MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 13

Day 13 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to James R. – Winner of the RockyMounts SplitRail Hitch Rack!

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Review: Gloworm XS


This tiny head unit is a monster of a light with 2350 lumens. Good batteries, charging and programability finish off the package.

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Review: Gloworm X1


This light is the ideal helmet light since the light head is so small at 63 grams. And the new GoPro compatible quick release mount is a welcome addition.

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Review: Lumicycle Summit Enduro Pack


It’s a well-sorted light from the UK but it’s not particularly bright or affordable.

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Interbike: Mtbr video playlist


View all our Interbike videos in one session and become the tech authority of your riding group.

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GoPro Dirt Diaries Video: What I do in Whistler


Check out this awesome video by Ross Measures and Matt Dennison. It’s called ‘What I do in Whistler’ and it’s a brilliant play on the ‘What x thinks I do’ memes that spread like wildfire on the social networks.

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2014 Mtbr Bike Lights Shootout: Tunnel Beam Patterns


We went out to a freeway underpass and risked our lives in the ‘hood’ as we photographed our test lights with our camera. The location is useful since it has walls and a ceiling that can display a bike light beam pattern.

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2014 Mtbr Bike Lights Shootout: Lumen Measurements


Mtbr works so hard to demystify LED output.  The ultimate test is using an integrating sphere to measure light output. This piece of equipment costs about $20,000- $100,000 to purchase and requires a trained technician to operate.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Computer, Blue HR, Blue SC and KICKR Power Trainer


The new offerings from Wahoo Fitness that includes the Blue HR bluetooh 4.0 heartrate strap, the Blue SC bluetooth 4.0 speed and cadence sensor, and the RFLKT iPhone powered bike computer for your handlebars.

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The All New Pivot Firebird 27.5


Chris Cocalis from Pivot gives us an inside look at the all new Firebird 27.5 platform which has similar geometry to the popular 26″ Firebird and features the exact same travel, making it a pretty easy conversion.

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Yakima HoldUp and HoldUp +2 Hitch Bike Racks


The new Yakima HoldUp and HoldUp +2 (to carry 4 bikes total) that’s new and improved for 2013. The HoldUp is easy to install, loads in seconds and features a wheel tray strap, integrated SKS cable lock system, a knob to tilt the rack down for rear vehicle access and the integrated bottle opener.

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Marin 2014 Mount Vision and Attack Trail 27.5/650b Bikes


2014 Marin Mount Vision and Attack Trail 27.5/650b bikes announced at Sea Otter! Now with new carbon framesets, 27.5 inch wheel platforms and internal cable routing for brakes, derailleurs, brakes and dropper seatposts.

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Magura, Uvex, Vredestein 2014 Product Highlights


Brent Winebarger shows us the Magura 29er 120mm travel fork, new Vredestein Black Panther 27.5/650b and 29er tires, and Uvex SGL 104 sunglasses and the Ultrasonic CC helmet.

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Sam Schultz and His 2013 Trek Superfly 100 SL 29er Racing Machine


Trek Factory Racing team member Sam Schultz, the current US National XC Mountain Bike Champion and a 2012 London Olympian, shows off his completely redesigned 2013 Superfly 100 SL XC 29er.

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Loaded Precision X-Lite Ultra Wheels, AmXc Ti Stem and AmXc Lock-On Grips


Loaded Precision shows us the X-Lite Ultra XC wheelset that weighs under 1500g, the AmXc trail/enduro stem and the AmXc lock-on grips with its unique rubber compound that’s hydrophobic and oleophobic resistant.

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X-Fusion 2014 RV1 Downhill and Metric Freeride Forks


John Hauer and superstar rider Richie Schley from X-Fusion show us the new highly anticipated 2014 RV1 downhill and the Metric freeride forks.

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Announced: Boombotix Boombot REX Bike Speakers


Mtbr got a look at Boombotix’s new Boombot REX portable bike speakers. This little package packs a punch by reaching volume levels of 90 dB@2ft, making it the loudest portable speaker in its size on the market.

