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  1. Meet Connor Hamilton

    Meet Connor Hamilton

    Connor Hamilton's been riding for Wide Open Distributors for a little over a year now. He's dealt with a few injuries, bounced back and is more than ready for 2020. Take a look at Connor's new ride and his mindset rolling into the new year. Photos and interview by Wide Open Distributors.  Wide Open Distributors: What does the morning of...
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  2. Breaking Down Kyle Strait's Gnarly Rampage Crash

    Breaking Down Kyle Strait's Gnarly Rampage Crash

    Kyle Strait is no stranger to big hits. Having spent most of his life going big on two wheels, Kyle knows how to properly crash. During his second run of the 2019 edition of Rampage, Kyle executed a textbook bail in the middle of a back flip suicide no hander. Thankfully Kyle walked away unscathed and had this to say...
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  3. Rampage Wrap Up

    Rampage Wrap Up

    Another Red Bull Rampage is in the history books. The riding was mind-blowing, the marketing was intense, and the technology used to bring us the event was even more impressive (OK, yeah, the power went out once, but when you can host one of the world's premier bike events in the desert miles from anywhere without any hiccups, then you...
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  4. Bike Checks and Gut Checks on the Eve of Rampage 2019

    Bike Checks and Gut Checks on the Eve of Rampage 2019

    Stan's NoTubes rims will be under more riders than ever at this year's Red Bull Rampage. As the riders hope for calm winds and quality practice time here on the last day before the event, we're taking a look at the bikes of Cam Zink, Kyle Strait, Kurt Sorge, and Reed Boggs. A total of four riders will be using...
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  5. Pivot-Maxxis pb Stan’s NoTubes Team Set Sights on Cyclocross Worlds

    Pivot-Maxxis pb Stan’s NoTubes Team Set Sights on Cyclocross Worlds

    If all goes according to plan, all three riders on the Pivot-Maxxis pb Stan’s NoTubes Team will line up for the 2020 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Dübendorf, Switzerland next February. Team Manager/Rider Courtenay McFadden and up-and-coming pro Grant Ellwood hope to be there wearing the stars and stripes jerseys of the U.S. National Team, while their younger teammate Ruby...
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  6. Race Report: Epic Rides Oz Trails Off-Road Photo Gallery and Results

    Race Report: Epic Rides Oz Trails Off-Road Photo Gallery and Results

    The Epic Rides Oz Trails Off-Road took place in Bentonville, Arkansas this past weekend. Bentonville's a unique town in North West Arkansas that has fully embraced mountain biking. The trail system has taken over 20 years to develop and consists of some of the most fun terrain you can ride. It was a perfect stage to decide the overall standings of the...
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  7. Stan’s NoTubes Introduces Flow and Baron CB7 Rims and Wheelsets

    Stan’s NoTubes Introduces Flow and Baron CB7 Rims and Wheelsets

    Stan’s NoTubes is proud to introduce the new Flow CB7 and Baron CB7 carbon rims and wheelsets, featuring an entirely new asymmetric version of Stan’s patented Bead Socket Technology (BST) tubeless rim design developed in partnership with Ibis Cycles. Asymmetric rims with offset drilling allow for more balanced spoke tension and a stronger overall wheel, but until now, no asymmetric...
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  8. Pendrel On Form To Try For Third World Championship Title

    Pendrel On Form To Try For Third World Championship Title

    The first time that Catharine Pendrel went to Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, she wasn’t racing. Instead, she was there to spectate after a seven-hour long road trip from where she was studying at university. At the time, she probably never would have guessed that she’d be back to the very same venue 21 years...
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  9. North Americans Stoked About Racing Mountain Bike Worlds in Mont-Sainte-Anne

    North Americans Stoked About Racing Mountain Bike Worlds in Mont-Sainte-Anne

    Every year in late August, the world’s best cross country and downhill racers come together to compete at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. For North American racers, that usually means traveling to another continent, often many time zones away. But this year, they’ll get to race much closer to home with the Worlds happening in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada. U.S...
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  10. Behind the Scenes with Adam Price AKA Pinkbike's Privateer

    Behind the Scenes with Adam Price AKA Pinkbike's Privateer

    After getting a firsthand taste last year of just how tough it is for the average joe to make it in the pro ranks, Adam Price, aka The Privateer, is at it again, this time with more experience, fitness and skills. 2019 is the make-or-break season for the 28-year-old enduro racer from southwest England who now calls Canada home. Stan’s...
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  11. Bike Check: Jill Kintner's “Queen of Hearts” Pumptrack Build

