2019 Trek Powerfly ebike first look


New in this Powerfly generation are an advanced removable battery system, carbon fiber frames, purpose-built ebike components and the 150mm of travel in the LT model.

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Scott Enduro Cup heads to Powderhorn


Following stops in Moab and Angle Fire, New Mexico, the Scott Enduro Cup race series is headed to Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Mesa, Colorado, July 28.

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Hutchinson Toro review


Among their versatile tires, the Hutchinson Toro has evenly spaced knobs that deliver neutral handling. Center knobs are shorter for mud clearing, while side knobs are taller for enhanced cornering grip.

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Mindfulness can help injured athletes


A new study of injured athletes found they can benefit from using mindfulness as part of the sport rehabilitation process to improve their pain tolerance and awareness.

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Day tripping on a Santa Cruz Bronson


Take a trip with Josh Bryceland on his new Santa Cruz Bronson, down in the woods near the town where he was born.

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Vittoria Mezcal review


Fast, dry conditions XC racer with low profile, densely spaced knob configuration and a defined center ridge tread for low rolling resistance.

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How to prevent common cycling injuries


Mtbr sat down with exercise scientist Matthew Tinkey to hear what riders can do to prevent and heal from a variety of injuries.

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Enduro World Series lands in La Thuile


Race will feature six stages on a mix of classic and fresh trails with over 16,000 feet of descent.

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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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Schwalbe Racing Ralph Addix review


As its name clearly implies, this is an XC racing tire. The tread pattern is familiar in this class of rubber – more tightly spaced center knobs to increase speed, but taller, more widely spaced side lugs for extra bite.

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Boogaloo eMTB race series rolls on


The Boogaloo Class 1 pedal-assist electric mountain bike (eMTB) Race Series presented by Troy Lee Designs and Bosch eBike Systems is off and running in 2018.

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Best Amazon Prime deals for the Cyclist


We scanned many of the deals and came up with many recommendations for the mountain biker. GoPro camera, Yeti Cooler and camping essentials are some highlights.

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Kenda Saber Pro review


With its minimalist tread profile and 120 tpi casing, the Kenda Saber Pro is a dedicated XC race tire that is designed for fast, dry singletrack.

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Ibis Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi handlebars unveiled


When it comes to handlebar width, one size fits all doesn’t work. That’s where the new Ibis Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi handlebars come in.

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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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Celebrate Amazon Prime Day with these deals


Amazon Prime Day has some pretty good deals this year so we picked a cycling and non-cycling list. Here’s some goodies not cycling related but some tools and goodies in these hand-picked deals.

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Specialized Fast Trak review


Using finite element analysis, the Specialized Fast Trak tire’s consistent shoulder block layout improves cornering traction.

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Rotor 13-speed coming in 2019


On the heels of Shimano’s release of a 12-speed drivetrain to compete with SRAM Eagle, Rotor has upped the ante even further with the launch of a 13-speed modular mountain bike/drop bar group.

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Cross-country mountain bike tire shootout first look


Defining the modern cross-country tire is not easy. They must be fast and light, but also durable and grippy. It’s a lot to ask. See how these seven options measure up.

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Fezzari Cascade Peak Pro review


The Fezzari Cascade Peak Pro is a versatile trail bike that can swap between 29er and 27.5+ set-ups, and has 130mm of Tetralink AT529 rear suspension with a more progressive curve and bottomless feeling.

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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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Top gear picks from Impact Sun Valley


Trails were bursting with fragrant lupine at mid-elevations above Ketchum, Idaho’s basecamp for Impact Sun Valley, the inaugural Crank Tank bicycle media event.

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Zoic Falcon shorts and Impact liner review


Zoic’s Falcon shorts offer lightweight, stretchy comfort in a rugged, durable, and stylish package. Pairing them with the Impact liner shorts, riders get the added benefit of hip, thigh and tailbone protection.

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Scott Spark RC 900 World Cup retro edition


With its 60 birthday this year, Scott is having a little retro fun. At the recent World Cup cross-country race in Italy, the Swiss bike maker presented Nino Schurter with a throwback Spark RC 900 World Cup.

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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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Why MTB riders should wear back protection


Considering riding with a spine/back protector? Watch this video to find out what you need to know.

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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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2019 Bontrager headlights and taillights


Bontrager has finally released the revamp of the Ion and Flare lights and they seem impressive indeed. They are bright, self-contained, well-constructed and backed by science.

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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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New brakes, rotors, and more from Magura


MAGURA has expanded and revised its product portfolio for model year 2019, presenting ergonomic improvements, new and revised products and a limited number of anniversary brakes. Here’s a rundown.

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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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The story behind Transition’s Speed Balanced Geometry


Transition believes fork offset needs to change. A shorter fork offset brings the front axle rearward, moving it under the rider. Combined with the shorter stem lengths that are now popular, you gain better front wheel traction.

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2019 WTB Vigilante, Trail Boss and Judge tires


Today, WTB launched three new tires, the brand new Judge, the redesigned Vigilante, and Trail Boss.

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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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Video: Brandon Semenuk’s Raw 100 seconds


And in a sea of amazing riders, there are often standouts that are head and shoulders above the rest. One of those is the great Brandon Semenuk.

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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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E-bike debate heats up at Impact Sun Valley event


New press camp-style event tackles question on how to define machines that are changing quickly and how to enforce new rules for all travelers.

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Santa Cruz 5010 V3 first look


Now in its latest iteration, still with 130mm of rear travel and 27.5 wheels, it’s ready to re-enter the Trail Bike category once again as riders increasingly want to do more fun and aggressive descents.

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POC unveils new MTB collection


POC has introduced its 2019 mountain bike collection at the 2019 Eurobike trade show, including the VPD System torso protection and new Resistance apparel collection.

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Santa Cruz Bronson V3 first look


How did they improve the Bronson V3? The answer is suspension, geometry, tire size and details.

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Thomas Vanderham and crew talk about Squamish and racing


Thomas Vanderham talks bike setup, tire choice, and racing with Rocky Mountain Bicycles team riders Remi Gauvin and Jesse Melamed.

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Video: Santa Cruz Bronson V3 with Josh Bryceland


Contrary to sixties belief, we don’t all live in yellow submarines. Some folk live on canal boats instead. Take a trip with Josh Bryceland on his new Bronson on his home trails.

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How To: Find More Speed on Mountain Bike Trails


Whether it’s pumping, pre-hopping, finding a natural berm through a corner, or just railing finding the fastest line, gaining speed from the trail is integral to progressing as a rider. So how do you do it?

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Toddler Tour de France hosting hundreds of little rippers


Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the Strider Cup World Championship in Boulder, Colorado.

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Sam Hill and Cecile Ravanel win EWS round four


The fourth round of the Enduro World Series, Black Hole Festival Petzen Jamnica, threw up all the drama you’d expect from a race taking place across two different countries at the midway point of the season.

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Devinci Troy Carbon 29 rolls out


Latest Troy all mountain bike boasts the company’s fifth generation split-pivot suspension platform, which is claimed to increase bottom-out force.

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Don’t Not Go: The North Shore Triple Crown


Mountain biking is a year-round, all-weather sport. It doesn’t matter how cold, wet or miserable the ride can feel, we can all agree that time spent on the bike is better than staying at home.

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EWS heads to Austria and Slovenia for round No. 4


Round No. 4 marks the halfway point of the 2018 Enduro World Series, and something very different awaits the riders at the Black Hole Enduro Petzen Jamnica.

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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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