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Sam Hill’s Specialized Farewell Video


Sam Hill and Specialized will be parting ways and this is their way of saying thanks to him. Sam played a key role in the development of the modern Demo 8 geometry (lower BB was a noticeable change), had the 2009 World Cup Overall win, the 2010 World Championship in Mont Saint-Anne, and a lot […]

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Fox CTD & iCD Product Introduction Videos


Suspension technology can be daunting these days. We have adjustable front, rear and now seatposts. We caught up with Fox’s Mark Jordan and he said Fox’s best asset is how easy it is to understand and to use.  They system is smart and well-designed so using it is simple and natural. Mark explains: “The best […]

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ShapeRideShoot’s Interview and Videos with Floriane Pugin


The folks at ShapeRideShoot had the opportunity to shoot and ride with Floriane Pugin from DH team Scott 11. They followed her during a training session in Morzine shredding it on the 2013 Scott Gambler. They were also able to ask Floriane a few questions about herself and her current health following a difficult 2012 […]

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Bell Helmets Trail Building Holiday Party


This past Monday, December 17th, the folks at Bell Helmets threw a more unconventional holiday party by spending half a day giving back to the community and doing work on the local Emma McCrary mountain bike trail in Santa Cruz, CA. Along with members of the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) and $5,000 that […]

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Lezyne Macro Drive – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout


This is a pretty basic light from Lezyne. 300 Lumens in a very compact package. It has a good beam pattern and a little bit of side visibility. It’s good for commuting and great to have around the house. Specifications: Price: $70 Claimed Lumens: 300 Lumens Measured Lumens: 312 Lumens Measured MTBR Lux: 25 Lux […]

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Shaperideshoot’s 2012 Demo Reel


Watch Shaperideshoot’s recap of the best riding moments from 2012. Riders include David Dondana, Julien Fournier, Vincent Tupin, Etienne Variclier, Benoît Gurnel, Floriane Pugin

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Shaperideshoot’s Gaëtan Rey and Vincent Tupin


Watch Gaëtan Rey and the young, talented rider Vincent Tupin on a rainy April ride with tons of muddy, slippery roots and rocks. Gaëtan Rey not only has a passion for shredding up the trails, but building them as well

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Join Aaron Gwin in supporting high school mountain biking November 17th


World Cup Champion Aaron Gwin Highlights SoCal CycleFest 2012 Benefiting High School Mountain Biking Riverside, Calif. — The 2012/13 High School Mountain Bike season kicks off November 17, 2012 with SoCal CycleFest, a gala fundraising event in support of high school mountain biking. This year’s CycleFest takes place at Meanda Grove in Riverside. This annual event […]

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SRAM MTB News – World Bicycle Relief, Red Bull Rampage, Superenduro and London’s bronze


Rampage is an awe-inspiring event to the eye and raw on the body of those who participate. While no single athlete can claim two victories, SRAM can proudly celebrate its third in a row.

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Trips for Kids Founder Receives Humanitarian Service Award


Trips for Kids Founder Receives Prestigious University of Michigan Humanitarian Service Award San Rafael, Calif. – November 5, 2012- The University of Michigan College of Letters, Sciences and Arts announced that alumnus Marilyn Price, class of 1962, is the recipient of the LSA Humanitarian Service Award because of her work with Trips for Kids®. The Humanitarian […]

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@cme FlatFree “Disaster-Proof” Wheelsets Offers Free Shipping in November


Hurricane Sandy Highlights Need for No-Flat Tire Systems Fullerton, CA (CFEpr+) Nov. 2, 2012 – @cme FlatFree Wheel Systems is making their pre-mounted wheel and tire sets available with no shipping costs for the month of November, in reaction to the cycling needs of Hurricane Sandy victims and people who want and need a bike […]

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SR Suntour Werx at the 2012 Red Bull Rampage 2012 Slideshow


Slideshow from the Red Bull Rampage 2012 with SR SUNTOUR WERX Teamrider Garett Buehler and James Doerfling. Photos by Hoshi Yoshida.

