Salsa Unveils Two New Plus Bikes: The Woodsmoke and the Timberjack

Woodsmoke 29+ XO1 in Warm Red.
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Salsa Cycles’ annual product launch event, dubbed “Saddle Drive,” is currently taking place at Northstar near Lake Tahoe, California. In conjunction with the event, they’ve released details to the public on their updated product line. While many of the bikes only saw minor tweaks and modifications, Salsa did unveil two new plus-size mountain bikes: the …

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IMBA Publicly Opposes Amending the Wilderness Act

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In response to the recent news that the Sustainable Trails Coalition’s bill has been introduced in Congress, IMBA has released a public statement that they say, “is intended for local IMBA chapter leadership who may have questions about this new Bill focused on mountain biking on federal lands.” Regardless of who it’s intended for, this …

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Trail Booby Trap Discovered in Ireland

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“A Northern Irish mountain biker found fishing line strung between trees on trails at Cavehill Country Park yesterday,” Dirt reports. The mountain biker in question was Bernard McClure, who was out for a hike with his dog on his local trail system. According to reports, McClure is heavily involved in the local trail building and maintenance organization. …

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Watch: Commencal Announces New 2017 Meta SX V3 for just $2,199

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Commencal has just announced new and improved bikes in their 2017 range, available at very affordable prices! Commencal is a direct to consumer brand, allowing them to keep prices low, but according to our reviewers their bikes stand up to the test!   The new Meta SX V3 for 2017 will retail for a mere …

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Guerrilla Gravity Unveils New Trail Pistol 29er/27.5+

The new Trail Pistol. All photos courtesy of Guerrilla Gravity

Guerrilla Gravity (GG) has just announced a brand-new mountain bike in their line, dubbed the “Trail Pistol.” GG is known for high quality, made-in-the-USA (Denver) mountain bikes, and the Trail Pistol will continue that legacy. In keeping with the latest trends, the ‘Pistol will be available with your choice of wheelsizes: 29″ or 27.5+. According to …

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Santa Cruz Adds New Aluminum Frames and Expanded Builds for 2017


Santa Cruz has been churning out new and updated bikes at an impressive pace over the past year. Last fall they updated the Bronson and 5010, making them lower, slacker, and longer. Next, they launched the long-ish travel 29/27.5+ Hightower in February. And most recently came the Tallboy 3, in April. The issue for those …

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Update: Search for Bear that Killed Mountain Biker Called Off in Light of New Evidence

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According to Montana wildlife officials, Brad Treat, who was recently killed by a bear while mountain biking in Montana, collided with the bear on the trail, multiple sources report. “Sight visibility at the location of the collision is very limited and the collision was unavoidable,” FWP officials said in a press release Saturday, according to …

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