Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Dropper Post


The dropper post went from nice to have to an essential piece of equipment in a few short years. Now, we have a crop of reliable posts that will help maximize the mountain bike experience. Here are three of the best from 2016.

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What You Really Want to Buy Part 1: Wheels


Nothing wakes up your bike like a quality wheelset. A good wheel upgrade will include a combination of increased stiffness, decreased weight, and improved freehub engagement, in ratios dependent on your particular needs.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Suspension Fork


With more incredible options than ever, picking our favorite fork wasn’t easy. In the end, we voted with our hearts….and wallets.

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This is Peaty: Peaty and Fairclough go to war


Tune in to watch Peaty lay down some old school dirt jump steeze, stay for the school boy antics.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Rider of the Year


Perhaps the truest sign of greatness is living up to expectation. And no rider had more expectation thrust on his shoulders in 2016 than Nino Schurter.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Mountain Bike Tire


Tire preference varies wildly depending on terrain and riding style, but our three favorites are tough, reliable, and stupid fun.

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Video: Touring Tokyo by BMX bike


Tokyo is one of the craziest places on earth. Explore the lights and culture on this fast paced (and trick laden) tour with BMX pro Nigel Sylvester.

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Beyond the Bike with Anne-Caroline Chausson


ACC is arguably the greatest mountain bike racer of all time. In recent years, she was forced to retire to fight for her life. After a tough bought with Cancer, she’s back.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Winners


We had a great giveaway this year with prizes ranging from desirable gadgets to complete bikes worth several thousand dollars. Here are the all the lucky winners.

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2017 VIDA MTB series schedule announced


The Yeti Cycles VIDA MTB Series has announced its lineup for 2017 with great riding locations in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. These women’s skills clinics emphasize the community of riders and the connections they make.

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Slopestyle stars play game of E.N.D.U.R.O.


You probably remember the game of H.O.R.S.E. from your childhood. Well this version resembles that timeless classic, except it’s enduro specific.

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All Mountain Style Frame Guard review


If your heart sinks every time you chip your paint, you’ll be interested in these frame guards from All Mountain Style.

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Hardtail hooning on the stunning Ireland coast


Plus size tires were originally designed for backcountry adventures, but those attributes also make them ideal for an aggressive hardtail.

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Crested Butte Chronicles: Catching up with Doug Bradbury


Unless you were born in the 1970s or earlier, you’ve probably never heard of Doug Bradbury. But if you ride a suspension-equipped mountain bike (or have ridden around Crested Butte), you owe the man a debt of gratitude.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 14


Day 14 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Edward L. – Winner of the Rokform Pro Series Bike Mount Kit!

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Fatback Bikes launches redesigned Corvus frameset


Fatback has made major improvements to the Corvus frameset, with a compete ground up redesign.

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Rough Lines with Jordie Lunn


While the cinematography won’t blow you away, Jordie Lunn’s dedication and talent are sure to stoke you out. Warning: adult language.

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Behind the scenes with the Specialized EWS mechanics


While the cameras are pointed at the athletes, the mechanics wrench away, ensuring their riders can focus on the race ahead.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 13


Day 13 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to James R. – Winner of the RockyMounts SplitRail Hitch Rack!

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Steve Peat and Ken Block in latest Last Orders episode


Steve Peat heads to Park City, Utah, to visit Ken Block, ENVE, and Lizard Skins in the latest episode of This is Peaty.

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MRP releases Ramp Control Cartridges for Fox 34 forks


With the success of the Ramp Control Cartridge for RockShox, MRP has followed through with Fox compatible cartridges and now has the them available for 2016 or newer Fox 34 forks that have the FIT4 and GRIP dampers.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 12


Day 12 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Mark P. – Winner of the Trek Superfly 26 Kids Bike!

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Should you drop cash to save grams or lose weight?


Staying in shape is tough over the holidays, but can make a bigger difference in performance than any gift under the tree.

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Could you power your home with a bike?


