How to Clean Your Funky, Moldy Hydration Pack Reservoir

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Let’s face it: hydration pack reservoirs–AKA bladders–can get pretty nasty after a while. If you’ve started noticing dark spots on your hydration pack reservoir or along the tubing, I hate to break it to you but you have (or had) a mold problem. Stop drinking from that funky bladder and follow these tips to get your reservoir back …

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Breaking News: Cane Creek Releases Brand-New DBcoil IL and VALT Springs

The new Cane Creek DBCoil IL - think of it as a slimmed down DBCoil, or a beefed-up DBInline

Today, Cane Creek announced their latest shock–the DBcoil IL–along with a new lightweight spring called VALT. The DBcoil IL started as an after work project by Cane Creek design engineer Brandon Blakely. He piqued the interest of his coworkers after showing up to a ride with a crude prototype. The design was determined to have …

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Pivot Launches All-New 170mm-Travel Firebird

Rider: Bernard Kerr

Pivot Cycles has just announced an all-new Firebird, with 170mm of suspension travel front and back. The new Firebird takes design cues from the Phoenix DH, with “the longest reach measurements in the sport, combined with super-short 16.95″ chainstays and Boost spacing,” according to Pivot. The frame will fit 27.5″ tires up to 2.5″ wide. “The …

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Breaking News: Breezer, Fuji Parent Company Buying Performance Bike

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Advanced Sports International (ASI) announced today that they are buying mega US bicycle retailer Performance Bicycle. While the ASI name may not be familiar to most mountain bikers, their stable of bike brands–including Breezer, Fuji, and SE–are fairly well known. Performance Bicycle brings its own stable of gear brands to the table as well, including Nashbar, …

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Breaking News: Devinci’s Django Gets Bigger Wheels


Devinci launched the Django earlier this year as a shorter-travel alternative to the Troy. With 120mm of Split-Pivot rear suspension, 27.5″ wheels, and modern trail geometry, Devinci sought to create a bike that was capable but not overkill for long days. Today, Devinci is announcing a version of the Django with 29″ wheels. The 29er version …

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