Kona rolls out Hei Hei Carbon in race and trail versions

The Kona Hei Hei is a 100mm travel 29er cross country rig that’s capable of so much more with the right build kit. Kona recognizes that and their latest is now available in either XC or AM trim.

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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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Stokesville, Virginia trail report

Arguably one of the the best East Coast riding locales many people have never heard of.

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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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DZR H2O clipless waterproof sneaker review

The DZR H2O is a well-made shoe that shoe that you commute with in all kinds of weather. This is the shoe for SPD compatiblity commuting but they have many other options as well.

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Smith Squad MTB goggles review

Good styling, incredible coverage, large field of view, and anti-fogging paired with a killer price point make for great pair of goggles. Find out if the Smith Squad MTB measure up.

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CamelBak All Clear UV filtration system review

We often take potable water for granted in the United States, but clean water isn’t always available when traveling abroad or camping, which is where a portable filtration system like the CamelBak All Clear comes in handy.

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Round-up: Best new lightweight knee and elbow pads

For folks who wouldn’t wear knee pads because they are too cumbersome, now there are good options.

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Does adding glitter to tire sealant really work?

Does putting glitter in tire sealant really make it work better? Head past the break to see if this myth gets busted or not.

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Retro video: When DH racing meant hardtails and neon

Press play to hear this Mountain Bike Hall of Famer detail the technical aspects of his race winning bikes, as well as the challenges downhill racers faced in the early 1990′s.

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KTM’s new 2016 mountain bikes come to the States

Well known Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM is bringing their bicycles direct-to-consumer in America. Highlighted here are some of their performance oriented 2016 mountain bikes.

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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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ANVL Forge saddle review

After a year of hard testing, it’s time to find out how the ANVL Forge saddle measured up.

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Faceoff: Retro vs modern cross country bikes

We all have a soft spot for that old 26” bike we used to ride (or still do), but how does that rig compare to the latest and greatest?

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CamelBak: A look inside the inventor of the hydration pack

It was 1989 when the world’s first hydration pack was born. Yet, what is truly impressive is that all these years later, CamelBak remains a leader in a category that’s helped shape and change the way we ride bikes. Take a look inside this iconic company.

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Interview: Yuri Hauswald talks racing, hydration and more

Yuri Hauswald knows how to go long. Whether it’s 24-hour racing, epic gravel grinders, or cross-country stage racing, the California resident has a penchant for logging major miles — and doing it at the front of the pack.

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Video: Champéry Bike Park opens on May 14th – more accessible and more flowy. Yum.

Two new videos from ShapeRideShoot highlight the changes and course upgrades to the World Cup level trails in Champéry, Switzerland.

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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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Birzman Apogee MTB mini pump review

There’s nothing worse than having to fix a flat on the trail, but Birzman’s new Apogee mini pump helps ease the pain.

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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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SCOTT Enduro Cup season kicks off in Moab

The SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria launched its first race of the season at the Klondike Bluffs Trail System in Moab, Utah, last weekend. The sold-out event drew 250 athletes to the desert for a day of enduro mountain bike racing, a tailgate barbecue, awards and raffle.

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Timber Mountain Bike Bell: The polite way to pass

What’s the most polite way to alert other trail users of your presence? Most would say a bell of some sort (and not a shout or whistle). But you can make an argument that dinging a bell is the trail version of honking your car’s horn. So is there a better way?

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Going places with Anka Martin in New Zealand

New Zealand is a dream destination for many mountain bikers and there’s no better way to experience it than with mountain bike power couple (and tour guides) Anka and Sven Martin.

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