Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups

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Trail Report: Riding Indiana’s Brown County State Park

In an effort to boost visitation, Indiana State Parks is developing high quality mountain bike’centric trail systems. Brown County is one of the Hoosier state’s best MTB destinations.

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Ibis launches Trans-Fat fat bike

Using the same front triangle as the Tranny 29, the Trans-Fat features a new rear triangle that accepts 4” fat bike tires, making it a highly versatile package.

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MTBR Holiday Giveaway – Day 13

MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 13 has ended. The winner of the NOX Composites Carbon Rims is Chris F. from Knoxville, TN.

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MTBR Holiday Giveaway – Day 12

MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 12 has ended. The winner of the Maxxis Aggressor Tires is Lisa E. from Gladstone, MI.

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MTBR Holiday Giveaway – Day 11

MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 11 has ended. The winner of the Chris King hubs from WheelBuilder.com is Ben M. from Cincinnati, OH.

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Guest Opinion: The Sustainable Trails Coalition responds

In response to outside criticism, STC co-founder Ted Stroll explains rationale behind organization’s strategy and why it can succeed.

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Guest Opinion: Say no to the Sustainable Trails Coalition

Former IMBA board president Ashley Korenblat speaks out against fledgling trail advocacy group and its tactics.

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MTBR Holiday Giveaway – Day 10

MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 10 has ended. The winner of the Bontrager OMW Shoes is Alex M. from Indianapolis, IN.

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BRG launching helmets with built-in 360-degree video tech

The days of clunky POV camera mounts cluttering our MTB helmets could be numbered. BRG Sports, parent company of Giro and Bell, has announced a partnership with 360-degree camera innovators 360fly, with plans to develop a line of new helmets featuring 360fly’s single-lens 4K 360-degree video capture technology.

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Must Watch: Danny MacAskill has no fear in Cascadia

Like all of Danny MacAskill’s videos, this is one you don’t want to miss.

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MTBR Holiday Giveaway – Day 9

MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 9 has ended. The winner of the Bontrager Gnarwhal Tires is Thomas Z. from Reedsburg, WI.

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Review: Oakley Airbrake MX goggles

For the price of one pair of Oakley Airbrake goggles, you could buy several cheaper pairs, plus have beer money left over. Are they worth the staggering price tag?

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MTBR Holiday Giveaway – Day 8

MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 8 has ended. The winner of the Bontrager Stormshell Over Socks is Dan S. from West Seneca, NY.

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NEMBA asks IMBA to clarify position on electric bikes

Email sent to IMBA urges organization to support the Sustainable Trails Coalition and its efforts to overturn the blanket ban on bikes in Wilderness, and clarify its position on electric mountain bikes.

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MTBR Holiday Giveaway – Day 7

MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 7 has ended. The winner of the Free Agent Maverick BMX Bike is Tim F. from Arroyo Grande, CA.

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8 Best POV camera gifts

The holidays can be awkward enough without being subjected to crappy POV footage of your family’s outdoor adventures. Help stop the creation of bad video by giving the budding Scorsese in your life one of these great gifts.

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Factory Tour: Yeti Cycles HQ

Take a quick tour with us of the Yeti Offices in Golden, Co to get a feel for how they live, play, and work.

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MTBR Holiday Giveaway – Day 6

MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 6 has ended. The winner of the 1up USA Quick Rack is Ryan T. from North Las Vegas, NV.

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MTBR Holiday Giveaway – Day 5

MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 5 has ended. The winner of the Louis Garneau Gravel MTB Shoes is Nathan O. from Homer, IL.

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How To: Stretching for cyclists

What are 4 stretches you can do in about 15 minutes that will address cycling specific muscle tightness?  Try this for 2 weeks and do it 3-4 times a week.  Feel the difference?  I bet you will.

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MTBR Holiday Giveaway – Day 4

MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 4 has ended. The winner of the Bontrager Flare R Tail Light is Brian M. from San Francisco, CA.

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Review: Fenix BC21R

This is a surprising light because of its quality construction and really nicely shaped beam pattern and warm color for only $80. Field-replaceable batteries are a nice bonus.

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Does gearing affect suspension performance?

Can a small chainring negatively affect suspension performance? How about one of those big bail out cogs? To find the answers to those questions and more we turned to Pivot Cycles frontman Chris Cocalis. Read our interview.

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Review: Santa Cruz 5010

For the adventurous all-mountain rider who would rather pedal than shuttle, you’d be hard pressed to find a better bike than the Santa Cruz 5010. Find out why in our full review.

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MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 3

MTBR Holiday Giveaway Day 3 has ended. The winner of the 1up USA Single Bicycle Quik Rack is Paul N. from Vancouver, BC.

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