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Rapha Trail 3/4-Sleeve Jersey and Trail Shorts

High-end apparel worth the price of admission

Rapha may be a new apparel brand for mountain bikers, but it has been a mainstay for roadies since 2004. Wrecking crew members who crossed over to the road side of things and were familiar with the brand at its start thought it took a few…
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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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REVIEW: BONTRAGER FORAY SHOES

Perfect kicks for trail to gravel

Bontrager’s Foray shoes focus on performance while providing comfort for off-the-bike situations. The Mountain Bike Action crew spun the BOA dial on these hybrid SPD-compatible shoes to see how they would perform out on our local trails.…
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G-Form Pro-X3 Knee Guards

Soft to the touch and hard as a rock

G-Form revolutionized the way we think about protection products with its innovative materials that harden on impact. These soft-shell pads can comfortably be ridden in all day while matching the protection capabilities of old-school…
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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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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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SEA OTTER CLASSIC: LAST DAY HIGHLIGHTS

THE LAST DAYS OF 2021 SEA OTTER CLASSIC

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: LAST DAY HIGHLIGHTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rY8Is-xe7c 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…
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SEA OTTER CLASSIC: DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS

A LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF THE 2021 SEA OTTER CLASSIC

SEA OTTER CLASSIC: DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS https://youtu.be/9f0msSUYm08 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…
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SEA OTTER CLASSIC: DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS

ALL OF THE BEST FROM THE 2021 SEA OTTER CLASSIC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D-DMtXrEm4&t=857s 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…
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Installing Mountain Bike Tire Insert Video: Mynesweepers

How to install a tire insert from Mynesweepers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQpPZRsJo1Q 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…
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Product Launch and Review: WTB CZR I30 Wheels

Carbon wheels done right for all riders

WTB CZR WHEELS (press release) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLCr0mYoANU&feature=youtu.be You may recall the set of WTB CZR i30's that we had built up custom to Chris King hubs. (see review here) Now, WTB is offering their carbon…
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First Look: Thor 2022 FALL BIKE COLLECTION

When motocross apparel brand, Thor signed downhill racer Aaron Gwin, it seemed likely that it would make a move into the mountain bike scene.  Today, Thor has made it official with the launching of it's fall 2022 line. The moto inspired…
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Niner WFO Video Bike Review

We test and give feedback on this race ready enduro bike

https://youtu.be/jS4ozjElIiU It has been just over a decade since we’ve seen a new WFO from Niner and today, it's finally a reality. Niner set out to redesign the WFO with some major changes to be included. To name off a few, modern…
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