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Beatdown: The Crank Brothers Iodine 3 Rims Gain Muscle

CRANKBROTHERS GOT A BLACK EYE WHEN IT RELEASED ITS first wheel line back in 2010 and the rear hubs failed at a rate of about 17 percent. When your product looks this odd and its guts start seizing up on the trail, you’re in a precarious position. So Crank- brothers redesigned its hubs in 2011 and they’ve proven up to the task ever since. With its hubs sorted, the company went into 2014’s version 3.0 looking to improve the rims.

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Video: Samsons shred La Poma dirt jumps in Barcelona

08.12.2014

Blake and Ray Samson travel to Barcelona to hit up La Poma dirt jumps in Barcelona, before the opening weekend at La Molina Bike Park.

Heavy Pedal Tour 2014 – The Butte 100

08.12.2014

The Butte 100 features an astounding 16,600 feet of climbing and is touted as the “most difficult mountain bike race in the country.”

Video: “Mark Matthews – Rebuilt”

08.11.2014

Last Fall, Mark Matthews took a season ending fall at Red Bull Rampage that left him with a shattered femur. Taking it as an opportunity to rebuild himself, Mark set out to prove his doctors wrong and get back on the bike before their projected timelines.

Gallery: Enduro World Series round 6, 2014 Crankworx Whistler highlights

08.10.2014

If ever there was a day when enduro racing legitimized itself through raw, gritty, bare-bones mountain biking, today was it. The Crankworx Whistler Enduro race—the toughest competition of the Enduro World Series—delivered racers and fans everything we've come to expect from the sport itself.

The Web Monkey Speaks: Has Enduro Jumped the Shark?

08.10.2014

Enduro racing is overhyped, overplayed and over exploited. Kittens and angels die every time a marketing hack whispers the words, “enduro-specific.” It's gotten that bad. And yet, enduro might just be the best thing to happen to mountain biking in years and years.

Video: UCI World Cup Windham downhill 2014 final highlights

08.10.2014

The World Cup Windham downhill track is typically very close, but this year Josh Bryceland stepped it up and put 1.58 seconds between second place finisher Aaron Gwin.

Video: Trials Champ Vittorio Brumotti Goes “Road Biking”

08.10.2014

Vittorio Brumotti is a world champion trials rider and holds numerous Guinness World Records. In this video, Brumotti takes his road bike out for an unusual ride.

Video and photos: 2014 Crankworx Speed and Style

08.09.2014

Kyle Strait adds another win to his list of triumphs at the Crankworx Speed and Style contest. Exclusive video and photos from the day's action.

Video: Nicholi Rogatkin is Kali’s rookie marvel

08.09.2014

Nicholi Rogatkin was a game changer in the BMX world, and in his rookie year on the FMB World Tour, he’s done nothing but impress with his drive and ambition to push himself to the limit.

Tested: Stan’s NoTubes ZTR Valor carbon wheels

08.09.2014

Stan’s has been slow to release a carbon rim and jump on the bandwagon with all of the other companies offering carbon. I would venture to guess the company hasn’t felt pressure to do so because its aluminum rims are selling so well. This has put them in a unique situation to take time developing the ZTR Valor carbon rim that utilizes the NoTube’s Bead Socket Technology that has set its wheels apart.

World Cup Windham downhill qualifying highlights

08.08.2014

Video and results from the 2014 UCI World Cup Windham downhill qualifying round.

Video: This is Peaty – Windham helmet cam

08.08.2014

Steve Peat and Josh 'Ratboy' Bryceland take you on a flatout run of a dry and dusty Windham course!

Camelbak CEO reflects as the brand turns 25

08.08.2014

CamelBak has been reinventing hydration since its very beginning 25 years ago. It all started when paramedic Michael Edison saw the need for hands-free water before he embarked on the Hotter N’ Hell 100-mile bike race in Texas. Making use of an IV bag and tube sock, Edison created the first-ever hydration pack that eventually turned CamelBak into the leading brand in personal hydration products.

Preview: Garmin Edge 1000

08.08.2014

Where do we start? How about this: the Edge 1000 promises to be the most fully-functioned cyclocomputer on the market. That's a bold claim, but consider this: the Edge 1000 does all the typical high-end GPS and performance tricks–plus it communicates with your smart phone, lets you compete (during the ride) with other riders' performances on specific segments and that's just for starters...

Video: “Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra”

08.08.2014

The documentary, "Trail Stewards of the Lost Sierra," spotlights California's Northern Sierra model trailbuilding group. Through interviews with Greg Williams, Tara Stone and various other staff members, the film details the makings of the Stewardship and all they do for the Sierra and Plumas counties. The group organizes the widely popular Downieville Classic, Lost and Found gravel grinder and a 50-kilometer endurance run. It's full-time crew maintains 150 miles of multi-use trails, while building 50 miles of new trails and running a nationally known student trailbuilding program.

IMBA gives $9600 to support trail building

08.08.2014

The International Mountain Biking Association, along with its corporate partners, offers a small grant program to help chapters and affiliated organizations in their efforts of trail building, maintenance and education. Recently the program divided up $9,600 in cash to award to 17 programs in three categories.

Video: “All Guts, All Glory” –Giant’s new 27.5 downhiller

08.07.2014

A new Giant DH bike isn’t ready until the Giant Factory Off-Road Team says it’s ready. Now, after two years of engineering, development and race testing, the all-new Glory 27.5 is being let loose.

Video: “Make It Reign” – Giant’s new 27.5 weapon

08.07.2014

The anticipation of a new trail, and the adrenaline of dropping a new line; these are the moments that inspired the creation of the all-new Giant Reign 27.5.

Video: “Beyond the Bike, Ep. 4″ with Tyler McCaul

08.07.2014

The fourth episode of Dirt's series, "Beyond the Dirt," takes a look into the life of Tyler McCaul as he comes out of the shadow of his big brother. He started his career racing downhill and after some success has moved on to slopestyle and freeride competitions.

News: 2015 Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt MSL preview

08.07.2014

Named after its "lightning-quick agility," the 2015 Thunderbolt MSL is said to dominate on a variety of terrain. Equally at home on long, technical climbs as it is on flowy singletrack descents, it's built to power through the rough stuff and pop off every trail feature you lay eyes on.

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