2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Best mountain bike helmets

Helmets have changed a lot in the last couple years, adding a range of usable features that ramp up safety to a new level. Here are the Mtbr favorites for this holiday season.

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Trial by fire: Rocky Mountain Element at BC Bike Race

The BC Bike Race may bear the outward appearance of an XC race, but the techy terrain and grueling conditions require more than your standard racy hardtail.

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Weatherneck makes winter riding less painful

Tired of freezing your face? The new Weatherneck system is an ingenious smart layering system for your head.

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How to: Proper bolt tightening patterns

When installing a new chainring (or other critical component) there’s a specific pattern you should use when tightening the bolts. Simply reefing them down one-by-one just wont do.

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Shimano XT Di2 takes on BC Bike Race

The BC Bike Race is a grueling 7-day test of athlete endurance and bike durability. Rocky, rooty trails in the rain proved to be a great testing ground for Shimano’s new Di2 mountain platform.

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5 core exercises guaranteed to improve your cycling

Pro racer Sonya Looney details the workout routine that helps her stay race ready.

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Vorsprung promises improved suspension with Luftkappe

Think the RockShox Pike or Lyrik can’t get any better? Vorsprung says, think again.

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Bike Check: Danny MacAskill’s Santa Cruz Nomad CC

Check out the YouTube star’s bike of choice for a recent trip to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro — and the IMBA World Summit in Arkansas.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for the cyclists in your life

If the gearhead in your life loves to spend their evenings tinkering, then consider one of these great gift ideas.

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Retro vs Modern: Evolution of full suspension MTBs

In the past five years, the mountain bike has evolved drastically. So how do the newest full suspension rigs stack up to the originals?

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Trail Hunter: Weekend State of Mind

Normally, GoPro footage is tedious, boring, or flat out gives us a headache. That’s not the case here, as Matt Hunter and Matty Miles shred incredible locations.

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Video: Torture testing a $1000 hardtail

Can an $1000 hardtail survive bike park abuse under a professional rider? The results may surprise you.

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Video: Springs versus dampers

The basic difference between a spring and damper is enough to understand, but delving deeper will help you better tune your bike.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Hot MTB components

An awesome frame is a good thing, but it’s the components that dial it in for your riding terrain and style. Here are some of our favorite components from a sea of contenders.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series heads to North Carolina

Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forrest.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: The best presents for mountain bikers

The most wonderful time of the year is here — and that means it’s holiday shopping season. But instead of battling the flat screen-buying masses at Walmart, turn your attention to the two-wheeled world.

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Video: Trials riding in a fiberglass junkyard

Set in a 9 acre lot covered in over 600 fiberglass statues, this video might be one of the weirdest we’ve ever posted.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Indoor training gear

Training indoors it tough, but you can make it better for you or your loved ones with some of these great gift ideas.

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Trek boss offers president-elect Trump advice

We don’t often interject politics into mountain biking, but we couldn’t pass on sharing John Burke’s 12 Simple Solutions to Save America.

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Contest: Win a Six-Month Ultimate MTB/Enduro Training Program

Enter to win the famous six-month mountain biking/enduro training program, valued at $99 each!

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Armor and protection

With advances in protection, comfort, and ventilation there’s almost no reason not to wear knee pads when you ride. These are the best we’ve tested this year — and will all make great gifts.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Bikes and gear for kids

Not sure what to get your kids this year? No matter what their riding style is, they’re sure to love one of the following two-wheel inspired gift ideas.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Lights for off road and on

This guide features the best headlights at a variety of price points. Some are great for after-dark trail riding, others help assure you’ll be seen on the road day or night. Many of them are handy around the house as well.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Mountain bike stocking stuffers

Cycling is an expensive hobby, but you don’t need to take out a second mortgage to buy a gift. Check out our favorites for under $50.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Books for bikers

We learned a long time ago that reading is fundamental — and in this case the emphasis is truly on fun. Here are a half dozen cycling book gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.

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