Components Reviews and News


Art’s Cyclery 2015 Mountain Bike Gear of the Year

Here’s a look at some of the mountain bike products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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Most innovative new mountain bike components of 2015

The most innovative components of 2015 were almost equally divided between electronic and mechanical. Some are clearly the future of our sport. Others we’re not so sure. Check out the full list and then tell us what you think.

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Best new mountain bike components of 2015

Find out what made of our list of best new components from 2015. We think you might be surprised.

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First Look: Hope launches revamped Pro 4 hubs

Hope has released a revamped version of their beloved Pro hubs. Click through to learn more about the product and watch a short film on their design, testing, and manufacturing processes.

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First Look: New Lindarets ReMount designed to improve dropper post lever ergonomics

The ReMount allows you to turn poorly designed dropper post levers on their side for better ergonomics. The newest version is lighter, smaller, and easier to use. Read on to find out how.

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Best new value priced products of 2015

We love covering the latest and greatest, but the truth is, most of us can’t afford to drop 10 large on a mountain bike or 3k on an electronic shifting drivetrain. Here is our list of 2015 products that offered the best bang for the buck.

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Does gearing affect suspension performance?

Can a small chainring negatively affect suspension performance? How about one of those big bail out cogs? To find the answers to those questions and more we turned to Pivot Cycles frontman Chris Cocalis. Read our interview.

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Shimano XT 11-Speed

Shimano trickles down 11-speed to XT but adds the 42-tooth rear cog that riders have been clamoring for. 1×11 and 2×11 will be offered a price similar to last year’s XT Group.

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Praxis adds new 1x MTB chainring offerings

Praxis built their reputation on high quality chainrings and the brand is constantly expanding their lineup. Recently, they released three new chainrings for MTBs equipped with 1x drivetrains.

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SRAM 1×11 Components: Where to spend your money

With an assist from our friends at Art’s Cyclery, here’s a part by part breakdown of where you’ll find the best bang for your buck when outfitting your mountain bike with SRAM 1×11 drivetrain components.

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Shimano Components: Where to Spend Your Money

With an assist from our friends at Art’s Cyclery, here’s a part by part breakdown of where you’ll find the best bang for your buck when outfitting your mountain bike with Shimano 10-speed drivetrain components.

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Tech Talk: Boost 148 explained

By now you have heard about the new Boost 148 and 110 hub standards. But what exactly are they and what do they mean to you?

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How To: Top 5 tips for setting up your mountain bike

Bike setup depends heavily on personal preference, but these basic tips will provide a starting point to find out what works best for you.

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How To: Stop creaks, squeaks, slaps and knocks on your mountain bike

After spending thousands of dollars on a mountain bike, the last thing you want is to hear are creaks, squeaks, slaps, and knocks while you’re riding down the trail. In some cases, the fix can be as easy as tightening a bolt or lubing your chain. Other noise issues may require you to be a bit more crafty and creative.

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Round up: 2016′s six most exciting dropper posts

The dropper post market is heating up. For 2016, brands are introducing longer travel, electric options and lower prices. Drop in to learn more.

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Praxis Works offers narrow/wide chainring for Shimano XT and XTR

For all those Shimano devotees looking for a narrow/wide chainring solution, Praxis Works now has you covered, releasing a new 96 BCD thick-thin-tooth single chainring for XT and XTR drivetrains.

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Rotor Interbike 2015

Rotor highlights the new INpower which integrates an impressive power meter inside the crank axle for waterproof performance and cleaner data transmission.

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Interbike 2015: e*thirteen EXP cassette with 9-44 teeth

e*thirteen is redefining the category by delivering a massive 9-44 tooth range. It will allow riders of all levels to enjoy 1x drivetrains with little compromise.

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Lizard Skins Interbike 2015

For 2016, Lizard Skins updated its chainstay protector to be more versatile. They also had some tips on how to install their DSP grips.

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e*thirteen Interbike 2015

e*thirteen’s new two piece 9-44T cassette, as well as some of the company’s new DH and Trail carbon offerings.

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MRP Interbike 2015

For 2016, MRP made internal changes to its Stage fork to help improve performance and reduce noise. In addition, a majority of their chain guides are now lined with a noise-reducing TPU material.

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SKS Interbike 2015

Winter is coming and SKS has ramped up its collection of quick mount fenders to include options for both fat and plus bikes.

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Ergon Interbike 2015

For 2016, Ergon has a new saddle designed for all day comfort, as well as slimmer version of their popular GE1 grip.

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Magura and Lightweight Interbike 2015

Magura teases their new wireless electronic dropper post, which is set to be released early next year and shows off the MT7 Race brake.

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X-Fusion Interbike 2015

X-Fusion releases new production version of the 160mm travel inverted Revel, introduces new Roughcut HLR damper throughout the line, and launches new air can.

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