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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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BC Bike Race: Party time in Whistler


The 10th anniversary edition of the BC Bike Race is done and dusted, following the stage 7 assault on Whistler, a 16-mile affair with 3510 feet of climbing. Average finishing time was just over 2.5 hours. The after party lasted much, much longer.

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BC Bike Race: Rowdy riding in Squamish


For the 10th straight year, the BC Bike Race made the trek to Squamish for a long day of rowdy trail riding. On the plate was a 33-mile grind with 6378 feet of climbing. Average finish time was nearly 5 hours, with many riders out there far longer.

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Fastest bikes at the Keystone Big Mountain Enduro


The second stop of the Big Mountain Enduro series returned to Keystone, Colorado, for six stages of mostly lift served racing over the course of a weekend. Known for being one of the most technical and rough venues of the top flight enduro series, many wheels and tires were destroyed before the racing was done.

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BC Bike Race: Showdown on the North Shore


Stage 5 of the BC Bike Race brought the event back to mainland British Columbia for a 9.5-mile time trial on the testing trails of the famed North Shore of Vancouver.

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BC Bike Race: Two more days of thrills – and a few spills


With two more exciting stages in the books the 2016 BC Bike Race is past the halfway point, as it heads towards Whistler for the final day. Here’s a look back at all the action from over the weekend.

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BC Bike Race: Basking on the Sunshine Coast


Stage 2 of the ultimate singletrack experience lives up to billing with 32 miles of grin-inducing fun in the woods of the Sunshine Coast.

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BC Bike Race: Surfing Cumberland’s Bucket of Blood


The 2016 BC Bike Race has officially begun it’s 10th anniversary edition with 600 riders from 36 countries completing a cool and rainy stage 1 in the forests surrounding Cumberland on Vancouver Island.

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Video: The kindred spirits of Breadwinner Cycles


Bicycles, like most well-crafted things, should strike a perfect balance between passion and precision. Meet Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan, the Kitsbow #obsessives behind Breadwinner Cycles.

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BC Bike Race set for start of 10th year


The BC Bike Race is about to get under way for its 10th year. This year 600 racers from 36 different countries will contest seven stages over 300km with from July 7-13.

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Birth of Yeti Cycles: Meet the man who created iconic brand


Meet the maker of the original Yeti Cycles, John Parker. In this video, Parker tells the story of his life as a fabricator; from his background in Hollywood’s special effects industry to the birth, rise, and transition of Yeti, to his next bicycle venture.

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Fastest bike at Tour Divide: Mike Hall’s Pivot LES 29er


The third time at the Tour Divide proved to be a charm for British endurance racer Mike Hall. Hall took his second victory in the self-supported 2745-mile race that roughly follows the Continental Divide from Banff, Canada, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Here’s an up close look at the bike that got him there.

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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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