HQ Tour: Wheel and hub maker Kappius Components

Small Colorado company aims to compete with high-end wheel and hub offerings from the likes of ENVE, Zipp and DT Swiss.

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ASS Does Downieville: Documenting season of work & play

The Angry Singlespeeder is posting up in one of world’s most unique mountain bike locales for the summer, and for better or worse he’s going to tell us about it.

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First Look: Sidi Epic shoes

New Sidi MTB shoes feature rubber sole, reinforced heel cup, comfy fit and a decent price.

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Video: Brendan Fairclough’s playground

The trails of Surrey, England have kept Brendan Fairclough entertained for the last 15 years. Find out why as he gives you a visual tour. What is your local jaunt like?

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Contest: ZOIC $1,000 Giveaway

With the change of seasons ZOIC is giving 5 lucky winners $200 gift cards to ZOIC.com to start your warm weather riding in style!

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Interview: XC racer (and trail bike rider) Geoff Kabush

Most people are familiar with Geoff Kabush. He’s won a World Cup, stood on nine World Cup podiums, been to three Olympics, and won 13 Canadian national championships. But what you don’t know is that the quiet and reserved Canadian is a trail rider at heart.

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Rider Diary: Sonya Looney races the True Grit 100

Singletrack and suffering on Southern Utah’s high desert trails.

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Interview: XC racing legend Tinker Juarez

At 54, Tinker Juarez has been racing bikes longer than many of his competitors have been alive. But that hasn’t dimmed the flame that is his insatiable competitive drive.

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Video: ‘Path Finder’ full length MTB movie

Polish riders Mariusz Bryja and Tomasz Dębiec ride the most epic places in European mountains like Polish Bieszczady, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia.

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Video: Felt Double Dare Fat bike fun in Switzerland

Gregor Laucht hits the snow flow on his Felt Double Double 30 fat bike on some fresh pow in Switzerland.

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Bike vacation? Travel tips to save money and have fun

Sonya travels all over the globe for events, races and appearances. Learn from her on how to keep sane and productive when traveling with bike to remote destinations.

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Opinion: Confessions of a trail dumb downer

Creating and maintaining trails is a difficult subject. Who decides how difficult the trail should be? How do we balance the needs of the many forces pulling the trail quality in all different directions?

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FOX goes 27.5+ with 110mm spacing on Factory 34 Float Fork

If there’s any doubt that 27.5+ would take off this year, they were erased by FOX’s introduction of this 27.5+ fork with 110mm hub spacing. This wider hub allows the fork legs and crown to accommodate a huge 27.5 tire like a 3.0 or 3.5 inch.

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Sneak Peek: Praxis Works wide range 11-40 10-speed MTB cassette

There is a market for 1×10 drivetrain systems but riders often run out of low gears. So they slap on aftermarket 42 tooth cogs, but there is some compromise in shifting. Praxis aims to solve that with their 11-40 10-speed cog.

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First Look: Specialized Atlas lightweight knee pad

Specialized enters the lightweight knee pad arena with this 156-gram set of pads. It features an impact hardening material and a fit that is designed to stay in place without straps.

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Review: Haro FLC 29 Pro carbon 29er hardtail

The Haro FLC 29 Pro offers a great value for the rider looking for a lightweight, carbon frame that can serve as an XC race bike as well as an all around trail bike.

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Video: Paul Basagoitia goes big in Utah

Freeride star Paul Basagoitia has a message for his fans: He’s back. In fact, he says he never left. Things just have changed a little. Find out what he means.

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Review: Durango Bikes Moonshine 650b

Durango Bikes set out to create a U.S. made 160mm travel All Mountain bike using the best technologies and components available. What they came up with is the alloy Moonshine with 27.5 wheels and a refined Horst Link suspension.

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Video: Riding the White Line – vertigo inducing trail provides challenge and thrill

Check out the dizzying heights of this trail. The phrase “don’t look down” comes to mind. Ever ridden anything like this? Let us know!

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NAHBS 2015: And the winners of this year’s show are…

Each year, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show brings together a unique and talented assortment of frame builders and bike enthusiasts. Some builders went above and beyond the rest and were recognized at the awards ceremony for their creativity, vision, and craftsmanship. Here is a run-down of some of this year’s winners.

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Poison Oak: Photos and Remedies

Poison oak shoots are already exploding in their red, juicy glory. This is a good time to brush up on your poison oak knowledge as identification and prevention is key.

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NAHBS 2015: Eclectic mountain bikes highlight show

The return of a legendary steel builder, new carbon layups, and everything in between highlight the mountain bike offerings at this year’s North American Handmade Bike Show.

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NAHBS 2015: Fat bikes abound at handmade show

With winter pounding the east coast, demand for fat bikes has skyrocketed. This dramatic rise in interest was evident at the North American Handmade Bike Show with an array of builders showing their latest fat creations.

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Video: The story behind Tom van Steenbergen’s massive front flip

What does it take to sail uncharted waters and do a front flip that has never been done before? Go behind the scenes and walk along with Tom van Steenbergen and Cam McCaul as they execute and plan the biggest front flip in MTB history.

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Review: RockShox RS-1 suspension fork

RockShox’s groundbreaking inverted fork offers superb performance — and a lofty price tag. So is it worth it?

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