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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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HAN REY’S “SLAY THE BAY” VIDEO

Check out the incredible riding and scenery of San Francisco and Marin County

Join Hans, Brett Tippie, Jackson Goldstone and the pioneers of our sport as they explore the riding areas in and and around San Francisco and Marin County
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LADIES ALLRIDE SKILLS CAMPS ARE BACK FOR 2022

Registration Is Now Open (Powered by SRAM)

"Ladies of all mountain bike skill levels – beginner to seasoned rider – join us for our eighth season of Ladies AllRide mountain bike skills camps in inspiring destinations around the country."—Ladies AllRide
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HOW TO SET UP YOUR BIKE FOR MAXIMUM CONTROL: VIDEO

Jeff Lenosky tells you how to set up your mountain bike for the best performance and ultimate control

Be sure to listen to the part at the beginning where Lenosky gives his tips on setting up your handlebars and controls to work best for your riding. "Mountain bike set up can be confusing! I've been riding my MTB for over 30 years, I've…
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BEARINGS KEEP YOU ROLLING

Why bearings matter

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…
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PROPAIN ADDS JONO JONES TO THE CREW

The German bike brand is in North America now

Propain bikes are now available in America, and they have Jono Jones riding for them. (Photo by Dean Smith.) Here's what Jono Jones says about his new Propain bikes:  "At the moment I’m riding the Hugene. 140mm is plenty…
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GT ZASKAR: MORE THAN JUST A BIKE

How a classic from mountain bike's golden era continues to evolve

By: Nick Claire Over a span of three decades, the GT Zaskar has seen a progression in its design and application. Early on in its development, this bike became “the ultimate all-around bike,” as Hans Rey described it. It’s the only bike to…
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FIRST RIDE IMPRESSIONS: 2022 GIANT TRANCE X

An all new 27.5” wheel aggressive trail bike that’s all about fun

Giant is adding an all new Trance X to its line in 2022 with a dedicated 27.5" wheel design that's made for fun. We will admit that seeing this bike for the first time felt a little like being transported back to around 2013 (give or…
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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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MBA HARDTAIL ROUNDUP

Ride more and spend what you have to

This past year a plethora of new riders have developed a desire to escape and experience riding a mountain bike. Due to this high demand, bikes have been disappearing off showroom floors in record numbers, creating a shortage of new bikes.…
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Custom 2015 Giant Talon

Teaching an old bike new tricks

With such a high demand for parts to be manufactured in the current climate of the bike industry, fellow riders (and even the local shop) are hard-pressed to find what is needed. Whether it be new or old, we are going to continue to see…
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First Look: 2021 Transition Scout and Sentinel Alloy

Budget friendly aluminum Sentinel and Scout models are back with new shred ready builds

(Transition Press Release) After a short hiatus, the Sentinel and Scout are available with an alloy frame option and new spec. The all-new alloy frame matches the clean look and frame design of the carbon versions, with the same geo and…
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DEVINCI KOBAIN

An aggressive hardtail designed to handle steep and challenging descents

A number of brands are launching hardtail frames with trail bike geometry numbers and fork travel. So, what’s the advantage? Yes, a hardtail, not a full-suspension bike, can be a trail bike, folks. A hardtail can offer much more than just a…
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VIDEO: After Hours

Girl meets bike in this new Honzo ESD hardtail shredit by Kona Bicycles

(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…
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Destination: The Oaxaca Experience

An Unexpected Journey to Mexico

What comes to mind when you think of Mexico? Is it a luxurious, mountainous adventure with loamy dirt, world-class food, beautiful views, historical architecture, and an inviting cultural experience? We will be honest and say that is not at…
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FIRST LOOK: Otso Voytek

Blurring the line between fat bike and hardtail

It’s a bike that isn’t constrained to a season or weather many Otso Voytek owners have a fat wheelset for winter riding and a mountain bike wheelset to swap in for warmer months.
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