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Top 15 Best Bike Chain Lubes


Do you want to find the best bike chain lube for you? Are you curious about what type to get? Wet, dry, wax or ceramic? We explain the tech and guide you to the best options for each type of bike lube.

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YT Decoy ebike first look


YT introduced the Decoy, a full suspension ebike sporting 160mm of front and 165mm rear travel. It’s dialed, stealthy, and good value.

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Vittoria Factory Tour – Part 1


At Mtbr, we’ve toured quite a few headquarters around the world. Problem is, we rarely see anything being created. So we feel very privileged to visit two factories in Thailand where Vittoria tires are produced.

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Tools Series: Stealth tools that stay on the bike


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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Tool series: Best Tools for the trailhead and pack


Are you the type of rider that likes to prepare for anything? Do you like to help out on group rides and operate as your ride’s defacto mechanic? Read on and tool up.

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Review: 2019 Specialized S-Works Recon


Specialized created an entirely new S-Works Recon clipless shoe, loaded with premium features and targeting XC and gravel riders. MTBR used them for our normal all-mountain riding to find out how they fulfill our daily demands.

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Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Pro Carbon first ride


The Carbon Evo has the ability to create a gap and hold it. It is stable on the rockiest gullies, yet it is agile. One needs to be deliberate with the moves but it will change direction and hold direction.

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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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Review: Bell Sixer MIPS helmet


The Bell Sixer promises skull cradling protection in a robust package. Has Bell created your next helmet for aggressive trail riding?

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Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Cleaning Kit – Reviewed


Muc-Off helps you go beyond clean and bring back the new-bike bling.

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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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SRAM – 5 top components


What are the best, can’t miss products that you should own from Sram? Below is a list of the best products in our experience, from Sram and Rockshox.

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Rylo review – 360 camera


Rylo promises no more gimbals or missed moments due to bad camera positioning resulting in a 10 minute shot of your front tire.

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Specialized Power Arc Pro Elaston saddle review


The Specialized Power Arc expands on the original Specialized Power saddle, adding an updated shape and Elaston padding.

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Best portable bike pump


Mountain bike mini pumps are like insurance. Nobody wants them but getting caught without one with a flat tire on the trail is bad news.

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2019 Cannondale Habit trail bike launched


Cannondale’s Proportional Response suspension design and the all-new Habit features 130mm of suspension fit for riders of different sizes.

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Crank Brothers Synthesis wheels first ride


A front wheel that turns and a rear wheels that tracks well is the promise. We’ve been riding the Crank Brothers Synthesis and have some insight to share.

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Video: Evoc Hip Pack Pro 3L


One of the most interesting accessories we saw at Interbike is this new hip pack from Evoc called the Hip Pack Pro 3L. Come check it out.

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2019 Trek Remedy first ride


The latest version of the venerable Remedy sports more travel on bigger tires and it’s slacker, stiffer and lighter. It’s a good evolution of the species.

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Fezzari La Sal Peak first ride


Fezzari wanted to elevate their brand and produce a bike desired for its total package, not just its value. Have they succeeded with the La Sal Peak? Read on and find out.

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Burley Coho XC bike trailer first look


Built to address rear hub compatibility problems with ever-changing standards, the Coho XC introduces a variable width yoke. Does it live to the promise, read on and find out.

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Review: FSA SL-K 148 wideR boost XC Wheelset


Coming in at a reasonable $1530 and weighing in at 1500 grams, they are a serious upgrade for many cross-country riders, trail, and cyclocross applications.

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Yakima Dr. Tray and EZ +1 extended review


We’ve been using Yakima’s newest hitch rack, the Dr. Tray, for about seven months and it’s made hauling bikes and even dealing with an empty bike rack much easier.

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Maxxis Assegai tire review


Greg Minnaar rolled years of race winning experience into a tire that holds its line, whatever the conditions. Named after a traditional zulu warrior spear, meet the Assegai.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000


27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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