Crankbrothers Mallet E LS offers longer spindle

The Crankbrothers Mallet is one of the most popular pedals in the gravity scene. For 2017, they’re offering a new version of the enduro “E” model with a wider spindle. Click through to find out more.

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Stan’s NoTubes rolls out MK3 custom wheel program

The new Stan’s NoTubes custom wheelset builder program allows riders to design their own Crest, Arch, or Flow MK3 mountain bike wheels, choosing rim size, hub, axle type, spokes, nipples, and decals.

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Breck Epic Stage 1: Showdown on Pennsylvania Creek

Day 1 of Colorado’s Breck Epic stage race is in the books. Photographers Liam Doran and Eddie Clark were on hand to capture all the action from the 35-mile Pennsylvania Creek stage, which included approximately 6000 feet of climbing.

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Rude, Ravanel win Whistler Enduro World Series races

Richie Rude (Yeti Fox Shox) and Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team) each staged incredible comebacks after their days got off to a bad start at this past weekend’s Enduro World Series stop in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Fastest bikes at the 2016 Leadville Trail 100 MTB race

Colorado’s Todd Wells and U.K. ace Sally Bigham each scored victory at the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race this past weekend. Mtbr contributing photographer Eddie Clark was in Leadville and captured these photos of the two fastest riders and their bikes.

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PNW Components Bachelor 150 dropper post first look

Following up on its popular Rainier dropper post introduced last year, PNW Components has just released its Bachelor 150. Click through to read our first impressions.

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Ryan Leech celebrates 20 years with Norco

This year marks trials legend Ryan Leech’s 20th riding for Norco. It’s a remarkable run in an era in which allegiances between companies and riders are often fleeting.

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2017 Specialized Enduro first ride

The Enduro 29er was a ground-breaking achievement when the 29er version was launched three years ago. This new one is an even more significant effort with better performance and versatility.

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Enduro World Series invades Whistler for Round 6

The famous mountains that flank British Columbia resort will be filled with 300 riders this Sunday, as they take to the legendary trails for five stages of racing on some of the area’s finest singletrack.

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2017 Specialized Enduro spotted

Rumors about the long-awaited sequel to the Specialized Enduro have gone rampant in the last couple of weeks. The outgoing model was a revolutionary 29er with 155mm of travel with a 165mm travel 27.5 sibling.

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Specialized Ambush Comp helmet first look

The Ambush helmet is a favorite for many riders due to its protection, fit and styling. Now the Big Red S has followed it up with the Ambush Comp, which comes in at a more affordable $120 price point, but has many of the same features.

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Enduro World Series shoe gallery shootout

Some very general observations: more riders choose clipless shoe-pedal combos over flats, bright colors are in, and based on what we saw at the front of the pro men’s and women’s EWS fields, FiveTen shoes are very popular.

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5 ways to get faster — for free

As riders, we often spend months drooling over new components and how they could improve our ride. But while new equipment is a surefire way to get stoked, there are cheaper ways to gain free speed — like working on these skills.

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Trek Powerfly 9 FS Plus e-bike first ride review

The Powerfly series is Trek’s initial entry into the eMTB market. It’s their best selling range of bikes in the European market and is making making its U.S. debut. Click through to learn more and read our first ride impressions.

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Video: 360° preview of Crankworx Joyride course

Crankworx is just around the corner and one of the biggest events is the Joyride slopestyle contest. Click through to ride along with R Dog and crew in this amazing 360-degree course preview.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Cecile Ravanel’s Commencal Meta AM V4

Cecile Ravanel is the unquestioned queen of the Enduro World Series this year. Through five races, the Frenchwoman has four wins and one second place. Mtbr caught up with rider and bike after her win in Colorado.

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Continental Der Baron Projekt 29er tire review

Though the Der Baron wasn’t our favorite for dry, skatey, rocky terrain, this tire would almost surely shine in wet and/or loamy terrain. Plus, its casing is super durable, resisting tears and punctures in even the sharpest rocks.

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Video: At home with slopestyle star Thomas Genon

Thomas Genon isn’t particularly well known in the U.S. But the Belgian has racked up podium finishes (and won) some of the largest slopestyle events in the world. Click through to learn more about this up-and-coming rider.

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Trek pledges over $1 million to kids MTB race league

Trek Bicycle is expanding its support of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, pledging more than $1 million in contributions over the next five years.

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ASS Does Downieville: Another classic Classic weekend

Log pulls, river jumps, drunk people, crud games — and a little bike racing, too. It’s all part of what makes the Downieville Classic a true classic.

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OneUp Headquarters Tour

OneUp is a small startup based in a lesser known riding area just outside of Whistler. Click through to take a short tour of their offices.

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Canfield Brothers unveil CBF suspension patent

Canfield Brothers recently released details of its Canfield Balance Formula suspension patent. More than seven years in development, CBF is designed to deliver efficiency and performance via optimal anti-squat throughout the entire range of travel independent of “sag.”

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Pro Bike Gallery: Jared Graves’ Specialized S Works FSR Stumpjumper 29er

Jared Graves’s transition from Yeti to Specialized has not been perfectly smooth. After dominating the Enduro World Series in 2014, the Aussie had yet to match those results in his first campaign with the Big Red S. But now things are turning around. Here’s a look at the bike that helped make that happen.

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Kona Hei Hei Trail DL first ride review

Kona’s latest is a 140mm travel trail bike that’s built off their XC race platform. So how does it fair on rough and tumble trails?

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Ritchey WCS – Trail Kit Giveaway

Enter to win a Ritchey WCS or Trail Kit for your bike worth over $800!

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