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Focus Jam trail bike a departure from usual XC focus


Germany’s Focus is better known in the U.S. for their support of cyclocross and XC racing, but the brand is now also gunning to capture a piece of the ever-expanding trail bike market.

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Find out what Jérome Clementz does in the offseason


Jérome Clementz has launched a new video series dubbed Masterplan. Over four episodes you’ll see his life from inside, the good, the bad, the serious, and the silly.

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Formula CTS makes fine tuning your fork a snap


Tuning your fork has never been so straightforward. With the Compression Tuning System you can fine tune your suspension quickly with accuracy.

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Bosch and Troy Lee Designs launch eMTB race series


BOOGALOO is a NEW Class 1 eMTB race series that will take place at two of California’s premier mountain bike resorts this summer.

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IMBA launches membership drive at Sea Otter Classic


IMBA is on the ground at the Sea Otter Classic, hosting events, fundraising with partners and connecting with members and mountain bikers at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Kenda Hellkat Pro and Helldiver Pro tires launched


Kenda has introduced two new gravity tire, the Hellkat Pro and Helldiver Pro, both featuring Advanced Gravity Casing technology, which was developed to meet the demands of the World Cup circuit.

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Pivot Cycles expands NICA support with Utah sponsorship


The founding sponsor of the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League, has expanded their support of youth racing and is now also a platinum-level sponsor of the Utah High School Cycling League for 2017 and 2018.

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Contest: Win 2 Complete Pactimo MTB Kits and More


Enter to win 2 complete MTB Kits and accessories from Pactimo! Total value $630.00!

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Top bikes of Philly Bike Expo: Vlad Cycles


Vlad Dolinsky builds bicycles in Boonton, New Jersey, just 30 miles west of New York City, in what Dolinsky claims is perfect terrain for both mountain and road cycling. Where these two meet is Vlad’s playground.

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Contest: Win the Ultimate Syncros Mountain Bike Kit


Enter to win everything you need to hit the trails ready to roll this spring! Total value $500!

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How To Jump On A Mountain Bike


Jumping is a vital skill on a mountain bike, but can often be a daunting one, too. Check out this video to learn the basic steps to improve your jumping technique.

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Courdurier, Dailly triumph at rain soaked EWS No. 2


It was another wet and wild race day, as rain hammered the second round of the Enduro World Series, the Shimano Enduro Tasmania.

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2017 Absa Cape Epic: Looking back on epic edition


It’s been called the Tour de France of mountain biking. And while that might be a stretch, you can’t deny the gravitas of South Africa’s Cape Epic mountain bike stage race. Here’s a look back at the 2017 event.

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Enduro World Series lands in Tasmania


The Enduro World Series will swap New Zealand’s native forests for the Australian outback as it heads to Derby for Round No. 2, the Shimano Enduro Tasmania this weekend.

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Top bikes of Philly Bike Expo: Oddity Cycles


Steering clear of the straight-tube look, this first-time Philly Bike Expo exhibitor from Ft. Collins, Colorado, builds exclusively from steel and titanium tubes.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss: Ridgeline Trail at Boyette Bike Park


Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from the Ridgeline Trail at the Boyette Bike Park near Lithia, Florida, southeast of Tampa Bay.

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Top bikes of Philly Bike Expo: Groovy Cycleworks Funky Fun


Any Groovy Cycleworks bike is guaranteed to have a paint job that can be described as psychedelic. And Walter himself is likely to greet you wearing Birkenstocks.

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Contest: Win a Stan’s NoTubes MK3 Wheelset


Enter to win your choice of Stan’s NoTubes MK3 Wheelset! Total value $679.00!

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Top bikes of Philly Bike Expo: Portus Enduro Bike


German frame builder Alex Clauss was proud to display one of the only full-suspension enduro bikes at the Philly Expo

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Top bikes of Philly Bike Expo: Engin Cycles


Philadelphia-based builder Drew Guldalian of Engin shows off a sweet titanium hardtail mountain bike.

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Muddy mayhem at Enduro World Series No. 1


The 2017 Enduro World Series got off to a wild start at the Giant Toa Enduro in New Zealand. But even the craziest of conditions couldn’t slow down Round No. 1 winners Cecile Ravanel and Wyn Masters.

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Ryders Eyewear unveils expansive 2017 collection


North Shore eyewear brand Ryders has made significant additions to its line-up for 2017, adding a host of new features and technologies to go along with its popular antiFOG lenses.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Contest: Win a Framed Marquette Alloy Plus Bike


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

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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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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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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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Riding North Vancouver trails with Geoff Kabush


Those who know Geoff Kabush well will tell you that that his heart and soul are rooted in the singletrack trails of Pacific Northwest of the USA and Canada.

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Five mountain bike skills that will make you faster


Practicing these five advanced riding techniques will make you faster and more confident on your mountain bike.

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Fatback Bikes partners with Wren Suspension


Alaska’s Fatback Bikes has partnered with Wren Suspension Forks as the recommended suspension fork for their spring build kits.

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Enduro World Series highlights set for mainstream TV distribution


The Enduro World Series has announced that it’s coming to a TV screen near you thanks to a new partnership with IMG for mainstream television distribution of its race highlight shows.

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How Bell changed the way riders look at head protection


Bell’s Super 2R trail helmet with removable chinbar helped usher in new era of head protection. Find out how it happened.

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How to tighten a headset on a downhill fork


Tightening your headset on a downhill fork follows the same principles as with a standard fork, but it’s just slightly more complicated.

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Vincent Tupin ready to push new boundaries


Josh Bender’s old school tricks may seem a thing of the past, but a new generation of freeriders are daring to perform extreme tricks. This year, VEE Tire Co. has welcomed Vincent “Vinny T” Tupin as their freeride hero.

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NICA high school mountain biking more than just sport


The most popular sport at Corner Canyon High School isn’t football or soccer—it’s mountain biking. Earlier this year, Trek traveled to Draper, Utah, to meet the CCHS Chargers and make a film about mountain bike racing.

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Scott partners with Cycling Development Team


Scott Sports announced the launch of the Cycling Development-SCOTT mountain bike team. Formed to create opportunities for elite young athletes, riders on the team are dedicated to excellence on the bike, excellence in the classroom, and serving as ambassadors for the sport.

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How to check over your mountain bike wheels


Checking your wheels is a vital part of mountain bike maintenance. Looking out for dents, worn bearings, flat spots, and loose spokes will help your bike run smoother as well as avoiding damage.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series heads to Colorado


Check out the latest video from the Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from just outside Lyons, Colorado, on Hall Ranch’s Bitterbrush Trail.

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Alpine Adventuring in Northern Italy on a Norco


It was late October when Thomas “der Professor” Schmitt decided to fit in one last adventure before winter hit the Alps. But Mother Nature had other plans, covering the Dolomites in heavy snowfall the night before the trip.

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