Interview: XC racing legend Tinker Juarez

At 54, Tinker Juarez has been racing bikes longer than many of his competitors have been alive. But that hasn’t dimmed the flame that is his insatiable competitive drive.

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Video: ‘Path Finder’ full length MTB movie

Polish riders Mariusz Bryja and Tomasz Dębiec ride the most epic places in European mountains like Polish Bieszczady, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia.

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Video: Felt Double Dare Fat bike fun in Switzerland

Gregor Laucht hits the snow flow on his Felt Double Double 30 fat bike on some fresh pow in Switzerland.

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Bike vacation? Travel tips to save money and have fun

Sonya travels all over the globe for events, races and appearances. Learn from her on how to keep sane and productive when traveling with bike to remote destinations.

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Opinion: Confessions of a trail dumb downer

Creating and maintaining trails is a difficult subject. Who decides how difficult the trail should be? How do we balance the needs of the many forces pulling the trail quality in all different directions?

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FOX goes 27.5+ with 110mm spacing on Factory 34 Float Fork

If there’s any doubt that 27.5+ would take off this year, they were erased by FOX’s introduction of this 27.5+ fork with 110mm hub spacing. This wider hub allows the fork legs and crown to accommodate a huge 27.5 tire like a 3.0 or 3.5 inch.

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Sneak Peek: Praxis Works wide range 11-40 10-speed MTB cassette

There is a market for 1×10 drivetrain systems but riders often run out of low gears. So they slap on aftermarket 42 tooth cogs, but there is some compromise in shifting. Praxis aims to solve that with their 11-40 10-speed cog.

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First Look: Specialized Atlas lightweight knee pad

Specialized enters the lightweight knee pad arena with this 156-gram set of pads. It features an impact hardening material and a fit that is designed to stay in place without straps.

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Review: Haro FLC 29 Pro carbon 29er hardtail

The Haro FLC 29 Pro offers a great value for the rider looking for a lightweight, carbon frame that can serve as an XC race bike as well as an all around trail bike.

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Video: Paul Basagoitia goes big in Utah

Freeride star Paul Basagoitia has a message for his fans: He’s back. In fact, he says he never left. Things just have changed a little. Find out what he means.

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Review: Durango Bikes Moonshine 650b

Durango Bikes set out to create a U.S. made 160mm travel All Mountain bike using the best technologies and components available. What they came up with is the alloy Moonshine with 27.5 wheels and a refined Horst Link suspension.

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Video: Riding the White Line – vertigo inducing trail provides challenge and thrill

Check out the dizzying heights of this trail. The phrase “don’t look down” comes to mind. Ever ridden anything like this? Let us know!

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NAHBS 2015: And the winners of this year’s show are…

Each year, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show brings together a unique and talented assortment of frame builders and bike enthusiasts. Some builders went above and beyond the rest and were recognized at the awards ceremony for their creativity, vision, and craftsmanship. Here is a run-down of some of this year’s winners.

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Poison Oak: Photos and Remedies

Poison oak shoots are already exploding in their red, juicy glory. This is a good time to brush up on your poison oak knowledge as identification and prevention is key.

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NAHBS 2015: Eclectic mountain bikes highlight show

The return of a legendary steel builder, new carbon layups, and everything in between highlight the mountain bike offerings at this year’s North American Handmade Bike Show.

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NAHBS 2015: Fat bikes abound at handmade show

With winter pounding the east coast, demand for fat bikes has skyrocketed. This dramatic rise in interest was evident at the North American Handmade Bike Show with an array of builders showing their latest fat creations.

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Video: The story behind Tom van Steenbergen’s massive front flip

What does it take to sail uncharted waters and do a front flip that has never been done before? Go behind the scenes and walk along with Tom van Steenbergen and Cam McCaul as they execute and plan the biggest front flip in MTB history.

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Review: RockShox RS-1 suspension fork

RockShox’s groundbreaking inverted fork offers superb performance — and a lofty price tag. So is it worth it?

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Video: Jonathan ‘Bike in a lifetime’

We love watching videos of pros as some of us aspire to their tricks or live their lifestyle. But what about the normal rider. Is he/she less passionate about riding? Here, Quentin Chaumy captures the essence of a rider named Jonathan.

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Video: Thank you, Bicycle

What does mountain biking mean to you? Is it a hobby, a sport or a lifestyle? If it’s a lifestyle for you, you will be able to relate to Lars Veenstra’s video that captures his gratitude to the mountain bike.

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Review: BMC Speedfox 130mm travel 29er

Mtbr rode the BMC Speedfox 29er near BMC’s office in Switzerland and Noble Canyon in San Diego, CA. The bike exhibited great range and capability.

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Review: GHOST Riot 7 LC Trail Bike

The Riot 7 LC from GHOST is a unique bike offering 130mm of travel rolling on 27.5″ wheels. Capable and fun, this bike likes to be run hard.

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Review: SRAM Guide RSC brakes

New Guide RSC brakes feature an all-new design, alleviating the bleeding and consistency woes of the predecessor Elixir product line. But are they better than Shimano?

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Outerbike provides bike buyers ultimate test ride

Moab mountain bike festival and others like it provide opportunity to sample sweet singletrack — and collect information to make a truly informed buying decision.

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Video: ‘Take Control’ Motivational video featuring Rick Koekoek

A breathtaking video showing Dutch trials ace Rick Koekoek climbing the Stairway to Heaven on bike. Don’t even THINK about the penalty for failure.

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