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  1. General Discussion
    Bell Helmets has just added custom printing to their product line, and now is teaming up with Fasthouse to release some new limited edition designs and graphics for Spring 2018. The new helmets feature the signature bold designs from Fasthouse, with the graphics appearing on numerous models in...
  2. General Discussion
    REI sells Vista's Giro, Bell, CamelBak, Camp Chef and Blackburn brands. And with two petitions asking REI to stop carrying Vista brands collecting thousands of signatures in a short period, REI has made its landmark move. It decided to suspend all order of Vista Outdoors products. By fate...
  3. Misc Components
    With the chinbar installed, the Bell Super DH could easily be mistaken for a traditional full face. Photo by Paris Gore Editor's Note: Before taking a PR position with Ibis Cycles, Saris Mercanti spent several years as Mtbr tech editor. Here are her top gear and component picks for 2017. Look...
  4. General Discussion
    Bell Helmets has announced an expansion of its support of collegiate cycling for 2018, partnering with four collegiate cycling programs. Institutions including the University of Colorado at Boulder, Piedmont College, and Lees-McRae return for another season racing with Bell, while new addition...
  5. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Tomac can still throw a bike around with the best of them. Photo credit Skyler Bishop The latest Bell All-Stars storytelling installment is out and it's a good one. The video, feature story, and photo gallery celebrate iconic cycling champion and arguably the greatest mountain bike racer of all...
  6. Apparel and Protection
    The new Bell Super DH looks like a traditional full face lid, but it can also do trail ride duty. Photo by Paris Gore The original Bell Super was one of the first helmets designed specifically for enduro racing. It introduced a host of features which are now standard in this segment. Bell...
  7. Apparel and Protection
    On the climb up it's a well-ventilated trail helmet. What is it The helmet that ushered in the current generation of removable chinbar technology (and was my go-to trail lid last season) got a refresh for 2017 with a focus on improved fit. After hearing some riders complain of pressure...
  8. Apparel and Protection
    Mountain bikes (and their capabilities) have evolved and progressed dramatically in the last half decade, and that's created a need for better and more versatile helmets. Editor's Note: This sponsored post is courtesy of Bell Sports. Hilgard Muller has always been a tinkerer. Even in his youth...
  9. 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...
  10. Apparel and Protection
    Our winner is a knee pad that disappears when riding but protects when you need it to. Winner: Leatt Airflex Pro Knee Pads Nobody plans their crashes but they are an unfortunate reality of our sport. So knee pads should be an obvious choice for mountain biking right? The problem is the knee...
  11. Apparel and Protection
    Helmets such as the just updated Bell Super 2R have redefined the category. Photo by Dave Kozlowski Helmets have come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days when you were forced to choose between light weight and ventilation versus legitimate all-mountain protection. The modern trail...
  12. General Discussion
    In economics, the term barriers to entry is used to describe obstacles that make it difficult to enter a given market. For those interested in mountain biking, the barriers to entry can seem daunting. There's the question of equipment, where to ride, and eventually how to get better. These...
  13. Misc Components
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. As the year winds down, it's time for reflection - time to look back and remember all of the flippin' awesome gear that came out in 2015! This was a great year for mountain bike riders...
  14. Apparel and Protection
    Bell is the first mainstream manufacturer to launch a helmet with an integrated camera. How will the rest of the market respond? (click to enlarge) When the original Bell Super was released it was one of the most innovative helmets on the market. Unlike most manufacturers who were extending the...
  15. Apparel and Protection
    Bikes and components are becoming stronger and lighter every year, but my bones and joints are not. With that in mind, here is a list of eight new protective products that will help keep you healthy and happily riding. The hourglass elastomers in the new 6D helmet act as secondary shock...
  16. Enduro Racing
    Roll your eyes if you must, but enduro (both the race format, and the idea in general) has had a significant influence on bike, gear, and apparel design. No longer are we forced to choose between uphill efficiency and downhill fun. Modern mountain bike products do it all - and many do it all...
  17. Where are the Best Deals?
    If you have kids on your holiday shopping list, there's no reason not to add a bike or bike-related gear to all the toys, games and clothes that they will be receiving this year. We have gathered this list of interesting and new bikes and accessories that you may not have heard of yet...
  18. Apparel and Protection
    Each week our editorial team does a lap of the proverbial test garage, making note of the best cycling gear and apparel we've been using lately. Some of it is brand new. Some of it is so old and beat up you can barley read the label. The common thread is that it's all earned a place in our...
  19. General Discussion
    Situated in the heart of Knoxville, this bike park is being constructed with a range of trails that will appeal to a variety of riders. The highlight will be the proposed gravity trail that will feature rock gardens, drops, and constructed features in a highly visible area that will draw...
  20. General Discussion
    Contest ended. Congrats to the winner: David Schulte from Denville, NJ!
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