BC Bike Race: Rowdy riding in Squamish

For the 10th straight year, the BC Bike Race made the trek to Squamish for a long day of rowdy trail riding. On the plate was a 33-mile grind with 6378 feet of climbing. Average finish time was nearly 5 hours, with many riders out there far longer.

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ASS Does Downieville: Don’t Get Hurt. Or Lost.

The bike road trip season opened last weekend in Downieville, CA. It is filled with fun, adventure and danger so be careful out there.

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BC Bike Race Diary: Feeling human again!

Luck begins to turn around for our racer as he draws a plane transfer spot and then starts enjoying the BC flow.

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Santa Cruz brings back aluminum, kills single pivot models

Santa Cruz bikes just got more affordable with the introduction of three all-new alloy bikes.

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Fastest bikes at the Keystone Big Mountain Enduro

The second stop of the Big Mountain Enduro series returned to Keystone, Colorado, for six stages of mostly lift served racing over the course of a weekend. Known for being one of the most technical and rough venues of the top flight enduro series, many wheels and tires were destroyed before the racing was done.

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Shimano goes full enduro with ME series shoes

Shimano may be best known for its drivetrain components, but the Japanese giant also does a ton of soft goods, including some very capable mountain bike shoes. Today, that line-up expands with two new enduro-specific models, plus a lightweight XC pedal masher.

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BC Bike Race: Showdown on the North Shore

Stage 5 of the BC Bike Race brought the event back to mainland British Columbia for a 9.5-mile time trial on the testing trails of the famed North Shore of Vancouver.

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Juliana Bikes get updated product spec….and “Why Juliana?”

Juliana Bikes doesn’t believe in women’s specific geometry. Instead, they focus on improving fit by focusing on contact points, shock tune, and gearing.

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Video: Hans “No Way” Rey still has it

Spoiler Alert. Hans Rey still has mad skills.

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G-Form Pro-X knee pads review

The combination of ever-more-capable bikes, enduro racing, and the fact that technology has improved by leaps and bounds has spawned all manner of lightweight mountain bike pads. One of the biggest players in this rapidly emerging market is G-Form. Find out what we thought of their Pro-X knee pads.

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BC Bike Race: Two more days of thrills – and a few spills

With two more exciting stages in the books the 2016 BC Bike Race is past the halfway point, as it heads towards Whistler for the final day. Here’s a look back at all the action from over the weekend.

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Bottle Pod storage solution review

We always welcome solutions for carrying tools and essentials on a bike ride. And the Bottle Pod solution is a novel indeed placing the gear inside a bottle shaped pod that allows easy access to all its contents

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BC Bike Race Diary: Racing and luck, bad luck

Read the second installment of this race diary from our friend, Alex Kramer as he races the BC Bike Race for the first time. Sometimes, the best laid plans…

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BC Bike Race: Basking on the Sunshine Coast

Stage 2 of the ultimate singletrack experience lives up to billing with 32 miles of grin-inducing fun in the woods of the Sunshine Coast.

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How To: Prevent a rash from poison oak or ivy

It’s summer in Santa Cruz and the poison twins (oak and ivy) are out in full force. If you’re susceptible, we recommend you watch this tutorial video for tips on how to protect yourself.

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Mavic XA Pro Carbon trail wheels unveiled

New do-it-all composite hoops have 26mm internal rim width, come in 27.5 and 29, and are UST tubeless with a hookless profile.

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Haibike Xduro AllMtn RX first ride review

The Xduro AllMtn RX is Haibike’s entry into the electric all mountain/trail bike category. Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition.

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Topeak Joe Blow Booster floor pump review

Depending on you wheel-tire combo of choice getting tubeless beads seated can be an exercise is mass frustration. So does the Topeak JoeBlow Booster floor pump solve these issues? Read our full review to find out.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The balance between old and new

After nearly 30 years, Paul Price is keeping the American-made mountain bike components dream alive. The Angry Singlespeeder explains how he does it.

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BC Bike Race: Surfing Cumberland’s Bucket of Blood

The 2016 BC Bike Race has officially begun it’s 10th anniversary edition with 600 riders from 36 countries completing a cool and rainy stage 1 in the forests surrounding Cumberland on Vancouver Island.

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Video: The kindred spirits of Breadwinner Cycles

Bicycles, like most well-crafted things, should strike a perfect balance between passion and precision. Meet Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan, the Kitsbow #obsessives behind Breadwinner Cycles.

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BC Bike Race Diary: Better than a midlife crisis!

Turning 40 — and racing the BC Bike Race on a Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt. What better way to stave off a midlife crisis.

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Niner’s new Rip 9 RDO and Jet 9 RDO get boosted and plus

After years of complete dedication to 29ers, Niner is getting in the plus game, as it rolls out fully revised versions of its popular Rip 9 RDO and Jet 9 RDO trail bikes. Both will be available in the usual 2- through 5-star 29er builds. But now you can also order them spec’d with 27.5+ set-ups with max tire size of 3.0”.

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Intense 27.5 Plus ACV first ride

Intense Cycles throws their hat in the full suspension Plus bike arena with this attractive ACV – All Conditions Vehicle, with 130mm of rear travel.

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The most exciting new XC bikes of 2016 (so far)

In recent years, cross country race courses have become more technical. To help give their athletes a competitive edge, a number of brands are launching bikes that are more capable of tackling technical terrain. Check out the most versatile new XC bikes released this year.

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