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New Smith Route and Rover helmets

Interested in Smith’s unique cycling helmets but couldn’t justify the hefty price tag? Then their latest models may intrigue you.

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RockyMounts unveils SplitRail hitch mount rack

Colorado-based RockyMounts has unveiled its latest bike carrier, the SplitRail, a lightweight, expandable platform hitch rack for carrying two, three or four bicycles.

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New Cane Creek C-Quent features fewer tuning options

The new C-Quent is Cane Creek’s first Double Barrel shock built for the rider who prefers fewer tuning options and a tool-free interface.

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Fastest bikes at GoPro Mountain Games Enduro

New for the GoPro Mountain Games this year was the enduro race which featured a $7500 cash purse three deep for the pro men and women. Here are the two fastest bikes.

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Marin debuts $1500 full suspension Hawk Hill

While Marin Bikes builds a number of high end carbon models, the brand hasn’t forgotten the rest of us. Its newest full suspension rig retails for less than two grand and is loaded with trail worthy components.

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SRAM’s new GX DH drivetrain brings trickle down tech to gravity market

SRAM’s latest is a seven speed drivetrain that brings World Cup DH proven tech down to a price point anyone can afford.

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Is this the new 2017 Specialized Enduro?

The last major update to the Enduro occurred in 2014, when they reworked the existing 26” chassis to accommodate 650B wheels. A new version is due soon, click to find out what it might look like.

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Video: Wounded Veterans Ride 100k on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is considered by many as the opening day of summer and the start of many mountain bike trips and adventures. But let us not forget the true meaning of this weekend.

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Mountain bike camp for military vets helps give back

Our military veterans have given us so much, so how can the mountain bike community give back? To start, how about a rowdy weekend with two Downieville legends.

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milKit tubeless tire valves and maintenance kit first look

Swiss engineered and patented valves ease tubeless tire servicing. milKit valves and service kit will make tubeless tire maintenance quicker, easier and cleaner.

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Dave Mirra diagnosed with brain disease CTE

CTE has long been associated with boxing, but recent studies have linked the disease with football players. After his suicide earlier this year, Dave Mirra’s family had the legendary rider tested for the illness. He is the first action sports athlete to be diagnosed with CTE.

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AbsoluteBLACK 77designz oval guide launched

AbsoluteBLACK has introduced its first upper chain guide specifically designed to work in conjunction with oval chainrings, which are claimed to ensure complete chain control at every angle of the crank’s rotation.

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IMBA and STC mending fences

After a sometimes turbulent period of back and forth comments between supporters of IMBA and the Sustainable Trails Coalition, the two organizations have released a joint statement that seems to put at least some of their differences to rest.

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Win any Santa Cruz bike, help build Santa Cruz trails

Yes, you heard that right – a complete Santa Cruz steed of your choosing is up for the winning. That’s ANY bike, any color, any build!

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Lezyne goes digital with new mini-pump and shock pump

How do you make one of the best compact mini pumps even better? You keep it the same size, while integrating a digital pressure gauge.

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Steve Smith video tribute

Steve Smith was taken frum us too soon at the tender age of 26. Here is a glimpse into the man behind that infectious smile and the blistering speed and style.

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Endura launches pair of trail-ready hydration packs

Scottish apparel maker Endura has introduced two new MTB hydration packs that are targeted at the serious off-road rider. Get all the details.

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MTB apparel maker Qloom coming to America

There’s a new player in the MTB apparel game, but this isn’t their first ride around the trail. Qloom has been a mainstay in Europe for a decade, but have just begun distributing in the U.S.

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Canadian Downhill legend Steve Smith dies at 26

Steve Smith, the most successful Canadian downhill racer of all time (and a man who will be remembered for his good humor on and off the race track) passed away today at 26 in a tragic motorcycle accident.

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Fezzari Timp Peak 2.0 first look

Utah-based direct-to-consumer seller recently unveiled the latest rendition of its 27.5 Timp Peak carbon trail bike, which features updated frame geometry and a great parts spec mix.

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Matt Macduff’s prototype Altruiste is the slopestyle bike of your dreams

To try and break the record for the world’s largest full loop, Canadian Matt Macduff collaborated with custom builder Altruiste bikes to build an insane custom frame.

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Phoenix bicycle safety comics overly graphic?

The city of Phoenix recently shelled out nearly $20,000 to create graphic novels that emphasize bicycle safety, but we can’t help but think they’re scaring kids off bikes.

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Ales and Trails in Marin

Ales and Trails in Marin is the largest gathering of Bay Area MTB advocacy organizations in one place, at one time, all year long! Local heroes will be honored and the list is so secret you might be one of them. And there’s good beer.

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Shimano XT Di2

The long-awaited trickle down of Di2 to the XT level is now here. Configurability with a smartphone is now available too with Bluetooth connectivity.

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Polar V800 GPS Watch to connect with GoPro camera

New GoPro functionality takes reliving an event like shredding singletrack to a new level by allowing users to relive events or training sessions with a video and see their contextual data overlaid.

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