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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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What is Shimano Di2?


Shimano’s Di2 (digital integrated intelligence) is a shifting option that instead of using mechanical cables, is an electronic gear-shifting system that enables riders to execute shifts with electronic switches vs. mechanical shift levers.

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Fastest Bikes at the Vail Outlier Offroad Festival


The Vail Outlier Offroad Festival teamed up with USA Cycling to host the Rocky Mountain Regional XC and enduro championships. Photographer Eddie Clark was there and caught these shots of the fastest riders and their bikes.

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Video: Hillbilly Huckfest


Check out this bonanza of big air from the one and only Hillbilly Huckfest. These boys sure know how to fly.

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Video: Every Week Is Awesome


The crew from EWIA Productions (as in every week is awesome) just dropped this stoke-filled edit. Have a look and then get out there and ride.

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Top 5 mountain bikes from Eurobike 2016


Walking the halls of the Eurobike tradeshow in Germany is a cycling’s geeks dream where you get to see hundreds of amazing bikes (and bike builds). Here are five of the very coolest.

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Video: Parenting and the art of the riding window


No one can ever be too busy to ride, even parents with babies. But limited time requires maximum efficiency and initiative by the parents. And even small rides pay off in spades bringing sanity and balance to parenting life.

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RockyMounts launches MonoRail swing-away rack


Colorado company has released what it is calling the bike industry’s first swing-away platform hitch rack, the MonoRail Swing, and its sibling, the standard version MonoRail hitch rack.

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Mud, blood, guts, and glory at Big Mountain Enduro Finals


Ripping descents, mud-splattered crashes, rock garden gnar, and much more highlighted the season finale of the Big Mountain Enduro Series, which was held deep in the Crested Butte backcountry and at Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Evolution Bike Park.

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How do EWS pros deal with pressure of enduro racing


There are a lot of good times for riders on the Enduro World Series circuit but there is also a ton of pressure. So what is it that drives these riders to challenge themselves over and over?

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Mason Bond’s Blacklabel blast in Sun Valley


Reynolds sponsored pro enduro racer features in this latest video, where he does his best to dispel concerns about the strength of carbon fiber wheels.

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Video: Matt Beer tears apart Sun Peaks Resort


Matt Beer may have been knocked from his perch as Canadian national downhill champion, but he can still shred like no other. Check out this edit from Sun Peaks Resort, where Beer drinks in all the B.C. bike park has to offer.

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Video: Macky Franklin talks movement, shreds Angel Fire


Pro enduro racer and New Mexico native Macky Franklin has realized the importance of movement in his life. Whether he’s moving down a trail or moving on to a new place (he lives in a van), Franklin embraces the non-static lifestyle.

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Video: Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss series heads to Texas


Jeff Lenosky is creating a series of videos that can help us all become a “Trail Boss.” This first video release was shot at Austin, Texas’ Emma Long Motocross Park. Watch and learn.

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Otso Cycles debuts plus-fat hardtail, CX-gravel steed


The crew from Wolf Tooth Components are getting into the bike building business, today launching Otso Cycles. The initial product line will include two bikes.

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New absoluteBLACK 30T 104bcd oval chainring


AbsoluteBLACK has launched a 30T version of its 104bcd ovalized chainring. Heretofore, 32T was the smallest they offered because if made any smaller the normal bolts used in the crank tab mounting holes would be positioned on the chainring teeth.

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Breck Epic Stage 6: The final adventure


The 2016 Breck Epic is in the books. Congrats to pro race winners Todd Wells and Amy Krahenbuhl, along with all the other podium finishers. Photographers Liam Doran and Eddie Clark were on hand to capture all the action from the final day of racing.

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How To: Race Enduro


Admit it. At some point in your mountain biking career, you’ve thought it would be a good idea to race an enduro. Here’s what you need to know.

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Breck Epic Stage 5: Enduring Wheeler Pass


The Colorado XC stage race heads high into the Rocky Mountains for what most would agree is the event’s toughest day. Check out this expansive photo gallery to see for yourself.

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Cane Creek debuts new lightweight DBcoil [IL] shock


The new DBcoil[IL] has the same function of an external reservoir coil shock, but in a lighter and sleeker package.

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Breck Epic Stage 4: Sailing on the Aqueduct route


After three days of racing near Breckenridge, the Breck Epic paid a visit to nearby Keystone for stage 4’s Aqueduct route.

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Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 Boost 29er hardtail launched


Fourth generation of steel Nimble 9 Boost 29er hardtail features boost hub spacing, updated geometry, and some very sparkly frame paint options.

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Breck Epic Stage 3: Circling massive Mt. Guyot


The third day of the Breck Epic saw riders tackle the second longest stage of the week (41 miles, 8100 feet of climbing), circling the massive Mt. Guyot.

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Breck Epic Stage 2: Ripping on the Colorado Trail


Day 2 of Colorado’s Breck Epic stage race is done and dusted. Photographers Liam Doran and Eddie Clark were on hand to capture all the action.

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Stan’s NoTubes rolls out MK3 custom wheel program


The new Stan’s NoTubes custom wheelset builder program allows riders to design their own Crest, Arch, or Flow MK3 mountain bike wheels, choosing rim size, hub, axle type, spokes, nipples, and decals.

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Breck Epic Stage 1: Showdown on Pennsylvania Creek


Day 1 of Colorado’s Breck Epic stage race is in the books. Photographers Liam Doran and Eddie Clark were on hand to capture all the action from the 35-mile Pennsylvania Creek stage, which included approximately 6000 feet of climbing.

