7mesh to sponsor Sam Schultz


Schultz is forging a new path that keeps the love for the ride burning strong while stepping back from the start line, and 7mesh Apparel has announced that it will be part of this journey.

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Specialized Power Arc Pro saddle review


Building on Specialized’s popular Power saddle line, the Power Arc Pro shape differs from the original with a rounded, more peaked cross-section.

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Mtbr Spring Mountain Bike Survey


Help us understand bike trends and brands better by taking our survey!

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5 easy (and cheap) tips for shooting POV video


Jeff Lenosky has been shooting mountain bike videos for his Trail Boss series for a little over two years. Along the way he’s learned a few things about shooting quality POV footage on the trail.

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Hill and Ravanel conquer Colombian jungle


Round two of the Enduro World Series may have been a completely new venue, but it offered up some familiar themes: mud, rain, and Sam Hill and Cecile Ravanel on the top steps of the podium.

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How to: Progress from table tops to gap jumps


Hitting jumps is one of the most fun things about mountain biking. But progressing from table tops to gaps is daunting, especially as the consequences of not clearing the landing get more serious.

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Bike fit: Crank arm length, motion capture, and more


Each individual has their own set of limitations and strengths that a professional fitter can diagnose.

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Is bike fit beneficial for mountain bikers?


Bike shops across the country offer fitting services starting as low as $50 and reaching as high as $300. The best boast motion capture analysis, saddle mapping, and live tracking. But will this translate to gains off road?

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Salsa Salt Flat carbon flat bar review


The Salsa Salt Flat carbon bar is a solid option for those looking to shed some bike weight.

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Mountain biker ignites forest fire in Austria


A mountain biker riding trails in Nüziders, Austria, started a fire while resting during a downhill descent.

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Splat: March crash video compilation


The good news is that none of these riders were seriously injured – and the commentary is hilarious. The bad news is… ouch.

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Colombia to make Enduro World Series debut


The Enduro World Series stays in South America for round No. 2, but this time the dust of the Chilean Andes is replaced by the tropical rainforest of the Colombian mountains.

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Video: Jeff Kendall-Weed shreds on the new Ibis Ripmo


Watch Jeff Kendall-Weed shred Los Angeles and the San Gabriel range on his new Ibis Ripmo long travel 29er.

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Top 5 mountain bike trails from around the world


Five best trails in the world? There’s certainly no right answer. But it’s a fun game to play. Watch this video and then tell us your top 5.

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Bell releasing limited edition custom helmets


Bell Helmets has announced its new MTB partnership with Fasthouse by releasing a limited edition line of mountain bike helmets for Spring 2018.

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Ibis Ripmo video and Q&A


Mtbr has been riding the Ripmo for a couple weeks now despite a very rainy March in Northern California. Our biggest revelation is that it’s a very compelling package that does many things very well.

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Santa Cruz Bronson damaged by ax up for sale


We don’t know the whole story but this caught our attention today. A mountain biker from Central New Jersey put his bike up for sale, a beautiful green carbon fiber Santa Cruz Bronson.

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2018 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt debuts


Key changes to the new carbon frame are an increase in rear travel to 130mm, plus increases to stiffness and a lowering of the shock rate curve.

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Sweet Protection 2018 MTB apparel and helmets


Norwegian maker of bike, ski and whitewater equipment is starting to come on strong in the U.S. market.

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How to: Do dirt jump tricks on the trail


Follow along with Blake Samson as he shows you how, and more importantly where, you can add slopestyle panache to your next ride on home trails.

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Enduro World Series mega-gallery


Expansive photo gallery captures the test of mettle that was Enduro World Series Round No. 1 in Chile.

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Hill, Ravanel tame Chilean anti-grip at EWS opener


Reaching altitudes of 11,000 feet, the loose, dusty trails caught out even the most calculated of riders. But the two usual suspects kept doing what they do.

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Ibis Ripmo first look


With its combination of long reach, steep seat angle, and dw-link geometry, the Ripmo delivers two bikes in one. It’s a bike that can descend with authority and one that’s not afraid to climb.

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In search of the most secure bottle cage


How many water bottles have you lost while charging through gnar? Too many is likely the answer. So what’s the best bottle cage for keeping your water secure?

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FOX Factory Tuning custom program unveiled


The new FOX Factory Tuning program is designed to provide customers with the best possible product for their individual needs.

