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  1. Shocks and Suspension
    Hi everyone I’ve recently purchased mtb carrera vengeance and would like to replace the current Suntour XCM, 100mm forks as they don’t seem to be the greatest what’s would be the ideal 100mm fork Rockshox or Fox ? Also could I fit a 120mm on a 27.5” wheel and is it worth it? Is it gonna make any...
  2. News & Reviews
    This is your guide to mountain, road and gravel treads from Vittoria Tires. The Best Vittoria Tires Vittoria is one of the world's leading manufacturers of bicycle tires. The company itself produces more than 7 million tires and 900,000 high-performance tubular and cotton tires per year! As of...
  3. General Discussion
    The Ehline is a deeply knobbed tire that rolls great on hardpacked trails. A very versatile tread, which sharp lugs and progressive design bites on a variety of trail and gravel conditions. Available in both a light/supple or sturdy/durable that both have their place on the trails. Teravail is...
  4. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    BC Bike Race began as a vision from two passionate mountain bikers who wanted to share British Columbia's mountain biking culture with the world. What they created is a stage race that journeys through old growth forests and along coastal waterways. It is an event that's been referred to as "the...
  5. General Discussion
    Race on Saturday, shred on Sunday: That's the mantra of the new Ibis DV9. After hitting a proverbial home run with its Ripmo enduro slayer early this year, Ibis has unveiled its new DV9 carbon hardtail. The Ibis DV9 is a split-personality rig that's billed as being equally comfortable racing...
  6. 29er Bikes
    Already the best XC racer of all time, Nino Schurter will look to add to that legacy this weekend. Nino Schurter is an Olympic champion, 6-time World Champion, and 6-time World Cup champion. In addition, he has 30 World Cup wins to his name. But the Swiss star prefers to look forward not back...
  7. 29er Bikes
    What is it Among the French tire maker's most versatile offerings, the Hutchinson Toro has tall evenly spaced knobs designed to deliver neutral handling. Center knobs are slightly shorter for better mud clearing, while side knobs get a little more height for enhanced cornering grip. Check out...
  8. 29er Bikes
    What is it The Vittoria Mezcal is a fast, dry conditions pure bred XC race tire that has a low profile, densely spaced knob configuration with a defined center ridge tread for low rolling resistance, plus multiple braking and climbing edges and capable side knobs. The sidewall is measurably...
  9. 29er Bikes
    Here's one of the fastest XC race bikes in the world in retro colors. With its 60 birthday this year, Scott is having a little retro fun. At the recent World Cup cross-country race in Val di Sole, Italy, the Swiss bike maker presented reigning Olympic XC champion Nino Schurter with a throwback...
  10. General Discussion
    Mathieu van der Poel has already been tearing up the World Cup circuit on the new Canyon Lux. Efficiency will always be the highest value currency in XC racing. The lighter your setup, the faster you'll climb. But what goes up must come down. Whether tackling technical World Cup singletrack or...
  11. General Discussion
    Orbea is familiar with the demands of cross country racing and how tracks have evolved. Riders are facing more technical features and steeper lung busting climbs that demand the evolution of cross country bikes and design. Orbea's go-to race machine the Oiz has two world championships under its...
  12. General Discussion
    Heretofore best known for its ultra high-end road cycling kit, technical cycling apparel maker ASSOS is launching an XC line of cycling clothing. The new range has been put through its paces by the partnership with BMC MTB Racing Team. Here's a quick rundown of some of the new pieces from the...
  13. General Discussion
    When the Cannondale Factory Racing Team saddles up for one of the toughest courses on the cross country World Cup circuit in Albstadt, Germany, this weekend they'll have two new aces up their sleeves: the new F-Si hardtail and the Lefty Ocho ultralight XC fork. Introduced in 2015, the original...
  14. General Discussion
    After a three-year hiatus, the bike that arguably put Santa Cruz on the map is back. Meet the new Blur, a 29-inch wheeled full carbon XC speed machine with 100mm of travel front and rear, VPP suspension, aggressive geo angles, and a host of on-point features, including a bar-mounted dual remote...
  15. General Discussion
    Hardtails don't have to be harsh. At least not overly so. That was the thinking as the Santa Cruz design team went to work on revising the Highball 29er, which after 3 years was ready for a refresh. The result is the new Highball launched today, which sheds a half pound of frame weight, and sees...
  16. General Discussion
    Rocky Mountain has updated the Vertex, its flagship XC-race hardtail. According to the accompanying PR material, its lightweight frame provides stiffness and rolling speed, while its modern, aggressive geometry inspires confidence - even in technical corners and on descents. To do this Rocky...
  17. General Discussion
    Kabush says he immediately felt comfortable on the Yeti SB4.5. Photo by Reuben Krabbe Yeti Cycles has signed accomplished XC racer and all-around talented rider Geoff Kabush to its race roster for 2018. The three-time Canadian Olympian holds 15 national titles in a variety of cycling...
  18. General Discussion
    World Champ Alban Lakata (in rainbow jersey) will lead this XC/marathon focused team. Canyon is expanding its commitment to working alongside the world's best riders in 2018 with the establishment of Canyon Topeak Factory Racing. The XC/marathon specialists will be led by reigning World...
  19. General Discussion
    Admittedly race coverage on Mtbr is sporadic. We're a product focused website. But some athletic achievements simply demand attention - and this is one of those cases. With his win at the World Cup finals this past weekend in Val di Sole, Italy, Nino Schurter completed a 6-for-6 sweep of the...
  20. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Meet Erin Huck, the current U.S. national cross-country champion and winner of the recently wrapped Breck Epic stage race. When not ripping other people's legs off, Huck can be found at her "real job" as a project manager for a medical device company. This is her story. Check out more videos...
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