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Best Indoor Trainer Accessories


Sometimes logging your miles inside is the best way to go. Make the most of your time on the trainer with these accessories

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Review: 2020 Pivot Shuttle eMTB


Pivot’ eMTB is refreshed for the new year with 29er wheels, a longer fork, and more affordable build options

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Review: Muc-Off Bike-specific pressure washer


Is the Muc-Off bike pressure washer a godsend or a menace for bikes? Read on and find out.

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Review: Schwinn Axum – $398 trail-ready mountain bike


We took a $400 bike up and down a real trail and lived to tell the tale. Read on and find out if its worth considering or recommending to friends who want to get in the sport.

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First Look: PNW Rainier IR dropper post


PNW Component’s new Rainier dropper seatpost offers adjustable travel, short insert length, and a fantastic price!

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The 5 best tips to get the most e-bike range


Given any e-bike battery size, there are things you can control to maximize its range. Here are our 5 best tips.

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First ride: Ibis Ripmo version 2.0


Is the revamped Ripmo as good of an all-arounder as the original?

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First Ride – Santa Cruz Heckler E-Bike


Get ready to get heckled with the 150/160mm travel e-bike from Santa Cruz based on the Shimano STEPS E8000 system.

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First Ride: 2020 Pivot Switchblade


The Pivot Switchblade was thoroughly updated and we got to ride it in its birthplace, South Mountain in Phoenix, AZ.

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First Ride: Specialized Levo SL


Specialized introduced the Levo SL, a lightweight addition to the Levo eMTB line weighing in as low as 38-pounds with 150mm of front and rear travel.

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Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Coil First Look


Curious about coil front forks? Marzocchi today introduces a very compelling option with the Bomber Z1 Coil.

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Best mountain bike fenders


It’s fender season again in many parts of the country and the world. You can make your own but many have spent countless hours figuring and solving the problem already and many low-cost solutions are available.

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Review: Airborne Hob Goblin


As one of the early adopters of the direct to consumer sales strategy, Ohio-based Airborne Bicycles has been creating a mix of budget-friendly mountain bikes to suit any riding style since 1997. Offering a full line of mountain bikes with price tags less than $4,000, Airborne is pushing the consumer-direct market with free shipping and […]

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Dream Build: The mountain bike I’d buy me for Christmas


Product tester Jason Sumner shares his custom Yeti SB150 with Shimano XTR, Fox suspension, ENVE wheels and more

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e*thirteen XCX Race Wheels – First Look


E*Thirteen wanted to play in the highest levels of XC and light Trail riding so they have introduced the XCX Race wheels in the line-up.

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Review: LEM MotivAir Helmet


The MotivAir is a well-ventilated cycling helmet that works well for gravel and cross-country mountain biking

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Review: Shimano XTR M9100 long-term test


Which 12-speed mountain bike drivetrain would Mtbr choose: SRAM or Shimano?

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Review: Yeti SB140 long-term review


While 29ers may be faster going from Point A to B, the smaller-wheeled (and shorter rear-ended) 27.5ers are arguably more playful and poppy.

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Ibis Ripmo AF review


Since Ibis relaunched in 2004, the company has focused exclusively on carbon frames. Today, the Santa Cruz-based brand is launching a more affordable version of its long-travel 29er, the Ripmo, in aluminum. The Ripmo AF (aluminum frame), isn’t the same bike made from a different material. It’s longer, slacker and incorporates a more progressive suspension […]

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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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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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Video: Inno INH-120 bike rack review


Ready for a new player in the tray rack, tire-hold category? Here is Inno from Japan with a clean design at a lower cost than the competition.

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1UP USA Equip-D vs Saris MTR hitch rack shooutout


The Saris MTR is here to take on the king of tray racks, the 1UP USA Equip-D.

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Ride Concepts Powerline Shoe Review


The Powerline shoe is an aggressive all-mountain shoe that is supportive and protective with a mid-top design and a battery of protective features.

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Review: Cannondale F-Si Throwback


A series of poorly thought-out choices recently led me to the start line of what seems to be the least technical and most climbing-focused mountain bike race in existence. The Leadville Trail 100 might lack technical singletrack, but it is no small physical challenge, even more so when you can see the ocean from your […]

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