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Lars Sternberg and Tyler Horton shred Northwest Arkansas

Pull out your bike and strap on your helmet. The Oz Trails in Northwest Arkansas are open year-round. Check out this video of Lars Sternberg and Tyler Horton shredding the goods.

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Is this the steepest line ever?


Warning: If you are afraid of heights don’t watch this video. And if you are offended by the “F” word, cover your ears and then marvel as Moab local Kyle Mears drops into one of the steepest lines we’ve ever seen.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series touches down in Virginia


Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from Roanoke, Virginia. Find out if he can ride the unrideable at the Carvins Cove trail system.

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Looking back at IMBA’S 2016 access and advocacy work


The work of the International Mountain Bicycling Association will never be done. But after a long year of fighting the good fight it’s worth looking back on some of the organization’s biggest successes.

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Negotiating wilderness boundaries to save Montana trails


Working with the local IMBA chapter MTB Missoula and statewide members, IMBA successfully negotiated creating a 3000-acre National Recreation Area companion designation in place of a wilderness proposal that threatened 30 miles of trail. Here’s how it happened.

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VEE Tire Co. releases Rail Tracker and T-Fatty


Tire developer VEE Tire Co. has announced the release of Rail Tracker and T-Fatty, their newest tires in the plus size category.

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Beyond the Bike with Anne-Caroline Chausson


ACC is arguably the greatest mountain bike racer of all time. In recent years, she was forced to retire to fight for her life. After a tough bought with Cancer, she’s back.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Winners


We had a great giveaway this year with prizes ranging from desirable gadgets to complete bikes worth several thousand dollars. Here are the all the lucky winners.

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2017 VIDA MTB series schedule announced


The Yeti Cycles VIDA MTB Series has announced its lineup for 2017 with great riding locations in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. These women’s skills clinics emphasize the community of riders and the connections they make.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 14


Day 14 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Edward L. – Winner of the Rokform Pro Series Bike Mount Kit!

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Fatback Bikes launches redesigned Corvus frameset


Fatback has made major improvements to the Corvus frameset, with a compete ground up redesign.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 12


Day 12 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Mark P. – Winner of the Trek Superfly 26 Kids Bike!

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 10


Day 10 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Bob M. – Winner of the Lezyne Deca Drive 1500XXL Light!

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 9


Day 9 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Steve M. – Winner of the Park Tool Repair Stand!

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 8


Day 8 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Matthew R. – Winner of the Leatt DBX 4.0 Orange Shorts & Jersey!

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 7


Day 7 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Mark N. – Winner of the Pactimo Apex MTB Shorts!

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Crossing Colorado by mountain bike


Pro XC racer Russell Finsterwald takes on the 486-mile Colorado Trail, which connects the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver with Durango is the southwest corner of the state. Its highest point is 13,271 feet above sea level, and most of the trail is above 10,000 feet.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 6


Day 6 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Wendi B. – Winner of the Haibike SDURO FullNine eMTB!

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Mavic shows off 2017 mountain bike range


Though arguably best known for its road wheels and yellow neutral service cars at the Tour de France, France’s Mavic has made a hard push into the mountain bike arena with an expansive product line-up that includes wheels, helmets, shoes and apparel.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 5


Day 5 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Arnie N. – Winner of the Framed Bikes Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike!

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 3


Day 3 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Dean W. – Winner of the Five Ten Kestrel Shoes Team Black!

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 2


Day 2 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to David K. – Winner of the Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS Vertigo Helmet!

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 1


Day 1 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to William N. – Winner of the Qloom Winter Apparel Package!

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Shimano XT Di2 takes on BC Bike Race


The BC Bike Race is a grueling 7-day test of athlete endurance and bike durability. Rocky, rooty trails in the rain proved to be a great testing ground for Shimano’s new Di2 mountain platform.

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Retro vs Modern: Evolution of full suspension MTBs


In the past five years, the mountain bike has evolved drastically. So how do the newest full suspension rigs stack up to the originals?

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series heads to North Carolina


Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forrest.

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2016 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, turn your attention to the two-wheeled world.

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Contest: Win a Six-Month Ultimate MTB/Enduro Training Program


Enter to win the famous six-month mountain biking/enduro training program, valued at $99 each!

