tomac. MBUK loved that and signed me for ’94.”

4. Getting off to a flying start in World Cup racing in 1994. Rob qualified in the top 10 at his first race in Cap-d’Ail, France, but punctured in the final. His second race was in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada where he finished third.

5. Winning the Kaprun World Cup in 1996.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Rob Warner’s top 11 moments

In the latest issue of Mountain Biking UK, which is out now, we caught up with the legendary Rob Warner two decades after his first (and only) DH MTB World Cup win. We asked Rob what his top 11 moments were over the last 20 years.

  • Best winter mountain bike tyres
  • Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you

1. Getting fired from his first and only ‘proper’ job, working for Rover cars, after just six months. The rest is history…

2. Racing Man vs. Horse vs. Bike in the early ’90s. “I was caught up in the epicness of mountain biking then.”

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3. Finishing one place ahead of John Tomac at the DH World Championships in 1993. “My chain came off on the first turn, I rolled down and got 19th, one place ahead of Tomac. MBUK loved that and signed me for ’94.”

4. Getting off to a flying start in World Cup racing in 1994. Rob qualified in the top 10 at his first race in Cap-d’Ail, France, but punctured in the final. His second race was in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada where he finished third.

5. Winning the Kaprun World Cup in 1996.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Recumbent trike maker TerraTrike hires Pale Morning Media for PR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — TerraTrike, which claims to be the largest U.S. manufacturer of recumbent tricycles and tricycle accessories, has hired Pale Morning Media to do public relations promoting its new designs.

POC names new CEO

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC has appointed CEO and broadcast media executive Jonas Sjögren to become its new CEO, starting Feb.

New BRAIN issue celebrates our 25th anniversary

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — How times flies.

BC Bike Race picks up Pearl Izumi as sponsor and supplier, and Brian Lopes as a racer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Organizers of the BC Bike race have announced a major sponsorship agreement with Pearl Izumi and also said Pearl-sponsored athlete Brian Lopes will race the event this year, for the second time. “With celebrating our 10th anniversary this year we are thrilled to be partnering with such an innovative company as Pearl Izumi, and also one that holds the same philosophy of quality and customer satisfaction that we at BC Bike Race do,” said BC Bike Race president, Dean Payne. Pearl Izumi Canada marketing manager David Blondel said, “Throughout the last 10 years the team behind BC Bike Race has worked hard to create the best mountain bike stage race in the world

Highway Two hires new sales agencies

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Highway Two has hired two new sales agencies for the Pacific Northwest and Southwest. Montcorsa Sales Agency, headed up by Aaron Malone in Portland, Oregon, takes on the company’s Oregon and Idaho territory

Riding the world’s longest production mountain bike

It’s been a few months now since we introduced Finnish firm Pole’s Evolink 140 to you as the longest bike you’ve never heard of. 

Here we have a 140/150mm 29er trail bike with what we believe to be the longest wheelbase of any production mountain bike currently available, at 51.7in (1312mm). 

Partly responsible for that huge wheelbase figure is the Pole’s super-slack 64.5 degree head angle. That and its 29in wheels and high offset fork add up to a bike that quite literally pushes things further than any before it.

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We left the bike in the capable hands of BikeRadar tester Seb Stott, who’s put the Pole through its paces over the last few months and, in typical Seb style, has concluded his findings in the video above. 

Tune in to hear Seb talk everything from the Pole’s terrain quashing suspension system to the effects of that extreme geometry and why, amongst riding style changes, Seb eventually turned to putting a longer stem on this bike.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com