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Whiskey Off-Road Pro Registration Open


Pro Registration Open – $35,000 Cash Purse 2013 Whiskey Off-Road Mountain Bike Event in Prescott, Arizona (Tucson, Ariz.) Nov. 1, 2012 – Registration opens today for the pro category of the 2013 Whiskey Off-Road endurance mountain bike event taking place in Prescott, Ariz. The online registration form and cash purse information can be found here. Registration […]

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Sombrio’s Wheels for Life Pumptrack Jam


“Wheels for Life Pumptrack Jam” Sombrio sets up their pumptrack in San Francisco San Francisco, CA – Sombrio is teaming up with Bike Magazine, Boombotix and Ride SFO to bring their pumptrack to San Francisco this Saturday, November 3. Everyone is invited to join the party. The pumptrack will be set up from 3pm to […]

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Mojo Trail Diary Morocco Ft. Fabien Barel & Mark Weir


Planes, trains and automobiles! In sha’Allah The Mojo Trail Diaries were intended to show people how capable the modern trail bike has become – to encourage people to spread their wings and try something new, the bike and suspension won’t hold you back!… In the previous edits in the series we climbed hills, munros and […]

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Niner News – Complete Bikes, S.I.R. 9 and New Colors, Autumn Travels


Complete Bikes Introducing more ways to get rolling on a Niner - complete bikes that arrive at your Niner Dealer with all the components necessary to hit the trails. Our Star Builds represent our most popular Niner configurations at various price levels from Mild to Wild: 5-Star Best paired with Niner’s RDO frames, our “spare no expense” […]

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Hutchinson Tires Launches Dealer Direct and Rep Program Strategy


Hutchinson Tires launches dealer direct program in the US market Rahsaan Bahati is first regional rep Trenton, New Jersey, October 30, 2012—Hutchinson Tires launches dealer direct program in the US market. Hutchinson’s first regional rep is Rahsaan Bahati who will cover the Southern California territory.Kevin Buchet, Hutchinson’s North American Sales and Marketing Manager confirms, “This […]

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POC Downhill Enduro presented by E-Thirteen at Plattekill Bike Park


POC Eastern States Cup First Annual “Last Chance For Glory” POC Downhill Enduro presented by E-Thirteen At Plattekill Bike Park The POC Eastern States Cup, POC Sports and E-Thirteen are excited to present the First Annual “Last Chance For Glory” POC Downhill Enduro Race at Plattekill Bike Park on November 10-11, 2012. This event is […]

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Undefeated, Anne Caroline Chausson signs with Ibis for Two More Years


Around our corner of California (the San Francisco Bay Area), there’s a lot of sports talk about a sweep that just happened. While most people are talking about the San Francisco Giants sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the World Series*, the dynasty that is on our mind is that of Anne Caroline Chausson. Anne is finishing up her second year riding for […]

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Motobecane Interbike Booth


Motobecane Fantom 29 FS Shimano 30 Fantom 29 FS has top-of-the-line Full Race specs. A Rockshox Reba 29er fork with up to 100mm of travel in the front and in the rear, the NEWEST Rockshox Monarch RT3 rear shock withAdvanced Floodgate Platform Technology. Improvements Specific to this Motobecane USA 29er FS design: Tapered headtube / […]

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Outerbike 2012 a Huge Sucess


Moab, Utah – The weather could not have been any better for the 3rd annual Outerbike event in Moab, UT which took place between Oct. 3rd- 7th. With temps fluctuating between the mid eighties and mid sixties without a drop of precipitation riders from all over the country and world enjoyed countless miles of trail and […]

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Fabien Barel: My Way – The Story Of His World Championship Victories


With three World titles to his name, when Fabien announced his retirement last year it brought to an end a career that has been enjoyed by many and an inspiration to riders all over the World. Fabien recently got together with the guys at MTBcut to put together this amazing short film documenting his career […]

