Bell Super 3R removable chinbar helmet review


Version 3.0 of this do-it-all trail helmet improves with better fit, lighter weight, enhanced safety, and a host of cool color options.

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10 new protection products to keep you safer on the trail


Here’s a round-up of the latest offerings from POC, Alpinestars, CamelBak, Leatt, Oakley, Julbo, G-Form and more.

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Haibike makes the argument for e-mountain bikes


Want to solicit a strong opinion, perhaps even start an argument? Ask a mountain biker about religion, politics, or e-bikes. Here’s one side of the debate from a company with a lot to gain.

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Video: Mountain bikers avert charging bear


This video clip is a healthy reminder that bears can move with impressive speed. We don’t know what set this guy (or girl) off, but we’re happy no one was injured or worse.

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Specialized S-Works Epic 29er hardtail defies gravity


Snap poll: What’s the lightest bike frame in the Specialized line-up? Has to be one of their road or cyclocross rigs, right? Click through to find out.

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Video: Kenda Hellkat Pro and Helldiver Pro tires


Kenda has introduced two new gravity tire, the Hellkat Pro and Helldiver Pro, both featuring Advanced Gravity Casing technology, which was developed to meet the demands of the World Cup circuit.

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Video: Knight Composites and Project 321 wheelsets


A composites legend and master machinist team up to offer a wide range of custom built MTB wheelsets with ENVE performance at a lower list price.

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Hot new wheels and tires round-up – part 2


See the latest from Vee, Vittoria, Panaracer, DT Swiss, Atomik Carbon, Reynolds, Hutchinson, and more

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Fezzari offers new return policy, scales tall mountains


The Utah-based direct-to-consumer seller makes a huge range of bikes, including a great selection of mountain and road bikes. Find out more about what’s new and cool.

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Praxis Lyft carbon cranks combine weight and stiffness


Praxis honed in their carbon technology to match up with their forged chainring expertise. What they’ve come up with is a 30mm BB spindle that comes in at 454 grams with a 30t ring.

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Video: Steps to The Top with Emil Johansson


Watch Emil Johansson and you’ll see an economy of effort in his fun but edited riding style that is quiet, while also projecting a modicum of genius.

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Video: Jeff Kendall-Weed rides Hurricane, Utah


Escape the dreary winter rains with a trip to Hurricane, Utah, with professional mountain bike rider Jeff Kendall-Weed. Follow along with Jeff as he jumps and wheelies across the beautiful desert terrain that lies in the shadow of Zion National Park.

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Spot Mayhem 29er/27.5+ first ride review


New 130mm Spot Mayhem 29er/27.5+ trail bike utilizes patented Living Link suspension system. Find out how it rides.

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Bulls Bikes charging into U.S. market


Germany’s Bulls Bikes has been around since 1997. But the brand has only recently infiltrated North America with an extensive offering of bikes in all categories. Their biggest push — the e-bike segment.

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IMBA says spring membership drive a success


This year’s membership drive seeks to remind riders that we’re all mountain bikers first, stronger when we stand as one, says IMBA executive director Dave Wiens.

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Video: Inno INH330 lightweight hitch rack


Japan-based Inno’s racks are specially designed for smaller cars and tight parking spaces. Watch this video to see it in action.

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Hot new wheels, tires, hubs, plugs and more – part 1


Check out this round-up of what is new and cool from Kenda, Stan’s, Schwalbe, American Classic, Dynaplug, and others.

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Video: Box One drivetrain in action


It’s good to have options. And in a drivetrain world increasingly dominated by Shimano and SRAM, it’s good to have another player in the mix. But can a small company compete and offer something unique in this category?

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Leatt DBX 3.0 all mountain helmet details


Leatt has been on a roll lately, moving beyond their core strength of neck braces, and expanding into other types of protection and clothing.

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Hot new bars, grips, stems, and saddles


Check out this round-up of all the latest and greatest from Answer, ESI, Troy Lee, Pivot, and more.

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Video: Slime and Genuine Innovations tire sealant


New sealant blend claims to improve longevity, and work with CO2 inflators. Plus the new Tubeless Tackle Kit that includes a sealed metal housing, plug insertion device, five plugs, valve core remover, and two extra valves.

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Devinci’s YYZ is the vintage bike of your dreams


To celebrate turning 30, Devinci built the most incredible (ugly) bike we’ve ever seen.

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Schwalbe Addix rubber compound primer


Schwalbe uses good rubber. But if there was an opportunity for improvement, durability on rocky terrain was it. Now the German tire maker says it’s addressed that and much more with its new Addix rubber compound.

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Trailcraft Cycles unveils new models for wee ones


Faced with a lack of quality options for kid-sized bikes that sport high quality components, Trailcraft Cycles set out to build the type of bike that we’d all want to ride if we could turn back the life clock and return to our youth.

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8 new pedals for XC, trail, and enduro riding


In the market for new pedals? Here are seven of our favorites from Crankbrothers, Xpedo, OneUp, Kona, Deity, and VP.

