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Category Archives: Mountain Biking

Opinion: The Pace of Change in the MTB World is Slowing Down, and I’m All For It

What comes next in the world of mountain bike technology? That’s a question I’ve found myself asking lately, since it seems like the frenetic pace of change in the mountain bike world has slowed down a little. It’s hard to say if this adjustment period would have been as noticeable without the pandemic—supply chain shortages […]

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Lachlan Morton Is Riding the Colorado Trail to Honor Kenyan Cyclist Sule Kangangi

Australian pro cyclist Lachlan Morton is riding the 539-mile Colorado Trail this week as a way to honor his late friend Suleiman “Sule” Kangangi, of Kenya, who tragically died in August while racing the Vermont Overland gravel race. Morton set off on the famous route across the Colorado high country on Tuesday, September 6. He […]

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Opinion: Which MTB Innovations Do We Actually Need?

This article was shared by our partners from Pinkbike.  Innovation is a tricky business. Many of the technologies that have made mountain biking as good as it is today (suspension, dropper posts, disc brakes…) were once considered unnecessary and over-complicated by some. But on the other hand, if you look back at a magazine from […]

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This Is the Right Amount to Spend on a Mountain-Bike Helmet

If you want to buy a trail mountain-bike helmet these days, you’re in luck. Half-shell helmets—the most common style for mountain biking and the only type we are dissecting here—are a popular category. There are about three dozen options from ten or so brands, spanning a massive price range, and all of them must meet […]

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Should Lael Wilcox’s Arizona Trail FKT Come with an Asterisk?

On April 21, 34-year-old bikepacker Lael Wilcox pedaled into the Stateline Campground on the border between Arizona and Utah. She had just finished the Arizona Trail, an 827-mile route, in record time: 9 days, 8 hours, and 23 minutes, which bested the existing record by more than two hours. Wilcox, a rising star in the […]

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The Best Men’s Mountain Bike Apparel of 2022

Specialized Trail Supima Jersey ($65) (Photo: Courtesy Specialized) This may look like any old T-shirt, but it elevates casual cycling apparel to pajama-level comfort. The fabric is made of long-fiber pima cotton that yields thinner yarn and softer, more breathable material without sacrificing strength. (XS–XXL) Buy Now Giro Havoc Pants ($170) (Photo: Courtesy Giro) After […]

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The Best Mountain Bikes of 2022

Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL ($15,000) (Photo: Courtesy Specialized) Say what you will about Specialized and its $15,000 e-bikes, but damned if the brand doesn’t make a good $15,000 e-bike. The Kenevo SL provides just enough assist with its 240-watt, 35-newton-meter SL motor. It’s not the sort of e-bike we could soft-pedal up every widowmaker […]

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