Bontrager Bat Cage now made from recycled fishing nets


The injection-molded Bontrager Bat Cage is now being made from discarded and end-of-life fishing nets that could otherwise pollute the world’s oceans.

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Wacky and Wonderful from Sea Otter 2019


The Sea Otter Classic is always packed with head-turning bikes and accessories. Some bikes are lust worthy; others make you wonder what the designers were smoking.

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Best 2019 bike lights


Front bike lights can be split into two categories, to see with and to be seen lights. This article will cover lights to see within the sweet spot range of $100-$400.

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What’s New in Gravel Bikes and Components


Take a scroll through this Mtbr Gallery for a look at some of the top gravel gear highlights 2019.

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Deathgrip – No brakes downhill challenge


What happens when you enter a high-speed downhill corner with no brakes? Sometimes disaster, sometimes magic. There is science to the magic though as often, bike handling can take the place of two handfuls of brakes.

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3 exciting new shoe brands at Sea Otter


One of the most surprising categories at Sea Otter 2019 is the rise of three energetic new shoe brands: Ride Concepts, Afton and Unparallel Sports.

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Take the 2019 Mtbr Ebike Survey


Ebikes are a significant force happening in the bike industry today but it’s not an easy subject to tackle. Help us understand your interests and concerns by taking the survey

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Top 15 Best Bike Chain Lubes


Do you want to find the best bike chain lube for you? Are you curious about what type to get? Wet, dry, wax or ceramic? We explain the tech and guide you to the best options for each type of bike lube.

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Video: EMBN ebike highlights of Sea Otter


Fueled by ebikes and the demise of Interbike, the Sea Otter Classic had 650 booths, 150 more than last year. Check out the ebike highlights.

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Hayes Performance Systems unveils new JUNIT line for little shredders


Hayes Performance Systems has unveiled a new product line called JUNIT (as in J-Unit) that’s directly targeted at youth shredders who are looking towards a mountain bike rather than a BMXer. And make no mistake, this product line cuts no performance corners by matching all the attributes of the brand’s adult size offerings. Components consist […]

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Hot Deals from Jenson USA


This week’s Hot Deals from Jenson USA include helmets, pads, shoes, tires and more.

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Trust Performance Message suspension fork


Ready for a trailing link 130mm fork with a twin-tube thru-shaft damper for $2700?

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Video: Forestal ebike at Sea Otter Classic


Forestal bikes from Andorra showed us a very intriguing new ebike coming in 2020. It will feature long travel, a custom motor and battery and a weight under 40 lbs.

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Fezzari Wire Peak Review – 140mm rear travel E-bike


The Fezzari Wire Peak Elite is the middle offering in the Utah bike maker’s pedal-assist e-bike line-up. The all-aluminum frame is gorgeous but even more compelling is the component spec and price.

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Poison Oak photos and remedies – superbloom


Poison oak shoots are already exploding in their red, juicy glory. This is a good time to brush up on your poison oak knowledge as identification and prevention is key.

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Clug Clips are the simplest way to store your bicycle


Clug launched on Kickstarter in 2014 with versions for road, hybrid and mountain bikes. The company recently expanded its line with versions for gravel and plus-sized mountain bikes.

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Rotor 1×13 drivetrain fit for any bike


While others were busy developing 12-speed groups, Rotor leapfrogged its competitors, launching the wide-range Rotor 1×13 hydraulically controlled transmission.

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Yeti SB130 LR (actually 136) ready to rally


At last weekend’s Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, the Yeti SB130 LR was unveiled, mimicking staff builds, and perhaps offering what many Yeti fans had wanted in the first place.

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Lazer Impala helmet launched


Helmet manufacturer Lazer has released details of a new addition to its off-road helmet line. The Lazer Impala is the company’s new top-tier helmet for aggressive trail riding. Features include extensive coverage and ample ventilation.

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Hot Deals from Jenson USA


This week’s Hot Deals from Jenson USA include Shimano brakes, Schwalbe tires, Deity bars and more.

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Pivot Phoenix 29 DH bike teased at Sea Otter


Gravity specific big wheeler coming, but specifics remain a mystery for now.

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Niner MCR 9 RDO full suspension gravel bike on way


Following three years of development, the Fort Collins, Colorado-based brand plans to bring the Niner MCR 9 RDO to market before the end of the year.

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OneUp launches Carbon Bars, EDC ready Stem, and Lock-On Grips


A unique oval 35mm clamp bar design, tool stashing stem and enough colors for every bike.

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Video: Beyond Dedication // Vernon Huffman’s Pursuit of Passion


As the president of the Access4Bikes Foundation, a Marin-based advocacy group, Huffman has been leading the charge for mountain bike access in the birthplace of the sport.

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Hutchinson Griffus Enduro Tire Debuts


The Hutchinson Griffus are big and meaty, and designed specifically for rough, arid conditions.

