Rotor 13-speed coming in 2019


On the heels of Shimano’s release of a 12-speed drivetrain to compete with SRAM Eagle, Rotor has upped the ante even further with the launch of a 13-speed modular mountain bike/drop bar group.

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Cross-country mountain bike tire shootout first look


Defining the modern cross-country tire is not easy. They must be fast and light, but also durable and grippy. It’s a lot to ask. See how these seven options measure up.

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Fezzari Cascade Peak Pro review


The Fezzari Cascade Peak Pro is a versatile trail bike that can swap between 29er and 27.5+ set-ups, and has 130mm of Tetralink AT529 rear suspension with a more progressive curve and bottomless feeling.

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How to pick the right mountain bike tire


Talk all you want about the benefits of upgrading wheels, brakes, or even your entire drivetrain. But pound for pound (or gram for gram), there’s no better upgrade than tires.

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Top gear picks from Impact Sun Valley


Trails were bursting with fragrant lupine at mid-elevations above Ketchum, Idaho’s basecamp for Impact Sun Valley, the inaugural Crank Tank bicycle media event.

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Zoic Falcon shorts and Impact liner review


Zoic’s Falcon shorts offer lightweight, stretchy comfort in a rugged, durable, and stylish package. Pairing them with the Impact liner shorts, riders get the added benefit of hip, thigh and tailbone protection.

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Scott Spark RC 900 World Cup retro edition


With its 60 birthday this year, Scott is having a little retro fun. At the recent World Cup cross-country race in Italy, the Swiss bike maker presented Nino Schurter with a throwback Spark RC 900 World Cup.

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CushCore 27.5+ insert launched


CushCore has a new addition to its range of tire inserts, this week launching the CushCore 27.5+ insert. It’s 50% wider than the standard 27.5 insert, yet at a weight close to the current 29er product.

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Why MTB riders should wear back protection


Considering riding with a spine/back protector? Watch this video to find out what you need to know.

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OneUp Components EDC Plug and Pliers Kit fixes flats fast


Flat tires are a bummer. But you can soften the blow by carrying a plug kit such as the OneUp Components Plug and Pliers Kit.

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PRO Koryak dropper post lineup expanded


Broadening the range of Koryak mountain bike dropper posts, PRO has launched four new models ranging from 70mm to 170mm in travel and covering seat post diameters between 31.6mm and 27.2mm.

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2019 Bontrager headlights and taillights


Bontrager has finally released the revamp of the Ion and Flare lights and they seem impressive indeed. They are bright, self-contained, well-constructed and backed by science.

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Yakima Dr. Tray and EZ +1 extended review


We’ve been using Yakima’s newest hitch rack, the Dr. Tray, for about seven months and it’s made hauling bikes and even dealing with an empty bike rack much easier.

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New brakes, rotors, and more from Magura


MAGURA has expanded and revised its product portfolio for model year 2019, presenting ergonomic improvements, new and revised products and a limited number of anniversary brakes. Here’s a rundown.

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Thule Rail and UpTake hydration packs coming in 2019


The new Thule Rail is designed for aggressive trail riding and enduro racing, while the Thule UpTake is more of an all-around pack that could also be used for hiking and skiing.

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The story behind Transition’s Speed Balanced Geometry


Transition believes fork offset needs to change. A shorter fork offset brings the front axle rearward, moving it under the rider. Combined with the shorter stem lengths that are now popular, you gain better front wheel traction.

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2019 WTB Vigilante, Trail Boss and Judge tires


Today, WTB launched three new tires, the brand new Judge, the redesigned Vigilante, and Trail Boss.

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Race Face Cinch Oval chainrings debut


New Race Face chainrings have the the ability to flip-flop to provide proper chainline offset for both Boost and Super Boost bikes.

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Video: Brandon Semenuk’s Raw 100 seconds


And in a sea of amazing riders, there are often standouts that are head and shoulders above the rest. One of those is the great Brandon Semenuk.

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Boa-MIPS partnership aims to advance helmet protection


Boa and MIPS have announced a collaboration dubbed MIPS B-series Boa that aims to improve cycling helmet safety. The integrated helmet system is designed to work together to create a solution that provides superior fit and added protection to athletes in bike and snow. The MIPS B-series Boa allows for the Boa Fit System to […]

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E-bike debate heats up at Impact Sun Valley event


New press camp-style event tackles question on how to define machines that are changing quickly and how to enforce new rules for all travelers.

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Santa Cruz 5010 V3 first look


Now in its latest iteration, still with 130mm of rear travel and 27.5 wheels, it’s ready to re-enter the Trail Bike category once again as riders increasingly want to do more fun and aggressive descents.

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POC unveils new MTB collection


POC has introduced its 2019 mountain bike collection at the 2019 Eurobike trade show, including the VPD System torso protection and new Resistance apparel collection.

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Santa Cruz Bronson V3 first look


How did they improve the Bronson V3? The answer is suspension, geometry, tire size and details.

