#Ride2Mammoth, Day 1: From the Ocean into the Mountains with Amanda Nauman

Here’s an interesting idea. Start at the Pacific Coast, get on your bike with your training partners, ride east into the LA mountains on your way to the Sierra Nevadas. Amanda “Panda” Nauman and members of the SDG Factory Team are headed on a 400+ mile journey over three days, …

Speed and Style along the California Coast with Kirt Voreis: A Photo Collection

What? Ride a 29 inch mountain bike in the downhill at Sea Otter? And then ride a different 29er in the dual slalom? Yes and Yes. When we asked Kirt Voreis to do such a thing he was ready, willing, able and excited about it. We put together a little …

The Road to Kanza: Five Athletes. 200 Miles. How Will They Do?

The Newbie. The Crit Specialist. The Returning Champ. The Queen of Pain. The Mountain Bike Racer. Five athletes. One race. 200 miles. How will each one do? We won’t know until race day. For now, meet a determined crew of cyclists ready to take on one of gravel grinding’s top …

Road to Kanza: Rebecca Rusch, the Seasoned Veteran Returns

Rebecca Rusch, a three time winner of the Dirty Kanza, sat down with us and talked about her return to Emporia, Kansas, this time to take a shot at 100 miles of gravel. Watch the video and read the accompanying interview with even more information and insight from the Queen …

FROM SEA OTTER: DARREN MURPHY TALKS ABOUT THE RIP 9 RDO – PUSH EDITION

The team at Bike Rumor caught up with Brad Cole from Niner Bikes and Darren Murphy at PUSH Industries to talk about the RIP 9 RDO – PUSH Edition. Click for a complete look at Bike Rumor’s visit to the Niner Booth at Sea Otter, including a full suspension RKT …

COILED AND READY TO STRIKE. THE RIP 9 RDO GETS PUSHED TO THE LIMIT.

According to Darren Murphy, owner of PUSH Industries, to maximize the performance of modern suspension designs, you need to develop the rear shock to work with the design of a bike’s suspension. So last year, Niner handed over the redesigned RIP 9 RDO and invited the PUSH engineering team to do …

SUPPORTING TRAILS. NINER ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION JET 9 RDO. ENTER TO WIN YOURS.

WITHOUT TRAILS, WHAT WOULD WE ALL DO? Founded in 1988, the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) has worked to promote mountain biking throughout the world. Through advocacy, trail building and education, IMBA continues to work with government agencies, local municipalities and local bike clubs to make sure mountain bikers are …

The Road to Kanza: Through the Eyes of Amanda Nauman, Two Time Champion

Coming out of college where she competed as a NCAA swimmer, Amanda “Panda” Nauman knew she needed something to keep active and keep her competitive edge. She was drawn to cycling. After having spent years in the pool, cycling was something different and, she realized she enjoyed it. She began …

The Road to Kanza: Into the Unknown with Kristin Taylor

“I just go out and try stuff. No pressure. Just learn.” That quote may sum up Kristin Taylor, a Niner team member, who has embraced gravel biking and significantly progressed her mountain biking skills since coming to work for Niner just over a year ago. Hailing from Emporia, Kansas, Kristin …

WELCOME HOME KIRT. YOU’RE ALLRIDE…

A 5 a.m. casting call? Are you kidding me? When a mountain bike legend like Kirt Voreis shows up in town to shoot video and photos, an early morning isn’t out of the question, even if your role is to be the driver and the videographer’s lackey. You just do what …