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Support Trails & Win a Caletti with Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz


One lucky supporter will get a custom steel Caletti Cycles frame in the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz’s “Support Trails & Win a Caletti” campaign.

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FOX 32 Step-Cast Fork Gets Stiffer


The FOX 32 Step-Cast fork has gotten a redesign, and now boasts the same stiffness as the trail-oriented 34.

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IMBA Announces Spring 2019 Trail Accelerator Grants


The IMBA Trail Accelerator grant fund is a competitive grant offering for communities with visions of transformational model trail systems that need extra support to realize that vision.

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WTB Verdict and Verdict Wet Tires for the rowdiest conditions


This is what we want from WTB and they look like they are delivering in spades! They come flying out of the gate at Sea Otter, unveiling two new tires explicitly designed for the gnarliest conditions.

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Zipp 3ZERO MOTO wheels launched


Zipp parent company SRAM is expanding the footprint of its high-end road wheel brand to include the new Zipp 3ZERO MOTO wheels, which are aimed at the trail/enduro mountain bike crowd.

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Marzocchi Z2 fork unveiled


The just launched Marzocchi Z2 sells for $500 and comes in a wide array of travel options for 27.5 and 29er.

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Forbidden Bike Druid 130mm travel high pivot bike


Headquartered in Cumberland, British Columbia, in the shadows of the infamous Forbidden Plateau, Forbidden Bike Company is a small, rider-focused brand. Here’s the story of their new — and intriguing — bike.

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Hot Deals from Jenson USA


Our friends at Jenson USA always have some great sales going and this week is no exception. Check out these smoking deals and get them before they are gone.

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Bulls SIX50 EVO AM 4 ebike review


With a name that’s impossible to remember, the Bulls SIX50 EVO AM 4 impresses with some of the best-in-class components.

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Video: Bernard Kerr – Pon de Replay, best of Queenstown, NZ


To see Bernard Kerr ride is to witness bike poetry in motion. It seems like he has one extra second in the air which he utilizes with his unique style of aerial magic.

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RockShox Signature Series SID, BoXXer and key updates


Rock Shox unveils its Signature series – updating the most popular models in the front suspension line up with a new damper system, oils, and seals.

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MBOSC Introduces Mountain Biking Impact Review


Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC), a non-profit trail stewardship organization, is proud to introduce the Mountain Biking Impact Review. This review is the product of a year of comprehensive research by MBOSC’s Science Committee.

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New Bontrager XR3 Team Issue tires launched


Just into Mtbr test HQ this week are the new Bontrager XR3 Team Issue tires and Bontrager TLR Sealant. Here’s what you need to know.

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Video: Martin Maes wins EWS in Rotorua AND Tasmania


Martin Maes picks up right where he left off in 2018 with two stunning wins in Round 1 and 2 of the 2019 Enduro World Series

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Hayes Dominion A4 Brakes Review


The Hayes Dominion A4 is an all-new four-piston brake system designed for trail, enduro, downhill, or eBike use. Find out how they fared in this Mtbr test.

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Crankbrothers Synthesis 11 wheels get i9 Hydra hubs


Crankbrothers has partnered with Industry Nine to offer Hydra hubs on its full range of Synthesis 11 carbon wheels, bringing the new hub technology to its front and rear specific wheel system.

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Saris MTR Bike Rack Contest


Enter now for a chance to win the new, very cool tray bike rack called the MTR – Modular Tray Rack from Saris worth $800.

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Hot Deals from Jenson USA


Our friends at Jenson USA always have some great sales going and this week is no exception. Check out these smoking deals and get them before they are gone.

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YT Decoy ebike first look


YT introduced the Decoy, a full suspension ebike sporting 160mm of front and 165mm rear travel. It’s dialed, stealthy, and good value.

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How to pick the fastest line


Come in too slow and get caught on the square edged rocks. Too fast and it’s easy to overcook it into the next switchback. Here’s a primer on how to pick the fastest line.

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Stan’s Flow EX3 Rims and Wheelsets Introduced


Stan’s NoTubes has introduced the new Flow EX3, which is billed as durable new line of rims and wheelsets designed for downhill, enduro and the most demanding trails.

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Tool Series: Setting Up Your Dream Garage


A tricked-out garage should be unique, comfortable and visually appealing so you never want to leave.

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How to pick the right mountain bike tire


Talk all you want about the benefits of upgrading wheels, brakes, or even your entire drivetrain. But pound for pound (or gram for gram), there’s no better upgrade than tires.

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Does Certified Pre-Owned make sense for bikes?


Does Certified Pre-Owned make sense for bikes? The Pro’s Closet says yes and has launched a comprehensive program.

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Vittoria Factory Tour – Part 1


At Mtbr, we’ve toured quite a few headquarters around the world. Problem is, we rarely see anything being created. So we feel very privileged to visit two factories in Thailand where Vittoria tires are produced.

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