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Save big with Jenson’s Memorial Day Sale


Great deals on Garmin, Thule, Camelbak, Bell Helmets, TLD and more!

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REI’s 2020 Anniversary Sale is on!


Updated with more deals on helmets, shoes, car racks and complete bikes!

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5 Mountain Bike Upgrades to Improve Comfort and Convenience


Tips on how to improve your time on the trails from the gear experts at evo

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Pyga’s MoBu is three short-travel bikes in one


New South African-made carbon frame with adjustable travel can be used for XC, marathon racing or trail riding

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How to pick the best bike rack for you – hitch rack or roof rack?


Understand the different types of bike racks and the pros and cons of each for your vehicle and specific needs.

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Gear Deals: Upgrade your kit with these helmet and apparel sales


Ride in style this spring with great deals on helmets, jerseys, shorts and more

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The Best Hydration Packs for Mountain Biking in 2020


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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Stan’s NoTubes Launches “Refresh” Podcast


Stan’s NoTubes is proud to introduce The Stan’s Refresh, a weekly podcast covering all topics related to bikes and bike racing.

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Leatt DBX 1.0 Urban helmet released


A $50 helmet from Leatt with their 360-degree Turbine technology is a very welcome product in these times when there are so many new riders on the trails and streets!

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Deals: Upgrade your mountain bike with these great deals


Check out these deals on the gear that will help you make your current mountain bike ride like new.

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Video: Home Office by Fabio Wibmer


When it takes the best trick rider in the world over 700 attempts to nail one trick, you know it’s a special production

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TRP launches DH-R EVO Brakes


TRP uses innovative trickle-down tech from e-bikes brakes fit for World Cup racers

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The Best Flat Pedals for Mountain Biking in 2020


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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Mother’s Day Deals for Mountain Bikers


Don’t miss out on these great deals for the mountain biking mom in your life.

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The Best Bike Chain Lubes for 2020


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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MBOSC launches Covid-19 trail aid – win an Ibis bike of your choice


For every $5 contributed to this MBOSC Covid-19 trail fundraiser, participants earn one entry into an end-of-campaign drawing for the Ibis bike of their choice.

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How to: Improve your mtb skills at home with track stands and hops


Use this time to work on skills that will actually help you on the trail when the time comes to ride in the great outdoors once again. And these steps are broken down by Lenosky in achievable, bite-sized pieces.

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The Best Kids Bikes for 2020


This is your complete guide to children’s bicycles from balance bikes to mini-mountain bikes

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Video: YT’s new IZZO unleashed


Watch as a masked rider takes YT’s trail bike for a spin over Irish trails portraying the characteristics of this true short travel trail bike: Fast. Agile. Sharp.

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Skills video: Improve Your Cornering with evo


Make the most of your time in quarantine by becoming a better mountain biker with these cornering skill drills from evo

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Gear Deals: Spring Tune-Up Essentials for the Home Mechanic


Spruce your mountain bike up for spring with these deals on tools and must-have repair items

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The new YT IZZO is a short-travel trail ripper


Inspired by the Katana sword used by Samurai in ancient Japan, the IZZO has been developed to be a fast, agile and sharp bike in both form and function.

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The Best Mountain Bikes Under $1000 for 2020


If you’re new to the sport, there are some great mountain bikes under $1,000 that will let you hit the trail without spending a mountain of money

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Gear Deals: Specialized Accessories On Sale


Speed into spring with deals on Specialized tires, pumps, shoes and more!

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e*thirteen XCX GROUPSET Contest


Here’s one of our more compelling prize packages, an e*thirteen XCX groupset worth $1377

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The Best Indoor Cycling Trainers of 2020


If you can’t ride outside right now, you can maintain your fitness (and sanity) by spending some time on the trainer. These are the best smart trainers of 2020

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Video: A Moment of Solitude


We all could use a moment of solitude right now. Whether your moment is riding your bike, going for a walk, or disconnecting from media, we hope you find your version of solitude.

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Gear Deals: Awesome gear for Adventure from evo


Specifically picked for the Mtbr crowd, these evo deals are sure to get you stoked!

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Video: LEM helmets partners with Polygon UR team


LEM Helmets, manufacturer of innovative head protection for cycling and motorsports, today announces its partnership with the world-class Polygon UR Enduro Race Team.

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Leatt Launches 2020 Footwear Line


The trusted international brand that developed the very first protective neck brace for riders, Leatt has launched their hotly anticipated first line of Twenty/Twenty MTB shoes, including the 2.0 flat shoes, 3.0 flat shoes, 4.0 clip shoes and 5.0 clip shoes in their popular DBX mountain bike range. Leatt shoes have been developed and tested […]

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Dirt Fest PA becomes Raystown Bike Fest


Dirt Rag’s Dirt Fest mountain bike festival has been resurrected to benefit the Allegrippis Trail network

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From the Forums: Carbon or aluminum for your next mountain bike?


Riders in our forums are debating the merits of carbon versus aluminum frames for their next mountain bike. Do you have a preference?

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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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Richie Schley teams up with Fezzari Bicycles


Freeride legend joins forces with the consumer-direct brand for the 2020 season

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Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Launches Connected Communities


The ambitious project aims to build 300 miles of new trails to connect 15 communities across four California counties

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From the Forums: What’s the best mountain bike gear you’ve used?


Riders share their favorite mountain bike components

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Video: Local Loam – Pittsburgh


Jeff Kendall-Weed shreds in the steel city

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Video: BikerBrayd shreds St. George, Utah


Crank flips with clipless pedals? No problem. Ride UP the Waterfall in St. George, Utah? Sure thing.

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Video: Brandon Semenuk’s Lightspeed


For this installment from Revel Co., friends got to work on the shovels and machines to shape the Japanese dirt into Semenuk’s vision.

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From the Forums: What does your bike ride?


Cool cars that help riders get to and from the trailhead

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From the Forums: Will 26-inch wheels ever make a comeback?


Is there room for 26-inch mountain bikes in the modern world?

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From the Forums: Awesome All-Mountain Hardtails


Provided you don’t mind the lack of rear suspension, there’s a lot to like about modern trail-oriented hardtails.

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From the Forums: What’s The Best Tire Pressure For Fat Biking?


What’s the best tire pressure for fat biking? Here’s our guide to help you find your perfect tire pressure

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Mtbr’s Complete Holiday Gift Guide


Mtbr’s Holiday Gift Guides run the gamut from affordable to extravagant, with products any rider is sure to love.

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Gifts for gadget-loving mountain bikers


If you have a data-driven mountain biker in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Mtbr has our high-tech favorites guaranteed to make mountain biking more enjoyable, and even safer, by harnessing the power of technology.

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Stocking stuffers for mountain bikers


You don’t have to buy the rider in your life a new bike to make their day. Check out these stocking stuffers for mountain bikers that are sure to please.

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Gift ideas for female mountain bikers


If you’re hunting for the perfect gift for a female mountain biker, check out our selection of gift ideas for the woman who leaves you in the dust.

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Gifts for bike commuters


We have a handpicked guide to help you find the perfect gift for the commuter on your list.

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From the Forums: Clipless or flat pedals for mountain biking?


Are clipless pedals or flats better for mountain biking?

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Great gifts for bikepacking and gravel cycling


If your special someone likes the road less traveled, then these eight great gifts for bikepackers and gravel grinders are sure to please.

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