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How to pick the best bike rack for you – hitch rack or roof rack?


Understand the different types of bike racks and the pros and cons of each for your vehicle and specific needs.

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Video: Checking the condition of Santa Cruz bearings of the bike suspension


In this video about bike suspension, we’ll show you how to take apart a Santa Cruz Heckler’s VPP linkages, check the conditions of the bearings and axles, clean and grease as appropriate.

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Thule Helium Platform 2 hitch bike rack overview


Thule enters the wheel-hold tray style hitch rack category with the Helium Platform 2. Is it a good solution for you? Check in to find out more.

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Photos: UCSC tanks artwork


To many mountain bikers who ride in Santa Cruz, there is a familiar and welcome sight on the trails as one rides by the U-Conn fire road connecting the Emma McCrary trail and Wilder State Park. Here is a gallery documenting the art of the UC Santa Cruz tanks.

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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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Video: Fabio Wibmer in Urban Freeride Lives 3


Fabio Wibmer is clearly at another level as he thinks stairs are landings for jumps. Check out his latest work and see skill and courage converge.

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5 Best Fezzari Black Friday Deals


On this Black Friday, Fezzari is offering even better deals to get you to try their bikes. We highlight five of their bikes below.

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Video: Storch and Fairclough POV at 2019 Redbull Rampage


Here is a dose of Redbull Rampage reality as the first-person view of some of the best riders is made available.

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Semenuk edges out Rheeder for epic hat-trick at Red Bull Rampage


Brandon Semenuk hit back from a disappointing 2018 Red Bull Rampage to pull off a brilliant first run in Virgin, Utah and win his third title.

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Saris Origins and Beyond – Sponsored


Over the last 40 years, Saris has grown from making bike racks in an old chicken coop to manufacturing a wide array of products in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Book Review: “Let’s Mountain Bike”


Mountain biking can be intimidating to beginners. In a perfect world, riders would get an instruction manual on how-tos and dos and don’ts when they purchase their first mountain bike. “Let’s Mountain Bike” is the closest thing to a quick dunk in mountain bike culture. This 278-page book covers nearly every facet of the sport: […]

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2020 Specialized Enduro First Ride Review


In a category they pioneered, Specialized re-engineered the Enduro with 170mm travel on a new suspension platform to regain top dog honors.

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2020 Specialized Epic HT First Ride – lightest XC frame ever


Revamped and modernized, the new Specialized Epic HT is ready to race. And with a 775 gram frame, it believes it can fly.

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2020 Santa Cruz Hightower First Ride


Modern geometry and a brand new suspension broaden the sweet spot of the versatile Hightower Trail Bike

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Riding all the trails: How one rider conquered Crested Butte and beyond


For 20 years, Kemble Widmer was the most casual of casual mountain bikers, squeezing in a handful of after-work rides a year. Then Widmer moved to Crested Butte and everything changed.

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Vittoria Bicycle Tires Testimonial – Martello, Mezcal, Terreno – Sponsored Content


Local bike shops are key to the community in many ways so it is great to take notice of a shop when it thrives and brings riders together.

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Whyte Bikes – Interbike 2018


Take a peek at the exciting 2019 Whyte Bikes including the all new T-130 S-120 and G-170. All bikes are sold exclusively online via Northern Ca. www.whyteusa.bike

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Magicshine Lights – 2018 Interbike


Magicshine grew from its humble beginnings to an engineering powerhouse that engineers and produces high-quality bike lights today.

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Pivot Cycles – Interbike 2018


Pivot was one of the busiest booths at Interbike, with about 250-300 bikes going out to riders on each Outdoor Demo day in Northstar. Their indoor booth seemed just as busy.

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Lupine Lighting Systems – Interbike 2018


High-quality German-manufacturing, paired with innovation, guarantees long-lasting products that stand the test of time.

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Schwalbe Tires – Interbike 2018


Last year, Schwalbe rebuilt the foundation of the company with the Addix compounds. These tire compounds offered improved grip and durability in a range of formulations ideal for different disciplines in mountain bikin

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Bulls Bikes Interbike 2018


Bulls Bikes uses the drive system from different brands like Shimano, Brose, and Bosch, that will perform best for the job. Here are their highlights from the 2019 line.

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DT Swiss Interbike 2017


With three main MTB wheel families (XC, all-mountain, enduro) and multiple price points within each family, DT Swiss has all your riding bases covered.

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Stan’s NoTubes Interbike 2017


Whether it’s a narrow XC tire, or a traction enhancing plus model, most riders have a preferred tire size. And now Stan’s NoTubes has wheels to cover all those various options.

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Lupine Lighting Interbike 2017


Whether commuting at dawn or dusk, or charging into the night on your mountain bike, Lupine is lighting the way with a host of new product offerings.

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