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RockShox updates Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Lyrik and more


RockShox has overhauled the Sektor, Reba, Recon, Judy, 30, Bluto, Pike DJ, Lyrik and Yari suspension forks. Full details here.

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Knock-off “Shimona” parts showing up at shops


Unscrupulous manufacturers mimic the name of a well-known brand by simply changing a couple of letters so that the casual observer or someone not familiar with that product won’t notice.

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ENVE carbon cockpit review


ENVE is renowned for its carbon wheels, but the Ogden, Utah-based company offers a variety of other carbon components, including its often overlooked stems and bars.

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New MTB grips from ESI, Lizard Skins and ODI


For many riders grips can make or break a perfect day in the saddle. Here’s what’s new in this critical touch-point component.

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Lindarets Thru Axle Wheel Mount


Born – as these things often are – of a specific need, the Lindarets Thru Axle Wheel Mount was made to securely hold thru axle front wheels in their workshop.

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BikeYoke Revive Dropper Post Review


Aptly named Revive infinite travel dropper post directly addresses issue of air leakage (and the ensuing mushy performance) by equipping the post with a valve that when activated resets the hydraulic circuit.

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FSA Flowtron dropper post review


The $299 Flowtron dropper post features smooth action with a massive dropper lever with adjustable tension to customize rider feel and control.

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Robert Axle Project axle review


Mtbr checks out this small company’s thru axle solutions for every bike and situation.

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AbsoluteBLACK silicone grips launched


Soft, yet densely packed nature of the silicone offers excellent handling and performance, combining a high levels of traction, a soft but firm feel, and no squish or instability.

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Paul Component 35mm Boxcar stem is a beauty


Paul Component has announced release of a 35mm Boxcar Stem that is available in Black, Silver, Polished and whatever the current limited edition color may be (currently blue).

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Most annoying, irrational, counterintuitive things about mountain biking


Most bike maintenance is fairly straightforward, involving whatever wrench and lube you have handy. But some things are just plain silly. Like all these things…

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BikeYoke REVIVE MAX unveiled


German component maker BikeYoke has launched what it’s calling the first truly dedicated 34.9 dropper post for trail bikes. Travel options are 125mm, 160mm, and 185mm.

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Build a bombproof, cost-effective winter drivetrain


Winter; when roads covered in ice mixed with salt, conditions like these are not great for metal grinding on metal, ie, your bike’s drivetrain.

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Deep dive into SRAM’s new DUB system


Lighter than the Race Face Next SL and compatible with all major bottom bracket shell sizes, SRAM’s DUB crank system is worth a closer look.

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SRAM DUB cranksets


There are few headaches in the bike world like the current bottom bracket landscape. SRAM aims to unify the current sea of standards with one system without introducing a new shell standard.

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Best of 2017: Jason’s Top Gear Picks


Here’s another Best Gear of 2017 list, this time from Mtbr features editor Jason Sumner. Let us know what you think of his selections in the comments section.

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Best of 2017: Saris’ Top Gear Picks


Here are the top 2017 gear picks from former Mtbr tech editor Saris Mercanti, including a helmet, cassette, multi-tool and more.

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Canyon Torque super enduro bike launched


German direct-to-consumer seller unveils new Torque super-enduro bike, aluminum Sender DH rig, and G5, the company’s new line of gravity-focused handlebars, stems, and grips.

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FSA SL-K BB392-EVO Modular Crankset review


If you’re looking for a crankset for your next cross-country or enduro race build, the FSA SL-K-392 EVO Modular belongs on your short list.

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Race Face Cinch power meter now available


Canada Cup XC Champ Evan Guthrie isn’t your typical spandex and salads weight weenie cross country racer. He races in baggies, can send it harder than most while tracking wattage with his power meter.

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How to choose a dropper post


Most riders want the most drop that will fit on their bike. But stack height and insert length are key considerations when choosing a post that will fit you and your bike.

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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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