FIRST RIDE: ROCKY MOUNTAIN’S ALL-NEW ALTITUDE

Reaching new elevations in performance

It still has 160mm of rear travel and a 170mm fork, but the rear shock is now located low in the frame and utilizes Rocky Mountain’s revitalized LC2R (Low Center Counter Rotating) suspension design, first introduced on the 2006 Slayer and…
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FIRST LOOK: THE FORBIDDEN DREADNOUGHT V2 IS HERE

The Canadian brand's enduro brawler gets a refresh

Dreadnought is a carefully concocted blend of Supernought speed and stability mixed with Druid's agility and pop, delivering a bike that might have you reconsidering wearing a full-face helmet full-time.
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NORCO’S RELEASES ALL-NEW FLUID VLT LIGHTWEIGHT E-MTB

A blend of lightweight trail performance with electric power

The Fluid VLT is offered in a 130mm travel model that uses a 140mm fork (which Norco claims is under 40 pounds), as well as a more aggressive 140mm model that is paired with a 150mm fork, both of which are built around a mixed-wheel…
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ATHERTON BIKES UNVEILS THE ALUMINUM S.170

An alloy version of their coveted A.170

It's built to be a big-mountain enduro platform with 170mm of rear travel and is designed around a 180mm fork, with the construction mirroring the lug and tube construction that their Additive (A) series is known for.
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ABUS INTRODUCES A NEW THIEF-RESISTANT BIKE LOCK

Made with Wolfram Carbide that increases resistance to cordless angle grinders

The ABUS XPlus™ cylinder offers high protection against picking and means the GRANIT™ Super Extreme 2500 can be keyed like other ABUS locks as part of the One Key Option.
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FIRST LOOK: ROCKY MOUNTAIN’S NEW INSTINCT

Claimed to be their "quiver-killer" and more versatile than ever

Rocky Mountain claims that their real-world testing allowed them to strike a fine balance of small-bump compliance, mid-stroke support, and end-stroke progressiveness in the shock tune, which is adjusted for each frame size so that riders…
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A NEW UCI ELITE RACE TEAM FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN

The eight riders will compete in EDR, EDR-E, and DH during the 2024 UCI MTB World Series

This UCI Elite team of eight riders is ready to take on the world’s most challenging tracks of the 2024 UCI MTB World Series (EDR, EDR-E, and DHI).
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FIRST LOOK: NORCO’S NEW OPTIC & SIGHT

High-pivot evolution from the Canadian brand

Both the new Sight and Optic are able to be ridden with either dual 29" wheels or in a mixed-wheel setup through the utilization of Norco's Missing Link and lower shock mount kit that lets you swap rear wheel sizes without affecting the…
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PARK TOOL RELEASES NEW E-BIKE-SPECIFIC TOOLS

Specialty tools for the home and pro mechanic

PARK TOOL RELEASES NEW E-BIKE-SPECIFIC TOOLS Press Release - Park Tool EWS-2 Bicycle Electronic Shift Tool – A handy tool designed to make installation and removal of bicycle electronic shifting wires and batteries quick and easy. The…
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FIRST LOOK: THE KNOLLY CHILCOTIN GETS A DESIGN OVERHAUL

New geometry, kinematics, and frame design for the Canadian frame manufacturer

The new Chilcotin, like Knolly's other sixth-generation bikes, now has a straight top tube design to improve the standover and allow the bike to fit a wider range of rider sizes, and Knolly has added a Small size frame.
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FIRST LOOK: MUC-OFF’S NEW D30 RIDER GLOVES

Integrated knuckle protection to keep those mitts safe

They are constructed from a mix of nylon, polyester, and spandex to allow them to be durable yet breathable, and the D30 protection on the knuckles helps ward off the occasional tree strike or when crashes occur.
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SEARCH FOR THE SLOP 2023

A roadtrip to find the best trails in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland

The Search for the Slop continues! For 2023 it was a round trip through Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales, and back to Scotland again. Liam Moynihan and James Shirley jumped in the van to go looking for the most challenging trails with some…
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FOUR MOUNTAIN BIKERS START A JAM BAND

Hopefully this is only the beginning of Space Mesa - coming to a dive bar near you!

When Cam texted me out of the blue and asked if wanted to come play drums with him, Dusty Wygle, and Josh Venti for a live show in Oregon, there was no way I could say no to that.
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