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August 20, 2019

Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 – First Look

Santa Cruz has been on a roll this year developing aggressive 29ers. It started with the enduro-ready Megatower, followed a few months later by the redesigned Hightower. Now, the venerable Tallboy has been overhauled making it one of the most progressive short-travel 29er trail bikes on the market. Read on for the details. Santa Cruz […]

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August 20, 2019

Video: Oscillation – The Rocky Mountain Slayer in action

Every once in a while, the riders, the trails the music and the edit align to capture the glory of biking. It's not how we ride but this is what inspires us.

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August 19, 2019

Video: 2019 Redbull Joy Ride Whistler

After battling through a back injury and being faced with the diagnosis of an auto-immune disease, Emil Johansson came to make a statement.

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August 18, 2019

REI Back to School Commuter and more blowout

Back to school for millions across the means book bags, bike rides to class and lots of good times with friends.

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August 18, 2019

Mini-Episode 7: The Moral of the Story

It’s Still (Mostly) Not a Climbing Podcast. We took the summer off to …
August 17, 2019

Video: World Cup XC Highlights from Leinzerheide

The men's and women's races told two very different tales. But both were absolutely compelling.

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August 16, 2019

What’s the Difference Between Rim Breaks and Disc Brakes?

Close up of disc brake on a wheel.

Even the most speed-obsessed cyclist would agree that what goes forward must eventually stop (preferably under control). That’s where your brakes come in, and knowing the differences between types of bike brakes can help you choose the option that’s best for the way you ride. There are four types of bike brakes: rim, disc, coaster […]

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August 15, 2019

The future of backpacks looks more sustainable

Chances are, you already own plenty of sustainably made clothing and electronics built with rechargeable batteries instead of landfill-polluting alkaline—but your backpack probably doesn’t deserve a merit badge for environmentalism. It’s not your fault. Packs have tended to lag behind other gear categories, where the outdoor industry has embraced sustainability and shoppers now routinely find […]

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August 14, 2019

Book Review: “Let’s Mountain Bike”

Mountain biking can be intimidating to beginners. In a perfect world, riders would get an instruction manual on how-tos and dos and don’ts when they purchase their first mountain bike. “Let’s Mountain Bike” is the closest thing to a quick dunk in mountain bike culture. This 278-page book covers nearly every facet of the sport: […]

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