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2013 World Cup downhill recap


The 2014 World Cup downhill season starts in two weeks just where it left off at the World Championships in 2013 - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Will 2014 be the season 27.5 wheels sweep the circuit? Will Steve Smith and Gee Atherton continue their dominating battle for the overall title? Will rising stars like Richie Rude and Loic Bruni usher in a new generation? Can anyone challenge Rachel Atherton’s dominance? I can’t wait to find out. Get caught up with the 2013 season here.

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Kona’s Independent Suspension – An Overview


Suspension designs are a complicated thing. As Kona says, it’s a game of millimeters. From its first full-suspension model in 1995 to its coming 2015 models, Kona has refined its single-pivot, linkage driven suspension designs for their ultimate application. There are three variations in the current lineup, and this cool video walks you through the design philosophy of each.

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Video: The making of ‘Get High’ in Slovakia


Think those videos you see of amazing mountain adventures just come easy? Think again. Some aspiring filmmakers from Slovakia got in touch with their story of their adventure in the West Tatras mountains and how their new film “Get High” came to be.

By Zuzana Triebusnikova

One and a half year ago I did not know almost anything about mountain biking. Now I can say that I know more about it and have seen more videos than a regular rider. Peter Lengyel has infected me with his passion and showed me that it is possible to do what you like.

He had this video in mind for a long time. Thus, when he was ready to make it I wanted to take part. Even though it is a short movie, it took a lot of work, effort and planning. It is almost no budget movie. No budget, because we had only family support (borrowed cars and some equipment) and a borrowed bike for 2 weeks which Peter have not ridden before. However, without the priceless help of our friends, the video would be impossible. The biggest thanks goes to Juraj Lovás and Michal (Sakso) Stiksa who filmed the entire video.

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So we had two weeks to film it. As you will see from the pictures, the weather was not always pleasing us. Rain, snow, fog, drizzle, wind, sun, we had all kinds of weather…

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