The final frontier in carbon mountain bike parts has been broached – carbon wheels.
Gary Fisher was way ahead of the curve when he outfitted the former Subaru-Fisher squad with 29-inch hardtails and full-suspension rigs.
On any given day at an elite World Cup cross-country event in 2010, a woman from Canada or the U.S. had a legit shot at the podium.
The future may look back to 2010 and say that was the year American cross-country racing started to make a comeback.
From 2001 through 2004 the Red Bull Rampage was held annually, but then shuttered because of rider risk-taking and the ensuing carnage. It was back with a vengeance in 2010.
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Homepage photo: Gee Atherton during Red Bull Rampage finals. Photo by Ian Hylands/Red Bull Photofiles