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Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship campaign launched

Since its inception, the 5-Bucks-a-Foot campaign has raised more than $100,000 for trails in the Lost Sierra region.

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Kali Protectives Launches New Viva helmet for dirt jumpers or park riders

The Viva combines skate-lid style with real bike helmet protection at an affordable price.

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News: SRAM RAIL 40 wheels

SRAM has made huge strides in its wheel development. They’ve dissected every part of the wheel system and improved all the components. They’re not very wide yet but the engineering is now very sound with the RAIL line of wheels. Performance and affordability are in the forefront as well.

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News: Become a Michelin tire tester at Sea Otter

With a daily giveaway program Michelin will be seeking cycling to join an exclusive club of test riders that includes folks like Jerome Clementz, Pierre-Edouard Ferry, Rémy Absalon.

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First Look: SRAM GX Drivetrain

SRAM knocks one out of the park by expanding the sweet spot of 1×11 drivetrains with this more affordable option. The gearing range flexibilities are increased too with 2×11 and 2×10 options.

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News: Pearl Izumi releases fat bike bandolier

Device aims to end plight of riders getting stranded on the side of the trail pumping for hours on end.

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News: Liv and SRAM join forces with Ladies AllRide Tour

Well-known cycling coach Lindsey Voreis running skills clinics for women all across North America.

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Santa Cruz unveils revised Highball carbon hardtail

Geometry has been adjusted from the previous iteration, with a longer front end and shorter chainstays, the goal being a snappier, more nimble ride.

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Photo Gallery: Mountain Bike Hall of Fame – Meet the Pioneers

Charlie Kelly, Tom Ritchey, Joe Breeze, Otis Guy, Jacquie Phelan, John Castellano, Scot Nicol and many more show their support for Trips for Kids and the Marin Museum of Bicycling.

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Mega Underground Bike Park Opens in Louisville, Kentucky

One of a kind bike park offers year-round riding on dirt jumps, pump tracks and even singletrack. Take a break from riding and try the zipline or ropes course.

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Quick Take: IZIP E3 Electric fat bike – the Sumo and more

A quick look at four unique ebikes including a fat bike, full suspension mountain bike, cruiser and commuter. Love them or hate them, ebikes are a growing segment of bicycles in the U.S.

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News: GoPro unlocks the HERO4 camera with key software update

Often, firmware updates just fix bugs on previous versions. This new GoPro Hero4 update unlocks some of the hidden power of the Hero4 with features like Time-Lapse video and Burst Mode photos. Frame rates are improved as well on the Hero 4 Black.

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Clif Bar invents pizza in a pouch

Designed with lots of input from their endurance athletes, Clif Bar has created a new line of organic energy food that taste more like real food than sugary gels.

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News: Yeti Cycles sponsors VIDA MTB ride clinics for women mountain bikers

VIDA MTB seeks to build the tribe among female riders and have fun while doing it. We chat with Elena Forchielli, Marketing Director and Co-Owner to learn more.

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News: Spinlister bike share app connects like-minded bike owners and bike renters

Spinlister is trying to become the Airbnb of bikes with its enabling application. Folks can rent out their spare bikes or find bikes to try and have the assurance of Spinlister insurance in case of theft or damage.

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News: Kyle Strait signs with Commencal and lays out 2015 season

Commencal continues their forward momentum by signing two-time Red Bull Rampage champion, Kyle Strait.

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Chain Reaction Cycles: Mountain bikes vs. Pro Football – This is Our Game

Passion and popularity – mountain biking and football share more than you might think. This Super Bowl weekend, go out for a ride.

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News: Marin partners with SR Suntour to expand Enduro Team led by Kyle Warner

Led by US Enduro Champ Kyle Warner, the new team will be competing aboard Marin Attack Trail, Mount Vision and Rift Zone frames, coupled with suspension components from SR Suntour.

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News: Niner launches new RIP 9 Carbon, revised JET 9 Carbon and EMD 9

New offerings for the new year give price conscious buyers more options and popular Niner models receive nice updates.

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News: Pivot Cycles releases the versatile new carbon LES Fat bike

With its Swinger II adjustable height dropout system, the LES Fat bike can handle any drivetrain and wheel sizes from 26 fat to 29, 29+, 27.5+ and beyond.

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News: Intense Cycles Seaching for America’s Next Top DH Racer

Mountain biking legend Shaun Palmer and Intense seek Junior Expert DH racers for training and coaching.

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News: Pivot Cycles signs Aaron Chase and Carla Hukee

Pivot Cycles is making all the right moves with the signing of downhill legend Aaron Chase and marketing guru Carla Hukee.

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Video: Neko Mulally joins the Gstaad-SCOTT Downhill Team

“Chainless” Neko Mulally joins the Sultan of Downhill Style, Brendan Fairclough in the SCOTT Bikes downhill team. We expect great results and non-stop entertainment from this pair in 2015.

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Top Ten Most Viewed Mtbr Articles of 2014

A look back at some of the most popular articles and features of the year that we published here at Mtbr.com

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News: SRAM releases X-SYNC direct mount front chainrings

1×11 just got better with the release of smaller, direct-mount chainrings. Now there is a solution for getting low gearing on a 1×11 drivetrain with chainrings that can go as low as 28t or even 26t.

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