Dave Wiens named IMBA Executive Director


Arguably one the all-time best known fat tire racers in U.S. history, Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and Leadville Trail 100 legend Dave Wiens has been named the new executive director of the
International Mountain Bicycling Association.

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Pivot Phoenix component line debuts


When manufacturers use branded parts on their builds, it usually means they’re trying to hit a price point. Pivot doesn’t play that game.

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Pro Koryak dropper post review


Shimano is well regarded in the cycling world for the durability and quality of their components, so we were extra excited for their first foray into the dropper market. See how the new post fared in the Mtbr review.

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Mitch Ropelato does urban enduro


Trails unrideable due to the weather? Take a cue from Mitch and go out for a street session!

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Intense Tracer enduro bike completely redesigned


The Tracer is Intense’s best selling model. With the latest update, the California-based bike maker gave it more aggressive geometry, a new suspension design, and more.

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Staran FSM-140 trail bike review


New Canadian brand aiming to deliver value and performance with a 140mm trail bike spec’d with great components for the money.

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How to Ride Snow with Nico Vink and Friends


For a lot of people, winter means ski season. The skis come out and bikes are stored in a cold garage waiting for it to be summer again. Nico Vink, however, think it’s a bit sad that his faithful companions are put aside just because the trails are covered in snow.

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Cane Creek introduces new headsets for 2017


Highlights of new Cane Creek 2017 product include lower weight and new steering damping technology.

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Bontrager Line Pro flat pedals review


Flat pedals are gaining ground, as more riders strive learn to handle a bike without being clipped in. Bontrager offers a no-frills pedal option with its Line Pro. See how they perform in this Mtbr review.

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Sidi MTB Dragon 4 shoe review


Sidi’s MTB Dragon 4 shoes are geared toward the serious amateur cross-country racer (or Strava’holic) who’s seeking light weight, stiff carbon sole pedaling efficiency, and ample fit adjustability.

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Rocky Mountain Pipeline plus bike review


Think plus bikes are just for beginners? The Rocky Mountain Pipeline might change your mind. Check out the Mtbr review.

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Maxxis Minion and HighRoller Plus tires weights and measurements


Plus Tires is a growing category eagerly awaiting the arrival of more tires with better side knobs and sidewalls. How big are they and how much do they weigh?

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BTR Tough Rake trail building tool launches


Part rake, part tamper, part machete, the MacLeod is an incredibly versatile tool for trail builders. BTR’s Tough Rake that’s that tool for trail building one step further.

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Racer nearly falls off bridge in scary road race crash


You think that one booter at the bike park is gnarly? Check out this insane crash that nearly sent someone hurtling off a bridge.

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Leatt DBX 5.0 jersey and shorts review


Leatt is a company focused on R&D and that core strength is showcased in their new DBX 5.0 clothing line.

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Flashback to the Summer of Grom


As a kid, the highlight of the author’s summer each year was cruising my BMX around the neighbourhood and camping trips with my dad. Now that his 9-year old son Weston has fallen in love with biking, he decided to make this past summer one that he would never forget.

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10 cheap bike hacks


Did you just buy a new bike but can’t afford any serious upgrades? Here are 10 cheap mods to get you tinkering.

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It’s official: Canyon is coming to America in 2017


It’s never been a question of if. It was always just a matter of when German direct-to-consumer bike seller Canyon arrived on U.S. shores. That question has finally been answered, as this week the bike making giant with a vast product line announced it would be open for business on this side of the Atlantic in Q3 of 2017.

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GoPro Karma drone back on sale


The GoPro Karma was recalled three months ago due to a power failure problem. After a redesign and extensive testing, the highly anticipated drone is back on the market.

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2017 Fat Bike World Championships Epilogue


Bikes, beers, bands, and high-speed fat freeriding highlight second-annual event in Crested Butte, Colorado.

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How Julbo sunglasses are made


Ever wonder how sunglass frames and lenses are made? We visited Julbo’s French headquarters for a closer look.

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Tom Ritchey builds a bike in Old Skool x New School


Tom Ritchey is an undeniable icon of the sport and a bicycle frame building legend. Recently he visited The Bicycle Academy in the U.K. to spend some time hanging out, teaching students, and to build a bike with the young frame builders that run this school in Somerset, England.

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New Feedback Sports Team Edition tool kit and more


Feedback Sports is getting in to the wrenching game with a tool collection that’s highlighted by the Team Edition Tool Kit, and also includes the less expensive Ride Prep Tool Kit and a complete set of T-handle wrenches.

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5 trail taming mountain bike mud tires


While you should never ride multi-use or sensitive trails when they are wet, you might as well get ready for a wet, lift-accessed spring with a good mud tire set-up. Here are five great options.

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Contest: Win Canfield Brothers New Crampon Mountain Flat Pedals


Enter to win a pair of Canfield Brothers’ largest flat pedal ever! Six pairs are on the line, with a total value of $894!

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Specialized S-Works 6 XC shoe review


We spent some time thinking about how to describe the Specialized S-Works 6 XC mountain bike shoes, and really, it’s pretty easy: They’re the lightest, most connected XC race shoes we’ve ever worn.

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Geoff Gulevich in Gullyver’s Travels: Episode One


Check out the latest from Geoff Gulevich in a new web video series dubbed Gullyver’s Travels. In episode No. 1 Gully does France with Rocky Mountain teammate Tito Tomasi.

