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SRAM NX drivetrain most affordable 1x groupset yet

SRAM’s original 1x drivetrain was revolutionary, but it cost more than an entry level mountain bike. Their latest offering claims to offer similar levels of performance but at only a fraction of the cost.

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Riding the magical Colorado Trail

Completed in 1987, and connecting Denver to Durango, the Colorado Trail is 486 miles long and passes through eight mountain ranges. This trail provides some of the best access to the finest alpine singletrack.

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Liv unveils largest ambassador program in brand’s history

Sister brand of Giant Bicycles is dedicated solely to the female cyclist, and is launching a U.S.-based ambassador program with 125 ambassadors located across the country.

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Rapidé adapter converts SRAM 10-speed to 11

A $12 component promises to convert your existing 10-speed drivetrain to 11-speed with minimal fuss. Find out how it works.

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Most innovative new mountain bike components of 2015

The most innovative components of 2015 were almost equally divided between electronic and mechanical. Some are clearly the future of our sport. Others we’re not so sure. Check out the full list and then tell us what you think.

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Best new value priced products of 2015

We love covering the latest and greatest, but the truth is, most of us can’t afford to drop 10 large on a mountain bike or 3k on an electronic shifting drivetrain. Here is our list of 2015 products that offered the best bang for the buck.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the crazy competitive cross-country racer

If low weight, speed and efficiency are what matters most, these 10 gifts should be on your holiday shopping list.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Hot wheels for your favorite mountain biker

No. 1 component upgrade? A set of shiny new wheels. Lighter, faster and stronger are all potential gains when you swap out your old hoops. And what better time to do so than around the holidays.

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SRAM 1×11 Components: Where to spend your money

With an assist from our friends at Art’s Cyclery, here’s a part by part breakdown of where you’ll find the best bang for your buck when outfitting your mountain bike with SRAM 1×11 drivetrain components.

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Outerbike Whistler: Hot bikes, amazing trails, good times

Consumer-facing trade show in B.C. wonderland serves up biking bliss with hundreds of demo bikes, and access to the world’s most famous bike park.

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News: SRAM RAIL 40 wheels

SRAM has made huge strides in its wheel development. They’ve dissected every part of the wheel system and improved all the components. They’re not very wide yet but the engineering is now very sound with the RAIL line of wheels. Performance and affordability are in the forefront as well.

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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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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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Review: SRAM Guide RSC brakes

New Guide RSC brakes feature an all-new design, alleviating the bleeding and consistency woes of the predecessor Elixir product line. But are they better than Shimano?

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News: Liv and SRAM join forces with Ladies AllRide Tour

Well-known cycling coach Lindsey Voreis running skills clinics for women all across North America.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Wheels for every type of cyclist

Our favorite wheels for enduro, cross country, all mountain, road, gravel, cyclcocross, and just about everything in between.

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News: SRAM releases X-SYNC direct mount front chainrings

1×11 just got better with the release of smaller, direct-mount chainrings. Now there is a solution for getting low gearing on a 1×11 drivetrain with chainrings that can go as low as 28t or even 26t.

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Outerbike photo preview of 2015′s hottest mountain bikes

Events: Mtbr brings you a look at a dozen of 2015′s hottest bikes from the Outerbike demo fest in Moab, Utah.

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Video: SRAM’s Always Summer Somewhere

Video: The SRAM crew sets their sites on New Zealand for their latest edit “Always Summer Somewhere.”

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015

Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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Interbike: 2015 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike

Interbike: UK-based KitBrix introduces modular gear storage and transport system at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo.

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News: SRAM Rise 60 carbon wheels

The Rise 60s are XC/Trail wheels that feature a carbon, hookless rim with 21mm internal width. Weight is 1390 grams for a pair of 27.5 wheels and 1430 grams for the 29er version.

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Five easy maintenance tips for the non-mechanic

Pro endurance racer Sonya Looney takes us inside her toolbox and gives us five easy tips to help keep our mountain bikes rolling smoothly.

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First Ride: SRAM Guide Brakes

A full revamp of the Avid Elixir brake has resulted in the SRAM Guide brake. Find out what it’s all about how it did on our initial test rides.

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First Ride: SRAM Roam 30 and Roam 40 wheels

SRAM’s product release onslaught continues with Roam 30 and Roam 40—two high-value, low-cost wheelsets.

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