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Best Bike Racks


When searching for the best bike racks for mountain bikers there is a lot to consider. Today’s market has a wide variety of options. Here’s what you need to know.

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Muc-Off Disc Brake Covers launched


Muc-Off’s new Disc Brake Covers are billed as a quick and easy way to protect your brakes during maintenance or transit so they’re not compromised by stray fluids.

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BikeYoke Divine SL dropper post weighs just 345g


After wowing us with their Revive dropper post, BikeYoke is now chasing the XC market with the new short travel and lightweight Divine SL with 80mm of travel.

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Best Sunglasses for Cycling


The best sunglasses for cycling strike a delicate balance between protection, performance, and looks. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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Cane Creek eeWings titanium cranksets launched


Cane Creek has announced that their eeWings Mountain cranks will now be available equipped with an optional power meter from Stages Cycling with Stages-equipped eeWings All-Road cranks available later this fall.

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Goodyear Bicycle Tire Sealant Unveiled


The new Goodyear Bicycle Tire Sealant will be available in late September in 150ml bottles and sold to shops in boxes of 12. Price per bottle is $10.

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Vittoria Air-Liner review


Billed as the ultimate accessory for mountain bike tires, the Vittoria Air-Liner tire insert is designed to help maximize grip, enhance trail feel, and eliminate tire punctures.

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Bontrager Flatline review


The Bontrager Flatline Mountain Bike Shoes offer great pedaling efficiency, low-key looks, and good value for flat pedal mountain bikers.

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Sleek Saris MTR hitch rack coming soon


The Saris MTR hitch rack is coming soon and aims to address the bulk of the bugaboos of all previous bike hitch racks.

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EVOC Explorer Pro 30L review


If you ride deep into the backcountry and like being well-equipped to handle the unexpected, the EVOC Explorer Pro 30L is worth serious consideration.

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Dainese Enduro Knee Guard sneak peek


Dainese Enduro Knee Guards to feature hybrid construction that mixes mobility and breathability with durability and impact resistance.

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EVOC Neo 16l backpack launched


In celebration of their 10-year anniversary, EVOC has launched an improvement to their popular protection packs with the addition of a new protection system used on a new pack – the EVOC Neo 16l.

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Timber bike bell review


The Timber bike bell is a mountain bike-tailored handlebar-mounted bell that alerts wildlife, hikers, and other mountain bikers to your presence on the trail.

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How to pick the right mountain bike tire


Talk all you want about the benefits of upgrading wheels, brakes, or even your entire drivetrain. But pound for pound (or gram for gram), there’s no better upgrade than tires.

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CushCore 27.5+ insert launched


CushCore has a new addition to its range of tire inserts, this week launching the CushCore 27.5+ insert. It’s 50% wider than the standard 27.5 insert, yet at a weight close to the current 29er product.

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OneUp Components EDC Plug and Pliers Kit fixes flats fast


Flat tires are a bummer. But you can soften the blow by carrying a plug kit such as the OneUp Components Plug and Pliers Kit.

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PRO Koryak dropper post lineup expanded


Broadening the range of Koryak mountain bike dropper posts, PRO has launched four new models ranging from 70mm to 170mm in travel and covering seat post diameters between 31.6mm and 27.2mm.

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Thule Rail and UpTake hydration packs coming in 2019


The new Thule Rail is designed for aggressive trail riding and enduro racing, while the Thule UpTake is more of an all-around pack that could also be used for hiking and skiing.

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Race Face Cinch Oval chainrings debut


New Race Face chainrings have the the ability to flip-flop to provide proper chainline offset for both Boost and Super Boost bikes.

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Boa-MIPS partnership aims to advance helmet protection


Boa and MIPS have announced a collaboration dubbed MIPS B-series Boa that aims to improve cycling helmet safety. The integrated helmet system is designed to work together to create a solution that provides superior fit and added protection to athletes in bike and snow. The MIPS B-series Boa allows for the Boa Fit System to […]

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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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Leatt DBX 3.5 Neck Brace now available


The inventors of the Leatt-Brace announced the new Leatt DBX 3.5 Neck Brace at the end of last year. Now all models, including the junior version, are available worldwide.

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Wolf Tooth’s Roll-Top and Pump Bags carry all your things


Wolf Tooth’s new B-RAD Roll-Top and Pump Bags provide secure, weather- and dirt-resistant on-bike storage to ensure that you’re never caught without the essentials.

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New Hip Pack from ENVE and Friends


ENVE has released a versatile hip pack with plenty of room for day-ride essentials, including a spare tube and belt-integrated multi-tool.

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Snēk Cycling’s Lifeboat Tire Lever — and more


Snēk Cycling’s Lifeboat Tire Lever can help you change a tire, remove a valve core, and perhaps most important of all, open a post-ride adult beverage.

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