2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si 100mm XC race bike

Cannondale knows XC race bikes as they’ve produced some of the lightest, stiffest and fastest bikes in existence. But in this iteration, they put on the party hat to allow the bike to thrive in the most technical courses the World Cup XC circuit can dish out.

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Ritchey launches WCS XC and Trail pedals

Ritchey says new pedals were redesigned from the ground up, and feature a revamped engagement system that has a fixed front claw for better entry and release along with reliable mud-shedding.

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iSSi Trail and Trail Triple clipless pedals review

If you’re dying to color coordinate your pedals or if you would benefit from having longer than standard pedal axles, iSSi pedals will fit the bill.

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YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1 first ride review

The crew from YT Industries visited Santa Cruz recently for a date with Mtbr to do some loam testing on the new YT Jeffsy CF Comp 1. Find out how this 29er trail bike fared.

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Ritchey WCS – Trail Kit Giveaway

Enter to win a Ritchey WCS or Trail Kit for your bike worth over $1000! Grand prize includes Ritchey wheels, tires, bar, stem, post and grips – a complete cockpit upgrade for your ride!

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So you think plus bikes are just for beginners?

While lots of riders are excited about plus sized trail bikes, there’s a number of people who think they’re just for beginners. We encourage everyone in the latter camp to watch this video. Holy shit.

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Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 29er first ride review

The original Tallboy was a classic. After seven years without any major geometry revisions, Santa Cruz just introduced an all new model. Here’s our thoughts after the first shake down run.

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Prototype 29er FOX 40 mounted on Evil Wreckoning spy shot

It’s no secret that manufacturers like Trek and Intense have played around with 29er downhill bikes before, but it appears that suspension manufacturers like Fox are also starting to do some serious testing.

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Marin Pine Mountain 1 and new 141x9mm boost QR standard

A new hub standard is coming and it’s going to make beginner and intermediate bikes better. Here’s what you need to know.

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Spot Rollik 557 first ride review

We already revealed the unique technology behind Spot’s new Rollik 557 trail bike. Now the Angry Singlespeeder checks in with a first ride review.

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Pactimo launches new MTB kit

After a long and successful history in the world of custom and in-line road cycling kit, Pactimo is making a splash in the mountain bike arena.

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Fluid Sports Nutrition’s new Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery drink

Fluid supports mountain biking with sponsorships and new products.

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Phoenix bicycle safety comics overly graphic?

The city of Phoenix recently shelled out nearly $20,000 to create graphic novels that emphasize bicycle safety, but we can’t help but think they’re scaring kids off bikes.

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Juliana Joplin gets geometry updates, custom shock tune

The new Juliana Joplin benefits from all the same frame and geometry updates as the just released Santa Cruz Tallboy 3, but improves on that package for the women’s market by focusing on the details.

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Alchemy Arktos trail bike first ride review

Colorado-based Alchemy Bicycle Co. does what many thought was impossible: Build an American-made carbon fiber trail bike. But can it compete with the big dogs?

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Rémy Métailler rides Skyline to Sea Trail with CamelBak

Rémy is incredibly versatile as well, as he can ride some of the smoothest and most creative lines. Here he showcases some of the most creative lines on the Sea to Sky trail.

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Ales and Trails in Marin

Ales and Trails in Marin is the largest gathering of Bay Area MTB advocacy organizations in one place, at one time, all year long! Local heroes will be honored and the list is so secret you might be one of them. And there’s good beer.

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Santa Cruz Tallboy 3, now 27.5+ and 29er compatible

Santa Cruz was one of the first brands to figure out the whole 29er thing with the original Tallboy. Since then, the model has been a staple of it’s line up, but it’s been long overdue for an update. Head past the break to see what changes SCB made to the all new Tallboy 3.

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TOGS adds carbon model to line-up

TOGS brings simple addition to the traditional perpendicular MTB handlebar setup that may well transfer to happier legs on your next climb.

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Kit maker Voler shows off new MTB clothing

American made cycling apparel company Voler has jumped into the mountain bike market with new tops and bottoms that are designed to play in the dirt.

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Jamis rolls out women’s 26+ Eden trail bike

Jamis has debuted 26+ versions of their Dragonfly and Eden models, which the bike maker believes makes perfect sense for women riders.

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Shimano XT Di2

The long-awaited trickle down of Di2 to the XT level is now here. Configurability with a smartphone is now available too with Bluetooth connectivity.

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DVO teases new Garnet dropper post

Boutique suspension manufacturer DVO teases a new hybrid hydraulic and cable actuated Dropper post.

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New suspension products from the Sea Otter pits

Here’s all the new suspension stuff we discovered on our whirlwind tour of the Sea Otter Pits last week.

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New Race Face Next SL G4 Cranks get even lighter

Race Face just released the newest version of its Next SL cranks and you won’t believe how much lighter they are.

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