Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups

FAT BIKES

WINTER APPAREL

TRAINERS


Buyers Guides


8 great indoor trainers when you have to ride inside

With hundreds of options to chose from, it can be hard to narrow down your shopping list when searching for a trainer. To help make the decision process easier, here are eight of the best trainers on the market today.

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5 Superb High-End Night Riding Lights

When money is no object there are plenty of light options out there. Reliability, brightness, and beam quality are key considerations for riders who take night riding seriously. Here are the five best lights we’ve tested this season.

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6 Budget Friendly Lights For Riding At Night

Riding at night is one of cycling’s great joys. And in winter, when days are short, it’s often a necessity. Here’s a look at some of this season’s best budget friendly lights.

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6 quick spinning fat bike wheels

For any wheeled vehicle, lowering rotational weight is one of the best ways to spend upgrade dollars. Just like on road and traditional mountain bikes, fat bikes benefit from lighter wheels.

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10 top notch fat bike tires

Tire choice is critical. Intended use, durability, and weight all factor in to what kind of rubber you want on the road (or snowy trail). Indeed, when it comes to fat bikes, tires are arguably the most important component decision you’ll make.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 Mountain Bike Gear of the Year

Here’s a look at some of the mountain bike products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 3

Our series of this year’s most exciting fat bikes concludes with snow tamers from Fatback, Fyxation, 9:Zero:7, Moots, Origin 8 and more.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 2

Carbon hardtails for big and small budgets, go anywhere adventure bikes and yes, even full suspension. Check out these offerings from Pivot, Cannondale, RSD bikes, Fezzari, Salsa, Durango Bike Company and Surface 604.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 1

From lightweight racers, to budget friendly cruisers, to do-it-all rigs, these are the fat bikes you need to know about.

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Best new mountain bikes of 2015

The Mtbr staff has ridden everything from electric assist fat bikes to ultra light cross-country whippets this past year. But which ones made our Best of 2015 list?

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Most innovative new mountain bike components of 2015

The most innovative components of 2015 were almost equally divided between electronic and mechanical. Some are clearly the future of our sport. Others we’re not so sure. Check out the full list and then tell us what you think.

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Best new mountain bike components of 2015

Find out what made of our list of best new components from 2015. We think you might be surprised.

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SRAM 1×11 Components: Where to spend your money

With an assist from our friends at Art’s Cyclery, here’s a part by part breakdown of where you’ll find the best bang for your buck when outfitting your mountain bike with SRAM 1×11 drivetrain components.

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Shimano Components: Where to Spend Your Money

With an assist from our friends at Art’s Cyclery, here’s a part by part breakdown of where you’ll find the best bang for your buck when outfitting your mountain bike with Shimano 10-speed drivetrain components.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000

27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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Round up: 13 affordable mountain bikes under $3000

Check out our collection of some of the hottest new mountain bikes for riders on a budget. Brands highlighted include: BMC, Breezer, Cannondale, Fuji, GT, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco, Rocky Mountain, Scott and Surface 604.

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How To: Buy your first mountain bike

Ready for a little dirt filled fun? Then you need to understand the various bike types and which components matter most. Here’s a primer to get you started on the path to making an informed mountain bike buying decision.

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The Mtbr Best Beer Guide

Beer is one of the common threads that unites many of us mountain bikers. How does one navigate through the roof-high racks of many beer shops? We have a few words of advice and we’ve recruited a couple experts to help guide you through your journey.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for mountain bikers

Holiday Gift Guide: Here are a few gift suggestions for mountain bikers that seek to maintain their steeds in top shape or to help them on the trail.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the reading cyclist

Holiday Gift Guide: Who can resists the tactile satisfaction of a good book–particularly one on our favorite topic? Here are our picks for some good under-the-tree tomes for the cyclists in your life.

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Picking The Perfect Enduro Bike: The most (and least) important components

Enduro Compare-O Feature: What spec is worth spending extra coin on? With weight less important than on XC bikes, our experts skew towards parts that improve the ride rather saving grams. So what do you do when there are two bikes you’re equally enamored with, same cost, same test ride performance? It’s time to look at components. Where should you spend a little extra? And where can you hold off and upgrade later?

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Picking The Perfect Enduro Bike: Which wheel size is right for you?

Enduro Compare-O Feature: Three wheels, no waiting: Our experts agree to disagree when it comes to wheel size in Part 2 of our three-part series, “Choosing the Perfect Enduro Bike.”

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Choosing The Perfect Enduro Bike: How much suspension do you need?

Enduro Compare-O Feature: Pro riders Aaron Bradford, Andreas Hestler, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Heather Irmiger and Boulder Cyclesport owner Brandon Dwight weigh in for Part 1 of our 3-part series, “Choosing the Perfect Enduro Bike.”

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Top Five Mountain Bike Digital Cameras

 Most mountain bikers I know ride with a digital camera. If they don’t, they should. We get to play in such beautiful places and have such a good time riding that every ride needs to be documented. But how do you choose an mtb-worthy digital camera? A camera that would be fine for the average […]

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