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Industry Nine expands fat bike range, adds center lock hubs

New BigRig 760 fat bike wheels pair I9 hubs and alloy spokes with HED’s BAD alloy rim. Also launching are new centerlock versions of Torch Classic mountain bike hubs.

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Ellsworth celebrates 25th anniversary and offers redesigned lineup for 2016

The all new Epiphany headlines the changes to Ellsworth’s bike line-up for 2016 with both carbon and alloy versions available in 29er, 27.5 or Plus sizes.

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Chasing Epic mountain bike adventures schedule launched

New mountain bike adventure travel company specializing in all-inclusive, guided trips in western United States taking clients to Crested Butte, Sedona, Durango, Fruita and more.

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Pivot Cycles Phoenix DH Carbon sheds 300 grams

A lighter frame, increased tire clearance, and improved sizing sets newly refreshed 2016 Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon apart from its predecessor.

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Interview with new STC board member John Bliss

Mtbr spoke with John Bliss about the issue of bikes in Wilderness, his thoughts on why IMBA has not yet publicly supported STC’s efforts, and why he chose to join the STC board.

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Kyle Strait rejoins SixSixOne

A decade ago SixSixOne and Kyle Strait teamed up to produce one of the most iconic knee pads of all time. After a long separation, the two are back together, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

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Aaron Gwin officially on YT Bikes

The worst kept secret in mountain biking is finally official. Aaron Gwin has officially announced that he is riding for the German direct to consumer brand YT Industries.

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SRAM NX drivetrain most affordable 1x groupset yet

SRAM’s original 1x drivetrain was revolutionary, but it cost more than an entry level mountain bike. Their latest offering claims to offer similar levels of performance but at only a fraction of the cost.

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Specialized cuts workforce, announces restructuring

Bike maker Specialized announced that it is restructuring and laying of 3% of its global workforce. Keep reading to find out why.

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Stan’s NoTubes wins patent dispute against Specialized

After a protracted eight-year legal battle, Stan’s original rim patent is upheld in Federal court.

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Liv unveils largest ambassador program in brand’s history

Sister brand of Giant Bicycles is dedicated solely to the female cyclist, and is launching a U.S.-based ambassador program with 125 ambassadors located across the country.

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BMX Legend Ryan Nyquist joins Haro’s mountain bike team

Long time (20 years) Haro BMX superstar expands team role to dirt jump duties for 2016.

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Marines confiscate mountain bikes and ticket riders in San Diego

Fifty bikes are confiscated in the Sycamore Canyon area of San Diego for riding on federal land.

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RockyMounts new low profile TomaHawk bike rack

New wallet friendly roof rack from Colorado based RockyMounts offers impressive versatility and lifetime warranty.

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Kelly McGarry dies after collapsing on local trail

Freeride legend Kelly McGarry collapsed and died while riding a local trail in New Zealand. One of the most identifiable and likeable stars of the sport, Kelly will be remembered as one who forever changed the sport.

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Sneak Peek: Prototype XC FOX fork with step down lowers

Spotted on the instagram account of Peter James Lucas, this yet to be released 32mm XC fork from FOX that appears to be close to production. The most interesting feature of the new chassis appears to be the stepped lowers, which taper near the axle.

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Rapidé adapter converts SRAM 10-speed to 11

A $12 component promises to convert your existing 10-speed drivetrain to 11-speed with minimal fuss. Find out how it works.

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Hiker sentenced for sabotaging mountain bike trail

Sixty-four-year-old Tineke Kraal of Vancouver has been handed a suspended sentence and placed on three years probation for sabotaging North Shore mountain bike trails. She will also have to serve 150 hours of community service.

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Future Proof Your Wheelset With Lindarets Boostinator

The new boost standard offers bike designers more creative freedom, but it comes at the cost of backwards compatibility. Luckily, one manufacturer has found a way to future proof your current wheelset.

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Intel Drone follows biker radness through trees

Follow-me drone technology has been incredibly catchy to mountain bikers but it’s never been a reality due to the nature of our obstacle-strewn sport. But this new technology looks promising indeed.

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Nikon enters action camera market with KeyMission 360

Premiere camera manufacturer Nikon introduces the first camera in its new series of action cameras slated for release later this year.

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Leadville 100 adding on-course Mavic neutral support

Motos, cars, and trailside tents will be on course to aid riders at the famed high altitude cross-country race held annually in the Colorado Rockies.

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Top Ten Most Popular MTBR Articles of 2015

A look back at some of the most viewed articles and features of the year including flat pedals, affordable bikes. lights, armor, Specialized, Trek and more.

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First Look: Öhlins launches new RXF 34 suspension fork

Automotive suspension manufacturer Öhlins is releasing a new fork built specifically for high performance 29ers. Will what’s inside force other manufacturers to play catch up?

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Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship $5 Bucks a Foot Campaign

Help build trail and you might win the grand prize of this year’s 5 Bucks a Foot campaign, any Santa Cruz bike up to $10,000 in value.

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