New Feedback Sports Team Edition tool kit and more


Feedback Sports is getting in to the wrenching game with a tool collection that’s highlighted by the Team Edition Tool Kit, and also includes the less expensive Ride Prep Tool Kit and a complete set of T-handle wrenches.

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5 trail taming mountain bike mud tires


While you should never ride multi-use or sensitive trails when they are wet, you might as well get ready for a wet, lift-accessed spring with a good mud tire set-up. Here are five great options.

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Contest: Win Canfield Brothers New Crampon Mountain Flat Pedals


Enter to win a pair of Canfield Brothers’ largest flat pedal ever! Six pairs are on the line, with a total value of $894!

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Specialized S-Works 6 XC shoe review


We spent some time thinking about how to describe the Specialized S-Works 6 XC mountain bike shoes, and really, it’s pretty easy: They’re the lightest, most connected XC race shoes we’ve ever worn.

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Geoff Gulevich in Gullyver’s Travels: Episode One


Check out the latest from Geoff Gulevich in a new web video series dubbed Gullyver’s Travels. In episode No. 1 Gully does France with Rocky Mountain teammate Tito Tomasi.

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Rémy Métailler chooses TRP Brakes for 2017


TRP announced this week a new partnership with French freeride and video star Rémy Métailler. Known as the ‘Flying Frenchie’, Métailler brings to the table a level of riding matched by few in the mountain bike world which is sure to prove a valuable asset to TRP.

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7 best stretches for cyclists


If there’s one thing we’ve learned in our decades of riding, it’s the importance of stretching. It’s the one tool that can help alleviate your pain and tightness throughout the year. Let Sonya Looney show you her favorite stretches.

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Pacenti PDent stem and bar review


Cockpits are changing for the better as top tubes are getting longer and stems getting shorter. But one of the limiting factors is the modern stem only fits physically at 30mm or longer. Pacenti has a dented handlebar design that threatens to break the mold of bike geometry.

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6 tricks to fix tire punctures


Slashed your tire and don’t want to walk home? Here are six tricks to help get you rolling again.

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Norco Sight updated with new geometry


Norco refreshes Sight with small but key updates.

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Yeti Hopper Flip 12 cooler review


Mtbr digs into a Yeti Cooler to see how good they really are — and if they’re worth the exceptionally high price.

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Sonya Looney’s key clothing for cold weather riding


Winter can be painful. Upon walking out the door, you subconsciously cringe in bitter anticipation of the cold air stinging your warm cheeks. But when dressed right, riding in cold weather can be comfortable and fun.

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Nukeproof Horizon CL and CS clipless pedals debut


Nukeproof’s first foray into clipless pedals offers high-end features and new technology at competitive prices.

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SwitchBack Tailgate pad review


The SwitchBack transforms the ordinary tailgate pad into an convenient chair with seat back.

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Bike Fenders Round-Up


When nature delivers puddles and streams of water to your local trails, fenders are the required tool for the job. Here’s a rundown of some of the fender options we’re testing right now.

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Brandon Semenuk Negative Infinity video is a jaw dropper


Moody woods, loamy goodness, and unreal talent add up to another Internet hit from the world’s best freeride mountain biker.

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SRAM Roam 50 carbon trail wheels launched


SRAM’s trail wheel line-up has expanded, with a new carbon 29er rim joining the mix. Featuring the rapid engagement of the company’s Double Time hub, the new Roam 50’s stiffer, wider-profile carbon rim is billed as offering a new level of responsiveness, predictability, and speed. MSRP Price is $1298 for the set ($599 front, $699 rear).

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Art’s Cyclery Staff Pick: Kali Maya MTB Helmet


In the crowded category of “trail” or “enduro” helmets, the Kali Maya stands out. While most of the helmets in this category look as big as a small planet, the Maya has a low profile, scoring big style points and also, as Kali claims, a hefty safety bonus.

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IMBA Instructor Certification Program expands for 2017


The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Instructor Certification Program (ICP) has opened registration for a portion of its 2017 course schedule, offering dozens of training options across the country. IMBA’s ICP plans to roll out new training opportunities this year including Level 2 Recertification and a revamped Level 3 Certification with additional skills.

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Meditation basics with Sonya Looney


Sit down on a chair or the floor with eyes closed, do a scan of your body from head to toe including the contact points of your body, and simply focus on your breath for 10 minutes. You’ll be surprised how much it can benefit you on the bike.

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5 hot mountain bike components for 2017


The wheels of progress roll onward, upward, and then downhill, which is what keeps those smiles stuck on our faces after every ride. This year looks to be packed with cool new tech, and while we can’t guarantee the staying power of anything new in the cycling world, we think these five items will be just as cool in 12 months as they are now.

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7 reasons why Fat Bike World Championships is gonna go off


For the second year running, Crested Butte, Colorado, is putting the phat in fat biking with the second annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championships. Starting with a kick-off party next Wednesday, fat heads from around the country (and even globe) will be treated to four days of the best winter riding anywhere.

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2017 YT Jeffsy, Capra, and Tues bikes launched


For 2017, the Young Talents Jeffsy, Capra, and Tues will all be available in a CF Pro Race version, including a new flagship “liquid metal” paint job. This will also be XL frame sizes for both the Capra CF and Tues CF.

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How to choose a mountain bike pump


Ideally, every mountain biker should have at least two pumps: a floor pump for home use and a hand pump to take on rides. Here is what you need to know about each one.

