Kintner and Ropelato take Sea Otter dual slalom


Santa Cruz pro Mitch Ropelato and Norco’s Jill Kintner take wins at the Sea Otter Classic dual slalom competition.

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Osprey Trail Kit duffel designed to save time


Pack maker Osprey is previewing the Trail Kit, a new wide-mouth duffel aimed at saving you time and simplifying your life.

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Formula CTS makes fine tuning your fork a snap


Tuning your fork has never been so straightforward. With the Compression Tuning System you can fine tune your suspension quickly with accuracy.

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Oakley Crossrange Prizm Trail sunglasses


Positioned at the crossroads of fashion and performance, the new Crossrange Prizm Trail sunglasses feature the look of lifestyle eyewear with the optics, fit, and minimal weight of top shelf eye protection.

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Breadwinner Cycles Goodwater rolls out


Breadwinner Cycles was on hand at Sea Otter, showing off the new Goodwater, a bike the Portland-based custom builder calls its most versatile to date.

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Spot Bikes Mayhem 29er trail bike launched


After the success of the Rollik, Colorado’s Spot follows it up with the 130mm travel Mayhem using the same Living Link system.

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Giant Anthem 29er sneak peek


Here’s an exclusive first look at what the world’s largest bike maker calls its ultimate racing machine – and it’s first 29er offering in several years.

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POC VPD knee pads and Tectal helmet details


POC highlighted three products for us at Sea Otter, the Tectal All Mountain helmet, the very lightweight and usable VPD knee pad, and a T-shirt style jersey that is much more than that inside.

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BOS Suspension Deville 35 fork ready for primetime


BOS Suspension has released a new Deville 35 fork for the all mountain category. It will initially be available with travel between 150-170mm (fixed) in 27.5 wheel size for the boost 110x15mm standard.

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American Classic Smokin’ Gun wheels unveiled


Aimed at riders using 2.5” or wider tires, new aluminum rim is a “mini plus” design thanks to its 40mm internal width.

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Bosch and Troy Lee Designs launch eMTB race series


BOOGALOO is a NEW Class 1 eMTB race series that will take place at two of California’s premier mountain bike resorts this summer.

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ESI Grips launches limited edition colors


ESI Grips is utilizing social media to find out what their customer base wants and are offering rotating “limited” custom grip color offerings.

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CushCore not content to just prevent flats


Foam tire insert maker CushCore not content just to prevent flats like other inserts. Its goals are better handling and rim protection, as well as improved trail feedback.

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Polygon Square One first look


An 180mm travel quiver-killer sounds nuts, right? That much suspension puts the bike solidly in downhill / freeride territory. But what if it can actually climb like an 120mm trail bike?

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IMBA launches membership drive at Sea Otter Classic


IMBA is on the ground at the Sea Otter Classic, hosting events, fundraising with partners and connecting with members and mountain bikers at the Sea Otter Classic.

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New Mallet DH pedals and 160mm Highline post from Crankbrothers


To celebrate turning twenty, Crankbrothers launched a new 160mm version of their dropper and a redesigned Mallet DH pedal.

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OneUp Components teases new bike storage system


Hate riding with a hydration pack? This clever new tool from OneUp gives you another option for storing essentials on your frame.

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Whyte Bikes debuts 150mm travel 29er


U.K.-based direct to consumer brand debuts a sharp looking and capable 150mm front and rear travel 29-inch trail bike.

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1992 Brent Foes LTS Prototype


Back in 1992, the 6” travel LTS was revolutionary. Click through to learn why.

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Pivot Cycles expands NICA support with Utah sponsorship


The founding sponsor of the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League, has expanded their support of youth racing and is now also a platinum-level sponsor of the Utah High School Cycling League for 2017 and 2018.

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Kicking off the Sea Otter Classic Correct


The Sea Otter Classic means a lot of different things to different cyclists, but everyone can appreciate starting out riding season with a proper little bike adventure.

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Marin Wolf Ridge first ride review


Curious about the new Polygon Square One, but prefer wagon wheels? The say hello to the new Wolf Ridge from Marin.

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Race Face Next R line of carbon components


No other component company has seen as much corporate drama as Race Face has in recent years. So we were very curious to see how it would all turn out for the revered brand. Today, we find out with this big product statement for Race Face.

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Contest: Win 2 Complete Pactimo MTB Kits and More


Enter to win 2 complete MTB Kits and accessories from Pactimo! Total value $630.00!

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Schwalbe ADDIX tire compound first ride


Two years ago Schwalbe hired a mad scientist to redesign their tire compounds. The end result is claimed to offer best in class grip, durability, and rolling resistance.

