First Look: Ibis HD5


Ibis has been on a tear this year. For a small company, rolling out three new bikes in a single season is no small feat. First, it was the short-travel Ripley; then, a longer, slacker, aluminum version of the Ripmo; and now, a revamped version of the company’s 27.5-inch enduro machine, the HD5. Ibis HD5 […]

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Review: Vittoria Martello Graphene 2.0


If you want a durable, predictable tire in the trickiest conditions like sand over rock or loose over hardpack, this is a fine option.

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Are Plus tires and bikes still a thing?


Plus tires and bikes were billed as offering better handling and traction at low psi. But now many riders seem to be moving away from this wider world.

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Summer Send-Off — 35% or more from Competitive Cyclist


When the leaves start to change and when the trails dew-covered for the morning shred, you know what’s around the corner.

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NiteRider launches Focus flashlight line and B2B website


NiteRider has launched a brand new line of military-grade tactical flashlights, along with its first-ever B2B website

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Video: Fabio Wibmer’s Law


ere is a trials/stunt rider from Austria who dons a Redbull helmet. In an overcrowded sea of talent, one might be tempted to overlook his work but it is worth respect and admiration. 

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Orbea unleashes the all-new Wild FS Ebike


Orbea created the Wild to tackle steep trails and obstacle-strewn climbs and descents. It looks like a highly polished ebike with a couple tricks up its sleeve.

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Drivetrain and brake Sale at Jenson and Competitive Cyclist


Are you ready to finally upgrade to that 4 piston hydro or are you looking to update your gravel rig?

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Trek releases all-new Rail and Powerfly Hardtail e-MTBs


Trek releases all-new Rail and Powerfly Hardtail e-MTBs Trek unveiled additions to its electric mountain bike lineup recently, releasing the all-new Rail—a long-travel e-MTB for hard-charging trail riders—along with new Powerfly Hardtail models built for adventure-minded off-road riders who want to explore more. It’s a new era for e-MTB, and these new models are ready […]

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How To Save Money Mountain Biking


Mountain biking can be an expensive sport…especially to start out with. But there are ways to save a few bucks.

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Video: How to wash your bike


We all have a different preference and tolerance for washing our bikes. Here are a variety of sources of what and what not to do.

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Best of Bike Cleaning and Washing Tools


When you go to clean your trusty steed after a long day on the trails, for what do you reach? The hose or the degreaser?

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5 Things We’ve Learned in Snowshoe MTB XC and Downhill


 The season finale in Snowshoe surpassed even the wildest expectations with high drama and legendary performances.

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Video: Jeff Lenosky Stolen Gear Update with #crimepaysforward


Support Jeff Lenosky in his quest to make crime pay forward!

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First Ride: Ibis Ripmo AF


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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Endura SingleTrack Winter Prize Pack Contest


You have the opportunity to join the Endura family with your very own fall and winter riding gear, valued at over $500. Enter the Endura contest!

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Jenson and Competitive Cyclist – End of season blow out


Below are some of the coolest deals we could find in the large SALE sections on Competitive Cyclist and Jenson

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NoTubes rolls out two new carbon wheelsets


The tubeless specialists at Stan’s NoTubes are rolling out two new carbon wheelsets for trail riders. The Flow CB7 is targeted at aggressive trail riders, while the wider Baron is geared toward riders who prefer plus-sized tires. NoTubes Flow CB7 Highlights Internal rim width: 29mm Optimal tire size: 2.35-2.8” Hole count: 32 Claimed wheelset weight: […]

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Understanding E-bikes in Downieville and the Lost Sierra


SBTS has been studying the effects of e-bikes on their lands and are ready to share their views.

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Pivot Phoenix 29 with 190mm of travel


The performance of dw-link suspension is now packaged in a lower, more compact 190mm travel design.

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Niner drops all-new RLT 2020 range, adds RDO race fork.


Niner Bikes announces the updated RLT 9 gravel bikes. The new bikes feature added clearance for 50c tires, multiple places for frame bags, bottles, racks, and fenders, plus compatibility and cable routing to suit any combination of drivetrain components and dropper posts. “Niner was among the first to embrace the gravel bike scene,” said Chris […]

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Trust Suspension goes big with the Shout


Trust turned the mountain bike world upside down when it launched the Message linkage suspension fork last fall. The company is following up on the launch of the 130mm-travel Message with a long-travel offering that will turn heads and burn wallets. Read more: everything you need to know about the Trust Message linkage fork  Trust […]

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INTENSE Mourns the Loss of Chad Peterson


The INTENSE LLC family lost an invaluable member when Chad Peterson passed away from injuries sustained in a bicycling accident .

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Downieville: Dirt Magic | From Dying Mining Town to Mountain-Bike Mecca


Inspired by a desire to save their home trails, shaped by a grassroot organization’s unintentional stewardship, and fueled by the sport’s rowdiest festival, Downieville has made its mark.

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5 Things Learned in Mont-Sainte-Anne World Championship


Some 650 mountain bike athletes from 45 countries went hunting for the rainbow stripes in the third UCI World Championship.

