Components Reviews and News


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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Video: Box One drivetrain in action


It’s good to have options. And in a drivetrain world increasingly dominated by Shimano and SRAM, it’s good to have another player in the mix. But can a small company compete and offer something unique in this category?

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Hot new bars, grips, stems, and saddles


Check out this round-up of all the latest and greatest from Answer, ESI, Troy Lee, Pivot, and more.

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Five new (and cool) dropper posts


In the hunt for a new dropper post? Here are five new options from some of the best in the business.

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Answer Protaper Alloy handlebars go to 810mm


Sure other companies make a bar wider than 800mm, but do they make an 810mm bar with a 3” rise at 31.8 clamp diameter?

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Video: Pivot Phoenix bar, stem, grips


Pivot showed off their new cockpit components designed with a purpose starting with a 35mm handlebar. The bar itself is not stiffer by design but it is lighter than the previous generation.

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Project 321 rear hub with variable sound


Project 321 recently launched a very ingenious rear freehub design using magnets instead of traditional pawls. The drive system uses six magnetic pawls with 216 points of engagement for an incredibly quick 1.66 degree hub engagement.

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Spank Industries all in on shot peening


Spank has abandoned their previous polished component aesthetic and adopted shot peening, which they determined to be significantly stronger.

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9Point8 Short Stroke dropper aimed at XC crowd


9Point8 is primed to launch a 75mm Short Stroke dropper post that will weigh just 390 grams.

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ODI Grips offering a slew of bright colors


Nearly 40 years young, ODI is one of the biggest grip manufacturers in the world, offering fun collaborations with iconic brands and riders in an array of colors.

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Formula CTS makes fine tuning your fork a snap


Tuning your fork has never been so straightforward. With the Compression Tuning System you can fine tune your suspension quickly with accuracy.

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ESI Grips launches limited edition colors


ESI Grips is utilizing social media to find out what their customer base wants and are offering rotating “limited” custom grip color offerings.

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CushCore not content to just prevent flats


Foam tire insert maker CushCore not content just to prevent flats like other inserts. Its goals are better handling and rim protection, as well as improved trail feedback.

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