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Mondraker Foxy Carbon RR SL Review

There are four complete models in the Foxy Carbon lineup, beginning with the base model Carbon R for $4,400. Our review bike is the RR SL version, …

Santa Cruz

First Ride Review: YT CAPRA 2018 – 27.5" or 29"? | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

<b>The YT CAPRA is undisputedly the most successful model of the popular German direct-sales brand. This time around it has been entirely revised and</b> …

Mountain Biking

Buzz

The photo gallery from the May 2018 print issue<p>Opening Image: Robb Thompson<p>We felt extremely vulnerable. A large storm system with fast-moving clouds …

British Columbia

Tested: Canyon Spectral AL 6.0 | $2,400

An aggressive trail bike at an affordable price<p>After years of teasing and anticipation, German-based consumer direct brand, Canyon, is finally up and …

Mountain Biking

Barfly AirLever Tool - Review

sturdily-built reinforced plastic tire levers, but if you did, the business end of the AirLever can be separated by removing one screw to replace it. …

Mountain Biking

Escape to Vancouver Island

<i>Video by Ollie Jones<br>Photos by Mark Mackay<br>Words by Hailey Elise</i><p>Waiting for the mainland trails to appear from under the snow is like waiting for …

Mountain Biking

Tech Talk: How High Do Pro Enduro Racers Have Their Handlebars?

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Mountain Biking

The “Easy” Way To Experience One of the World’s Most Extreme Mountain Bike Rides

The Colorado Trail is famous in mountain biking circles. Some people say it’s the greatest adventure they’ve ever undertaken. Often ridden as a …

Hiking

Five reasons why Croatia is a world-class mountain biking destination

Brendan Fairclough has travelled the world in search of mountain biking hotspots. For his movie ‘Deathgrip’ he rode everything from epic moonscapes …

European Travel

A Spring Fling in North Carolina

When it comes to mountain biking, I am a the-grass-is-greener-somewhere-else-oholic. The struggle is real. It began by gazing at double page spreads …

Mountain Biking

Weekend Recap - Riding the Pivot 429 Trail | Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Views:<p>0<p>We spent the weekend putting in some solid miles on the Pivot 429 Trail….full review is in our June issue. Check out this quick video to see …

Mountain Biking

Introducing the All-New Felt Compulsion

<i>F</i>elt likely isn't a brand name you immediately think of when discussing long-travel bikes, but they're out to prove they can hang with the big dogs …

Geometry

How to Encourage More Women to Mountain Bike

Tomorrow is the inaugural International Women’s Mountain Biking Day, a day to dedicated to women enjoying mountain biking with each other and …

Mountain Biking

5 Epic Mountain Bike Trails in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Virginia’s Blue Ridge is an incredible destination for those who love to rip a trail on a mountain bike.With over 300 miles of trails for mountain …

Hiking

The Frozen Road

From filmmaker Ben Page, The Frozen Road chronicles the Canadian Arctic segment of his bike ride around the world. The film captures Page as he encounters frigid temperatures, a hungry pack of wolves, and the anxiety of traveling alone. The video has taken home awards from the Banff Mountain Film …

Northern Canada

Our Favorite Post-Sufferfest Food

After an hours-long day in the mountains, all we want to do is eat. These are the Outside staff's go-to meals.<p>If there’s anything better than spending a day hiking, climbing, running, riding, or doing whatever outside, it’s the food you eat afterward. We fancy ourselves experts in both. And while …

Santa Fe

Trek's New Full Stache 8 Is the Adventure Bike We've Been Waiting For

<b>Model Name:</b> Trek Full Stache 8<b><br>Price:</b> $3,700<b><br>Weight:</b> 32.5 lb. (Medium)<b><br>Use:</b> Adventure, Trail, Weirdness<b><br>Travel:</b> 130mm<b><br>Frame material:</b> Aluminum<b><br>Sizes:</b> Medium, Large, X-Large<b><br>Wheel size</b>: 29x3.0<p>Trek was early to the 29-plus game when it introduced the Stache in 2015. At the time, only a handful of models …

Bikepacking

Fox 34 Step

<b>Price:</b> $943 ($984 w/remote lockout)<b><br>Weight:</b> 3.48 lb. (29 in.)<b><br>Use:</b> XC adjacent, short-travel trail<b><br>Travel:</b> 120mm<b><br>Wheel size:</b> 27.5 and 29 in.<p>Fox’s new 34 Step-Cast fork is aimed at short-travel-trail and XC-adjacent bikes—the kind with rear suspension in the 90mm to 110mm range, chops to handle burly …

