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Serfas Launches ‘How We Test’ Product Videos

Serfas has just launched four videos that highlight how the company tests its various products including tires, saddles, lights and grips. Check out the tech and riding that goes into product R&D.

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Video: Whistler Mountain Bike Park Set to Open May 17 With Most Opening Day Terrain Ever.

In contrast with the past two spring seasons where cool spring temperatures and a deep mid-mountain snowpack made clearing trails a difficult task, this spring has been much more forgiving.

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Transition Bikes & Anvl Components At Sea Otter

I met up with the guys from Transition Bikes in the media parking area at Sea Otter where they were unloading a beautiful metallic green Carbon Covert bike they’d made for one of their pros. They were also showing off their new project, Anvl Components. Right now they have a bar, stem, saddle, pedals, wheels, […]

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Grammo Introduces 650b and 29er Full Suspension Bikes At Sea Otter

Check out the new carbon 650b bikes and wheels that Grammo was showing off at Sea Otter!

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Singletrack High Screening Tour – Special Screening at Sea Otter

Update: April 18 There is a special screening in Monterey, CA on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30. http://www.nationalmtb.org/singletrack-high-screening-schedule/ —- “Singletrack High” a new documentary from brothers Jacob Seigel-Boettner and Isaac Seigel-Boettner premiered to a sold out crowd at Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA earlier last month. The film, shot during the 2012 mountain biking […]

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New National Sanctioning Body Set To Compete with USA Cycling

Citing a long-held dissatisfaction with the job cycling’s national governing body has done, an Oregon-based group has launched the North American Bicycle Racing Association.

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UCI Postpones Controversial Rule Enforcement Until 2014

Governing body backs down, but will it really mean positive change? Many within the U.S. amateur cycling world are still highly skeptical.

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Sho-Air MTB Team Set To Defy UCI Rule

Top U.S. race team plans to race Whiskey Off-Road despite UCI rule forbidding UCI license holders from competing in events not sanctioned by a national governing body.

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Pastajet Investigates Desk Exercising

Is Desk Exercising the latest fad to sweep the cycling world? Don’t have enough time to hit the real trails? Maybe Desk Exercising is the next fad…or not. You could even call it: “Deskercise”.

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USA Cycling Fires Back At Rule Enforcement Criticism

In the wake of increasing criticism for its enforcement of the UCI rule regarding participation in non-UCI events, USA Cycling has produced a letter from UCI president Pat McQuaid explaining its side of the matter.

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Multiple Land Acquisitions Could Net Massive NorCal Trail Network

Mountain bikers in Northern California have serious cause for celebration. In a move to link a number of existing trails, two new land acquisitions could net a 100-plus-miles of interconnected singletrack.

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2014 Rockshox Vivid Rear Shocks – Available only for Pro Riders

Rockshox hunkered down in their Colorado R&D facility to recreate their Vivid rear shocks. But alas, there is a catch. You need to have a professional downhill racing license to buy it.

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News: Easton Offers Free Hub Upgrade Kit

Easton has announced a bearing upgrade for its M1-series rear hubs to boost durability and make the hubs compatible with the popular rear thru-axle systems. Easton currently uses these hubs in its EC90 XC, EA90 XC, EC70 Trail, Haven, Haven Carbon, Havoc, and EA90 XD wheelsets. The first change is the elimination of the adjustable […]

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Cannondale 2013 Factory MTB Team Part 2

Cannondale presented its eight-rider Factory Racing mountain bike team in Finale Ligure this week. Here’s a selection of photos from this Italian cycling paradise.

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Cannondale Introduces 2013 Factory MTB Team

Cannondale unveiled its eight-rider international mountain bike team in Finale Ligure, Italy, this week. Check out this behind the scenes look at the proceedings.

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BetterRide Releases Expanded 2013 Summer Schedule for Skills Camps

Becoming a better mountain biker is something we all wish we could do, but seldom do anything about. But just stop for a minute and think how much more fun your weekend rides would be if you could hit that double you’ve had your eye on for months. Think how easy those big drops would […]

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Gallery: SCOTT-3Rox Winter Training Camp

Your average weekend warrior bike racer’s version of winter training typically involves the ugly reality of riding inside — or not training at all. But most pros aren’t subject to the constraints of forced time in cold weather climates. Instead, they often head to warm-weather locales. Tucson, San Diego, Majorca, anyone? Thus it was with […]

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Trips for Kids to Host 15th Annual Brews, Bikes and Bucks Bash

Mountain bike legends and Marin County community members join forces to raise funds for youth cycling programs at annual raffle event Trips for Kids is a great non-profit organization that provides mountain bike outings and environmental education for kids who would not otherwise be exposed to such a healthy and fun activity, sport, hobby. I […]

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2013 crankbrothers Race Club partners with Scott USA and Magura

Introduction by Francis Cebedo Now this is pretty cool. The crankbrothers Race Club XC team has partnered with Leelikesbikes.com. Why is that good? Well mtbr realizes that everyone can get better at descending and bike handling on technical terrain. While most race teams focus all their efforts on climbing, descending has become an afterthought and […]

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Aaron Gwin Joins Specialized for 2013

Update: Jan. 8 Wow, this story just broke last night and we’re updating it already this morning. It seems there is a legal hurdle for Aaron Gwin to join Specialized. Reports say he signed an LOI document (Letter of Intent) with Trek back in August. A Letter of Intent. A Letter of Intent is: LOIs […]

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Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Hosts Trailfest

Help Restore Storm Damaged Norcal Trails and Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship – January 19, 2013 at Nakoma Resort in Clio, CA We recently received info from Tara Stone (Trail Programs Director for the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship) about an event that they are holding to help bring in some […]

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USA Cycling Announces 2013 Pro Gravity, Pro Ultra-Endurance MTB Tours

Some exciting news from USA Cycling has been announced recently with the increase to 10 races this coming season (up from 6 this past year). The Gravity Tour expands with a new Boulder City, NV stop and two in California. The Pro UET also returns with four events for the endurance mountain bikers out there. […]

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2013 Scott Pro Mountain Bike Team Announced

Scott Sports has recently announced their Pro Mountain Bike Team set for a full 2013 season with 10 racers including Cameraon Dodge and Nathaniel Williams. The team races on the Scott Scale 900 RC and Scott Spark 900 RC. Look for them at a forthcoming race near you! Official Scott info below. On the East […]

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California Enduro Series Announced for 2013

(Latest Update! Mtbr is happy to report that the previous naming rights issues have been fully resolved and Evan Turpen is rejoining the California Enduro Series organization. Mark Davidson (on behalf of the California Enduro Series organization) said, “Evan brings passion and vision to the enduro race format and we welcome him back. This is […]

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Hans Rey Helps Locals Envision the Future of Urban Mountain Biking

San Francisco has roughly 35 dog parks, 7 golf courses, 51 community gardens and 17.9 % of the city is reserved as Park land. But not a single bike park. A group called San Francisco Urban Riders has been pushing to bring a bicycle skills park to a planned out location in McLaren Park and […]

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