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2021 Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team - Jesse Melamed, Rémi Gauvin, and ALN are back!

2021 Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team - Jesse Melamed, Rémi Gauvin, and ALN are back!

The Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team is heading back to the races in the Enduro World Series this season with their three dedicated athletes, Jesse Melamed, Rémi Gauvin, and Andréane Lanthier Nadeau. This elite team is ready for 2021, so hang on as we get ready for another crazy year on and off the racetrack. Read on to dig into more info on each rider, sponsor partners, and one hell of a kickoff video from Squamish.

First Ride Review: 2021 Ibis Ripley AF

First Ride Review: 2021 Ibis Ripley AF

It wasn't that long ago that Ibis shook up the world of high-end mountain bikes with their release of their Ripmo AF; an aluminum version of the wildly popular Ripmo frame with a bit more attitude and ultra-smart budget build. Well, they've done it again but this time with the Ripmo's little sibling, the Ripley. Ibis is now offering a more aggressive alloy version of their more svelte and nimble 29er 120mm XC/trail bike. With this new AF iteration, the Ripley is no longer a slightly aggressive cross country/lightweight trail bike. Now the Ripmo and the Ripley are opposite ends of the same rowdy spectrum. The new Ripley AF, despite it’s size, is an extremely capable and rowdy trail bike. So, we headed out to the trail, threw a leg over this new rig and checked out some of the changes and improvements Ibis has made to the new Alloy Ripley.

Ride Review: Specialized 2FO Roost Shoes

Ride Review: Specialized 2FO Roost Shoes

Specialized has just dropped their latest version of their popular 2FO mountain bike shoes. This version comes with some impressive updates and a new name. We’ve been cranking out the miles and sessioning our local trail center to put the 2FO Roost to test. Read on for all the details and our ride review on these new shoe contenders.

Ultimate Guide: Specialized Tire Lineup

Ultimate Guide: Specialized Tire Lineup

It can be argued that tires may be the most important (and most affordable) upgrades you can put on your bike. This rings true whether you are churning out miles on pavement, grinding gravel backroads, racing your local cyclocross course, or blasting dirt trails on your mountain bike. Getting the most out of your bike by matching quality compounds, impeccable construction, and cutting-edge tire tech is firmly rooted in the ethos of Specialized. Tires were the first product that Specialized offered and continues to be a fundamental focus of research and development for the brand. 

STACYC: SHARE THE LOVE OF RIDING

STACYC: SHARE THE LOVE OF RIDING

Getting your little grom on a bike and teaching them to riding is one of the greatest joys a cyclist parent experiences. Watching the joy as they discover their new found freedom to explore and to experience the world on two wheels. But, these years aren’t without frustration. The feeling of guilt as you head out for a ride without your kiddo because they struggle to keep up or the extra burden of dragging them around with a tag-along setup or frame seat are very real issues. Luckily, STACYC Cycles are a stellar tool to bridge the skills developed over these years.

Ultimate Guide: 2021 Maxxis MTB Tire Lineup

Ultimate Guide: 2021 Maxxis MTB Tire Lineup

The tires you choose for your mountain bike are arguably one of the most important components in your whole bike build. They are the key contact point between your bike and the ground and dictate grip, corner confidence, initial suspension, braking control, and rolling resistance. We've created this article to help you navigate the numerous options of tread patterns, compounds, protection and sizing for all the available tires from Maxxis.