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IMBA supports bill to improve trail access on public land


On July 26, U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle introduced the bipartisan Recreation-Not-Red-Tape Act (RNR), a bill that aims to improve mountain biking and outdoor recreation access on our public lands.

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Enduro World Series heads to Aspen-Snowmass


The Enduro World Series crosses the Atlantic this week for round No. 6, the Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro presented by Shimano and Aspen-Snowmass. It’s the second time the series has visited this iconic Colorado resort.

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Iconic Oregon Timber Trail ready to ride


The Oregon Timber Trail is a 668-mile backcountry mountain bike route spanning Oregon’s diverse landscapes from the California border to the Columbia River Gorge that consists of more than 50-percent singletrack.

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Abbey Saddle Fit Kit System unveiled


High end tool maker Abbey Bike Tools has introduced their new Saddle Fit Kit System, a compact, precise, and repeatable tool that aids in replicating all three aspects of saddle positioning — height, setback, and angle.

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Ibis serves up Pork Chop frame bag


Fans of on-bike storage solutions just got a new gear carrying option. But you’ll need to be an Ibis Mojo or Ripley owner to take advantage of this one.

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Thule Vital MTB hydration packs launched


Heretofore best known for its myriad rack solutions, Thule has jumped into the hydration pack arena with its new Vital collection.

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Push Industries ACS-3 coil spring conversion kit


Push Industries believe the biggest hurdle is modern MTB coil forks lack the big hit performance and bottoming control provided by today’s air systems. So they are introducing the ACS-3 system.

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NICA: Emily Batty and the new normal


Mountain biking builds confidence in young women in a way that other sports simply can’t. It prioritizes confidence and camaraderie over competition and success, and it builds character and relationships along the way.

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Guerrilla Gravity The Smash 29er launched


Combination of Guerrilla Gravity-style geometry and approach to suspension design creates 29er trail bike that is ready for smashing rocks and going fast — up and down.

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Fastest bikes from Winter Park Big Mountain Enduro


Richie Rude and Anneke Beerten took down all comers at round No. 4 of the Big Mountain Enduro at Winter Park, Colorado’s Trestle Bike Park. Here’s a close-up look at the bikes that carried them to the top of the podium.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series tackles Schooner Trace


Watch Jeff Lenosky ride the unrideable in the latest episode of his Trail Boss video series, this time coming to you from Brown County, Indiana, and the Schooner Trace trail.

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How to: Set up your bars, stem, and seatpost


Bike geometry has come a long way with wider bars and shorter stems. But there’s still a difference in setup with different riding styles.

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10 best bike hacks


YouTube star Seth does not disappoint with his latest list of bike hacks.

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Insane POV footage from Vallnord DH World Cup


No, the video isn’t sped up. Danny Hart is just that fast.

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French dominate EWS round No. 5 in France


Riders at the Enduro World Series once more faced down a weekend of wild weather and even wilder racing, this time at the Natural Games Millau EWS driven by URGE bp in France.

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Cure, Ravanel lead Enduro World Series Round No. 5


After five tough stages, it was Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Racing Team) and Alexandre Cure (BH Miranda Racing Team) who reigned supreme at the first day of the Natural Games Millau EWS driven by URGE bp.

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Video: Cam McCaul riding wild


In hidden corners of the western United States, there are still landscapes of untouched, wild, and roaring trails. In this second installment of the C3 Project Summer Video Series, Cam McCaul sets out to tame them.

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Enduro World Series heads home to France


The Enduro World Series heads to its spiritual home of France this week for round No. 5, the Natural Games Millau EWS driven by URGE bp.

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Niner SIR 9 trail bike launched


News out of the Niner camp today. The Colorado-based bike maker has re-released its original steel classic, the SIR 9, in a redesigned, ready for anything form.

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Fastest bikes at Vail GoPro Mountain Games


Last weekend saw a bevy of MTB racing action at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado. Click through to see an expansive photo gallery of the bikes that carried riders to enduro and cross-country victory.

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Chasing Trail: New Zealand gnar with Fairclough & Neethling


For the latest Chasing Trail video, world renowned MTB photographer Sven Martin had the challenge of getting Brendan Fairclough and Andrew Neethling together for a film and photo project in New Zealand.

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Video: A Whole Different Enchilada


A Whole Different Enchilada is a play on the name of the world-famous Moab mountain bike epic, The Whole Enchilada. This a story about the transition and crossover between snow and dirt.

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Video: Jordie Lunn Rough AF 2


Canadian is keeping freeride alive with this sequel to Rough AF, which includes a must see gnarly drop in, corked 720, and one seriously massive road gap. And by the way, Lunn hand built every trail feature.

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G-Form launches new Elite Protection


Well-regarded impact protection maker G-Form this week announced two new additions to its lineup. The new Elite Elbow Guards and Elite Knee Guards are enhanced versions of the Pro-X Elbow and Knee Pads.

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Trans-Sylvania Epic: Which tires are most popular?


The NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic cross country mountain bike stage race is famous for including rocky central Pennsylvania singletrack. So which tires fared best this year?

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Trans-Sylvania Epic: Which wheel size is best?


Despite the popularity of 27.5 wheels, 29ers remain bike of choice among top contenders at the NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race in State College, Pennsylvania.

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Summer in the Mountains for Two at Deer Valley Resort


Enter to win a trip for two to Deer Valley Resort this summer by simply submitting your information below.

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Fezzari Timp Peak 2.0 NX1 trail bike launched


Direct-to-consumer bike seller Fezzari has just launched a full-carbon, full-suspension mountain bike that breaks through the $3000 barrier with the release of the Timp Peak 2.0 NX1.

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Contest: Win an Ultimate Outerbike Crested Butte Itinerary


Enter to win a weekend for two at Outerbike Crested Butte including three nights lodging from the Elevation Hotel & Spa.

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Fastest bike in Trans-Sylvania Epic pro women’s race


Kaysee Armstrong (LIV) made it two years in a row of winning the NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic, a five-day mountain bike stage race in State College, Pennsylvania. Here’s the bike that helped make it happen.

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Find out why Vittoria supports women athletes


Many brands sponsor women athletes but few take it to the level of Vittoria. The famed Italian tire maker invests a disproportionate amount of time and money on their women’s programs.

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Heiden Institute launched by famed Olympian


After years of envisioning a comprehensive program encompassing all aspects sports science and sports medicine, former Olympian Eric Heiden, MD, has announced the establishment of the Heiden Institute.

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Fastest bike in Trans-Sylvania Epic pro men’s race


Justin Lindine powered to his third career Trans-Sylvania Epic victory this past weekend. Here’s a look at the bike he used for the four cross country stages of the stage race.

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Motobecane launches two new DH bikes


Motobecane has launched a pair of downhill bikes that offer big hit capability at a solid value.

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Follow Cam: Jackson’s Trail, Moab, Utah


The weekend is almost here. This should help get the stoke going. Man, these guys can ride some bikes.

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Find out why riders are switching to Vittoria


Tires have a legacy with riders and it takes years or decades for some to try new options. But there is a disturbance in the force as a new brand has been emerging as legitimate option.

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Six beginner skills you can practice anywhere


These six exercises are targeted towards beginners, but even advanced riders should try practicing them.

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All eyes on Greg Callaghan at Ireland EWS stop


Three hundred and fifty riders will descend on Carrick Mountain in Ireland for the third year in a row to race what has rightly become an Enduro World Series classic.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series tackles La Milagrosa


This latest Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss episode comes from the challenging slopes of Arizona’s Mount Lemmon near Tucson. Can he clear the unclearable?

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Kali Shiva 2.0 full face helmet launched


If DH, enduro or moto is in your future, the redesigned Kali Shiva 2.0 full face helmet should be on your radar. It’s geared toward riders seeking protection and comfort, and it incorporates LDL and Nano Fusion technology.

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Video: Loic Bruni’s Night Chase


Loïc Bruni is fast building a reputation as one of the most fearless downhill mountain bikers on the planet, which he has added to with his latest video project, Night Chase.

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Contest: Win a Pair of Michelin Force Tires


Enter to win a pair of Michelin Force AM or Force XC tires! 4 winners chosen, with a total giveaway value of $519.92!

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Escape to Whistler Mountain Bike Contest


Enter for your chance to win the mountain bike vacation of a lifetime for two including flights!

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Ravanel and Callaghan triumph at Madeira EWS


After two incredibly hard fought days of racing it was Greg Callaghan and Cecile Ravanel who came out on top at the Enduro World Series in Madeira, Portugal.

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Rocky Mountain Altitude tackles the globe


The four horsemen. 4x4s. Four leafed clovers. Four letter words. Fourtified. Wade Simmons, Rémi Gauvin, Vaea Verbeeck, and Carson Storch take their new Altitudes to the four corners of the earth to shoot our new film.

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OtterBox launches Venture Coolers line


OtterBox is getting in the cooler game with its new line of Venture premium rugged coolers, which come with add-on features such as bottle openers, cutting boards, and more.
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Contest: Win Fox Gear from Bikewagon.com


Enter to win a Fox Proframe helmet and Indicator MTB jersey! Total value $305!

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Enduro World Series heads to Madeira


Nestled in the Atlantic between the Portuguese mainland and the coast of Africa, this tiny island is about to serve up some big racing.

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Video: Kenda Hellkat Pro and Helldiver Pro tires


Kenda has introduced two new gravity tire, the Hellkat Pro and Helldiver Pro, both featuring Advanced Gravity Casing technology, which was developed to meet the demands of the World Cup circuit.

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Bulls Bikes charging into U.S. market


Germany’s Bulls Bikes has been around since 1997. But the brand has only recently infiltrated North America with an extensive offering of bikes in all categories. Their biggest push — the e-bike segment.

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