Just In – Mission Hauser Hydration Pack

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by Brian Mullin on January 22, 2018

Usually known for their urban line of apparel and packs, Mission Workshop’s ACRE Supply has a slew of innovative and functional gear for mountain bikers, including the weatherproof Hauser pack. The Hauser was designed to go anywhere in all conditions and is a complete weatherproof hydration pack that’s constructed to ensure your gear will always stay dry. It has an […]

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Ibis Cycles Announces 2018 EWS Roster

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by Brian Mullin on January 19, 2018

After winning the 2017 Enduro World Series overall team title, the Ibis Cycles Enduro Team returns for 2018 with some new faces but wants to retain the title once again. Team leader Robin Wallner is returning for his third year on the Ibis Squad. He will be joined by newcomers Lewis Buchanan, Bex Baroana, and Julie […]

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Just In – NOW XFlow Helmet

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The company NOW or Nonstop on Wheels was established in January 2014 in Southern California with a relentless attitude of creating safety equipment for cycling and outdoor sports. They provide cycle helmets, urban helmets, mountain bike helmets, and cycling accessories. The new XFlow is one of the lighter weight mountain bike helmets on the market, and […]

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Introducing The Mission Workshop Orion Jacket

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The Waterproof Lightweight Jacket Designed By Mission Workshop To Perform – The Orion from Mission Workshop is designed and built to be your go-to lightweight jacket no matter the activity. With a bevy of features including a removable hood, pit zips, internal ported media pocket and constructed of high-performance Toray Entrant Moisture-permeable Waterproof Woven Fabric this […]

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The MTB Lab Best Innovation of 2017 – Revolution Suspension Grips

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The most innovative bike component for 2017 that the MTB Lab tested was the Revolution Suspension Grips which is an innovative system that isolates your hand’s and upper body from the shock and vibration propagated through the handlebars from the trail, and this design helps decrease fatigue, repetitive injury and arm pump. The system features […]

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First Look – Wolf Tooth Components Master Link Combo Pliers

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The new Master Link Combo Pliers is a 6 in 1 multi-tool that was developed to provide functions not found in common multi-tool designs. The MLCP is light and compact so you can carry it in your pocket or a pack. It functions as a tire lever, a valve core remover, a valve stem lock nut […]

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The MTB Lab Best of 2017 – Suspension, Helmet, Armor and Tools

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Some of our Best of 2017 items we tested include the FOX DPX2 All Mountain shock which provides excellent control and composure in the gnar, the comfortable Leatt DBX 3.0 helmet, the comfy and protective POC Joint VPD System knee pads and the functional Fix It Sticks mountain bike tool kit. FOX DPX2 The DPX2 […]

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The MTB Lab Best of 2017 – Packs, Water Filters, Shoes and Belts

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Some of our Best of 2017 items we tested include the organizational friendly Osprey SnowKit Duffel Bag, the light, and comfortable CamelBak Chase Bike Vest hydration pack, the small, and highly functional MSR TrailShot water filter, the superb Pearl Izumi X-Project P.R.O. Mountain bike shoes and finally the stretchy Yaak B-19 belt with its carbon fiber buckle. Osprey […]

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Wahoo Fitness Debuts TICKR FIT Optical HR Armband

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Expanding beyond chest straps, Wahoo adds an armband to the popular TICKR heart rate monitor family Wahoo Fitness, the tech-fitness company, known for its ecosystem of sensors and devices for runners, cyclists, and fitness enthusiasts, today announced the addition of the TICKR FIT to solve for the need of comfortable heart rate monitors. The latest […]

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CDT Trail Users Provide A Economic Boost To Small Local Businesses

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  Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveys small businesses in four states—including Colorado—and 16 rural communities to assess trail’s economic impact. Business owners say trail users play an important role in their economic well-being. Note: Although there are sections of Wilderness and National Parks on the CDT that require reroutes for biking, large portions of the […]

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Ibis Bids Adieu To Anita and Caro Gehrig

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Nearly four and half years ago – around the time of the Sea Otter Classic, Ibis’s Swiss distributor alerted us to expect a visit from a couple of journalists. Given the proximity of Ibis’s headquarters in Santa Cruz, California to the Sea Otter race venue in Monterey these sort of visits are normal at that […]

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Under $50

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These are a few of my favorite under $50 items from this season, including the comfy Alb B-19 Belt, the BLDG Active Skin Repair for faster wound recovery, the functional Light & Motion Vibe Commuter Lights and the Wolf Tooth Components BarBag to carry gear on your handlebars. Alb B-19 Belt Their B-series belt closure makes […]

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Helmets

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These are a few of my favorite helmets from this season to help protect your head, including the comfy Leatt DBX 3.0., the light Kali Interceptor and the innovative 6D ATB-1T EVO. Leatt DBX 3.0 The DBX 3.0 All-Mountain bicycle helmet is designed to carry you safely across any terrain. The combination of 360º Turbine Technology […]

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Apparel

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These are a few of my favorite apparel items that I keep using this season, including the fantastic Pearl Izumi X-Project P.R.O. Shoes, the comfy TASCO Double Digits Collection (gloves/socks), the highly functional Pearl Izumi Big Air Jersey, the warm and light Club Ride Blaze Vest and finally the rugged Club Ride Commander Shorts. Pearl […]

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Suspension

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The newest iteration of the Manitou Mattoc fork offers a supple and smooth platform with a wonderful mid-stroke plushness. The Manitou McLeod is a hidden gem of a rear shock with climbing prowess and descending plushness, while the FOX DPX2 All Mountain beast provides excellent control and composure in the gnar. Manitou Mattoc Mattoc is the […]

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Introducing The Mission Workshop ACRE Mountain Bike Collection

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Mountain Bike Equipment Designed To Perform, Built To Endure Mission Workshop’s ACRE Supply a slew of innovative and functional gear, including the weatherproof Hauser packs, the District MC henley wool jersey, the slim Traverse XC and comfy Parallel shorts, the waterproof Meridian Vest and Alpine Jacket, the Faroe WP fleece hoodie and finally the Linear Crew jersey. They […]

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