Components Reviews and News


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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Vorsprung promises improved suspension with Luftkappe


Think the RockShox Pike or Lyrik can’t get any better? Vorsprung says, think again.

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Video: Springs versus dampers


The basic difference between a spring and damper is enough to understand, but delving deeper will help you better tune your bike.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Hot MTB components


An awesome frame is a good thing, but it’s the components that dial it in for your riding terrain and style. Here are some of our favorite components from a sea of contenders.

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Set N’ Forget Paul Component thru axles


OEM thru axles are ok, but they’re often finicky and plastic. Paul Components thought they could do better.

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Video: How air spring volume spacers work


Air volume spacers can have a magical effect on suspension performance, but how do they actually work?

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Top seven suspension mistakes


Setting up your suspension costs nothing, but can drastically improve your riding experience.

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Video: How damper oil flow is controlled


The internal workings of your suspension may seem complicated, but once you break it down, it’s actually pretty simple.

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Video: How Fox Float air springs work


Are you curious about the internals of your fork? Let suspension tuning gurus Vorsprung demystify the magic behind air springs.

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Matchmaker: Rotor shows SRAM Eagle compatible Q-Ring


To make a statement about its Q-Ring compatibility with components from other brands, Rotor Bike Components has rolled out the first video in a series on compatibility with its QX1 chainrings for mountain bikes.

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Fox begins repair service for recalled Fox Float X2 shock


Last month, Fox announced a voluntary recall for the Float X2 air shock. This week, they received CPSC approval to start processing repairs. Click through to learn more.

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