Components Reviews and News


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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FOX Interbike 2015

FOX rolls out new negative air spring throughout fork line for improved performance and major weight savings, and launches series of successful new shocks.

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Interbike 2015: Sticky grips and new stems from Renthal

Taking technology developed from their moto business, Renthal has developed a new grip that continuously produces a sticky compound to help improve adherence.

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ENVE Interbike 2015

ENVE is introducing a new high volume rim specifically designed to take advantage of the new generation of high volume tires.

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DT Swiss rolls out new wheels, rims, hubs and forks

New carbon XMC and XRC 1200 Spline wheels come in variety of builds. OPM O.D.L. Race fork is stiffer and lighter.

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Video: OneUp Chainguide

Narrow/Wide chainrings retain the chain well but not all the time. The OneUp Chainguide adds extra security for chain retention and it extends the useable life of the chainring as well.

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Video: 2016 FOX Float DPS EVOL shock

For 2016, FOX revamped its Float rear shock with two damping pistons called DPS for better performance. They also added an extra negative spring can called EVOL to make the suspension curve flatter.

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Eurobike 2015: Manitou McCleod King Can shock tuning

Having announced their biggest fork news already at the Sea Otter Classic, Manitou still has some news. With the King Can you can now tune your standard McCleod rear shock and get a premium performance upgrade.

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Eurobike 2015: Crankbrothers pedals and new dropper post

Crankbrothers showed us the new internal components for all pedal types. Beside that: revamped Candy 7 & 11 pedals, new Double Shot, Mallet E enduro and Stamp Small/Large pedals; the new High Line dropper post is looking great!

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