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Rémy Métailler chooses TRP Brakes for 2017


TRP announced this week a new partnership with French freeride and video star Rémy Métailler. Known as the ‘Flying Frenchie’, Métailler brings to the table a level of riding matched by few in the mountain bike world which is sure to prove a valuable asset to TRP.

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7 best stretches for cyclists


If there’s one thing we’ve learned in our decades of riding, it’s the importance of stretching. It’s the one tool that can help alleviate your pain and tightness throughout the year. Let Sonya Looney show you her favorite stretches.

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Pacenti PDent stem and bar review


Cockpits are changing for the better as top tubes are getting longer and stems getting shorter. But one of the limiting factors is the modern stem only fits physically at 30mm or longer. Pacenti has a dented handlebar design that threatens to break the mold of bike geometry.

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6 tricks to fix tire punctures


Slashed your tire and don’t want to walk home? Here are six tricks to help get you rolling again.

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Norco Sight updated with new geometry


Norco refreshes Sight with small but key updates.

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Yeti Hopper Flip 12 cooler review


Mtbr digs into a Yeti Cooler to see how good they really are — and if they’re worth the exceptionally high price.

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Sonya Looney’s key clothing for cold weather riding


Winter can be painful. Upon walking out the door, you subconsciously cringe in bitter anticipation of the cold air stinging your warm cheeks. But when dressed right, riding in cold weather can be comfortable and fun.

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Nukeproof Horizon CL and CS clipless pedals debut


Nukeproof’s first foray into clipless pedals offers high-end features and new technology at competitive prices.

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SwitchBack Tailgate pad review


The SwitchBack transforms the ordinary tailgate pad into an convenient chair with seat back.

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Bike Fenders Round-Up


When nature delivers puddles and streams of water to your local trails, fenders are the required tool for the job. Here’s a rundown of some of the fender options we’re testing right now.

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Brandon Semenuk Negative Infinity video is a jaw dropper


Moody woods, loamy goodness, and unreal talent add up to another Internet hit from the world’s best freeride mountain biker.

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SRAM Roam 50 carbon trail wheels launched


SRAM’s trail wheel line-up has expanded, with a new carbon 29er rim joining the mix. Featuring the rapid engagement of the company’s Double Time hub, the new Roam 50’s stiffer, wider-profile carbon rim is billed as offering a new level of responsiveness, predictability, and speed. MSRP Price is $1298 for the set ($599 front, $699 rear).

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Art’s Cyclery Staff Pick: Kali Maya MTB Helmet


In the crowded category of “trail” or “enduro” helmets, the Kali Maya stands out. While most of the helmets in this category look as big as a small planet, the Maya has a low profile, scoring big style points and also, as Kali claims, a hefty safety bonus.

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IMBA Instructor Certification Program expands for 2017


The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Instructor Certification Program (ICP) has opened registration for a portion of its 2017 course schedule, offering dozens of training options across the country. IMBA’s ICP plans to roll out new training opportunities this year including Level 2 Recertification and a revamped Level 3 Certification with additional skills.

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Meditation basics with Sonya Looney


Sit down on a chair or the floor with eyes closed, do a scan of your body from head to toe including the contact points of your body, and simply focus on your breath for 10 minutes. You’ll be surprised how much it can benefit you on the bike.

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5 hot mountain bike components for 2017


The wheels of progress roll onward, upward, and then downhill, which is what keeps those smiles stuck on our faces after every ride. This year looks to be packed with cool new tech, and while we can’t guarantee the staying power of anything new in the cycling world, we think these five items will be just as cool in 12 months as they are now.

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7 reasons why Fat Bike World Championships is gonna go off


For the second year running, Crested Butte, Colorado, is putting the phat in fat biking with the second annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championships. Starting with a kick-off party next Wednesday, fat heads from around the country (and even globe) will be treated to four days of the best winter riding anywhere.

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2017 YT Jeffsy, Capra, and Tues bikes launched


For 2017, the Young Talents Jeffsy, Capra, and Tues will all be available in a CF Pro Race version, including a new flagship “liquid metal” paint job. This will also be XL frame sizes for both the Capra CF and Tues CF.

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How to choose a mountain bike pump


Ideally, every mountain biker should have at least two pumps: a floor pump for home use and a hand pump to take on rides. Here is what you need to know about each one.

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Julbo Aero sunglasses review


Sunglasses maker Julbo is well regarded in the mountaineering world for their impressive technologies, but does that translate to mountain biking? Check out the Mtbr review to find out.

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Specialized Recon Mixed Terrain Shoes review


If you’re familiar with terms such as gravel grinding or groad, have considered signing up for Grinduro or Dirty Kanza, or simply like to ride your road bike where others typically won’t go, Specialized’s Recon Mixed Terrain shoes may be right up your (unpaved) alley. And they’re a great option for aggressive XC riders, too.

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Troy Lee Designs Raid Knee Guard review


If you are interested in knee protectors that offer downhill-level security but can still be pedaled in, the Troy Less Designs Knee Guards are worth a look.

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Dakine Seeker 15L hydration pack review


From backcountry epics to enduro racing, Dakine’s Seeker 15-liter hydration pack with included 2-liter reservoir and removable spine protector is built for all manner of mountain bike adventures. Check out the Mtbr review to learn more.

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