Components Reviews and News


Industry Nine MatchStix thru axle tool for fat bikes

Industry Nine’s clever thru axle multi-tool is now available for the RockShox Bluto fat bike suspension fork.

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Paul Components Boxcar stem review


A stem is a stem. Except this one just happens to be made in American — and it comes in anodized purple.

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Box One PushPush shifter and One rear derailleur review


Box recently entered the competitive MTB drivetrain market with their PushPush shifter, One Derailleur, and 11-46 wide range cassettes. Art’s Cyclery tested the shifter and derailleur.

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e*thirteen TRS+ dropper post review


e*thirteen saw an opportunity for an affordable, reliable and serviceable post in the market. Read on and find out if they succeeded in their offering.

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2017 RockShox Super Deluxe Coil released


2016 was a big year for RockShox as they significantly improved the performance of their rear shocks. For 2017, their coil shocks get the same treatment, and then some.

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Specialized seeks patent for dropper that auto-adjusts seat angle


Specialized’s new patent may reveal why they opted for a 34.9 seat tube on the new Enduro.

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Wolf Tooth GCX 46-tooth cog launched


Lusting for SRAM’s new 12-speed drivetrain but don’t have the cash? Wolf Tooth’s new 46-tooth cog gets you almost there. They’ve also launched interesting new chainrings and chainguide options.

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Shimano announces new Deore groupset, wide-range SLX, and XT goes boost


Shimano just overhauled their budget groupset, plus added a number of great new options for value-oriented consumers.

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e*thirteen TRS+ dropper post first look


The machining wizards of e*thirteen are at it again as they’ve created a dropper post that is simple, reliable and affordable. Here’s our first impressions on the TRS+ dropper.

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Pivot Phoenix component line debuts


When manufacturers use branded parts on their builds, it usually means they’re trying to hit a price point. Pivot doesn’t play that game.

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Pro Koryak dropper post review


Shimano is well regarded in the cycling world for the durability and quality of their components, so we were extra excited for their first foray into the dropper market. See how the new post fared in the Mtbr review.

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Cane Creek introduces new headsets for 2017


Highlights of new Cane Creek 2017 product include lower weight and new steering damping technology.

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Pacenti PDent stem and bar review


Cockpits are changing for the better as top tubes are getting longer and stems getting shorter. But one of the limiting factors is the modern stem only fits physically at 30mm or longer. Pacenti has a dented handlebar design that threatens to break the mold of bike geometry.

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5 hot mountain bike components for 2017


The wheels of progress roll onward, upward, and then downhill, which is what keeps those smiles stuck on our faces after every ride. This year looks to be packed with cool new tech, and while we can’t guarantee the staying power of anything new in the cycling world, we think these five items will be just as cool in 12 months as they are now.

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Cane Creek DB Air [IL] has improved oil seal head, shaft bearing, and air piston


Love the DB Inline? Cane Creek’s newest shock brings several key improvements to maximize reliability. There’s also a new dropper post and climb switch lever.

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Mtbr’s top 10 most read articles in 2016


What are Mtbr readers most interested in? If we use the top 10 most read articles of 2016 as a barometer, it’s reviews, reviews, and more reviews. Plus a smattering of interviews and product roundups.

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What to Look for in Mountain Bike Grips


So it’s time for a new set of grips, but what separates one from the next? Check out this video to find out what to look for when making your buying decision.

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New OneUp Oval Chainrings and Top Guides


New bits from OneUp keep your older bike running smooth with the latest technology.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Rear Shock


This year’s battle for best mountain bike suspension shock was an epic showdown between air and coil. See which bump tamer took the top spot.

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What You Really Want to Buy Part II: Dropper Posts


If you haven’t already, you need to put a dropper post on your bike. Being able to instantly get your saddle into descending or pedaling position will change the way you ride. Dropper posts make you faster, while boosting the fun factor of your rides by allowing you to put your saddle in the perfect position all the time without stopping.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Dropper Post


The dropper post went from nice to have to an essential piece of equipment in a few short years. Now, we have a crop of reliable posts that will help maximize the mountain bike experience. Here are three of the best from 2016.

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MRP releases Ramp Control Cartridges for Fox 34 forks


With the success of the Ramp Control Cartridge for RockShox, MRP has followed through with Fox compatible cartridges and now has the them available for 2016 or newer Fox 34 forks that have the FIT4 and GRIP dampers.

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e*thirteen 9-46t TRSr 1×11 cassette first look


e*Thirteen trumps SRAM Eagle’s range and weight with its new XD-compatible 11-speed cassette.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: When money is no object


Let’s forget about “need” for a moment and move on to “want.” After all, that’s completely in line with the spirit of Christmas (at least the whole Black Friday part). Here are a few choice items that would make anyone feel like they got your first bike all over again.

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Shimano XT Di2 takes on BC Bike Race


The BC Bike Race is a grueling 7-day test of athlete endurance and bike durability. Rocky, rooty trails in the rain proved to be a great testing ground for Shimano’s new Di2 mountain platform.

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