Cycling

The New Fox 36 Fork Reviewed - Best Mountain Bike Forks

<b>Price:</b> $1,065 (as tested)<b><br>Weight:</b> 4.6 lb. (160mm, 29-inch version)<b><br>Use:</b> Trail, enduro<p>Ever since its introduction in 2005, the Fox 36 has been a class-leading fork for riders who want a burly chassis without a massive weight penalty. Over the past few years, Fox has made incremental changes to the …

Mountain Biking

Yeti SB100 Review 2019 - Here's Why We Love This New Yeti Mountain Bike

<b>Price:</b> $3,400 (frame only); $5,999 to $8,999 (complete)<b><br>Style:</b> Trail<b><br>Tire clearance:</b> 2.4 inch<b><br>Wheel size:</b> 29 inch<b><br>Travel:</b> 100mm (rear); 120mm (front)<br>Buy Now<p>The 29-inch-wheel SB100 is the closest thing to a cross-country bike that Yeti makes. It’s the company’s shortest-travel (100mm, rear; 120mm, …

Mountain Biking

Macronutrients: How to Approach What You Eat According to How Much You Ride

If you've ever heard that carbs make you fat, protein shakes are the secret to strength, or that fat is the enemy of all, then it's time to get something straight: Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats aren't diet villains nor superheroes; they're simply nutrients—specifically, macronutrients—that are …

Nutrition

NBA Star Reggie Miller Is All-In on Mountain Biking

<b>Reggie Miller says he has arranged</b> perfect riding weather for us. It’s a joke, of course. This is Malibu. It’s always a beautiful day. It’s the first of December, and 73 degrees. The sun bathes us in dry, uncomplicated warmth. A light ocean breeze promises to cool us on the climb.<p>Still, it’s not …

Basketball

Garmin’s New Computers Offer More Connectivity and Better Navigation

Garmin has announced two new computers and an updated version of its Varia radar light. From the small-but-mighty Edge 130 to a more capable Edge 520 Plus, the new offerings offer safer and more connected riding at a range of prices.<p>Courtesy of Garmin<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>The Edge …

Garmin

Pivot Switchblade Aluminum 29er - Best Mountain Bikes

<b>Model Name:</b> Pivot Switchblade Aluminum<b><br>Price:</b> $4,099 to $6,199<b><br>Weight:</b> 30 pounds, claimed (medium, XT Pro build, 29er)<b><br>Use:</b> Trail riding, enduro<p>Today, Pivot launches an aluminum version of its popular Switchblade, a 135mm-travel 29er/27.5+ bike aimed at aggressive trail riding and enduro. The carbon …

Mountain Biking

2018 Mountain Bike Editors’ Choice Winners

Devinci Spartan GX Eagle<p>Courtesy of Devinci<p>Notes from testers read like a highlight reel: “Maybe the best 27.5 enduro bike I’ve ridden” and “Price, parts, handling—this bike has it all. There’s nothing I’d want to change.” Accurate observations considering that, for $4,000, you get RockShox …

Mountain Biking

Scotland’s Secret Huts Are a Bikepacking Dream

<b>You learn things on</b> a seven-day bike tour across the Scottish Highlands with a bunch of old BMX pros. You learn, for example, that your friends might not always prioritize your personal safety.<p>As you straddle your burly adventure bike at the precipice of a steep and rock-strewn descent, covered in …

Scotland

Diamondback Release 3 - Review

its needs-nothing component selection is a SRAM X1 11-speed drivetrain and Guide RS brakes. Diamondback sells direct, so your Release 3 arrives at …

Inside: Outside’s Bike Test

Every year, the Outside team tests dozens of bikes, looking for the most innovative designs and new technology. This winter, we landed in Tucson, Arizona, and spent two weeks grinding singletrack in the desert. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the gear, riders, and whiskey behind the Outside Bike …

Emerging Technology

Book Your Winter Riding Trip to Tucson Now

Five reasons our bike editor loves the Arizona city, from its rocky trails to its warm weather to its great beer<p>I try to spend a bit of time in Tucson, Arizona, annually, but last year, due to extenuating circumstances, we couldn’t make it down there. For 2018, we moved the Outside Bike Test back …

Adventure Travel