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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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Santa Cruz Syndicate blooper reel video


A few days ago we told you about the two new additions to the Santa Cruz Syndicate, plus a hilarious video announcing said hires. Now we go behind the scenes to see just what it took to put together that video.

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Canfield Brothers Carbon EPO updated for 2017


Canfield Brothers has updated their EPO, the brand’s carbon-fiber hardtail 29er that’s engineered for aggressive all-mountain riding, with XL sizing, stealth dropper routing and a gloss black finish.

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Guerrilla Gravity unveils new Megatrail and Megatrail SS


Guerrilla Gravity has launched a new version of the Megatrail that’s billed as a “big mountain liberator.” The versatile bike is designed to conquer everything from getting after it at your local enduro race, shredding bike park laps, or just slaying your after-work rides.

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9:ZERO:7 rolls out kid’s Squall fat bike


9:ZERO:7 Bikes is bringing two new models in for the 2017 season. The Tundra is an all-rounder fat bike built for anything you can throw at it, while the Squall is a 24” fat bike so your kids can join in on the fun, too.

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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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