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    2018 Patrol 672

    The Patrol 672 is a new budget-oriented Trail bike, so how how much “bang” do you actually get for...

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    2017-2018 Dynastar Mythic 97

    Here are our preliminary thoughts and questions about Dynastar’s “ultra-lightweight,” “high-performance free-touring ski,” the Mythic 97, including our measured...

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    2018 Pivot Mach 5.5

    The new Pivot Mach 5.5 is a compelling option in the “does-everything-pretty-well” category of Trail bikes.

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    2017-2018 Moment Blister Pro

    Because you've all been asking...

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    Evolv Supra

    The Evolv Supra is a compelling option as a workhorse sport-climbing shoe, and offers an effective blend of performance...

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    Smith Rover Helmet

    The Smith Rover is a very breathable Trail helmet, but that breathability seems to come at the cost of...

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    2017 Marin Wolf Ridge

    The new Marin Wolf Ridge features a unique, new suspension system. So how does this longer-travel "Trail" bike actually...

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    2017-2018 Faction Dictator 3.0

    Faction claims their "Dictator" series is designed for hard-charging "lunatics" and "maniacs." Here's our full review of the (pretty...

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    Altra Timp

    Want a cushioned shoe that still offers plenty of trail feel and stability? If so, the Altra Timp is...

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    10 Notable Things We Saw at Interbike

    There’s lots of talk *about* Interbike these days, but what were the most noteworthy things we saw at Interbike?...

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    2017-2018 Rossignol Super 7 HD

    Rossignol says that the 17/18 Super 7 HD is “all-new” and “100% redesigned,” so we break down what’s changed...

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    Running Sock Roundup

    If you’re looking for new running socks, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites, with plenty of...

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    Patagonia Tropic Comfort Hoody II

    Want to ditch your slimy sunscreen? Want sun protection that works year-round, and not just for the dog days...

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    Edelrid Mega Jul Belay Device

    The Edelrid Mega Jul offers an intriguing combination of assisted braking functionality and minimal weight, and though it’s not...

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    Peter Bauer on the Past, Present, & Future of Snowboarding (Ep.55)

    We talk to Peter Bauer (4-time world champ, freeriding pioneer, and co-founder of Amplid) about the history and culture...

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    2017 YT Capra AL Comp

    The Capra is a very downhill-oriented bike that offers a huge margin for error when things go awry. While...

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    2017 SRAM Code RSC Brakes

    Our Mountain Bike editor calls the SRAM Code brakes the best he’s ever ridden. Check out his review to...

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    2017-2018 Fischer Pro Mtn 95 Ti

    The Fischer Pro Mtn 95 Ti has a combination of construction elements that we’ve never seen in a ski...

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    Seagull Commuter Sling

    After over a year and a half of daily use, the Seagull Commuter Sling has proven to be one...

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    Index: Base Layers

    We’ve updated our base layer index with some warm-weather options for everything from hot mid-day runs to early season...

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