Five reasons why you should shop online


While the local bike shop is in invaluable resource, there’s a number of compelling reasons to buy online. Here are five of them.

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Enduro World Series Round No. 1 course preview


The Enduro World Series is back. The season opener is in Rotorua, New Zealand, and the track is brutal.

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Santa Cruz/SRAM Team custom painted Hightowers


This beautiful trio of custom Santa Cruz bikes would be equally at home on the trail or in an art gallery.

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IMBA set to relaunch Model Trails program


The International Mountain Bicycling Association is relaunching its Model Trails initiative after putting the program on hold in 2016 to reshape its process and offerings.

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Inside the mind of Maxxis


Within mountain bike circles the Taiwanese tire maker has a rock solid foothold, especially among the trail, all-mountain, and downhill crowds where models such as the Minion, High Roller, and Shorty have cult-like followings. Click through to learn more.

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Michelin introduces four new tires


Michelin has a reputation for producing well-designed and constructed mountain bike tires. The only ingredient missing is their commitment and longevity to the category. They aim to change that with this significant investment and product introductions in the space.

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2017 Enduro World Series kicks off in New Zealand


After six months off, riders will be lining up on the start line of the 2017 Enduro World Series opener in Rotorua, New Zealand. The event is officially dubbed the Giant Toa Enduro and serves as opening competition for Crankworx Rotorua.

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Grom racing returns to Folsom


Now in its second year, this race series tailored for kids 8-14 is poised to grow and continue the momentum generated from its successful debut last year.

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Video: Making MTB magic in the Norwegian Fjords


On the surface a catalog shoot might sound like a boring affair. But not when it involves mountain bikes and some of the world’s most jaw dropping landscapes.

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5 reasons why you should shop at your local bike shop


Buying online has it perks, but there’s a number of good reasons why you should consider shopping at your local bike shop. Click through to read our top five.

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Belltower gives Spurcycle bell better clearance


The Spurcycle is probably the best bell on the market, but it doesn’t always play nice with mountain bike cockpits. The new Belltower spacer changes that.

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Would you tackle this mine shaft descent?


If you’re claustrophobic or afraid of the dark, this subterranean ride might not belong on your bucket list.

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Fastest man on (four) MTB wheels: The Stacy Kohut story


Meet a rare breed of devoted racer: Stacy Kohut, the world’s fastest mountain biker on four wheels.

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Pimp My Ride: Yeti SB5.5c with Jekyll & Hyde personality


When Steven set out to build his new Yeti, he wanted to do something special to highlight the bikes dual personalities.

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RockShox Judy returns as budget plus-compatible fork


Remember the RockShox Judy? Well, she’s back. But this time elastomers are ditched in favor of some new Pike-derived suspension technology.

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Enduro vs Downhill bike – Which is faster?


Many of us riding enduro bikes now often wonder if we would have run faster on a downhill bike. The folks at GMBN help us out with this test.

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Inside ENVE’s new 78,000 square foot factory


Long regarded as one of the world’s preeminent carbon wheel and component makers, Utah’s ENVE composites just got a new home. In early March the company’s 168 employees moved into a new 78,000 square foot facility.

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One legged BMXer proves anything is possible


Julian Molina lost his leg in a skateboard accident. That would have ended most people’s sports careers, but not this kid. Molina picked up his bike and never looked back. Learn more about his story and watch him slay in this video.

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DreamRide II journey of adventure and inspiration


Take one part Planet Earth, a pinch of Dr. Seuss, and stir with a thru axle. The end result? One of the most creative edits we’ve ever seen.

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Video: Tyrannosaurus Rex wrecks bike park


Prehistoric creature shreds harder than you’d think.

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Leatt unveils new line of mountain bike apparel


Formerly best known for their on-bike protective gear, Leatt has unveiled a new collection of soft goods with stylish designs and convenient features including neck brace compatibility.

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Video: Jérôme Clementz rides volcano in Chile


Never one to turn down a new experience, Jérôme Clementz made the trip to Chile to check out the perfectly shaped terrain with many natural features and a seriously beautiful background.

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Industry Nine MatchStix thru axle tool for fat bikes


Industry Nine’s clever thru axle multi-tool is now available for the RockShox Bluto fat bike suspension fork.

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Matt Hunter explores volcanic single track in Patagonia


Ever dreamt of shredding down a volcano? Follow Matt Hunter in this stunning adventure.

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Video: Riding King Kong on a trail bike


King Kong: Among mountain bikers, the name conjures a mix of fear, respect and excitement. It has been called “the only shuttle-able Rampage style line on the planet. But you can’t ride it on a trail bike, can you?

