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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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MTB apparel maker Qloom coming to America


There’s a new player in the MTB apparel game, but this isn’t their first ride around the trail. Qloom has been a mainstay in Europe for a decade, but have just begun distributing in the U.S.

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SCOTT Enduro Cup season kicks off in Moab


The SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria launched its first race of the season at the Klondike Bluffs Trail System in Moab, Utah, last weekend. The sold-out event drew 250 athletes to the desert for a day of enduro mountain bike racing, a tailgate barbecue, awards and raffle.

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Choosing the right CamelBak hydration pack for you


The right pack needs to fit you — and your on-bike needs. Here’s a look at why hydration packs are a critical piece of gear and how to select the right one.

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Why go low? Understanding the CamelBak Low Rider


By positioning water and cargo weight on your hips, this unique hydration pack lowers a rider’s center of gravity, giving them better balance and more stability on the bike.This also reduces the upper portion of the pack, improving back ventilation and freedom of movement so you can rail tight turns and berms like never before.

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CamelBak Low Rider gets in the flow


Forrest Riesco and Trevor Porter don’t just go for rides. They attack the trails with skilled precision and speed. In this film by Maxwell Frank, the pair of pro riders demonstrate those abilities in the lush rugged terrain of British Columbia.

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Jamis rolls out women’s 26+ Eden trail bike


Jamis has debuted 26+ versions of their Dragonfly and Eden models, which the bike maker believes makes perfect sense for women riders.

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10 Years of BC Bike Race


A decade has gone by since the BC Bike Race began and with it dozens of communities, hundreds of trails, and thousands of kilometers of hand-built singletrack. But most importantly countless smiles, hugs, and celebrations have led us to our ten-year anniversary.

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Nino Schurter goes full throttle with Brendog


Two different riders. Two different disciplines. Two different backgrounds. One common connection, bikes, bikes and more bikes. Nino Schurter and Brendan Fairclough.

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Chasing Trail Episode 1 with Rémy Absalon


Les Vosges is a mountain range in France that is located primarily in the Alsatian region. While the range itself may not have the high alpine peaks of the Alps, it makes up for it with its prime mountain biking terrain.

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Polar V800 GPS Watch to connect with GoPro camera


New GoPro functionality takes reliving an event like shredding singletrack to a new level by allowing users to relive events or training sessions with a video and see their contextual data overlaid.

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2016 Trek Dirt Series schedule


North America’s first, longest-running and leading women’s mountain bike camp, the Trek Dirt Series, launched registration for 2016 onMarch 1 and has already seen 500 participants sign up.

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G-Form releases impact protection for infants


After three years conducting market research and proto-typing, G-Form, the leader in impact protection, is proud to announce the highly anticipated launch of the Pro-X Baby line.

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Felt unveils Surplus 27.5+ mountain bikes


New wide-tired bike will be available in two builds, both of which are built around a double-butted, hydroformed 6061 aluminum frame.

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How to get your city to build a public bike park


Building a Bike Park may seem like a huge task in the beginning, but in the end when you get to session the park every evening with your friends that park becomes your legacy.

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Top 10 ways to improve your confidence on the bike


The number one way to improve your confidence is to get out and ride more, but if you’re pressed for time, here are 10 proven tricks to help you ride faster.

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Hunt For Glory: Hitting the gym with Nino Schurter part 2


World Champion uses unique exercises to develop the coordination and balance required to compete at on the highest level.

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Scott takes No Shortcuts with video shredit


Whether or not you ride a Scott, you’ll still be impressed by the latest No Shortcuts video shredit from Scott. Press play and prepare to be stoked.

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Five most common MTB jumping mistakes


Clearing a jump smoothly can be a hugely rewarding, but the learning curve can be painful. Here are the five most common jumping mistakes and some tips to help you avoid them.

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Top 10 affordable (or free) mountain bike upgrades


Mountain biking equipment often costs a fortune, but here are 10 simple hacks that will cost you virtually nothing — and can make you faster.

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DZR introduces new Shift flat pedal urban sneakers


The Shift line of footwear is an extension from DZR’s existing offerings of the original clipless urban bike sneakers.

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Downieville Classic nearly doubles in size


All-Mountain category expanding from 200 to 350 entries. There’s also a new three race series, the Lost Sierra Triple Crown.

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New company to teach emergency response to riders


Group of riders has aligned to form an organization aimed at promoting mountain bike safety on the trail and at races.

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Tim Johnson climbs Mount Washington by bike in winter


Recently retired New Englander rode a Cannondale fat bike 7.2 miles in -19-degrees temps to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast at 6,288 feet.

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Motobecane launches budget-friendly plus bikes


Features of the bikes include WTB TCS tubeless compatible wheelsets, tapered head tubes, front and rear thru-axles, lockout suspension forks, hydroformed aluminum frames, and disc brakes.

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IMBA announces new plan for Wilderness


MTB advocacy organization will not seek to amend the Wilderness Act of 1964.

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Chasing Epic mountain bike adventures schedule launched


New mountain bike adventure travel company specializing in all-inclusive, guided trips in western United States taking clients to Crested Butte, Sedona, Durango, Fruita and more.

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Brandon Semenuk in the best Subaru commercial ever


Pushing a car to its limits offroad is every bit as exhilarating as slaying a corner on your MTB. But how about combining the two activities? Sounds like the best day ever. Check out Brandon Semenuk living the dream in this amazing Subaru commercial.

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Riding the magical Colorado Trail


Completed in 1987, and connecting Denver to Durango, the Colorado Trail is 486 miles long and passes through eight mountain ranges. This trail provides some of the best access to the finest alpine singletrack.

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Liv unveils largest ambassador program in brand’s history


Sister brand of Giant Bicycles is dedicated solely to the female cyclist, and is launching a U.S.-based ambassador program with 125 ambassadors located across the country.

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Video: 2 Fat 2 Furious – Freeriding fat bikes in B.C.


In the latest wintertime fat bike video edit from Rocky Mountain Bicycles, the goal was simple: Only ride lines that would be hard or impossible on a regular mountain bike. They pulled it off.

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Review: MindShift Gear rotation180° Trail 16L camera bag


Sometimes, only a real SLR camera will do for capturing great mountain biking images. But camera bags are often cumbersome, heavy and difficult to access. This pack from Mindshift gear allows you to carry your bike gear and an SLR while allowing quick, swivel access to your camera.

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Video: Plus sized roosting in Squamish with Joel Ducrot


Missing the deep dark woods this winter? This quick video should help you get stoked for spring.

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Trek Farley 9.8 fat bike review


With an actual weight of 23.9 pounds (size medium) and a $4700 price tag, it’s clear Trek’s top-of-the-line Farley 9.8 fat bike is no lumbering giant. But is that thoroughbred pedigree enough to justify the price?

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How to stop your bike from creaking


Persistent creaking is just about the most annoying mechanical you can have on a ride. Find out how to hunt them down — and shut them up!

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Skip the chairlift with Felt’s electric LEBOWSKe fat bike


When schlepping ski gear and wearing bulky boots, an electric fat bike is one of the best ways to find fresh snow under your own power.

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