Cleary Bikes Scout 26” and 24” kid’s bikes


Cleary increases its kid’s bike range with new 26” air fork equipped hardtail.

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Want to ride steep rock rolls? BetterRide shows you how


Mountain biking requires balance, control, and being as smooth as possible. Learn more in this tutorial video.

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Five Ten updated their popular Impact Pro


Five Ten showcased their updated DH oriented Impact Pro flat pedal shoe.

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Bold Unplugged prototype hides rear shock


Features include 160mm of rear travel, and adjustable chainstay length, bottom bracket height, and headtube angle via flip chips. Check out this video to learn more about this very intriguing bike.

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Leatt DBX 2.0 helmet at Sea Otter


The Leatt DBX 2.0 trail helmet shares many of the same features as the DBX 3.0 — but costs $70 less.

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milKit Booster tire inflator — and water bottle


The milKit Booster is a new spin on the tubeless tire canister idea that also doubles as a water bottle when not needed to inflate tires.

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Contest: Win a Pair of Afton Shoes


Enter to win a pair of Afton Vectal or Afton Keegan Shoes! 5 winners chosen!

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KOO Orion sunglasses debut at Sea Otter


KOO Orion sunglasses are packed with useful features to make fitment easier and ensure comfort both on and off the bike.

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DreamRide III – video


Mike Hopkins’ epic journey comes to an end in the final chapter of the DreamRide trilogy. Press play and be marveled.

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Giro launches three new gravity MTB shoes


Everybody loves new shoes and we’re betting these three gravity-oriented offerings from Giro won’t change that.

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Lezyne Tubeless Repair Kit debuts – video


Lezyne has added to their line of tools with a host of new problem solvers.

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Topeak JoeBlow Twin Turbo pump unveiled


Topeak was showing off their new JoeBlow Twin Turbo floor pump model featuring TurboBoost technology at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Underground Bike Works Revival 27.5 trail hardtail


Yeti Cycles founder John Parker is back with the limited edition Underground Bike Works Revival 27.5 trail bike.

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TASCO MTB shows new kits at Sea Otter


What started as a mission to bring lifestyle clothing to their local Southern California mountain bike community has spun into a full-fledged grassroots MTB apparel company based in Carlsbad, California.

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Haro Bikes Shift i/O 9 e-bike – video


Better brakes, updated cockpit, and dropper make Haro’s 2019 Shift i/O 9 eMTB is ready to rock.

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VeloToze MTB shoe covers and compression socks – video


VeloToze released the newest addition to its shoe cover arsenal at Sea Otter, announcing a new MTB shoe cover and compresion sock.

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RockyMounts MonoRail Solo and BackStage – video


Boulder Colorado’s RockyMounts has rolled out new hitch rack options with the addition of the MonoRail Solo and BackStage. Details here.

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Woom 1 Plus 14″ balance bike launched


New kid’s bike is designed for taller or older neophyte riders — and you can trade up when they’re ready to start pedaling.

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Handske Gloves bringing style to your digits


Handske is putting art onto your hands, while helping you to hold onto the bars and wipe the sweat off your brow.

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Fuji Auric LT enduro bike released


New bike aims to replace your old DH bike with a do-it-all bike with modern suspension and geometry.

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Commencal Meta 29er teased at Sea Otter


This trail tamer has 170/160mm front/rear travel, a 65.5-degree headtube angle, 75-degree seat tube angle, and 432mm chainstays.

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Yakima HoldUp EVO and BackSwing – video


The first gen HoldUp rack introduced nifty features but the EVO + BackSwing deserves a mic drop.

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Box Components revamps drivetrain offerings


Box Components has redesigned and expanded its drivetrain offerings. Options coming soon will include 11-speed, 9-speed e-bike specific, and 7-speed DH.

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Henty Enduro Backpack – video


The Henty Enduro Backpack provides the benefits of a hip pack with the stability of a backpack.

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Whyte Bikes S-150C RS aggressive trail bike – video


The 2018 Whyte S-150C RS is an aggressive trail bike with the ability to switch between 29er and 27.5+ wheels.

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Video: Fabio Wibmer – Fabulous Escape 2


Like most folks, we’ve seen a lot of mtb videos. But the riding, edit, effort and budget of this one is pretty hard to fathom.