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Thomas Vanderham and crew talk about Squamish and racing


Thomas Vanderham talks bike setup, tire choice, and racing with Rocky Mountain Bicycles team riders Remi Gauvin and Jesse Melamed.

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Video: Santa Cruz Bronson V3 with Josh Bryceland


Contrary to sixties belief, we don’t all live in yellow submarines. Some folk live on canal boats instead. Take a trip with Josh Bryceland on his new Bronson on his home trails.

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How To: Find More Speed on Mountain Bike Trails


Whether it’s pumping, pre-hopping, finding a natural berm through a corner, or just railing finding the fastest line, gaining speed from the trail is integral to progressing as a rider. So how do you do it?

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Toddler Tour de France hosting hundreds of little rippers


Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the Strider Cup World Championship in Boulder, Colorado.

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Sam Hill and Cecile Ravanel win EWS round four


The fourth round of the Enduro World Series, Black Hole Festival Petzen Jamnica, threw up all the drama you’d expect from a race taking place across two different countries at the midway point of the season.

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Devinci Troy Carbon 29 rolls out


Latest Troy all mountain bike boasts the company’s fifth generation split-pivot suspension platform, which is claimed to increase bottom-out force.

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Don’t Not Go: The North Shore Triple Crown


Mountain biking is a year-round, all-weather sport. It doesn’t matter how cold, wet or miserable the ride can feel, we can all agree that time spent on the bike is better than staying at home.

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EWS heads to Austria and Slovenia for round No. 4


Round No. 4 marks the halfway point of the 2018 Enduro World Series, and something very different awaits the riders at the Black Hole Enduro Petzen Jamnica.

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Shimano XTR first ride review


Though we’ll need to log far more ride time before we can make any assertions about durability, Shimano’s new XTR group appears to be a home run in both form and function.

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e*thirteen’s TRS Plus 12-Speed Upgrade Kit


Fight obsolescence. Upgrade your 11 speed SRAM™ drivetrain to 12 speeds without needing new shifters, derailleurs, cranks, or chainrings.

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PUSH Industries ELEVENSIX SS shock launched


Colorado-based suspension manufacturer PUSH Industries has unveiled the ELEVENSIX SS, which was developed specifically to solve fitment issues with the Trek Slash and Santa Cruz Nomad.

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Canyon Lux XC bike gets fully updated


Dedicated 29er race machine has sub-2000g frame and shock with space for two large bottles.

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Orbea Oiz – all new XC racer


Orbea knows cross-country and they are ready for the World Cup cross country with an all new Oiz.

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Juli Furtado – A race against suicide


For many of us who got in to the sport twenty years ago, Juliana Furtado represented everything great about mountain biking. In the wake of recent high-profile suicides, Juli opened up about her own struggles.

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Leatt DBX 3.5 Neck Brace now available


The inventors of the Leatt-Brace announced the new Leatt DBX 3.5 Neck Brace at the end of last year. Now all models, including the junior version, are available worldwide.

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State Wheels partnering with Breck Epic


New partnership brings State’s MTB wheels together with arguably the most challenging multi-day mountain bike event in North America.

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Time to tip your trail builder


Downed trees just don’t magically disappear in the spring, critical trail armor doesn’t fall off the armor tree, and drainage mitigation isn’t an act of God.

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Magura makes custom brake levers for World DH champ


As brake sponsor for some of the world’s best riders, Magura has gained a unique understanding of what they want — and made it available to end users, too.

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How To: Counter Steer Around A Corner


Counter steering around corners is an advanced technique that requires you to think about and react to what is going on throughout the corner, almost instantly.

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Understanding the DT Swiss MTB wheel line-up


Whether you’re racing XC, enduro or downhill, or just looking to enjoy a trail ride or fat bike adventure, DT Swiss has all your wheel needs covered.

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Enduro World Series to begin working with the UCI


The EWS has reached an agreement with the UCI where starting in 2019, Rainbow Jerseys will be awarded to national teams at the Trophy of Nations event.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss tackles Free Fall


The latest Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss episode features a slick slippery ride through San Lee Park in Sanford, North Carolina. Free Fall is a techy trail that’s even more difficult when wet.

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What’s the fastest pedal for enduro: flats or clips?


With former downhill racing great (and longtime flat pedal user) Sam Hill making a seamless transition to enduro and winning last year’s EWS overall title, it’s natural to wonder which pedals are faster?

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US threatening 25% tariff on China-made e-bikes


The U.S. bike industry has been drafted into the trade war between China and the U.S., says a recent report on Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

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Interview: Finn Iles on his journey from ski slope to MTB


Finn Iles catapulted himself into the men’s downhill elite with a superb 2017 junior season where he won six out of seven UCI Mountain Bike World Cup races. But what’s next?

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Aspen Snowmass announces bike park expansion


Combining machine and hand built sections, a new advanced hybrid trail will start from the top of the Elk Camp chairlift and descend 4.8 miles to the gondola mid-station.

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