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Hot News: Easton releases Haven 35 oversized handlebars and stems

Upsized 35mm diameter strengthens, stiffens trail- and enduro-focused line.   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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Is 142x12 becoming the standard?

I'm thinking about building up a wheel with a 135 eccentric hub. I plan to use the wheel on SS 29er hardtails (probably Niner bikes). Will 135 be around on most 29er hardtails or do you think everything will start switching to 142? I want to make sure I don't spend $500 on a wheel and then have i ... Read More »

Looking to build an Ibis HDR 650b with a Lefty Carbon fork and keep the standard geo

Would this be possible? I would like to get 140mm travel if at all possible on the front and rear.Read More »

90's Cannondale F400, rear dropout spacing..non-standard wheel spacing?? (4.375")

I have an old 90's Cannondale F400 hardtail frame, with lugs for rear-derailleur. Problem is the spacing for rear dropouts is 4 3/8" (as opposed to standard 5.5"). None of my wheelsets will fit! In the pic is an old 90's Ritchey wheelset with freewheel..which I can play with the spacers to "mak ... Read More »

Sram 11 Spd - why still use the 1/2" chain standard?

I was thinking, the XX1 (and the upcoming X01) both have a 10t smallest cog int he back. That's because a 9t sprocket (it was tested by Sram/specialized using the Shimano commuter grouppo cog) had a polygon effect, that was too noticeable for enjoyable cycling. I still fear a 42-10 range is a bit sm ... Read More »

2x10 or the old 3 ring standard

Time for me to get a new bike and I've narrowed it down to two choices. Both bikes are pretty much the same one has 2x10 and the other has the standard 3x10 set up. Is there really an advantage to going 2x10? I don't really use the little ring much but am a little concerned there may be times when I ... Read More »

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