June 27, 2018

Shimano XTR first ride review

Though we’ll need to log far more ride time before we can make any assertions about durability, Shimano's new XTR group appears to be a home run in both form and function.
June 26, 2018

e*thirteen’s TRS Plus 12-Speed Upgrade Kit

Fight obsolescence. Upgrade your 11 speed SRAM™ drivetrain to 12 speeds without needing new shifters, derailleurs, cranks, or chainrings.
June 26, 2018

PUSH Industries ELEVENSIX SS shock launched

Colorado-based suspension manufacturer PUSH Industries has unveiled the ELEVENSIX SS, which was developed specifically to solve fitment issues with the Trek Slash and Santa Cruz Nomad.
June 26, 2018

Canyon Lux XC bike gets fully updated

Efficiency will always be the highest value currency in XC racing. The lighter your setup, the faster you’ll climb. But what goes up must come down. Whether tackling technical World Cup singletrack or long stretches of washboard dirt at the Cape Epic, the rise of the lightweight full suspension setup has helped racers press home […]
June 25, 2018

Orbea Oiz – all new XC racer

Orbea knows cross-country and they are ready for the World Cup cross country with an all new Oiz.
June 25, 2018

Juli Furtado – A race against suicide

For many of us who got in to the sport twenty years ago, Juliana Furtado represented everything great about mountain biking. In the wake of recent high-profile suicides, Juli opened up about her own struggles.
June 25, 2018

Leatt DBX 3.5 Neck Brace now available

The inventors of the Leatt-Brace announced the new Leatt DBX 3.5 Neck Brace at the end of last year. Now all models, including the junior version, are available worldwide.
June 25, 2018

The Humble Beginnings of Mountain Bike Racing

I wasn’t prepared for the shaved legs. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not above the luxuries of smooth skin and streamlined wound care. It’s just the sea of well-defined calf muscles and correlating vasculature taunted me as we waited for the starting gun. The air was thick with humorless ambition, offset by my own self-deprecation […]

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June 25, 2018

State Wheels partnering with Breck Epic

New partnership brings State’s MTB wheels together with arguably the most challenging multi-day mountain bike event in North America.