News: Trek Announces Two New XC Race Bikes


Listen up hammerheads: today Trek announced an updated Top Fuel — their full suspension XC bike — and the Procaliber SL, a hardtail featuring their IsoSpeed decoupler. Iso-what-so? If you follow road cycling at all, you may be familiar with Trek’s IsoSpeed decoupler from their Domane line of bikes. Basically, the seat tube is decoupled …

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News: Ibis Announces Two New Ripley 29ers


Ibis has just announced the launch of two brand-new Ripley 29ers this morning. According to Ibis, here’s what’s new in the new twins: Two geometry options: The nimble geometry of the original or a new school long and slack version called the Ripley LS Internal cable routing using our flexible and easy to setup port system Increased …

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News: Yeti Launches Beti Line of Women’s Bikes With New ASRc and SB5c Bikes

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Today Yeti announces the Yeti Beti line of mountain bikes geared toward women. The first two bikes in the line–the Beti ASRc and SB5c–offer tweaks on the popular ASRc and SB5c bikes, making these steeds even more accessible to female riders. Yeti already offered small and extra-small sizes for their ASRc and SB5c bikes, making …

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News: Teton Gravity Research Launches “unReal” World Film Tour

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In the “real” world of policy, procedure, and protocol, where your boss is always breathing down your neck, the customer is always right, and TPS reports now require a coversheet, your necktie suddenly becomes a noose. Escape the confines of concrete and steel to an unfettered, unrestricted, and utterly boundless unreality of mountain biking with Teton …

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News: H&I Adventures Offers Mountain Bike Tours for Foodies

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In yet another sign that mountain biking demographics are shifting (or at least, widening), H&I Adventures announces a slate of “culinary mountain biking trips” all around the world for the outdoor adventurer. Trips include a tapas tour in Spain, whiskey tasting in Scotland, and feasting on traditional Mexican moles in Oaxaca. There’s even a beer tasting …

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7 Bikes for 7 Wonders


They call it “7 Bikes For 7 Wonders,” and it sounds like what would spawn if a mountain biker watched The Amazing Race after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory while consuming a post-ride Fred and Adam at Hair of the Dog. Confused yet? Hold on, I’ll feed you baby birds. You see, instead of buying a Wonka Bar or bumming rides from …

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Bell Built Finals: A Twist in Voting and a Closer Look at Exchequer MTB Park

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Back in mid-March, Bell Helmets and IMBA selected 9 candidate projects vying for some downhill cred from 3 regions: West Coast, Central, and East Coast. They submitted their plans, pleaded their cases, and left it up to you, the people, to decide. Now, after 6 weeks of bandwagoning, the field has narrowed to one finalist …

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Competitive Cyclist Updates Strava Connect Program with Goals; Gives Away Free Bikes


Competitive Cyclist’s program to give away free credit to their online store to Strava users came to a grinding halt when they quickly realized that it was a losing proposition. Today Competitive Cyclist announced their new plan: “Goals.” According to their email announcement, the goals could vary from trying to score a KOM/QOM, to creating …

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