IMBA Instructor Certification Program expands for 2017

The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Instructor Certification Program (ICP) has opened registration for a portion of its 2017 course schedule, offering dozens of training options across the country. IMBA’s ICP plans to roll out new training opportunities this year including Level 2 Recertification and a revamped Level 3 Certification with additional skills.

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Meditation basics with Sonya Looney

Sit down on a chair or the floor with eyes closed, do a scan of your body from head to toe including the contact points of your body, and simply focus on your breath for 10 minutes. You’ll be surprised how much it can benefit you on the bike.

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5 Hot Mountain Bike Components for 2017

The wheels of progress roll onward, upward, and then downhill, which is what keeps those smiles stuck on our faces after every ride. This year looks to be packed with cool new tech, and while we can’t guarantee the staying power of anything new in the cycling world, we think these five items will be just as cool in 12 months as they are now.

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7 reasons why Fat Bike World Championships is gonna go off

For the second year running, Crested Butte, Colorado, is putting the phat in fat biking with the second annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championships. Starting with a kick-off party next Wednesday, fat heads from around the country (and even globe) will be treated to four days of the best winter riding anywhere.

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2017 YT Jeffsy, Capra, and Tues bikes launched

For 2017, the Young Talents Jeffsy, Capra, and Tues will all be available in a CF Pro Race version, including a new flagship “liquid metal” paint job. This will also be XL frame sizes for both the Capra CF and Tues CF.

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How to choose a mountain bike pump

Ideally, every mountain biker should have at least two pumps: a floor pump for home use and a hand pump to take on rides. Here is what you need to know about each one.

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Julbo Aero sunglasses review

Sunglasses maker Julbo is well regarded in the mountaineering world for their impressive technologies, but does that translate to mountain biking? Check out the Mtbr review to find out.

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Specialized Recon Mixed Terrain Shoes review

If you’re familiar with terms such as gravel grinding or groad, have considered signing up for Grinduro or Dirty Kanza, or simply like to ride your road bike where others typically won’t go, Specialized’s Recon Mixed Terrain shoes may be right up your (unpaved) alley. And they’re a great option for aggressive XC riders, too.

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Troy Lee Designs Raid Knee Guard review

If you are interested in knee protectors that offer downhill-level security but can still be pedaled in, the Troy Less Designs Knee Guards are worth a look.

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Dakine Seeker 15L hydration pack review

From backcountry epics to enduro racing, Dakine’s Seeker 15-liter hydration pack with included 2-liter reservoir and removable spine protector is built for all manner of mountain bike adventures. Check out the Mtbr review to learn more.

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FatDuro: When fat biking meets enduro

First year event at California’s Donner Summit Auburn Ski Club promises thrills and spills.

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IMBA National Enduro Series launches

New domestic race series will compile results from six rounds across the U.S. and allow riders to compete for a national title.

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Cane Creek DB Air [IL] has improved oil seal head, shaft bearing, and air piston

Love the DB Inline? Cane Creek’s newest shock brings several key improvements to maximize reliability. There’s also a new dropper post and climb switch lever.

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SRAM new co-title sponsor of double-Olympic champ SCOTT XC team

Reigning Olympic champions Nino Schurter and Jenny Rissveds headline the new SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Team, which was officially launched this week.

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Santa Cruz Syndicate blooper reel video

A few days ago we told you about the two new additions to the Santa Cruz Syndicate, plus a hilarious video announcing said hires. Now we go behind the scenes to see just what it took to put together that video.

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Industry Nine BackCountry 360 wheelset review

Interested in an aluminum wheelset with ultra-wide rims? Industry Nine’s BackCountry 360′s could be what you’re looking for.

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Canfield Brothers Carbon EPO updated for 2017

Canfield Brothers has updated their EPO, the brand’s carbon-fiber hardtail 29er that’s engineered for aggressive all-mountain riding, with XL sizing, stealth dropper routing and a gloss black finish.

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Nate Hills Best of FollowCamFriday 2016

Nate Hills has gained quite a following with his series of #FollowCamFriday YouTube videos. The Yeti-sponsored rider has pushed out jaw-dropping POV edits from everywhere from Colorado and Utah to Whistler and Bolivia. Now Hills has put together this compilation of the best of the best.

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Guerrilla Gravity unveils new Megatrail and Megatrail SS

Guerrilla Gravity has launched a new version of the Megatrail that’s billed as a “big mountain liberator.” The versatile bike is designed to conquer everything from getting after it at your local enduro race, shredding bike park laps, or just slaying your after-work rides.

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Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier join Santa Cruz Syndicate

This might just be the best team announcement video ever. Click through to see what we mean.

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This is why you should never ride a fat bike

That moment when you drop your bike on an electric fence. [Warning: Video includes colorful language.]

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How To: Basics of bicycle pumps

Tires are perhaps the most important component on your bike, and keeping them properly inflated is a must. Ideally, you want a floor pump to do this before each ride, and a hand pump to repair flat tires out on the trail or road. Click through to find out what else you need to know.

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How To: Fix a flat tire

Even with the widespread adoption of tubeless tires, flats are still a fact of cycling life. For those new to the game, changing a flat can be a frustrating affair, but it’s actually very simple. Watch this video to learn more.

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Why Brian Lopes went to Ellsworth

Brian Lopes signs with Ellsworth. We interview the man himself to find out more about the move and what he hopes to accomplish.

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Is the new WTB Ranger 29+ the ultimate bike packing tire?

While plus tires are popular in the mountain bike arena for their ability to level terrain, they’ve also helped open up a new whole world to bikepackers.

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