Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups

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Ultimate winter apparel for cold weather rides

Here’s our round-up of the Ultimate Head-to-Toe Cold Weather Kit, with cold being defined as roughly 32-39 degrees. Stay tuned for round-ups on kit suitable for freezing and arctic rides.

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Review: Alpinestars All Mountain Rain Jacket

Will the Alpinestars All Mountain Rain Jacket keep you dry when it’s coming down in buckets? We braved the elements to find out.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Genius stocking stuffers under $50

Holiday gift guides for enthusiasts can be a challenge. How do you know what’s really good? How do you know if the mountain biker on your shopping list already has something? Well, here are some affordable gift ideas that every mountain biker needs.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Ultimate cold weather gear and apparel

Don’t let Old Man Winter or Jack Frost take a nip out of your gift getter’s winter riding season. Instead help outfit them with gear and apparel that will make the next snow day a great day on the bike.

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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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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel

This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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POC introduces airbag vest for skiers

We don’t usually post information about winter sports products, but this new alpine skier airbag safety vest from POC and In&motion seemed especially relevant after last week’s spate of bad crashes at Red Bull Rampage.

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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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First Look: Smith Squad MTB goggles

Price point friendly eye protection sells for just $60, offers wide field of vision and improved venting.

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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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Interbike 2015: POC launches Tectal trail and Coron DH helmets

Following the success of its original trail/enduro specific helmet, the Trabec, POC has added to its MTB brain protection portfolio with the new Tectal trail and Coron DH helmets. These also have some new MTB specific shades.

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Club Ride Apparel Interbike 2015

Club Ride Apparel broadens their collection by introducing more technical apparel and brighter colors.

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Eurobike 2015: New Leatt hydration packs, gloves and helmet

Safety has always been job No. 1 at Leatt, and that hasn’t changed a bit with its latest round of new products, which include new hydration packs with CE level 1 or 2 protection.

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Eurobike 2015: Answer grips, new super short stems and enduro gloves

Grips get tackier, stems get shorter, gloves offer more protection and while wearing them, you can even keep fiddling with your smartphone!

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Eurobike 2015: Alpinestars new lightweight protection

Last year, the Evolution vest was presented as a way to integrate body protection in a lightweight vest. The new Paragon vest is based on the same technology.

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Review: Pearl Izumi MTB WRX Jacket, Elevate Shorts, WxB MTB Shoe Cover

Colorado-based apparel maker is better known for its road apparel, but it’s upping its game in the fat tire arena as well.

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Review: Gore Bike Wear ALP-X PRO Outfit System

Gore Bike Wear’s award-winning jersey and baggie-bib short combo designed for variety of riding conditions. See if they live up to that do-it-all billing.

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Lazer Sport’s new Waymaker Way1 and Way2 eyewear

New casual eyewear options for post ride lounging from Lazer Sport. The Waymaker Way1 and Way2 offer style and simplicity at a bargain price.

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Video: Marshall Eames gets wild on Norcal Hills

Marshall is a great rider indeed but he is hard to observe or capture on film since him and counterpart Forrest Arakawa insist on wearing skin-tight, neon green lycra at every downhill event. For this video, he tones down the colors but turns up the riding.

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Sea Otter: Club Ride’s new mountain biking apparel and InnerWear line

Club Ride has a new line of chamois from their InnerWear collection that feature padding based on how long you ride. Mens and Womens jerseys and shorts are highlighted also.

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Sea Otter: iXS’s new Sever back country shorts and new brand ambassador

New product highlights for 2015 including a new line of shorts. Also, the Gravity Cartel signs Mountain Bike Pro Eric Carter to their team.

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Sea Otter: Technical, practical and fashionable apparel

Whether on the road or on the trail, the clothing you choose has got to do more than just look good. That’s why we’re always on the hunt for apparel that goes the extra mile. Here’s some great looking duds spotted at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Review: Four essential items for a 420-mile MTB ride

Planning a multi-day mountain bike adventure? Here are four pieces of essential gear. Find out why.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Kid’s bikes, gear and accessories

For the little biker on your list, here are some gift options ranging from balance bikes, fat bikes and road bikes to helmets, jerseys from brands like Yuba, Cleary, Trailcraft, Specialized, Felt, Zoic and more.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Cold weather jackets

Help the cyclist on your shopping list keep Old Man Winter at bay with these weather-beating tops from Bontrager, Bellwether, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Rapha, Hincapie, Pactimo and Sugoi.

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