2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Apparel for all seasons


They say you have to dress for success. Well we haven’t worn a proper suit (or pants suit) in ages. But there’s now doubt that having the right mountain bike kit can enhance your ride. Here are eight pieces of apparel that are sure to please.

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MTBR 2016 Holiday Giveaway Day 1


Day 1 of the MTBR Holiday Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to William N. – Winner of the Qloom Winter Apparel Package!

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Top 10 stretches for mountain bikers


Proper stretching can enhance recovery and prevent injury. Here are 10 simple stretches to help get you started on the way to better health.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Best mountain bike helmets


Helmets have changed a lot in the last couple years, adding a range of usable features that ramp up safety to a new level. Here are the Mtbr favorites for this holiday season.

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Trial by fire: Rocky Mountain Element at BC Bike Race


The BC Bike Race may bear the outward appearance of an XC race, but the techy terrain and grueling conditions require more than your standard racy hardtail.

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Weatherneck makes winter riding less painful


Tired of freezing your face? The new Weatherneck system is an ingenious smart layering system for your head.

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How to: Proper bolt tightening patterns


When installing a new chainring (or other critical component) there’s a specific pattern you should use when tightening the bolts. Simply reefing them down one-by-one just wont do.

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Shimano XT Di2 takes on BC Bike Race


The BC Bike Race is a grueling 7-day test of athlete endurance and bike durability. Rocky, rooty trails in the rain proved to be a great testing ground for Shimano’s new Di2 mountain platform.

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5 core exercises guaranteed to improve your cycling


Pro racer Sonya Looney details the workout routine that helps her stay race ready.

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Vorsprung promises improved suspension with Luftkappe


Think the RockShox Pike or Lyrik can’t get any better? Vorsprung says, think again.

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Bike Check: Danny MacAskill’s Santa Cruz Nomad CC


Check out the YouTube star’s bike of choice for a recent trip to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro — and the IMBA World Summit in Arkansas.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Tools for the cyclists in your life


If the gearhead in your life loves to spend their evenings tinkering, then consider one of these great gift ideas.

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Retro vs Modern: Evolution of full suspension MTBs


In the past five years, the mountain bike has evolved drastically. So how do the newest full suspension rigs stack up to the originals?

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Trail Hunter: Weekend State of Mind


Normally, GoPro footage is tedious, boring, or flat out gives us a headache. That’s not the case here, as Matt Hunter and Matty Miles shred incredible locations.

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Video: Torture testing a $1000 hardtail


Can an $1000 hardtail survive bike park abuse under a professional rider? The results may surprise you.

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Video: Springs versus dampers


The basic difference between a spring and damper is enough to understand, but delving deeper will help you better tune your bike.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Hot MTB components


An awesome frame is a good thing, but it’s the components that dial it in for your riding terrain and style. Here are some of our favorite components from a sea of contenders.

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Jeff Lenosky Trail Boss Series heads to North Carolina


Check out the latest video from Jeff Lenosky’s Trail Boss Series, this time coming to you from North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forrest.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: The best presents for mountain bikers


The most wonderful time of the year is here — and that means it’s holiday shopping season. But instead of battling the flat screen-buying masses at Walmart, turn your attention to the two-wheeled world.

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Video: Trials riding in a fiberglass junkyard


Set in a 9 acre lot covered in over 600 fiberglass statues, this video might be one of the weirdest we’ve ever posted.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Indoor training gear


Training indoors it tough, but you can make it better for you or your loved ones with some of these great gift ideas.

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Trek boss offers president-elect Trump advice


We don’t often interject politics into mountain biking, but we couldn’t pass on sharing John Burke’s 12 Simple Solutions to Save America.

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Contest: Win a Six-Month Ultimate MTB/Enduro Training Program


Enter to win the famous six-month mountain biking/enduro training program, valued at $99 each!

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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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The first Trek to reach the South Pole


Adventurer Eric Larsen goes fat biking in one of the world’s most unforgiving climates.

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Islabikes Beinn 20 L kid’s mountain bike review


Highly capable bike that makes riding real trails and climbing real hills easier and more fun thanks to the combination of light weight and able gearing.

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