Outerbike Test Sessions: Pivot Firebird


With its comfortable fit and reach, the Firebird is a great big bike option, provided you have a zippier trail alternative for longer days in the saddle.

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10 free life hacks for mountain bikers


Bike are expensive, but these simple hacks are free. Check out this video to learn more.

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Carbon versus aluminum handlebars


So you are looking to upgrade to a wider handlebar, but are not sure if you should go with carbon or aluminum and are wondering what are the benefits and drawbacks of each?

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Norco Optic


Good memories of the original aluminum Norco Sight moved us to take a cruise on the new Optic, an 110mm rear, 120mm front 29er setup that leans to the XC side of the trail bike category.

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SRAM EX1 e-bike drivetrain review


SRAM realized there was a need for a drivetrain and braking system made specifically for the higher demands of e-bikes. Check our verdict on their efforts here.

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Top 5 skills you can practice on the streets


Winter is coming. If your trails are unrideable due to inclement weather, here are five skills you can practice in the concrete jungle.

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What the hell is Bike Parkour?


Tim Knoll is the Danny MacAskill of the flatland world. What elevates his riding to the next level is his creative use of ordinary objects to perform extraordinary tricks.

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Does Copper Harbor have the best riding in the midwest?


Michigan’s Copper Harbor was once home to booming mining and logging industries. These days, the community has reinvented itself as a mountain bike destination.

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Chromag Fubar OSX 35 800mm alloy handlebar review


The Fubar OSX 35′s are responsive without being jarring, competitive in weight and price with other top brand’s alloy bars, and offer plenty of length for customization.

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Inside Julbo, France’s largest eyewear manufacturer


Julbo is an iconic mountaineering brand, but only recently started to develop products for cycling. To find out how their technology crosses over to two wheels, Mtbr visited their headquarters (and playground) in the French Alps.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Salsa Woodsmoke


Salsa’s 29er with plus sized wheels and clever rear dropouts bucks is a bit of a head scratcher.

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Crankbrothers Highline dropper post review


If you’re in the market for a new dropper and can live with 125mm of travel, this post is certainly worth considering. And if something does go wrong, there’s a 3-year warranty backing you up.

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Watch Dan Atherton rip his newest creation


While Rachel and Gee Atherton get the majority of the attention for their work on the World Cup Circuit, Dan has steadily built a reputation for being one of the world’s best trail builders. Don’t believe us? Then click through to check out his latest.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Turner RFX


Carbon frame, 27.5 wheels, and 160mm of trail taming suspension. But does it outpace other offerings from the Outerbike Test Sessions?

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On Track with Curtis Keene, The Final Destination


On Track is our favorite EWS web series. This season wraps up (quite fittingly) in Finale with a series of historical firsts.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Transition Patrol Carbon


Transition’s big bike offering has 155mm of rear travel, a long front center, slack head angle, and one very plush ride.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Rocky Mountain Slayer


The Rocky Mountain Slayer is back with a full carbon frame, 27.5 wheels, and 165mm of enduro crushing travel. See how it fared at Outerbike in Moab.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Pivot Switchblade


The original Switchblade (made by Titus 15 years ago) ticked all the right boxes for a high-end full suspension bike. The new Pivot Switchblade was tops on the Outerbike Test Sessions list for the very same reasons.

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Mitch Ropelato’s very (very) long week


Follow along with Mitch Ropelato as he blasts berms, throws out high fives, and laughs his way to becoming 2016 King of Crankworx.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series takes on Gravitron


Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from Lithia, Florida, just outside Tampa Bay. In this episode the ride zone is Gravitron, a newer trail located at Alafia River State Park.

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Creative artists recreate Tron in Whistler Bike Park


Can you recreate Tron using a mountain bike? The answer is yes.

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When should you replace your carbon handlebar?


Carbon parts aren’t cheap. So if you scratch your bars in a crash, do you have to replace them right away?

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How To: Replace a Broken Spoke


So you broke a spoke and you don’t know what to do? Check out this video from Art’s Cyclery to learn how to get back on the road or trail.

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Behind the Scenes: Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out


Do some of the tricks in Danny MacAskill’s new Wee Day Out edit seem to defy the laws of gravity? Well, in some cases they do. Here’s how they did it.

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Singletrack searching in the South Pacific


Looking for your next vacation destination? The Philippines should be high on your list. The island nation offers plenty of activities for non-bikers, plus glorious singletrack, too.

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Helmet cam fails from Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out


If you loved watching Danny MacAskill’s new edit, you’ll dig this helmet cam footage, too.

