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REI retires Novara brand, launches Co-op Cycles

REI may not be the first place you shop for a bike, but their new brand offers a lot of value for the average consumer looking to break into the sport.

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IMBA member survey indicates increased trail access

Three-quarters of IMBA members said mountain bike trail access has increased in their community in the past decade. Perceived negative image of mountain biking ranked as No. 1 threat.

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GoPro Karma drone takes flight

Rumored for a couple years now, the GoPro drone is finally here. It is late to market but it looks like a true, purpose-built video capture device that is competitively priced.

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New GoPro HERO5 cameras unveiled

Branching out beyond POV and action sports, GoPro has released a suite of products to capture one’s adventures. Here is the centerpiece of the line-up, the new Hero5 cameras.

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Colorado’s Alchemy Bicycles launches new Arktos

One of the most talked about bikes from last year’s Interbike trade show is now more affordable. This week, Colorado’s Alchemy Bicycles announced the expansion of its mountain line with its Arktos and Arktos Custom models.

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DT Swiss hires Marty Caivano to expand Events Program

Caivano comes to DT with a wealth of knowledge and mechanical skills (UBI graduate as well as a previous career in photo journalism), a positive outlook, and extreme love for the sport of cycling.

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Motobecane releases new HAL6 and NightTrain bikes

Bikesdirects always seems to deliver bike deals with impressive components. Notable spec on this Hal6 150mm travel bike is ‘Full SRAM Eagle drivetrain’ at a street price of $2500.

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If your bike was a car, it would be….

If your bike had four wheels and a soul, what car do you think it would be?

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Sony brings optical stabilization to sports cams

POV cameras have improved immeasurably since the first GoPro hit the market, but new technologies like optical image stabilization are about to shake things up.

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RockyMounts launches MonoRail swing-away rack

Colorado company has released what it is calling the bike industry’s first swing-away platform hitch rack, the MonoRail Swing, and its sibling, the standard version MonoRail hitch rack.

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Yeti adds lower priced carbon frame options

It’s now a little easier to welcome a Yeti into your life. The popular Golden, Colorado-based MTB bike maker has expanded its line-up to include two levels of carbon frames.

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2017 Pivot 429 MachSL Carbon first look

The 429 Mach SL is already one of the best XC race bikes on the market, so how did Pivot make it even better?

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Researchers discover new ways to recycle carbon fiber

Carbon Fiber bikes are awesome, but unlike steel or alloy, they can’t be recycled efficiently. Instead, they’ve been sent to landfill. That may be changing soon, due to new research.

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Shimano Koryak dropper post

We’ve always dreamed of a world where Shimano made dropper posts, giving the world more options in this growing category. Finally, that day is here. But how is it?

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Niner RIP Goes Alloy

Carbon bikes are awesome, but they cost a fortune. Good thing Niner is watching out for the little guy. Their new alloy bikes shares the same geo and tech as the RIP 9 RDO, but retails for significantly less.

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New Truvativ Descendant Colab handlebars

Truvativ just launched a series of athlete signature bars with some of their premier athletes for a variety of disciplines.

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Turner Flux V4 goes Carbon

After giving the RFX new life, Turner has turned its attention to the Flux. This reborn legend features a carbon fiber frame, 120mm of travel, and rolls on 27.5” wheels.

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2017 Rocky Mountain Slayer unveiled

The Slayer is back. New bike replaces Altitude as Rocky Mountain’s enduro racer.

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Otso Cycles debuts plus-fat hardtail, CX-gravel steed

The crew from Wolf Tooth Components are getting into the bike building business, today launching Otso Cycles. The initial product line will include two bikes.

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New absoluteBLACK 30T 104bcd oval chainring

AbsoluteBLACK has launched a 30T version of its 104bcd ovalized chainring. Heretofore, 32T was the smallest they offered because if made any smaller the normal bolts used in the crank tab mounting holes would be positioned on the chainring teeth.

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Cane Creek debuts new lightweight DBcoil [IL] shock

The new DBcoil[IL] has the same function of an external reservoir coil shock, but in a lighter and sleeker package.

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Lezyne updates GPS line, launches new models

This year is Lezyne’s 10th anniversary. To celebrate, they’ve been revamping each of their product categories, improving functionality and updating aesthetics.

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Rocky Mountain Growler and Reaper first look

Whether you’re little ripper or just a kid at heart, Rocky Mountain has two new models that are sure to please.

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Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 Boost 29er hardtail launched

Fourth generation of steel Nimble 9 Boost 29er hardtail features boost hub spacing, updated geometry, and some very sparkly frame paint options.

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WTB goes wide with latest Ci31 carbon rims

The latest carbon rims from WTB features a 31mm inner rim width, can be setup tubeless with just a floor pump, and sell for a reasonable price (for carbon, that is).

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