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Julbo Aero sunglasses review


Sunglasses maker Julbo is well regarded in the mountaineering world for their impressive technologies, but does that translate to mountain biking? Check out the Mtbr review to find out.

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Specialized Recon Mixed Terrain Shoes review


If you’re familiar with terms such as gravel grinding or groad, have considered signing up for Grinduro or Dirty Kanza, or simply like to ride your road bike where others typically won’t go, Specialized’s Recon Mixed Terrain shoes may be right up your (unpaved) alley. And they’re a great option for aggressive XC riders, too.

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Troy Lee Designs Raid Knee Guard review


If you are interested in knee protectors that offer downhill-level security but can still be pedaled in, the Troy Less Designs Knee Guards are worth a look.

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Dakine Seeker 15L hydration pack review


From backcountry epics to enduro racing, Dakine’s Seeker 15-liter hydration pack with included 2-liter reservoir and removable spine protector is built for all manner of mountain bike adventures. Check out the Mtbr review to learn more.

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FatDuro: When fat biking meets enduro


First year event at California’s Donner Summit Auburn Ski Club promises thrills and spills.

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IMBA National Enduro Series launches


New domestic race series will compile results from six rounds across the U.S. and allow riders to compete for a national title.

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Cane Creek DB Air [IL] has improved oil seal head, shaft bearing, and air piston


Love the DB Inline? Cane Creek’s newest shock brings several key improvements to maximize reliability. There’s also a new dropper post and climb switch lever.

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SRAM new co-title sponsor of double-Olympic champ SCOTT XC team


Reigning Olympic champions Nino Schurter and Jenny Rissveds headline the new SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Team, which was officially launched this week.

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Santa Cruz Syndicate blooper reel video


A few days ago we told you about the two new additions to the Santa Cruz Syndicate, plus a hilarious video announcing said hires. Now we go behind the scenes to see just what it took to put together that video.

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Industry Nine BackCountry 360 wheelset review


Interested in an aluminum wheelset with ultra-wide rims? Industry Nine’s BackCountry 360′s could be what you’re looking for.

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Canfield Brothers Carbon EPO updated for 2017


Canfield Brothers has updated their EPO, the brand’s carbon-fiber hardtail 29er that’s engineered for aggressive all-mountain riding, with XL sizing, stealth dropper routing and a gloss black finish.

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Nate Hills Best of FollowCamFriday 2016


Nate Hills has gained quite a following with his series of #FollowCamFriday YouTube videos. The Yeti-sponsored rider has pushed out jaw-dropping POV edits from everywhere from Colorado and Utah to Whistler and Bolivia. Now Hills has put together this compilation of the best of the best.

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Guerrilla Gravity unveils new Megatrail and Megatrail SS


Guerrilla Gravity has launched a new version of the Megatrail that’s billed as a “big mountain liberator.” The versatile bike is designed to conquer everything from getting after it at your local enduro race, shredding bike park laps, or just slaying your after-work rides.

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Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier join Santa Cruz Syndicate


This might just be the best team announcement video ever. Click through to see what we mean.

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This is why you should never ride a fat bike


That moment when you drop your bike on an electric fence. [Warning: Video includes colorful language.]

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How To: Basics of bicycle pumps


Tires are perhaps the most important component on your bike, and keeping them properly inflated is a must. Ideally, you want a floor pump to do this before each ride, and a hand pump to repair flat tires out on the trail or road. Click through to find out what else you need to know.

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How To: Fix a flat tire


Even with the widespread adoption of tubeless tires, flats are still a fact of cycling life. For those new to the game, changing a flat can be a frustrating affair, but it’s actually very simple. Watch this video to learn more.

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Why Brian Lopes went to Ellsworth


Brian Lopes signs with Ellsworth. We interview the man himself to find out more about the move and what he hopes to accomplish.

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Is the new WTB Ranger 29+ the ultimate bike packing tire?


While plus tires are popular in the mountain bike arena for their ability to level terrain, they’ve also helped open up a new whole world to bikepackers.

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Mtbr’s top 10 most read articles in 2016


What are Mtbr readers most interested in? If we use the top 10 most read articles of 2016 as a barometer, it’s reviews, reviews, and more reviews. Plus a smattering of interviews and product roundups.

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9:ZERO:7 rolls out kid’s Squall fat bike


9:ZERO:7 Bikes is bringing two new models in for the 2017 season. The Tundra is an all-rounder fat bike built for anything you can throw at it, while the Squall is a 24” fat bike so your kids can join in on the fun, too.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Plus Bike


What makes the Santa Cruz Hightower great? For starters, it’s not just a plus bike; it’s a trail ripping, do-it-all singletrack slayer that can be set up with 27.5+ wheels and a 150mm fork or 29er hoops and 140mm of front end squish. Click through to find out more.

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Lars Sternberg and Tyler Horton shred Northwest Arkansas


Pull out your bike and strap on your helmet. The Oz Trails in Northwest Arkansas are open year-round. Check out this video of Lars Sternberg and Tyler Horton shredding the goods.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Trail Bike


As cross-country bikes get slacker and enduro bikes get faster, it’s become increasingly difficult to draw a line between these two segments and good old fashioned trail bikes. After much debate, we finally settled on a definition — and a winner for 2016. Click through to see if you agree with our choices?

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Mtbr’s top 10 most viewed videos of 2016


Mtbr’s top 10 most viewed videos of 2016 features everything from glitter to department store bikes. Did your favorite make the list?

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Best night riding light


Innovation is not dead when it comes to bike lights, as these options offer unique new features and ease of use. This year’s winner is a budget priced light from an upstart company.

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