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POC sold to global investment corporation for $65 million

Swedish helmet and apparel maker changes hands again, this time joining a portfolio that already includes Helly Hansen and Dainese.

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Sneak Peek: e*thirteen teases new TRSr and TRS+ tires

Fed up with the lack of tires developed around the new crop of wide rims, e*thirteen is taking matters into its own hands. Read on to find out how the new TRSr and TRSr+ tires take advantage of wider rim profiles.

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BLM embracing mountain biking in whole new way

The Bureau of Land Management’s website has roughly 90,000 pages, but until recently none of them were dedicated to mountain biking. That changed last weekend. Find out how.

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GoPro releases more affordable POV camera options

The new HERO+ brings the best usability features of GoPro’s high end models to a more friendly price point.

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Whyte Bikes coming to U.S. via consumer direct model

Initial offerings from the U.K.-based bike maker will include the Saxon Cross Team cyclocross steed ($2100) and T-129 RS 29er trail bike ($3350).

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Gravel grinding meets enduro at California’s Grinduro

Event will feature four timed segments over a 60-mile loop with 7,500 feet of climbing and a Gran Fondo-style mass start from Quincy.

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2016 Pivot Mach 6

The outgoing Pivot Mach 6 carbon was a highly successful bike for Pivot. Cable routing and a slack seat angle opened the door for some improvements and the high price of carbon called for an aluminum version as well. The call is answered here.

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IMBA announces 2015 Epic Trails and Ride Centers

For more than a decade, IMBA has recognized trails and trail systems around the world that stand out as models for the best that mountain biking has to offer. See which amazing locales were recognized in 2015.

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Video: Enduro World Series unveils 2016 calendar

Like the Formula One Series of auto racing, the Enduro World Series seeks to showcase the best mountain biking destinations in the world. This year, they map out destinations in Chile, Argentina, France and the USA.

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Jamis Defcon 27.5 enduro bike line-up launched

New Jersey-based bike maker launching line of alloy 27.5 enduro bikes built around 160mm suspension platform.

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First Look: Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 All Mountain helmet

When first introduced, the Urge Endur-O-Matic looked different from the rest as it seemed to come from a full-coverage, dirt jumper scene with highly stylized All Mountain modifications. It receives a major update here in its second iteration.

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Breck Epic Stage 6: The final photo gallery

The 2015 Breck Epic is in the books, following the stage 6 Gold Dust ride, which covered roughly 28 miles with 4800 feet of climbing. Big winners include Frans Claes (Loving Hut MTB Team) and Evelyn Dong (Sho-Air/Cannondale), who put in strong showings all week to run away with respective 6-day open category titles.

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Breck Epic Stage 4: Another epic photo gallery

You know you’re in trouble when the day’s prominent feature is called Vomit Hill. But that was just a fraction of the pain doled out Wednesday at stage 4 of the Breck Epic cross-country stage race. Have a look.

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Breck Epic Stage 3: The massive ride around Mount Guyot

The Breck Epic cross-country stage race marched on Tuesday, with the 46-mile trek around Mount Guyot deep in the Breckenridge backcountry. Climbing, as usual, was dished out by the boatload — about 8100 feet when all was said and done.

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Hynek conquers Colorado Trail at stage 2 of Breck Epic

It was another day of high altitude suffering at the six-day Breck Epic cross-country stage race. On tap for stage 2 was the 43-mile Colorado Trail adventure with upwards of 7,200 feet of climbing.

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Topeak-Ergon’s Lakata fastest on stage 1 of Breck Epic

The six-day Breck Epic cross country stage race kicked off Sunday with the Pennsylvania Loop, a 35.8-mille high altitude effort with a leg and lung busting 5080 feet of climbing.

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News: Trek to start selling bikes online

Trek has fired the opening shot in the evolving retail wars as they unveiled the first revision of their Consumer Direct model. Consumers can buy bikes online and pick it up at a local retailer. Components and accessories can be shipped directly to the consumer.

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VP Components introduces the VP-AIM platform pedal

VP’s AIM pedal combines value and performance. Watch Sam Reynolds and DJ Brandt putting their pedals to the test.

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News: 2016 Motobecane NightTrain Bullet released

Motobecane continues to deliver great value with their new NightTrain Bullet. Going with 2×10 Race Face cranks for good range, two to three pounds of weight is now saved by going with a true tubeless compatible setup that is reliable at very low pressures.

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Shimano ups shoe game with 18 new offerings

Though best known as a component maker, Shimano now has 71 shoe models, including 18 new pairs across a number of categories. Here are some of the highlights.

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Crankbrothers releases limited edition M-Series tools

Tool time is getting a little more colorful thanks to the crew at Crankbrothers. This summer the California company is offering its three most popular multi-tools in four limited edition colors.

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Santa Cruz Bicycles sold to Pon Holdings

Santa Cruz Bicycles has just been sold to a Dutch company, Pon Holdings. The existing management staff will continue to run the company and no changes are evident at this point. But what does this mean to the company’s long-term future?

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Video: Martyn Ashton rides again

Road Bike Party star Martyn Ashton does the impossible once again by getting back on the bike. With a little help from his friends and a lot of perseverance, Martyn was once again able to capture the thrill of riding on two wheels.

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Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times

Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss with hundreds of demo bikes, and access to the world’s most famous bike park.

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Lily follow-me camera drone flies itself

The Lily drone is the coolest POV drone to be announced to date. And it seems to have some mountain bike applications in open spaces.

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