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Leadville 100 adding on-course Mavic neutral support

Motos, cars, and trailside tents will be on course to aid riders at the famed high altitude cross-country race held annually in the Colorado Rockies.

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Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship $5 Bucks a Foot Campaign

Help build trail and you might win the grand prize of this year’s 5 Bucks a Foot campaign, any Santa Cruz bike up to $10,000 in value.

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Guest Opinion: The Sustainable Trails Coalition responds

In response to outside criticism, STC co-founder Ted Stroll explains rationale behind organization’s strategy and why it can succeed.

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Guest Opinion: Say no to the Sustainable Trails Coalition

Former IMBA board president Ashley Korenblat speaks out against fledgling trail advocacy group and its tactics.

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2015 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 or elbowing your way toward this year’s version of the beanie baby, we suggest you turn your attention to the two-wheeled world.

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2015 Taxco Urban Downhill Preview and Bike Check

Taxco is an old silver mining town that spills up and over a very steep mountainside. And they’ve decided to hold a bike race in town. Following the tight and twisty alleyways and down countless sets of stairs, there is a downhill track.

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Speedplay expands SYZR MTB pedal system line

Speedplay is growing its line of SYZR mountain bike pedals, adding a new chrome-moly version to go along with the existing stainless and titanium models.

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Video: Celebrating 45 years of SCOTT Goggles

No matter your sport, clear vision is critical to performance. Whether for snow, moto or bike, that’s a mantra that’s been practiced by SCOTT Sports for the last 45 years.

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Video: Fall biking bliss in Colorado’s Elk Mountains

There is a small window in the Colorado high country when the trail conditions are perfect and the crowds have all gone home. When aspen drop their leaves and cover the trails in a vibrant carpet of red, gold, and orange. It’s the perfect time to ride.

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Video: Ethiopia Epic

Ethiopia has really big mountains. So it must have really great mountain biking, right? No one really knew, because no one had ever really brought mountain bikes into Ethiopia’s Simian highlands.

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Video: French Lessons

Anne-Caroline Chausson, Nicolas Vouilloz, and Julien Absalon have more than 30 World Championships between them, not to mention World Cup Wins, and Olympic Medals. What is that makes these French riders so fast?

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Video: Darklight goes deep into world of light and color

Well-regarded film makers Sweetgrass pushed out their 4K full film for what has to be one of the coolest looking shredits we’ve ever seen. Starring Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter and Matty Miles, Darklight takes viewers deep into a world of light and color.

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Pro Bikes of the 2015 Red Bull Rampage

It takes a special bike to deal with the punishment dolled out at Red Bull Rampage. Massive jumps (and the ensuing hard landings) are unlike anything else seen in the cycling world. Here’s a look at some of the pro’s bikes, including 2015’s top three: Kurt Sorge, Andreu Lacondeguy and Graham Aggasiz.

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Red Bull Rampage 2015: Epic Finals Photo Gallery

Bigger and badder than ever before, the Red Bull Rampage finals once again brought more progression to the freeriding landscape and to the one-of-a-kind terrain of southern Utah. After missing the last two Rampage events due to injury, Kurt Sorge returned to earn 2015′s top prize.

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Red Bull Rampage 2015: Qualifying Round Photo Epic

Nearly a week of anticipation (and loads of effort building and refining lines) paid off in a big way Thursday, as the competitors put raw skill and conviction on display in the 2015 Red Bull Rampage qualifier.

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Red Bull Rampage 2015: Day 1 Practice Photo Epic

With an accelerated schedule due to bad weather, competitors at the 2015 Red Bull Rampage were under the gun to get lines dialed in time for today’s qualifying round. Check out all in the action in this massive photo gallery from Eddie Clark Media.

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TransRockies Moab Rocks race highlights area’s best trails

Relaxed atmosphere, epic rides, great after party make for fun filled stage racing weekend in the Utah desert.

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POC sold to global investment corporation for $65 million

Swedish helmet and apparel maker changes hands again, this time joining a portfolio that already includes Helly Hansen and Dainese.

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Video: Pactimo – The Ride

Getting to know a brand can be tough. Pages on a website or inside a catalog don’t necessarily tell the whole tale. Pactimo realized this and decided to do something about it. Watch and learn.

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Video: Tribute to Will Olson’s life

Will Olson died in the Enduro Wold Series in Crested Butte earlier this year. Here is a tribute to one of us, the best of us.

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2016 Bike Lights Shootout: Headlights

2016 is an exciting year for lights with brighter lights, more affordable options and new features such as wireless. Check back often to see the latest lights reviews.

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2016 Bike Lights Shootout: Lumen Measurements

Mtbr measures actual Lumen output of bike lights by going to special laboratories that have an integrating sphere to measure actual Lumen output. See all the Lumen graphs here.

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2016 Bike Lights Shootout: Beam Patterns

A picture is worth a thousand words right? And with bike lights, beam pattern photos tell a very good story. See all the beam pattern photos here.

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Nox Composites Interbike 2015

Nox Composites presents their line-up of the Farlow, Teocalli and Skyline 29 and 27.5 wheels.

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Oddest of Interbike: Weird, wacky – and maybe pure genius

Best part of Interbike? Well, sure we love checking out all the latest and greatest gear and apparel. But just as interesting (or at least entertaining) are all the unique ideas and offbeat products that debut in Vegas. Some are pure genius, some not so much.

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