7 best bike setup tips


Some folks just jump on a bike and ride away for a test ride. But the ones who do it right spend 10 critical minutes to set the bike up properly.

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2018 Pivot Mach 4 goes Boost


The Mach 4 is one of those bikes that’s difficult to categorize. With 115mm of suspension on tap, it looks the part of an XC race bike, yet it rolls on 27.5” wheels. For 2017, it’s been gone boost and received additional updates.

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2017 BMC Speedfox first look


The Speedfox is a very capable steed with 120mm front and rear travel. With a dropper post integral to this ride, BMC designed a system that opens the rear shock when it’s down and puts it in Trail mode when it’s up.

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Lake MX332 shoe review


Lake’s no-holds-barred cross-country race shoe features an ultra-stiff carbon fiber sole, highly-durable upper, and a pair of side-mounted L6 BOA push-pull dials.

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Ante Up for Trails and an Ibis bike


MBOSC, a local trail advocacy and trail building organization, is partnering with Ibis Cycles to kick off Ante Up for Trails, a campaign to support building and maintaining sustainable mountain bike trails in Santa Cruz.

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Video: Silky Pocketboy and Bigboy saws


As stewards of the trail, it is our duty to clear the the trail of debris and not just ride it. One of the most effective tools we discovered this season are these Silky saws from Japan.

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Best bunny hop tips


To do a bunny hop right is not only fun, but is also a really useful trail tool. Learn with us and the experts at Seth’s Bike Hacks and GMBN.

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OneUp Composite flat pedal review


The engineering wizards at OneUp Components sought out to create a pedal that delivers good value, low weight, large size and ample grip at a bargain price. Have they succeeded?

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5 best tips to avoid crashing


Crashing is a part of our sport but they should be the exception rather than the rule. Our friends from GMBN have some tips but we have some very useful tips to add.

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Niner SIR 9 trail bike launched


News out of the Niner camp today. The Colorado-based bike maker has re-released its original steel classic, the SIR 9, in a redesigned, ready for anything form.

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2018 Scott Genius first look


With 150mm of travel front and rear, the Genius sits squarely in the sweet spot for most riders. For 2018, it’s also received a number of key updates, including the capability to be run 29er, 27.5 or 27.5 plus.

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Bike Check: Marco Osborne’s EWS ready Cannondale Jekyll


Yesterday, we checked out Mark Weir’s Cannondale Jekyll. Today, we’ll take a quick look at Marco Osborne’s.

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Bike Check: Mark Weir’s Cannondale Jekyll


We recently caught up with Mark Weir to talk about his new Cannondale Jekyll and bike setup.

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Yakima Skyrise rooftop tent


Yakima has enter the car camping game with the introduction of the Slimshady Awning and Skyrise Tent.

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BMC Agonist XC race machine first ride


XC courses are getting more technical so BMC addresses the category with a very fast and capable machine. And it’s comfortable enough to handle the long courses of Leadville and Downieville.

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Fastest bikes at Vail GoPro Mountain Games


Last weekend saw a bevy of MTB racing action at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado. Click through to see an expansive photo gallery of the bikes that carried riders to enduro and cross-country victory.

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Must Watch: Brandon Semenuk in Simplicity


Stop whatever it is your doing and grab a friend. Brandon Semenuk just dropped a new edit and it’s just what you’d expect.

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Truvativ brings out affordable new Descendent and Stylo cranks


The new Descendent and Stylo cranks from Truvativ are reasonably priced and ready for everything from trail to DH.

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Last minute Father’s Day ideas for Dads who ride


Father’s Day is this weekend. If you haven’t picked him up anything nice, here’s five gifts under $50 that will put a smile on his face.

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Photos: UCSC tanks artwork


To many mountain bikers who ride in Santa Cruz, there is a familiar and welcome sight on the trails as one rides by the U-Conn fire road connecting the Emma McCrary trail and Wilder State Park. Here is a gallery documenting the art of the UC Santa Cruz tanks.

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Fox DPX2 rear shock first ride review


Trail bikes are getting bigger as riders are taking these capable bikes into more aggressive terrain. Fox is here to address this need with a rear shock with a massive sweet spot called the DPX2.

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BMX Freestyle added to 2020 Tokyo Olympics


BMX Freestyle will be on full display at the next Summer Olympics.

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2017 Leogang DH World Cup highlights


With new technology making inroads and interesting course conditions, this season is shaping up to be one of the best in recent history.

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Adidas Zonyk Pro eyewear review


The Adidas Zonyk Pro enters the the high-end active eyewear market with impressive fit, lens technology, and styling and color options.

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SQlab Ergowave 611 saddle review


While saddle choice will always be a personal decision, there are certain concepts that make sense. SQlab’s Ergowave 611 attempts to tap into those norms — and keep you comfortable on the bike.

