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🚲 MTBW - Joey Schusler - The Swiss Alps - Are hardtails still relevant? - High School Mountain Biking is blowing up in the US

January 5 · Issue #10 · View online
MTB Weekly
Happy new year everyone 🍾🎉and welcome to the first issue of 2019! It’s snowing hard in my part of the world, so I haven’t been able to get out on my bike really. But at least this gives me time to think about where I’d like to take MTBW this year. I’m working on some original video content that I’ll be posting soon, so stay tuned for that. As always, I hope you enjoy this issue. If you like it, hit the FWD button in your mailbox and send it to someone who might enjoy it as well!
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👀 Profile: Joey Schusler and the Road Less Traveled
Joey Schusler started racing bikes as a kid, eventually making it into the UCI World Cup. But after 10 years of racing, he could feel it was time for a change and his life shifted to adventuring on his bike. From bikepacking some the wildest places on earth to sending it on beautiful singletracks, Joey is capturing all of his adventures on film so we can all get stoked for our next adventure. ⚠️Warning: some jaw-dropping images of the world coming up!
“I never could have imagined where the bicycle has taken me in life, but that’s the beauty of it, for so many of us. It is the ultimate tool for human powered adventure and freedom.”
🗺 Places: The Swiss Alps
Grab a beer and dig into this great story about mountain biking the Swiss Alps. Stephen Matthews and Mattias Fredriksson take us on an epic ride across different spots, all conveniently connected by trains, buses and funiculars.
Originally constructed for pure practicality, the now-established network of lift systems, public buses and varying types of railways has accidentally created what could now be the most complete mountain bike park in the world.
🤔 Debate: Are hardtails still relevant?
The Singletrack Sampler and Seth go neck-a-neck to race hardtail bikes and find out of they are still any good. Check out the video to judge for yourself.
🎓 High School Mountain Biking is blowing up in the US
The kids in US high schools are getting more and more involved in mountain biking. They have school teams and participate in competitions around the country. I think this is really cool and I’d like to see this trend take off in other parts of the world as well.
💥 Reviews of the week
💯 Deals of the week
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  3. 🇪🇺⛑ Stay safe when sending it with this integral DH-BMX carbon helmet from 100% that is 45% off at €276.49 (from €502.49)
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  5. 🇺🇸🛡 Protect your beloved knees with these Fox knee pads that are 30% off at $41.93 (from $59.95)
  6. 🇺🇸🚲 Every mountain biker’s favorite tires, the Maxxis Minions are 20% off at $52.80 (from $66.00)
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