Components Reviews and News


Magura 125th anniversary brakes launched


Commemorative MT1893 feature polished chrome 4-piston calipers, and masters engraved with the founding year of 1893.

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Cane Creek eeWings titanium crankset released


Cane Creek’s eeWings cranks are made from high-grade titanium, will fit most BB standards, and weighs a mere 400 grams.

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ENVE M Series mountain components launched


ENVE has announced a range of M Series components, including ENVE’s first 35mm cockpit, that align with the M Series core philosophy of real options and true confidence through crafted carbon.

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Fox updates category leading line-up for 2019


No other component group influences a bike purchaser’s decision as much as suspension. Now the brand preferred most by Mtbr readers is revamped and improved.

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RockShox updates to 2019 SID platform and releases TwistLoc lockout


Updated RockShox SID is ready to race; updated DebonAir spring, Charger 2 damper and sculpted magnesium dropouts. Plus TwistLoc for more barspace and response.

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Riding Scott’s TwinLoc Remote Suspension System


Video takes a look into the world of suspension settings, adjustable geometry, frequency of use, and ultimately how that all translates to the ride.

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Salsa Salt Flat carbon flat bar review


The Salsa Salt Flat carbon bar is a solid option for those looking to shed some bike weight.

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FOX Factory Tuning custom program unveiled


The new FOX Factory Tuning program is designed to provide customers with the best possible product for their individual needs.

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RockShox updates Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Lyrik and more


RockShox has overhauled the Sektor, Reba, Recon, Judy, 30, Bluto, Pike DJ, Lyrik and Yari suspension forks. Full details here.

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Knock-off “Shimona” parts showing up at shops


Unscrupulous manufacturers mimic the name of a well-known brand by simply changing a couple of letters so that the casual observer or someone not familiar with that product won’t notice.

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ENVE carbon cockpit review


ENVE is renowned for its carbon wheels, but the Ogden, Utah-based company offers a variety of other carbon components, including its often overlooked stems and bars.

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New MTB grips from ESI, Lizard Skins and ODI


For many riders grips can make or break a perfect day in the saddle. Here’s what’s new in this critical touch-point component.

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Lindarets Thru Axle Wheel Mount


Born – as these things often are – of a specific need, the Lindarets Thru Axle Wheel Mount was made to securely hold thru axle front wheels in their workshop.

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BikeYoke Revive Dropper Post Review


Aptly named Revive infinite travel dropper post directly addresses issue of air leakage (and the ensuing mushy performance) by equipping the post with a valve that when activated resets the hydraulic circuit.

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FSA Flowtron dropper post review


The $299 Flowtron dropper post features smooth action with a massive dropper lever with adjustable tension to customize rider feel and control.

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Robert Axle Project axle review


Mtbr checks out this small company’s thru axle solutions for every bike and situation.

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AbsoluteBLACK silicone grips launched


Soft, yet densely packed nature of the silicone offers excellent handling and performance, combining a high levels of traction, a soft but firm feel, and no squish or instability.

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Paul Component 35mm Boxcar stem is a beauty


Paul Component has announced release of a 35mm Boxcar Stem that is available in Black, Silver, Polished and whatever the current limited edition color may be (currently blue).

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Most annoying, irrational, counterintuitive things about mountain biking


Most bike maintenance is fairly straightforward, involving whatever wrench and lube you have handy. But some things are just plain silly. Like all these things…

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BikeYoke REVIVE MAX unveiled


German component maker BikeYoke has launched what it’s calling the first truly dedicated 34.9 dropper post for trail bikes. Travel options are 125mm, 160mm, and 185mm.

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Build a bombproof, cost-effective winter drivetrain


Winter; when roads covered in ice mixed with salt, conditions like these are not great for metal grinding on metal, ie, your bike’s drivetrain.

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Deep dive into SRAM’s new DUB system


Lighter than the Race Face Next SL and compatible with all major bottom bracket shell sizes, SRAM’s DUB crank system is worth a closer look.

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SRAM DUB cranksets


There are few headaches in the bike world like the current bottom bracket landscape. SRAM aims to unify the current sea of standards with one system without introducing a new shell standard.

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Best of 2017: Jason’s Top Gear Picks


Here’s another Best Gear of 2017 list, this time from Mtbr features editor Jason Sumner. Let us know what you think of his selections in the comments section.

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Best of 2017: Saris’ Top Gear Picks


Here are the top 2017 gear picks from former Mtbr tech editor Saris Mercanti, including a helmet, cassette, multi-tool and more.

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