On October 15, 100 pro mountain bikers will duke it out for $62,000 on Bentonville's famed singletrack.
Blevins’ win marks the first Elite XCO World Cup win by a US male rider since 1994.
Expect a showdown from Team France and Team USA, as Pauline Ferrand Prevot, Loana Lecomte, and Kate Courtney position themselves for gold.
The new model progresses the geometry, saves almost 300 grams, and has room for two water bottles.
Christopher Blevins won both men's elite races, while Mexican national champ Diana Campuzano and Erin Huck went 1-2 for the women.
A mountain bike so clearly intended to win World Cups that it carries a number of significant compromises for the recreational racer.
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The XTC SLR's aluminum frame is Giant's lightest and is fabricated using a proprietary hydroforming process to create a race-worthy and affordable bike.
Results from the cross country at the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup round in Vallnord, Andorra
UCI deems 2012 London Olympic MTB course "stunning, challenging."
Sun Valley, Idaho, will host the cross-country mountain bike nationals for the next two years; gravity events to be at own venue, which has not been announced.
VIDEO: The 20th edition of the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships at Mont Sainte Anne, Canada, started Wednesday with the team relay. Switzerland wins gold; U.S. finishes in ninth.
Singletrack.com Bike Test: With a one-inch difference, are there four-inch XC bikes that can hang on the trail or five-inch trail rigs that can go out and race? We tested a bunch of bikes in search of a few cross-over rigs.
Singletrack.com Bike Test: If you — and your bank account — choke on the phrase "quiver of bikes" when it comes to deciding on one or more rigs for cross-country racing and heavy trail ripping, well then, Singletrack.com's first-ever bike review just might be what you're looking for.
SEA OTTER: Todd Wells and Georgia Gould take impressive wins in the Pro XCT short-track race at the Sea Otter Classic.
New Rabobank-Giant Off-Road Team and expanded Giant Factory Off-Road Team will feature top cross-country and downhill athletes.
Less than one month after taking the marathon cross-country national championship race, held at the Firecracker 50 race in Breckenridge, Colorado, Horgan-Kobelski comes into this weekend's USA Cycling mountain bike national championships in nearby Granby as the odds-on favorite to win.