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  1. Misc Components
    MRP's initials don't stand for "more rapid production," but they might as well. The fast-growing Grand Junction, Colorado-based suspension specialists are showing off a new Bartlett double-crown fork and Hazzard coil shock at Sea Otter. Taking its name from the legendary Moab destination, the...
  2. Misc Components
    Editor's Note: Here's another in Mtbr's series of Best Gear picks for 2017, this time coming from Seattle-based contributor Paul Andrews. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments section below. Quarq ShockWiz Suspension Tuner For the average mountain biker, shock adjustment technology has...
  3. Misc Components
    Industry Nine has released a carbon version of their popular BC360 wheelset Industry Nine BackCountry 360 Carbon Wheels When the BackCountry 360 originally debuted it utilized an alloy rim. Now, Industry Nine is rolling out a 27.5 carbon version of this 36mm wide rim. The new PillarCarbon...
  4. General Discussion
    We've long been fans of MRP. The Colorado-based company is among the industry leaders in the chain guide game and makes some of the best trail-worthy suspension forks on the market. It's also good to have other players in the market to at least disrupt the dominance of Fox and RockShox. Choice...
  5. General Discussion
    Colorado's MRP continues to add to its ever-growing product line-up with a yet another tuning option for suspension forks. Joining its expansive line of after market Ramp Control Cartridges is a new Fox 36 option. Price is $180 and install is a 20-minute job that takes just a few basic tools...
  6. 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...
  7. Shocks and Suspension
    The Rhythm series forks offer premium performance at a budget price. Winner: Fox Rhythm with FIT GRIP damper Mountain biking is not a cheap hobby. Even affordable bikes retail for hundreds more than a questionable used car. For those of us who don't work in a legal or medical office, that can...
  8. General Discussion
    With the success of the Ramp Control Cartridge for RockShox forks, MRP has followed through with Fox compatible cartridges and now has the them available for Fox 34 forks. The Ramp Control Cartridge adds speed-sensitive ending-stroke control and bottom-out force adjustability to 2016 or newer...
  9. Shocks and Suspension
    MRP's new Ribbon fork adds some unique features while carrying over the performance that has gained this Colorado company a cult following. By now you've probably seen a video demonstration. In an effort to get maximum performance out of a fork, savvy riders and/or mechanics take a small zip...
  10. Misc Components
    The MRP SXg works with newer 1x systems to help keep the chain in place without introducing drag (click to enlarge). Lowdown: MRP SXg Chain Guide While narrow/wide chainrings and clutch derailleurs have mostly made dropped chains a thing of the past, we still value the added protection of a...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Misc Components
    For 2016, MRP made internal changes to its Stage fork to help improve performance and reduce noise. In addition, a majority of their chain guides are now lined with a noise-reducing TPU material. Video: MRP Stage Fork, Wave Ring and Chain Guides MRP Brand Manager Noah Sears walks us through...
  14. General Discussion
    We've already extolled the virtues of the Outerbike concept, where curious consumers can test ride multiple bikes in a back-to-back format on nearby trails. (Check out highlights from 2014 Moab Outerbike.) But now the Moab, Utah-based operation has gone international, this year rolling out the...
  15. Shocks and Suspension
    This small company is a reflection of its location on Colorado's rugged Western Slope (click to enlarge). If a company's personality and ethos are driven by its location, then Mountain Racing Products (better known as MRP) is rough, rugged and built to last. The well-regarded makers of chain...
  16. Misc Components
    Co-molded rubber in the guide is designed for quieter operation. Mountain Racing Products (better known as MRP) is doing everything in its power to assure your chain stays where it's supposed to be. At last weekend's Sea Otter Classic, the Grand Junction, Colorado-based company had two new...
  17. General Discussion
    Sharing some of my knowledge with everyone on Mtbr.com through my monthly "how to" columns has been great. Hopefully you've had a chance to check some of them out and were able to pick up some helpful tips to use out on the trail. The style of my column so far has been to use self shot images...
  18. General Discussion
    This month's how-to takes a look at handling short steep climbs and will show you some of the techniques I use to make them a little easier. Success or failure on longer technical climbs has a lot to do with physical conditioning, once you start to get tired your technique isn't as good and...
  19. General Discussion
    The author knows a thing or two about riding skinny. Photo by Matthew DeLorme Balance can be a tricky thing on your bike. Speed adds stability, but on technical features or portions of trail sometimes you can't or just don't feel comfortable going fast. For some people balance comes naturally...
  20. General Discussion
    Mtbr welcomes mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky to the staff with this, the first of his monthly how-to columns designed to make you a better rider. The long-time Giant Bicycle and Mavic-sponsored pro is best known for trials riding, but also races enduro, and his urban freeride segments in the...
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