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News Roundup - Week of December 18th

Red Bull TV reveals 2024 bike calendar, 9point8 announces new ZS and EC Slack-R Cups, and Fox Racing releases new Dropframe Pro Helmet.

Red Bull TV reveals 2024 bike calendar

Red Bull TV unveils the ultimate lineup of bike events, series, and movies for 2024, available to stream live and on demand worldwide with best-in-class broadcast and unparalleled access to fan-favorite athletes.

New for 2024:

  • Beyond the Line: new format, analyzing the action from the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Races.
  • Red Bull Hardline: the toughest downhill mountain bike race celebrates 10 years and adds a new stop in Tasmania.
  • Red Bull Cerro Abajo: the urban downhill MTB series expands to Italy.
  • Crankworx World Tour: slopestyle adds a female category.
  • Encouraged 2: BMX documentary with Courage Adams in Nigeria.
  • Red Bull Bike film: October release.
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Red Bull TV 2024 calendar

Live events

  • Red Bull Hardline Australia, February - The world's elite downhill mountain bike athletes compete in Tasmania.
  • OKK Bike Revolution and HERO Abu Dhabi, from February - Get your cross-country fix with 6 broadcasts in 2024.
  • Red Bull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo, March - The series kicks off in Chile, as athletes take on the first event of the iconic urban MTB series.
  • Red Bull Guanajuato Cerro Abajo, March - The high-speed street race returns to Mexico for the second stop of the season.
  • Crankworx World Tour Rotorua, March - The world's largest mountain bike festival heads to New Zealand. Witness the first female diamond slopestyle event.
  • Crankworx World Tour Cairns, May -Australia hosts this time, watch top riders compete in pump track, speed & style, downhill and slopestyle.
  • Red Bull Hardline Wales, June - Celebrating 10 years in the Welsh mountains. The stage is set for one of the most challenging downhill races on the planet.
  • Crankworx World Tour Innsbruck, June - Austria hosts the penultimate stop of the tour.
  • Crankwork World Tour Whistler, July - The festivities close in the home of MTB, Whistler BC, with the ultimate slopestyle competition, Red Bull Joyride bringing the tour to a close.
  • Red Bull Rampage, October - The premier big mountain freeride event returns to Utah's rugged desert.
  • Red Bull Cerro Abajo (Italy), October - For the first time Europe hosts Red Bull Cerro Abajo.

Original content

  • Race Tapes Season 2, from February - The hit MTB series returns, offering an inside look at the intensity of Elite World Cup racing with a star cast.
  • Just Ride Podcast Season 2, From February - The weird and wonderful tales from the world of cycling. New stories and unique guests every two weeks.
  • Beyond The Line Season 2, from April - Back with a whole new look. Missed a UCI MTB World Cup race? Don’t worry, we have you covered.
  • Red Bull Bike Film, October - More information to come.
  • Encouraged 2, 2024 - Introducing a new BMX documentary with Courage Adams in Nigeria.

9point8 Announces New ZS and EC Slack-R Cups

From 9Point8: Following our popular Slack-R IS standard adapters, our Slack-R headtube angle adapters are now available for the EC/ZS standard. Customizable combinations of upper and lower cups will provide up to 2.8 degrees of headtube angle adjustment, and are designed for creak free operation.

- Upper headtube bore: EC44, ZS44
- Lower headtube bore: EC49, EC56, ZS56
- Creak-free design.
- Large range of possible headtube angle adjustments (0.8 to 2.8 degrees).
- Mix-and-matchable, pair ZS Upper Cup with an EC Lower Cup or vice versa.
- 99 USD / 149 CAD (free shipping in NA) for a kit that includes an Upper and Lower Cup, and everything else that is needed.
- Available NOW

Fox Racing Releases New Dropframe Pro Helmet

From Fox Racing: This new iteration features similar upgrades as the Proframe RS with an all-new aesthetic and list of features that further enhance the performance of the classic ¾-shell silhouette.

With extended ear coverage, BOA® adjustability to dial in your fit with finite accuracy, and built-in Mips technology to protect your brain in the event of a crash, the Dropframe Pro elevates safety to another level, even meeting the NTA-8776 E-Bike helmet certification standard. The Dropframe Pro also includes several more details that riders will appreciate, like a new 3-position adjustable visor and Big Bore front vents with an area designed for eyewear storage. The helmet also includes an Ionic+® antimicrobial liner and cheek pads to optimize fit, a Fidlock® magnetic closure, and a removable under-visor GoPro mount. 

MSRP: 279.95 USD


COLORS: Matte Black, Purple, Black/White, Midnight Blue, Black Camouflage, Orange Flame, Olive Green, Oat Brown

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Matt Cusanelli

Height - 6'/183cm (mostly legs)

Weight - 155lbs/77kg

Inseam - 34"/86cm

Ape Index - The Original Slinky™

Age - 22

Bar Width - 780mm

Preferred Reach - 485-500mm

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I swear I am the only one excited by that Fox helmet. It's exactly what I've been looking for.



That helmet just feels like the feeling of having elbow pads in your car, but not wearing them, if that makes sense.

If I wore it I'd be worried about getting my teeth knocked out, much more so than if I had a half shell with less protection

It's like a condom with a pre-punched hole lol


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