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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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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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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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Gift ideas for mountain bikers


Are you searching for gift ideas for the mountain biker in your life? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our gift guide runs the gamut from affordable to extravagant, with products any rider is bound to love.

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1UP USA Bike Rack – 2019 Mtbr Holiday Giveaway


For the opening shot of the 2019 Mtbr Holiday Giveaway, we have the most revered rack by our Mtbr audience, the 1UP USA hitch rack with their latest EquipD version.

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From the forums: Seat tube angles are too steep, chainstays are too short


Some riders in our forums are fed up with the current trend toward slacker head tube angles and steeper seat tube angles. It’s certainly a hot topic. Share your thoughts with us

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The best Cyber Monday deals for mountain biking


Check out these amazing deals: 40% off Evil, 35% off Niner, 44% off Shimano and much, much more!

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The best Black Friday deals for mountain bikers


Black Friday is an excellent opportunity for deal-savvy mountain bikers to cash in on deeply discounted bikes, components, and other accessories. 

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From the forums: Interesting animal encounters


Mountain biking can take us to some pretty remote locations and we’re not always at the top of the food chain. Riders in our Riding Passion forum are sharing photos and colorful stories about their best animal encounters.

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The best early Black Friday deals for mountain bikers


No need to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday. These great deals are available now.

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From the forums: Anyone else not like wide bars?


When it comes to handlebars, how wide is too wide for you?

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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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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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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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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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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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