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More new gear from Crankworx


The dust has settled from this year’s Crankworx Whistler, but there are still a number of new products that warrant coverage. Here’s a look at a few more things we saw between riding laps in the park. Read more: Crankworx Bikes and Bits Roundup Maxxis Dissector first impressions On a fittingly dry week in Whistler’s bike […]

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Saris Know No Bounds Contest


As Saris celebrates their 45th year, they’re ringing in their next chapter by uniting their product categories under the Saris brand – with the bike at the heart of it all.

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Competitive Cyclist Labor Day sale finds!


For labor day, Competitive Cyclist is offering free shipping over $50 purchase and most deals at 60% off.

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LEM Helmets Launches New MotivAir cycling helmet


LEM has created a full-carbon exterior shell with advanced high and low-energy impact management with its two layers of protection offering massive venting and a weight of only 223 grams.

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Pivot Cycles introduces the new LES SL


This week Pivot Cycles introduced the new LES SL – a bike engineered for trail and race situations that call for a light, agile, precise instrument of speed.

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Saris releases new H3 trainer and MP1 trainer platform


Saris introduced a powerful and affordable direct drive today called the H3. They then complemented with it with a dynamic platform called the MP1 and a functional table called the TD1.

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Video: Lenosky rides the biggest jumps of his life


Jeff Lenosky’s not a young man. And he’s not a big air jumper. But to uphold the Over The Hill flag, he goes beyond his comfort zone and goes for it. Send it Lenosky!

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Wheelie awesome weekend deals at Jenson!


A new wheelset is one of the best performance upgrades you can give a bike and will make an insane difference to your riding experience.

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Video: Jeff Kendall-Weed shredding Kamloops


Jeff Kendall-Weed found mountain biking in the late 1990s, and one of the most influential videos of the era was Kranked. So he paid the hallowed place a visit.

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Sedona Mountain Bike Festival Announces 2020 Dates


It’s official: the 2020 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival dates are March 6 – 8, 2020, with passes going on sale at 9 am on August 23, 2019.

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Crankworx Bikes and Bits Roundup


Most people recognize Crankworx Whistler by its signature Joyride Slopestyle course, or maybe the Garbanzo Downhill race. Those events, along with a round of the Enduro World Series, Speed and Style, World Pump Track Championships, and now Dual Slalom, are reason enough the Whistler event gets the well-deserved attention it does as North America’s premier […]

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2020 Intense Primer First Ride Review


Intense overhauled their Trail line to simplify and innovate their Trail Bike options. Three wheel-size options will be available for the 2020 Intense Primer.

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Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 – First Look


Santa Cruz has been on a roll this year developing aggressive 29ers. It started with the enduro-ready Megatower, followed a few months later by the redesigned Hightower. Now, the venerable Tallboy has been overhauled making it one of the most progressive short-travel 29er trail bikes on the market. Read on for the details. Santa Cruz […]

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Video: Oscillation – The Rocky Mountain Slayer in action


Every once in a while, the riders, the trails the music and the edit align to capture the glory of biking. It’s not how we ride but this is what inspires us.

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Video: 2019 Redbull Joy Ride Whistler


After battling through a back injury and being faced with the diagnosis of an auto-immune disease, Emil Johansson came to make a statement.

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REI Back to School Commuter and more blowout


Back to school for millions across the means book bags, bike rides to class and lots of good times with friends.

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Video: World Cup XC Highlights from Leinzerheide


The men’s and women’s races told two very different tales. But both were absolutely compelling.

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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 Rocky Mountain Slayer First Ride Review


Rocky Mountain released the latest rendition of the Slayer today, and we had a chance to take one out for a ride with Rocky Mountain’s PR frontman and former Olympian, Andreas Hestler, on some of the techiest trails in the Whistler valley. Rocky Mountain Slayer: everything you need to know Rocky Mountain Slayer Carbon 70 […]

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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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Rocky Mountain Slayer – First Look


Rocky Mountain is launching a new and improved version of its hard-hitting enduro bike. The 2020 Slayer features progressive geometry, a boost in front and rear suspension travel and adjustable geometry. Best of all, Rocky Mountain gives riders the ability to choose their preferred wheel size and frame material. 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer First Ride Review […]

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Hot weekend deals from Competitive Cyclist


Get your stoke on for the World Cup and upgrade your ride with deals from Competitive Cyclist.

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Maxxis rolls out the Dissector


Maxxis is rolling out a new tread pattern intended to meet the needs of aggressive riders seeking speed and control on dry and loose terrain. Maxxis Dissector Highlights  Available in 27.5×2.40 and 29×2.40 sizes Wide Trail casing optimized for 30-35mm internal rim widths Weight range: 800-1,206g (claimed) Pricing is $75 for the EXO casing and […]

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Industry Nine introduces A318 stem


Wheel and component manufacturer Industry Nine has added a second stem to its product line. The new A318 stem is designed for the smaller, but more common 31.8mm handlebar clamp diameter. Like the 35mm A35 stem introduced last year, the A318 is CNC machined in-house at Industry Nine’s headquarters in Ashville, North Carolina. The 7075 […]

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Giant Reign 29 Advanced First Ride Review


It was only a matter of time until Giant was going to bump up its last remaining 27.5-inch trail bike to 29-inch wheels, and after a couple of days riding the new Reign Advanced Pro 29 in Revelstoke, British Columbia, it’s safe to say that the larger wheels fit nicely on the enduro-flavored offering. Giant […]

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