2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Armor and protection

With advances in protection, comfort, and ventilation there’s almost no reason not to wear knee pads when you ride. These are the best we’ve tested this year — and will all make great gifts.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Bikes and gear for kids

Not sure what to get your kids this year? No matter what their riding style is, they’re sure to love one of the following two-wheel inspired gift ideas.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Lights for off road and on

This guide features the best headlights at a variety of price points. Some are great for after-dark trail riding, others help assure you’ll be seen on the road day or night. Many of them are handy around the house as well.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Mountain bike stocking stuffers

Cycling is an expensive hobby, but you don’t need to take out a second mortgage to buy a gift. Check out our favorites for under $50.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Books for bikers

We learned a long time ago that reading is fundamental — and in this case the emphasis is truly on fun. Here are a half dozen cycling book gift ideas for the cyclist in your life.

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Get faster with Leigh Donovan’s new intermediate skills video series

Leigh Donovan is one of the most accomplished racers on two wheels and she wants to share that knowledge.

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Crankbrothers Mallet E 11 goes on Titanium diet

The Mallet E 11 uses titanium wings and a dual chamfered design to shed weight, making it the lightest Mallet pedals ever offered.

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Specialized Fuse Expert Carbon 6Fattie review

Hardtails aren’t dead. Not by a long shot. Specialized’s new Fuse Expert Carbon 6Fattie proves that thanks to its fun geometry, excellent parts spec, and agreeable price point.

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Missy Giove talks life, racing, and her 1993 Yeti ARC ASLT

Missy “the Missile” Giove is one of the best known personalities in mountain biking. Her wild child attitude and devil may care riding style helped define the golden age of mountain biking.

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Video: Klunking good times

Klunkers don’t have suspension. Klunkers don’t have gears. They don’t have disc brakes, droppers, or narrow/wide chainrings. They have sketchy, scary, uncontrollable, painful, fun.

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Top tips for wet winter riding

Riding in the winter can be rough. It’s cold, the trails are slippery, and you’re gonna get wet. To help prepare yourself, follow these five great tips.

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Northwave Enduro Mid Cédric Gracia shoe review

Slap the enduro tag on a pair of mountain bike shoes and you’re essentially claiming that they offer the best of all worlds. Find out if the Northwave Enduro Mid Cédric Gracia signature shoe measures up.

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Set N’ Forget Paul Component thru axles

OEM thru axles are ok, but they’re often finicky and plastic. Paul Components thought they could do better.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Ibis Ripley LS

Check out this responsive all-trail 29er that feels more like a 27.5 while popping and playing, yet still displays those desirable 29er traits on rolling, up and down trails, and in choppy, rocky momentum sapping terrain.

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Platypus Duthie AM 10.0 hydration pack review

The best hydration packs are there when you need them, invisible when you don’t. We spent the last couple months with the Platypus Duthie AM 10.0 hydration pack on our back. Find out how it measured up.

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Bad lip reading at Red Bull Rampage

Love those bad lip reading videos on YouTube? Then you’ll dig this special Red Bull Rampage edition.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Guerilla Gravity Trail Pistol

Colorado made 120mm trail bike has 148mm rear wheel spacing to accommodate 29er (crush mode) and 27.5+ (plush mode) wheels.

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Video: Riding in Fruita seen from the air

Most mountain bikers have at least heard of Fruita. The small agricultural town on Colorado’s Western Slope has earned MTB Mecca status for its pair of amazing trail networks. Check out this bird’s eye view to up the stoke even more.

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Gallery: Inside the supremely eclectic Kona Bikes HQ

While the offices of some bike manufacturers resemble a cross between an Ikea and a mausoleum, Kona’s headquarters are steeped in history. The artwork, NWD posters, and scattered bikes gives us that same warm and fuzzy feeling as walking into our favorite bike shop.

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BLM Boss: Engagement now more important than ever

With the change in political winds blowing with gale force intensity, outgoing Bureau of Land Management director Neil Kornze implored attendees at the IMBA World Summit to get engaged and stay engaged.

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Video: How air spring volume spacers work

Air volume spacers can have a magical effect on suspension performance, but how do they actually work?

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Watch Jerome Clementz destroy his local trails

No matter how often you travel to exotic riding destinations, there’s something special about ripping your local spot.

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Top seven suspension mistakes

Setting up your suspension costs nothing, but can drastically improve your riding experience.

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On the ground at the 7th IMBA World Summit

The tribe that is the International Mountain Bicycling Association has gathered in northwest Arkansas for its seventh World Summit, this year coming together in the burgeoning fat tire hot bed of Bentonville.

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CandlePower Tech XFlare light review

LED bike lights have become so handy now that we end up using them for all kinds of other purposes. Here is a light from CandlePower Tech uniquely designed for all those other applications.

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