    Bike Check: Jill Kintner's “Queen of Hearts” Pumptrack Build

    Jill Kintner is no stranger to custom builds. Her latest project named the “Queen of Hearts" could go down as one the best looking bikes ever assembled. For Crankworx Whistler's Pumptrack Challenge, the 2018 Queen of Crankworx worked with Made Rad by Tony on this one of a kind build. We'll let the bike speak for itself, but it should be noted...
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  12. Race Report: Leadville 100 - Rose Grant Takes the win

    Race Report: Leadville 100 - Rose Grant Takes the win

    This past Saturday 2,000 racers descended on the small town of Leadville, Colorado for what is arguably the most famous endurance mountain bike race in the world. The Leadville 100 has grown since the first edition in 1994, and recently top racers from all disciplines of the sport have added this iconic event to their calendar. Altitude, trail conditions and...
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  13. 15 Stan's NoTubes Athletes Named to the 2019 USA World Championships Team

    15 Stan's NoTubes Athletes Named to the 2019 USA World Championships Team

    2019 has been an incredible year for our NoTubes athletes. We've won countless Epic Rides events, many National Championships, and even a few World Cups. This success can be seen in the 2019 USA World Championships team roster. 15 Stan's athletes will be heading to Mont Sainte-Anne in September to represent the USA at the biggest race of the year...
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  14. Meet Louis Hamilton

    Meet Louis Hamilton

    For Louis, it all started with building sketchy jumps from bricks and planks in the backyard and breaking department store bikes. It has since taken him to compete at an international level, travel the world, meet many great people and also start his own mountain bike coaching business - Tuned Rotorua. This year at the New Zealand Downhill National Championships...
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  15. Bike Check: Taylor Lideen's 24hr World Championship Ride

    Bike Check: Taylor Lideen's 24hr World Championship Ride

    Taylor Lideen, an Arizona native, broke onto the US racing circuit in 2015 after standing on the podium of many major enduro events. Surprising many, when 2016 rolled around he decided to shift his focus to endurance racing. It's now obvious that he made the right call. After quickly working his way to the top of the endurance racing scene...
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  16. Behind the Scenes with Rose Grant: Riding Among the Bears and Mountain Lions

    Behind the Scenes with Rose Grant: Riding Among the Bears and Mountain Lions

    Training as a pro mountain biker in Montana is a little different than in other places. After all, in most other places you don’t have to worry about possible encounters with grizzly bears and mountain lions. We caught up with reigning, five-time U.S. Marathon Mountain Bike National Champion Rose Grant, 36, of the Stan’s-Pivot Team to talk more about how...
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  17. Eight Pro Tips For Your Next Gravel Grinder

    Eight Pro Tips For Your Next Gravel Grinder

    Epic routes. Challenge. Adventure. Gravel grinders have it all. No wonder they draw participants from all different cycling backgrounds. We talked with gravel racing pros Geoff Kabush (Yeti Cycles-Maxxis), BrittLee Bowman (The Meteor // Intelligentsia) and Jake Wells (Form p/b IRC Tires) for some expert advice on how to go faster and have more fun at your next gravel event...
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  18. Stan's Sealant Continues to Secretly Save the Day

    Stan's Sealant Continues to Secretly Save the Day

    While we love when our products quietly do what they're supposed to, prevent flats and seal punctures, we don't want you to forget what life was like before tubeless. Early adopters of tubeless have been enjoying the benefits of removing tubes from their tires for nearly 20 years. Today many of us can survive a race, big gravel adventure or...
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  19. Race Report: Epic Rides Grand Junction Off-Road Photo Gallery and Results

    Race Report: Epic Rides Grand Junction Off-Road Photo Gallery and Results

    This past weekend was the Epic Rides Grand Junction Off-Road in Grand Junction, Colorado. Like all Epic Rides events, the racing started off Friday night with the Pro Fat Tire Criterium. The racers battled through downtown Grand Junction to put on a show for the locals. Sunday's 43-mile loop featured just under 6,000 feet of climbing and both the men...
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  20. Tubeless Road Is So Easy

    Tubeless Road Is So Easy

    For years, Continental's "GP" series of road tires has been seen as a standard, a tire against which all other road tires were judged. For many riders, "tubeless' was not going to be accepted on the road until Continental introduced a tubeless version of their latest GP series tire. With the introduction of the GP 5000 TL, that day has...
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