ugh. that is so stupid. bike battle was what got me into REAL mtn biking in the first place. i got my first bike, and headed up to watch it in 03. that sucks arse that it is no more. i know lots of pros loved it. i wonder why its done?!?
This topic has basically been beaten to death on the board in the past. Red Bull typically does events like the bike battle and rampage for a few years then drops them to keep everything fresh for marketing purposes. The closest thing to the battle is going down at Rays park in cleveland on feb 4th called the 3ride, Check it out:
In my opinion, the last Asheville urban comp sucked. Tetters and dirt berms set up in a parking lot? Not all that great...but I did like the Budget moving truck wallride. The comp between the courthouse buildings kicked ass, though.