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2018 Ibis Ripley LS first ride review


The 3rd generation Ripley is here. It shares the same geometry as the beloved LS, but features a brand new rear triangle that can accommodate massive tires.

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2018 Fox 36 first ride


Three years ago, Fox was thrust once again into the lead position of big hit fork performance with the introduction of the Fox 36. Today, the chassis is still sound as the latest Fox updates are applied to push it even further.

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These kids made a chainsaw powered trike


Chainsaw + Trike = Chaintrike? The title says it all.

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9point8 Fall Line R dropper post


Known for the burliest dropper posts around, 9point8 is proud to introduce their Fall Line R dropper. At 386g (post only), 75mm stroke, and 400mm overall length, it’s the lightest dropper post you can buy.

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Gore Bike Wear ONE Gore Tex Pro jacket review


There are few jackets in existence that can actually serve all performance purposes, but the ONE Gore Tex Pro jacket is a contender. Find out what we think of it.

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Top bikes of Philly Bike Expo: Vlad Cycles


Vlad Dolinsky builds bicycles in Boonton, New Jersey, just 30 miles west of New York City, in what Dolinsky claims is perfect terrain for both mountain and road cycling. Where these two meet is Vlad’s playground.

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Bontrager Line Pro handlebar and stem review


Last year’s introduction of Line Pro bike components is a big step forward for the Bontrager brand, an excellent line of products worthy of Keith Bontrager’s reputation for quality. Does this continue the momentum?

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A new tire size is coming and it doesn’t suck


Plus sized erupted in popularity last year. The problem for many aggressive riders is that they didn’t hold up. Now a new tire size is coming that should split the difference between plus size and traditional tires.

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Mavic Crossmax XL Pro shoes review


Tired of mountain bike shoes that are stiff as a steel i-beam with almost no tread for those inevitable hike-a-bikes? Designed with input from professional enduro riders Jerome Clementz and Fabien Barel? This one is worth a look.

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Learn about the time Paul (of Paul Components) tried to build frames


Once upon a time, Paul Components tried to branch out into frame building. Learn more about the story from the man himself in this video.

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Get stoked for the weekend with this banger edit from New Zealand


This edit is so good, you’ll want to leave work early to go ride.

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Bontrager Line Pro 40 29+ carbon wheels review


The Line Pro 40 carbon wheelset is one of several new Line Pro components that have significantly upped the quality and design aesthetics game of the Bontrager brand. Is it worth the price of the upgrade over aluminum?

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Contest: Win the Ultimate Syncros Mountain Bike Kit


Enter to win everything you need to hit the trails ready to roll this spring! Total value $500!

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Cam McCaul gets crafty with POV cameras in his latest edit


Anthill Films gets crafty with POV cameras in this edit with Cam McCaul.

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RockShox Pike gets a major refresh


The new RockShox Pike seeks to disrupt the industry again by introducing a slew of new upgrades.

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FatDuro fat bike enduro race report


Delayed a couple months because of the California Snowpocalypse, the Fat bike enduro event know as FatDuro broke some new ground with ground with this pioneering event.

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Polygon’s Square One EX bike


Polygon’s latest introduces a new suspension system unlike anything you’ve seen before. And they claim this 180mm travel bike pedals like a 120mm bike, yet performs better than some downhill bikes.

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What the heck is a chuckanut?


For his latest edit, former World Cup DH racer Bryn Atkinson visited the Chuckanut mountains. The end result? One minute, 52 seconds of berm blasting goodness.

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Inside look at Fox’s “budget” Fit Grip Damper


Fox’s new “budget” oriented FIT GRIP forks offer impressive performance for the money. To learn more about how they work, check out this video by suspension tuner Vorsprung.

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Marin Alcatraz Dirt Jumper returns


Anyone out there have a soft spot for dirt jumpers? Marin’s latest has great lines, a killer paint job, and was designed in conjunction with one of the best slopestyle riders.

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How To Jump On A Mountain Bike


Jumping is a vital skill on a mountain bike, but can often be a daunting one, too. Check out this video to learn the basic steps to improve your jumping technique.

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Are narrow handlebars the next big thing?


Remember when ultra wide bars were all the rage? Things are changing. If the pros are indication, it might be time to dig your old bars out of the spare parts bin.

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Haro Shift R9 LT bike review


The components are a highlight of this bike, as Haro is an established brand that is aggressively re-entering the mountain bike market after a hiatus.

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Training (and chilling) with Aaron Gwin and Richie Rude


Two of the world’s’ fastest racers meet up to ride and train in the California sunshine. Fast and furious is an understatement.

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Courdurier, Dailly triumph at rain soaked EWS No. 2


It was another wet and wild race day, as rain hammered the second round of the Enduro World Series, the Shimano Enduro Tasmania.

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