Bontrager Line Pro handlebar and stem review


Last year’s introduction of Line Pro bike components is a big step forward for the Bontrager brand, an excellent line of products worthy of Keith Bontrager’s reputation for quality. Does this continue the momentum?

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A new tire size is coming and it doesn’t suck


Plus sized erupted in popularity last year. The problem for many aggressive riders is that they didn’t hold up. Now a new tire size is coming that should split the difference between plus size and traditional tires.

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Mavic Crossmax XL Pro shoes review


Tired of mountain bike shoes that are stiff as a steel i-beam with almost no tread for those inevitable hike-a-bikes? Designed with input from professional enduro riders Jerome Clementz and Fabien Barel? This one is worth a look.

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Learn about the time Paul (of Paul Components) tried to build frames


Once upon a time, Paul Components tried to branch out into frame building. Learn more about the story from the man himself in this video.

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Get stoked for the weekend with this banger edit from New Zealand


This edit is so good, you’ll want to leave work early to go ride.

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Bontrager Line Pro 40 29+ carbon wheels review


The Line Pro 40 carbon wheelset is one of several new Line Pro components that have significantly upped the quality and design aesthetics game of the Bontrager brand. Is it worth the price of the upgrade over aluminum?

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Contest: Win the Ultimate Syncros Mountain Bike Kit


Enter to win everything you need to hit the trails ready to roll this spring! Total value $500!

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Cam McCaul gets crafty with POV cameras in his latest edit


Anthill Films gets crafty with POV cameras in this edit with Cam McCaul.

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RockShox Pike gets a major refresh


The new RockShox Pike seeks to disrupt the industry again by introducing a slew of new upgrades.

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FatDuro fat bike enduro race report


Delayed a couple months because of the California Snowpocalypse, the Fat bike enduro event know as FatDuro broke some new ground with ground with this pioneering event.

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Polygon’s Square One EX bike


Polygon’s latest introduces a new suspension system unlike anything you’ve seen before. And they claim this 180mm travel bike pedals like a 120mm bike, yet performs better than some downhill bikes.

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What the heck is a chuckanut?


For his latest edit, former World Cup DH racer Bryn Atkinson visited the Chuckanut mountains. The end result? One minute, 52 seconds of berm blasting goodness.

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Inside look at Fox’s “budget” Fit Grip Damper


Fox’s new “budget” oriented FIT GRIP forks offer impressive performance for the money. To learn more about how they work, check out this video by suspension tuner Vorsprung.

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Marin Alcatraz Dirt Jumper returns


Anyone out there have a soft spot for dirt jumpers? Marin’s latest has great lines, a killer paint job, and was designed in conjunction with one of the best slopestyle riders.

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How To Jump On A Mountain Bike


Jumping is a vital skill on a mountain bike, but can often be a daunting one, too. Check out this video to learn the basic steps to improve your jumping technique.

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Are narrow handlebars the next big thing?


Remember when ultra wide bars were all the rage? Things are changing. If the pros are indication, it might be time to dig your old bars out of the spare parts bin.

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Haro Shift R9 LT bike review


The components are a highlight of this bike, as Haro is an established brand that is aggressively re-entering the mountain bike market after a hiatus.

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Training (and chilling) with Aaron Gwin and Richie Rude


Two of the world’s’ fastest racers meet up to ride and train in the California sunshine. Fast and furious is an understatement.

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Courdurier, Dailly triumph at rain soaked EWS No. 2


It was another wet and wild race day, as rain hammered the second round of the Enduro World Series, the Shimano Enduro Tasmania.

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Soquel Demo Forest remains closed


With 88.5 inches of rain in the last 5 months, Soquel Demo Forest has sustained significant damage. In addition, blockage of roads and park fire roads makes rescue impossible for fallen mountain bikers.

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Bontrager Rapid Pack review


It’s not a new idea but it seems like the folks at Bontrager got the fanny pack design right on for mountain bikers. Read on and find out why we think it can carry your bottle and gear efficiently.

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Enduro World Series Round 2 course preview


For Round No. 2 of the EWS, racers head to the Australian Outback. Get a closer look at the track they’ll be tackling in this POV footage.

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Ride Your F#%king Bike movie free right now


In this full length film, cameras follow Josh Bryceland, Josh Lewis, Kirt Voreis, and a number of other Fox Head athletes on a three week road trip. Viewer discretion is advised.

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This is how women’s mountain bike edits should look


Check out this shred session in Squamish with Lorraine Blancher. It’s too bad this edit is only one minute long.

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Capturing Vincent Tupin’s style


On his bike, VinnyT’s style is unmistakable. His feet are twisted and his hands loose and open on the bars. In the air or on the ground, he is one with the bike but never locked in with it. Watch and marvel at his style.

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Spy shot leaks of new Santa Cruz Nomad 4


V10 style linkage may hold the key to even better suspension performance.