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Announcing Rocky Mountain’s 5 Episode Argentina Adventure Series


Sitting on the edge of the Andes, Bariloche is famous for its Catedral ski resort, the biggest in South America, and for its notoriously rugged backcountry terrain. After bouncing around various ideas of where we should take this year’s Rocky Mountain adventure, we dug deeper and discovered that Bariloche has a burgeoning mountain bike scene […]

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Sam Pilgrim’s Freeride Mountain Bike Journey Through Japan


Sam Pilgrim is one of the most well-traveled riders on the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour. He’s competed all over the globe, experiencing wildly diverse cultures and meeting people from every walk of life imaginable. He has met people that don’t share a common language, religion, value system or worldview, but the one thing that […]

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First-year High School MTB League Crowns State Champs


State Champions Crowned in First-Year Utah High School Cycling League Park City’s Brenna Egan and Independent Rider Justin Griffin Earn Inaugural Titles Midway, UT – October 22, 2012 – After nearly 23 miles of racing across a wind-whipped course on Saturday at the former Olympic venue of Soldier Hollow, the varsity boys state championship in […]

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Clif Announces Chocolate Cherry Shot Bloks


Clif Shot Bloks Energy Chew Releases Category First Flavor Chocolate Cherry Emeryville, Calif., October 23, 2012 – Clif Shot Bloks®, the market-leading energy chew for performance athletes announced today a category-first flavor, Chocolate Cherry, available now at select specialty retail stores nationwide. Clif Shot Bloks Chocolate Cherry marks a bold departure from fruit-only flavored energy […]

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Sea Otter Registration Opens November 1st


Early Bird Discount Good Through December 31, 2012 (11:59 PM Pacific time) Receive $10 off the registration fee for any mountain bike race, road bike race, or recreational ride! Compliments of Sea Otter Classic. Beginning November 1, 2012, follow these steps: Click here, then click on the name of the race or recreational ride that […]

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Collegiate MTB Nats conclude with dual slalom and omnium awards


Angel Fire, N.M. (October 21, 2012) — The 2012 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships concluded Sunday at the Angel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, N.M., with the dual slalom competition and the omnium awards. The riders battled a dusty course on an otherwise beautiful say with sunny, cloudless skies and comfortably mild temperatures. The […]

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This Is Peaty – Chiang Mai, Thailand Helmet Cam


Take a run through the jungle with Steve Peat and Brook Macdonald, on the Drift HD Cam, out in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A local race with big aspirations, ran by X-BikingChiangMai.com has invited

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First jerseys awarded on second day of 2012 Collegiate Mountain Bike Nats


Angel Fire, N.M. (October 20, 2012) — The 2012 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships continued Saturday at the Angel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, N.M., with the short track cross-country and downhill competitions. In the short track cross-country race, riders turned half-mile laps with minor elevation gain and loss for 20 minutes and three […]

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Top U.S. Cities Become Bicycle Friendly Communities


Los Angeles, Miami and Nashville gain national designation for bicycling progress Washington, D.C. – October 18, 2012 – Three of the nation’s largest cities joined the ranks of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC)today. Showcasing the progress and potential of major U.S. cities to make bicycling safe and accessible for millions of Americans, Los Angeles (Calif.), Nashville (Tenn.), […]

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SKS Free Fender Fridays – Enter to Win Raceblade Long Fenders


SKS is giving away 20 sets of Raceblade Long Fenders each Friday for the next four weeks through a Facebook contest. These sweet new fenders are worth $60/set! Want to get in on the free SKS swag? Here is how: Go to SKS-USA’s Facebook page and LIKE us. SHARE our contest link with a friend, Comment […]

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Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals get rolling this weekend


Colorado Springs, Colo. (October 16, 2012) — The 2012 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships begin Friday at the Angel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, N.M. Schedule The three-day event opens on Friday with the cross-country races. The men start the racing as the Division I competitors will start at 9 a.m., followed by the […]

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