Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups

FAT BIKES

WINTER APPAREL

TRAINERS

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Brandon Semenuk in the best Subaru commercial ever

Pushing a car to its limits offroad is every bit as exhilarating as slaying a corner on your MTB. But how about combining the two activities? Sounds like the best day ever. Check out Brandon Semenuk living the dream in this amazing Subaru commercial.

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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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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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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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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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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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Trek Farley 9.8 fat bike review

With an actual weight of 23.9 pounds (size medium) and a $4700 price tag, it’s clear Trek’s top-of-the-line Farley 9.8 fat bike is no lumbering giant. But is that thoroughbred pedigree enough to justify the price?

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How to stop your bike from creaking

Persistent creaking is just about the most annoying mechanical you can have on a ride. Find out how to hunt them down — and shut them up!

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Skip the chairlift with Felt’s electric LEBOWSKe fat bike

When schlepping ski gear and wearing bulky boots, an electric fat bike is one of the best ways to find fresh snow under your own power.

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Opposites Attract: Neko & Erin’s N.C. Ride Camp Adventure

Although they specialize in nearly polar opposite competitive disciplines, riders Neko Mulally (Gstaad-SCOTT) and Erin Huck (SCOTT-3Rox) met up for four days of riding outside of Asheville, North Carolina in early December. Find out what they learned about racing bikes — and life.

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Leadville 100 adding on-course Mavic neutral support

Motos, cars, and trailside tents will be on course to aid riders at the famed high altitude cross-country race held annually in the Colorado Rockies.

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Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship $5 Bucks a Foot Campaign

Help build trail and you might win the grand prize of this year’s 5 Bucks a Foot campaign, any Santa Cruz bike up to $10,000 in value.

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Guest Opinion: The Sustainable Trails Coalition responds

In response to outside criticism, STC co-founder Ted Stroll explains rationale behind organization’s strategy and why it can succeed.

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Guest Opinion: Say no to the Sustainable Trails Coalition

Former IMBA board president Ashley Korenblat speaks out against fledgling trail advocacy group and its tactics.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Presents for Mountain Bikers

The most wonderful time of the year is here — and that means it’s holiday shopping season. But instead of battling the flat screen-buying masses at Walmart or elbowing your way toward this year’s version of the beanie baby, we suggest you turn your attention to the two-wheeled world.

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2015 Taxco Urban Downhill Preview and Bike Check

Taxco is an old silver mining town that spills up and over a very steep mountainside. And they’ve decided to hold a bike race in town. Following the tight and twisty alleyways and down countless sets of stairs, there is a downhill track.

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Speedplay expands SYZR MTB pedal system line

Speedplay is growing its line of SYZR mountain bike pedals, adding a new chrome-moly version to go along with the existing stainless and titanium models.

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Video: Celebrating 45 years of SCOTT Goggles

No matter your sport, clear vision is critical to performance. Whether for snow, moto or bike, that’s a mantra that’s been practiced by SCOTT Sports for the last 45 years.

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Video: Fall biking bliss in Colorado’s Elk Mountains

There is a small window in the Colorado high country when the trail conditions are perfect and the crowds have all gone home. When aspen drop their leaves and cover the trails in a vibrant carpet of red, gold, and orange. It’s the perfect time to ride.

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Video: Ethiopia Epic

Ethiopia has really big mountains. So it must have really great mountain biking, right? No one really knew, because no one had ever really brought mountain bikes into Ethiopia’s Simian highlands.

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Video: French Lessons

Anne-Caroline Chausson, Nicolas Vouilloz, and Julien Absalon have more than 30 World Championships between them, not to mention World Cup Wins, and Olympic Medals. What is that makes these French riders so fast?

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Video: Darklight goes deep into world of light and color

Well-regarded film makers Sweetgrass pushed out their 4K full film for what has to be one of the coolest looking shredits we’ve ever seen. Starring Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter and Matty Miles, Darklight takes viewers deep into a world of light and color.

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Pro Bikes of the 2015 Red Bull Rampage

It takes a special bike to deal with the punishment dolled out at Red Bull Rampage. Massive jumps (and the ensuing hard landings) are unlike anything else seen in the cycling world. Here’s a look at some of the pro’s bikes, including 2015’s top three: Kurt Sorge, Andreu Lacondeguy and Graham Aggasiz.

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Red Bull Rampage 2015: Epic Finals Photo Gallery

Bigger and badder than ever before, the Red Bull Rampage finals once again brought more progression to the freeriding landscape and to the one-of-a-kind terrain of southern Utah. After missing the last two Rampage events due to injury, Kurt Sorge returned to earn 2015′s top prize.

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Red Bull Rampage 2015: Qualifying Round Photo Epic

Nearly a week of anticipation (and loads of effort building and refining lines) paid off in a big way Thursday, as the competitors put raw skill and conviction on display in the 2015 Red Bull Rampage qualifier.

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