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Good Deeds: WTB signs on as a Bronze Level sponsor of NorCal High School League

WTB has signed-on as a Bronze Level sponsor of the NorCal High School Cycling League, cre-ating a scholarship program supporting the Nevada Union High School Mountain Bike Team.

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Industry News: Race Face owner Tutton buys Easton Cycling

In 2011, Chris Tutton led Race Face out of receivership and engineered a stunning turnaround. Now he’s bought Easton Cycling and sets his sights on improving both companies.

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New Product: 2015 Shimano XTR 11-speed

Shimano officially announced the long-anticipated release of a new 11-speed XTR mountain bike component group today in both Race and Trail tuned versions.

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Hot News: Easton releases Haven 35 oversized handlebars and stems

Upsized 35mm diameter strengthens, stiffens trail- and enduro-focused line.

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Hot News: RockShox launches Bluto fatbike suspension fork

Fatbike riders have been clamoring for a suspension fork and today RockShox delivered introducing Bluto RL, their first plus-sized suspension fork.

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Hot News: New 36 RC2 fork highlights FOX 2015 releases

Suspension-maker FOX announced a new version of their 36 fork as well as updates to their 40, 34 and 32 models in a 2015 product release this week. The company launched 40th anniversary heritage graphics and stealth models as well.

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Hot news: RockShox finally reveals new RS-1 inverted fork

We’ve been speculating about RockShox’s new RS-1 for weeks now and today the company confirmed the new fork is an inverted, 29er-specific cross country model.

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Hot News: Ibis launches line of ultra-wide carbon wheels

Ibis reinvents the wheelset with new line of ultra-wide wheels. Beefy, hookless rims highlight new 741, 941 and 928 wheels.

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Hot News: RockShox expands Charger Damper to new BoXXer DH fork

RockShox keeps the pedal to the floor with Charger Damper enhanced BoXXer DH forks and aftermarket kits, 27.5-inch models too. Suspension-maker revs value-priced Domain Dual Crown as well.

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Hot News: RockShox’s Monarch shocks get lighter touch with new DebonAir

RockShox looks to add the same kind of responsiveness to their Monarch rear shock platform that’s garnered so much praise for their Pike fork with the announcement of the enhanced DebonAir air can.

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Hot News: Santa Cruz releases 27.5-inch Nomad Carbon

It may be April 1, but this is no fool’s joke—Santa Cruz releases 27.5-inch wheel version of their vaunted Nomad Carbon all-mountain sled today.

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Hot News: Breezer introduces Supercell 29er trail bike

Breezer announces an all new 29er trail bike called Supercell. It has 120mm of rear travel and utilizes the MLink rear suspension design with the rear pivot located in the middle of the chainstay. Watch the video and find out more.

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Hot News: Specialized launches 27.5-inch Stumpjumper

Specialized ended months of speculation today launching their first 27.5-inch wheel bike on the company’s website—the Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 650B.

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Product News: SRAM releases new MTB brake system called Guide

SRAM announces the release of a new, four-piston hydraulic disc brake system called Guide aimed at the trail/all-mountain segment.

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Team News: Brian Lopes to ride for Intense in 2014

Intense Cycles announces their new relationship with multi-time world and national mountain bike world champion Brian Lopes, via a short video.

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News: Cannondale OverMountain Team To Race SuperMax Fork in EWS

We’ve tried a couple of Lefty forks this past winter and were left impressed. It is just uncanny how a light, single-legged fork can be so stiff laterally and precise steering-wise.

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SRAM family mourns the passing of innovator and engineering leader John Cheever

SRAM innovator and senior engineer John Cheever passed away last Sunday, succumbing to the brain cancer he battled for the past three years.

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Specialized Fatboy

Fatbiking is about fun, adventure, determination, accomplishment, and a little bit of insanity. Specialized has rolled all of this up into a nice package that makes me actually want to go out in 12 degree temperatures to ride in the snow.

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Utah high school mountain biking takes off with the help of Scott Sports, Backcountry.com

Fast-growing Utah high school mountain bike league gets boost from Scott Sports and Backcountry.com sponsorships.

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First Look: SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain

SRAM engineers have created an X01 drivetrain that is optimized to take on the demands of downhill racing.

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Paul Component’s stem cap Camera Mount puts GoPro front-and-center

Fresh Product – Paul Component’s stem cap Camera Mount puts GoPro front-and-center.

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First Look: New WTB Breakout, Trail Boss and Nine Line tires

WTB is on a roll this Winter, and is rolling out some new tires, namely the Breakout 2.5, the Trail Boss 2.25, the Nine Line 2.25 racer, and finally, the Gravel-Specific Nano 40c. We’ve had a couple of test rides on the Breakout and Trail Boss before the official release announcement at Frostbike.

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Colorado’s Beti Bike Bash celebrates women on bikes, from Little Bellas to big race prize money

Colorado’s Beti Bike Bash aims to bring more women and girls into mountain biking with races and youth camp.

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Former DH world champ Leigh Donovan launches ichoosebikes.com mountain bike skills clinics for women

Former DH world champ Leigh Donovan launches ichoosebikes.com series of free mountain bike skills clinics for women

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Hart, Craig, and Emmett anchor Giant’s enduro- and downhill-focused roster

Danny Hart, Adam Craig, Kelli Emmett and Carl Decker anchor the enduro- and downhill-focussed 2014 Giant Factory Off-Road Team roster.

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