Tri-Flow Dirtiest Drivetrain Contest Winners

Sorry for the late announcement but here it is: The dirtiest mountain bike drivetrains on the planet. Ok, so maybe there are nastier chains, cassettes, and cranks out there somewhere (probably in a third world country) but these riders happened to post the nastiest pics on singletracks.com. Grand Prize Goo uploaded this one and the …

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Maxxis Ardent 2.4 MTB Tire Review

Maxxis is a name in MTB tires that needs no introduction. The company has been around for over 40 years producing high quality tires for almost everything that rolls, especially mountain bikes. This time around I tested the Maxxis Ardent 2.4 (MSRP about $50) which is one of the newer, large volume tires for the …

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Lance Armstrong: Michelob “Ultra Man”

This week Lance Armstrong signed a 3-year deal to become spokesman for Michelob Ultra. Here’s what the 1-time Leadville 100 MTB race winner had to say: “Im always making decisions that complement my active lifestyle, and this includes my beer choice when I want to enjoy a cold one with friends or when taking a …

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Mountain Bike Disciplines

When I started riding back in the early 1990s, there was basically just one flavor of mountain biking but today MTB categories can get a little confusing. I found this helpful chart over on the Turner website and I think it does a good job illustrating some of the divisions you’ll find in mountain biking …

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Purpose Built Mountain Biking Coaching Trail Opening in UK

photo courtesy cyclewise.co.uk. So this is a cool concept: a mountain bike trail built explicitly for mountain bike coaching. The Cyclewise Coaching Trail provides a place for mountain bike coaches to work with students without having to worry about other trail users bombing down and interrupting lessons. The grand opening is set for October 17. …

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ITS System 4 and 5 MTB Tire Reviews

XC riders looking for a versatile tire for the fall riding season, listen up! I recently tested two of the five sets of XC tires from Intense Tire Systems (ITS) in a variety of conditions and I’m finally ready to share the results. I chose the System 4 and System 5 tires for my tests …

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MTB News: Eatough Retiring, Trek Rallying For Olympics, and Himalayan Stage Race

Believe it or not there are things happening in the MTB world that have nothing to do with Interbike this week. Chris Eatough is retiring. Yep, the man who won six straight 24 Hour Solo championships will call it quits after racing 24 Hours of Moab this month. Eatough has been a professional racer for …

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