New Mavic Deemax Downhill and Enduro Wheels Sport Wider Rims, Fewer Spokes

If you’ve watched a downhill race in the last couple decades, you’ve no doubt seen a set of bright yellow wheels tearing down the mountain under the likes of Nico Vouilloz, Sam Hill, and countless other top athletes. Those would be the Deemax from French company Mavic. Today, Mavic announced the latest iteration of the venerable …

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New Carbon ROAM 60 29″ Wheels from SRAM

SRAM’s ROAM wheels occupy the middle ground in their line between the lightweight, cross country RISE wheels, and the burlier RAIL wheels. Within the Roam line, there are four tiers, with the Roam 60s sitting at the top. A 27.5″ size has been available for about a year and a half, but SRAM just released the …

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MUST Watch: Brandon Semenuk Raw 100

Brandon Semenuk is back with another video in the Raw 100 series. There’s no music, no slow-mo, just the sound of tires scrubbing dirt for a minute and a half. As usual, Semenuk packs a ton of action and creative lines into a quick video. He might not be competing in many slopestyle events this …

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Guerrilla Gravity Smash Review: A New Long Travel 29er

Guerrilla Gravity (GG) has developed a new bike to satisfy customers who have asked for a longer travel Trail Pistol or a bigger-wheeled version of the popular Megatrail. The “Smash” as it is known, is inspired by rock n’ roll roots (like all of their bikes), in this case punk legend Joe Strummer. After the success of the original …

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How To Pick Your Trail Dog

It is impossible, I believe, to find a more enthusiastic trail shredding companion than a trail dog. No matter the weather, the destination, the length of the ride, or the speed, they are always keen. Their enthusiasm is infectious; nothing drags me out of the hole of despair on a long climb better than my …

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Listen: Hacks to Help You Descend Faster on Your Mountain Bike

In this episode of the Singletracks mountain bike podcast, we share tips for getting faster on the descents. Here is an outline of the main topics we’ll cover: Trail vision, including line choice Technique, including body positioning Cornering Speed drills Mental tricks Braking tips Equipment selection and set up

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Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MIPS Helmet Review

Norwegian company Sweet Protection is a relative newcomer to the mountain bike market, although they’ve been around since 2000. They got their start with a snowboarding helmet and have since expanded into whitewater, and now bikes — both road and mountain. Sweet Protection makes body armor and clothing for mountain biking in addition to their helmets. …

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