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9Point8 and Wolf Tooth collaborate on Digit dropper lever


The new 9Point8 Digit uses the same bones as the Wolf Tooth ReMote, but has a modified leverage ratio and lever shape.

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2017 Absa Cape Epic: Looking back on epic edition


It’s been called the Tour de France of mountain biking. And while that might be a stretch, you can’t deny the gravitas of South Africa’s Cape Epic mountain bike stage race. Here’s a look back at the 2017 event.

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Fabio Wibmer proves freeride ain’t dead in this urban edit


When you ride a mountain bike, you start to see the world a bit differently. Every curb cut becomes a huck and there’s massive gaps everywhere you look — especially if your name is Fabio Wibmer.

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Specialized introduces Make it Yours custom program


Specialized is offering four limited edition Stumpjumper frame colors as part of its new Make it Yours program.

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2017 ​Cannondale Trigger and Jekyll launched


A year after the first prototypes were spotted on the race circuit, Cannondale has released new versions of the Trigger and Jekyll.

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Enduro World Series lands in Tasmania


The Enduro World Series will swap New Zealand’s native forests for the Australian outback as it heads to Derby for Round No. 2, the Shimano Enduro Tasmania this weekend.

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First Ride Review: Fox Float X2 for 2017 Specialized Enduro


Fox has updated its Float X2 shock to fit 2017 Specialized Enduro frames. Our tester would be bouncing with joy, if it wasn’t so well damped.

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New RockShox Reverb 1x remote released


The Reverb is among the most popular dropper posts on the market, but its lever is a bit dated, designed before the dominance of 1x drivetrains. Now they’ve introduced a trigger style lever optimized for 1x drivetrains and cockpits with no front shifter.

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Dream Build: Santa Cruz Hightower with all the trimmings


This Santa Cruz Hightower with dreamy component spec is admittedly a little over the top. But when you live and ride in a place like Crested Butte, your bike should be worth more than your car.

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Video: Life as a mountain biker in LEGO World


In LEGO world the most advanced bikes come equipped with non-moving handlebars and permanent kick stands.

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Nicholi Rogatkin’s winning Crankworx slopestyle run


After years of trying, American Nicholi Rogatkin finally stomped a Crankworx winning run, taking the top podium stop in Rotorua, New Zealand. Click through to see how it all went down.

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Top bikes of Philly Bike Expo: Oddity Cycles


Steering clear of the straight-tube look, this first-time Philly Bike Expo exhibitor from Ft. Collins, Colorado, builds exclusively from steel and titanium tubes.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss: Ridgeline Trail at Boyette Bike Park


Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from the Ridgeline Trail at the Boyette Bike Park near Lithia, Florida, southeast of Tampa Bay.

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Top bikes of Philly Bike Expo: Groovy Cycleworks Funky Fun


Any Groovy Cycleworks bike is guaranteed to have a paint job that can be described as psychedelic. And Walter himself is likely to greet you wearing Birkenstocks.

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Contest: Win a Stan’s NoTubes MK3 Wheelset


Enter to win your choice of Stan’s NoTubes MK3 Wheelset! Total value $679.00!

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Top bikes of Philly Bike Expo: Portus Enduro Bike


German frame builder Alex Clauss was proud to display one of the only full-suspension enduro bikes at the Philly Expo

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You can now watch one of the best documentaries on downhill racing for free


The film 3 Minute Gaps was directed by award-winning filmmaker Clay Porter. It follows the sports best for a period of two years as they race around the globe.

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X-Fusion McQueen Plus fork review


The new McQueen fork from X-Fusion retails for roughly 20% less than it’s competitors. So how does it compare?

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The Dudes of Hazzard are back with Dreams Shattered


By the end of this edit, you’ll be itching to slap berms and pick mud out of your teeth.

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Top bikes of Philly Bike Expo: Engin Cycles


Philadelphia-based builder Drew Guldalian of Engin shows off a sweet titanium hardtail mountain bike.

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Rolflex massage tool review


Foam rollers, massage balls, and sticks are all great tools for aging mountain bikers to fight off post-ride pain. Now Mtbr takes a look at the Rolflex massage tool to see if it can help our aches and pains, too.

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Finding the edge: Big Sandy race report


Piloting a new Santa Cruz Tallboy 3, the author goes from a sure-thing podium placing to wondering what could have been. These are the things you learn when pushing up against the mental edge.

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Pimp My Ride: Jamis Dakota Team XC racer


Inspiration for his custom decal set is the Rescue Racing Team, an organization that raises money for the Charles Smithgall Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in northern Georgia.

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Aaron Gwin’s Off-Season, Episode Two


Behind every great racer is an even better mechanic. For Aaron Gwin, that man is John Hall. Learn more about their relationship in this episode of the Aaron Gwin’s Off-season web series.

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