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  1. General Discussion
    Greg Trash shows us the upgrade process The pitch You just upgraded to 11-speed and it seems the bike world has made your system obsolete with the proliferation of 12-speed Eagle. You want to try out this new-fangled drivetrain with 500% gear range but are not really excited about throwing...
  2. 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...
  3. Misc Components
    Lusting after an 11-speed drivetrain? E*thirteen's newest cassette provides SRAM Eagle like range at a reasonable cost. What is it? SRAM's original 11-speed 1x drivetrain delivered a massive 420% gear range. Coupled with a narrow-wide chainring, this technology was enough to convince most...
  4. 29er Bikes
    The new SL wheelset is e*thirteen's first attempt at a trail oriented product. Lowdown: e*thirteen TRS Race SL Carbon Wheels The e*thirteen SL wheelset is targeted squarely at the trail segment. It utilizes technology developed for Enduro World Series and World Cup downhill racing, but...
  5. Misc Components
    TRS+ dropper mounted on Pivot Switchblade with a 150mm post travel on a small frame. What is it? It is a 125 or 150mm dropper post with a fully mechanical design. Mechanical cable actuation, mechanical spring and a key to hold and release the post. Thus, it is an indexed dropper with 4...
  6. Misc Components
    Weight of post itself is 572 grams. The dropper post market has finally heated up to the point where the supply is starting to meet the demand by consumers. Dominated by $450 hydraulic dropper options in years past, simpler and more affordable posts are finally being introduced. And we're not...
  7. 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...
  8. Misc Components
    Just like SRAM's Eagle set-up, the large cog casts a long shadow over the rear brake rotor. Many if not most mountain bikers prefer 1x systems these days. These 1x11 and 1x12 drivetrain systems have introduced a new era of simplicity and reliability, freeing up dropper post lever real estate...
  9. Misc Components
    Zzzzzitt, zzzzzitt (not thunk, thunk) is the sound of the new KS LEV Circuit electric and wireless dropper post. Depending on who you ask it may or may not represent the future of getting your saddle out of the way on rowdy descents. The reason for the qualifier is simply this: The trend in...
  10. Wheels and Tires
    We know that adding glitter to tire sealant works, so why don't manufacturers use it? (click to enlarge) We know from friends, mechanics, and an article we posted last week that mixing glitter or other particles in your sealant can help seal punctures. So why don't mainstream manufacturers use...
  11. Misc Components
    e*thirteen 9-44 cassette on high gear with derailleur taking up the chain slack (click to enlarge). Update: January 26, 2016 We've put in a few more rides on our TRS+ cassette and it continues to work well. With winter insulation and lack of fitness, the extra range has come in quite handy...
  12. Misc Components
    We have already covered the best new protective gear and top value oriented products of 2015. Now it is time to find out what made of our list of best new components of 2015? You might be surprised. This new cassette uses an XD driver hub body to accommodate a 9-tooth cog (click to enlarge)...
  13. Wheels and Tires
    No. 1 component upgrade? A set of shiny new wheels. Lighter, faster and stronger are all potential gains when you swap out your old hoops. And what better time to do so than around the holidays. So whether you're buying for a significant other - or just sprucing up your own rig, here are eight...
  14. General Discussion
    Here's a cross section of the just finalized TRS race tire (click to enlarge). Photo courtesy of e*thirteen While mountain bike hub and rim standards are evolving at a rapidly and sometimes disorienting pace, there are several recent improvements that have legitimate benefit. That includes the...
  15. Misc Components
    Machining and shift ramps are top-notch. One of the best things we saw at Interbike is this fascinating 9-44 tooth EXP cassette by e*thirteen. It one-ups the the legendary SRAM 10-42 cassette on both ends of the spectrum. Shimano delivered an 11-40 tooth cassette earlier this year and users...
  16. Misc Components
    e*thirteen's new wide range cassette offers the same spread as a traditional double ring setup, but allows you to replace individual portions of the cassette due to wear. Video: e*thirteen 9-44T 11-Speed Cassette, LG1r and TRSr Cranks and LG1 Carbon Guide Director of Product and Marketing...
  17. General Discussion
    The 7th Annual SF Bike Expo was this past weekend and I was there checking things out for both Mtbr and RoadBikeReview (sponsors of the SF Bike Expo). The show is a bit leaner than in years past, with the entire show now encompassing one hall room. Even so, attendance was surprisingly strong...
  18. General Discussion
    Contest closed. Congrats to: Eric Schambach from Long Island City, NY, Jake Minnick from San Luis Obispo, CA and Ryan Delaney from Arlington VA! https://www.artscyclery.com/facebook/MTBR8_contest.html
  19. General Discussion
    Petaluma, California, May 3, 2012 - E*thirteen welcomes former DH world champion Fabien Barel on board as their media spokesperson and drivetrain/component Brand Ambassador. "Fabien is not only a savvy media guru, but he has a very keen understanding of MTB components that we can use in our...
  20. Misc Components
    Welcome to the Mtbr Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash...
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