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Niner releases the Niner One 9

For the updated One 9. Niner has selected a newly available aluminum alloy from the 6000 series family. For those who are scandium loyalists, this may require a change in mindset but the advantages are clear. For many years the lightest…
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Product Test: Easton Haven Carbon Wheels

We raved about Easton's Haven aluminum trailbike wheelset ($849) in our May 2010 issue. Easton has made some lofty claims regarding their Haven Carbon wheelset, but could this set of $2300 wheels really be worth nearly three times the…
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Product Test: Hope Top Crown

Hope offers their $250 Top Crown so downhillers can have a 50-millimeter-reach stem that doesn't put the handlebar so high that it ends up with a different zip code. Tech features: The Hope Top Crown is available for 2010 and newer…
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Interbike Odds, Ends, and Oddities

Every year at Interbike, we come away with some photos of people and products that just don't belong in any other category. Here's just a little of what we saw this year. Think it has XX technology?: Greg Herbold of SRAM brought along his…
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Product test: Crankbrothers Iodine 3 cockpit

The Crankbrothers Iodine 3 cockpit (bar, stem and grips) is designed for the all-mountain rider looking for a strong, light and stiff front end that is capable of handling the abuse of aggressive riding. The Iodine 3 bar and stem are…
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Mountain Bike Action How to: Flat Tire Tech

What's the number one reason people hang their bikes in the garage and never take them down again? Flat tires. The biggest ride-to-ride bummer we all face as self-respecting mountain bikers? The possibility of a flat tire. What happens…
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Mountain Bike Action Report: Interbike Day 4

Another day in the big hall of everything bicycle. Here's a teaser of what caught our eye: Mountain Bike Pioneer Joe Breezer's "Series one" - Serial number 01. Rumored to be the very first purpose built mountain bike ever produced.…
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Mountain Bike Action Report: Interbike Day 3

From the rugged terrain of Boulder City Nevada to the lights and strangeness of Las Vegas, the Mountain Bike Action wrecking crew is here to provide you a first hand glimpse from the front lines of the Sands Expo center. Here's just a taste…
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Moots 2012 new model preview

Moots MX Divide (29") and Divide (26") The Moots MX Divide and Divide full-suspension, titanium, cross-country race and recreational mountain bikes are the latest in a long lineage from the Steamboat Springs manufacture. Designed and…
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Sub 30lb Downhill Bike: Impressive

We're up in Whistler at Trek's 2012 gravity launch, and saw something that blew our minds. Look at the number on this scale, it's in Trek's 2012 gravity lineup. Think you have an idea as to what bike this might be, take a guess. If you…
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Mountain Bike Action Trailbike Shootout (video)

The October issue of Mountain Bike Action has a five bike trailbike shootout that pits a Specialized, Trek, GT, Yeti and Giant against each other. Check out the wrecking crew in action as we take each bike on a workout around the trails of…
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New Shock From RockShox: Carbon Monarch XX

RockShox has officially unveiled their Carbon Monarch XX shock, aiming to please trail riders and weight weenies a like. The two most notable features about the Monarch XX are its carbon fiber air can, which RockShox claims is half the…
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TSG introduces official FMB World tour helmets

While the FMB World Tour 2011 is nearing its end and riders are preparing for the final event, the Red Bull District Ride in Nuremberg, TSG and the FMBA are unveiling the first offerings from their partnership: full and half face helmets…
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Tioga unveils the new ZEROaxle? Pedal

Tioga unveils the new ZEROaxle? MT-ZERO, an axle-less off-road platform bicycle pedal. Measuring no more than 7mm thick, and 4mm at the thinnest.      The ZEROaxle? MT-ZERO, concept starts with the ZEROaxle bolt assembly which houses an…
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2012 Giant Sneak Peak

We're up at Crankworx in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia where Giant Bicycles held a soft launch for their 2012 mountain bike line. From what we've seen thus far, the majority of the lineup stays the same with one major exception.…
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Trek Unveils 2012 Line of Full Suspension Bikes

Trek has unveiled its 2012 collection of full suspension bikes to the media in Mayrhofen, Austria. Included in this year's line are two completely new models; the DH-world changing OCLV Mountain Carbon Session 9.9 and a bike that's fitting…
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2012 Specialized Product Teaser

We arrived in Northern California this morning for the 2012 Specialized Global Product Launch. The day started off at Specialized head quarters in Morgan Hill for a brief tour and some killer burritos. Then, loaded up in a van and headed…
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