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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 RIDE CANYON SPECTRAL 125

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 carbon to alloy with various component specs available for riders to receive a value-driven trail weapon. […]

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 […]

TEN GREAT CHAIN LUBES FOR YOUR BIKE

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 extraordinarily wide range of chain lubes with what it calls the one for speed freaks. […]

FIRST LOOK: RAPHA KNEE PADS WITH ACTIVE POLYMER TECHNOLOGY

(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 pads on the market. Rapha’s new pads fit knees like a glove as a result of their industry-leading experience […]

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 […]

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 […]

FIRST LOOK: STAN’S NEW M-PULSE HUBS

(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 M-pulse hubs combine quality materials and construction with a smarter engagement system. These […]

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 LOOK: UPDATED FOR 2022, EKS BRAND LUCID GOGGLE

(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, 3 Lucid TPR Matte colors and 2 Lucid Racer Pack goggles. The recently launched LUCID goggle is a massive […]