Is this the world’s lightest bottle cage?

A first look at Laguna Bicycle’s new 17 gram full carbon water bottle cage. Our initial impressions of this cage are very high.

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WTB’s new plus sized Ranger tire

The new plus sized Ranger from WTB is equally at home on the trails or when fully loaded for a bikepacking tour.

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ASS Does Downieville: Will MTB Mecca exist in 20 years?

Disappearance of jobs in both the mining and logging industries creating challenges that keep this historic mountain hamlet (and mountain bike paradise) from returning to its former glory as an economically flourishing community.

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Video: Local Flow with Lac Blanc/Commencal rider Thomas Estaque

Check out this latest shredit from young Lac Blanc/Commencal team rider Thomas Estaque during his time away from the WC circuit. Put riding in France on your bucket list.

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Forget the summer blockbusters – watch this instead

Anthill Films has produced some of the best mountain biking films of all time. Their latest, Not2Bad, begins showing this week.

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Race Face Chester flat pedal review

Folks charge an arm and a leg for exotic pedals so it was refreshing for us to try a $55 nylon pedal and discover an absolute gem.

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XC racing on the Pivot LES 27.5+ bike

Find out what happens when you take a race ready carbon hardtail and spec it with 27.5×2.8″ tires. (It’s not a bad as you might think.)

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Martyn Ashton’s electric assist Canyon Sender conquers Fort William

In the ongoing debate about e-bikes, this might be the best in-favor argument we’ve encountered yet.

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Video: Brandon Semenuk will blow your mind

Stop whatever you’re doing right now and watch this. Hands down the single best edit of the year so far. We guarantee your non-biking friends will be emailing you this one for months.

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Laguna Bicycles MR1 carbon hardtail review

Laguna Bicycles specializes in monocoque carbon frames like this raceable carbon hardtail. Direct-to-consumer business model seeks to pass on the savings.

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New Cane Creek C-Quent features fewer tuning options

The new C-Quent is Cane Creek’s first Double Barrel shock built for the rider who prefers fewer tuning options and a tool-free interface.

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Fastest bikes at GoPro Mountain Games Enduro

New for the GoPro Mountain Games this year was the enduro race which featured a $7500 cash purse three deep for the pro men and women. Here are the two fastest bikes.

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Vittoria Morsa G+ 29er tire review

Vittoria’s tire technology has progressed dramatically, led by the introduction of their Graphene rubber compound. This rubber, denoted by the G+ nomenclature, has already received much acclaim. But how would it work in the Morsa G+ 29er tire?

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Video: Evolution of the mountain bike

Delve into the early history of mountain biking in this short video with mountain bike pioneers Joe Breeze and Charlie Kelly.

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Clips vs Flats: Which pedal is more efficient?

Like 1x vs. 2x or ideal handlebar width, people love to argue over clips vs. flats. But when it comes down to it, which is actually more efficient? Check out this video to learn more.

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Preview of Leogang World Cup track – chainless!

This weekend the World Cup returns to Leogang. Check out how this bike park inspired track has changed since last year with Claudio Caluori and Aaron Gwin.

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Vittoria How-To Series: How to choose an MTB tire

Talk all you want about frame geometry or suspension set-up, but choosing the right tire is arguably one of the biggest factors in assuring a great ride — or race. So how do you get your rubber right? Check out this episode of the Vittoria How-To Series.

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Leatt DBX 6.0 full face helmet first look

Experts in neck braces and protection in the biking and moto industries, Leatt sought out to improve the way full face bike helmets protect against soft blows. Check out their technology.

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Five Father’s Day gift ideas for cyclists under $50

Father’s Day is coming fast! Instead of getting him new BBQ tools or a necktie, here are five cycling related gifts he’ll actually love.

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6D ATB-1T helmet first look

Bike helmets have historically been designed to prevent the skull from cracking. But what about concussions and brain damage on those lower impact blows? 6D is here with a new trail helmet that uses their moto experience to help mountain bikers.

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CamelBak and the history of hands-free hydration

CamelBak’s place in the history of hydration is secure. From the very idea of hands-free hydration to cutting edge present day packs, the California-based company has been at the forefront of keeping cyclists (and outdoor enthusiasts of all types) performing at their best. But how did it happen — and where do we go next?

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Mtbr is covering e-bikes and here’s why

E-bike’s are coming. Here’s why and how Mtbr plans on covering the emergence of these motor-powered mountain bikes.

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Bulls Bikes Copperhead 29 RSi, Copperhead 3 RSi 27.5 and Wild Edge Team 29

German brand Bulls Bikes expands their US offerings this year to include two new alloy hardtails, a monocoque carbon full suspension 29er and yes, a full suspension e-Bike.

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Coldwater Mountain Anniston, Alabama trail report

Fanning out from two main trailheads, 25 miles of trail traverse the rocky hillsides above Anniston with the most accessible terrain being the easiest, and the furthest away offering more technical challenge and exposure.

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Renthal goes 35mm with full line of bars and stems

While most new mountain bikes ship with 35mm bars and stems, most aftermarket components are only available in the older 31.8mm diameter. Luckily for fans of Renthal, the U.K. brand just released a full range of 35mm bits.

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