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Tested: Transition Smuggler Carbon GX - It’s all about the geo

Bike Mag - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 17:01

Normal conventions don’t apply to the Transition Smuggler Carbon, and that’s kind of the point.

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Sea Otter 2019 – The Leftovers - Neat stuff from Lezyne, OneUp, Rocky Mounts, Marzocchi and ... Fat Chance?

Bike Mag - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 02:13

Neat stuff from Lezyne, OneUp, Rocky Mounts, Marzocchi and... Fat Chance?

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Tested – Commencal Meta AM 29 - Objectively fast

Bike Mag - Wed, 17/04/2019 - 03:40

The Meta AM 29 puts speed and fun in a synergistic balance. Going all-out feels safe enough that you can play around a bit. And in turn, that leads to more confident line choices and even more speed.

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Hydro Flask Journey Series 10L Hydration Pack - A mid-sized pack with an insulated reservoir to keep your water chilled

Bike Mag - Wed, 17/04/2019 - 02:00

Sized for short-to-middlin’ day-riding, the Journey 10l blends compact design with efficient use of space, and a carefully designed approach to keeping your drink cold.

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Video: Rooted DH Brings the Privateer Power to Port Angles - more racing and more shenanigans at the second national downhill race of 2019

Bike Mag - Tue, 16/04/2019 - 05:43

The privateer experience isn't at all what we think of as professional racing. Yet in in reality, most of the racers strapped to number boards at nearly any given race around the world are there on their own dime, simply because they love racing. The Rooted team is a trio of young American downhill racers;

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Sea Otter 2019 – Product Round-Up Part 2 - New newness from Ride Concepts, Granite, Reverse, Bontrager and Tasco

Bike Mag - Tue, 16/04/2019 - 02:36

Our second grab-bag of Sea Otter goodies includes light-weight gloves, heavy-weight shoes, cleverly hidden tools, cleverly designed cockpit enhancements and a bottle cage that might save the earth.

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Islands in the Sky - Exploring Central Montana

Bike Mag - Mon, 15/04/2019 - 17:01

There are still plenty of trails that don’t exist in any digital realm, with one of the biggest repositories being in Central Montana.

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Tied To Their Thrones: The 2019 Sea Otter Dual Slalom In Photos - Ropelato goes three for three and Kintner goes nine in a row at the unofficial DS world champs

Bike Mag - Mon, 15/04/2019 - 15:32

It may be dual slalom, but triple and triple-triple winners were the theme on a beautiful night for racing in Monterey at the Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom. Mitch Ropelato secured a three-peat, while Jill Kintner grabbed an unprecedented ninth win in a row; both astonishing feats at arguably the most hallowed slalom date on

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Sea Otter 2019 — Product Round-Up - Tires, gauges and parts for smaller riders abound

Bike Mag - Sun, 14/04/2019 - 15:55

Our first Sea Otter 2019 Round-Up features components for small riders and something that addresses a short-coming of current frame geometry.

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First Ride – Diamondback Mission 2C Carbon - Like an old Nomad, but better

Bike Mag - Sat, 13/04/2019 - 16:44

Diamondback's first carbon Mission came out real nice. Modern geometry numbers and high-quality suspension make the Mission worth a close look.

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First Ride – Norco Revolver FS120 - The marathon, man

Bike Mag - Fri, 12/04/2019 - 18:37

What happens when you take an extra long, extra quick XC bike, add 20 millimeters of travel, a dropper post and pretty much nothing else? The Norco Revolver FS120. Thats what happens.

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Alchemy Introduces the Arktos 29 ST - Same great taste as the original Arktos 29, but less filling

Bike Mag - Thu, 11/04/2019 - 16:08

The short-travel version of the Arktos 29 shares many similar traits as its longer-travel brother.

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Norco Introduces the New Revolver 100 and 120 - New-school XC or old-school marathon?

Bike Mag - Thu, 11/04/2019 - 02:01

The 100-millimeter Revolver is a forward-thinking but race-focused platform, while the 120-millimeter Revolver is a bit of a throwback to the ultralight ultra endurance machines of a few years ago.

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Spin Doctors: How the Bike Industry Wants to Protect Your Head - Six angular impact mitigation systems, explained

Bike Mag - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 16:13

These technologies all claim to allow the helmet to rotate independent of the head, reducing forces that have been linked to concussions.

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Tested: Trust Performance Message Fork - Like nothing we expected, but we expected that

Bike Mag - Wed, 10/04/2019 - 01:02

The Trust Performance Message fork rides nothing like we expected it to, but we kinda expected that. We dove into the good and the bad of this ugly fork to explain why it represents something beautiful.

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A Desert In Full Bloom - Amid heat and thorns, amazing trails abound in Tucson, Arizona

Bike Mag - Tue, 09/04/2019 - 17:01

Perhaps best known for towering saguaro and merciless summertime temperatures, Tuscon, Arizona, is hiding some amazing mountain biking amid its heat and thorns.

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Zipp introduces 3ZERO MOTO - Breaking the four walls

Bike Mag - Tue, 09/04/2019 - 07:28

In a drastic move to make carbon rims more compliant, Zipp releases the single-wall 3ZERO MOTO. Meant to be just as light and durable as the carbon wheels we know, but to absorb direct and oblique impacts far better.

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Bike Hacks: Can Opener - The Second-Best Way to Install Volume Spacers

Bike Mag - Mon, 08/04/2019 - 17:01

Getting into your shock’s air can usually just takes a few twists. But some twists are harder than others. If you don’t have a strap wrench, we’ve got a hack for that.

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Spot introduces the Ryve 100 and 115 - What took them so long?

Bike Mag - Sat, 06/04/2019 - 08:34

We get it. Given today’s market, brands are compelled, every year, to offer more travel, more capability and overall more bike than was expected of them the year before. We at Bike are probably partially responsible for that. It’s a big reason why XC bikes often get left by the wayside. But sometimes we see cool, new,

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Prisoners of the Mountains - A captivating traverse through the heart of India's Himalaya

Bike Mag - Fri, 05/04/2019 - 16:00

A traverse through the culturally astounding and rarely trammeled trails of northern India's Himalaya.

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