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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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Opposites Attract: Neko & Erin’s N.C. Ride Camp Adventure


Although they specialize in nearly polar opposite competitive disciplines, riders Neko Mulally (Gstaad-SCOTT) and Erin Huck (SCOTT-3Rox) met up for four days of riding outside of Asheville, North Carolina in early December. Find out what they learned about racing bikes — and life.

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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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Best of Interbike: The coolest new bike products for 2016


What’s the best thing you saw? It’s the No. 1 question we hear after every trade show. And here is our answer. The following — in our collective opinion — represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our Mtbr crew came across throughout the course of the 2015 Interbike trade show.

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Whyte Bikes coming to U.S. via consumer direct model


Initial offerings from the U.K.-based bike maker will include the Saxon Cross Team cyclocross steed ($2100) and T-129 RS 29er trail bike ($3350).

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