Company Spotlight


Five NiteRider myths, busted

Mtbr visited NiteRider and learned five things about this 25 year old San Diego company.

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BicycleBlueBook.com takes guess work out of buying and selling used bikes

Whether you need to sell a bike to make room for a new one, or are looking for a second-hand bargain, BicycleBlueBook.com brings automotive-style valuation structure to two wheels.

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Interview: 10 (important) questions with IMBA communications director Mark Eller

E-bikes, fatbikes, revenue sharing, and more — it’s all on the table in this wide ranging discussion with IMBA’s primary public relations person.

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Factory Tour: Cane Creek Cycling Components

Mtbr takes a tour of Can Creek’s North Carolina factory where they make shocks, headsets and seatposts here in the good ol’ US of A. Come on along and check it out.

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Video: Building the world’s most beautiful pump tracks

Former Swiss DH champ Claudio Caluori and his firm Velosolutions build the world’s most beautiful pump tracks—check them out and see what else this enthusiastic bike evangelist is up to.

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Factory Tour: Inside Industry Nine

North Carolina’s Industry Nine Industry builds wheels that are as beautiful as they are functional.

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Five amazing mountain bike trail features you’ve never seen before

The Forest Trail Alliance creates amazing signature trailscapes, all to raise money to build even more trails. Check out five of their amazing trail features here.

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Road Trip: Sedona, Arizona and Over The Edge Sports Bike Shop

Over The Edge Sports helps riders get the most out of Sedona’s red rock mountain bike paradise.

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Art’s Cyclery: Retail Store and Web/Mail Order “Behind-the-Scenes”

Check out our up close and personal look at Art’s Cyclery – both their retail shop and the inner workings of their online/mail order bike business. Art’s is full of great products handled by friendly people in a beautiful area to ride.

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Review: BetterRide three-day mountain bike skills camp

You’ve upgrade to a better fork, some lighter wheels, and a new drivetrain. Now Gene Hamilton and BetterRide want to upgrade your riding.

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Video Quick Tour: Shimano American Corporation

We took a trip down the California coast to Shimano’s North American headquarters last week and lest you think the bike component juggernaut is resting on their laurels, we’re here to tell you they’re locked-and-loaded for 2015 and beyond.

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Factory Tour: Intense Cycles

Intense Cycles has been on a roll lately plowing out aluminum and carbon bikes, with some great highlights in the 27.5 and 29-inch wheel sizes, and we got a glimpse of their inner workings with a factory tour.

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Reynolds Cycling Factory Tour – Wheel Torture Lab

Take a tour of the Reynolds Cycling US headquarters in Sandy, UT. R&D, testing, prototyping and more are done here on some incredible machines. Want to see what a blowout looks like at 370 PSI?

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Factory Tour: Inside Pearl Izumi’s New HQ Building

Best Christmas present you can give a company? How about a brand new 55,000-square foot state-of-the art building complete with a fitness room, locker room, showers, and expansive indoor bike storage.

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2014 Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Skills Camp

One of the greatest things you can do for your riding is get some lessons. The vast majority of us are not born with mountain bike cornering and descending skills. Trek Dirt Series has mastered the art of teaching these skills to women and they offer camps for men now too.

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Lezyne World Headquarters Tour

Lezyne revamps San Luis Obispo facility and ramps up from strong industry response and sales of their line of LED bike lights.

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Interview: Black Cat Bicycles’ Todd Ingermanson

You can instantaneously recognize a Black Cat bike from a distance because of its amazing paint job, but it’s up close where you see the real magic. Mtbr sat down with Todd Ingermanson to pick the brain behind this marriage of form and function.

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Factory Tour: Jenson USA Visit and Interview

Mtbr visited Jenson USA at their new headquarters in Riverside, CA to meet the folks behind one of the leaders in online bike retail. What makes these guys different from the rest? How did they grow from one employee to 64 now with a massive warehouse.

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Video: Bell Full 9 – Review and Design Team Interview

Designed and tested with top engineers and the best downhill riders, the Full 9 helmet will give you the protection and the comfort you need.

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Featured Bike Shop: Over The Edge Sports, Sedona

Our friends Troy Rarick and Jason First have been telling us about their new shop, Over the Edge Sports in Sedona, Arizona. We checked in during our travels to this nice oasis among the red rocks of Sedona.

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Smooth Moves: DirtLabs Provides Quick Service and Advice for Your Ailing Suspension

Mike “Luby” Lubesmier and Mike Howse, principals of DirtLabs suspension, talk all things suspension and give the skinny on set-up, maintenance, and what riders should be doing to keep their springs in good nick.

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Park Tool Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Park Tool is a brand name well known in the bike industry for quality and durability. Walk into ANY bike shop and you will find Park Tools. Check out this cool company retrospective for their 50th anniversary.

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Easton Bell Hosts a Party for IMBA – Bell Office Mini Tour

Easton-Bell Sports held a party last week for IMBA and it’s board members. Mtbr was invited to join the festivities and we enjoyed chatting with several important members of IMBA’s board of directors as well as employees from Bell, Easton, Jenson USA, Fox Racing Shox, SRAM and more! We have a few pix from the […]

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Video: Specialized Engineers Spotlight

Every week, the Specialized mtb development crew scrambles to get their office work done early so they can run to the forest and do some trail testing. Here is a great glimpse into their test rides. I’ve had the opportunity to ride and hang out with this Specialized engineering crew and this video really shows […]

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Tom Ritchey Interview – Tandem Breakaway

We interviewed cycling legend Tom Ritchey and he enlightened us with his 40 years of bike building expertise. He had several things to show including a new Road Logic triple butted steel bike that will be available in late July of this year as a frameset for $1199. Also featured is the 40th Anniversary commemorative […]

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