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    SIDI Drako Carbon SRS

    The Drako Carbon SRS is SIDI's high-performance XC shoe, and it is proving to be both comfortable (especially on...

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    RockShox Reba RL 29″

    The 29" RockShox Reba RL is a lightweight fork that falls on the less expensive end of the...

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    Vs. Review: 29’er Forks

    We're pitting 5 of the top 29'er trail forks on the market against each other.

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    Wolf Tooth DropStop (V2) 32T Chainring

    The redesigned Wolf Tooth narrow/wide chainring is the best option we've tested for 1x drivetrains.

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    Wolf Tooth Components GCX 42T Replacement Cog

    The Wolf Tooth Components GCX 42T cog is an affordable solution for worn out cassettes, and makes 1x11...

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    UltrAspire Impulse Hydration Belt

    If you're not a slave to fashion, the UltrAspire Impulse Hydration Belt offers a level of comfort and convenience...

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    Race Report: Fears, Tears and Beers Enduro

    The 10th Annual Fears, Tears, and Beers Enduro was a great time, and if you like fun, beer, or...

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    Reviewers’ Rides – 2015

    When our reviewers aren’t out testing bikes, what do their own builds look like, and why? It’s reviewer Marshal...

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    Race Face Tailgate Pad

    The Race Face Tailgate Pad has several important features that make it superior to the competition.

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    KS LEV Ti Seatpost

    The KS LEV Ti offers an 80g weight savings over the KS Supernatural but has some reliability issues.

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    2nd Look: SRAM Guide Brakes

    The SRAM Guide Brake offers great power and modulation at a competitive weight and a reasonable price.

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    Giro Terraduro

    The Giro Terraduro is a SPD-compatible, all-mountain shoe that pedals very well, though durability has been an issue.

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    Sapim Laser Spokes

    Spokes are one of the least sexy and most overlooked components on a bike. But they shouldn't be, since...

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    How Much Bike do You Really Need?

    Long-travel trail bikes are all the rage, but are they overkill? Marshal Olson shares his thoughts brought on by...

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    Skiing 201: How Bindings Work

    What's Elastic Travel? What's Forward Pressure? What's a DIN setting? This guide covers these key terms and some differences...

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    Tecnica R9.8 130

    Your search for the perfect alpine boot might be over.

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    Vivobarefoot Breatho Trail

    The Vivobarefoot Breatho Trail is a zero-drop shoe that climbs steep terrain very well and has a very impressive...

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    Five Ten Maltese Falcon Bike Shoes

    The Five Ten Maltese Falcon is a durable biking shoe that provides great traction. It's also comfortable and pedals...

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    Club Ride New West Jersey and Cargo Away Shorts

    The Club Ride New West Jersey and Cargo Away shorts work really well on trail. And you'll probably wear...

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    Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra

    The Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra was built to fly. It does. Now read on to learn a whole lot...

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