News: Giro Launches Montaro MIPS Helmet

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Giro has just launched the Montaro helmet, a new MIPS-equipped lid with enhanced coverage over a standard XC model. With both men’s and women’s models, the Montaro includes key features such as Giro’s Roc Loc Air fit system, hydrophilic padding, “Multi-Directional Impact System,” goggle compatibility, and an integrated camera mount, according to Giro. For more …

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News: Lindarets Motorbike Shirts to Benefit Human-Powered Trail Access

Lindarets "Motorbike" T-shirt (photo: Lindarets)

It seems like trail access is becoming a more prominent issue lately, particularly with regards to e-bikes. Post an article on the subject and watch the comments come flying in from both sides of the debate. Related: Opinion: Electric Mountain Bikes Don’t Belong on Mountain Bike Trails Related: Opinion: Electric Mountain Bikes Belong on Mountain …

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Advocacy Alert: Wilderness Expansion in Albuquerque, NM

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The “Wilderness Act” of 1964 set governmental wheels in motion banning all mechanized transport in areas deemed “wilderness” by the U.S. Forest Service. As Greg Heil recently wrote about,┬ámany are working to change the discrimination against mountain bikes in Wilderness areas, as an area larger than the state of California is currently banned from access …

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News: Industry Nine Announces New Torch Trail S Wheelsets

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Asheville, NC-based Industry Nine is launching a new wheelset they’re calling Torch Trail S. The wheels are using a revised version of their Torch hubs that is designed to be used with straight-pull steel spokes, a first for I9. Previously, I9 hubs were available in either a “Classic” version for j-bend steel spokes (which Jeff …

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News: Cannondale Annouces New Trail Bike: The Habit

Jerome Clementz on the new Habit (photo: Cannondale)

Cannondale has an all-new bike, the Habit. It’s a 120mm-travel full suspension rig with 27.5″ wheels. Numerous spec levels are available, from the entry-level aluminum Habit 6 ($1,950) to the no-expense-spared Habit Carbon Black Inc. That bike comes with a Shimano XTR Di2 drivetrain and ENVE wheels and will set you back $12,250. The Habit …

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News: Memorial Ride Held in Crested Butte in Honor of Will Olson

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The Enduro World Series (EWS) stop in Crested Butte, Colorado had been canceled, yet hundreds of racers, spectators, locals, journalists, mechanics, and more still gathered under dark, stormy skies at the race village on Sunday, August 2. Brandon Ontiveros of Big Mountain Enduro (BME) and Chris Ball of EWS spoke to us from the stage, …

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Press Release: Enduro World Series Stop in Crested Butte Canceled Due to Fatality

The beginning of the 2015 Stage 3. Photo from the 2014 Crested Butte Ultra Enduro. Taken by Nick Ontiveros.

We’ve received official confirmation from Enduro World Series that there was a fatality during the today’s first stage here in Crested Butte, Colorado. The official release from EWS follows: It is with the deepest regret that Big Mountain Enduro and the Enduro World Series announce that there was a serious accident during Stage 3, the …

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Vote for the 2015 MTB Hall of Fame Inductees

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Each year the mountain bike hall of fame inducts individuals who have contributed to the sport of mountain biking in a big way and you can vote for favorites!┬áThis year’s nominees include an athlete, race promoter, bike designer, trail builders, magazine founder, and a video producer. Reading through the bios, it’s clear each has made …

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News: Marzocchi Closing Doors on MTB Business (Maybe)

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In case you missed it, Tenneco, the Lake Forest, IL company that owns Marzocchi, announced its “intention to discontinue its Marzocchi motor bike fork suspension business and its mountain bike business, and liquidate its Marzocchi operations.” While many have taken this to mean the company is shutting down its mountain bike suspension business for good, …

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