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Day tripping on a Santa Cruz Bronson


Take a trip with Josh Bryceland on his new Santa Cruz Bronson, down in the woods near the town where he was born.

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Why MTB riders should wear back protection


Considering riding with a spine/back protector? Watch this video to find out what you need to know.

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  • Jim says:

    I injured my c1-c4 vertebrate. Does the Camelback extend to your lower back?

  • Michael says:

    This is garbage, you don’t break your thoracic or lumbar spine because of a direct force. It is likely a result of an axial load or a flexion/distraction force – none of which are prevented with this.

    Also, does nothing for your cervical spine

    • Will Urich says:

      Hiya Michael, is their a product on the market that would help prevent the injuries you’re talking about? I don’t know very much about spine injuries, but I know over the years hucking jumps skiing and biking has done a number on my lower vertebra.

      Thanks and ride safe and happy everybody! We’re all in this together!

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The story behind Transition’s Speed Balanced Geometry


Transition believes fork offset needs to change. A shorter fork offset brings the front axle rearward, moving it under the rider. Combined with the shorter stem lengths that are now popular, you gain better front wheel traction.

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  • Teleken says:

    Or just stop making bikes with super slack head angles.

  • JDUB says:

    Rode the Smuggler for a few hours… it wandered all over the place and felt horrid. I was sure it would be my next bike. Thank GOD for demo days!

  • Alec says:

    Ws, Trail is the distance between the head axis to the ground and the contact point of the tire. Decreasing fork offset will move the wheel and its fantasy point back thus increasing Trail.

    Increasing Trail will increase handling issues like wheel flop and line/groove following.
    Note: the the motorcycle world they don’t list fork offset they list head angle and Trail because those are the measurements that actually affect handling.

    If Transition was serious about caring about handling and increasing tire weighting they would spec a larger offset and stem combo with a steering damper like motorcycles.
    We need super short stems and long handle bars in mtb because we are optimizing bikes for downhill speed and that makes them handle worse. Short stems and long handlebars are a bit of a bandaid solution.

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Video: Brandon Semenuk’s Raw 100 seconds


And in a sea of amazing riders, there are often standouts that are head and shoulders above the rest. One of those is the great Brandon Semenuk.

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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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How To: Find More Speed on Mountain Bike Trails


Whether it’s pumping, pre-hopping, finding a natural berm through a corner, or just railing finding the fastest line, gaining speed from the trail is integral to progressing as a rider. So how do you do it?

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Don’t Not Go: The North Shore Triple Crown


Mountain biking is a year-round, all-weather sport. It doesn’t matter how cold, wet or miserable the ride can feel, we can all agree that time spent on the bike is better than staying at home.

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Juli Furtado – A race against suicide


For many of us who got in to the sport twenty years ago, Juliana Furtado represented everything great about mountain biking. In the wake of recent high-profile suicides, Juli opened up about her own struggles.

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  • Shark says:

    It’s a difficult thing to talk about, many people have friends or family that this affects. There are so many reasons, it’s hard to find an answer to help. Perhaps we need to teach children it’s OK to talk about feelings to their family. Perhaps we need to be more aware of illnesses that can lead to it. Perhaps we need to unplug from the “everything is online” mentality that has grown so much over the past 10+ years.

    • Jond63 says:

      Thing is though, growing up in a family like hers one cannot talk about their feelings, and even worse one in a bad family situation may not know anything is seriously wrong until their 40s or 50s.

  • mike says:

    How many of us who live on the endorphins of mountain sports would survive without them.

    • Francis Cebedo says:

      I’ve been through stages of a month or two without mountain biking. It’s really hard to be upbeat and positive.

      If my parents mentally abused me as a child, I would absolutely get scarred. I still remember the times they realllly got mad at me.

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How To: Counter Steer Around A Corner


Counter steering around corners is an advanced technique that requires you to think about and react to what is going on throughout the corner, almost instantly.

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  • LouRider says:

    I love GMBN, and the discussion of weight was good, but this video totally misses on counter steering. He says something like “Use counter steering to get the bike leaned over.” This is 100% of the opposite of how counter steering works and what it does. Notice, he firsts steers *into* the the turn to the get the bike leaned over, then he uses counter steering to keep the bike from sliding out or turning too sharply. You can even see this in the still shot above the video: notice how his front tire is turned towards his left as he’s entering a left hand turn (the exact opposite of counter steering). Sure, you can hold a more pronounced lean longer using counter steering, but you don’t initiate that lean through counter steering. And while you’re in the turn, counter steering is actually used to keep the bike more upright.

