The Magura Storm HC rotor is stiffer and stronger than it’s brethren and offers well-modulated deceleration, enhanced cooling properties, fade resistance, improved durability, and optimized friction performance for superb brake power. The new Storm HC rotor was designed for extreme use for exceptional braking performance under high braking forces, and they’re ideal for heavy duty […]

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Magura Brake Retrospect

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by Brian Mullin on January 11, 2017

I have been using Magura brakes since 2008 when I first put them on my Moots Moto-XZ 29er. I tricked the old Marta SL’s with braided steel lines, which improved the brake system effectiveness and longevity with near-elimination of hose expansion, plus they looked cool. I was hooked from day one on Magura brakes, and […]

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Cane Creek Announces The New DBAir [IL] Rear Shock and OPT/DROPT Remotes

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Cane Creek announced the release of the new DBAir [IL] rear shock, which prominently features their new LinEair Air Spring along with an Oil Seal Head Redesign and Reconfigured Air Piston for improved reliability and more consistent performance. The shock will utilize their Twin Tube damping, 4-way independent adjustments including high and low-speed compression, high and low-speed […]

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Introducing Fireside Industries Campfire Defender

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Fireside Industries Inc. is the proud manufacturer of the Campfire Defender, a revolutionary campfire safety system designed to make camping easier and safer. The Campfire Defender can be placed over a campfire in the event of inclement weather or simply when it’s time for bed. Made from a military grade fabric the Campfire Defender is […]

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Wolf Tooth Components CAMO Spider and Elliptical Chainring

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The Wolf Tooth Components CAMO or ‘Chainline And Material Optimization’ is a two-piece chainring and spider system for direct mount style cranksets for 1x 9, 10, 11 and 12-speed drivetrains. It’s currently compatible with the Race Face Cinch, Cannondale, e*thirteen and SRAM direct mount designs. The five armed CAMO Spider is a direct mount crankarm […]

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The MTB Lab Best Innovation of 2016 – Wolf Tooth Components WolfCage Derailleur Cage

Thumbnail image for The MTB Lab Best Innovation of 2016 – Wolf Tooth Components WolfCage Derailleur Cage December 28, 2016

The most innovative bike component for 2016 is the Wolf Tooth Components WolfCage Derailleur Cage. Not only does it allow 49-tooth cogs to function with Shimano 11-speed derailleurs, but it’s an extremely affordable system. Although SRAM has their new Eagle 12-speed system with the 10-50T extended range drivetrain, the almost $800 cost for a chain, cassette, […]

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New Video of Chris Akrigg taking trials to non trails

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Chris Akrigg – As It Lies Chris is from Keighley, Yorkshire, England and has been riding for Mongoose since 2006. He was a 6-times British Trials Champion, and this new video shows his prowess going off the normal terrain of purpose built trails. I loved the section through the creek and was amazed how he […]

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The MTB Lab Best of 2016 – Electronics and Hydration

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My fave item for 2016 is the feature filled GPS cycling computers Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT with the extremely functional side LED’s which can show your current zones for heart rate. Other excellent electronics for the best of 2016 are the bone conduction AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones, and the voice controlled GoPro HERO5 Black POV camera. […]

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The MTB Lab Best of 2016 – Components

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My best of 2016 bike components include the extended range Wolf Tooth 49T cog, the silky smooth FOX Transfer dropper post with speed modulation, the highly functional ergonomic Sqlab Innerbarends, and finally the innovative TIMBER bicycle bell. Wolf Tooth Components GC 49T Cog and WolfCage Kit for Shimano 11-speed The Wolf Tooth GC49 cassette extender […]

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The MTB Lab Best of 2016 – Protection and Apparel

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My Best of 2016 for safety and protection while bike riding is the Bell Super 3R helmet with a removable and protective chin bar and comfortable Slytech ElbowPro/KneePro NoShock XT Lite soft armor. For apparel my faves for 2016 are the warm Pearl Izumi Launch Thermal Jersey and their P.R.O. AmFIB Super Glove. Others Best […]

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Vision Loss Focuses On Enjoying The Now

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I went to bed on Friday night of the 2014 Labor Day weekend with my mortality in its usual full swagger mode, and I woke up on Saturday morning with my world view entirely changed. Like most of us, we wake up sort of bleary-eyed with cobwebs in the eyes and a mild bit of […]

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What’s in your pack?

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What’s in your pack? It’s an open-ended question since much of it depends on the distance and length of your ride, time of year, weather conditions, your comfort requirements and what you consider essential for any mishaps, emergencies, and maintenance that might be required out on the trail. I don’t bring as much water as others, […]

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2016 Gift Guide for Cyclists – Helmets and Armor

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For safety and protection while riding here is the Bell Super 3R helmet with a removable and protective chin bar and the innovative Kali Protectives Maya helmet. For body impact protection here is some soft armor, including the Slytech ElbowPro/KneePro NoShock XT Lite, Slytech ElbowPro/KneePro NoShock XT and the comfy Leatt AirFlex Pro knee guard. […]

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2016 Gift Guide for Cyclists- Apparel, Sunglasses and Shoes

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Here a bunch of great apparel from Pearl Izumi including Launch Thermal Jersey, MTB WRX Jacket, Divide Shorts and P.R.O. AmFIB Super Glove. Others items are the Shimano ME7 shoe, Giro Alpineduro Shoe, Bolle 5th Element Sunglasses and Ryders Eyewear Invert Sunglasses. Pearl Izumi Launch Thermal Jersey The Launch Thermal Jersey is a cool weather […]

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2016 Gift Guide for Cyclists- Electronics

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Here a slew of great electronics and gadgets for the holidays. Including the GPS cycling computers Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT and Bryton Rider 310, Skulpt for measuring fat and muscle, AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones, GoPro HERO5 Black POV camera and Light & Motion Seca 2200d light. Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT The ELEMNT GPS bike computer had a plethora […]

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2016 Gift Ideas for Cyclists – Stocking Stuffers

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Here a slew of excellent affordable and small stocking stuffers for the holidays. Including Action Wipes sanitizing wipes, Chamois Butt’r products, 15-serving GU Energy Gel packs, G-SAVR GPS Tether, Bar Fly 4 Max GPS mount, Bottle Bright hydration cleaner, TIMBER bike bell, and for your dog the Eddy Bowl and Release N Run Leash Collar. […]

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