RSD Bikes Wildcat 27.5 Plus bike

Toronto-based brand brings affordable full suspension Plus bike to the States later this year. The Wildcat features 120mm of rear travel via a four bar linkage design.

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Is a mountain bike with a hidden motor faster for XC racing?

Hidden motors have been discovered in a high profile cyclocross race recently. So folks are starting to wonder if these provide a significant cheat advantage in an XC mountain bike race today.

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Rolf Prima adds plus sized carbon and new alloy wheels

At the Sea Otter Classic, Rolf has unveiled two new models. The Alsea+ and Alsea XR+ are the company’s first foray into the burgeoning plus bike market arena. The 40mm internal width tubeless ready, carbon rim features a lightweight paired spoke design. Claimed weight is an impressive 1645 grams.

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Nino Schurter goes full throttle with Brendog

Two different riders. Two different disciplines. Two different backgrounds. One common connection, bikes, bikes and more bikes. Nino Schurter and Brendan Fairclough.

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13 hot new tools from Sea Otter

The range and diversity of new tools on the market is staggering. While we used to be stoked on a simple multi tool that didn’t fall apart, some brands are elevating tools like the simple pedal wrench into works of art.

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New crop of Topeak tools offer innovative convenience

The bike industry is in a period of rapid innovation — and it’s not limited to just bikes. Companies such as Topeak are getting creative with tool design, coming up with new and unique takes on old standards.

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Chasing Trail Episode 1 with Rémy Absalon

Les Vosges is a mountain range in France that is located primarily in the Alsatian region. While the range itself may not have the high alpine peaks of the Alps, it makes up for it with its prime mountain biking terrain.

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Save the front derailleurs, 8 ways to repurpose old components

Now that SRAM has declared the front derailleur is dead, here are eight clever ways to keep them from being sent to the dump.

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Hot new XC, DH, enduro, plus, and fat tires from Sea Otter

It’s a good time to be a mountain biker. Whether you want burly plus sized tires, or ultra fast rolling XC shoes, there was something for everyone at this year’s Sea Otter Classic.

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Contest: Enter to win a set of Vittoria Morsa Tires

Vittoria is giving away 3 sets of the 2016 graphene 4C Morsa tires, enter now!

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Stan’s NoTubes redesigns Arch, Crest and Flow alloys wheels

The preeminent pioneer of all things tubeless is going wider and lighter with its cross-country, enduro and downhill-oriented alloy hoops.

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Derby rolls out plus-sized carbon rims and more

Derby rims wide rims grew popular via word of mouth on the Mtbr forum. After three years in business, they’re expanding the line to include plus and road models, plus a glossy limited edition rim.

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New helmets, shades, and padding from Sea Otter

From helmets to eyewear, the exhibitors at the Sea Otter Classic were showcasing a number of new and exciting products to help keep you safe on the trails.

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Wren Sports delivers advanced fat bike suspension

Don’t tell the guys at Wren Sports that fat bikes are just for sand or snow. They’ve developed an inverted suspension fork made specifically for fatties.

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The coolest e-bike at the Sea Otter Classic

This one-of-a-kind electric bike was inspired by the custom motorcycle scene, but you don’t need to be a motorhead to appreciate this incredible piece of two-wheeled art.

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TLD A1 helmet with MIPS spotted

Are MIPS equipped TLD helmets in the works? Based on this helmet we caught Troy Lee wearing, we think the answer might be yes.

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Polar V800 GPS Watch to connect with GoPro camera

New GoPro functionality takes reliving an event like shredding singletrack to a new level by allowing users to relive events or training sessions with a video and see their contextual data overlaid.

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Sneak Peek: Kali Lunati – affordable trail helmet

Kali’s new trail helmet features 20 vents, a camera/light mount and a low price point. Also, if you attend the Sea Otter Classic, be sure to check out their trade-in program!

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Four new flat pedals from Sea Otter

Looking for a new flat pedal option? Here are four new offerings we spotted on Day 1 at Sea Otter.

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Pivot LES cross-country bike first look

Race ready fun bike has been revamped, shedding 50 grams, and gaining Shimano Di2 electronic shifting compatibility and 27.5+ capability.

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Bontrager Drop Line stem, bars, pedals and dropper post

Bontrager’s new Drop Line dropper post is easily serviceable, claimed to perform well in extreme temperatures (for all your fat biking needs), and is infinitely adjustable.

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Maxxis releases new plus-size tires

Recognizing the exploding popularity of plus-size bikes, Maxxis today showed off some of its newest rubber, including 3.0-inch wide versions of its much loved Minion DHF and DHR II tires.

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Norco Optic trail platform first ride review

Perhaps best known for their North Shore inspired gravity bikes, Norco’s latest offering is a short travel fun machine that comes in two wheel sizes. Click through to see if they pulled it off.

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2016 Trek Dirt Series schedule

North America’s first, longest-running and leading women’s mountain bike camp, the Trek Dirt Series, launched registration for 2016 onMarch 1 and has already seen 500 participants sign up.

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Yeti SB5.5c long travel 29er: 7 burning questions answered

While we haven’t had the opportunity to ride Yeti’s new long travel SB5.5c 29er, the press kit left us with several burning questions. Head past the break to see what nuggets the Colorado bike maker’s product team dished out.

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