Behind the scenes of the Mavic Trans Provence

France is world famous for its wine and cheese, but it’s the incredible single track that keeps us coming back. Before you plan your trip, head past the break to learn more about two of the region’s best mountain bike guides.

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Riding Red Bull Rampage terrain with no brakes

Red Bull Rampage has trained our minds to associate Virgin, Utah, with downhill rigs and massive hucks, but hitting that terrain on a brakeless dirt jumper? Now that’s different.

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AbsoluteBLACK 77designz oval guide launched

AbsoluteBLACK has introduced its first upper chain guide specifically designed to work in conjunction with oval chainrings, which are claimed to ensure complete chain control at every angle of the crank’s rotation.

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Generation Next: Folsom Races for Groms

Mountain bike events for middle schoolers in Folsom, California, deliver quality race experiences — and life lessons.

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Gallery: Excitebike inspired Santa Cruz Bronson

If you loved the 8-bit video game era, then you’re going to love this custom graphics kit.

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Face Off: Fat bike vs Plus bike

The low air pressures and gigantic tires found on fat bikes allow them to be ridden anywhere. Now that some newer trail bikes are taking advantage of similar tire technology, how do the two compare?

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Whistler Mountain Bike Park is open!

The world famous Whistler Bike Park is up and running for 2016 — and this video below does a great job of capturing the excitement. Hours are 10am-5pm with Extended Play hours until 8pm on Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings.

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ASS Does Downieville: Back for another summer

The lure of the Lost Sierra couldn’t keep the ASS away, so he’s back for more. This week we hear about trail conditions, old mine shafts, and rallying beater cars off cliffs. Buckle up.

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Contest: Saris SuperClamp Bike Rack Giveaway

Saris is giving away a SuperClamp Prize Pack worth over $750.00. Grand Prize includes a Saris SuperClamp 2 bike rack, Saris bicycle beverage carrier and Saris Cycling apparel kit from Panache.

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Spy shots of updated FOX Live Valve

It’s no secret that FOX is working on an electronic suspension system, but new spy shots reveal it’s getting much closer to production.

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Mavic XA Pro Carbon trail wheels unveiled

New do-it-all composite hoops have 26mm internal rim width, come in 27.5 and 29, and are UST tubeless with a hookless profile.

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Gunnison Growler: A true mountain biker’s race

Cross-country races run the gamut. Some are epic tests of aerobic challenge, but lack any real technical difficulty. Others trend the other direction, requiring its competitors to have both a big engine — and the ability to handle a bike.

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Stan’s NoTubes and e*thirteen discuss glitter in tire sealant

We know that using home brew mixtures like glitter or rice can help seal up large punctures, so why don’t manufacturers use these methods? We reached out to Stan’s and e*thirteen to find out. Head past the break to read their responses.

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IMBA and STC mending fences

After a sometimes turbulent period of back and forth comments between supporters of IMBA and the Sustainable Trails Coalition, the two organizations have released a joint statement that seems to put at least some of their differences to rest.

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What’s in your CamelBak: Leadville legend Rebecca Rusch

Rebecca Rusch’s nickname says everything you need to know about her. The Ketchum, Idaho resident is the Queen of Pain. Find out what gear this long distance specialist never leaves home without.

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Trail riding with Mark Weir and Ben Cruz

Many a lasting friendship has been built around the mutual love of riding mountain bikes. Mark Weir and Ben Cruz are the perfect example, as you can see in this shred session in California’s Sierra foothills.

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Outerbike returns to Whistler June 2-5

Outerbike set to return to mountain bike Mecca for four days of consumer demos on some of the world’s best trails.

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Kona rolls out Hei Hei Carbon in race and trail versions

The Kona Hei Hei is a 100mm travel 29er cross country rig that’s capable of so much more with the right build kit. Kona recognizes that and their latest is now available in either XC or AM trim.

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Win any Santa Cruz bike, help build Santa Cruz trails

Yes, you heard that right – a complete Santa Cruz steed of your choosing is up for the winning. That’s ANY bike, any color, any build!

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Stokesville, Virginia trail report

Arguably one of the the best East Coast riding locales many people have never heard of.

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Lezyne goes digital with new mini-pump and shock pump

How do you make one of the best compact mini pumps even better? You keep it the same size, while integrating a digital pressure gauge.

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DZR H2O clipless waterproof sneaker review

The DZR H2O is a well-made shoe that shoe that you commute with in all kinds of weather. This is the shoe for SPD compatiblity commuting but they have many other options as well.

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Smith Squad MTB goggles review

Good styling, incredible coverage, large field of view, and anti-fogging paired with a killer price point make for great pair of goggles. Find out if the Smith Squad MTB measure up.

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CamelBak All Clear UV filtration system review

We often take potable water for granted in the United States, but clean water isn’t always available when traveling abroad or camping, which is where a portable filtration system like the CamelBak All Clear comes in handy.

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Round-up: Best new lightweight knee and elbow pads

For folks who wouldn’t wear knee pads because they are too cumbersome, now there are good options.

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