Camping & Hiking info @

As some of you may know, we also run an outdoors site called tripleblaze that is all about camping and hiking in the US. We just finished a redesign and relaunch of the site last month that makes it even easier to find the best hiking trails and campgrounds. Registered members can even share reviews, …

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SORBA Woodstock MTB Festival Report

We checked out the SORBA Woodstock MTB Festival this weekend and there was plenty to do and see. The festival was organized to celebrate the official opening of the new Area 51 trails and hundreds of riders came out to party. Along with the usual mountain bike games (MTB limbo, highest bunny hop) we also …

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The Mountain Bikes of Interbike: Part II

More mountain bikes from yesterday: Felt Nine Team Van Diesel Ramble Tamble Norco A-line ARK Norco Vixa Knolly Delirium T Corsair Maelstrom Surly Pugsley Intense M6 GT Marathon Commencal Meta 55 Smith & Wesson Security Scott Contessa Orbeca Alma 29er Giant Glory DH BMC Fourstroke01 Delta 7 Arantix Rawland Sogn (650b) Moots Mootoxybb Vicious Cycles …

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The Gates Carbon Drive Chain Replacement

Tired of chain stretch, squeaky gears, and lube issues? Check out the Gates Carbon Drive drivetrain system – a carbon belt that replaces the standard chain drive on bikes. The belt is not compatible with standard cranks and sprockets so you’ll need to change those out as well but the advantages may outweigh the costs …

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Bike trends: Pimp my rims

One trend we’ve noticed here at Interbike this year is the proliferation of rim art on both road and mountain wheel sets. There are a ton of smaller companies pushing the idea but even Mavic has a CrossMax SX wheel set decorated with swirly flourishes. Cool idea – but let’s not get too crazy 😉

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The Bikes of Interbike 2008: Part I

Last year we posted the Bikes of Interbike and tried to showcase one bike from each MTB manufacturer. By the end of the week we posted nearly 50 bike photos! We’re a little behind this year but here’s what we got so far: Blue Ryno (Carbon) Haro Shift Ibis Tranny Foes FXR Vario Techno Merlin …

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New MTB Products

Just a couple quick shouts on new 2009 MTB products we’ve seen (and liked) at Interbike: Giro Athlon Mountain Bike Helmet Giro Phase Mountain Bike Helmet Camelbak elixir – We sampled a couple new flavors at the outdoor demo (Berry and Lemon Lime) and the stuff tastes really good. It’s not very sweet at all, …

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Remote seat height adjustment

I’m always interested in seeing innovative MTB products from upstart companies at Interbike and yesterday I found something pretty cool: the Rase remote-adjustable seat post. The product itself is pretty simple: the seat post is locked in place at various intervals using evenly placed stops down the length of the tube (see photo). The seat …

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