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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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Trek Re-Ups Sponsorship with Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps

Trek helps the ladies keep it rad, renewing sponsorship of Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps.

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Bicycle Blue Book Used Bike Buying Behavior Survey

Mtbr partner, Bicycle Blue Book is interested in your feedback, through the following survey. Fill it in for a chance to win your choice of a Giant Propel Advanced 1 road bike or Anthem Advanced 27.5 1 mountain bike.

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Mtbr/RoadBikeReview Expands Editorial Team, Names Industry Veteran Don Palermini as Editorial Director

The former Easton-Bell Sports marketing director will oversee editorial operations, strategic direction and brand development in the newly created role.

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Matt Damon Breaks Collar Bone Mountain Biking, Talks About it with Jay Leno on ‘Tonight Show’

Matt Damon breaks collar bone mountain biking and talks about it with Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show”.

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Fox Creates Custom Painted Chainsaw for DH Champ Smith

A world championship medal is cool, and those glass trophies they give you for the World Cup are swell too, but the memento clothing-maker Fox gave Steve Smith–the reigning holder of both those prestigious downhill crowns–might just take the cake.

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Toolmaker Paul Morningstar Found Dead in Booby-Trapped California Home

‏Morningstar, whose tools like the Freehub Buddy–a tool for injecting grease in freehub bodies–and the Rim ‘Rench–a tool for straightening bent rim beads, enjoy a cult-like following of professional and home mechanics alike.

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Caption Contest: Unique Santa Cruz Bike

Let’s have some fun and post some funny captions for this interesting creation from the Santa Cruz Bicycles Little Lab of Horrors.

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Legendary North Shore to Host Stage 1 of BC Bike Race

Stage 1 of the BC Bike Race cross country stage race will take place in North Vancouver, home of the infamous North Shore trails, race organizers announced this week.

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