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Top 10 in 2010: 5 to 1

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Dec. 31, 2010
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM EDT

Andreu Lacondeguy, Day 2 practice at Red Bull Rampage 2010. Photo by Christian Pondella/Red Bull Photofiles

5. Carbon MTB Wheels

The final frontier in carbon mountain bike parts has been broached – carbon wheels.

4. Two-Niners and Fisher/Trek Consolidation

Gary Fisher was way ahead of the curve when he outfitted the former Subaru-Fisher squad with 29-inch hardtails and full-suspension rigs.

3. North American Women

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.

2. Proliferation of U23/Development Teams

The future may look back to 2010 and say that was the year American cross-country racing started to make a comeback.

1. Red Bull Rampage

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

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