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Teenager builds bicycle trailer, founds lawn mowing empire

The news is filled with heart-wrenching stories, so how about a feel good story about a kid, his home built bike trailer, and dreaming big.

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That roof rack is destroying your fuel economy

Roof racks are undeniably convenient, but a new study reveals just how much they can affect gas mileage and increase your bill at the pump.

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Meet the guy bringing Orange Bikes back to the United States

After a long hiatus, Orange Bikes are now available for sale in the United States. Find out how it happened and how they’re planning to grow in our interview with their new distributor.

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Magura unveils inverted Boltron e-bike fork

Magura’s latest offering is an inverted suspension fork designed in conjunction with motocross suspension expert WP that is specifically for ebikes.

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Cane Creek mobile app aids in suspension set-up

Owners of the Cane Creek Double Barrel rear shock have a new set-up tool in the palm of their hands. DIALED, now available for iOS and Android users, is a free mobile application that turns a smart phone into a suspension guru.

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City of Santa Cruz creates new online bike registration program

The Santa Cruz Police department just launched a new online bike registration system that’s free! It’s also accessible to police departments throughout California. Have you registered your bike?

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Senator introduces human-powered wilderness travel bill

In a move that’s being trumpeted by some as a measure that could lead to better trail access for mountain bikers, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) has introduced the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act.

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Commencal relaunches Meta SX at a price that can’t be beat

For model year 2017, Commencal has re-released revised versions of older frames with modern geometry and product spec at price points you won’t believe.

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BC Bike Race: Rowdy riding in Squamish

For the 10th straight year, the BC Bike Race made the trek to Squamish for a long day of rowdy trail riding. On the plate was a 33-mile grind with 6378 feet of climbing. Average finish time was nearly 5 hours, with many riders out there far longer.

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Santa Cruz brings back aluminum, kills single pivot models

Santa Cruz bikes just got more affordable with the introduction of three all-new alloy bikes.

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Shimano goes full enduro with ME series shoes

Shimano may be best known for its drivetrain components, but the Japanese giant also does a ton of soft goods, including some very capable mountain bike shoes. Today, that line-up expands with two new enduro-specific models, plus a lightweight XC pedal masher.

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Juliana Bikes get updated product spec….and “Why Juliana?”

Juliana Bikes doesn’t believe in women’s specific geometry. Instead, they focus on improving fit by focusing on contact points, shock tune, and gearing.

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Niner’s new Rip 9 RDO and Jet 9 RDO get boosted and plus

After years of complete dedication to 29ers, Niner is getting in the plus game, as it rolls out fully revised versions of its popular Rip 9 RDO and Jet 9 RDO trail bikes. Both will be available in the usual 2- through 5-star 29er builds. But now you can also order them spec’d with 27.5+ set-ups with max tire size of 3.0”.

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The most exciting new XC bikes of 2016 (so far)

In recent years, cross country race courses have become more technical. To help give their athletes a competitive edge, a number of brands are launching bikes that are more capable of tackling technical terrain. Check out the most versatile new XC bikes released this year.

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New Orbea Oiz XC race bike gets stiffer and lighter

The Orbea Oiz has proven itself as a competitor with numerous podium finishes and titles to its name. For 2017, this proven formula has received major updates to increase stiffness and reduce weight.

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Fabric Chamber ratchet tool

Fabric is a UK-based component firm that innovates with good design, manufacturing and price. Their new portable Chamber ratchet tool is cool indeed.

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G-Form shows off bib short liner with hip protection

G-Form revolutionized protection by creating knee and elbow pads that were different from what existed at the time. Instead of heavy and cumbersome, they went with light and flexible.

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Three new Liv models, including women’s specific 160mm travel bike

Liv, Giant’s women’s specific brand, is expanding its lineup to include three new models, including a 160mm travel EWS-worthy bike.

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Koroyd pushes to reduce head injuries

The bike landscape seems to be changing as more companies and consumers are clamoring for better helmets and better standards.

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New Giant XTC and Fathom hardtails

Whether you prefer singlespeeds or gears, big wheels, big tires, or 27.5″ hoops, Giant’s new line of hardtails has you covered.

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ENVE rims go big with new M60 Plus

Plus bikes are becoming increasingly more popular and ENVE has answered the call with their new M60 Plus rims. Designed to offer better pinch flat resistance, they also offer best in class weights.

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Grizzly bear kills mountain biker in Montana

Mountain biker killed by a grizzly while riding near Halfmoon Lake of Glacier National Park.

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2017 Trek Remedy first ride

Previously available in 27.5 and 29er, the new Remedy is now just a 27.5 bike now to simplify the line and focus on the fun side of the bike.

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Giant goes longer and slacker with new Trance and Anthem

Longer, lower, and slacker. That’s the theme for Giant’s 2017 updates to the popular Trance and Anthem.

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Drone films Sedona White Line ride by Aaron Chase

Earlier this summer, Aaron Chase went out to Sedona, AZ to ride the new Pivot Switchblade 135 mm travel bike. Taking photos and shooting video, he decided to take on the infamous White Line Trail.

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