Industry Nine BackCountry 360 wheelset review


Interested in an aluminum wheelset with ultra-wide rims? Industry Nine’s BackCountry 360′s could be what you’re looking for.

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Canfield Brothers Carbon EPO updated for 2017


Canfield Brothers has updated their EPO, the brand’s carbon-fiber hardtail 29er that’s engineered for aggressive all-mountain riding, with XL sizing, stealth dropper routing and a gloss black finish.

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Nate Hills Best of FollowCamFriday 2016


Nate Hills has gained quite a following with his series of #FollowCamFriday YouTube videos. The Yeti-sponsored rider has pushed out jaw-dropping POV edits from everywhere from Colorado and Utah to Whistler and Bolivia. Now Hills has put together this compilation of the best of the best.

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Guerrilla Gravity unveils new Megatrail and Megatrail SS


Guerrilla Gravity has launched a new version of the Megatrail that’s billed as a “big mountain liberator.” The versatile bike is designed to conquer everything from getting after it at your local enduro race, shredding bike park laps, or just slaying your after-work rides.

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Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier join Santa Cruz Syndicate


This might just be the best team announcement video ever. Click through to see what we mean.

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This is why you should never ride a fat bike


That moment when you drop your bike on an electric fence. [Warning: Video includes colorful language.]

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How To: Basics of bicycle pumps


Tires are perhaps the most important component on your bike, and keeping them properly inflated is a must. Ideally, you want a floor pump to do this before each ride, and a hand pump to repair flat tires out on the trail or road. Click through to find out what else you need to know.

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How To: Fix a flat tire


Even with the widespread adoption of tubeless tires, flats are still a fact of cycling life. For those new to the game, changing a flat can be a frustrating affair, but it’s actually very simple. Watch this video to learn more.

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Why Brian Lopes went to Ellsworth


Brian Lopes signs with Ellsworth. We interview the man himself to find out more about the move and what he hopes to accomplish.

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Is the new WTB Ranger 29+ the ultimate bike packing tire?


While plus tires are popular in the mountain bike arena for their ability to level terrain, they’ve also helped open up a new whole world to bikepackers.

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Mtbr’s top 10 most read articles in 2016


What are Mtbr readers most interested in? If we use the top 10 most read articles of 2016 as a barometer, it’s reviews, reviews, and more reviews. Plus a smattering of interviews and product roundups.

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9:ZERO:7 rolls out kid’s Squall fat bike


9:ZERO:7 Bikes is bringing two new models in for the 2017 season. The Tundra is an all-rounder fat bike built for anything you can throw at it, while the Squall is a 24” fat bike so your kids can join in on the fun, too.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Plus Bike


What makes the Santa Cruz Hightower great? For starters, it’s not just a plus bike; it’s a trail ripping, do-it-all singletrack slayer that can be set up with 27.5+ wheels and a 150mm fork or 29er hoops and 140mm of front end squish. Click through to find out more.

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Lars Sternberg and Tyler Horton shred Northwest Arkansas


Pull out your bike and strap on your helmet. The Oz Trails in Northwest Arkansas are open year-round. Check out this video of Lars Sternberg and Tyler Horton shredding the goods.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Trail Bike


As cross-country bikes get slacker and enduro bikes get faster, it’s become increasingly difficult to draw a line between these two segments and good old fashioned trail bikes. After much debate, we finally settled on a definition — and a winner for 2016. Click through to see if you agree with our choices?

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Mtbr’s top 10 most viewed videos of 2016


Mtbr’s top 10 most viewed videos of 2016 features everything from glitter to department store bikes. Did your favorite make the list?

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Best night riding light


Innovation is not dead when it comes to bike lights, as these options offer unique new features and ease of use. This year’s winner is a budget priced light from an upstart company.

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Bails and fails with Josh Bryceland’s 50to1 crew


Even the professionals don’t clean all their tricks on the first try. Sometimes you have to pad up, learn to roll it out and be comfortable failing.

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Rocky Mountain Suzi Q embraces 27.5 standard


Traditional fat bikes are a blast in the snow and sand, but the handling can feel slow outside of their natural environment. New wheel and tire standards are helping change that.

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2016+ Lights Shootout: How to pick the right light


LEDs have brought on brighter, more compact lights with a dizzying array of features. Read on to learn more about the essentials for riding and what the best features are for you.

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Is this the steepest line ever?


Warning: If you are afraid of heights don’t watch this video. And if you are offended by the “F” word, cover your ears and then marvel as Moab local Kyle Mears drops into one of the steepest lines we’ve ever seen.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series touches down in Virginia


Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from Roanoke, Virginia. Find out if he can ride the unrideable at the Carvins Cove trail system.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Cross-country Bike


Gone are the days of one-trick-pony XC bikes. The modern cross-country machine is equally adept at climbing and descending. Here are three of the best from 2016.

