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KIALANI HINES’ SECRETS TO SPEED

Kialani Hines and her Pivot Mach 5.5

As one of the world’s top riders in the Crankworx competitions, Kialani races a variety of different disciplines, including downhill, dual-slalom and pump-track events.
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CARBON OR ALUMINUM—WHICH IS BETTER?

Bike parts are lighter and offer better performance than ever. The gains are largely due to improvements in material technology, such as switching from metal to carbon fiber parts. These lighter and “better” parts come with a…
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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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BIKE TEST: PIVOT FIREBIRD

Next-generation EWS racer

If you’re looking for something that won’t hold you back as your skill improves, or you’re already knocking on the door of a pro license, the Firebird is the kind of enduro bike that will let your riding take flight.
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HOW WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF IS CHANGING LIVES ONE BICYCLE AT A TIME

World Bicycle Relief mobilizes individuals, their families and entire communities to thrive

In developing regions of the world, millions of people walk for miles each day just to survive. On foot, individuals race against the sun to complete everyday tasks. Distance is a barrier to attending school, receiving healthcare, and…
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LONG TERM REVIEW: NORCO RANGE C1

High-pivot enduro race engineering or high-pivot hype?

Photos by Traece Craig Much to their fans’ delight, Norco has redesigned the Range, which was first launched in 2012. This latest iteration was developed in collaboration with Norco’s World Cup downhill team and is designed specifically…
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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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LONG TERM REVIEW: KONA HONZO ESD

A hardtail with the heart of an enduro bike

Photos by Traece Craig We have been longtime fans of the incredibly capable and versatile Kona Honzo line, so when the slacker and more aggressive Honzo ESD was released, we just had to test it. ESD stands for “Extra Slack, Dude,” and it…
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SHOOTOUT: HYDRATION PACKS THAT PROTECT

Top three brands for shining armor

Most gear bag brands offer something in their product lineup that claims to be ultra-lightweight and as small and slim as possible. While it is smart to travel light, many brands have also seen the wisdom in developing a more robust…
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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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2021 PROVING GROUNDS

Dylan Stark shows his capabilities // Photos by Peter Jamison

The 2021 Proving Grounds kicked off again this year at the Oregon Dirt Park just outside of Bend, Oregon. Flash back to 2019 when Proving Grounds was born. The concept was to blur the lines between big mountain and slopestyle, and in this…
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