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EVOC Neo 16l backpack launched


In celebration of their 10-year anniversary, EVOC has launched an improvement to their popular protection packs with the addition of a new protection system used on a new pack – the EVOC Neo 16l.

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Boogaloo eMTB race series rolls on


The Boogaloo Class 1 pedal-assist electric mountain bike (eMTB) Race Series presented by Troy Lee Designs and Bosch eBike Systems is off and running in 2018.

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Best Amazon Prime deals for the Cyclist


We scanned many of the deals and came up with many recommendations for the mountain biker. GoPro camera, Yeti Cooler and camping essentials are some highlights.

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Ibis Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi handlebars unveiled


When it comes to handlebar width, one size fits all doesn’t work. That’s where the new Ibis Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi handlebars come in.

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  • minh says:

    really, this is what we’ve come to in mountain biking now? pretty anodized bar widgets and extensions…

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Celebrate Amazon Prime Day with these deals


Amazon Prime Day has some pretty good deals this year so we picked a cycling and non-cycling list. Here’s some goodies not cycling related but some tools and goodies in these hand-picked deals.

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Rotor 13-speed coming in 2019


On the heels of Shimano’s release of a 12-speed drivetrain to compete with SRAM Eagle, Rotor has upped the ante even further with the launch of a 13-speed modular mountain bike/drop bar group.

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  • Kelly Tyson says:

    And yes, you read that right, Rotor 13-speed is here….

    I don’t think so. They’ve only put out a press release then buy this product in 9 months ?

    MTBR – did they show a proto at least ?

  • joey says:

    put this on an EBike…. and you are leading edge technology.

  • sunspsd@gmail.com says:

    38T front chainring?

    Seems, limiting. Otherwise, I’m in!

  • Scotch Hennesy says:

    I have this 13-speed setup on my All Mountain 5.0 Haibike. It’s absolutely amazing!

  • Empire Builder says:

    Out! Out! You Demons of Stupidity! — Saint Dogbert

    Not another hub standard! This was so predictable. First, rear drivetrains expand from 5 (yes, I remember 5) to 6 on a 120mm road hub, which they then widen to 125 (130?) to push to 7, 8… Mountain bikes go from 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 on a 135 to 11 to 12 on boost. I knew as soon as boost came out that someone would say, well, now that we have more space between the dropouts, we can move the hub shell even _further_ to the left and squeeze another cog in there! NO NO NO! The reason for going to boost was to strengthen rear wheels that were being stressed beyond reasonable limits by the size of the cluster! Widening the hub and adding more cogs just reintroduces the same problem!

    Just say NO to this idiotic idea!

  • Single Speed Stan says:

    Real men only need one speed. This will be good for women, children, people weakened by disease and disabled people though.

  • DiGiTaLdAzE says:

    Lunacy. I am still riding 3×9 and loving it. and why does everyone think 1X setups are so cutting edge anyways?? I learned how to ride a bike almost 50 years ago on my sisters’ cheap CCM bike–which was 1X ha ha. Do the new 1X bikes come with a squeeze horn and handlebar tassels too?

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Top gear picks from Impact Sun Valley


Trails were bursting with fragrant lupine at mid-elevations above Ketchum, Idaho’s basecamp for Impact Sun Valley, the inaugural Crank Tank bicycle media event.

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CushCore 27.5+ insert launched


CushCore has a new addition to its range of tire inserts, this week launching the CushCore 27.5+ insert. It’s 50% wider than the standard 27.5 insert, yet at a weight close to the current 29er product.

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OneUp Components EDC Plug and Pliers Kit fixes flats fast


Flat tires are a bummer. But you can soften the blow by carrying a plug kit such as the OneUp Components Plug and Pliers Kit.

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PRO Koryak dropper post lineup expanded


Broadening the range of Koryak mountain bike dropper posts, PRO has launched four new models ranging from 70mm to 170mm in travel and covering seat post diameters between 31.6mm and 27.2mm.

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New brakes, rotors, and more from Magura


MAGURA has expanded and revised its product portfolio for model year 2019, presenting ergonomic improvements, new and revised products and a limited number of anniversary brakes. Here’s a rundown.

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Thule Rail and UpTake hydration packs coming in 2019


The new Thule Rail is designed for aggressive trail riding and enduro racing, while the Thule UpTake is more of an all-around pack that could also be used for hiking and skiing.

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2019 WTB Vigilante, Trail Boss and Judge tires


Today, WTB launched three new tires, the brand new Judge, the redesigned Vigilante, and Trail Boss.

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Race Face Cinch Oval chainrings debut


New Race Face chainrings have the the ability to flip-flop to provide proper chainline offset for both Boost and Super Boost bikes.

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Boa-MIPS partnership aims to advance helmet protection


Boa and MIPS have announced a collaboration dubbed MIPS B-series Boa that aims to improve cycling helmet safety. The integrated helmet system is designed to work together to create a solution that provides superior fit and added protection to athletes in bike and snow. The MIPS B-series Boa allows for the Boa Fit System to […]

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E-bike debate heats up at Impact Sun Valley event


New press camp-style event tackles question on how to define machines that are changing quickly and how to enforce new rules for all travelers.

