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Troy Lee Designs announces TLD Sprint race kit

Troy Lee Designs partners with Arron Gwin to create their lightest weight, most athletic fit, limited edition TLD Sprint race kit. The all new Sprint race wear for 2014 has been completely redesigned from the ground up and is our lightest, most athletic race fit kit we have ever designed.

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Fresh Hydration Packs From Camelbak

09.19.2011

Charge LR The Charge LR pack features a lumbar design that slings the bladder around the rider’s waist. The Charge LR keeps 70 cool ounces on-tap. Originally designed with the adventure-racing, trail-running crowd in mind, the Charge has found favor within mountain biking circles as well thanks to its low center of gravity and lightweight […]

Interbike 2011: Friday Product Highlights

09.18.2011

By: Zach White Giro Feature MSRP $75 Available later this month Giro has borrowed some of their snow sports helmet design and put it into the new Feature, a $75 “all-mountain” helmet. Using an in-form fit system with a much larger contact point – almost exactly like their snow helmets – the helmet offers much […]

Interbike 2011: Thursday Product Highlights

09.16.2011

By: Zach White Mission Workshop Sanction pack MSRP $279 Available Now Sailboats are expensive. Mission Workshop’s new Sanction packs are expensive, too. But considering the entirely-US-made packs are manufactured from Dimension Polyant sail material to keep weight impressively minimal while maintaining bomber, lifetime warranty strength, the Sanction seems a bargain at twice the price. Well, […]

Easton Havoc And EA70 XCT Wheelsets

09.15.2011

The Havoc is Easton’s latest DH offering, and claims to be the lightest dedicated downhill wheelset currently on the market. At 1,870 grams, this is impressive, as the wheelset features an ultra-wide, 23-millimeter internal rim width and UST compatibility. The wheelset is designed around 150-millimeter dropout spacing, but adaptors are available for frames that utilize […]

Poc Spine VPD 2.0

09.15.2011

Poc’s Spine VPD 2.0 offers moto-rated protection, all in a soft-fitting package. Expect the Spine VPD 2.0 armor to become available in Spring 2012, and retail just around $300.

Moots MX Divide

09.15.2011

Here’s a quick look at the new MX Divide, a race oriented cross-country rig from Moots. Moots has been delivering expertly crafted titanium frames and components since 1981, and the experience shows—the Divide looks to be an eminently capable racer. The MX divide presents a dashing profile—one we wouldn’t mind gracing with our own. Moots […]

Yeti’s New SB95 29er Trail Bike

09.14.2011

Yeti turned quite a few heads with the introduction of the SB66 and their new Switch Technology linkage. Now, the SB95 is drawing attention, which takes the same linkage and applies it to a 29-inch platform. The pedal-friendly linkage, paired with a relatively slack geometry (68.5-degree head angle) should make for a formidable all-day mile-muncher. […]

Gear: Lezyne’s Newest Offerings

09.13.2011

We paid Lezyne a visit during the Interbike Outdoor Demo and they gladly hocked their ware for us. New for the cycling accessory company is a brand-new line of shop-grade tools as well as a new lighting range.  Also of note is an updated design for their thread-on chucks, as well as the introduction of […]

UPDATED: Sneak Peek: New Bikes From Yeti

08.30.2011

Update: A few more images found their way to our inbox… It looks like Yeti’s been busy this past year. In addition to launching the already-revealed alloy SB-66, which is based based around their all-new linkage design, it appears Yeti is also bringing a couple more new bikes (as well as the much-anticipated carbon version […]

Preview: GT Zaskar 100 9r Pro

08.10.2011

By: Ryan LaBar GT’s top-end Zaskar 100 9r Pro retials for $5,500. The 100-millimeter bike isn’t adorned with the lightest parts, but still comes in at a reasonable 27 pounds with pedals (size large). GT’s Marketing Manager, Chris Hopwood runs through some of the Zaskar 100 9r Pro’s new features: To better accommodate the characteristics […]

Tioga Launches ZEROaxle MT-ZERO Pedals

08.09.2011

Tioga recently unveiled its new ZEROaxle MT-ZERO pedal. Measuring just 7 millimeters thick at each end and 4 millimeters in the middle, the MT-ZERO can claim the title of world’s thinnest dual-concave off-road bicycle pedal. “The breakthrough is made possible by Tioga’s ZEROaxle bearing system,” said Kai Cheng, Tioga’s global marketing manager. “With conventional pedals, […]

Mason Mashon’s Evil Undead

08.03.2011

During the Monday lull at Crankworx we had a chance to meet up with Mason Mashon and check out his Evil Undead. The carbon reincarnation of Evil’s downhill bike is currently still a prototype, but expect to see production soon enough. Photos by David Peacock Mason’s Undead weighs in well under 40lbs with a relatively […]

2×10 Chainguides: Truvativ’s X-Guide and MRP’s 2x

08.03.2011

SRAM and MRP have worked together to create solutions for riders that run 2×10 systems and want a bashguard and/or some extra chain security. What the companies came up with is the Truvativ X-Guide and the MRP 2x (pronounced: Two-By) chainguide systems. While they look more or less identical, these two guides do have a […]

Diamondback Unveils its New Line of Full-suspension 29ers

07.27.2011

Words and Photos by: Brice Minnigh Diamondback has officially thrown its hat into the full-suspension 29er ring, unveiling the production version of its new 29-inch Sortie to a conference room full of inquisitive Raleigh/Diamondback dealers. Though Diamondback was among the first companies to produce a 29-inch mountain bike—the Overdrive, a hardtail 29er that is one […]

New Components from Straitline

07.23.2011

Straitline Components showed us some of its new and prototype products at Crankworx. The first thing Straitline showed us was its new All Mountain Products (AMP) flat pedal, which is claimed to weigh in at just 330 grams. The front outside edge has been machined at an angle to minimize pedal impacts with the ground. […]

Preview: Easton Havoc UST 150

07.23.2011

At a media event during Crankworx, Easton took a group of editors to ride its new DH wheelset on the burly trails of Squamish, BC. We were all excited about the rumor of getting to see and ride the carbon downhill wheels that Easton has been working on, however Easton said that these were not […]

POC Launches VPD 2.0 Pads and Trabec Race Mips Helmet

07.22.2011

By: Ryan LaBar There aren’t many more appropriate places to launch new body armor and helmets than at Crankworx. It looks like the Swedish company, POC, has been hard at work. The Trabec Race Mips sees the ground-breaking Mips technology in a cross-country lid. The Mips system allows for part of the helmet to rotate […]

Preview: Norco’s new Aurum, Revolver and Sight bikes.

07.20.2011

Norco’s new 200-millimeter Aurum DH Race bike. Price range (USD): $3,400 to $7,350. Headtube angle: 63.5 degrees, BB-height about 13.75 inches. The Aurum is available in three sizes, which each use a different bottom bracket forging that has the suspension pivot in a slightly different spot to increase the chainstay length slightly from the small […]

Trek World 2012

07.18.2011

By: Vernon Felton Big changes are afoot at Trek. I’m sitting in the Munich airport, typing this report on a battered PowerBook. My legs are thoroughly roached from two long days of hammering next year’s Treks and I am, in a word, impressed. For 2012, Trek’s key trail and all-mountain models, the Fuel EX and […]

Scott Spark 29 – Details and First Impressions

07.16.2011

By: Ryan LaBar The new Scott Spark 29 Elite. The bike we had here has some upgrades to the components over the production version, but the frame will be the same. The 29er model offers adjustable travel from 100 millimeters to ~70 millimeters to fully locked out. Perhaps the most notable feature for the new […]

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