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  1. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    So what is the difference between the various safety ratings? Editor's Note: The sponsored post if courtesy of Art's Cyclery. Considering riding with a spine/back protector? Here are two great options: the CamelBak Kudu 10 and the Alpinestars Paragon vest. Both provide a CE-rated stamp of...
  2. 27.5
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Art's employee: Mark Graham Position: Components Buyer Bike: Yeti SB5 (127mm of rear travel) With a Shimano XT drivetrain and high zoot Reynolds carbon wheels, total bike weight is...
  3. 29er Bikes
    Trevor spends much of his time stacking miles in preparation for the California Enduro Series. Photo courtesy of Art's Cyclery Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Art's employee: Trevor Roland Position: Marketing /...
  4. Apparel and Protection
    Editor's Note: This article was written by Trevor Roland of Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. What is it? Many enduro races require a full-face helmet. And there are many options for lightweight full-face helmets or trail style helmets with removable chinbars. But many lack...
  5. Misc Components
    Editor's Note: This article was written by Trevor Roland of Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. What is it? Though traditionally a BMX driven company, Box Components has recently entered the competitive MTB drivetrain market. Indeed, Box hit the ground running with their...
  6. Apparel and Protection
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. One of Art's Cyclery's best-selling helmets is the Bell Super 3R, which blurs the line between trail and downhill helmets. Because of the Super's success, the removable chinbar helmet...
  7. Wheels and Tires
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Last year was supposed to be an El Nino of epic proportions, flooding the West Coast of the U.S. off the map and burying the mountains with snow. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a dud...
  8. Apparel and Protection
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. For many years, California-based Kali Protectives has been manufacturing helmets which challenge the status-quo. Kali has spurred the growing industry-wide push toward developing safer...
  9. Misc Components
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. The wheels of progress roll onward, upward, and then downhill, which is what keeps those smiles stuck on our faces after every ride. This year looks to be packed with cool new tech, and...
  10. Misc Components
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Ideally, every mountain biker should have at least two pumps: a floor pump for home use and a hand pump to take on rides. Mountain bike tires will be most easily inflated with a...
  11. General Discussion
    Every self-respecting cyclist should own a floor pump and hand pump. Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Tires are perhaps the most important component on your bike, and keeping them properly inflated is a must. Ideally...
  12. Wheels and Tires
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Even with the widespread adoption of tubeless tires, flats are still a fact of cycling life. For those new to the game, changing a flat can be a frustrating affair, but it's actually very...
  13. Misc Components
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. So it's time for a new set of grips, but what separates one from the next? Press play to find out what to look for when making your buying decision. As one of three contact points with...
  14. General Discussion
    When new, rotors and pads have imperfect surfaces that appear rough on the microscopic level. Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. You just bought new brake pads, but your braking performance is worse than before. So what...
  15. Brake Time
    Photo courtesy of Art's Cyclery Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. What is the most critical piece of gear on your bike? And by that we mean, which component, if it sucks, will have the biggest negative impact on your...
  16. Misc Components
    Photo courtesy of Art's Cyclery Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Put a dropper post on your holiday wish list and the non-mountain bikers in your life are going to be thoroughly confused. In this case, you'll need to...
  17. Wheels and Tires
    Photo courtesy of Art's Cyclery Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Nothing wakes up your bike like a quality wheelset. A good wheel upgrade will include a combination of increased stiffness, decreased weight, and improved...
  18. Wheels and Tires
    These tires come in 27.5 and 29x2.35 versions. Editor's Note: This article was written by Scotty Ender of Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Lowdown: e*thirteen TRS Tire Buy these tires immediately - they changed my life and will change yours, too. Here's why. Pluses...
  19. General Discussion
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. So you're installing a new chainring (or other critical component) and are wondering if there's a specific pattern or way that you should tighten the bolts? Well, although this process may...
  20. Misc Components
    Carbon generally does a better job of damping or absorbing vibrations from trail irregularities, while aluminum transmits more of those vibrations into your hands. Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. So you are looking to...
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