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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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Intense Factory Racing Team in action


Meet the 2017 Intense Factory Racing team: Jack Moir, Dean Lucas, Charlie Harrison, and Nik Nestoroff. Click through to see a little pre-season hazing and some serious shredding.

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Regular MTB maintenance checks you should be doing


Mountain bikes take a ton of abuse — especially during the sloppy riding season. So how do you keep your prized two-wheeled possession running smooth? Make sure you are doing these regular maintenance checks.

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How to improve your mountain bike braking technique


Braking technique and how to stop faster are vital skills for all mountain bikers. Braking as late as possible and keeping traction will make you a lot faster out on the trails. Body, position, brake position and modulation are important features to help you brake as effectively as possible.

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Markus Stöckl hits 104mph on standard mountain bike


For two years, Markus ‘Max’ Stöckl laid out a plan to put himself in the record books. And in just 11 seconds and at a speed of 167.6kph (104mph) with a standard mountain bike, whose components you could buy yourself, he reached that speed hurtling down a mountain with no name in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

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How do suspension leverage rates work?


We throw around the term leverage rates or ratio frequently when discussing bikes, but what does it actually mean?

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Epic descent of Mt. Wilson near Los Angeles


YouTube star BKXC had to check out the Mt. Wilson singletrack in Los Angeles with 5000 feet of descending. Ride along on this epic gimbal-stabilized POV adventure.

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How to Ride Snow with Nico Vink and Friends


For a lot of people, winter means ski season. The skis come out and bikes are stored in a cold garage waiting for it to be summer again. Nico Vink, however, think it’s a bit sad that his faithful companions are put aside just because the trails are covered in snow.

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Cane Creek introduces new headsets for 2017


Highlights of new Cane Creek 2017 product include lower weight and new steering damping technology.

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Flashback to the Summer of Grom


As a kid, the highlight of the author’s summer each year was cruising my BMX around the neighbourhood and camping trips with my dad. Now that his 9-year old son Weston has fallen in love with biking, he decided to make this past summer one that he would never forget.

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Tom Ritchey builds a bike in Old Skool x New School


Tom Ritchey is an undeniable icon of the sport and a bicycle frame building legend. Recently he visited The Bicycle Academy in the U.K. to spend some time hanging out, teaching students, and to build a bike with the young frame builders that run this school in Somerset, England.

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Contest: Win Canfield Brothers New Crampon Mountain Flat Pedals


Enter to win a pair of Canfield Brothers’ largest flat pedal ever! Six pairs are on the line, with a total value of $894!

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Geoff Gulevich in Gullyver’s Travels: Episode One


Check out the latest from Geoff Gulevich in a new web video series dubbed Gullyver’s Travels. In episode No. 1 Gully does France with Rocky Mountain teammate Tito Tomasi.

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Rémy Métailler chooses TRP Brakes for 2017


TRP announced this week a new partnership with French freeride and video star Rémy Métailler. Known as the ‘Flying Frenchie’, Métailler brings to the table a level of riding matched by few in the mountain bike world which is sure to prove a valuable asset to TRP.

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SRAM Roam 50 carbon trail wheels launched


SRAM’s trail wheel line-up has expanded, with a new carbon 29er rim joining the mix. Featuring the rapid engagement of the company’s Double Time hub, the new Roam 50’s stiffer, wider-profile carbon rim is billed as offering a new level of responsiveness, predictability, and speed. MSRP Price is $1298 for the set ($599 front, $699 rear).

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IMBA Instructor Certification Program expands for 2017


The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Instructor Certification Program (ICP) has opened registration for a portion of its 2017 course schedule, offering dozens of training options across the country. IMBA’s ICP plans to roll out new training opportunities this year including Level 2 Recertification and a revamped Level 3 Certification with additional skills.

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2017 YT Jeffsy, Capra, and Tues bikes launched


For 2017, the Young Talents Jeffsy, Capra, and Tues will all be available in a CF Pro Race version, including a new flagship “liquid metal” paint job. This will also be XL frame sizes for both the Capra CF and Tues CF.

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IMBA National Enduro Series launches


New domestic race series will compile results from six rounds across the U.S. and allow riders to compete for a national title.

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SRAM new co-title sponsor of double-Olympic champ SCOTT XC team


Reigning Olympic champions Nino Schurter and Jenny Rissveds headline the new SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Team, which was officially launched this week.

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