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Video: Aaron Gwin’s Off-season — Episode One


Want to learn more how about Aaron Gwin trains (and relaxes) for World Cup season? Follow along in this new series, which follows his off season pursuits.

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Bid on Rachel Atherton’s World’s winning Fox 40


Want to own a piece of mountain biking history? Over the next eight weeks, Fox is auctioning off a fork from one of their top athletes. All proceeds go to the Road 2 Recovery Foundation.

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YT adds Brett Tippie as Director of Good Times


Go inside the mind of legendary freerider in this wide ranging interview with the newest Young Talents rider.

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Fezzari Kings Peak Carbon SLX 1×11 fat bike review


If you’re only planning to ride your fat bike in the winter, why spend extra thousands of dollars on a rig that will spend 75% of the year collecting dust in the back of the garage?

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Contest: Win a Framed Marquette Alloy Plus Bike


Enter to win a new Framed Marquette Bike valued at $999.95!

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2017 Santa Cruz Chameleon first look


Still aluminum and more versatile than ever, the new Santa Cruz Chameleon is here with plus tire compatibility, configurable dropouts, and very modern geometry.

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Fox Proframe full face helmet review


If your terrain is DH certified, your helmet should be, too. Enter the new Fox Proframe, which offers top-level safety and maximum ventilation for enduro and all mountain riders.

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Bell Joy Ride ambassador program expands and kicks off in Santa Cruz, CA


Threatened by a very wet winter in California this year, the sun blazed brightly on the launch of the beautiful women’s ambassador program called Bell Joy Ride.

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2017 NAHBS bike show winners


The gathering of the handmade bikes concluded yesterday with over 180 exhibitors showing off their wares in Salt Lake City, Utah. Awards were handed out, in three categories of Riding Discipline, Construction, and Overall Design.

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Lezyne Alloy Drive pump and ABS2 quick connect chuck review


Lezyne’s screw on heads guaranteed a leak-free fit but had a lengthy install/removal process. Their new ABS2 head promises to speed things up. Can it deliver?

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2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon 27.5+ spy photos


This new Chameleon from Santa Cruz has been spotted in several Santa Cruz dealers. It not only looks promising but the the rumored pricing is attractive as well.

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Paul Components Boxcar stem review


A stem is a stem. Except this one just happens to be made in American — and it comes in anodized purple.

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Fat biking Michigan’s Upper Peninsula


In addition to alpine skiing and snowboarding and a Nordic center with dozens of miles of cross-country ski trails, Marquette features an extensive network of fat bike-specific trails surrounding the city.

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Pimp My Ride: Norco Aurum gets royal purple treatment


Have you traded your DH rig in for an enduro bike? Well this custom build might just leave you wanting to build up a new big bike.

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Box One PushPush shifter and One rear derailleur review


Box recently entered the competitive MTB drivetrain market with their PushPush shifter, One Derailleur, and 11-46 wide range cassettes. Art’s Cyclery tested the shifter and derailleur.

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POV video from world’s gnarliest urban downhill track


Buckle up and take a ride down the world’s gnarliest urban downhill track, the Red Bull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo in Chile.

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New bill could end blanket ban on bikes in Wilderness


Bill puts mountain bikers on the same footing as campers, hikers, hunters, and equestrians by restoring federal agency authority to set conditions on cyclists’ use of trails in designated Wilderness.

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GoPro Karma Grip mounting tips for mountain bikers


Learn how to get buttery smooth GoPro riding footage with this short video tutorial.

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Troy Lee Designs 2017 apparel line-up unveiled


The California company has rolled out its entire 2017 apparel and helmet line, including updates to Skyline for trail riding and Sprint for gravity.

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Pivot’s Rupert Chapman rips Christchurch Adventure Park


Need a little Monday distraction? Check out this new edit from Rupert Chapman, the latest addition to the Pivot Factory Racing team. No tricks, no gimmicks, all riding.

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Montana Wilderness Bill preserves trail access


U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana introduced S. 507, “Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act” in Congress on March 2. The BCSA is the product of a 10-year, collaborative solution negotiated by multiple constituencies.

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Northwave Extreme XC MTB shoe review


This stylish, lightweight cross-country mountain bike shoe offers excellent power transfer and reasonable walking stability. Learn more in the Mtbr review.

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Project Alloy trail bike


For the same money, should you go for a carbon frame with a budget build kit or an alloy frame with a higher end spec?

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e*thirteen TRS+ dropper post review


e*thirteen saw an opportunity for an affordable, reliable and serviceable post in the market. Read on and find out if they succeeded in their offering.

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Danny MacAskill explores Northwest Arkansas


In the video, Danny and Hans are freeriding through the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Railyard Bike Park.

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