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Bike rack series: Low cost bike racks


For most of us, riding our bike to and from the trails or where we’d like to ride is not feasible. Here’s our list of the best affordable bike racks.

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Industry Nine Hydra and wallet-friendly 101 hubsets.


Hydra driver raises the bar on hub technology, using an independently-phased six pawl, 115 tooth drive ring.

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Rotor KAPIC Cranks Review


Rotor KAPIC cranks are the Spanish cycling component maker’s lightest and stiffest MTB cranks. The KAPIC name is homage to South Africa’s Cape Epic MTB stage race, one of the most prestigious marathon stage races in the world.

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First Look: Sram Reverb AXS wireless dropper post


The Reverb AXS is a wireless dropper post ready to rescue you from installation and maintenance woes. But at $800, some may have to wait for the technology to trickle down.

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JensonUSA Gear Clearance Brings More 80% Off Madness


There are more savings to be had at JensonUSA, and if you’re lucky they’ll land before Xmas.

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WolfTooth Seatpost Clamp gets colorful


The WolfTooth Seatpost Clamp had to be more than just pretty, so they set out to build one that would balance security and light weight without resorting to aluminum threads or undersized hardware.

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JensonUSA is Having a Huge Tire Sale—Up to 80% Off


We found huge deals on bike tires and other gear via JensonUSA.

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Industry Nine A35 stem released


The Industry Nine A35 is machined, anodized and assembled entirely in their Asheville, NC facility and available in lengths of 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, and 60mm.

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Ritchey WCS Kite Dropper Seatpost review


With the aim of minimizing the reliability concerns that often plague other droppers, the 125mm Ritchey WCS Kite Dropper Seatpost utilizes a simple three-position mechanical low pressure air system.

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ENVE M7 cockpit review


The gravity/enduro-focused ENVE M7 cockpit features 35mm, 50mm, and 65mm stems paired with trimmable 800mm bars in a variety of rise configurations.

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Ibis Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi handlebars unveiled


When it comes to handlebar width, one size fits all doesn’t work. That’s where the new Ibis Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi handlebars come in.

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Shimano XTR first ride review


Though we’ll need to log far more ride time before we can make any assertions about durability, Shimano’s new XTR group appears to be a home run in both form and function.

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SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain first look


The low-cost 12-Speed Eagle is here with an 11-50 splined cassette and a groupset price of $375.

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Nino Schurter riding new Syncros Fraser iC SL cockpit


Reigning Olympic and World Champion Nino Schurter will debut a new one piece Syncros cross country cockpit at the third round of the World Cup.

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New Shimano XTR 12-speed: What you need to know


Shimano’s new race-ready drivetrain boasts a 10-51 cassette (510% gear range), smoother shifting, and a host of other improvements.

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New Shimano XTR hubs, pedals, and more


To complement its new 12-speed XTR drivetrain, Shimano has launched a host of new hubs, plus new XTR-level pedals, a slick dropper post remote, and a new chain keeper.

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Formula Cura 4 gravity brakes launched


Formula has launched a new gravity-oriented brake, the Cura 4. Highlight features include four 18mm diameter pistons aimed to provide the rider with immense stopping power.

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Praxis Girder Carbon cranks now available


Praxis has yet another entry into the carbon cranks realm – and this one won’t break the bank.

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Rotor unveils new power meter and lightweight cranks


Spain’s Rotor Bike Components has an ever-expanding product range that now includes a dual-side measuring MTB power meter and new XC race cranks.

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Magura MT1893 brakes, updated Vyron, and more


Magura has updated multiple product offerings for 2018. Arguably the most noteworthy is their 1893, a collector’s edition MT7 brake that features the HC3 levers and a sparkling chrome finish.

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OneUp travel adjustable dropper post – video


If you want the most drop that will fit your bike, OneUp is confident they have the best solution for you.

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New SQlab grips and saddles


Personal preference is a good starting point, but it should come as one of the last parts of the decision-making process after all the science and ergonomics are taken into account.

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Kogel brings precision ceramic bearings to mountain bikes


Kogel has made a name for themselves in the road and cyclocross worlds. Now they have products geared to the mountain biker seeking frictionless spin.

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Box Components revamps drivetrain offerings


Box Components has redesigned and expanded its drivetrain offerings. Options coming soon will include 11-speed, 9-speed e-bike specific, and 7-speed DH.

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FSA K-Force Light WideR 25 carbon wheels launched


FSA (aka Full Speed Ahead) is moving full steam ahead with two new XC-focused mountain bike wheels, plus something unofficial and wider.

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