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Could This Invention Be The End Of Flat Tires Forever?

When we went to the Eurobike tradeshow in 2014, we saw a brand new system from Schwalbe promising a dramatic improvement in tubeless tire technology. The system, dubbed ProCore, used a two air chamber system to not only lock the bead in place, but also prevent pinch flats nearly entirely. A lot of time and […]

Trail Testing: Scott Voltage FR710

The 2015 SCOTT Voltage FR 710 is designed to be a one-stop shop for bikeparks, downhill tracks, and any trail that deserves a good ol’ roostin’. The bike has been designed around a 27.5” wheel standard, but can be converted to run 26” wheels so that no matter the terrain or style you are riding, […]

This Little Widget Makes Dropper Posts Work Way Better

This little chunk of plastic caught our attention. While we haven’t ridden with one yet, we can say that certain dropper post levers have proven tempermental, and this could be the solution. from the manufacturer: Here at Lindarets, we love our dropper posts.  With most of the reliability up and costs down, there’s little reason […]

Dave Turner Explains the Turner King Khan

from Turner Bikes: The King Khan is the ideal tool for adventurers everywhere. This full-suspension fat-bike was born to take the trail less traveled. This bike defies the limitations of lesser bikes and opens the door to take that trail that was too bumpy, too eroded, too loose, and just too much of a mess […]

Magura Launches New Limited Edition MT7 Brakes – Get Them While They’re Hot!

Magura is releasing for sale a limited number of the MT7 Raceline brakes used only by Magura’s pro racers up to now. The MT7 is Magura’s premier 4-piston brake and has been receiving rave reviews from the press since their introduction last year. The brake offers supreme braking power, fade resistance and incredible modulation. The MT7 boasts many high […]

Paul’s New Limited Edition Fatbike Hub

Offered in a very small quantity,  the 12×197 Fatbike RHUB is equipped with the SRAM XD driver for huge gear ratios, and all feature an Industry Nine ratchet combined with our well recognized guts and shell. This model will is available in a thirty two hole configuration and 12mm thru axle only. The 12×197 RHUB […]

Turner Launches New Burner V3.1

The Burner v3.1 builds on the pedigree of the original Turner which rolled out in 1994. Remember Y-frames and elastomer suspension? The Burner rewrote the book and changed riders’ expectations about what a mountain bike could do, and how it should perform. Fast forward to 2015 and the Burner, still made in America, continues that […]

Easton Launches New HEIST Wheels

Easton has released an all new wheelset aimed at versatility and durability.  The new HEIST can handle everything from cross-country to aggressive trail and enduro riding.  With two diameter and three rim width options, the HEIST has a little something for everyone. The HEIST will come in three different rim width options to suite different […]

Being There: Garda Festival in Riva Del Garda

The Riva Del Garda festival is in full swing here in Northern Italy, and while we’ve only begun to scratch the surface, these are just a couple of the things that caught our eye while walking the expo area. Stay tuned to the pages of Mountain Bike Action for the full report.

SRAM Unveils New Rail 40 Wheels

THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF BALANCE RISE HIGHER. ROAM FARTHER. RAIL HARDER. You don’t win by being the lightest, stiffest, or the toughest. You win by being the fastest. And that takes a wheel designed specifically for the modern mountain biker. At SRAM, we start with the demands of the terrain and work forward from there—carefully […]

Trail Testing: Norco Sight Carbon 7.2

We are always looking for good trail bikes and the Norco Sight C 7.2 is quickly meeting all the requirements we at Mountain Bike Action look for in a fast, fun bike.  So far we have enjoyed a few rides on the Sight and aren’t upset that we get to keep riding it. The carbon […]

Trek Launches New Plus-Sized Stache And Kid-Sized Fuel EX

Trek announced the release of the all-new Stache, the completely redesigned mid-fat trail hardtail that offers riders the capability of a full- suspension trail bike and the efficiency and simplicity of a hardtail. Stache delivers more on-trail confidence than ever before with massive 3” tires mounted to 50mm rims for better traction cornering, climbing, and […]

Sea Otter 2015 Recap

Sea Otter this year was huge. The races were big, and the expo area was enormous. If we were to pick one trend that looked to be the biggest story in the expo area, it was the explosion of product offerings for the plus-sized market, the bikes sized as either 27.5-plus or 29-plus. The new bikes that were launched at […]

Sea Otter: Day 2 Product Picks

Day 2 of Sea Otter was another day filled with some amazing products.  Today’s highlights included FSA, KMC, and Prologo. We stopped by the FSA tent to check out some of their new narrow-wide chainrings and were impressed with the aggressive tooth profile of their MegaTooth chainrings. FSA created their rings with super tall teeth to […]

Sea Otter: Quick Picks from Day 1 Part 2

It’s impossible to sum up all the great products we saw in one day.  Here’s a few more that we thought we note worthy! Light and Motion Sidekick This creative accessory allows riders to have separate lighting for their GoPro cameras on night rides.  We had a chance to check out the Sidekick Duo that offers […]