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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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Pivot Cycles Interbike 2016


Pivot Cycles long ago earned its title as an award-winning mountain bike manufacturer. But the best never stop evolving. For 2017, Pivot launches several new mountain bike models and updates a few classics.

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SQlab Interbike 2016


Ergonomic accessories giant SQlab rolls out two new saddle designs, plus an innovative new bar-end alternative.

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Interbike 2016: Weird, wacky, and wonderful


We scoured the floor of Interbike for the latest and greatest. Along the way, we saw some interesting things.

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Lizard Skins Interbike 2016


Lizard Skins has long been known for their great protective coverings for your bike. Now they are bringing that expertise to your body with a new line of gloves.

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Norco Interbike 2016


A new trail bike, plus model, carbon fatty, and loads of kids bikes mean Norco’s 2017 line has an option in nearly every two-wheeled category.

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Ergon Interbike 2016


From new grips and insoles to a feature-rich hydration pack, Ergon boasts a wide range of new products for just about every riding style.

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Voler Interbike 2016


Stay comfortable on the trail with a host of great new apparel offerings from Voler.

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Leatt Interbike 2016


Leatt, designer of protective riding gear that looks as good as it performs, pumps out a round of updates across its entire product line for 2017.

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White Lightning Interbike 2016


Sporting an updated look for 2017, White Lightning is using simple intended conditions terminology to ease confusion with its line of lubes.

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Video: Inside the Yeti/Fox Shox Factory team


There have only been three Enduro World Series champions in the men’s pro category. Two of them (Jared Graves and Richie Rude) were riding for the Yeti/Fox Shox Factory Race Team at the time. So what makes the squad so special?

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DT Swiss Interbike 2016


The new DT Swiss Spline One MTB wheel series features a little something for every rider, from XC to trail to enduro and all mountain.

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Magura Interbike 2016


Magura unveils its new Raceline MT8 brakes, the RMT Trail brakes, plus a pair of new high tech offerings that are so new the company can’t say too much just yet.

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TOGS Interbike 2016


The innovative TOGS thumb over grip system provides a fully customizable hand position to enhance comfort and climbing leverage.

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Lupine Lighting Interbike 2016


Check out the full line of 2017 Lupine Lighting Systems lights, plus some slick new control features.

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Ellsworth Interbike 2016


Ellsworth launches the Rogue Forty all-mountain bike, tightens up of its proprietary suspension design, and unveils a company rebranding.

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Syncros Interbike 2016


Syncros has unveiled a host of sleek new components for both on and off-bike applications. Highlights include seatposts, wheels, stems, handlebars, grips, tools, head unit mounts, saddles, and even a trick utility bottle cage.

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Maxxis Interbike 2016


Featuring redesigns of iconic Maxxis offerings, plus the addition of a new eBike-compliant range, the world famous tire maker keeps us rolling into another product year.

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Park Tool Interbike 2016


Park Tool introduces a host of new products as well as key updates to existing products in their enormous line of home and commercial shop tool solutions.

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Push Industries Interbike 2016


The Push Industries ELEVENSIX shock sees some exciting new design improvements, and the Colorado company invests even more into its line of shock maintenance tools and tuning solutions.

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Bulls Bikes Interbike 2016


Bike manufacturer grabs the e-bull by the horns, unveiling 20 new e-bike models at Interbike in Las Vegas.

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Marin Bikes Interbike 2016


Between the Pine Mountain 1 steel hardtail plus bike, the Attack Trail 7 trail bike, and the budget-friendly full suspension Hawk Hill, Marin Bikes is bringing a range of exciting new products to the table for a wide range of riders.

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SKS Interbike 2016


SKS has released a pair of innovative tubeless tire solutions for in-house and on-the-go inflation, the TL (tubeless) retrofit pump head and the RideAir portable air tank.

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Stan’s NoTubes Interbike 2016


Stan’s NoTubes has expanded its well-regarded line of tubeless ready aluminum wheelsets with the addition of the premium MK3 and a more affordable S1.

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IMBA member survey indicates increased trail access


Three-quarters of IMBA members said mountain bike trail access has increased in their community in the past decade. Perceived negative image of mountain biking ranked as No. 1 threat.

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Will Sam Hill be the new king of enduro?


Round No. 7 of the Enduro World Series will be remembered as the race where Sam Hill earned his enduro stripes.

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GoPro Karma drone takes flight


Rumored for a couple years now, the GoPro drone is finally here. It is late to market but it looks like a true, purpose-built video capture device that is competitively priced.

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Video: Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss series heads to Arizona


Check out the second video in the Trail Boss Series from South Mountain near Phoenix, Arizona. In this episode Jeff Lenosky tackles some notoriously difficult trails, including “The Waterfall.”

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Colorado’s Alchemy Bicycles launches new Arktos


One of the most talked about bikes from last year’s Interbike trade show is now more affordable. This week, Colorado’s Alchemy Bicycles announced the expansion of its mountain line with its Arktos and Arktos Custom models.

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DT Swiss hires Marty Caivano to expand Events Program


Caivano comes to DT with a wealth of knowledge and mechanical skills (UBI graduate as well as a previous career in photo journalism), a positive outlook, and extreme love for the sport of cycling.

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Video: The alternative to traditional helmets


Yesterday, we showed you a host of the new removable chinbar helmets that are about to enter the market. Today, something different. Meet the airbag for you head.

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