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NEW BIKE HELMET: GIRO MERIT

MOUNTAIN BIKE HELMET: GIRO MERIT All-new today, Giro has announced their latest mountain bike helmet called – Merit Spherical. This is a high-performance trail riding helmet built for a rider that is taking on fast, flowy trail riding and hard pedaling. Merit Spherical is built around Giro’s socket Spherical Technology™ powered by Mips® and features […]

FIRST LOOK: NEW RESERVE WHEELSETS

NEW CARBON MOUNTAIN BIKE WHEELS It is astonishing but amazing what trail mountain bikes are designed to tackle. There can be pretty robust and need to be able to handle a mix of anything that can be thrown at them. From cruising mellow singletrack to crushing boulder-strewn steeps, they deliver a do-everything performance that inspires […]

FIRST LOOK: FULCRUM RED ZONE CROSS COUNTRY WHEELS

(Press Release) Reactivity and strength are the key words of Fulcrum’s return to the MTB arena. These two concepts have guided the development of the new Red Zone Carbon, a wheel that can handle challenging off-road terrain for demanding riders. Red Zone Carbon is the result of a long research and development process involving all […]

REVIEWED: MTB HOPPER PRO

The idea for the MTB Hopper sprouted only a few years ago. This team out of Vilnius, Lithuania, is composed of individuals with countless years of experience in various disciplines of cycling. After creating a plethora of prototypes that underwent some intense testing, the MTB Hopper portable bike ramp was released. Top pro athletes, including […]

BEARINGS KEEP YOU ROLLING

The following press release from Enduro Bearings may read like an ad for their product, but it helped remind us how important the bearings in our bikes are. We usually don’t give a bike’s bearings much thought until something goes wrong with them, so it makes sense to get the best bearings you can whenever […]

USWE ANNOUNCES NEW HAJKER WINTER PACK

PRESS RELEASE MALMӦ, Sweden – USWE, a leader in packs for action sports, today announces the launch of its new Hajker Winter backpack, the ultimate bag for action and adventure and featuring USWE’s proprietary NDM™ harness system, smart organization, and insulated shoulder straps called Themer Cell, a technology used to keep your drink tube from […]

MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: MYNESWEEPERS TIRE INSERT

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 sets of carbon fiber rims. Parker was determined to develop a […]

MBA LONG TERM REVIEW: SR SUNTOUR DUROLUX FORK AND TRIAIR 3CR SHOCK

Suspension setups vary from brand to brand. At the end of the day, performance geared towards a rider’s particular style is always the main objective, and preferences can be very subjective. If the latest climate for cycling components has taught us anything, it is to be open to other brands and what is being produced […]

FIRST IMPRESSION: PNW ROVER HIP PACK

First Ride Impression & Features Today, PNW Components launched their new Rover Hip Pack further extending this brand’s recent expansion into apparel and soft good options for cyclists. The new pack is pretty straightforward with quality materials,  lots of pockets, and all this coming in at a great value. The new Rover Hip Pack pack […]

NEW TUBELESS TIRE BIKE VALVES: RESERVE FILLMORE

NEW TUBELESS TIRE BIKE VALVES THE RESERVE WHEELS FILLMORE VALVE New rubber on your rig may elicit fantastic dreams of drifting corners, cutting berms, and hooking up at crucial moments, but the sheer thought of getting those new tubeless tires mounted, inflated, and seated can cloud those dreams with dread. The reality is that as […]

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: LAST DAY HIGHLIGHTS

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: LAST DAY HIGHLIGHTS Take a lap around the 2021 Sea Otter Classic with mountain bike action to check out some of the latest and greatest 2021 new gear and bikes landing in North America. Kicking off the 3rd and 4th day of the 2021 Sea Otter Classic, our wrecking crew stopped for […]

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS Day two of the Sea Otter Classic Sea Otter kicked off with awesome weather and fellow riders full of stoke. Just like the first day, there was plenty to see! We saw a major boost in spectator attendance today but this also meant our wrecking crew was able to […]

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS Day One of the 2021 Sea Otter Classic was slightly smaller than originally anticipated, but there was still plenty to see and explore! Spectator attendance was casual today, making it simple for our wrecking crew, with no need to push through others on the way to meetings. It’s been […]

VIDEO: After Hours

(press release) Leah Lind-White gives in to temptation while she waits for the bus to go home after work. Steel, sleek, and extra slack, the Honzo ESD is irresistible. Leah hops on board for a night of pure adventure with the ESD. As the sun rises and the work day approaches, Leah accidentally drops her shoe in a mad […]

Installing Mountain Bike Tire Insert Video: Mynesweepers

Tire Inserts are becoming an important addition to any tubeless setup. Riders are finding they can run lower pressures giving them more traction and at the same time, some inserts also provide rim protection. There are many options being developed that vary in price. In this short video, we hang out with Brian Parker of […]