Company Spotlight


Kenda opens bicycle tire test track at Ohio R&D facility


Kenda’s new testing facility in Ohio took inspiration from the Sea Otter Classic XC course, and allows for a controlled environment and consistent, repeatable tire testing.

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Industry Nine factory tour video


Since the company’s first wheels hit the ground in 2004, it has been continually innovating every process involved, be it at the drawing board, in machine shop or on the assembly line.

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How to build a better mountain biker


Come along as this newbie rider takes a daylong skills clinic and learns what it is and what it isn’t.

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Inside line on Norco’s new women’s bikes


Norco is jumping into the women’s MTB market with a full range of bikes at multiple price points. Mtbr sat down with the brand’s marketing supervisor to learn more.

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Pivot’s Chris Cocalis talks plus, tire tech, e-bikes, and more


The Pivot front man has a reputation for obsessiveness, attention to fit and finish, and just plain getting it right. It’s put his company front and center among bike cognoscenti.

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Can you run Maxxis Wide Trail tires on regular rims?


Are you shopping for new Maxxis tires, but not sure whether you need Wide Trail or regular width version? This interview will help clear things up.

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2018 Trek Fuel and Remedy with Thru Shaft


Currently thru shaft suspension technology is used at the highest levels of motorsports. But now Trek is bringing this concept to mountain bikes in their Re:aktiv with Thru Shaft line of bikes.

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Kicking off the Sea Otter Classic Correct


The Sea Otter Classic means a lot of different things to different cyclists, but everyone can appreciate starting out riding season with a proper little bike adventure.

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A new tire size is coming and it doesn’t suck


Plus sized erupted in popularity last year. The problem for many aggressive riders is that they didn’t hold up. Now a new tire size is coming that should split the difference between plus size and traditional tires.

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Inside ENVE’s new 78,000 square foot factory


Long regarded as one of the world’s preeminent carbon wheel and component makers, Utah’s ENVE composites just got a new home. In early March the company’s 168 employees moved into a new 78,000 square foot facility.

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Fezzari launches 30-day return program


Fezzari is now allowing customer returns from consumers within 30 days. It’s a big risk that shows confidence in their product and processes.

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Tepui Tents headquarters tour


Roof Top Tents have captured the hearts and minds of 4WD enthusiasts and folks who love the outdoors. And now the market is expanding to mountain bikers who are dreaming of roaming the land and exploring the trails from camp.

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YT Industries bike packaging and unboxing


We unpack a lot of bikes and once in a while, we stumble upon one that is packed so well that it is worth noting. Here’s how YT Industries expects to withstand the torture tests of all the shipping handlers around the world.

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How Julbo sunglasses are made


Ever wonder how sunglass frames and lenses are made? We visited Julbo’s French headquarters for a closer look.

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Gallery: Inside the supremely eclectic Kona Bikes HQ


While the offices of some bike manufacturers resemble a cross between an Ikea and a mausoleum, Kona’s headquarters are steeped in history. The artwork, NWD posters, and scattered bikes gives us that same warm and fuzzy feeling as walking into our favorite bike shop.

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Inside Julbo, France’s largest eyewear manufacturer


Julbo is an iconic mountaineering brand, but only recently started to develop products for cycling. To find out how their technology crosses over to two wheels, Mtbr visited their headquarters (and playground) in the French Alps.

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When should you replace your carbon handlebar?


Carbon parts aren’t cheap. So if you scratch your bars in a crash, do you have to replace them right away?

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Interview: Tom Morgan, president and co-owner of Ibis


Santa Cruz is home to one of densest concentrations of mountain bike companies in the world. To find out why, the iconic California city’s PR department interviewed Tom Morgan, president of Ibis Cycles, which is based there.

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OneUp Headquarters Tour


OneUp is a small startup based in a lesser known riding area just outside of Whistler. Click through to take a short tour of their offices.

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Meet the guy bringing Orange Bikes back to the United States


After a long hiatus, Orange Bikes are now available for sale in the United States. Find out how it happened and how they’re planning to grow in our interview with their new distributor.

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CamelBak: A look inside the inventor of the hydration pack


It was 1989 when the world’s first hydration pack was born. Yet, what is truly impressive is that all these years later, CamelBak remains a leader in a category that’s helped shape and change the way we ride bikes. Take a look inside this iconic company.

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Yeti SB5.5c long travel 29er: 7 burning questions answered


While we haven’t had the opportunity to ride Yeti’s new long travel SB5.5c 29er, the press kit left us with several burning questions. Head past the break to see what nuggets the Colorado bike maker’s product team dished out.

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DT Swiss factory tour


Here is an inside look at how quality is guaranteed at the DT Swiss wheel production facility. Follow the life a DT Swiss wheel, from molten aluminum to finished product.

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Chain Reaction Cycles: Inside world’s largest on-line bike shop


Most of us have made some kind of on-line bike-related purchase. But what happens after you enter your credit card details? Who are the people on the other end of the information superhighway? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Mtbr goes inside Northern Ireland’s Chain Reaction Cycles.

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Specialized aims to be taken seriously in apparel arena


Mtbr interviewed Peter Curran, head of Specialized’s apparel design team, who among other things was responsible for the development of the company’s popular SWAT-equipped mountain bike clothing.

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