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Five Ten Freerider Contact shoe review (updated)


The newest entry in the Freerider line of shoes from Five Ten is lighter, better ventilated, and offers increased protection, but how does it stack up on the durability front?

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Niner unveils budget priced alloy Jet 9 trail bike


Niner has expanded its Jet 9 trail bike line-up to include a budget-friendly $2600 alloy option to go along with the current carbon frame offerings.

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The Martyn Ashton story: A look at his inspirational story


World famous trials rider Martyn Ashton may be paralyzed, but that hasn’t kept him from achieving the incredible.

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SRAM Eagle 1×12 drivetrain review


Many doubted the vision of 1×11 and the same is true for 1×12 SRAM Eagle. But spend some time with this drivetrain and it will disappear beneath you as you ride fast and climb high.

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New England high school MTB League growing rapidly


Over 300 riders from 29 high schools in four states competing in fat tire races all across New England.

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Breaking down the art of the scrub with Bryn Atkinson


Mountain bike films often highlight big whips and scrubs. Of the two, the scrub is the trickier technique to master — unless you have Bryn Atkinson in your corner. Click through for a video tutorial of this speed enhancing technique.

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Mega Photo Gallery: 2016 Red Bull Rampage


By now you’ve seen all manner of video footage from Red Bull Rampage. But sometimes only still photos truly do this amazing event and the harsh desert landscape justice. Take a look and see for yourself.

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EVOC Tailgate Pad review


Truck tailgates are incredibly efficient when it comes to bike transport. This latest tailgate pad from EVOC does a good job protecting bikes and your vehicle as well.

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POV: Tyler McCaul’s Red Bull Rampage run


Follow along with Tyler McCaul as he clears and cheers his gnarly line at Red Bull Rampage.

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Syncros Matchbox Tailor Cage Mini HV 1.5 review


By integrating storage for a hand pump and key tools into a bottle cage, you’re lessening the amount of gear you need to carry elsewhere, thus increasing the likelihood that you can ride without a hydration pack.

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Küat NV 2.0 hitch rack review


Küat changed the hitch rack game with the original NV, which looked as good as it performed. Now they’ve stepped it up once again with a more refined version that accepts a broader range of wheel and tire sizes.

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WTB Galaxy saddle honors late Buddy Newman


Last year, WTB lost one of their own. To honor the young man’s memory, they’re released a beautiful new saddle bearing one of his incredible designs. All proceeds go to support high school MTB racing in Northern California.

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Trail Etiquette with Chaz — Don’t be like Chaz


We’ve all met that one guy on the trail — the one we hope we never see again…

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Semenuk’s 26er Trek Session: The bike that won Rampage


Brandon Semenuk claimed victory at the 11th Red Bull Rampage Friday, impressing the judges with his masterful run, which included a flat-spin 360, flat drop backflip, and backflip one-footed can can. Here is the bike he rode to victory.

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Brandon Semenuk’s Red Bull Rampage winning run


The last time Brandon Semenuk won Red Bull Rampage he was just 17 years old. Eight years later he finally scored title No. 2. See the video of his winning run here.

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Antoine Bizet nails double backflip at Red Bull Rampage


Antoine Bizet makes history at Red Bull Rampage, landing the first double backflip in the contest’s 11-year history. Click through to see the video replay.

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Carson Storch’s massive 360 at Red Bull Rampage


Carson Storch throws down a massive 360 to earn a place on the podium and earn Best Trick honors. Watch the amazing video footage.

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Red Bull Rampage Full Event Replay


Replay of the Super Bowl of freeride is available online now.

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Thule T2 Pro bike rack review


Now compatible with all wheel sizes, including fat bikes, Thule revamped the sturdiness, security, and aesthetics of the venerable T2 in the new T2 Pro.

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Best of Interbike 2016


Who knows exactly how many products we see during the three-day Interbike trade show. But some just stand out more than others. Here are 20 of our absolute favorites.

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Relive Red Bull Rampage 2016 in Mtbr Live Blog Replay


Boss won’t let you watch Rampage live? Follow the action with our live blog! And yes, that means spoilers!

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Giant USA launching online sales platform


U.S. arm of world largest bike maker has announced that after a limited test period, it’s launching a nationwide online sales platform.

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Red Bull Rampage guinea pigging


Rampage kicks off tomorrow! Can’t wait? Catch a preview here.

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Danny MacAskill does Reddit AMA


To help promote his epic new riding video, Danny MacAskill showed up on Reddit to answer questions and help bring MTB stoke to the masses.

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