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Hustle and Flow: 2017 Cannondale Jekyll and Trigger

<i>Y</i>ou’ve heard it all before, modern enduro bikes need to climb like a goat and descend like a bat straight out of hell. While this tired old phrase is …

Ridden And Rated - Six Helmets

Not so long ago, you were faced with two choices when considering a new helmet: either a full-bore, full-face storm trooper option or the kind of …

How to soar over step ups

If you’re faced by a jump with a landing higher than its take-off, here’s what to do...<p>How to negotiate tight turns<br>• How to float through rock gardens …

Mountain Biking

To The Point - Tire Pressure

Although Geax's Ken Avery may not be a name that many will recognize, he is the man responsible for the design of one of the most successful downhill …

Mountain Biking

Technique: Perfect mountain bike fit

Getting a bike to fit you perfectly is something you need to work at. We know riders who’ve ridden for years on what they thought was their perfect …

9 Great American Mountain Biking Trails

Know what you need more of in your summer? Mountain biking. So, here are ten of our favorite mountain biking trails.<p>South Boundary, Taos, New Mexico<p>(Ben Freeman/Flickr)<p><b>Distance</b>: 20.8 miles <b><br>Technical Difficulty</b>: Intermediate to Advanced <b><br>Endurance</b>: 5 out of 10 (more without a shuttle)<p>This mountain epic …

Hiking

SOC16 – Stan’s NoTubes takes mountain bike rims wider, lighter and stiffer

Stan’s NoTubes has reworked their three iconic alloy mountain bike rims to be wider, lighter and stiffer, putting them back on the mountain as trends …

Review: Trek’s New Fuel EX 29

We test out Trek's newly redesigned trail bike<p>We know the industry is moving fast these days, but damn. The resin has barely dried on Trek's updated …

3 Easy Workouts for Mountain Bikers

Whether you’re threading through trees at near highway speeds, bouncing from berm to berm or cranking your way up the side of a mountain, your body …

Threading

Moots heads to the trail with new Farwell 29er / 27.5+ hardtail mountain bike

Continuing the trend of Boosting 29ers to create a 27.5-plus capable bike, Moots has introduced the new Farwell. Designed around a 120mm fork, the …

Bill would end longstanding ban on bikes in U.S. wilderness

More than 100 million acres of America's most rugged landscapes designated as wilderness are off-limits to mountain bikers, but two Utah senators have introduced legislation that would allow bikers to join hikers and horseback riders in those scenic, undisturbed areas.<p>The proposal is controversial …

5 bike handling problems caused by bad suspension set-up (and how to fix them)

Your bike’s suspension set-up can be directly responsible for some rather unpleasant handling characteristics. A lot of riders simply do not realise …

Crankworx Whistler 2016: Yoga To Halve Your Recovery Time

The Yin sequence I've designed for you this month focuses specifically on recovery – it will help to maximize your body's repair in between rides, …

Elevate your mountain bike experience in Winter Park, CO | Adventure Sports Network

Over 600 miles of mountain bike trails? I just didn’t believe Winter Park -- a ski mountain just over an hour from Denver -- could really have …

Hiking

The 6 Best Moab Trails for Beginners and Casual Riders - Page 2 of 7

<b>INTREPID TRAIL SYSTEM at Dead Horse Point State Park</b><p>The basic ride here is a relatively level, flowing, nine-mile loop (best ridden counterclockwise, …

One Ride Review: Trek’s terrain smashing Slash 9.9 Race Shop Limited 29er

Remember when 29ers were just for XC and would never, ever be used for longer travel bikes? So much for that prediction. Even though the majority of …

Wild Trails

Is it you or your inner wild self that is pushing you forward into the unknown? It might be dark and scary, but that’s the only way to find those …

With SRAM’s NX Group, You Can Afford a 1x On Your Mountain Bike

SRAM’s newest 1x11 mountain bike drivetrain gives you the best features of its top-of-the-line XX1 group—for less than the price of an XX1 cassette<p>SRAM’s XX1 1x11 mountain bike drivetrains blew up the market when they were launched in 2012. They were simpler, lighter, looked cleaner and ran …

Cycling

10 of the Best MTB Trails You've Never Heard Of

Usually the most famous trails deserve their renown and respect, as they provide those features most mountain bikers seek for maximum entertainment …

Trailforks Tutorial: Adding Builder Details to a Trail

Trail listings can include a wide variety of details including Builders and Date. If a trail is missing this information it's simple to add. Just …

14 Ways to Lose Weight With Your Bike

Your bike is actually one of the best weight loss tools around—here's how you can use it to torch calories<p>Road cycling is famous for riders who spare no expense to lighten their bikes (and often their wallets). Lusting after featherweight carbon fiber gear can be a very expensive hobby. And while …

Fitness

Mountain Biking: Fun, Excitement For All Levels In Sedona, Arizona

Looking for a way to exercise <i>and</i> enjoy some of the most gorgeous scenery in the USA? Voyaging through Sedona red rocks on a mountain bike is a bucket list item for many eager riders across the globe. Sedona holds something special for every type of mountain biker, with killer trails nestled among …

Mountain Biking

New study: Less than 1 hour of cycling per week slows aging

A study published Tuesday in the medical journal <i>Cell Metabolism</i> shows that cycling three times a week in short, high-intensity bursts for a total of …

Research

Zep's How-To Mythbusters – Leaning into Corners

In this latest installment of our Zeptechniques Mythbuster Series, we’ll be looking at the common techniques described when riding flat corners …

X-Fusion's $199 Manic Dropper Post - Review

It wasn't that long ago that I could have summed up most dropper posts by using just a few words: expensive, unreliable, and really unreliable. But …

Three Cheers for Damp, Dark, and Deep

I love riding bikes in..."variable"...conditions. I especially love the sensory overload that comes with it. I love how simultaneously clean and …