Clips vs Flats: Which pedal is more efficient?

Like 1x vs. 2x or ideal handlebar width, people love to argue over clips vs. flats. But when it comes down to it, which is actually more efficient? Check out this video to learn more.

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Preview of Leogang World Cup track – chainless!

This weekend the World Cup returns to Leogang. Check out how this bike park inspired track has changed since last year with Claudio Caluori and Aaron Gwin.

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Vittoria How-To Series: How to choose an MTB tire

Talk all you want about frame geometry or suspension set-up, but choosing the right tire is arguably one of the biggest factors in assuring a great ride — or race. So how do you get your rubber right? Check out this episode of the Vittoria How-To Series.

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Leatt DBX 6.0 full face helmet first look

Experts in neck braces and protection in the biking and moto industries, Leatt sought out to improve the way full face bike helmets protect against soft blows. Check out their technology.

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Five Father’s Day gift ideas for cyclists under $50

Father’s Day is coming fast! Instead of getting him new BBQ tools or a necktie, here are five cycling related gifts he’ll actually love.

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6D ATB-1T helmet first look

Bike helmets have historically been designed to prevent the skull from cracking. But what about concussions and brain damage on those lower impact blows? 6D is here with a new trail helmet that uses their moto experience to help mountain bikers.

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CamelBak and the history of hands-free hydration

CamelBak’s place in the history of hydration is secure. From the very idea of hands-free hydration to cutting edge present day packs, the California-based company has been at the forefront of keeping cyclists (and outdoor enthusiasts of all types) performing at their best. But how did it happen — and where do we go next?

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Mtbr is covering e-bikes and here’s why

E-bike’s are coming. Here’s why and how Mtbr plans on covering the emergence of these motor-powered mountain bikes.

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Bulls Bikes Copperhead 29 RSi, Copperhead 3 RSi 27.5 and Wild Edge Team 29

German brand Bulls Bikes expands their US offerings this year to include two new alloy hardtails, a monocoque carbon full suspension 29er and yes, a full suspension e-Bike.

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Coldwater Mountain Anniston, Alabama trail report

Fanning out from two main trailheads, 25 miles of trail traverse the rocky hillsides above Anniston with the most accessible terrain being the easiest, and the furthest away offering more technical challenge and exposure.

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Renthal goes 35mm with full line of bars and stems

While most new mountain bikes ship with 35mm bars and stems, most aftermarket components are only available in the older 31.8mm diameter. Luckily for fans of Renthal, the U.K. brand just released a full range of 35mm bits.

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MRP SXg chain guide review

The SXg chain guide from MRP promises all the benefits of a full chain guide without introducing any drag. Can it deliver?

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FOX Transfer dropper post first look

The FOX Transfer has all the right moves for a second generation product from a suspension engineering company. But they surprised us with a knockout punch of $264 price.

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Farm Animal: Getting loose on the Transition Patrol

Beautifully filmed mountain bike videos with high production values are all the rage, but nothing beats an old school skateboard style edit. Nice work Transition crew.

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Marin debuts $1500 full suspension Hawk Hill

While Marin Bikes builds a number of high end carbon models, the brand hasn’t forgotten the rest of us. Its newest full suspension rig retails for less than two grand and is loaded with trail worthy components.

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7 tips on training with a slower partner (or significant other)

Don’t let mountain biking ruin your relationships. Instead heed this advice from pro racer Sonya Looney on how to deal with being the faster (or slower) rider the next time you head out with a partner or your significant other.

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ZOIC’s Prophet shoes and 2016 apparel highlights

Bucking the trend of $300 shorts, ZOIC has a long history of providing clean styles and durable clothes at an affordable price. Check out their Prophet flat pedal shoe and highlights from their current collection.

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Video: Pivot’s Emilie Siegenthaler has style for miles

This week’s Friday video distraction comes courtesy of Pivot Cycles and pro racer Emilie Siegenthaler. The reigning Swiss national downhill champion has style for miles.

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Vittoria How-To Series: How to descend

Descending on your mountain bike can be extremely intimidating, especially when it involves technical terrain. But once you master a few of the finer points, going downhill will quickly become the best part of your ride experience.

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Ghost SLAMR X8 review

German brand re-works suspension design for new all-mountain trail models. The SLAMR X8 has a carbon main frame (alloy rear), 145mm of travel and is a pretty good value for REI members.

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SRAM’s new GX DH drivetrain brings trickle down tech to gravity market

SRAM’s latest is a seven speed drivetrain that brings World Cup DH proven tech down to a price point anyone can afford.

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Las Vegas, Nevada trail report

Believe it or not, there is a host of great riding just outside Las Vegas. Here we highlight two of the best zones: Bootleg Canyon and Red Rock Canyon.

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FOX Fork Air Volume Spacer review

Suspension tuning doesn’t have to be scary. Using FOX’s Air Volume Spacer system, you can custom tune your fork or shock in about 20 minutes.

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CamelBak Palos 4 LR waist pack review

Say what you will about fashion implications, but when it comes to ripping around on mountain bikes, the CamelBak Palos 4 LR waist pack makes a lot of sense.

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Is this the new 2017 Specialized Enduro?

The last major update to the Enduro occurred in 2014, when they reworked the existing 26” chassis to accommodate 650B wheels. A new version is due soon, click to find out what it might look like.

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