Killing of Well-Known Mountain Biker near Monument, CO Under Investigation

On September 14th, Tim Watkins, a popular, longstanding member of the southern Colorado mountain bike community, set out to ride one of his hometown trails near the small town of Monument, just north of Colorado Springs. As the day wore on and he didn’t return, concern grew, and he was eventually reported missing. A search …

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Mondraker Mountain Bikes Coming to the USA

Spanish mountain bike brand Mondraker is partnering with QARV Imports to bring its line of DH, enduro, Trail, XC, and electric mountain bikes to the USA starting in November. The companies say the bikes will be available at select brick-and-mortar shops, with no mention of online distribution. According to the press release, Mondraker is best known …

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Wolf Tooth ReMote Sustain Provides Cable Actuation for RockShox Reverb

Most dropper posts use hydraulic internals paired with a mechanical, cable-actuated remote for operation. The one glaring exception also happens to be one of the most common droppers on the market: the RockShox Reverb. It uses a hydraulic remote. And until just recently, the Reverb came with an un-ergonomic (at least for my hands) button remote. …

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Spank Introduces Foam Vibrocore Damping in Wheels

Spank began injecting handlebars with a proprietary foam that they call “Vibrocore” a couple of years ago, and it succeeded in damping vibrations in handlebars substantially. Now, they’re doing the same thing with their new Spike 350 Vibrocore wheels. Spank claims that the addition of Vibrocore “increases torsional strength and increases the overall fatigue life of …

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WTB Has Spent Two Years Developing the Unicorn of Women’s Saddles: The Koda

WTB has spent two years developing the Koda saddle, which is optimized for the female anatomy. However, WTB is quick to note that this saddle isn’t women-specific, and that many men have found the resulting shape quite comfortable. Full Press Release from WTB: FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – August 30, 2017 – WTB is unveiling their new female-focused …

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ENVE’s Second-Generation M Series Wheels Promise to Eliminate Pinch Flats Forever

ENVE has just announced the second generation of their M Series wheels, which they say “features game changing technology that promises to all but eliminate pinch flats forever.”  According to ENVE, they accomplished this feat by “increasing the width and carefully shaping the contours of the rim’s leading edges.” They’ve also added “a Protective Rim Strip that …

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