    Disclaimer: Neil would absolutely destroy me on a bike and his turns are WAY better than anything I can do. Sometimes, though, folks don’t know how to best explain what it is they’re doing. And again, his discussion of weight is really good!

  • Gregor F. says:

    Advanced technique? No it’s how most people learned to turn a bicycle way back when they were 6 or 7 years old. It’s natural, don’t start overthinking it.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss tackles Free Fall


The latest Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss episode features a slick slippery ride through San Lee Park in Sanford, North Carolina. Free Fall is a techy trail that’s even more difficult when wet.

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What’s the fastest pedal for enduro: flats or clips?


With former downhill racing great (and longtime flat pedal user) Sam Hill making a seamless transition to enduro and winning last year’s EWS overall title, it’s natural to wonder which pedals are faster?

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Richie Rude on Shimano XTR 12-speed


Richie Rude can put a lot of stress on a drivetrain and we see his first encounter with the new Shimano XTR 12-speed. Will it hold up or will it let him down in this race?

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  • rob says:

    Isn’t the jury out on dropper post clamping not being an issue? Do people still think this is a problem?

  • Russ says:

    If your clamp and your post are clean, it should not be an issue. If you have concerns, use a clean microfiber towel. My shop and every other mechanic I know does it, you just need to use common sense and take a moment to wipe things down.

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Speed versus style: Which type of rider are you?


For some riders, the best ride is the fastest ride. Others take a more measured approach, looking to play along the way. Which type of rider are you?

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Full Suspension vs Hardtail: What’s More Fun?


Full suspension or hardtail, which is better? The answer seems obvious (at least to us). But maybe there’s more to it than meets the eye.

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  • TrekYetiMojo says:

    If you’re over 40 why would you bother with a hardtail. The FS gives back the
    cush that time has taken away. Go FS and Go rip !

    • vern says:

      You are correcto my friend. A local bike shop young skilled mechanic always was on me to try full sus. I thought it was silly. finally gave in, loved it, sold my hardtail immediately. Back and knees thank me. Tried to hang on to one hard tail, but it just hung there, so I replaced that even with full suspension frame.

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The Journey: A BC Bike Race Film


BC Bike Race, one of the world’s most popular mountain bike stage races, has released their third feature film, The Journey. Check out this video to come along for the ride.

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Video: Our first time bikepacking


For all the time the IFHT Films crew has spent on the trail, they’d never been bikepacking — until now. Did they bite off more than they could chew? Well, yeah. But that’s only part of what makes this so funny.

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Dream Ride: Shuttling around Georgetown, California


As long as you can shuttle, these gnarly moto trails become a downhiller’s dream.

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Brandon Semenuk in Contra


Brandon Semenuk’s artistry is combined with Troy Lee Designs aesthetics in the latest edit from the freeride superstar: Contra.

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Video: Why my Santa Cruz Nomad climbs like crap


Bikes like the Nomad have a massive sweet spot with climbing prowess and descending abilities. But one can target it as well to descend very, very well.

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How to find new trails to ride


No matter how long you’ve been riding at some point you will (or at least should) go in search of new trails. But what’s the best way to find them?

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  • Sean says:

    Just get out and explore !

  • Shark says:

    I use both trailforks and mtbproject, great apps!
    However, sometimes the best ride is exploring a first service map and finding a trail that is new to you.
    One of the best things about riding a bike is exploring.

    • Marcus says:

      I use both as well. Both rely on users to upload data, so sometimes one has more info than the other.
      However, Trialforks “Ride Planner” tool gives TF a bit of an advantage. It really helps when it comes to trying to plan a route at a place with multiple route options. It will let you select a route, and will show you the total mileage as well as climbing. Highly recommend trying it out (assuming TF has good data for the trail you’re scoping).

  • joey says:

    Strava heat map!

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Behind the Scenes: Danny MacAskill Home of Trails


What does it take to make a Danny MacAskill video? Here’s a behind the scenes look at one of his most recent efforts, Home of Trails with Claudio Caluori.

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Want to ride steep rock rolls? BetterRide shows you how


Mountain biking requires balance, control, and being as smooth as possible. Learn more in this tutorial video.

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DreamRide III – video


Mike Hopkins’ epic journey comes to an end in the final chapter of the DreamRide trilogy. Press play and be marveled.

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Henty Enduro Backpack – video


The Henty Enduro Backpack provides the benefits of a hip pack with the stability of a backpack.

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Whyte Bikes S-150C RS aggressive trail bike – video


The 2018 Whyte S-150C RS is an aggressive trail bike with the ability to switch between 29er and 27.5+ wheels.

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