The Angry Singlespeeder: Whiskey on Ice

The Whiskey Off-Road is a race designed to lure riders from colder climates for a little spring thaw in the perpetually 70-degree town of Prescott, Ariz. As our Angry Singlespeeder can attest, someone spiked this year’s Whiskey with a little dash of polar vortex.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 4: Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail – Nashville, Ind.

The Hobbs Hollow Flow Trail in Nashville, Ind. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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Contest: Mtbr T-shirt Giveaway – What’s Your Dream Bike?

Enter the Mtbr T-shirt Giveaway and you could win one of five FREE t-shirts that we are giving away for the next week! Just submit your name, email address and tell us what your dream bike is!

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First Ride: Specialized’s new 650b/27.5-inch Stumpjumpers

Mtbr takes the new Specialized 27.5-inch Stumpjumper FSRs for a spin in Santa Cruz and gives you the low-down on the better-late-than-never mid-wheelers.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 3: Cottage Grove Bike Park – Cottage Grove, Minn.

The Cottage Grove Bike Park in Cottage Grove, Minn. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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Race Report: Morocco’s Titan Desert Stage Race

Pro endurance racer Sonya Looney gives us an inside view of Morocco’s Titan Desert Stage Race.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 2: Chapman Bike Park – Durango, Colo.

The Chapman Bike Park in Durango, Colo. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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Video: Wild weather chills out Arizona’s Whiskey Off-Road race

Mother Nature ended up being the biggest adversary for racers in Arizona’s Whiskey Off-Road, as a cold winter storm dumped snow, sleet & rain on the competitors at the endurance mountain race in Prescott.

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Gear Review: Ritchey Vector Evo Streem saddle and Trail seatpost

Ritchey’s lightweight Vector Evo monorail saddle and seatpost system suspends rider for exceptional comfort.

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IMBA/Bell Built Video 1: Andres Bike Park – Carpentersville, Ill.

The Andres Bike Park in Carpentersville, Ill. wants your vote for the Bell Built trail grant. See if you think they deserve it.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Enduro Bearings

Corey Caldwell shows us how a full ball bearing upgrade can make your mountain bike work smoother and more efficiently.

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SR Suntour’s New Auron 29 and Aion 27.5 forks

SR Suntour has a new 29er version of their popular Auron fork now available and they also have a forth coming model called the Aion that is a more affordable version of the Auron with very similar features and performance.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Clement XC LVX 29 and FRJ 27.5 mountain bike tires

Kevin Markham takes us through the finer points of Clement’s cross country mountain bike tires.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Orange Seal tubeless sealant

Steven Sweet makes the case for Orange Seal’s innovative tubeless sealant system for mountain, road and fatbike tires.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 iXS Trail RS helmet, Dagger knee guards and Flow elbow pads

A run-down of the iXS Trail RS helmet, Dagger Knee Guard and the Flow series knee and elbow pads.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Panaracer Driver Pro and Fat B Nimble tires

Jeff Zell shows us Panaracer’s new Driver Pro 27.5-inch, 2.2-inch-wide Driver Pro tire and the new Fat B Nimble fatbike tire.

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After Otter: Final round of Sea Otter gems

Here we bring you a few more gems from the great consumer tradeshow of the US known as Sea Otter. The pro racing events have dwindled but the cool products being introduced and displayed make the event so worthwhile.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Project 321 Hubs and Anodized Cranks

Project 321 made a name for itself with adaptors so you can use Cannondale Lefty forks on other bikes. Now they’re back with their own US-made hubset, as well as a new hub for the Cannondale Lefty SuperMax fork.

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Sea Otter Video: 2015 Marin Rift Zone Carbon 29

A sneak peek at the forthcoming 2015 Marin Rift Zone Carbon 29. Formerly a marathon/XC bike, Marin is morphing the Rift Zone into a trail bike with more all-around capabilities.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 Abus Multiloop 210 and Bordo 6000 Locks

Abus rep Collin Myers shows us the versatile Multiloop 210 cable lock and the Bordo 6000, a compact folding bike lock.

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Sea Otter Video: Spank Oozy Trail 295 wheels & Oozy Trail pedals 2014

Spank Industries Global Brand Manager Mike Dutton details the new Oozy Trail 295 Bead Bite wheelset and Oozy Trail pedal at Sea Otter 2014.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: None More Blue

Look out enduro racers, there’s an angry new Smurf in town and there’s none more blue.

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Sea Otter Video: Eligo Hydration 2014

The Eligo Hydration system provides a hands-free solution to those wishing to switch seamlessly between water and electrolytes.

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First Look: Rocky Mountain’s 27.5-inch prototype Sherpa fatbike

“Practical” isn’t a word generally associated with fatbikes, but Rocky Mountain’s pragmatic Sherpa prototype may change all that.

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Sea Otter Video: Wahoo Fitness TICKR heart rate monitor 2014

The TICKR Bluetooth and Ant+ compatible heart rate monitor strap is designed to work with smart phones and GPS watches.

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