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Vittoria Air-Liner tire insert launched


There’s yet another player getting into the MTB tire insert game. This time it’s Vittoria, which launched the Air-Liner at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Mammoth Bike Park first to allow e-bikes


United States Forest Service approves e-bike usage in the Mammoth Bike Park, making it the first bike park on USFS land to allow e-bikes.

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FSA K-Force Light WideR 25 carbon wheels launched


FSA (aka Full Speed Ahead) is moving full steam ahead with two new XC-focused mountain bike wheels, plus something unofficial and wider.

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Pearl Izumi X-Project Elite review


Pearl Izumi’s X-Project Elite mountain bike shoes deliver exceptional comfort and walkability without sacrificing power transfer.

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Kona Process 153 goes full carbon


Kona took some of their best alloy bikes and created carbon versions that were on display at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Syncros Silverton SL one-piece carbon wheelset


Check out this one-piece carbon wheelset, where the rim, spokes, and hub shell all come out of one composite mold. Just push in a hub bearing (DT Swiss 190s in this case) and off you go – quickly.

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Blackcomb Helicopter wants to expand your bucket list


Blackcomb Helicopters wants to put you in those rad videos of lucky riders being dropped atop other-worldly peaks with 360-degree views and nothing but downhill craziness ahead.

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Bollé Trackdown enduro helmet launched


Features include Bollé’s Avid Progressive EPS technology to maximize ventilation and save weight. Fit is enhanced with their click-to-fit 360° retention system and full strap to create the perfect fit for most head shapes.

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Mondraker Foxy and Dune Carbon at Sea Otter


Recently launched in the United States, Mondraker is a Spanish brand bringing an impressive arsenal of carbon fiber trail bikes to this side of the Atlantic.

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Zoic Ether shorts get tweaked


Known for attractive price points while retaining high quality, Zoic was showing loads of color options and several upgrades to its best-selling Ether short at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Intense M29 FRO special edition DH race bike


Only 15 of these For Racing Only models will be sold. They are equipped with the same spec as the Intense Factory Racing M29.

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Pole Bicycles Machine 29er is functional work of art


The Machine is a 180mm front/160mm rear travel 29er with a 63.9-degree headtube angle and extremely steep 78-degree seat tube angle. Chainstays can accommodate up to a 3.0 tire.

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7Mesh Cypress jacket features stretchy form-fit


British Columbia-based 7Mesh gave a sneak peek of its Cypress Jacket, a lightweight, breathable shell using multiple fabrics for functionality and fit.

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G-Form Pro Trail MTB glove debuts


The new G-Form Pro Trail glove has articulated back-of-finger padding using proprietary Reactive Protection Technology that is also found in its popular line of body armor.

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Niner to introduce first dedicated 27.5 trail bike


Niner dropped its second big Sea Otter surprise in two days with a prototype 27.5 mid-range trail bike being put through the paces by company pro Kirt Voreis.

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Norco Aurum HSP downhill bike launched


Norco has launched the Aurum HSP, a full composite 200mm travel downhill rig with a high single pivot design available in both 27.5 and 29er wheel sizes.

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2018 TDS Enduro race report


In the sleepy little foothills town of Grass Valley there is a private 240-acre ranch that boasts some of the best singletrack (and enduro races) on the west coast or anywhere else.

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MTBguru changes name, expands app


Free social media app aimed at connecting riders with local knowledge and services, is changing its name to JAGZ.

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Niner MCR 9 RDO gravel bike sneak peek


Dubbed the MCR 9 RDO (as in magic carpet ride), the new Niner gravel grinder is a versatile steed that’s happy on pavement, dirt, and everything in between.

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Innovate or Die: Inside Specialized world HQ


Specialized opened their doors to a gaggle of journalists, including Mtbr, to show off the massive investments they’ve made in R&D and innovation.

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MRP unveils dual-crown fork and coil shock


Colorado-based suspension specialists showing off a new Bartlett double-crown fork and Hazzard coil shock at Sea Otter.

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Spurcycle Tool review


Slim enough to fit in most any jersey pocket or seat pack, Spurcycle’s Tool has a machined titanium socket and arm accompanied by 10, chrome-coated bits.

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Aaron Gwin talks strategy ahead of World Cup opener


The 2018 World Cup downhill season kicks off this weekend in Lošinj, Croatia. Here’s some insight on what will likely go down from Aaron Gwin.

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Wolf Tooth Precision Headsets unveiled


Wolf Tooth’s new range of Precision Headsets deliver tight-tolerance U.S. manufacturing, best-in-class sealing, and high-quality Enduro bearings.

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