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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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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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