Video: Chris Akrigg’s ‘Bread and Butter’

When you’re as good as Chris Akrigg, even the bread and butter, ‘everyday’ ride can be a fun one, as you use the trail as a canvas to create new options along the way.

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Tech: Why wider rims will improve your ride

Find out why wider rims offer a softer ride, more cornering traction, better climbing, less burping, weight savings and a potential to run a wider array of tire profiles.

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Video: SRAM GX ‘Far and Wide’

Austin, Texas is a city of diverse cultures and choices. With rugged trails around the city, riders can ride right out of their door to enjoy the outdoors. Follow these three riders, how they got started riding and why they continue to enjoy the sport.

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Tech: Deep dive on 1×10 narrow/wide conversion gearing

The growing popularity of extended cogs is a result of 11-speed 1x drivetrains by SRAM and Shimano. There are mechanical and weight advantages to ditching the front derailleur in favor of a wider range cassette that can do the job of a double or triple chainring system.

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How To: Top tips from Sho-Air/Cannondale XC racers

In part 2 of this series, riders reveal tips for winter training, racing in muddy conditions, and doing your first race.

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Just In: Project 321 Lefty Supermax kits and wheelsets

Project 321 allows you to put a Lefty fork on almost any bike. With their machining wizardry, they’re able to provide bling parts that perform.

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Long Term Test: Shimano Di2 XTR

We’ve put a lot of rides in on our Di2 XTR test bike and it is rather strange how ‘normal’ it feels. While very complex and configurable, on the trail it can feel very simple and natural. It really doesn’t call attention to itself and just becomes part of the ride.

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How To: Top tips from Sho-Air/Cannondale XC racers

In part 1 of this series, iders reveal tips on technical trail skill building, on-the-bike fueling, and their favorite (and least favorite) workouts.

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ASS Does Downieville: Don’t Get Hurt. Or Lost.

The bike road trip season opened last weekend in Downieville, CA. It is filled with fun, adventure and danger so be careful out there.

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Just In: 2016 FOX 34 Float fork

FOX stumbled a bit in fork technology since the inception of CTD forks. But we saw what they were capable of with the performance of their FOX 36 forks last year. Now, all that technology comes to the more popular 34 line of forks.

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Frenchman breaks world mountain bike speed record

Check out these videos of Eric Barone setting the new mountain bike speed record. His infamous crash from 2002 is here too as a reminder of how dangerous this feat is.

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Vittoria Photo Caption Contest on Facebook

Post a caption to Vittoria’s Photo Contest on Facebook, the most liked caption wins FREE Vittoria tires!

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First Look: SRAM GX Drivetrain

SRAM knocks one out of the park by expanding the sweet spot of 1×11 drivetrains with this more affordable option. The gearing range flexibilities are increased too with 2×11 and 2×10 options.

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First Look: 2015 Breezer Repack Team

160mm of all mountain/enduro travel with a unique suspension design. The Breezer Repack uses an extra pivot located midway on the chainstays. Find out what our first ride impression is.

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Tech: The aerodynamics of bikepacking

Thrown out of several wind tunnel facilities, Clint Callahan broke new ground as he set out to measure aerodynamic qualities of different bikepacking setups.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: The Happy e-Fat Biker

Our resident hater of all things modern and fun may have turned over a new (electric) leaf.

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News: Pearl Izumi releases fat bike bandolier

Device aims to end plight of riders getting stranded on the side of the trail pumping for hours on end.

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News: Silca launches personal support drone

Premium tool maker Silca shocked the world today as they released their personal support drone. Primarily designed to carry tools, food and other essentials, the Silca drone can also follow the rider in any terrain to capture action video.

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Take the Ryan Leech 30-day wheelie challenge

Some say you either have the wheelie gene or you don’t. Ryan Leech believes otherwise and he can show you why.

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Pro Bike: Marco Fontana’s Cannondale F-Si Carbon Team

Lightweight racer of Italian national XC champ and Olympic bronze medalist spec’d with SRAM XX1 drivetrain, ENVE wheels, and Prologo saddle and grips.

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Opinion: Stop hating on race promoters

Bike race promotion is one of the hardest and most thankless jobs around. It doesn’t pay very well, either. The author ask that we not cast the first stone but rather be the one to offer a helping hand.

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Review: Borealis Echo SRAM XO1 Fat Bike

Carbon fiber frame designed around RockShox Bluto suspension fork delivers performance and fun in a multitude of conditions.

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HQ Tour: Wheel and hub maker Kappius Components

Small Colorado company aims to compete with high-end wheel and hub offerings from the likes of ENVE, Zipp and DT Swiss.

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ASS Does Downieville: Documenting season of work & play

The Angry Singlespeeder is posting up in one of world’s most unique mountain bike locales for the summer, and for better or worse he’s going to tell us about it.

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First Look: Sidi Epic shoes

New Sidi MTB shoes feature rubber sole, reinforced heel cup, comfy fit and a decent price.

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