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NEW BIKE HELMET: GIRO MERIT

PROTECTION FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING

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…
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FIRST RIDE CANYON SPECTRAL 125

CANYON'S NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE

CANYON SPECTRAL 125 Welcome the all-new Spectral 125 to the Canyon family. Canyon has intended for this to be its Swiss army bike and a quiver killer. We saw Spectral's all-new platform launch last year with multiple options from…
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FIRST LOOK: NEW RESERVE WHEELSETS

NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE WHEELSET

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…
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TEN GREAT CHAIN LUBES FOR YOUR BIKE

MBA buyer's guide: A chain lube for every occasion

CHAIN LUBE BUYER’S GUIDE The best way to get the most out of your chain is to keep it clean and lubricated. Here are ten choices that cover every riding condition and budget: Muc-Off Ludicrous AF Muc-Off has expanded its…
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FIRST LOOK: RAPHA KNEE PADS WITH ACTIVE POLYMER TECHNOLOGY

Rapha utilizes RHEON labs technology in its new ultra-light mountain bike knee pads

(press release) Rapha enters the protection space with a super lightweight, highly pedal-friendly, trail-oriented knee pad with Level 2, Type B protection  – the highest certified level of protection found in any pair of lightweight knee…
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REVIEWED: MTB HOPPER PRO

Take your skills to new heights

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…
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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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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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FIRST IMPRESSION: PNW ROVER HIP PACK

CARRY ALL BIKE RIDING ESSENTIALS

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…
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IBIS FACTORY TOUR

Domestic carbon manufacturing on a new level

It’s no mystery why the majority of carbon bike frames are constructed in Asia. While designs may be developed in-house, a majority of the big-name bicycle brands manufacture their frames and components overseas for good reasons—number one…
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MBA PRODUCT TEST: OUTBOUND LIGHTING

We put Outbound Lighting's Trail Evo and Hangover combo to the test

Outbound Lighting started in 2017 with a small but passionate Chicago, Illinois-based team focused on bringing the next generation of bike lighting systems to riders. Its founder, Matthew Conte, has a diverse background that spreads into…
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NEW TUBELESS TIRE BIKE VALVES: RESERVE FILLMORE

A RETHINK OF A BICYCLE PRESTA VALVE

NEW TUBELESS TIRE BIKE VALVES THE RESERVE WHEELS FILLMORE VALVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1wqclp4u1U New rubber on your rig may elicit fantastic dreams of drifting corners, cutting berms, and hooking up at crucial moments, but…
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FIRST LOOK: 2022 BONTRAGER FLATLINE MOUNTAIN BIKE SHOE

Bontrager revamps its flat pedal mountain bike shoe

(Press Release) Bontrager launched an upgrade to its footwear lineup today, releasing a new version of its popular Flatline Mountain Bike Shoe designed to give flat-pedal riders more confidence to handle harsh terrain on and off the…
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FIRST LOOK: SHIMANO ULTREAD AND MOUNTAIN BIKE FOOTWEAR

Shimano releases ULTREAD sole technology and updates its XC, all-mountain, and gravity shoes.

Shimano has released its new footwear technology and updated models for 2022. All of these next generation shoes feature its new ULTREAD sole technology that is deigned to increase grip and durability while reducing weight at the same time.…
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NEW BIKE HELMET: SCOTT ARGO PLUS

A TRAIL HELMET THAT IS JAM-PACKED WITH SAFETY

Argo Plus is designed to be a lightweight trail helmet that has modern features that help a rider climb and descend with confidence. This latest update in a mountain bike helmet from Scott has extended coverage and an integrated MIPS® Brain…
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FIRST LOOK: WTB TCS TUBELESS TIRE SEALANT

A new tire sealant completes WTB's TCS tubeless mountain bike wheel and tire system

WTB has introduced an all new tubeless tire sealant to compliment and complete its TCS tubeless system and recently updated tires. It's formula relies on an a tackifying process to seal punctures rather than the evaporative effect…
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FIRST LOOK: SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER ALLOY EVO

An aluminum version of the Carbon Stumpy EVO is here

Specialized is taking all of the performance, adjustability and features of its carbon Stumpjumper EVO and offering it in a more affordable M5 aluminum package for 2022. Specialized didn't hold back on any of the features that makes the…
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