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Books for bikers


We learned a long time ago that reading is fundamental — and in this case the emphasis is truly on fun. Here are a half dozen cycling book gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.

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Video: Riding in Fruita seen from the air


Most mountain bikers have at least heard of Fruita. The small agricultural town on Colorado’s Western Slope has earned MTB Mecca status for its pair of amazing trail networks. Check out this bird’s eye view to up the stoke even more.

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The first Trek to reach the South Pole


Adventurer Eric Larsen goes fat biking in one of the world’s most unforgiving climates.

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Nox Composites Interbike 2016


From humble roots, Nox Composites has grown using a grassroots approach, relying on word of mouth, solid product reputation, and exceptional customer support.

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CNN Everyday Heroes taps mountain bike coach


Each year CNN taps 10 people as its top everyday heroes. These folks are doing extraordinary things to help make their community better. This year one of them is mountain bike coach Craig Dodson.

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Matchmaker: Rotor shows SRAM Eagle compatible Q-Ring


To make a statement about its Q-Ring compatibility with components from other brands, Rotor Bike Components has rolled out the first video in a series on compatibility with its QX1 chainrings for mountain bikes.

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Top 5 skills you can practice on the streets


Winter is coming. If your trails are unrideable due to inclement weather, here are five skills you can practice in the concrete jungle.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series takes on Gravitron


Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from Lithia, Florida, just outside Tampa Bay. In this episode the ride zone is Gravitron, a newer trail located at Alafia River State Park.

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Singletrack searching in the South Pacific


Looking for your next vacation destination? The Philippines should be high on your list. The island nation offers plenty of activities for non-bikers, plus glorious singletrack, too.

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Niner unveils budget priced alloy Jet 9 trail bike


Niner has expanded its Jet 9 trail bike line-up to include a budget-friendly $2600 alloy option to go along with the current carbon frame offerings.

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New England high school MTB League growing rapidly


Over 300 riders from 29 high schools in four states competing in fat tire races all across New England.

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Semenuk’s 26er Trek Session: The bike that won Rampage


Brandon Semenuk claimed victory at the 11th Red Bull Rampage Friday, impressing the judges with his masterful run, which included a flat-spin 360, flat drop backflip, and backflip one-footed can can. Here is the bike he rode to victory.

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Best of Interbike 2016


Who knows exactly how many products we see during the three-day Interbike trade show. But some just stand out more than others. Here are 20 of our absolute favorites.

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Giant USA launching online sales platform


U.S. arm of world largest bike maker has announced that after a limited test period, it’s launching a nationwide online sales platform.

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Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out


Danny MacAskill has raised the bar yet again with a staggering array of bike tricks using man-made and natural features in his latest edit, Wee Day Out. You have to see the hay bale roll trick!

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Inside Nino Schurter’s quest for Olympic gold


On August 21, 2016, Nino Schurter completed his collection of Olympic medals by winning gold in Rio de Janeiro. The five time UCI mountain bike world champion had not only set himself the biggest goal, but also put himself under tremendous pressure to succeed. Now Schurter breaks down the last few years in this revealing video.

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Best new protective gear from Interbike 2016


Protection, be it for the brain or body, continues to be one of the hottest and most innovative segments in the cycling industry. Mtbr combed the halls of Interbike’s Mandalay Bay Convention Center to dig up the latest and greatest.

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Contest: Win a Framed Alaskan Alloy Fat Bike


Enter to win an Alaskan Alloy Fat Bike from Framed Bikes kitted with a SRAM X9 2×10 drivetrain worth $1970!

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Mega Gallery: Enduro World Series Finals


The 2016 Enduro World Series drew to a close in its traditional home of Finale Ligure, Italy, with Cecile Ravanel and Richie Rude crowned overall champions. Check out this mega photo gallery from the finals.

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More of the best new tools from Interbike 2016


Trade show season is done and we’ve gotten a look at loads of cool new tools. Here is part 2 of our expansive photo gallery for the home mechanic.

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Best new tools and more from Interbike 2016


Between Eurobike and Interbike, we’ve seen a host of cool new products aimed at mechanics. If you like getting your hands dirty, you’ll love part one of this two-part photo gallery.

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Enduro World Series heads to Italy for grand Finale


The Enduro World Series will crown its champions in Finale this weekend at the last race of the season.

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