The average American household uses 1,000 kilowatt-hours of energy. How much of that could you produce with a bicycle powered generator?

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 10


Day 10 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Bob M. – Winner of the Lezyne Deca Drive 1500XXL Light!

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Ellsworth takes aggressive measures to lure back customers


Ellsworth has had a rough couple of years, but the brand is trying to stage a comeback with aggressive new marketing strategies.

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Here’s why the housing market is heating up in Bend, Oregon


With housing prices at an all-time high in California, it’s no wonder outdoor enthusiasts are flocking to places like Bend.

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e*thirteen TRS tire review


Buy these tires immediately — they changed this tester’s life and he says they will change yours, too. Here’s why.

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How To: Get your stolen bike back


There are few things that feel worse than discovering your bike has been stolen. Rather than wallowing in self-pity, here’s how to take action and get it back.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 9


Day 9 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Steve M. – Winner of the Park Tool Repair Stand!

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Meet one of America’s richest (and forward thinking) mountain bikers


Walmart heir Tom Walton is helping turn Northwest Arkansas into riding Mecca, and a great place to live.

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A day in Telluride with Jeff Kendall-Weed


Beautiful vistas, insane trail, and Jeff Kendall-Weed? This is going to be good.

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World Cup DH racer Tracey Hannah gives TED Talk


Downhill racer Tracey Hannah has overcome sponsorship challenges and major injuries in her pursuit of victory. Learn more about what motivates her in this TED Talk.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 8


Day 8 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Matthew R. – Winner of the Leatt DBX 4.0 Orange Shorts & Jersey!

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e*thirteen 9-46t TRSr 1×11 cassette first look


e*Thirteen trumps SRAM Eagle’s range and weight with its new XD-compatible 11-speed cassette.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 7


Day 7 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Mark N. – Winner of the Pactimo Apex MTB Shorts!

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Crossing Colorado by mountain bike


Pro XC racer Russell Finsterwald takes on the 486-mile Colorado Trail, which connects the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver with Durango is the southwest corner of the state. Its highest point is 13,271 feet above sea level, and most of the trail is above 10,000 feet.

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Gear up for the final episodes of This is Peaty


Steve Peat is a legend. He’s officially retired now, but you can still relive the magic in these final installments of This is Peaty.

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Highlights from Cycle-Ball World Championships


This video has nothing to do with mountain biking but it’s still worth watching.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 6


Day 6 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Wendi B. – Winner of the Haibike SDURO FullNine eMTB!

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27.5 vs. 29: Sonya Looney chimes in


Does size really matter? If we’re talking mountain bike wheels, my answer is, it depends, says Sonya Looney.

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Mavic shows off 2017 mountain bike range


Though arguably best known for its road wheels and yellow neutral service cars at the Tour de France, France’s Mavic has made a hard push into the mountain bike arena with an expansive product line-up that includes wheels, helmets, shoes and apparel.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 5


Day 5 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Arnie N. – Winner of the Framed Bikes Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike!

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Magura launches signature edition Danny MacAskill Brake


Danny MacAskill’s just launched Magura signature brake introduces a new lever design and ships in a special neon yellow colorway.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 3


Day 3 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Dean W. – Winner of the Five Ten Kestrel Shoes Team Black!

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The Calling is Evil’s new extra rowdy short travel trail sled


In the market for a short travel trail bike but discouraged by the lack of rowdy options? This new bike from Evil just might be the answer.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets for your favorite cyclist


From lights that auto adjust brightness, to smart trainers and high-def cameras, there are countless ways to add a little high tech flare to your next ride. Here are some of our favorites for this holiday season.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 2


Day 2 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to David K. – Winner of the Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS Vertigo Helmet!

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Video: How to ride slippery trails


After a summer of riding dry hardpack, it’s time to refresh those winter riding skills.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: When money is no object


Let’s forget about “need” for a moment and move on to “want.” After all, that’s completely in line with the spirit of Christmas (at least the whole Black Friday part). Here are a few choice items that would make anyone feel like they got your first bike all over again.

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