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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Shimano highlights new XTR 11-speed group

We take a peek inside Shimano’s booth at the Sea Otter Classic which is—not surprisingly—all XTR 11-speed, all the time.   Read More »

Hot News: Shimano releases new 11-speed XTR group with 1x, 2x and 3x configurations

Shimano officially announced the long-anticipated release of a new 11-speed XTR mountain bike component group today in both Race and Trail tuned versions.    Read More »

Hot news: RockShox finally reveals new RS-1 inverted fork

We’ve been speculating about RockShox’s new RS-1 for weeks now and today the company confirmed the new fork is an inverted, 29er-specific cross country model.    Read More »

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dented top tube.... how safe?

so this happened on my ride today..... thoughts? Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2Read More »

KONA HONZO ... what is the fork's head tube length for a small 16" frame?

... just like the title suggests, I'm trying to find out the total length of the head tube on the stock fork for a small/16" Honzo. (crown to top of neck ... stock setting) Currently I'm getting parts ready for when Kona releases their 2014 Honzo frames ... with this, I'd like to find out the tot ... Read More »

inner tube air leak where it connects to Presta valve.

Hello, Could anybody suggest likely cause why it happened. I have Specialized Stump Jumper old edition that I got on flee market. Tires appeared well inflated. After i took it for a spin around my block front tire got flat. I found the leak at the base of the presta valve where it connects with i ... Read More »

S-Bend Steel Down Tube: Good Idea Or No?

Hi Guys, I'm looking at getting a steel 29er frame built and was going to request an S-Bend type curve at the headtube end of the down tube for fork clearance but I have been told that it will create a weak point. I know the new Niner Sir 9 has a bend there but I guess they have a specially butte ... Read More »

Is the head tube angle "different" between a 29er and 26er?

Is it common for 29" bikes to use a different head tube angle for the same model/class of bike than on the 26" version? Since the angle of attack is different than on the 26" then the head tube angle could be different as well while still being e.g. just as "descent oriented" as the 26".Read More »

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