SRAM ACQUIRES HAMMERHEAD

Hammerhead, maker of the Karoo 2 cycling computer is purchased by SRAM

(Press Release) SRAM, one of the world’s leading bicycle component manufacturers, announced today the acquisition of Hammerhead, a leading cycling technology company and maker of the Karoo 2 cycling computer. Hammerhead will join SRAM’s…
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KENT OUTDOORS BUYS KONA BICYCLES

Kona Bicycles Is Joining the Kent Outdoors (Formerly Kent Watersports) Group

(Press Release) At Kona Bicycles, we live for the long, sweet ride, and believe the journey is the best part of any adventure. Since our humble beginnings in Vancouver, we’ve spent the last 34 years building innovative, durable, fun, and…
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LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA HONZO ESD

A hardtail with the heart of an enduro bike

Photos by Traece Craig We have been longtime fans of the incredibly capable and versatile Kona Honzo line, so when the slacker and more aggressive Honzo ESD was released, we just had to test it. ESD stands for “Extra Slack, Dude,” and it…
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SHOOTOUT: HYDRATION PACKS THAT PROTECT

Top three brands for shining armor

Most gear bag brands offer something in their product lineup that claims to be ultra-lightweight and as small and slim as possible. While it is smart to travel light, many brands have also seen the wisdom in developing a more robust…
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MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: MYNESWEEPERS TIRE INSERT

More-than-affordable rim protection

While up for a visit at one of our favorite bike parks, Brian Parker—owner, rider and guru behind Mynesweepers—got our crew set up with his tire inserts for some testing. The idea came to Parker just a few years back when he kept breaking…
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FIRST LOOK: STAN’S NEW M-PULSE HUBS

Stan's new hub design features a magnetic pawl system

(Press Release) In a world filled with chaos, division, and uncertainty, Stan’s would like you to know we’ve made a really nice set of hubs. Seriously, we went all in on this. Designed and refined over the past two years, the new…
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NAVIGATING THE EVER-CHANGING E-MOUNTAIN BIKING LANDSCAPE

Because we’re all in this together

Nothing makes you feel like a real-life superhero more than an e-mountain bike. And, as a great superhero once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” This statement applies here and now with us as well. As an e-mountain bike…
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What Are Wide Trail Tires?

The bicycle industry has reinvented the wheel multiple times over the past couple years, looking to find the perfect tire and rim size for everyday trail riders. Plus-sized tires (2.8- to 3.25-inch wide tires) quickly grew in popularity…
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HUNTER ALLEN’S GUIDE TO PICKING A WINTER TRAINING PLAN

Eight tips on how to pick an online training plan for your winter training

Hunter Allen is one of the original coaches to adopt using a power meter and coaching mountain bikers with it. He has spent much time working towards the development of power meter data and analysis and has even written a book called…
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MEET THE RIDERS AND THEIR RIDES

Amy Morrison and her Fuji Rakan

Beyond having a racing career, Amy Morrison is a teacher, a coach and an advocate for being immersed in a healthy lifestyle. Morrison took this a step further by starting a mountain bike club at the school where she teaches. Although she…
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ALL ABOUT TIRE PRESSURE

It’s more important than you think

Of all the tuning and adjustment options you have on a bike, none is more important than tire pressure. Yet, it’s the single thing we see most riders taking for granted. We can’t even count the times we’ve witnessed riders with a 10k-plus…
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VIDEO: KONA BIKES – THANKS FOR THE TEN YEARS CONNOR

Kona bids farewell to Connor Fearon after a successful ten year partnership

THANKS FOR THE TEN YEARS CONNOR (Press Release) After more than a decade of watching Connor Fearon tear it up on the World stage for Kona, the time has come to say goodbye to the Aussie ripper. We set out to make Connor a short…
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MUST WATCH VIDEO: CHRIS E-KRIGG FULL FORCE VOL. 2

Chris Akrigg Tackles Impossible Climbs on GT's Force Amp

CHRIS E-KRIGG FULL FORCE VOL. 2 (Press Release) Chris E-krigg is at it again! Last year, Chris Akrigg made us re-think what was possible on an eMTB with his 'Full Force' edit, and now he's back at it, tackling impossible climbs with…
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VIDEO: WTB’S TUBULAR – A BIKING STORY

Two pro mountain bikers retire from racing to become high alpine tubers

TUBULAR (Press Release) What happens when everything in mountain biking has already been done? Rather than swapping their 29" bikes for mullets or testing the limits of handlebar widths, sibling teammates Ryan and Becky Gardner…
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VIDEO: TAHNEE SEAGRAVE UNPLUGGED

Follow Tahnée Seagrave’s closing week of the 2021 World Cup season in the latest Unplugged video by Fox MTB.

TAHNEE SEAGRAVE UNPLUGGED (Press Release) Fox’s Unplugged series provides an in-depth, behind the scenes look into the athlete's journey in preparation for or in the midst of the race season chaos. The latest episode follows Tahnée…
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FIRST LOOK: UPDATED FOR 2022, EKS BRAND LUCID GOGGLE

EKS BRAND Updates the Lucid Goggle for 2022 featuring Xtreme Definition Optics & Enhancements.

(press release) EKS BRAND Updates the Lucid Goggle for 2022 featuring Xtreme Definition Optics & Enhancements. The Lucid goggle is available in 16 new colorways which includes 8 Lucid Stripes colors, 3 Lucid TPR Metal colors,…
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VIDEO: PAT SMAGE’S LE TOUR DE FARM

Watch Pat Smage blur the lines between gravel, mountain biking and trials

LE TOUR DE FARM Pat Smage grew up riding on his grandparent’s farm. In between tractors and corn rows, he built the berms and trails that would help him become a 12x US National Trials Champion. In this video, he pays homage to his…
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VIDEO: SWITZERLAND PARADISE WITH KILIAN BRON

Glaciers, waterfalls and impossibly steep terrain are all part of the eye candy in Kilian Bron's latest edit

SWITZERLAND PARADISE I brought my mountain bike to Switzerland, one of the world’s most beautiful adventure playgrounds, to capture the spectacular beauty of the country with beautiful mountain peaks along the way. Huge thank you to…
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VIDEO: KONA AND MONTANUS PRESENT VIVID

A short film that explores the vivid memories created by epic bikepacking trips

Vivid Vivid, a short film by Montanus, explores the memories created by the most meaningful experiences found on two wheels. For Montanus the most vivid memory was their first bikepacking trip together back in 2013. Riding bikes with…
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MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA REMOTE 160 DL

A fast and capable eMTB without the cookie cutter vibe

Already well known for its line of big-hit-loving Process pedal bikes, legacy Canadian brand Kona continues to bring its off-road R&D smarts to its e-bike line. For 2021 Kona has produced two versions of its Remote 160, with the major…
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MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: IBIS EXIE

The frame with its own factory

Founded in 1981, Ibis Cycles has an ongoing history of crafting high-performance frames. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Ibis continues to push the development process of its mountain bikes from its headquarters in Santa Cruz, California.…
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REVIEW: BONTRAGER FORAY SHOES

Perfect kicks for trail to gravel

Bontrager’s Foray shoes focus on performance while providing comfort for off-the-bike situations. The Mountain Bike Action crew spun the BOA dial on these hybrid SPD-compatible shoes to see how they would perform out on our local trails.…
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