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Best Mountain Bikes Under $3000


What’s the magic dollar amount number for scoring a legit mountain bike? If you’re buying new, around three large goes a long way. Here are Mtbr’s picks for the best mountain bikes under $3000.

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From the forums: What tools to carry?


What do you carry with you to prevent a flat tire or other mechanical failures from ruining your ride?

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The best hip packs for mountain biking


Here’s the latest generation of hip packs offering adequate storage for tools and gear and water-carrying capacity without sweating up the rider’s back.

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Best Kids Bikes


Kids bike have changed a lot in the last several years. Today’s best kids bikes help new riders develop confidence and skills, and come built to last meaning you can pass them along when it’s time for a bigger bike.

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From the forums: What are you drinking?


There’s a lively discussion in our Beer Forum about what mountain bikers are drinking right now. Share your favorite post-ride drink of choice.

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The best stealth tool kits for mountain biking


Tools that live in your bike are always there when you need them. And they don’t take up any space in your body or pack. Interested?

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The best flat pedals for mountain biking


Some of the best tech and innovation is actually going in to these new flat pedals. Low weight, low profile, platform size and grip are the key elements.

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Buy any Ride Concepts shoe, get their $60 sliders, free


We’ve partnered with Nashbar and they are offering a free pair of $60 Coaster Sandals with ANY purchase. Free t-shirt too.

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Best lights for mountain biking


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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Best Hydration Packs


For bikepacking, big backcountry adventures, all-day epics, and/or guiding, the humble hydration pack remains an essential must-have piece of gear. That’s why Mtbr has rounded up this list of the best hydration packs.

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Best Mountain Bike Saddles


Opinions about mountain bike saddles are like derrieres. Everyone has one, they’re all different, and no one wants to trade theirs for yours. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best mountain bike saddles.

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Video: Guerrilla Gravity presents: Is it Revved?


The old way of addressing the impact resistance of traditional carbon frames was bolting a $2 plastic downtube protector onto a brittle $4K carbon frame. Check out GG’s approach.

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Best Cycling Computers


The best cycling computers offer the ability to track fitness and form with integrated heart rate and streaming power, not to mention get real-time directions (and even text messages) delivered to that helpful screen.

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Saris Origins and Beyond – Sponsored


Over the last 40 years, Saris has grown from making bike racks in an old chicken coop to manufacturing a wide array of products in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Best Mountain Bikes Under $1000


What if your current disposable income window is around $1000 — and you still want a new mountain bike? Well, you’re in luck. While not overly sexy (or light) there are plenty of decent entry-level type MTBs in that price range.

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How To Save Money Mountain Biking


Mountain biking can be an expensive sport…especially to start out with. But there are ways to save a few bucks.

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5 Things We’ve Learned in Snowshoe MTB XC and Downhill


 The season finale in Snowshoe surpassed even the wildest expectations with high drama and legendary performances.

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Video: Jeff Lenosky Stolen Gear Update with #crimepaysforward


Support Jeff Lenosky in his quest to make crime pay forward!

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Understanding E-bikes in Downieville and the Lost Sierra


SBTS has been studying the effects of e-bikes on their lands and are ready to share their views.

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Saris Know No Bounds Contest


As Saris celebrates their 45th year, they’re ringing in their next chapter by uniting their product categories under the Saris brand – with the bike at the heart of it all.

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals for mountain bikers


Amazon Prime Day is the online retail giant’s annual celebration of door-busting deals. Here are some of our best finds.

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Video: YT introduces – Team Racing Dudes


We’ve met and ridden with these guys and they embody mountain biking. There’s never a bad day or a dull moment with this crew.

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Riding all the trails: How one rider conquered Crested Butte and beyond


For 20 years, Kemble Widmer was the most casual of casual mountain bikers, squeezing in a handful of after-work rides a year. Then Widmer moved to Crested Butte and everything changed.

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Video: Local Loam – Puerto Rico


Every now and then, unique opportunities to visit special, far-off riding destinations pop into my inbox. This time, it’s Puerto Rico!!

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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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5 Reasons to Get Bike Insurance Right Now


With mountain biking’s inherent risks, there was no comprehensive way to cover a bike against the unexpected. Enter Velosurance, bike-specific insurance, whose staff understands the particular needs of cyclists.

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Jenson USA Memorial Day Sale


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

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Bike Crashes and Brain Injuries


Bike crashes and brain injuries are serious business. Read this primer on concussions to find out what you need to know before and after one happens.

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Zerode Taniwha Mulét mixed wheel size bike unveiled


The new Zerode Taniwha Mulét capitalizes on the versatility of the Taniwha platform to deliver a ride that combines the best elements of 29 and 27.5” wheels, and it is available in both 140 and 160mm travel versions.

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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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Magura and SQlab Ergonomics Guide For Brake Adjustment


Goal of the two companies is to achieve the best possible ergonomic and unique adjustment possibilities of Magura’s MT brakes or whichever brakes you choose to run.

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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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Endura MT500 Full Face Helmet Launches


The new Endura MT500 Full Face Helmet is the first to use the advanced energy absorption offered by Koroyd technology at the burly end of the mountain bike helmet market.

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Mother’s Day Deals for Mountain Bikers


If your mom is a mountain biker, chances are she’d prefer a heaping helping of singletrack over smoked salmon and capers or a bouquet of flowers.

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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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Video: How To Set Up Your Cockpit


Yanick-the-Mechanic Gyger is known as one of the most skilled mechanics on the XC circuit. IN this video he sahres his tips and trick for how to set up your cockpit.

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Ibis Ripley Version 4.0 Unveiled


The new Ibis Ripley has a one degree slacker headtube angle (now 66.5 degrees), a three degree steeper seat tube angle (now 76), and a reach that’s been extended by ~45mm across all sizes (475mm on a size large).

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Video: World Cup DH winning runs at Maribor


Teams scrambled all weekend, stressing about the tricky Maribor course of Slovenia and the threat of rain on race day. What was transpired was a race for milliseconds on hero dirt conditions.

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Hot Deals from Jenson USA


This week’s Hot Deals from Jenson USA include wheels, pedals, tires, helmets and much more.

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Cannondale Prototype DH Bike Has Two Shocks


After lots of speculation, Cannondale has finally lifted the lid on its new in-development downhill bike. The big news: It has two shocks. Check out the video.

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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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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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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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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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Hot Deals from Jenson USA


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

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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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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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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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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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