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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Bails and fails with Josh Bryceland’s 50to1 crew

Even the professionals don’t clean all their tricks on the first try. Sometimes you have to pad up, learn to roll it out and be comfortable failing.

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Rocky Mountain Suzi Q embraces 27.5 standard

Traditional fat bikes are a blast in the snow and sand, but the handling can feel slow outside of their natural environment. New wheel and tire standards are helping change that.

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2016+ Lights Shootout: How to pick the right light

LEDs have brought on brighter, more compact lights with a dizzying array of features. Read on to learn more about the essentials for riding and what the best features are for you.

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Is this the steepest line ever?

Warning: If you are afraid of heights don’t watch this video. And if you are offended by the “F” word, cover your ears and then marvel as Moab local Kyle Mears drops into one of the steepest lines we’ve ever seen.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series touches down in Virginia

Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from Roanoke, Virginia. Find out if he can ride the unrideable at the Carvins Cove trail system.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Cross-country Bike

Gone are the days of one-trick-pony XC bikes. The modern cross-country machine is equally adept at climbing and descending. Here are three of the best from 2016.

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Video: Chris Akrigg takes trials to the (non) trails

Chris Akrigg takes his trials skills to the trails, except in this case, the trail is a field of boulders and normally impassible terrain.

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What to Look for in Mountain Bike Grips

So it’s time for a new set of grips, but what separates one from the next? Check out this video to find out what to look for when making your buying decision.

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This is Peaty: The final episode

In the final episode of This is Peaty, Steve Peat counts down his top memories of the past five years.

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Looking back at IMBA’S 2016 access and advocacy work

The work of the International Mountain Bicycling Association will never be done. But after a long year of fighting the good fight it’s worth looking back on some of the organization’s biggest successes.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Innovation of the Year

Yes, there are still plenty of holdouts who will argue otherwise, but as far as we are concerned the front derailleur is dead. And for that we thank 2016’s Mtbr Innovation of the Year.

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How To: Bedding In New Disc Brake Pads

You just bought new brake pads, but your braking performance is worse than before. So what the heck is wrong? Check out this video to find out.

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Negotiating wilderness boundaries to save Montana trails

Working with the local IMBA chapter MTB Missoula and statewide members, IMBA successfully negotiated creating a 3000-acre National Recreation Area companion designation in place of a wilderness proposal that threatened 30 miles of trail. Here’s how it happened.

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How mountain biking helped Sonya Looney define success

Sonya Looney is a pro racer who has learned to face her fears and recognize success through experiences on her bike.

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New OneUp Oval Chainrings and Top Guides

New bits from OneUp keep your older bike running smooth with the latest technology.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Enduro Bikes

This is a crowded field that has pushed the envelope of our sport. These bikes allow us to ride radical terrain at high speeds — and go uphill with relative efficiency, too.

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Emily Batty reflects on race season in web series finale

In the final episode of her web series, Canadian XC racing star Emily Batty reflects on the highs and lows of her 2016 season.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Rear Shock

This year’s battle for best mountain bike suspension shock was an epic showdown between air and coil. See which bump tamer took the top spot.

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What You Really Want to Buy Part III: Brakes

What is the most critical piece of gear on your bike? And by that we mean, which component, if it sucks, will have the biggest negative impact on your ride? Exactly…

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Protective Gear

As bikes get more capable and trails more aggressive, body and brain protection becomes more and more important. Here are the Mtbr picks for best pads and helmets on the market today.

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How Danny MacAskill planned his biggest leap

Remember that one time Danny MacAskill jumped off a rooftop, front flipped, and landed in the ocean 70 feet below? Here’s the backstory.

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What You Really Want to Buy Part II: Dropper Posts

If you haven’t already, you need to put a dropper post on your bike. Being able to instantly get your saddle into descending or pedaling position will change the way you ride. Dropper posts make you faster, while boosting the fun factor of your rides by allowing you to put your saddle in the perfect position all the time without stopping.

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VEE Tire Co. releases Rail Tracker and T-Fatty

Tire developer VEE Tire Co. has announced the release of Rail Tracker and T-Fatty, their newest tires in the plus size category.

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