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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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Hot News: Specialized rolls-out mid-sized 27.5-inch/650b tires

Notably absent from the sprint to market with 27.5-inch bikes, Specialized launches 650b tires in what might be a foreshadowing of bigger things to come.

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News: Mark Weir breaks pelvis and sacrum in freak accident

Mark Weir and four buddies tried to move a half-fallen tree out of the trail. As they tried to push it out of the way, a supporting branch crumbled and the tree came crashing down from twenty feet high. Mark tried to scramble out of the way but the tree smashed him and broke his pelvis and sacrum.

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Hot News: Trek now testing 27.5 for downhill racing with new Session 650b bike

One of the superpowers of downhill racing, Trek Bicycles revealed today that they are now testing the capabilities of the 27.5 wheel size, which has been the domain of the proven 26er wheel size.

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Schwalbe Dual Chamber Mountain Bike Tire System

The dual chamber system allows extremely low air pressures around 14psi without the risk of snake-bites or the tire slipping on the rim.

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Motocross Star Chad Reed Rides Mountain Bikes to Top of Supercross Podium

Shimano pimps out Supercross star Chad Reed’s mountain bike and he wins Anaheim 3. Coincidence?

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Santa Cruz Bikes Hires Vicious Guard Dog and Offers Reward on Stolen Demo Bikes

Santa Cruz Bikes releases the hounds and offers $500 reward on 11 stolen demo bikes.

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Accessory Maker Takes the Road Less Travelled with ‘Blackburn Ranger’ Ambassador Program

Mountain biking the Great Divide is Epic with a capital “E.” Check out the Blackburn Ranger program and make the dream a reality.

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Thieves Steal $100,000 in Demo Bikes from Santa Cruz in Brazen Daytime Robbery

Thieves hit Santa Cruz Bikes’ demo fleet, take $100,000 worth of bikes in brazen daytime robbery.

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Bell and IMBA Renew $100k Bell Built Trail Building Program

Have a mountain bike project that needs funding in your town? IMBA and Bell have $100k burning in their pocket to help you.

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Yeti All-In on Blue: Enduro Sole Focus for Racing Efforts in 2014

Team Yeti goes “all-enduro, all the time,” focusing on the discipline exclusively for 2014.

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Sombrio Stages Comeback with Acquisition by Sugoi

Mountain bike lifestyle brand Sombrio reborn with acquisition by Sugoi.

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