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  • Matthew says:

    So, lots of questions raised but no answers given.

  • mike says:

    trails that don’t allow motorcycles probably shouldn’t allow cycles with motors.

  • Mr.TP says:

    I loathe e-mountain bikes. If you can’t ride far on a bike, stay on flat trails or bike paths. And if a guy on an electric mountain bike rings his bell at me to move aside on a climb again, I’m gonna lose it. Go get a Segway and be done with it already!

  • delquattro says:

    I’m wondering how many of the Luddites opposed to e-bikes have used a chairlift to haul their bikes uphill.

  • Scotch Hennessy says:

    Mr. TP…listen for me….I’ll be passing on your right! LOL!

  • eb1888@yahoo.com says:

    Why no motorcycles on all trails like Sun Valley? Noise probably scares horses and the experience of hikers. Electric motorcycles are coming with no noise. Much more aggressive than ebikes. Should they be everywhere?

  • John Smith says:

    My e-bike has a bigger motor than your e-bike and I will blow your doors off going uphill even with at my weight of 300 lbs.

  • MBR says:

    “…won’t lighter bikes with longer battery life help riders have less impact on the environment and allow people to slip through terrain with the least possible distress for wildlife?”
    Or they go deeper into the environment, causing more impact and wildlife stress…

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Santa Cruz 5010 V3 first look


Now in its latest iteration, still with 130mm of rear travel and 27.5 wheels, it’s ready to re-enter the Trail Bike category once again as riders increasingly want to do more fun and aggressive descents.

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  • Loll says:

    Never trust an image of a pro riding an otherwise under-gunned bike. A pro like Nino can ride a XC bike downhill in style faster than most of us normal people.

    For those in Norcal, I still recall a thanksgiving turkey day Kennedy climb where a local young pro rider Menso motor pass us on a Santa Cruz Bullet.

    • DrDave says:

      Ahem, yeah, those PROS are like running on nitro (or something).
      But we underbikers know that an older or heavier bike might only limit speed by a little bit, as long as the suspension is fresh.

  • jim says:

    Francis, Why weren’t you a fan of 5010 V2 ?
    I didn’t get that impression at all from your review …
    http://reviews.mtbr.com/first-look-2016-santa-cruz-5010

    • Francis Cebedo says:

      Good point. I certainly appreciated that bike and knew many would love it.

      But for me, I was progressing my riding and I wanted, more, more, more… even from a trail bike.

      Steep seat angle, more slack, better suspension, more dropper and roomier cockpit to move around in and very quick still. It’s got me thinking of the new one for some adventures and long rides.

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POC unveils new MTB collection


POC has introduced its 2019 mountain bike collection at the 2019 Eurobike trade show, including the VPD System torso protection and new Resistance apparel collection.

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Santa Cruz Bronson V3 first look


How did they improve the Bronson V3? The answer is suspension, geometry, tire size and details.

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Video: Santa Cruz Bronson V3 with Josh Bryceland


Contrary to sixties belief, we don’t all live in yellow submarines. Some folk live on canal boats instead. Take a trip with Josh Bryceland on his new Bronson on his home trails.

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Toddler Tour de France hosting hundreds of little rippers


Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the Strider Cup World Championship in Boulder, Colorado.

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Sam Hill and Cecile Ravanel win EWS round four


The fourth round of the Enduro World Series, Black Hole Festival Petzen Jamnica, threw up all the drama you’d expect from a race taking place across two different countries at the midway point of the season.

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Devinci Troy Carbon 29 rolls out


Latest Troy all mountain bike boasts the company’s fifth generation split-pivot suspension platform, which is claimed to increase bottom-out force.

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  • LarsV says:

    I like the dark orange accents!

    That rear end however, stacking superboost, split pivot and a DT RWS skewer, is going to be wider that yo’ mamma’s 🙂

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EWS heads to Austria and Slovenia for round No. 4


Round No. 4 marks the halfway point of the 2018 Enduro World Series, and something very different awaits the riders at the Black Hole Enduro Petzen Jamnica.

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e*thirteen’s TRS Plus 12-Speed Upgrade Kit


Fight obsolescence. Upgrade your 11 speed SRAM™ drivetrain to 12 speeds without needing new shifters, derailleurs, cranks, or chainrings.

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  • chris says:

    this is pretty f’ing awesome.

    I don’t use FB, but @Joe Nawrocki, STFU.
    This has nothing to do with capitalism and everything to do with E*13 giving essentially the middle finger to the bike industry for screwing over consumers every 3 months with some “new” trend. 11s had been out for what, maybe 2yrs?

  • Rusty says:

    I feel like a moron here but I cannot get my shifter to upshift after installing the new E13 spool. I consider myself a pretty good mechanic but this is a lot tougher than they let on and I wouldn’t call the video foolproof by any means. The step at 6:00 is pretty poorly explained and I’m guessing it’s where I’m messing things up. Now I have an non functional shifter and a race on Sunday. Wonderful.

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