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Rude, Ravanel win Whistler Enduro World Series races


Richie Rude (Yeti Fox Shox) and Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team) each staged incredible comebacks after their days got off to a bad start at this past weekend’s Enduro World Series stop in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Fastest bikes at the 2016 Leadville Trail 100 MTB race


Colorado’s Todd Wells and U.K. ace Sally Bigham each scored victory at the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race this past weekend. Mtbr contributing photographer Eddie Clark was in Leadville and captured these photos of the two fastest riders and their bikes.

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Enduro World Series invades Whistler for Round 6


The famous mountains that flank British Columbia resort will be filled with 300 riders this Sunday, as they take to the legendary trails for five stages of racing on some of the area’s finest singletrack.

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Trek pledges over $1 million to kids MTB race league


Trek Bicycle is expanding its support of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, pledging more than $1 million in contributions over the next five years.

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Canfield Brothers unveil CBF suspension patent


Canfield Brothers recently released details of its Canfield Balance Formula suspension patent. More than seven years in development, CBF is designed to deliver efficiency and performance via optimal anti-squat throughout the entire range of travel independent of “sag.”

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Ritchey WCS – Trail Kit Giveaway


Enter to win a Ritchey WCS or Trail Kit for your bike worth over $800!

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Video: Whistler Bike Park Rocket Surgeons


Dissecting a trail is all about precision and power. Peter Matthews and Yoann Barelli go full gas in the latest Whistler Bike Park edit. Press play to see these two rocket surgeons at work.

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Video: Lauren Gregg and Meggie Bichard tear up Mountain Creek Bike Park


The notion of “chicks that rip” is by no means novel, but these two rippers take it to a new level in this edit from Fuji Bikes. Press play to check out Lauren Gregg and Meggie Bichard having some fun at New Jersey’s Mountain Creek Bike Park aboard their Fuji Aurics.

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Enduro World Series: Graves, Ravanel sweep opening day in Colorado


Jared Graves (Specialized) and Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro) each went 3-for-3, winning three stages apiece on day 1 of the Enduro World Series stop in Aspen-Snowmass, Colorado, on Saturday.

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Colorado Freeride Festival slopestyle course preview


Elevate Trail Building has done a heck of a job getting the Slopestyle Course Ready for the annual Colorado Freeride Festical. Here is a behind the scenes look and a first ride on the track.

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Singletrack 6: The final fantasy


After a night of well deserved rest, riders embarked on the final stage into Golden’s Moonrakers and CBT trail systems. Fast and flowy best describe the final course. Distance was 57km. Elevation gain was 1650 meters.

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Sailing the Scottish Isles in search of singletrack


Scott Bikes’ Trippin Fellaz take the sea to seek out new adventures on land. Press play to see how they fared.

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Singletrack 6: Discovering Golden


Day 5 of Singletrack 6 began in the heart of Kicking Horse Country, in Golden, BC. Serving as an access point to no less than six National Parks (Banff, Glacier, Kootenay, Jasper, Mt. Revelstoke, and Yoho), scenery and terrain are all-time.

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Singletrack 6: Killer trails in Kimberley


Stage 4 of the Singletrack 6 brought riders to Kimberley, BC, where they started and finished in the town Platzl in the heart of Kimberley. Total distance was 36km with 1250 meters of elevation gain.

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Video: First time at Whistler Bike Park


Whistler Bike Park is hallowed ground indeed. But mingle in a first timer with riders who grew up there and you have a funny mix. If you’ve been there, you’ve thought about many of these quotes on your first visit.

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SQlab partners with SKS USA, new saddles on way


The largest ergonomic saddle brand in Germany, SQlab is known for their unique Step Saddle and Active designs. In August they will be launching its new Ergowave saddles.

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Singletrack 6: The secret of Cranbrook is out


Surrounded by majestic peaks on all sides, Cranbrook is emerging as a new hot spot in Western Canada for killer mountain biking.

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Video: Brendan Howey hears the call of Whistler


Brendan Howey has more style than your average New York City fashion show. Now he has a new bike to showcase those talents: the Commencal Supreme V4. And where do you go when you get a new bike? Whistler, baby!

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Singletrack 6: Big adventure in the B.C. backcountry


Singletrack 6 is a six-day mountain bike race showcasing the best riding in a variety of mountain bike communities in Western Canada. Here’s a look at the first two days of racing.

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IMBA’s take on the new Wilderness Act


In response to the news that a pair of Utah Senators have introduced a new Act that could gain access for mountain bikers on federally designated wilderness, IMBA president and USA executive director Mike Van Abel released the following statement.

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Video: Trail builders and their trails


Hear about the special bond between trail builder and trail in this latest edit from the Crested Butte-based crew at Matchstick Productions.

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Hunt For Glory: The legend of Nino Schurter


With a record tying five world championship titles to his name, Nino Schurter has taken his place alongside Julien Absalon as one of the greatest mountain bike racers of all time. In this latest episode of Scott’s Hunt For Glory video series, it is Schurter’s competition who tries to put into context the Swiss rider’s many achievements.

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Cane Creek mobile app aids in suspension set-up


Owners of the Cane Creek Double Barrel rear shock have a new set-up tool in the palm of their hands. DIALED, now available for iOS and Android users, is a free mobile application that turns a smart phone into a suspension guru.

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