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Hunt For Glory: Nino gets a new Scott race bike

With reigning world champion Nino Schurter and the Scott-Odlo MTB Racing Team, Scott has some of the best cross-country racers in the world at its disposal. When it comes to designing new bikes, there is no better feedback than listening to the needs of World Cup racers. Go behind the scenes to see how it happens.

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Vittoria How-To Series: How to choose a saddle

When riding a bike one of the most important things is to have a comfortable saddle. To facilitate this Selle Italia has created a fit system called the IDMATCH that can help any cyclist find the right saddle for their body type and needs.

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RockyMounts unveils SplitRail hitch mount rack

Colorado-based RockyMounts has unveiled its latest bike carrier, the SplitRail, a lightweight, expandable platform hitch rack for carrying two, three or four bicycles.

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Video: BMX backflip down a set of stairs

Costa Rican street rider Kenneth Tencio does the seemingly impossible in this mind blowing backflip trick.

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Vittoria How-To Series: How to bunny hop

Bunny hopping is among the most important skills a mountain biker can have in their skills arsenal. Master the art of popping your bike up in the air and you can go over, not around, trail obstacles, which will mean a smoother — and faster — ride.

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What’s in your CamelBak: Western Spirit Cycling guides

The guides of Western Spirit Cycling are the ultimate hydration pack testers. During the course of a year, these two dozen Sherpas on two wheels lead some 1200 clients on over 100 mountain bike trips. Find out what they carry.

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Fastest bikes at GoPro Mountain Games Enduro

New for the GoPro Mountain Games this year was the enduro race which featured a $7500 cash purse three deep for the pro men and women. Here are the two fastest bikes.

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Video: Evolution of the mountain bike

Delve into the early history of mountain biking in this short video with mountain bike pioneers Joe Breeze and Charlie Kelly.

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Vittoria How-To Series: How to choose an MTB tire

Talk all you want about frame geometry or suspension set-up, but choosing the right tire is arguably one of the biggest factors in assuring a great ride — or race. So how do you get your rubber right? Check out this episode of the Vittoria How-To Series.

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CamelBak and the history of hands-free hydration

CamelBak’s place in the history of hydration is secure. From the very idea of hands-free hydration to cutting edge present day packs, the California-based company has been at the forefront of keeping cyclists (and outdoor enthusiasts of all types) performing at their best. But how did it happen — and where do we go next?

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Vittoria How-To Series: How to descend

Descending on your mountain bike can be extremely intimidating, especially when it involves technical terrain. But once you master a few of the finer points, going downhill will quickly become the best part of your ride experience.

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Vittoria How-To Series: How to do a wheelie

Whether it’s showing off in the neighborhood or popping your front wheel off the ground to negotiate a big drop, the art of the wheelie is a great skill to add to your mountain biking arsenal.

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Vittoria How-To Series: How to put a tube in a tire

One of the most elemental skills all mountain bikers need to learn is how to put a tube in a tire. Whether setting up a new wheel or dealing with a flat on the side of the trail, this video in the Vittoria How-To Series is a must watch.

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What’s in your CamelBak: Mark Weir, Ben Cruz, Kirt Voreis

Listen up as this trio of gravity racing stars talk gear selection, packing strategies, and what they bring along on rides when they know things could get weird.

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Fastest bikes at Big Mountain Enduro No. 1

The first stop of the 2016 Big Mountain Enduro series returned to New Mexico, and Mtbr got an up close look at the fastest bikes to take on this menacing course.

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AbsoluteBLACK 77designz oval guide launched

AbsoluteBLACK has introduced its first upper chain guide specifically designed to work in conjunction with oval chainrings, which are claimed to ensure complete chain control at every angle of the crank’s rotation.

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Whistler Mountain Bike Park is open!

The world famous Whistler Bike Park is up and running for 2016 — and this video below does a great job of capturing the excitement. Hours are 10am-5pm with Extended Play hours until 8pm on Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings.

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IMBA and STC mending fences

After a sometimes turbulent period of back and forth comments between supporters of IMBA and the Sustainable Trails Coalition, the two organizations have released a joint statement that seems to put at least some of their differences to rest.

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What’s in your CamelBak: Leadville legend Rebecca Rusch

Rebecca Rusch’s nickname says everything you need to know about her. The Ketchum, Idaho resident is the Queen of Pain. Find out what gear this long distance specialist never leaves home without.

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Trail riding with Mark Weir and Ben Cruz

Many a lasting friendship has been built around the mutual love of riding mountain bikes. Mark Weir and Ben Cruz are the perfect example, as you can see in this shred session in California’s Sierra foothills.

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Win any Santa Cruz bike, help build Santa Cruz trails

Yes, you heard that right – a complete Santa Cruz steed of your choosing is up for the winning. That’s ANY bike, any color, any build!

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Retro video: When DH racing meant hardtails and neon

Press play to hear this Mountain Bike Hall of Famer detail the technical aspects of his race winning bikes, as well as the challenges downhill racers faced in the early 1990′s.

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Endura launches pair of trail-ready hydration packs

Scottish apparel maker Endura has introduced two new MTB hydration packs that are targeted at the serious off-road rider. Get all the details.

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CamelBak: A look inside the inventor of the hydration pack

It was 1989 when the world’s first hydration pack was born. Yet, what is truly impressive is that all these years later, CamelBak remains a leader in a category that’s helped shape and change the way we ride bikes. Take a look inside this iconic company.

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Interview: Yuri Hauswald talks racing, hydration and more

Yuri Hauswald knows how to go long. Whether it’s 24-hour racing, epic gravel grinders, or cross-country stage racing, the California resident has a penchant for logging major miles — and doing it at the front of the pack.

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