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Atherton Diaries: Unreal Testing in Spain


With just a month to go before the start of the World Cup downhill season, the Atherton crew headed for the sunshine and rolling hills of Malaga, Spain, for training and testing.

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9 most stylish riders in mountain biking


Style, class, steeze. Whatever you to call it, deciding which riders have it and which don’t is a contentious subject. Here’s one list. What do you think?

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RockShox updates Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Lyrik and more


RockShox has overhauled the Sektor, Reba, Recon, Judy, 30, Bluto, Pike DJ, Lyrik and Yari suspension forks. Full details here.

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Enduro World Series heads to Chile for round No. 1


500 riders to take on the famous Chilean ‘anti-grip’ terrain over two days of hard fought racing.

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Knock-off “Shimona” parts showing up at shops


Unscrupulous manufacturers mimic the name of a well-known brand by simply changing a couple of letters so that the casual observer or someone not familiar with that product won’t notice.

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Santa Cruz Blur first ride review


After a three-year hiatus, the bike that arguably put Santa Cruz on the map is back. Meet the new Blur, a 29-inch wheeled full carbon XC speed machine with 100mm of VPP suspension.

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2018 Santa Cruz Highball first ride review


New low-angle stays designed to work in tandem with a bridgeless seatstay design to help absorb trail chatter.

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2018 Rocky Mountain Vertex debuts


Rocky Mountain has updated the Vertex, its flagship XC-race hardtail, which is now lighter and more aggressive.

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New colors for Niner RIP 9, JET 9 and RLT 9


Niner is offering new internal cable guides and fresh clean colors to make life easy and a little more colorful.

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5 beginner riding skills you can learn without trails


Riding when trails are too wet is a no no. So go build your skills with drills instead.

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10 useful hacks for any cyclist


You’ll find at least one of these hacks useful, brilliant, or at least just plain funny.

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Vittoria Barzo tire review


Vittoria’s Barzo is ready to take on technical cross-country trails and extreme conditions. And it can win an XC race as well.

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ENVE carbon cockpit review


ENVE is renowned for its carbon wheels, but the Ogden, Utah-based company offers a variety of other carbon components, including its often overlooked stems and bars.

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2018 Giant Factory Off-Road Team Bikes


See the rigs being raced in XC, enduro and downhill this season.

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Nino Schurter’s Cape Epic Scott Spark RC 900


What is the perfect bike set-up for a mountain bike stage race? Find out with SCOTT-SRAM’s Yanick-the-Mechanic as he gets Nino Schurter’s bike ready for the Cape Epic in South Africa.

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New MTB grips from ESI, Lizard Skins and ODI


For many riders grips can make or break a perfect day in the saddle. Here’s what’s new in this critical touch-point component.

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Video: The Free Radicals explore New Zealand


Can you get stoked from watching 5 minutes and 57 seconds of four guys piling into an old van and ripping trails around New Zealand? Yes! Yes you can!

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Lindarets Thru Axle Wheel Mount


Born – as these things often are – of a specific need, the Lindarets Thru Axle Wheel Mount was made to securely hold thru axle front wheels in their workshop.

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Video: Exploring The Fun/Suffer Divide


Access to remote backcountry trails aboard a mountain bike is becoming more and more challenging. But as this video demonstrates, it’s definitely still possible.

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How to descend faster on your mountain bike


Check out these three tips that will help you go faster downhill on your bike.

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BikeYoke Revive Dropper Post Review


Aptly named Revive infinite travel dropper post directly addresses issue of air leakage (and the ensuing mushy performance) by equipping the post with a valve that when activated resets the hydraulic circuit.

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Intense Sniper XC and Trail released


Intense launches 100mm XC and 120mm Trail Sniper, designed to rock your race season to the next level.

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Niner purchase by UWHK Limited complete


Pledging full customer support and “accelerated global expansion,” Niner Bikes has announced the completion of its purchase by UWHK Limited.

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LAPS featuring David McMillan and Bas van Steenbergen


Burn in some laps with DEITY’s David McMillan and Bas van Steenbergen as they hit some classic Whistler lines and showcase their timeless style on two wheels!

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2018 Tranz NZ Enduro five day MTB adventure


The Trans NZ Enduro is a 5 day all-inclusive Enduro event that took riders over some of the best trails on the South Island of New Zealand.

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