Sea Otter: ENVE shows new HDH downhill bar

High end composite component and wheel maker lifts lid on new downhill bar: 810mm wide HDH designed to mix precision steering and ride-tuned damping.

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Sea Otter: Rotor launches axle-based INpower power meter

The company best known for its ovalized chainrings is making a continued push into the power meter market with INpower, an axle-based power measuring device for road and mountain bikes that runs on an easy-to-swap standard AA battery.

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Sea Otter: Coming soon Norco Revolver 27.5 and 29

New full-suspension bike in final stages of development now.

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Sea Otter: Specialized introduces Rumor in 650B

New trail bike gives women their choice of wheel size.

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ASS Does Downieville: How to not get shot or pissed on

Whiskey drinking, tall tales, gut busting climbs, and the search for an abandoned jeep. Just another day in Downieville.

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News: Become a Michelin tire tester at Sea Otter

With a daily giveaway program Michelin will be seeking cycling to join an exclusive club of test riders that includes folks like Jerome Clementz, Pierre-Edouard Ferry, Rémy Absalon.

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Video: Chris Akrigg’s ‘Bread and Butter’

When you’re as good as Chris Akrigg, even the bread and butter, ‘everyday’ ride can be a fun one, as you use the trail as a canvas to create new options along the way.

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Tech: Why wider rims will improve your ride

Find out why wider rims offer a softer ride, more cornering traction, better climbing, less burping, weight savings and a potential to run a wider array of tire profiles.

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Video: SRAM GX ‘Far and Wide’

Austin, Texas is a city of diverse cultures and choices. With rugged trails around the city, riders can ride right out of their door to enjoy the outdoors. Follow these three riders, how they got started riding and why they continue to enjoy the sport.

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Tech: Deep dive on 1×10 narrow/wide conversion gearing

The growing popularity of extended cogs is a result of 11-speed 1x drivetrains by SRAM and Shimano. There are mechanical and weight advantages to ditching the front derailleur in favor of a wider range cassette that can do the job of a double or triple chainring system.

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How To: Top tips from Sho-Air/Cannondale XC racers

In part 2 of this series, riders reveal tips for winter training, racing in muddy conditions, and doing your first race.

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Just In: Project 321 Lefty Supermax kits and wheelsets

Project 321 allows you to put a Lefty fork on almost any bike. With their machining wizardry, they’re able to provide bling parts that perform.

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Long Term Test: Shimano Di2 XTR

We’ve put a lot of rides in on our Di2 XTR test bike and it is rather strange how ‘normal’ it feels. While very complex and configurable, on the trail it can feel very simple and natural. It really doesn’t call attention to itself and just becomes part of the ride.

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How To: Top tips from Sho-Air/Cannondale XC racers

In part 1 of this series, iders reveal tips on technical trail skill building, on-the-bike fueling, and their favorite (and least favorite) workouts.

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Just In: 2016 FOX Float DPS EVOL shock

For 2016, FOX revamped its Float rear shock with two damping pistons called DPS for better performance. They also added an extra negative spring can called EVOL to make the suspension curve flatter.

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ASS Does Downieville: Don’t Get Hurt. Or Lost.

The bike road trip season opened last weekend in Downieville, CA. It is filled with fun, adventure and danger so be careful out there.

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Just In: 2016 FOX 34 Float fork

FOX stumbled a bit in fork technology since the inception of CTD forks. But we saw what they were capable of with the performance of their FOX 36 forks last year. Now, all that technology comes to the more popular 34 line of forks.

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Frenchman breaks world mountain bike speed record

Check out these videos of Eric Barone setting the new mountain bike speed record. His infamous crash from 2002 is here too as a reminder of how dangerous this feat is.

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Vittoria Photo Caption Contest on Facebook

Post a caption to Vittoria’s Photo Contest on Facebook, the most liked caption wins FREE Vittoria tires!

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Review: Magura MT7 brakes

In this ever changing field of brakes, the available power keeps ramping up to keep up with the more capable All Mountain bikes and more challenging terrain. Magura answers the call with the amazing MT7 brake.

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First Look: SRAM GX Drivetrain

SRAM knocks one out of the park by expanding the sweet spot of 1×11 drivetrains with this more affordable option. The gearing range flexibilities are increased too with 2×11 and 2×10 options.

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First Look: 2015 Breezer Repack Team

160mm of all mountain/enduro travel with a unique suspension design. The Breezer Repack uses an extra pivot located midway on the chainstays. Find out what our first ride impression is.

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Tech: The aerodynamics of bikepacking

Thrown out of several wind tunnel facilities, Clint Callahan broke new ground as he set out to measure aerodynamic qualities of different bikepacking setups.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Happy e-Fat Biker

Our resident hater of all things modern and fun may have turned over a new (electric) leaf.

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News: Pearl Izumi releases fat bike bandolier

Device aims to end plight of riders getting stranded on the side of the trail pumping for hours on end.

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