About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.




Meet one of America’s richest (and forward thinking) mountain bikers

Walmart heir Tom Walton is helping turn Northwest Arkansas into riding Mecca, and a great place to live.

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Bike Check: Danny MacAskill’s Santa Cruz Nomad CC

Check out the YouTube star’s bike of choice for a recent trip to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro — and the IMBA World Summit in Arkansas.

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Northwave Enduro Mid Cédric Gracia shoe review

Slap the enduro tag on a pair of mountain bike shoes and you’re essentially claiming that they offer the best of all worlds. Find out if the Northwave Enduro Mid Cédric Gracia signature shoe measures up.

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Platypus Duthie AM 10.0 hydration pack review

The best hydration packs are there when you need them, invisible when you don’t. We spent the last couple months with the Platypus Duthie AM 10.0 hydration pack on our back. Find out how it measured up.

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BLM Boss: Engagement now more important than ever

With the change in political winds blowing with gale force intensity, outgoing Bureau of Land Management director Neil Kornze implored attendees at the IMBA World Summit to get engaged and stay engaged.

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On the ground at the 7th IMBA World Summit

The tribe that is the International Mountain Bicycling Association has gathered in northwest Arkansas for its seventh World Summit, this year coming together in the burgeoning fat tire hot bed of Bentonville.

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Reynolds Trail 27.5 carbon wheels review

$2500 is a lot of money — especially when you’re talking about an upgrade for your mountain bike. But if you’re going to drop big dime in the name of incremental performance enhancement, high zoot carbon wheels are arguably the best way to go. So are these hoops a good choice?

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Crankbrothers Highline dropper post review

If you’re in the market for a new dropper and can live with 125mm of travel, this post is certainly worth considering. And if something does go wrong, there’s a 3-year warranty backing you up.

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Syncros Matchbox Tailor Cage Mini HV 1.5 review

By integrating storage for a hand pump and key tools into a bottle cage, you’re lessening the amount of gear you need to carry elsewhere, thus increasing the likelihood that you can ride without a hydration pack.

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Canfield Brothers debut complete bike builds

Good news this week for fans of boutique bike maker Canfield Brothers — especially if you’re not the type who prefers to buy a bare frame and then build it up yourself.

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See what’s slowing Aaron Gwin down

Aaron Gwin’s No. 1 focus is never slowing down. The reigning U.S. national and World Cup overall downhill champion earns his keep staying off the brakes. But when it comes time to scrub speed, the YT Bikes rider has a new weapon.

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EVOC putting hip back in fanny packs

Munich, Germany-based EVOC is set to start shipping the Hip Pack Race, a 3-liter pack that can accommodate a 1-liter bladder.

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Video: Little Trail Hunter — This kid rips!

If this video doesn’t warm your heart, you don’t have one.

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Best new MTB shoes from Interbike 2016

Whether you’re an XC racing hammer head, enduro charger, or flats wearing freerider, a good pair of mountain bike shoes can enhance (or ball up) your ride. Here is the best of what we saw during trade show season.

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Outerbike coming to Crested Butte Mountain Resort

There’s yet another reason to ride mountain bikes in Crested Butte. On the eve of Fall Outerbike 2016, Western Spirit Cycling announced it was expanding in 2017 to include a summer stop in the famous Colorado mountain town.

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Stan’s NoTubes S1 series cover broad wheel-tire spectrum

There is such a thing as too wide when it comes to rims is part of the message behind Stan’s NoTubes recently launched tubeless ready S1 series MTB wheels, which are also geared to the budget conscious consumer.

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Five new enduro-ready helmets with removable chinbars

Helmets have come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days when you were forced to choose between light weight and ventilation versus legitimate all-mountain protection. The modern trail helmet can do it all.

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MRP rolls out new Ribbon all-mountain fork

Built-in pressure relief valves are just one of the cool features on MRP’s new boost-spacing-ready Ribbon enduro/all-mountain suspension fork that comes in travel lengths from 120mm to 170mm for 27.5, 27.5+, and 29.

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Seven exciting dropper posts from Eurobike 2016

The trend in dropper posts appears headed in two directions — high tech or simple tech. Read on to find out which manufactures are choosing which route and why.

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Yeti adds lower priced carbon frame options

It’s now a little easier to welcome a Yeti into your life. The popular Golden, Colorado-based MTB bike maker has expanded its line-up to include two levels of carbon frames.

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Eurobike 2016: Scenes from the show

Eurobike 2016 is in the books. But before we move on to Las Vegas and Interbike at the end of September, let’s take one more look back at this cycling industry extravaganza in southern Germany.

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Eurobike Day 2: More wonderful, wacky, and weird

The world’s largest cycling industry trade show rolls on in Germany. Mtbr has been roaming the halls of Eurobike, seeking out the latest and greatest in two wheeled tech. Here is some of what we saw on day 2.

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Eurobike Awards: 2016′s Best in Show Winners

Debate is done. Votes have been tallied. And this year’s Eurobike Award Winners have been announced. The annual contest of two wheeled tech started with 472 entries, which were whittled down to 51 winners, including a dozen prestigious Gold Award recipients.

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Huck Norris liner could be end of tubeless punctures

Arguably the No. 1 hindrance slowing greater adoption of plus tires is the lose-lose proposition between weight and puncture protection. Many of the 2.8” to 3.0” tires currently on the market are either too heavy or too flimsy to be ridden hard without fear of failure. Could the answer be… Huck Norris?

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Eurobike Day 1: Weird, wacky, and wonderful from Germany

The world’s largest cycling industry trade show kicked off Wednesday. Mtbr spent the day combing the halls of Eurobike, seeking out the latest and greatest in two wheeled tech. Here is some of what we saw.

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