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10 hot new suspension products for 2017


Mountain bike suspension continues to get better and better. Check out some of the latest developments from BOS, Cane Creek, Fox, RockShox, and more.

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The Canyon showroom experience


The world’s best known consumer direct bike seller was on hand at Sea Otter showing off the full breadth of its impressive product line. They really do have something for everyone.

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Five new (and cool) dropper posts


In the hunt for a new dropper post? Here are five new options from some of the best in the business.

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Terrene McFly 2.8 tire is do-it-all option


Terrene, a six-month-old, three-person startup out of Minneapolis, was on hand at Sea Otter showing off the McFly, a “rider-centric” all-around 2.8” mountain bike tire.

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Answer Protaper Alloy handlebars go to 810mm


Sure other companies make a bar wider than 800mm, but do they make an 810mm bar with a 3” rise at 31.8 clamp diameter?

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G-Form shows Elite Knee and Elbow Guards, plus Padded Bib


G-Form makes body protection not body armor. The distinction is that body armor sounds (and often is) heavy, hot, and uncomfortable. Body protection doesn’t need to be any of those things. Find out why.

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Video: Pivot Phoenix bar, stem, grips


Pivot showed off their new cockpit components designed with a purpose starting with a 35mm handlebar. The bar itself is not stiffer by design but it is lighter than the previous generation.

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Elite Fly water bottle saves weight the affordable way


Looking to shave every gram possible, right down to searching for the lightest bottle available? Well you’re in luck. Elite Fly water bottles tip the scales at a mere 43 grams.

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Giro expands MTB apparel line with Havoc and Arch shorts


Giro’s new mountain bike clothing line veers away from their casual look, but still has cool and casual look.

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Lauf Grit delivers 30mm of speed-enhancing suspension


The Lauf fork is arguably the most unconventional cycling fork on the market, but it certainly has its fans who appreciate the low weight and ride enhancing suspension.

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Video: 2017 Norco Sight 29er


We’ve been riding the Norco Sight 29er for a while and the bike just works without calling attention to its wheel size or its travel. It excels quietly on climbs, singletrack and descents, the type of riding that the majority of folks do on their regular fun rides.

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Orange Mountain Bikes making way to USA


Offering a wide range of bikes, from modern geometry hardtails to full-on downhill sleds, there is a new player in the U.S. market. Orange Mountain Bikes is coming to America.

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Focus Jam trail bike a departure from usual XC focus


Germany’s Focus is better known in the U.S. for their support of cyclocross and XC racing, but the brand is now also gunning to capture a piece of the ever-expanding trail bike market.

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Julbo Aero sunglasses with Zebra Light Red lenses and more


Eyewear company has new sunglasses and goggles with a photochromic lens tint option aimed at the mountain bike crowd.

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Cleary Bikes has impressive line-up for kids


With immense attention to detail, Cleary is creating truly child specific bikes that will fit your grom correctly and provide features that help them learn to ride and rip.

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Rocky Mountain Altitude redesign debuted


The new Rocky Mountain is everything you’d expect from a modern trail bike AND it’s compatible with 26+.

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Project 321 rear hub with variable sound


Project 321 recently launched a very ingenious rear freehub design using magnets instead of traditional pawls. The drive system uses six magnetic pawls with 216 points of engagement for an incredibly quick 1.66 degree hub engagement.

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Yakima introduces versatile Dr. Tray hitch rack


New rack compatible with wheel sizes from 26 to 29er (and 700c), and able to accommodate tire widths from 23mm road rubber to massive 5-inch fatbike tires.

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Bontrager Line Pro Carbon wheelsets


Bontrager has been quietly improving their wheel line from the hub to the rim. This year though, they went big with carbon wheels at a mind-blowing price of $1200 a pair for the All Mountain wheels and $700 a pair for the XC wheels.

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New SRAM Code DH brakes released


Brakes have improved dramatically over the years, but the Code DH brake has largely been unchanged. Now, it gets Guide technology and robust construction to deliver powerful and consistent performance on the longest descents.

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iXS Trail XC helmet sheds weight, increases ventilation


iXS has a new budget-priced trail helmet and two upper body protection options that slip on below your jersey.

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Topeak Ninja bottle cage and much more


Adding to their Ninja product platform of concealed tools introduced last year, Topeak is offering updated versions of the line, plus a new tools, a floor pump, and more.

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Santa Cruz Syndicate moving to 29er V10 DH bike


No, it’s not April 1st. The Santa Cruz Syndicate will be hitting the World Cup this season on V10 29ers.

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Magura HC3 lever blade and MT Trail Sport brakes


Magura’s brakes have incredible power and modulation but their levers were a little long and dated as riders have moved on to shorter, one-finger levers. At Sea Otter, they showed us their latest lever, the HC3 which is a pretty fascinating piece of German engineering.

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Video: Specialized Build Your Dream Stumpjumper program


At the high end of the market, folks like having options with their component selections. It adds a personalized touch and optimizes the bike for the riders style and terrain.

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