May 31, 2019

What’s best mix of new Shimano XTR, XT, and SLX?

Now that Shimano has three 12-speed drivetrains with interchangeable parts, one of the most common questions is, what’s the best blend of parts to maximize performance while keeping weight and price in check. Here are some answers.

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May 30, 2019

Inside the Mind of Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson

Heather Anderson walks with a heavy pack across a bald mountain with stormy skies in the distance

“Well, here goes,” she wrote in the trail register at the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. She second-guessed her vagueness, and her modesty. “To Canada!” she added, in tiny print, before walking north—alone. Sixty days, 17 hours, and 12 minutes later, on Aug. 7,  2013, Heather “Anish” Anderson would tag the marker at […]

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May 30, 2019

Hot Deals from Jenson USA

Our friends at Jenson USA always have some great sales going and this week is no exception. Check out these smoking deals and get them before they are gone.

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May 30, 2019

Shimano XT 12-speed Launched

Like XTR, the centerpiece of new Shimano XT is a 12-speed 10-51 gear range that offers just a touch more breadth than SRAM’s wildly popular Eagle 10-50 drivetrains.

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May 30, 2019

Shimano SLX 12-speed Groupset Unveiled

While the launch of 12-speed Shimano XTR and then XT will likely garner more immediate consumer interest, it’s the new SLX group that’s arguably the most important new entrant into the mountain bike component world.

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May 30, 2019

Video: 5 things learned at Nove Mesto, World Cup XC

In one of the most interesting World Cup venues, Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic we were treated to an incredible cross-country masterpiece.

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May 30, 2019

The Best Bike Locks of 2019

A cyclist securing their bike in an urban setting

Nearly every cyclist has a story of a stolen bike. Too often, that bike was left unlocked, locked up incorrectly or entrusted to a lock that was too easily defeated by thieves. And while it’s true that every lock can be broken, a good lock used properly can greatly reduce the chances it will be […]

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May 29, 2019

Best of Bike Tools series: Pumps and Inflators

Getting air in your tires isn't the sexiest conversation but its something that cyclist do almost every day. So why not get the best, most efficient equipment for the task?

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May 29, 2019

Vittoria Mezcal Review

In the XC line exists the Peyote, Mezcal, and Barzo, increasing in levels of grip. Thus the Mezcal sits right in the middle and can be used for front and rear applications.

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