How To: Race Enduro

Admit it. At some point in your mountain biking career, you’ve thought it would be a good idea to race an enduro. Here’s what you need to know.

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Breck Epic Stage 5: Enduring Wheeler Pass

The Colorado XC stage race heads high into the Rocky Mountains for what most would agree is the event’s toughest day. Check out this expansive photo gallery to see for yourself.

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2017 Dainese Protection

With a moto heritage, Dainese understands the science of protection. They focus not only on the absorption and dissipation of impact, but also fit and articulation.

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Cane Creek debuts new lightweight DBcoil [IL] shock

The new DBcoil[IL] has the same function of an external reservoir coil shock, but in a lighter and sleeker package.

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It’s Olympic gold or bust for Scott’s Nino Schurter

The decorated Swiss XC racer is the overwhelming favorite for gold in Rio on Sunday, and the reigning world champion will have a new weapon underneath him, the 2017 Scott Spark RC 29er.

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Birzman M-Torque 4 multi-tool review

You should always use a torque wrench when tightening component bolts. But what do you do when you’re on the trail? Enter the Birzman M-Torque, a multi-tool with an integrated torque wrench.

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Top maintenance tricks from World Cup mechanics

World Cup downhill races are often decided by mere fractions of a second, so the top mechanics often resort to unusual tricks to help eek out free speed.

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Breck Epic Stage 4: Sailing on the Aqueduct route

After three days of racing near Breckenridge, the Breck Epic paid a visit to nearby Keystone for stage 4’s Aqueduct route.

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Lezyne updates GPS line, launches new models

This year is Lezyne’s 10th anniversary. To celebrate, they’ve been revamping each of their product categories, improving functionality and updating aesthetics.

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2017 Pivot Firebird first look

The previous Pivot Firebird was a little long in the tooth with its ‘short and high’ geometry. But this new version is fully modernized taking in the lessons learned from the success of the Pivot Switchblade.

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Rocky Mountain Growler and Reaper first look

Whether you’re little ripper or just a kid at heart, Rocky Mountain has two new models that are sure to please.

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Canfield Brothers Nimble 9 Boost 29er hardtail launched

Fourth generation of steel Nimble 9 Boost 29er hardtail features boost hub spacing, updated geometry, and some very sparkly frame paint options.

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Breck Epic Stage 3: Circling massive Mt. Guyot

The third day of the Breck Epic saw riders tackle the second longest stage of the week (41 miles, 8100 feet of climbing), circling the massive Mt. Guyot.

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WTB goes wide with latest Ci31 carbon rims

The latest carbon rims from WTB features a 31mm inner rim width, can be setup tubeless with just a floor pump, and sell for a reasonable price (for carbon, that is).

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Devinci Django 29 debuts

The short travel Django was originally launched as a 27.5 bike, but the platform was begging for the 29er treatment.

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Intense Recluse 27.5 trail bike first look

If the Intense Spider is your garden variety trail ripper, the all new 140mm Recluse is a deadly weapon.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Michael Broderick’s Intense Carbine 29C

Michael Broderick was once among the best XC racers in the United States. Now he’s making waves in the masters class of the Enduro World Series. Here’s a look at his 140mm Intense Carbine 29C race bike.

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Breck Epic Stage 2: Ripping on the Colorado Trail

Day 2 of Colorado’s Breck Epic stage race is done and dusted. Photographers Liam Doran and Eddie Clark were on hand to capture all the action.

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Formula’s new Selva enduro fork

Formula is best known for its brakes, but the newest entry into the suspension market is loaded with unique technology — and it comes in purple.

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Giro Switchblade helmet first ride review

Giro pulls out all the stops on a their new downhill helmet with removable chin bar. Passing all the downhill safety standards, the Switchblade is highlighted by a very easy to install and remove chin bar.

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Crankbrothers Mallet E LS offers longer spindle

The Crankbrothers Mallet is one of the most popular pedals in the gravity scene. For 2017, they’re offering a new version of the enduro “E” model with a wider spindle. Click through to find out more.

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Stan’s NoTubes rolls out MK3 custom wheel program

The new Stan’s NoTubes custom wheelset builder program allows riders to design their own Crest, Arch, or Flow MK3 mountain bike wheels, choosing rim size, hub, axle type, spokes, nipples, and decals.

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Breck Epic Stage 1: Showdown on Pennsylvania Creek

Day 1 of Colorado’s Breck Epic stage race is in the books. Photographers Liam Doran and Eddie Clark were on hand to capture all the action from the 35-mile Pennsylvania Creek stage, which included approximately 6000 feet of climbing.

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Rude, Ravanel win Whistler Enduro World Series races

Richie Rude (Yeti Fox Shox) and Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team) each staged incredible comebacks after their days got off to a bad start at this past weekend’s Enduro World Series stop in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Fastest bikes at the 2016 Leadville Trail 100 MTB race

Colorado’s Todd Wells and U.K. ace Sally Bigham each scored victory at the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race this past weekend. Mtbr contributing photographer Eddie Clark was in Leadville and captured these photos of the two fastest riders and their bikes.

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