May 17, 2018

Marin’s SplitRock Tap & Wheel: A new breed of bike shop

Is it a bike shop? A brew pub? A dealership? A ride meeting spot? A hangout? At the SplitRock Tap & Wheel in Marin County, California, they say it's all of the above - and more.
May 17, 2018

Pivot Trail 429 first ride

120/130mm travel has been blended with new geometry to deliver a bike can conquer technical terrain while still providing speed and excitement for even docile, local trails.
May 16, 2018

Full-Suspension vs. Hardtail Mountain Bikes

Mountain biking on a sunlit trail

If you’re shopping for a new mountain bike, you’ll inevitably face a big choice: full-suspension or hardtail? A full-suspension mountain bike features both a suspension fork up front and a rear shock, whereas a hardtail bike has only a suspension fork. The type of suspension a mountain bike has will affect the bike’s control, traction […]

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May 15, 2018

Mondraker Foxy Carbon 29 unveiled

Following the introduction of the Foxy Carbon in 2018, Mondraker’s most popular model now welcomes a 29er sibling.
May 14, 2018

9 Ways You’re Camping Wrong Without Even Realizing It

Two people camping

After figuring out how to set camp up in under 20 minutes, cook things in the backcountry that actually taste good and manage avoiding blisters while hucking a large pack around, we all feel like backpacking experts. However, there are a few things that can evade even the most skilled backpackers. Check this list and […]

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May 13, 2018

Rude, Ravenel conquer EWS Montagnes du Caroux

Richie Rude and Cecile Ravanel finished day two of the third round of the Enduro World Series just as they started it, at the top of the results sheet.
May 13, 2018

Western unveiling outdoor industry MBA for 2018-19

The School of Graduate Studies at Western State Colorado University recently announced the formation of a new and innovative opportunity, an Outdoor Industry MBA.
May 11, 2018

Marzocchi Bomber Z1 is back

The new Marzocchi Bomber Z1 isn’t necessarily the end all fork to have. Instead it’s being positioned as a great choice for trail/enduro riders on a budget.
May 10, 2018

DZR Limited S240 LTD bikepacking shoes

Shoe maker DZR has introduced the S24O LTD, which is calls the embodiment of DZR's fundamental belief that style can be infused with function to create a better cycle-centric lifestyle.