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Niner Low Top 9 Handlebar

Niner Goes Big with new Low Top 9 Handlebar

As someone that rides a 29er exclusively I run into the issue of getting front end lower, and I’m 5’10 with this issue! This new goofy looking handlebar from Niner will allow my front end to be lower for better stability and bike fit.     Low Top RDO Handlebar MSRP: $199 Sizing: 720mm width, 25mm drop with 17º sweep Weight: 258g Details: Available in Niner…

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Specialized Rumor Review

Preview: Specialized Rumor 29er Full Suspension

It is a rewarding time as a woman that loves bikes. More styles of bikes are being released, especially in the full suspension trail category. Specialized came out swinging with the Rumor, a 110mm travel 29er bike. This bike will be for the girl that loves to climb but wants to rip down whatever their trail has to offer. Reasons why I’m excited for this…

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Mountain Goat FKR Rigid

Bike Shop Build: Mountain Goat Route 29

The thoughts and details during a bike build are what make a great bike shop a resource and a dream factory for bicycle geeks like myself. These custom bike builds are what keep me inspired and excited to continue to work within the industry. Mountain Goat Route 29 from First Flight Bikes in Statesville, NC Photo Credit: Jeff Archer

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Lights on the trail

Mountain bike night rides

A guest post by Laura Colbert of Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, GA. I am planning to do some mountain bike racing this spring and thus have been trying to get some extra miles on my mountain bike.  Living in the middle of Atlanta makes this difficult, especially during the week.  Luckily I’ve discovered a local Tuesday night no-drop trail ride.  I’ve ridden this ride…

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Glory Cycles Orbea Occam 29

Bike Shop Build: Orbea Occam 29

The thoughts and details during a bike build are what make a great bike shop a resource and a dream factory for bicycle geeks like myself. These custom bike builds are what keep me inspired and excited to continue to work within the industry. Few more bike profiles over yonder. Orbea Occam 29 from Glory Cycles in Greenville, SC  

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SDC10047

Trail Review: Coldwater Mountain, Anniston, AL

A guest post by Laura Colbert of Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, GA Since Monday was a federal holiday, it was one of the rare days when both my partner, Chris, and I have the same day off of work.  After a week’s worth of rain in Atlanta, we needed some outside play time, so no idea seemed better than a day on our mountain bikes.  Chris…

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Bike Shop Build Surly Troll

Bike Shop Builds: Surly Troll

The thoughts and details during a bike build are what make a great bike shop a resource and a dream factory for bicycle geeks like myself. These custom bike builds are what keep me inspired and excited to continue to work within the industry. Few more bike profiles over yonder. Surly Troll from Ride a Bike in Lincolnton, NC Take your spare parts bin and…

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SRAM XX1 Review

Preview: SRAM XX1 MTB Drivetrain

When my work started “pre-selling” the new XX1 group I knew this is what I had to have for my new hardtail race machine. Not only is it the latest and greatest, which doesn’t always appeal to me on my own bikes, it was very tested and several pro racers I know whispered in my ear that it REALLY was the bee’s knees. Setup of…

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Bicyles on icicles

New Goals, New Bikes, New Rides

A guest post by Laura Colbert of Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, GA I’m really excited to follow Arleigh’s New Years post from yesterday. I too have spent the past couple of weeks reflecting on the past year and what I would like to see in the coming year.

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2013 Surly Bikes Preview

I’ve been biased to the Surly brand since 2003. This is about when I purchased my first Karate Monkey “29er” and then again in 2004 when I picked up a hidden stock of the pink 1×1. Since then I’ve had many bikes with the Surly logo stickered down the side. Multiple Karate Monkey’s, a Long Haul Trucker, a Big Dummy and Steamroller. There hasn’t been…

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