Components Reviews and News


Hot new wheels, tires, and hubs from Interbike 2017


Check out the latest wheels, hubs, tires, and more from Industry Nine, Maxxis, Onyx, MRP, and Wolf Tooth.

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SQlab Interbike 2017


If your saddle doesn’t fit you well, you’re not going to ride your bike. SQlab’s new Ergolux saddle aims to address this issue with its unique concave profile and dual step design.

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Specialized Wu dropper post first look


This dropper post puts the angles the seat up like a downhill or dirt jump bike saddle as it is dropped. Something you’ve always wanted or not?

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Magura Vyron dropper post video review


The Magura Vyron wireless dropper post delivered on its promise of simplicity. And while not perfect, there are improvements on the horizon.

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Cane Creek Slam Set lowers stack height


To help keep stack height in check, Cane Creek has introduced the new Slam Set ZS head set. The top is only 2mm higher than the top of the head tube (ZS means Zero Stack). There’s also an integrated version called IS.

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7 things you might not know about carbon fiber


The cycling world has indeed changed, as carbon fiber has become the material of choice for high end bikes. Check out this video to learn more about this modern day wonder material.

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Wolf Tooth ReMote Sustain review


Tired of the old button style actuation lever on your RockShox Reverb dropper post? Wolf Tooth has a clever new solution to save your thumb.

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DVO Topaz T3 Air shock review


Piggyback all-mountain shock with coil-like performance signals more competent players in the mountain bike suspension game. And healthy competition is good for everyone — especially riders.

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Sensus Lite Grips review


Lock-on grips that offer great grip and a measure of vibration damping, which is what matters most when you’re hurtling yourself through rowdy rock gardens with reckless abandon.

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FSA cranks go modular, Afterburner wheels get WideR


FSA has a new modular style crank that can be quickly converted between different axle standards and drivetrain configurations. They also have an affordable new alloy wheelset with a wide rim.

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e*thirteen TRS+ 9-46T 11-speed cassette review


Intrigued by SRAM Eagle’s range but don’t want to upgrade your entire drivetrain? E*thirteen’s new TRS+ cassette delivers a wider range, weighs less, and won’t break your bank account.

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Updated Race Face SIXC handlebar & Atlas wheels debut


The Race Face SIXC carbon bars are among our favorite. For 2017, they’ve received an update that makes them even wider. The Canadian brand is also launching a new Atlas wheelset targeted at park riders.

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SR Suntour reservoir shock spy shots


SR Suntour is often dismissed as a budget brand. But their premium products offer World Cup winning performance at reasonable prices. The only thing lacking? A performance shock. That might be changing…

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Fox Live Valve debuts on trucks — are bikes next?


Fox has been teasing it’s Live Valve suspension system for two years. It was recently debuted on a side-by-side off-road vehicle. Could a bike version be far behind?

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Push Industries ACS-3 coil spring conversion kit


Push Industries believe the biggest hurdle is modern MTB coil forks lack the big hit performance and bottoming control provided by today’s air systems. So they are introducing the ACS-3 system.

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Bontrager Drop Line dropper post review


As long as your bike runs a 31.6 diameter seatpost, the Drop Line is an excellent and affordable choice with one of the easiest setups of any dropper post out there.

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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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SRAM Eagle oval chainring rolls out


New chainring from SRAM gives oval enthusiasts a new option.

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Truvativ brings out affordable new Descendent and Stylo cranks


The new Descendent and Stylo cranks from Truvativ are reasonably priced and ready for everything from trail to DH.

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Fox DPX2 rear shock first ride review


Trail bikes are getting bigger as riders are taking these capable bikes into more aggressive terrain. Fox is here to address this need with a rear shock with a massive sweet spot called the DPX2.

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SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain first ride review


SRAM’s Eagle 1×12 group has garnered near unanimous praise. And now it comes in a more budget-friendly package. Meet SRAM GX Eagle.

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Wolf Tooth teases Reverb lever and possible cable conversion


Wolf Tooth has created the best cable actuated dropper post lever on the market. If social media is to be believed, they’re working on a solution for the Reverb, too.

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Praxis Cadet crankset review


Praxis is trying to carve out a niche for itself by creating products that are lighter and less expensive than the competition. The Cadet cranks are a prime example. Find out why in this Mtbr long term review.

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Stem Cap custom cap review


Want to add some custom flair to your bike? Check out these new two-piece headset caps.

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Praxis Lyft carbon cranks combine weight and stiffness


Praxis honed in their carbon technology to match up with their forged chainring expertise. What they’ve come up with is a 30mm BB spindle that comes in at 454 grams with a 30t ring.

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