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Good dog goes trail riding


Need something to put a smile on your face? How about an adorable Vizsla scrubbing jumps and hitting berms?

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Leogang World Cup DH course preview video


It seems almost everyone is on big wheels this year, including Claudio! Listen to his take as he cruises down the Leogang World Cup DH track with Marcelo Gutierrez.

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Chasing Trail: New Zealand gnar with Fairclough & Neethling


For the latest Chasing Trail video, world renowned MTB photographer Sven Martin had the challenge of getting Brendan Fairclough and Andrew Neethling together for a film and photo project in New Zealand.

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SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain first ride review


SRAM’s Eagle 1×12 group has garnered near unanimous praise. And now it comes in a more budget-friendly package. Meet SRAM GX Eagle.

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Video: The Greg Minnaar story


With 20 World Cup wins and three World Championship titles to his name, Greg Minnaar is arguably the greatest downhill racer in history. This is the story of how he got here.

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BMC Trailfox Amp eMTB first ride review


Swiss based BMC has been studying the the MTB e-bike market carefully to explore where they can compete in the segment. Their entry is a no-holds-barred 150mm travel plus bike called the Trailfox Amp.

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OneUp Components flat pedals first look


OneUp Components has attacked the flat pedals market with two offerings that are thin, sensible, and reasonably priced.

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Video: A Whole Different Enchilada


A Whole Different Enchilada is a play on the name of the world-famous Moab mountain bike epic, The Whole Enchilada. This a story about the transition and crossover between snow and dirt.

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Video: Jordie Lunn Rough AF 2


Canadian is keeping freeride alive with this sequel to Rough AF, which includes a must see gnarly drop in, corked 720, and one seriously massive road gap. And by the way, Lunn hand built every trail feature.

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New Shimano SPDs, flat pedals, and shoes


Shimano reaffirms its commitment to downhill and gravity disciplines with the introduction five new shoes and four new pedals, including SPD and flat pedal options.

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Video: How bikes boosted women’s rights movement


We ride bikes to free ourselves from the day-to-day grind. But a century ago, women used the bicycle to help emancipate themselves.

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Wolf Tooth teases Reverb lever and possible cable conversion


Wolf Tooth has created the best cable actuated dropper post lever on the market. If social media is to be believed, they’re working on a solution for the Reverb, too.

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G-Form launches new Elite Protection


Well-regarded impact protection maker G-Form this week announced two new additions to its lineup. The new Elite Elbow Guards and Elite Knee Guards are enhanced versions of the Pro-X Elbow and Knee Pads.

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Claudio’s Fort William World Cup DH course preview


World Cup DH is back this weekend! Explore the track with Claudio Calouri and Jack Moir. Will this be the weekend of the 29er?

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Trans-Sylvania Epic: Which tires are most popular?


The NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic cross country mountain bike stage race is famous for including rocky central Pennsylvania singletrack. So which tires fared best this year?

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Trans-Sylvania Epic: Which wheel size is best?


Despite the popularity of 27.5 wheels, 29ers remain bike of choice among top contenders at the NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race in State College, Pennsylvania.

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Osprey Talon 6 lumbar pack review


Osprey’s Talon 6 lumbar pack is a great day-ride gear-hauler sporting multiple compartments and twin water bottles.

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Juliana Strega first ride impressions


Based on the same platform as the new Santa Cruz Nomad 4, the Juliana Strega is tailor made for women who dare to go further and faster.

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Ten: The BC Bike Race Movie


Dubbed the ultimate singletrack experience, BCBR has made its name as a rider’s race. The winner has not always been the competitor with the highest lactate threshold. Instead the ability to handle a bike is paramount.

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Summer in the Mountains for Two at Deer Valley Resort


Enter to win a trip for two to Deer Valley Resort this summer by simply submitting your information below.

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Fezzari Timp Peak 2.0 NX1 trail bike launched


Direct-to-consumer bike seller Fezzari has just launched a full-carbon, full-suspension mountain bike that breaks through the $3000 barrier with the release of the Timp Peak 2.0 NX1.

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First Impressions: Santa Cruz’s all new Nomad


For the fourth generation of the Nomad, Santa Cruz bikes has upped the ante by increasing rear travel to 170mm, lengthening the reach, and completely re-configuring the rear suspension.

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First Impressions: Santa Cruz’s new Reserve Carbon wheels


The new Santa Cruz Reserve wheels use an array of unique concepts to help address some of the major failings of carbon wheels today.

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Contest: Win an Ultimate Outerbike Crested Butte Itinerary


Enter to win a weekend for two at Outerbike Crested Butte including three nights lodging from the Elevation Hotel & Spa.

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Fastest bike in Trans-Sylvania Epic pro women’s race


Kaysee Armstrong (LIV) made it two years in a row of winning the NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic, a five-day mountain bike stage race in State College, Pennsylvania. Here’s the bike that helped make it happen.

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