Dakine Slayer knee pad review

Dakine’s new bike protection line-up includes the heavier weight, gravity focused Hellion knee pads, Seeker 15L protective backpack, and the lightweight Slayer elbow and knee pads, which we’ve been testing.

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What’s in your CamelBak: Mark Weir, Ben Cruz, Kirt Voreis

Listen up as this trio of gravity racing stars talk gear selection, packing strategies, and what they bring along on rides when they know things could get weird.

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Fastest bikes at Big Mountain Enduro No. 1

The first stop of the 2016 Big Mountain Enduro series returned to New Mexico, and Mtbr got an up close look at the fastest bikes to take on this menacing course.

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CamelBak Skyline 10 LR hydration pack review

Carrying water, tools, and supplies is a must on long rides. But not all riders are thrilled with the idea of having a bag on their back that shifts around and affects ventilation. CamelBak aimed to address these issues with its new Skyline 10 LR hydration pack.

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Mountain bike camp for military vets helps give back

Our military veterans have given us so much, so how can the mountain bike community give back? To start, how about a rowdy weekend with two Downieville legends.

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Mongoose’s new bikes for 2017 – the Tyax Supa plus bike, Argus 24 mini fat bike, Teocali and more

Mongoose ditches direct-to-consumer sales and 2017 models will be sold through Amazon.

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milKit tubeless tire valves and maintenance kit first look

Swiss engineered and patented valves ease tubeless tire servicing. milKit valves and service kit will make tubeless tire maintenance quicker, easier and cleaner.

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Dave Mirra diagnosed with brain disease CTE

CTE has long been associated with boxing, but recent studies have linked the disease with football players. After his suicide earlier this year, Dave Mirra’s family had the legendary rider tested for the illness. He is the first action sports athlete to be diagnosed with CTE.

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Behind the scenes of the Mavic Trans Provence

France is world famous for its wine and cheese, but it’s the incredible single track that keeps us coming back. Before you plan your trip, head past the break to learn more about two of the region’s best mountain bike guides.

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Riding Red Bull Rampage terrain with no brakes

Red Bull Rampage has trained our minds to associate Virgin, Utah, with downhill rigs and massive hucks, but hitting that terrain on a brakeless dirt jumper? Now that’s different.

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AbsoluteBLACK 77designz oval guide launched

AbsoluteBLACK has introduced its first upper chain guide specifically designed to work in conjunction with oval chainrings, which are claimed to ensure complete chain control at every angle of the crank’s rotation.

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Generation Next: Folsom Races for Groms

Mountain bike events for middle schoolers in Folsom, California, deliver quality race experiences — and life lessons.

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Gallery: Excitebike inspired Santa Cruz Bronson

If you loved the 8-bit video game era, then you’re going to love this custom graphics kit.

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Face Off: Fat bike vs Plus bike

The low air pressures and gigantic tires found on fat bikes allow them to be ridden anywhere. Now that some newer trail bikes are taking advantage of similar tire technology, how do the two compare?

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Whistler Mountain Bike Park is open!

The world famous Whistler Bike Park is up and running for 2016 — and this video below does a great job of capturing the excitement. Hours are 10am-5pm with Extended Play hours until 8pm on Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings.

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ASS Does Downieville: Back for another summer

The lure of the Lost Sierra couldn’t keep the ASS away, so he’s back for more. This week we hear about trail conditions, old mine shafts, and rallying beater cars off cliffs. Buckle up.

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Contest: Saris SuperClamp Bike Rack Giveaway

Saris is giving away a SuperClamp Prize Pack worth over $750.00! Grand Prize includes a Saris SuperClamp 2 bike rack, Saris bicycle beverage carrier and Saris Cycling apparel kit from Panache.

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Spy shots of updated FOX Live Valve

It’s no secret that FOX is working on an electronic suspension system, but new spy shots reveal it’s getting much closer to production.

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Mavic XA Pro Carbon trail wheels unveiled

New do-it-all composite hoops have 26mm internal rim width, come in 27.5 and 29, and are UST tubeless with a hookless profile.

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Gunnison Growler: A true mountain biker’s race

Cross-country races run the gamut. Some are epic tests of aerobic challenge, but lack any real technical difficulty. Others trend the other direction, requiring its competitors to have both a big engine — and the ability to handle a bike.

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Stan’s NoTubes and e*thirteen discuss glitter in tire sealant

We know that using home brew mixtures like glitter or rice can help seal up large punctures, so why don’t manufacturers use these methods? We reached out to Stan’s and e*thirteen to find out. Head past the break to read their responses.

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IMBA and STC mending fences

After a sometimes turbulent period of back and forth comments between supporters of IMBA and the Sustainable Trails Coalition, the two organizations have released a joint statement that seems to put at least some of their differences to rest.

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What’s in your CamelBak: Leadville legend Rebecca Rusch

Rebecca Rusch’s nickname says everything you need to know about her. The Ketchum, Idaho resident is the Queen of Pain. Find out what gear this long distance specialist never leaves home without.

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Trail riding with Mark Weir and Ben Cruz

Many a lasting friendship has been built around the mutual love of riding mountain bikes. Mark Weir and Ben Cruz are the perfect example, as you can see in this shred session in California’s Sierra foothills.

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Outerbike returns to Whistler June 2-5

Outerbike set to return to mountain bike Mecca for four days of consumer demos on some of the world’s best trails.

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