Interbike Award Winners: Best Mountain Bike, Race, Shop, and More

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Interbike just announced the 2016 Interbike Awards, including the following noteworthy MTB categories. Best Mountain Bike Specialized Stumpjumper sixFATTIE (also a Singletracks “Most Innovative Bike” winner). Best in Show – Mountain Scott Spark RC (read Greg’s review) Mountain Component of the Year SRAM Eagle (also the Singletracks Reader’s Choice for Most Innovative product.) Mountain Accessory of the Year …

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The Magicshine 90X Series Claims up to 8,000 Lumens for Under $250

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The latest mountain bike lights in the 90X series from MagicShine feature not only bright LEDs, but also a bar-mounted remote control and a connected tail light for improved visibility. MagicShine is very up front in stating that their lumen claims aren’t 100% guaranteed. For example, their website adds disclaimers like “theoretical lumens, actual lumens may …

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Topeak Uses Your Bike to Pitch the Bikamper Tent

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Bikepacking seems to be becoming more and more popular, especially considering the number of bikepacking products we saw at Interbike this year. One of the most interesting products that caught my eye, the Topeak Bikamper, actually isn’t a new product at all. The Topeak Bikamper is a tent and rain fly system that ditches the tent poles in favor of …

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Gore Rescue Windstopper Active Shell Jacket Review

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With every piece of gear that I carry with me on the mountain bike, my first question is: “how packable is it?” Consequently, I’ve been carrying ultra lightweight rain jackets lately instead of full-featured, thick jackets. The only problem with most ultra-lightweight jackets? They eliminate the hood in order to reduce weight and volume. Enter …

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The New GoPro Drone Is Even More Amazing in Person

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GoPro cameras changed the face of action sports and even more broadly, gave filmmakers the ability to put cameras in places cameras had never gone before. Just one little problem for mountain bikers: the POV video almost always comes out shaky, making them difficult to watch. Well, this week GoPro announced a slew of solutions to our problem, and I suspect mountain …

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Watch: Niner RLT 9 Gravel Grinder Review

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Niner’s RLT 9 (AKA Road Less Traveled) is an absolute rocket of a gravel grinder. If you are looking for a training bike, dedicated gravel race bike, or simply a fun bikepacking rig, this bike could be the perfect option for you. Niner designed the “Road Less Traveled” with the intention of making a great adventure …

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OutBraker Converts Hydraulic Disc Brakes to Single Lever System

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If you’re reading this article, chances are you don’t need the OutBraker system. But don’t stop reading yet! The OutBraker is an interesting MTB product that is actually pretty useful for a lot of people, though not necessarily expert mountain bikers. The main purpose of the OutBraker is to make braking easier, primarily by reducing the …

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Lamere Dopamine: World’s Lightest FS Fat Bike?

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Two years ago I test-rode the Salsa Bucksaw full suspension fat bike, and it was honestly one of the best mountain bikes I’ve ever ridden. In the two years since, very few new full suspension fat bikes have been announced, so I was stoked to come across the Lamere Dopamine at Interbike this year. While …

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First Look: Patrol 671 Enduro Bike

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At Outdoor Demo I rode the Patrol 671 and unfortunately, the size large was just too small for me to give the bike a fair test. If owning a bike is like having a long-term relationship, my time with the Patrol 671 yesterday was basically like being introduced and shaking hands. Still, we can all learn something about …

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The Best Mountain Bikes and MTB Products of 2016 – Readers’ Choice Awards

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While the mountain bike media is constantly reporting on the latest trends and the newest products, adoption of these new products in the real world is often much slower than you’d think. Just because you’re reading about 27.5+ bikes and 1×12 drivetrains all the time doesn’t mean that every dude at the trailhead is running the …

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