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Cleary Bikes Owl – 20″ kid’s mountain bike

New Marin based company builds lightweight and simple singlespeeds for kids that will provide miles of smiles for young riders ready to upgrade.

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Review: Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5 Enduro

New and improved Knucklebox creates a DH oriented ripper.

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Review: ORP bike light with built in dual horn

The ORP is a cool, easy to use light that allows riders to be seen and heard whether commuting or on the path.

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Review: SportRx – Performance Prescription Eyewear

Custom Rx options for cycling specific glasses like the Oakley Racing Jacket that you can order directly online via the SportRx.com website

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Review: Five Ten Maltese Falcon LT clipless shoes

Review: Five Ten’s Maltese Falcon LT’s bring great abrasion and water resistance, along with appropriate sole flex to the all-mountain clipless shoe party.

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Review: Fezzari Nebo Peak – all-mountain, all value

Factory direct business model means that Fezzari can offer a great bargain for those looking to try 27.5″ wheels with all mountain (150mm) travel.

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Review: iON Air Pro 3 action camera

The iON Air Pro 3 offers another option if you are in the market for a POV action cam. It has great video quality, a built-in waterproof casing and a very slick smart phone app viewfinder.

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Tech Review: New Strava update boosts photos, mapping features and more

‏Update of Strava’s mobile app adds photo sharing and social features to free version, while compelling features and cycling support efforts make Premium subscription more appealing.

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Review: Mavic Notch Helmet

Mavic is going big with a full line of apparel designed for All Mountain riding and Enduro Racing and the Notch Helmet is a big part of this line.  The helmet is a clean design with understated black graphics on black color.

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Review: Troy Lee Designs A1 helmet

Troy Lee, a brand with rabid customer loyalty and a long tradition in downhill clothing and helmets sought out to make their first half shell helmet with the A1. They gave it full coverage, an adjustable visor and excellent padding and ventilation.

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Gear Review: Giro New Road Women’s Apparel

Giro targets women with its daring, mountain bike capable, New Road line of casual looking, but technically serious cycling apparel. See if they hit the mark or come up short.

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Review: Intense Tracer T275 Carbon

The Intense Tracer 275C is an impressive bike, utilizing carbon fiber front and rear triangles, which provide exceptional damping and stiffness. Toss it down through the gnar and chunder and it just effortlessly glides through stuff like it’s hardly there, creating a confidence inspiring experience.

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Review: Cane Creek DBAir CS rear shock

The DBAir CS is a more polished and greatly improved shock than its predecessor, and the CS mode offers increased pedaling efficiency and riding comfort on difficult climbing terrain.

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Specialized Fatboy

Fatbiking is about fun, adventure, determination, accomplishment, and a little bit of insanity. Specialized has rolled all of this up into a nice package that makes me actually want to go out in 12 degree temperatures to ride in the snow.

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Review: Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone Helmet

The A1 was a good helmet but the A1 Drone is a lot better looking and a lot less expensive. That makes it a good choice in the face of stiff competition in this popular fit. In the end, good looks is brought home by good coverage and awesome fit and comfort.

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Round-Up: Four polar vortex-fighting mountain bike shoes to keep your feet warm and dry

We test four different winter MTB shoes to find the ideal kicks for wet, muddy and sub-freezing conditions.

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Just In: YEP Components Uptimizer Dropper Seatpost

The Yep Components Uptimizer dropper seatpost’s smoothness and fluidity of the movement are excellent, the mechanical connection is reliable and quick, and the trick joystick remote with its 360 degree of actuation is superb, allowing either pushing or pulling lever action.

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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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Review: Lifeproof frē smartphone case and bike mount

The Lifeproof frē is a slim case that is rugged and abuse proof, and can provide some serious protection from drops, dirt, water and snow, while still offering full access to the buttons, touchscreen, camera and phone.

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Review: Demon Knee and Elbow Soft Cap Pro X D3O soft armor

The Demon Knee Soft Cap Pro X D3O is an exceptional piece of soft armor, that is comfortable, and allows long pedaling sessions without binding and irritation issues.

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First Look: X-Fusion Hilo SL Strate seatpost

X-Fusion has added an internally-routed version of the popular Hilo adjustable seatpost to their product line…we take a First Look here.

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First Look: Giro Terraduro shoes

We take a First Look at Giro’s new Terraduro shoes. Combining pedaling efficiency with walkability, the new kicks feature low-profile looks and all-mountain functionality.

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Review: Gravity Anomaly LongHaul shorts

The shorts are comfortable, durable and have a baggy, long cut, which works well when wearing armor. The American produced short is well-made, highly crafted, uses good designs, materials and stitching, and the excellent waist adjustment system is a highlight in this fully featured piece of apparel.

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Just In: Wolf Tooth Components GC 42T

The Wolf Tooth GC 42T cassette adapter is a well-made product. Their subtle ramping design makes for more precise and smoother shifting, and makes any 1×10 and 2×10 have a much wider range of gearing, allowing to compete against SRAM mighty 1×11 system for a fraction of the price.

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Review: Kreitler Rollers

Long days inside? Maybe give rollers a try to spruce up your winter indoor training. Kreitler allows you to create a set of rollers from the ground up so you can have the indoor riding and possibly travel portability to best fit your riding ability and lifestyle.

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