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Video: Chris Akrigg takes trials to the (non) trails


Chris Akrigg takes his trials skills to the trails, except in this case, the trail is a field of boulders and normally impassible terrain.

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What to Look for in Mountain Bike Grips


So it’s time for a new set of grips, but what separates one from the next? Check out this video to find out what to look for when making your buying decision.

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This is Peaty: The final episode


In the final episode of This is Peaty, Steve Peat counts down his top memories of the past five years.

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Looking back at IMBA’S 2016 access and advocacy work


The work of the International Mountain Bicycling Association will never be done. But after a long year of fighting the good fight it’s worth looking back on some of the organization’s biggest successes.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Innovation of the Year


Yes, there are still plenty of holdouts who will argue otherwise, but as far as we are concerned the front derailleur is dead. And for that we thank 2016’s Mtbr Innovation of the Year.

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How To: Bedding In New Disc Brake Pads


You just bought new brake pads, but your braking performance is worse than before. So what the heck is wrong? Check out this video to find out.

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Negotiating wilderness boundaries to save Montana trails


Working with the local IMBA chapter MTB Missoula and statewide members, IMBA successfully negotiated creating a 3000-acre National Recreation Area companion designation in place of a wilderness proposal that threatened 30 miles of trail. Here’s how it happened.

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How mountain biking helped Sonya Looney define success


Sonya Looney is a pro racer who has learned to face her fears and recognize success through experiences on her bike.

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New OneUp Oval Chainrings and Top Guides


New bits from OneUp keep your older bike running smooth with the latest technology.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Enduro Bikes


This is a crowded field that has pushed the envelope of our sport. These bikes allow us to ride radical terrain at high speeds — and go uphill with relative efficiency, too.

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Emily Batty reflects on race season in web series finale


In the final episode of her web series, Canadian XC racing star Emily Batty reflects on the highs and lows of her 2016 season.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Rear Shock


This year’s battle for best mountain bike suspension shock was an epic showdown between air and coil. See which bump tamer took the top spot.

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What You Really Want to Buy Part III: Brakes


What is the most critical piece of gear on your bike? And by that we mean, which component, if it sucks, will have the biggest negative impact on your ride? Exactly…

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Protective Gear


As bikes get more capable and trails more aggressive, body and brain protection becomes more and more important. Here are the Mtbr picks for best pads and helmets on the market today.

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How Danny MacAskill planned his biggest leap


Remember that one time Danny MacAskill jumped off a rooftop, front flipped, and landed in the ocean 70 feet below? Here’s the backstory.

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What You Really Want to Buy Part II: Dropper Posts


If you haven’t already, you need to put a dropper post on your bike. Being able to instantly get your saddle into descending or pedaling position will change the way you ride. Dropper posts make you faster, while boosting the fun factor of your rides by allowing you to put your saddle in the perfect position all the time without stopping.

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VEE Tire Co. releases Rail Tracker and T-Fatty


Tire developer VEE Tire Co. has announced the release of Rail Tracker and T-Fatty, their newest tires in the plus size category.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Dropper Post


The dropper post went from nice to have to an essential piece of equipment in a few short years. Now, we have a crop of reliable posts that will help maximize the mountain bike experience. Here are three of the best from 2016.

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What You Really Want to Buy Part 1: Wheels


Nothing wakes up your bike like a quality wheelset. A good wheel upgrade will include a combination of increased stiffness, decreased weight, and improved freehub engagement, in ratios dependent on your particular needs.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Suspension Fork


With more incredible options than ever, picking our favorite fork wasn’t easy. In the end, we voted with our hearts….and wallets.

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This is Peaty: Peaty and Fairclough go to war


Tune in to watch Peaty lay down some old school dirt jump steeze, stay for the school boy antics.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Rider of the Year


Perhaps the truest sign of greatness is living up to expectation. And no rider had more expectation thrust on his shoulders in 2016 than Nino Schurter.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Mountain Bike Tire


Tire preference varies wildly depending on terrain and riding style, but our three favorites are tough, reliable, and stupid fun.

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Video: Touring Tokyo by BMX bike


Tokyo is one of the craziest places on earth. Explore the lights and culture on this fast paced (and trick laden) tour with BMX pro Nigel Sylvester.

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Beyond the Bike with Anne-Caroline Chausson


ACC is arguably the greatest mountain bike racer of all time. In recent years, she was forced to retire to fight for her life. After a tough bought with Cancer, she’s back.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Winners


We had a great giveaway this year with prizes ranging from desirable gadgets to complete bikes worth several thousand dollars. Here are the all the lucky winners.

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2017 VIDA MTB series schedule announced


The Yeti Cycles VIDA MTB Series has announced its lineup for 2017 with great riding locations in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. These women’s skills clinics emphasize the community of riders and the connections they make.

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