Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups

FAT BIKES

WINTER APPAREL

TRAINERS



Riding the magical Colorado Trail

Completed in 1987, and connecting Denver to Durango, the Colorado Trail is 486 miles long and passes through eight mountain ranges. This trail provides some of the best access to the finest alpine singletrack.

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Stan’s NoTubes wins patent dispute against Specialized

After a protracted eight-year legal battle, Stan’s original rim patent is upheld in Federal court.

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Liv unveils largest ambassador program in brand’s history

Sister brand of Giant Bicycles is dedicated solely to the female cyclist, and is launching a U.S.-based ambassador program with 125 ambassadors located across the country.

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How to pump the trail — and go faster on your bike

Knowing how to pump rollers is a skill that opens up numerous possibilities on just about any trail. By strategically weighting and unweighting your wheels, you can pump over rollers and through low spots in the trail to help you maintain speed without pedaling.

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Specialized Fat Boy Expert Carbon fat bike review

Depending on your perspective, needs and budget, the Specialized Fat Boy Expert Carbon is either the perfect (albeit expensive) fat bike, or somewhat limited. Find out if it’s the right big wheeler for you in our full review.

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Lazer’s new Revolution and Roller helmets for 2016

Three helmets from Lazer are highlighted here including the all new for 2016 Revolution, an all mountain/enduro helmet with removable side pods and forthcoming removable chin bar.

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Ultimate winter apparel for cold weather rides

Here’s our round-up of the Ultimate Head-to-Toe Cold Weather Kit, with cold being defined as roughly 32-39 degrees. Stay tuned for round-ups on kit suitable for freezing and arctic rides.

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BMX Legend Ryan Nyquist joins Haro’s mountain bike team

Long time (20 years) Haro BMX superstar expands team role to dirt jump duties for 2016.

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Marines confiscate mountain bikes and ticket riders in San Diego

Fifty bikes are confiscated in the Sycamore Canyon area of San Diego for riding on federal land.

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Video: 2 Fat 2 Furious – Freeriding fat bikes in B.C.

In the latest wintertime fat bike video edit from Rocky Mountain Bicycles, the goal was simple: Only ride lines that would be hard or impossible on a regular mountain bike. They pulled it off.

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RockyMounts new low profile TomaHawk bike rack

New wallet friendly roof rack from Colorado based RockyMounts offers impressive versatility and lifetime warranty.

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Santa Cruz Hightower

From the ashes of the Tallboy LT, the new Santa Cruz Hightower has risen. This is a 135mm trail bike that is incredibly agile and capable. It is sold in either 29er or Plus form as it reveals a bike with a massive sweet spot.

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Fat Bike Worlds: Bonding, branding, and chairlift riding

First annual Colorado event paves path for big wheeled bikes, showcasing the wealth of possibilities fat biking can bring to the sport.

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Review: Trailcraft Cycles Pineridge 24 kids mountain bike

Trailcraft Cycles is a small, family-run business based out of Fort Collins, CO. They specialize in 24″ wheeled kids mountain bikes that are made with real components and real gearing and are ready for real fun.

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Deity TMAC flat pedal review

With a price tag nearing $200, how does the newest pedal from Deity justify its price and differentiate itself from the rest of the market? Find out in our review.

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Kelly McGarry dies after collapsing on local trail

Freeride legend Kelly McGarry collapsed and died while riding a local trail in New Zealand. One of the most identifiable and likeable stars of the sport, Kelly will be remembered as one who forever changed the sport.

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Review: MindShift Gear rotation180° Trail 16L camera bag

Sometimes, only a real SLR camera will do for capturing great mountain biking images. But camera bags are often cumbersome, heavy and difficult to access. This pack from Mindshift gear allows you to carry your bike gear and an SLR while allowing quick, swivel access to your camera.

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Sneak Peek: Prototype XC FOX fork with step down lowers

Spotted on the instagram account of Peter James Lucas, this yet to be released 32mm XC fork from FOX that appears to be close to production. The most interesting feature of the new chassis appears to be the stepped lowers, which taper near the axle.

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Video: Plus sized roosting in Squamish with Joel Ducrot

Missing the deep dark woods this winter? This quick video should help you get stoked for spring.

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Atomik carbon goes big with Phatty 85 and Chubby 43 rims

Atomik uses a combination of aerospace grade foam and patented carbon technology to create their high end (yet affordable) rims.

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Destination Patagonia: The journey and the vehicles

The journey to Coyhaique, Chile was interesting indeed. And when we got there, the first thing we noticed was the gallery of awesome vehicles that were ideally suited for the terrain and the outdoor lifestyle.

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Contest: Endura MT500 Mountain Bike Apparel Giveaway

Enter to win the same mountain bike kit that Danny MacAskill wears and you could win over $650 worth of Endura’s MT500 cycling apparel!

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Mega Gallery: Fat Bike World Champs Day 1

Day 1 of the first annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championship went off in spectacular fashion on Thursday at the North Village venue in the Town of Mount Crested Butte.

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Factory Tour: Coors Brewing facility

It may not be our favorite trail beer, but it is one of the most consistent. We try to find out why during our quick tour of their massive facility.

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Scott Big Ed fat bike review

Just because it’s affordable (which it is) doesn’t mean it’s good. See how the Big Ed fattie fared in our full review.

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