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Factory Smartphone Cradle for BMW Motorcycles Finally Debuts

For the riders among us, BMW Motorrad has created its own cradle to accommodate your smartphone on your ride. This is a big deal, though aftermarket …

There’s something other than desperation making car companies invest in Uber-like startups, says this CEO

General Motors kicked things off with a $500 million investment and partnership with Lyft in January.<p>Then in May, the dominoes started falling. Apple — who many are already counting as an automaker given rumors of an Apple Car — invested $1 billion in Chinese company Didi Chuxing.<p>Two weeks later, …

Precision Agriculture & Hyperspectral Sensors

Crop monitoring for nutrients, water-stress, disease, insect attack and overall plant health is a vital aspect of successful agricultural operations. …

The Greatest Money Manager Alive Attributes The Majority Of His Success To Just This One Thing

Last April I wrote a post about the specific trading style that has made guys like Stan Druckenmiller, Jim Rogers and George Soros so successful. …

Review: Backcountry Research Minimalist Mountain Gear

When I ride, I prefer to carry only the essentials with me: a tube, CO2 cartridges or a pump, and a multitool. I only break out the hydration pack …

Multi-tools

Seven products every mountain biker needs - MBR

Meet the essential upgrades that will make the biggest difference to your time on the bike<p>Here at MBR we often get to test some of the nicest and …

Plus-Size Wheels Vs. Standard Wheels: The Real Scoop on the Future of Mountain Bikes

Plus-size tires, bikes, and components designed to accommodate them, are taking center stage in the latest-and-greatest MTB trend for 2015. However, …

Trek to Offer Direct Online Bike Sales

This bold bike sales move from Trek could seriously change the industry<p>The Internet has changed how we buy cycling gear and accessories, but the biggest, most established bike brands in the US have been resistant to selling complete bikes online. This all changed Tuesday, as industry behemoth Trek …

Giant’s New Toughroad Bikes Bridge the MTB/CX Gap for All Kinds of Adventure

It’s getting harder and harder to answer the age old question ‘How many bikes do I need?’ Even when dedicated riders acquire a full quiver the bikes …

Don't Make These Saddle-Buying Mistakes

Choosing the best bicycle seat doesn’t have to be intimidating—or painful. Here's how to get it right.<p>Finding a perfect bicycle saddle is like finding your life partner: It can be a long journey and you’ll probably have a few missteps along the way. Some people find the perfect saddle (or soulmate) …

Testers’ Choice: Our Favorites from The 2015 Bible

Top picks from our test crew<p><i>Mountain bikes are better than ever-in fact, there aren’t many bad ones anymore, which makes testing them harder than</i> …

MBA Feature: 10-Most Important Trends Shaping The Mountain Biking World | Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Of course we saved the most controversial for last. GPS units and data devices have become just as much a part of every- day riding as a bottle of …

Road Disc Brakes: Never Make These 5 Mistakes

Help your brakes work better and last longer by avoiding these common errors<p>The bad news about road disc brakes? There isn’t any, really, as long as you avoid these five common mistakes that apply to any bike’s disc brake, shared by Nate Newton, a technical rep for SRAM.<p><b>1. Touching the rotor’s</b> …

Saddle height: How to get it right, and why it's so important (video)

Setting your saddle height correctly is crucial to comfort, injury prevention and performance – it’s the very foundation of good bike fit.<p>It’s not …

Keep Your Hands Pain-Free on Your Ride

From wrist pain to numb fingers, experts look at how to fix common hand problems<p>If you thought numb fingers were a normal part of riding bikes, think again. There are plenty of riders—from beginners to pros—who assume that a bit of hand or wrist discomfort comes with the territory. But that pain …

Trek Remedy 9.8 29 Review | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Review<p>Add Comment<p><b>The Trek Remedy 9.8 29 is the jar of marmite of the bike world, and – as ever – the 29er wheels continue to divide opinion in the</b> …

Hub Dynamo Systems For Bicycle Touring: Part 1

<i>NB: Once you’ve read this post, you may want to read Part 2 about USB chargers and Part 3 about hub dynamo lights.</i><p>We tend to carry quite a few …

Become a Better Mountain Biker with these Tips from Emily Batty

Ride faster in the mud, around corners, and over obstacles with pointers from the Canadian pro<p>Emily Batty (Trek Factory Racing) has been racing for 17 years, during which time she has become one of Canada’s best pro mountain bikers. This summer, she won the Pan American Games cross country mountain …