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  1. News & Reviews
    Over the past year, we've brought you a series of features that look at the emerging trend of aggressive short-travel mountain bikes that straddle the dividing line between cross-country race bikes and trail bikes. We've dove deep into the technology behind the development of Vittoria's...
  2. News & Reviews
    Bontrager has rolled out a new version of its flagship cross-country race wheelset. The Kovee RSL, the renamed and redesigned version of the Kovee XXX, features a shallower rim profile and lighter weight than its predecessor. It's also already been proven on the race course, securing multiple...
  3. Wheels and Tires
    Hi all, My 2022 Trek Slash came with Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels with a Rapid Drive 108 hub on the rear. I need new rims and want to switch to 32 hole rims so looking to change the rims and hubs. I'm thinking DT Swiss 350 hubs with 54T ratchet kit and DT Swiss EX511 rims. I'm just wondering...
  4. News & Reviews
    Last month, Stan's Notubes unveiled its new M-Pulse hub, built in the US by Project321. These hubs use a magnetically-actuated, six-pawl ratchet drive system with 216 points / 1.66° degrees of engagement. One of the first questions readers had about the new M-Pulse hubs was "How do they sound?"...
  5. News & Reviews
    Bontrager launched a new larger-volume addition to its hip pack lineup today, adding an integrated hydration bladder and increased storage space designed for mountain bikers who want to go farther, ride longer, and carry everything they need for the adventure. Related: The Best Hip Packs for...
  6. News & Reviews
    Bontrager has introduced an all-new RSL MTB handlebar/stem. This integrated carbon stem and handlebar system is offered in versions for cross-country racing as well as trail riding and enduro racing. Related: The Best Mountain Bike Handlebars Bontrager RSL MTB Handlebar/Stem Highlights OCLV...
  7. Dropper Posts
    I am trying to fix my Bontrager Line Dropper Post. Unfortunately I have had a few falls and now they key ways need to be replaced since they are worn and allow the seat to rotate freely. Its 150mm and 31.6mm in diameter. I can't seem to find the proper replacement part. On the trek website there...
  8. Wheels and Tires
    Rebuilding my Bontrager Race disc wheel set... Needs a new free hub Cant get off! Yes a have the correct free hub tool and sprayed PB blaster for assistance along with using torque as assistance (Bench vise and extra long pipe) HAS ANYONE EVER CUT/DRILLED OUT A FREEHUB? thx :)
  9. Wheels and Tires
    I found 29x2.25 vittoria mezcals really cheap somewhere and bought them after a quick research. I didn't make too much detailed research before buying as the price was tempting ! lol. I haven't installed them on the bike yet, as I am still trying to kill my Bontrager XR2 comps. I will be riding...
  10. Wheels and Tires
    I was looking around and found a good set of DT wheels on PinkBike and would like to change the freehub. I found a Bontrager one that should work does anyone know if it will? I know that Bontrager hubs have DT internals, but I also know that bontrager has a 6 pawl system while DT only has 3...
  11. News & Reviews
    Best Bike Tools Getting a broken bike back to its former glory is just as rewarding to some as grabbing a coveted KOM. Well, maybe not that great, but there is pleasure found in do-it-yourself repairs. For that to happen, you need the tools, and many bike tools are very specific. Home mechanics...
  12. News & Reviews
    Jordan Villella's 2020 Gear of the Year Like most of the cycling world, I spent a lot of time on the trainer this year, less time racing, and a bunch of time re-discovering the sport I love so much. This meant riding bikes that I usually wouldn't be on at a particular time of year (no 'cross)...
  13. News & Reviews
    Best Bontrager Bike Lights Bontrager's lights have gone through quite a transformation in recent years. What was once viewed as a simple small add on for new riders has grown into a line of powerful lights that boast leading tech and fantastic price points for consumers. The nice thing about...
  14. News & Reviews
    The Best Mountain Bike Lights for Night Riding For most riders, we hit the trails during the daylight hours, but what if you work during the day? Better yet, what about the winter? We'll you'd be surprised, but some riders prefer to ride in the twilight hours. Its cooler, peaceful, and riding...
  15. Wheels and Tires
    Editor's note: This article was originally published on 10/19/2018 and updated on 2/11/2021 As riders search for ways to make riding better, plus tires have found their place in a few key categories. First, plus tires help to make hardtails more fun and capable and many newly released hardtails...
  16. 29er Bikes
    Bontrager is rolling out an updated version of its carbon wheelset designed for aggressive trail riding and enduro racing. According to Bontrager, the new Line Pro 30 is the strongest mountain bike wheelset the company has ever tested-from any brand. Bontrager Line Pro 30 Wheelset Highlights...
  17. General Discussion
    Bontrager announced a major change to its warranty program for carbon wheels, upgrading the program to include a lifetime warranty against defect while keeping the Carbon Care Wheel Loyalty Program. The new lifetime warranty covers all Bontrager carbon wheels for road and mountain bikes and...
  18. General Discussion
    The new Bontrager XR3 Team Issue Tires and TLR Sealant are designed to be used together. Just into Mtbr test HQ this week are the new Bontrager XR3 Team Issue tires and Bontrager TLR Sealant. We haven't had a chance to play around with either yet, but did manage to slap the tires on our house...
  19. General Discussion
    Retailer REI has announced a major expansion of its cycling business in 2019. This year, giant outdoor sports gear and apparel retailer will offer Bontrager accessories and apparel, and has expanded on its long-standing relationship with Cannondale to make the brand available at all REI...
  20. General Discussion
    As two of the most revered brands in cycling, Trek and Bontrager have produced hundreds if not thousands of great products. From bikes to helmets to shoes and so much more, the two companies that live under one roof in Waterloo, Wisconsin, have you covered from head to toe. Here are some great...
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